8 May 2014Chinese buyers have shown interest in Bordeaux 2014 en primeur wines, but pricing is crucial, according to the chief executive of ASC Fine Wines, John Watkins. Bordeaux 2014: First impression - Soil type key to 'uneven' Right Bank vintage
9 April 2014Success on the Right Bank in the Bordeaux 2014 vintage depended on a vineyard's specific soil type and an estate's attention to detail ahead of harvest amid a cool and rainy summer, says James Lawther MW after tasting the young wines during en primeur week. Bordeaux 2014: First impression - Medoc
7 April 2014The Bordeaux 2014 vintage in Medoc has produced fresh and fragrant wines that could last for more than two decades in the best cases, says Decanter consultant editor Steven Spurrier in his initial assessment following last week's en primeur tastings. Bordeaux 2014: First impression - Sauternes savours a 'unique' vintage
1 April 2015
Many Sauternes and Barsac chateaux have produced a 2014 vintage 'unlike any other in the past 30 years', marked by elevated acidity and high quality, but beware the rise of Sauvignon Blanc, says Decanter's Ian D'Agata after tasting the en primeur wines this week. Bordeaux 2014: First Impressions - Graves and Pessac-Léognan
31 March 2015
There are two clear stylistic camps for the Bordeaux 2014 vintage in Pessac-Léognan and Graves, writes Jane Anson, who offers her first general impression of the wines before rating them for Decanter. Bordeaux 2014: Chinese importers encouraged by vintage, but expect low-key en primeur campaign
20 March 2015Despite a ‘positive’ market impression on the Bordeaux 2014 vintage, importers in China are expecting another low-key en primeur campaign this year. Background information
The En Primeur systemIn April 2012, Chateau Latour announced its decision to leave the en primeur system from the 2012 vintage onwards, which was one of the biggest stories of the year in the wine world. So what is en primeur? How to buy en primeur
For many consumers, the en primeur system in Bordeaux, and the roles of merchants, négociants and the chateaux can be a bit confusing. Here's a quick Q&A explaining what it is and how it works. Bordeaux 2014: The growing seasonRe-live the Bordeaux 2014 vintage growing season ahead of en primeur tasting week with this DecanterChina.com weather infographic, which draws on reports by Christie's consultant and Sauternes expert Bill Blatch and the union for classified chateaux, the UGC.Columns The silent majority
Jane AnsonI started thinking this week that maybe we should lay off the stick a little bit more, and bring out the carrots. First bite
Jane AnsonIn theory, the first tranche is the most alluring aspect of the whole system, in fact the very point of its existence for wine lovers; a good price as a reward for paying upfront for bottles that won’t be delivered for two years. Can the 2014 vintage save en primeur?
Jane AnsonEn primeur remains the most visible methods of selling, and if chateaux get it wrong again next year, it will be the whole of Bordeaux that suffers.GalleriesBordeaux 2014: harvest Day 1 - Saturday, 28 March Day 2 - Sunday, 29 March Day 3 - Monday, 30 March Day 4 - Tuesday, 31 March Day 5 - Wednesday, 1 AprilWeibo live posts
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