The Bordeaux primeurs season is warming up gently, and yesterday saw the release of a perennial Primeur favourite, the Sichel family’s Château Angludet. With no premium for either halves or magnums, this is a great opportunity to put away some delicious drinking Margaux for around eight to twenty years from now. £250 per case in Bond, for 12 bottles, 24 half-bottles or six magnums – for other sizes please enquire.
Meanwhile Cos d’Estournel, which surprised with an early release the day before at the same price (in €) as last year, has announced that it is closing it’s offer to the Bordeaux négociants tomorrow morning, so you may need to act to secure stock. Jancis Robinson gave Cos 18/20, and Pagodes 17.5/20, so these must deserve consideration.
You can find all the wines released so far on our recent releases page, which shows the wines released in date order, most recent at the top. It’s worth bookmarking this page so you can stay on top of what is coming out. Many of the wines out so far will feature in a later round-up of where to find the best value in this vintage, but no harm in looking now.
This year’s pictorial theme is examples of the modern architecture of Bordeaux, the main banner is the new ‘Cité Mondiale du Vin’, a vast tourist attraction themed around wine which opened in Bordeaux in 2016.