En Primeur News : Thursday, 1st June 2017
Mouton Rothschild - widely regarded as one of the wines of the vintage - came out today at £5184 per dozen. Unlike the neighbours, they have released the full quantity in one go which means that we have been able to confirm all pre-orders to customers who bought last year and most other pre-orders as well. This is now sold out but our buyers are calling in favours in Bordeaux and hope to have some additional quantities soon. Please put yourself on the waiting list if you missed out.
Mouton's white wine - Aile d'Argent - is available at £648.
Another release this morning was that of Troplong Mondot at £1200. Seeing as the 99 point rated 2010 vintage is available in the market at exactly the same price, we can see no compelling reason to purchase this wine en primeur. A 23% price increase (in euros) on 2015 seems unjustified.
In Saint Estèphe we now have the release of Lafon Rochet at £408.
Another of the wines of the vintage was released this afternoon with Canon out at £880. There are some massive scores for this fabulous St Emilion (including ours!) and even though it was over our top estimate, it has sold out.
Two great wines from the Médoc were both released this afternoon and both at £735. Grand Puy Lacoste received its highest WA rating ever and Rauzan Ségla has the same 95/97 point score. At less than a quarter of the price of next door neighbour Palmer, this is a good deal for a fabulous 2nd growth Margaux
Grand Puy Lacoste's second wine, Lacoste Borie, is available at £230.