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Many Bordeaux 2012 wines were showing well in the bottle at the recent Unions des Grands Crus tasting in London critics reported, but prices continued to concern merchants.
An official summary of Bordeaux's 2012 en primeur campaign shows the average price cut on all 344 wines released was 7.6%, compared to the 2011 vintage.
Chateau Mouton Rothschild was the 'clear winner' of the Bordeaux 2012 en primeur campaign, according to a league table released by Sotheby's Wine Retail in the US.
The 2012 en primeur campaign has entered its final stages with the release of Vieux Chateau Certan, L’Eglise Clinet, Leoville Las Cases, Brane Cantenac, Figeac and Léoville Poyferré.
Chateau Ausone is ‘an unqualified success’ with a price drop of 28%, wine merchants say.
New price releases are being met by an increasingly small pool of buyers in the Bordeaux 2012 campaign.
The last two days have seen a few attempts to get what has been described as the ‘forgotten Bordeaux 2012 campaign’ finally moving, but customers are 'turning their backs on…
Smith Haut-Lafitte and Pichon Baron head a fresh flurry of Bordeaux 2012 wine releases, as this year's campaign continues to lack vigour.
So far the 2012 en primeur campaign has been disappointing for many importers save a handful of exceptions.
Wine merchants have expressed some dismay at today’s flood of releases, with First Growth Chateau Haut-Brion leading the pack.
Chateau Pape Clement in Pessac-Leognan came out at €50 yesterday, down 12.5% from its 2011 price of €57.60 (and also a drop of 23% in its 2008 price).
Two weeks into the 2012 En Primeur campaign around one-third of Bordeaux’s classified wines on the left and right banks have been released.
Chateau Margaux has matched fellow First Growth Chateau Mouton Rothschild by releasing its 2012 wine at €240 ex-Bordeaux.
Price drops continue to be steady rather than spectacular as the 2012 campaign continues its quick pace.
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild has released what it calls 'the most affordable Lafite on the market' with its 2012 vintage, at €330 ex-Bordeaux.
Decanter consultant editor Steven Spurrier gives his early verdict on the Bordeaux 2012 vintage, following the en primeur tastings in Bordeaux.
Five days in to the 2012 campaign and there seems to be cautious optimism that the Bordeaux chateaux are listening to the market and are prepared to lower their prices.