Quite a late call to release today – but the wonderful wines from Denis Durantou on the right bank really deserve to have their moment in the spot-light.
Chateau Haut Brion (Red) is a fabulous wine, but with older vintages available for very little more it begs the question we were asked this morning “Which major name is going to make their 2014 truly compelling?”
The arrival yesterday of Mouton and Lynch Bages finally struck a chord with the market. Well thought out prices mean that as 'primeur buys' these wines work. This small flurry has spurred on other châteaux it seems - and there has been a rush of releases this morning.
Big guns out this morning in the shape of the three wines from the Mouton Rothschild stable – Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Clerc Milon and Château d’Armailhac.
The ball has started rolling early this morning with 2014 CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 4ème Cru Classé Saint Julien first out of the traps. As a brand this is one of the recent success stories of Bordeaux, it seems almost irrespective of the wine’s quality.
Having just got back from the wonderfully busy week that is Bordeaux during the en primeur tastings, we are pleased to report that some lovely wines have been made in 2014.
Whilst in Bordeaux, during primeur week, there was a bit of a buzz of excitement with some of the wines from Margaux – and amongst these Palmer was widely touted as one of the brighter stars in the vintage.