En Primeur News : Tuesday, 2nd May 2017
Following the release of the Wine Advocate's review of the 2016 vintage, we have updated each wine that we list so that the scores and notes from Neal Martin are added to those of other critics. Our customers now have a broad cross-section of opinion to digest on each wine. The headlines are that 8 wines scored 98-100 and that he described 2016 as "unequivocally a great vintage".
The power of the Wine Advocate was manifested on Friday evening with Cos d'Estournel (a slow seller up until then) selling out in a couple of minutes following the release of the 98-100 score. If you missed out on this one please put yourself on the waiting list as we are trying hard to get more.
La Tour Blanche - one of the best Sauternes of the vintage - was released this morning at £320.