2019 Campaign

23Jun 2020

As the 2019 campaign comes to a close, Canon has been released at £876 per 12×75, a 16.1% decrease on the 2018 opening price of £1044 per case. Jane Anson (Decanter) awarded the wine 98 points, describing it as “sleek, elegant and appealing even before you get your nose near the glass”. Previous vintages of this wine […]

23Jun 2020

Rauzan Segla 2019 has been released at £684 per 12×75, down 24% on the 2018’s opening price of £900 per case and flat on the 2017. Jane Anson, 96 points. “A serious Rauzan”, noting that “there is the precision of Rauzan Ségla that is reminiscent of the 2016, less of the immediate voluptuous impact of 2018 […]

23Jun 2020

Nearly at the end of the campaign now – and this morning we received the Carmes Haut Brion release. Carmes Haut Brion 2019 has been released at £816 per 12×75, down 1.4% on the 2018 release (£828), which has since risen in value. This is very much a cult wine with hardly any allocations available. […]

22Jun 2020

Troplong Mondot 2019 has been released at £762 per 12×75, a decrease of 17% in sterling terms on the 2018 release of £918 per case. Troplong Mondot is a Premier Grand Cru Classé from Saint-Emilion – and we believe one of the great buys of the campaign. Neal Martin, 95-97 points. “It is a wonderful […]

19Jun 2020

Haut Bailly 2019 has been released at £840 per 12×75, a decrease of 19.5% on the 2018’s opening price of £1,044 per case. Neal Martin, 96-98 points. Describing it as “more terroir expressive Haut-Bailly that has an effortless allure and a sense of sophistication. Wonderful”. Antonio Galloni, 95-97 points. Antonio confirmed that “elegance and sophistication […]

18Jun 2020

The last of the First Growths to be released this year has now come out. Margaux 2019 was released at £4,200 per 12×75, down 17.8% on the 2018’s release of £5,112 per case. Neal Martin awarded Margaux 96-98 points – saying that this is “a beautifully proportioned Château Margaux, somehow “effortless”, fanning out nonchalantly with residues […]

17Jun 2020

Another big release this morning, with Chateau Ausone from St Emilion playing their hand. Being released at £2640 per 6 pack, down nearly 25% on the 2018 release. Looking back, the 2019 is also released at a lower price than the 2015 wine, that is currently performing favourably at nearly 18% up. In comparison to […]

17Jun 2020

We are around 65% through the campaign now – and we have received the first release of what is expected to be a big day. From St Julien, Leoville Barton that historically performs very well on the secondary market, has been released at £325 per 6 pack, this is nearly 17% down on the 2018 […]

16Jun 2020

The big name to come out today is the illustrious second growth, Chateau Montrose from St. Estephe. As you can see from the photo above, they have one of the most recognised barrel halls in Bordeaux. Released at £602 per 6 pack, this is nearly 23% down on the 2018 release price. This wine has […]

15Jun 2020

Château Figeac 2019 Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe B was released this morning @ £126 per bottle, down 30% on the 2018 release of £181 per bottle. Lisa Perrotti-Brown awarded the wine 98-100 points and noted the alcohol level was 14.1%. (With the US 25% tariff on all wines with alcohol levels of 14% […]

12Jun 2020

First out this morning is very popular Chateau Giscours from Margaux with their 2019 offering. The wine is being offered at £211 per 6×75, a 22.7% decrease from the 2018 release of £273 a case. Well supported by the critics; 96-97 Points, James Suckling – “Lots of deep blue fruit with blackberries and grape skins, […]

11Jun 2020

A great released this morning from First Growth Haut Brion in Pessac Leognan. Released at an enticing price point of £295 per bottle, a decrease of 27.8% on the 2018 release of £408 per bottle in sterling terms. It is also released at a closer price to the 2014 release of £193, that is performing […]

10Jun 2020

Another positive release in the 2019 campaign today with UK favourite Lynch Bages released into the market. Pleasingly, over 20% down on their 2018 release – and being 10% below the 2015 release, this looks like an excellent option for us. This wine is coming out at £395 per case of 6. Well supported by […]

09Jun 2020

Exciting news this morning with the Mouton Rothschild release. This 2019 vintage is released at £299 per bottle, 30% below the 2018 release at £426. This first growth is very highly rated by the critics – 98-100 points from Lisa Perrotti-Brown 99-100 points from James Suckling 98 points from Jane Anson 97-99 points from Jeff […]

09Jun 2020

Armailhac 2019 was released this morning at £372 per 12×75, down 11.4% on the 2018 release of £420 per case. Armailhac is part of the Mouton stable and is a wine that is not overly influenced by critic scores – instead are influenced by age. As you can see from the graph below – many […]

08Jun 2020

Cheval Blanc 2019 has been released at £375 per bottle, down 31.7% on the 2018 at £549 per bottle. The Chateau has also released 30% less onto the market – which makes it an interesting release option. Cheval Blanc 2019 was among Jean-Marc Quarin’s top three wines, with a score of 98 points. Other critics are expected […]

08Jun 2020

Angelus 2019 has been released at £237 per bottle, down 7% on the 2018 release of £255 per bottle. James Suckling scored the wine 98-99 points. In his tasting note he said it was “an extremely refined and sharpened Angelus” and added that it was “supple and minerally”. Jean-Marc Quarin also scored the wine favourably, awarding it […]

08Jun 2020

A busy Primeur week lies ahead as numerous releases are expected. Releasing nearly 10% down on what was already a generous 2018 release price, Beychevelle is in the class of superb St. Julien wines that offer great value for money. At this price level, today’s release is the cheapest Beychevelle offered on the market. All other recent vintages are trading above £700.  Beychevelle 2019 received 95-97 points […]

05Jun 2020

This morning was the exciting release of the wines from the Lafite Rothschild stable. It is the first of the First Growths to come out this year. They are however 50% down in volume on last year – so allocations are incredibly tight. Lafite Rothschild 2019 2019 is released at £426 per bottle, that is […]

02Jun 2020

Another big moment in the 2019 campaign this morning as Chateau Palmer 2019 release their wine at £999 (6×75),  31% below their 2018 wine. This is great news for the campaign as they are following suit with Pontet Canet who released at 30% below their 2018 last week. Volumes released are reportedly small, with allocations […]

28May 2020

This morning marks the first major Bordeaux 2019 release via La Place, and the official launch of the En Primeur campaign. Pontet Canet has become one of Bordeaux’s star estates in recent years, relentlessly receiving high scores across the board. Released to the UK market at £366 per case (6) in bond, the 2019 release price is […]

27May 2020

You will recall our advice that the Bordeaux 2019 campaign has been shaped by the Covid-19 crisis and the fact that we along with the worlds other wine buyers and experts have been unable to visit Bordeaux and accordingly the normal two weeks of tasting assessment and publicity for the campaign that ordinarily starts in […]