In this report we celebrate our producers and the trends impacting Bordeaux EP this year to provide you with expert advice and insider knowledge on investing during this time.
Bordeaux is not just surviving, it is thriving. To start, 2020 looks to be the region’s third straight quality vintage. Add in an improving macro backdrop, it is clear to see why Bordeaux is feeling more confident in the starting blocks of the 2020 campaign compared to last year. At Cult Wines we’ve had the pleasure of receiving and being able to taste a huge portion of the excellent wines from the Chateaux this year. Following the release of our main report we will be sharing in depth producer profiles, taking notes from our own tastings as well as insight from the Chateaux themselves.
What are the benefits of buying En Primeur?
Buying wine En Primeur offers a number of advantages and opportunities.
- There are considerable discounts available, with many wines on offer well below the eventual market price when bottled.
- Buying En Primeur allows collectors and investors to reserve a case of wine where availability may usually be limited. Many wines that chateaux release En Primeur might not be available to buy when they are released some years later, or are far more expensive. As such, you have the opportunity to secure an allocation of a potentially rare, highly sought-after wine, which may be produced in very small quantities.
- Depending on what the chateaux is offering, you may be able to specify the format of the wine – halves, magnums or even larger bottles – which would not subsequently be available with general release.
- Buying wine En Primeur guarantees the very best provenance of the wine, since you are buying it direct from the winery.