Buying Bordeaux 2010 en primeur
Buying wine en primeur, that is while the vintage is still maturing in the barrel, can prove to be an excellent investment for wine lovers. The 2010 vintage in Bordeaux has generated much high profile and energetic debate but there is no doubt that many stunning wines have been produced at that claims of another historic year are not exaggerated. To quote esteemed proprietor Alexandre Thienpont of Vieux Château Certan, “fewer people are spitting this year’ (referring to the trade en-masse taking a very high view of the overall quality…and enjoying themselves at the tastings!)
Le Clos gave their annual presentation at Celebrities in The One and Only Royal Mirage for customers who have a strong interest in securing their ‘wish-list’ of Bordeaux 2010. MMI’s fine wine buyer Oliver Dixon, who has just returned from the en primeur tastings in Bordeaux, gave an overview of the vintage and a reasoned view of the pros and cons of buying en primeur. A few older Bordeaux vintages were sampled while questions were answered and choices debated.
MMI’s envied strength in buying and longstanding relationships with the big negociant houses, and the chateaux themselves, means that yet again we are in a position to offer all wines at the best possible prices and volumes at all levels. After securing a significant foothold in the market during the 2005 campaign, by making the worlds single largest purchase ahead of all European and American merchants, and then again in 2008 and 2009 we are the number one supplier in the region and can compete on a global stage.
If you are interested in buying Bordeaux 2010 en primeur you can read the comprehensive list of tasting notes on the Le Clos site and fill in a wish list order form. The Le Clos advisors will be happy to answer any questions you might have. To receive regular updates and information about wine from Le Clos register for updates here.
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