2011 Bordeaux – it’s all over – Yquem not releasing en primeur – for now

by Charles Lea

Quoted in Decanter.com, Pierre Lurton, who runs both Cheval Blanc and Yquem for the LVMH group, has said that he will not be releasing Yquem en primeur for the moment:

‘There is no question that we are following the example of Latour, (who have announced they will not be releasing their wines en primeur after this year) or legitimising their commercial decision,’ Lurton told Decanter.com. ‘We are not withdrawing Yquem from the en primeur system, it is simply that we feel this is not the right moment.’

So the 2011 ‘campaign’ has reached its end – there are no more wines to wait for.

As mentioned on Friday, our recommendations can be found on the website on these two links below.