Bordeaux 2012

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Find the latest news, reports, scores and tasting notes from the Bordeaux 2012 en primeur campaign.

Keep up-to-date on next year's Bordeaux 2012 vintage with Decanter's full coverage including video interviews, expert analysis, harvest reports as well as scores and prices as they come in. See all of the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur results here.

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Bordeaux 2012: Video interview with Paul Pontallier, Chateau Margaux

3rd June 2013

Watch our exclusive interview with Paul Pontallier, managing director of Chateau Margaux, speaking during this year's official En Primeur week in Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux 2012: Video interview with Olivier Bernard, Domaine de Chevalier

3rd June 2013

Watch our exclusive interview with Olivier Bernard, owner of Domaine de Chevalier and president of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, speaking during this year's official En Primeur week in...

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Bordeaux, Alain Reynaud

Bordeaux 2012: Video interview with Alain Raynaud, Cercle Rive Droite

3rd June 2013

Watch our exclusive interview with Alain Raynaud, president of the Cercle Rive Droite, speaking during this year's official En Primeur week in Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux 2012: Video interview with Olivier Casteja, Chateau Doisy-Vedrines

3rd June 2013

Watch our exclusive interview with Olivier Casteja, owner of Chateau Doisy-Vedrines and president of the Crus Classés of Sauternes and Barsac, speaking during the official En Primeur week in Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux 2012: Video interview with Philippe Dhalluin, Chateau Mouton Rothschild

3rd June 2013

Watch our exclusive interview with Philippe Dhalluin, managing director of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, speaking during this year's official En Primeur week in Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux 2012: Video interview with Christian Seely, AXA Millesimes

3rd June 2013

Watch our exclusive interview with Christian Seely, managing director of AXA Millesimes, speaking during this year's official En Primeur week in Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux 2012: Mouton tops Sotheby's en primeur list

29th May 2013

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.

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Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Charles Chevallier

Bordeaux 2012: Video interview with Charles Chevallier, Chateau Lafite Rothschild

28th May 2013

Watch our exclusive interview with Charles Chevallier director of Domaines Barons de Rothschild, including Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Duhart-Milon in Pauillac, Château Rieussec in...

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Bordeaux 2012: Figeac drops 33% on 2011 as en primeur campaign draws to a close

23rd May 2013

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.

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Bordeaux 2012: Ausone, Cheval Blanc, Cos d'Estournel release below 2011 price

22nd May 2013

Chateau Ausone is ‘an unqualified success’ with a price drop of 28%, wine merchants say.

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Bordeaux 2012: Video interview with Herve Berland, Chateau Montrose

17th May 2013

Watch our exclusive interview with Herve Berland, managing director of Chateau Montrose, speaking at this year's official En Primeur week in Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux 2012: Montrose, Clinet, Domaine de Chevalier release

17th May 2013

New price releases are being met by an increasingly small pool of buyers in the Bordeaux 2012 campaign.

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Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Christian Moueix

Bordeaux 2012: Video interview with Christian Moueix

17th May 2013

Watch our exclusive interview with Christian Moueix, winemaker and the president of the negociant house Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix, speaking at this year's official En Primeur week in Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Hubert de Bouard

Bordeaux 2012: Video interview with Hubert de Bouard, Chateau Angelus

15th May 2013

Watch our exclusive interview with Hubert de Bouard, owner of Chateau Angelus, speaking about the 2012 vintage during the En Primeur tasting week in Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Pierre Lurton

Bordeaux 2012: Video interview with Pierre Lurton of Chateau Cheval Blanc

15th May 2013

Watch our exclusive interview with Pierre Lurton, managing director of Chateau Cheval Blanc speaking about the 2012 vintage during the En Primeur tasting week in Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux 2012: Video interview with Pierre Lurton of Chateau d'Yquem

13th May 2013

Watch our exclusive interview with Pierre Lurton, managing director of Chateau d'Yquem, speaking about the 2012 vintage during the En Primeur tasting week in Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux 2012: Smith Haut-Lafitte, Pichon Baron drop 10% on 2011

13th May 2013

Smith Haut-Lafitte and Pichon Baron head a fresh flurry of Bordeaux 2012 wine releases, as this year's campaign continues to lack vigour.

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Simon Staples

Bordeaux 2012: 'A campaign that will be forgotten' say merchants

3rd May 2013

So far the 2012 en primeur campaign has been disappointing for many importers save a handful of exceptions.

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Bordeaux 2012: Pape Clement, Giscours, Lafon Rochet continue with price drops

1st May 2013

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).

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Video interview: Jeannie Cho Lee MW

26th April 2013

Watch our exclusive video interview with Jeannie Cho Lee MW where she gives her views on the quality of the 2012 vintage in Bordeaux during the official En Primeur tasting week..

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Bordeaux 2012: Palmer and Talbot release as campaign finishes second week

26th April 2013

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.

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James Lawther MW

Bordeaux 2012 interview: James Lawther MW on the Right Bank

24th April 2013

Watch a video interview of James Lawther MW talking about the 2012 Bordeaux vintage, focusing on the right bank, during the official En Primeur 2012 tasting week...

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Prieuré Lichine

Bordeaux 2012: steady but unspectacular price drops

24th April 2013

Price drops continue to be steady rather than spectacular as the 2012 campaign continues its quick pace.

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Steven Spurrier

Interview: Steven Spurrier on the Bordeaux 2012 vintage

23rd April 2013

Watch a video interview of Steven Spurrier talking about the Bordeaux 2012 vintage during the official En Primeur 2012 tasting week...

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Bordeaux 2012: Full Decanter ratings

23rd April 2013

Click on a heading to sort Decanter's Bordeaux 2012 ratings by chateau, commune or rating

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Bordeaux 2012 results: St Emilion Grand Crus Classes

22nd April 2013

See the results from the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Right Bank tastings of the St Emilion Grand Crus Classes by James Lawther...

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Bordeaux 2012: Lafite releases 'most affordable' vintage

22nd April 2013

Chateau Lafite Rothschild has released what it calls 'the most affordable Lafite on the market' with its 2012 vintage, at €330 ex-Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux 2012 results: First Growths

19th April 2013

See the results from the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Left Bank tastings of the First Growths: Chateau Lafite, Chateau Latour, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Chateau Haut Brion by...

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Bordeaux 2012 results: Pauillac

19th April 2013

See the results from the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Left Bank tastings of wines from Pauillac by Steven Spurrier...

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Bordeaux 2012 results: Graves, Pessac-Leognan & other dry whites

19th April 2013

See the results from the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Left Bank tastings of white wines from the Graves & Pessac-Léognan by Steven Spurrier...

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Bordeaux 2012 results: Saint-Estèphe

19th April 2013

See the results from the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Left Bank tastings of wines from Saint-Estèphe by Steven Spurrier...

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Bordeaux 2012 results: Haut-Médoc

19th April 2013

See the results from the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Left Bank tastings of wines from Haut-Médoc by Steven Spurrier...

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Bordeaux 2012 results: Médoc

19th April 2013

See the results from the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Left Bank tastings of wines from the Médoc by Steven Spurrier...

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Bordeaux 2012 results: Graves & Pessac-Léognan (reds)

19th April 2013

See the results from the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Left Bank tastings of red wines from the Graves & Pessac-Léognan by Steven Spurrier...

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Bordeaux 2012 results: Listrac-Médoc & Moulis-en-Médoc

19th April 2013

See the results from the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Left Bank tastings of wines from Listrac-Médoc & Moulis-en-Médoc by Steven Spurrier...

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Bordeaux 2012 results: Margaux

19th April 2013

See the results from the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Left Bank tastings of wines from Margaux by Steven Spurrier...

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Bordeaux 2012 results: Castillon & Francs-Cotes de Bordeaux

19th April 2013

See the results from the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Right Bank tastings of Castillon & Francs-Cotes de Bordeaux by James Lawther MW...

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Bordeaux 2012 results: Lalande-de-Pomerol

19th April 2013

See the results from the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Right Bank tastings of Lalande-de-Pomerol by James Lawther MW...

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Bordeaux 2012 results: Fronsac & Canon-Fronsac

19th April 2013

See the results from the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Right Bank tastings of Fronsac & Canon-Fronsac by James Lawther MW...

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Bordeaux 2012 results: Pomerol

19th April 2013

See the results from the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Right Bank tastings of Pomerol by James Lawther MW...

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Bordeaux 2012 results: St Emilion Premier Grands Crus Classes

19th April 2013

See the results from the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Right Bank tastings of the St Emilion Premier Grand Crus Classes by James Lawther MW...

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Bordeaux 2012 results: St Emilion Grand Crus

19th April 2013

See the results from the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Right Bank tastings of the St Emilion Grand Crus by James Lawther...

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Bordeaux 2012: cautious optimism as Lynch Bages released

19th April 2013

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.

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Bordeaux 2012 results: Sauternes and Barsac

19th April 2013

See the results from the Bordeaux 2012 Sauternes and Barsac En Primeur tastings by Jeannie Cho Lee...

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Bordeaux 2012: Mouton releases at €240

18th April 2013

The 2012 campaign sprang into life this morning - with Chateau Mouton Rothschild releasing at €240 a bottle, becoming 'pretty much the cheapest first growth in the world' as one wine merchant put it.

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Bordeaux 2012: Nearly 6000 visitors at En Primeur say official figures

17th April 2013

According to official figures, 5,800 people visited Bordeaux for En Primeur week to taste the 2012 vintage from barrel: a 7% increase on last year’s tasting of the 2011 vintage.

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Bordeaux 2012: En Primeur week: Friday 12th April 2013

17th April 2013

Pictures from around Bordeaux on Friday 12th Arpril 2013, during the official Union des Grands Crus en primeur tasting week.

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Bordeaux 2012: En Primeur week: Thursday 11th April 2013

17th April 2013

Pictures from around Bordeaux on Thursday 11th April 2013, during the official Union des Grands Crus en primeur tasting week.

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Bordeaux 2012: En Primeur week: Wednesday 10th April 2013

16th April 2013

Pictures from around Bordeaux on Wednesday 10th April 2013, during the official Union des Grands Crus en primeur tasting week.

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Bordeaux 2012: En Primeur week: Tuesday 9th April 2013

16th April 2013

Pictures from around Bordeaux on Tuesday 9th April 2013, during the official Union des Grands Crus en primeur tasting week.