En Primeur News : Thursday, 7th June 2018
In Saint Emilion we have 4 Chateaux all above our top estimates - Clos Fourtet at £880, Pavie Macquin at £632, Larcis Ducasse at £588 and La Gaffeliere. This receives some good scores but, at £655, is above the market price of every vintage here since 2010.
Les Carmes Haut Brion has been released at £672 but is sold out to those who pre-ordered it.
The first release of the afternoon was that of Pichon Baron which has come out at the same price as their 2015 vintage and is available at £1176 per dozen. This was swiftly followed by Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge at £824 and Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc at £990