10Apr 2019

We are heading into our fifth Bordeaux En Primeur campaign and it seems we are in for another excellent year for the 2018 wines. It seems remarkable that we have had 5 very good vintages back to back. THE 2018 BORDEAUX EN PRIMEUR VINTAGE REPORT By Charles Waud, Director, Waud Wines 2014 – Classic vintage […]

07Mar 2019

Last night we had the last in our series of three investment wine evenings discussing the upcoming 2018 Bordeaux En Primeur campaign. With 45 guests attending, we started with our traditional Mas de Daumas Gassac Rose Frizant, before sitting down for the investment presentation. After a welcome from our UBS host, Nick Williams, Jeremy and Charles […]

27Feb 2019

I am delighted to invite you to attend the launch of our Waud Investment Wine 2018 Bordeaux En Primeur campaign. This year we are offering a choice of four dates for the presentation and investment grade wine tasting where we will be joined by one of our négociants from Bordeaux who will be able to […]

23Apr 2018

The 2017 campaign is finally starting to gather some pace. Following two fantastic days in Bordeaux at the beginning of this month, it was pleasing to taste some very good wines indeed. Before we arrived, much had been reported about Bordeaux being hit hard by the frost and that this would have a major effect […]

29Mar 2018

Last night we held the last of our 3 Investment Wine presentations at Barclay’s world HQ offices in Canary Wharf. We were delighted to have been invited to host in their stunning atrium on Level 30, with views looking out over London. With 30 guests, made up of original Waud Investment Wine clients, some Waud […]

14Jun 2017

Château Lafite Rothschild has finally released their second tranche (we saw no sight of tranche one as the vast majority négociants sat on their allocations as quantities were tiny!) The combined first & second tranche price translates to a release offer of £2,925.00 IB per case of 6. We are pleased to have taken our […]

12Jun 2017

Unquestionably, one of the great second growths, Château Montrose have released a second tranche @ £750.00 IB per case of 6. Given the resounding praise by all the critics, the first tranche was snapped up incredibly quickly, so we are pleased to have taken 20 cases in the second tranche. 97-99 Points Neal Martin “The […]

12Jun 2017

From a longstanding favourite, Château Pontet Canet, which has been on meteoric form since 2005 and firmly stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Châteaux Leoville Las Cases, Cos d’Estournel and Ducru Beaucaillou year-in-year-out and in some vintages competing with the First Growths… Alfred Tesseron and his team have produced a superb wine in 2016 @ £645.00 IB per […]

05Jun 2017

Château Canon 2016, which has also been in extraordinary form over the past few vintages is released @ £440.00 IB per case of six. Canon has historically been the most successful wine in our portfolio, so we are pleased to have again taken our full allocation in 2016. 97-99 Neal Martin “The 2016 Canon makes […]

05Jun 2017

Cult favourite Château Rauzan Ségla 2016 has been in phenomenal form and their 2016 is very special too. Released at the back end of last week @ £367.50 per case of 6, we are pleased to have taken our full allocation. 96-97 James Suckling “A solid red with currant and blackberry character. Full body, soft […]

01Jun 2017

A big announcement today as Château Mouton Rothschild release with one of the most highly anticipated wines of 2016 @ £2,592.00 IB per case of 6. We have taken as much as we can get our hands on and will push for another allocation later in the campaign. All the critics agree, this is a sensational […]

30May 2017

We are now off and running and have taken a position with Château La Mission Haut Brion that was highly recommended @ £1,995.00 IB per case of 6. 98-100 Neal Martin “The 2016 La Mission Haut Brion is a blend of 57.5% Merlot and 42.5% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 19 September and 14 October, one […]

13Mar 2017

We are delighted to invite you to attend the launch of our Waud Investment Wine 2016 Bordeaux En Primeur campaign on Wednesday 22nd March from 5.30pm at Nicholas Mee & Company Aston Martin showrooms in West London. Last year our various Waud Wine syndicates made up of friends, colleagues and wine club members, again invested […]

20Feb 2017

As we rev up towards our 2016 Bordeaux En Primeur Campaign, we look at a fascinating article about the 2016 wines. The below article is written by Bordeaux grower, winemaker and writer Gavin Quinney and was published on the Liv-Ex blog. Bordeaux 2016 – the largest harvest since 2006 2016 was the biggest Bordeaux harvest in […]

20Jun 2016

As the campaign draws to a close, Château Lafite releases their 2015 @ £4,350.00 IB per case, which represents circa 20% decrease against the ‘06, ‘07 and 2008 vintages and £2,000.00 per case cheaper than the ‘05, ‘09 and 2010 vintages. 97-98 James Suckling “Here is a Lafite with lots of muscle and tone. Very […]

17Jun 2016

Denis Durantou’s long awaited release, Château L’Eglise Clinet was highly recommended and we snapped up our allocation @ £1,900.00 IB per case. 98-99 James Suckling “Lively and energized. Full body, intense and dense tannins. Great wine. Goes on for minutes. Such focus and clarity”. 96-98 Neal Martin “The 2015 L’Eglise-Clinet is a blend of 90% […]

15Jun 2016

The 100 Point Château La Mission Haut Brion needs no introduction and we have picked up 10 cases @ £3,150.00 IB per case. Suckling 100 “The purity in this wine is really mindblowing. So perfect. Licorice. Stone. Blackberry, blueberry. Full body. The power is amazing. But then it finishes etheral and so agile and beautiful. […]

09Jun 2016

Cos d’Estournel is the first property you come to as you leave Pauillac, with its vineyards bordering those of Chateau Lafite Rothschild. The quality of the terroir has never been in doubt and the quality of the wines in recent vintages, including the Parker 100 point 2009, has been very impressive. One of the great […]

07Jun 2016

One of the best Pessac-Léognan wines of 2015, Château Haut Bailly was bought @ £720.00 IB per case. Only very small quantities were available. James Suckling awards 98-99 placing this above the First Growth Château Haut Brion, whereas Neal Martin scores 95-97, placing it on-par with Domaine Chevalier ‘Rouge (A ‘must buy’) and Smith Haut […]

06Jun 2016

We are expecting another incredibly busy week with many of the ‘top’ Châteaux yet to release however, Pichon Baron’s release this morning may put a stop to the flood whilst they reconsider their pricing strategies. Sadly, 2015 Château Pichon Baron @ £995.00 IB per case is quite simply daft and perhaps based on Neal Martin’s […]

03Jun 2016

Domaine de Chevalier has released their ‘Rouge’ @ £460.00 IB per case. This is clearly the ‘best’ buy from the Graves and so we have taken a position on this fantastic wine. Neal Martin awards 95-97, the same scores as Pape Clement and Smith Haut Lafitte, which sold incredibly well @ £625.00 IB per case. […]

19May 2016

Just released and without doubt one of the must-buy wines of the campaign so far: 2015 Chateau Giscours. This is especially exciting given how well the wines of the Margaux appellation performed in 2015. The critics were lining up to heap praise on this particular effort, with Neal Martin giving it the highest potential score […]

19May 2016

After the big release of Pontet Canet yesterday, I am sure you have seen the enthusiasm around Château Leoville Barton, which we have taken a position on 30 cases @ £580.00 IB per case. Every UK wine merchant is highly recommending it. Score: 94/96 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (224), April 2016 The 2015 Leoville Barton […]

18May 2016

The busiest day of the campaign for us so far – as we start with some of the big boys. BIG NEWS, Château Pontet Canet, which has been on meteoric form since 2005 and firmly stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Châteaux Leoville Las Cases, Cos d’Estournel and Ducru Beaucaillou year-in-year-out and in some vintages competing with the […]

11May 2016

Perhaps ‘The’ bargain of the vintage goes to the little unknown Grand Cru Saint-Émilion  property, Château Tour Saint-Christophe, which we cannot recommend highly enough. This is the first one we have invested good volumes in – and the scores from the leading critics are extraordinarily high for a wine at this price-point. James Suckling awards 95-96 “Extremely firm […]

10May 2016

This morning starts with the superb Margaux property, Château Malescot Exupéry, which we are delighted to have picked up this superb and highly recommend wine @ £370.00 IB per case. James Suckling awards an astonishing 97-98 and believes that this may be “better than the legendary 2009” which sells for £640.00 IB per case. Neal […]

27Apr 2016

A review from our Bordeaux buyer and expert, Stuart McCloskey: In short, the 2015 is an exceptional vintage for the wines of Bordeaux and is, without question, the best vintage since the legendary 2010. There has also been a lot of discussion about which of its forebears Bordeaux 2015 most resembles. Some commentaries compare the […]

30Mar 2016

Bordeaux en primeur buyers have lost money in five of the last eight campaigns and there is still too much wine gathering dust in merchant cellars, but Liv-ex analysts say the market is in better shape than a year ago. Article by Chris Mercer on Decanter website – 30th March 2016 Bordeaux 2015 represents a […]

16Feb 2016

Once again, Waud Investment wines are gearing up for the next Bordeaux En Primeur campaign – this time in the guise of the 2015 vintage, that has been receiving rave reviews so far. As an added bonus for the evening, it’s also – VINTAGE WINES AND VINTAGE ASTONS! – An evening of fine wines and […]

08Feb 2016

After the complications of the past four years, Bordeaux has waited impatiently for a vintage such as 2015. Thanks to the unusually perfect climatic conditions, the Bordelaise had everything they required from bud-break to harvest and the sunshine and the dryness allowed little chance for disease to take hold of their vineyards. Such a level […]

13Jan 2016

This is the first of our market updates in relation to the 2014 vintage that our various syndicates invested in during the summer of 2015. The research for this report has been provided by our wine buyer, business partner and Bordeaux expert, Stuart McCloskey. As you read this report Stuart is back in Bordeaux doing […]