“And what a vintage it is. After the excellent quality of 2018 and 2019, many may have expected a drop in form for 2020. But it is clear that 2020 represents a third super-quality vintage in a row for the region.”
The 2020 Vintage
As ever there are many permutations to consider when it comes to Bordeaux en primeur, but the initial signs at least are very promising. 2020 continues on from the great successes seen in 2018 and 2019, subsequently cementing perhaps the finest trilogy of vintages Bordeaux has produced since the fabled years 1988, 89 and 90. In many respects 2020 stylistically harks back to a more classical style of Bordeaux, with wines that have defied the warmer conditions, and in turn at many address’s are beautifully aromatic, and fresh in profile. Perhaps, reigning in some of the flamboyance seen in vintages like 2018, and in turn displaying pin-point focus and ultimately balance. With the dual caveats of price and volumes permitting 2020 should be high on all buyers and collector’s wish-lists.
It means reserving top vintages before they are bottled. By paying an instalment ‘up front’, you reserve wine while it is still in the barrel, before the wines are shipped to the UK in Spring 2023.
How does payment work?
Now you need only pay the ‘cellar door’ price. Prior to delivery, we will invoice you for the second instalment (duty - around £2.23 a bottle (75cl / 750ml) at today’s prices) plus VAT on the total. Delivery (currently £7.99) is also applicable, unless you are a member of Unlimited. Alternatively, you can keep your case stored In Bond or Duty Paid in our state of the art temperature- and humidity-controlled customer storage facility (currently £12.60 per case per year).
The advantages of 'En Primeur' buying
Demand for fine wines is always high as there simply isn’t enough to go around. En Primeur guarantees you an allocation of the finest wines at opening prices - providing you are quick!
Once we receive your order we will send you a Reservation Certificate to your customer address. If the wines you have chosen are sold out we’ll contact you to advise which are still available.