En Primeur News : Tuesday, 6th June 2017
After yesterday's public holiday in France, we have lots of new releases today. Château Margaux is out at the same price as Mouton Rothschild - £5184 and we are currently allocating this to those customers who pre-ordered. It's looking like nearly everyone who wanted it will get it and there's a slight chance that a few cases may become available for general sale.
A small amount of Margaux's second wine - Pavillon Rouge - is offered at £1380 per dozen and there are tiny quantities (a couple of 6 packs and a 3 pack) of Pavillon Blanc currently available at £1465 per dozen.
Léoville Barton came out at £750 and this popular second growth has sold very well. All pre-orders have been confirmed and a few cases remain available for sale if you are quick.
In Pomerol we have Feytit Clinet at £585 and in Saint Emilion the over-extracted Péby Faugères in a fancy Lalique bottle at a very optimistic £1420 per dozen. Compare the notes of Suckling and Smedley on this one!
Finally we have the release of the excellent Brane Cantenac that particulary impressed us this year. The price is a touch above our top estimate at £630, but this may be the best young Brane that we have ever tasted. With 96/98 points, it has the highest Wine Advocate rating ever for this property. Neal Martin calls it "a benchmark against which future vintages will be compared" We will have small stocks available once pre-orders have been allocated.