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11 June 2021

Cult En Primeur Collection series: Haut Brion and Pontet Canet are popular choices!

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Posted in: Wine Investment

Tagged: Bordeaux en Primeur

This blog concludes our Bordeaux en primeur (EP) collection series, which puts the spotlight on the Cult Wines’ team and their favourite Bordeaux primeurs.  

This week we present you Investment Director Olivier Staub, Cult Wines veteran and Director of Greater China Joe Alim, and our Customer Experience Officer Patrick Thornton Smith, an adventurous gourmet. Enjoy!

 

OLIVIER STAUB

Chief Investment Director | 3 years with Cult Wines

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Most prized Bordeaux primeurs in Olivier's portfolio and why:

Pontet Canet 2019
Released at £60 /bottle | Currently £70/bottle | +14% since release
“Pontet was the first release of EP 2019 during Covid pandemic and will always have a special place in my heart.”

Mouton 2018
Released at £425/bottle | Currently £ 490 /bottle | + 15% since release
“Brand and prestige in an excellent vintage.”

Beychevelle 2017
Released at £55 /bottle | Currently £65 /bottle | + 22% since release
“Beychevelle performs extremely well even in a more challenging vintage such as 2017.”

 

Among the 300+ 2020 Bordeaux EP wines to be released, Olivier is most excited about…

Figeac 2020

 

To Olivier, wine is...

“The best human invention ever.”

 

 

JOE ALIM

Director of Greater China | 7 years with Cult Wines

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Most prized Bordeaux primeurs in Joe's portfolio and why:

Petit Mouton 2014
Released at £65/bottle | Currently £190/bottle | +196% since release
“Petit Mouton 2014 is special as its a perfect example of how great buying wines en primeur can be for investors. The performance has been astonishing since it was released in 2015.”

Canon 2016
Released at £70/bottle | Currently £90/bottle | +25% since release
“I love the wines from the 2016 vintage as this was the first truly great vintage I tasted in Bordeaux.”

Haut Brion 2016
Released at £ 415 /bottle | Currently £400 /bottle
“Haut Brion 2016 has the potential to be one of the greatest wines produced in the region for the past 50 years. I cannot wait to drink them!”

 

Among the 300+ 2020 Bordeaux EP wines to be released, Joe is most excited about…

Mouton 2020

 

To Joe wine is...

“Something to be fully immersed in. Learning about it is fascinating and drinking it, well, I'm not sure it gets much better?”

 


PATRICK THORNTON-SMITH

Customer Experience Officer | 4 years with Cult Wines

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Most prized Bordeaux primeurs in Patrick's portfolio and why:

Mouton 2018
Released at £425/bottle | Currently £490/bottle | +15% since release

Lafite 2019
Released at £425/bottle | Currently £450/bottle | +6% since release

Haut Brion 2016
Released at £415 /bottle | Currently £400/bottle

 

Why has Patrick chosen these primeurs?

“Mouton and Lafite for their unique labels, Haut-Brion because it's H-B!”

 

Among the 300+ 2020 Bordeaux EP wines to be released, Patrick is most excited about…

Smith Haut Lafitte 2020

 

To Patrick, wine is...

“A beautiful never ending journey!”

 

 

What next?

To find out more about the passionate experts who work at Cult Wines, visit the the team page. Download the full report on the 2020 Bordeaux En Primeur to start building your own fine wine portfolio today.