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Just now we have seen the release of Lafite at £3200 per doz., or £1600 per six bottles in bond down a little on last year and by some distance (£2000 per doz) the cheapest Lafite in the market.
A mini deluge of wines on the market this morning, starting with Canon (£365), the 1er Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion in the same ownership as Rauzan Ségla (also £365) which has already been released at a perfectly sensible price, and Canon has followed suit.
Cos d'Estournel (£900) and it's stable (Pagodes £290, Cos Blanc £480) are released today but the pricing of Cos is not really conducive to primeur purchasing. If anyone is determined to complete a vertical we will be delighted to supply this but in the meantime there we have single bottles of the excellent 2007 (Neal Martin 92) in the warehouse that is yours for £88.
The second week of releases from the 2013 primeur campaign is over, and Lynch Bages has emerged as the first wine to ‘work’ in any real sense. The Château has released 65% less wine than last year, and has dropped its price a little.
In recent vintages the Bordeaux primeurs campaign has been an unruly affair, stretching out until the beginning of the summer holidays with no one wanting to be the first to jump. This year it seems to be the opposite..
“I arrived in Bordeaux on Sunday to taste the 2013 wines which are being shown en primeur. I think we knew all the way through last year, right from the beginning, that it was going to be a difficult vintage. “Making wine in 2013 was like sailing through a storm,”