Bordeaux 2015 Report

 

Bordeaux 2015 Report

 

Download the Bordeaux 2015 En Primeur Report

The most hotly anticipated En Primeur campaign since the legendary 2009 and 2010 vintages; Back-to-back the greatest ever vintages for Bordeaux. The latter was released at the peak of the market in June 2011 and prices for 2010 have only begun to stabilise over the past six months. For 2015, there is much to be optimistic about. The En Primeur stampede has begun at a time when the Liv-ex FW 50 has posted growth of 5.88% over the last quarter. The Bordeaux market has demonstrated encouraging performance over the past 12 months and confidence has certainly returned to this area of the global fine wine market.

Preliminary opinion for 2015 has been very admiring as critics and negociants suggest that there is very little to doubt the excellence of this vintage. The En Primeur PR machine has been working overdrive over the past few years for a range of vintages (2011-2014) that have largely been overrated and overpriced - slightly harsh for the recently bottled 2012s and last year's 2014 release. A lot has been made about the oversupply of 2011 and 2013 as both campaigns failed but there were plenty of exceptions to the rule for 2012 and 2014 if guided in the right direction.

The Cult Wines team have recently returned from Bordeaux where they have tasted through the 2015 vintage. This exclusive report is a day by day, chateau by chateau account of the wines that were sampled, along with tasting notes and scores by the Cult Wines' Head of Fine Wine Lukasz Kolodziejczyk.

In this report comparisons have also been made with previous vintages, with release prices and current market prices. Unparalleled data that will give you a real insight and allow you to see what wines to look out for on the day of release.

 

DAY ONE

SAINT-ESTÈPHE & PAUILLAC

Covered in this section of the report:


• Calon Segur
• Chateau Montrose
• Cos d’Estournel
• Pichon Lalande
• Latour
• Pichon Baron
• Lafi te Rothschild
• Pontet Canet
• Mouton Rothschild
• Lynch Bages

DAY TWO

SAINT-ÉMILION & POMEROL

Covered in this section of the report:


• Cheval Blanc
• d’Yquem
• Ausone
• Pavie
• Angelus
• Petrus
• Troplong Mondot
• L’Evangile
• Vieux Chateau Certan
• Clinet
• L’Egilse Clinet
• Peby Faugeres

DAY THREE

PESSAC-LEOGNAN

Covered in this section of the report:


• Pape Clement
• Haut Brion
• Haut Bailly
• Smith Haut Lafi tte
• Domaine de Chevalier

DAY FOUR

SAINT-JULIEN

Covered in this section of the report:


• Leoville Poyferré
• Belgrave
• Canon
• Valandraud
• Beausejour Becot
• Beausejour Duffau Lagarrosse
• Leoville Barton
• Beychevelle
• Talbot
• Lagrange
• Ducru Beaucaillou
• Leoville Las Cases
• Margaux
• Palmer
• Rauzan Segla