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Daily commentary - Bordeaux 2023 Vintage Campaign

08.05.24 – 10.05.24: With a French holiday on both 8th and 9th the campaign will now pause until Monday 13th when many wines are expected.

07.05.24: With the Mouton stable yesterday, and Wednesday through Friday looking barren on the releases front, today has been busy, if not lucrative. One of the bigger names of St Emilion – Angelus – came out is out this morning, at £1560 per 6bts. Whilst a decrease (27%) on last year, it still doesn’t get near to our desired pricing range. Angelus’ second wine, Le Carillon de l‘Angelus (£396 per 6bts), is out as well alongside Chasse-Spleen (£250 per 12 bts). Neither were on our pre-order sheet.

Lafon Rochet £165 per 6 bts – is now available too. We liked the wine a lot (17.5-18) and it falls into our pricing parameters at the top end – one to buy at the value end! Other releases see Haut Batailley now available at £216 per 6bts – the price is indifferent and sadly falls outside our ‘fair price’ bracket. Cantemerle at £121 per 6 bts completes the picture.

06.05.24: An unorthodox bank holiday release today, but one that will make a splash. Following Château Lafite with compelling prices, Château Mouton Rothschild 2023 is another that will generate a lot of interest. At £1,017/case of 3 this sees a 35% reduction on the release price from last year and happily falls into the middle of our recommended buying price, meaning a selling price which is the lowest priced vintage in the market. Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild is available at an arguably more impressive reduction of £822/case of 6, meaning it is below our recommended buy price window and comfortably the least expensive vintage available. Château Clerc Milon makes it three in a row with pricing falling into our fair price guidance, but unfortunately d’Armailhac breaks the pattern.


03.05.24:
 Today feels it will be relatively quiet on the release front, but we have had Talbot and La Lagune come out. Talbot is ok on its price, pretty much coming in at the joint cheapest vintage in the market but slightly above our recommended buy price. When you factor in storage and age, it may deter, but for those that like this classical St Julien it is worth continuing. For the adventurous, Talbot’s white is available too, and given the strength of 2023 dry whites, it is a fun option to explore. La Lagune’s price is at the bottom end of our recommended buy price range at £165/6 and as such, is less expensive or level with every vintage except 2021. If you are a left bank value hunter, this is one to net.

02.05.24: This morning’s releases have picked up the baton from Tuesday and offer further excitement! We must commend Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) for their release price of both Carruades de Lafite and Château Lafite, coming out at £465/3 and £1,230/3 respectively. Carruades’ release price is less than the 2019’s! An extremely compelling buy at this price, which is significantly below all recent vintages, making this a must for those who are a fan of Lafite’s second wine. The grand vin has followed suit, offering great appeal too – rated highly by us and the lowest-priced vintage in the market. We anticipate it will fly. Not quite making it a full house are Duhart-Milon and L’Evangile which, at £340/6 and £948/6 respectively, see most vintages available for less in the market. 

01.05.24: A pause in releases today as it is a public holiday in France.

30.04.24: In a move that must be applauded (and we hope is followed!) Second growth Léoville Las Cases has reduced their price by 40% from last year, therefore at the same price as they released their 2019. It is now available at £831 per 6btls. Those wanting to pick up a classic “Las Cases” that will repay cellaring are advised to do so. Also available from the same (Delon) stable on the left bank are Clos du Marquis at £231 per 6btls, Le Petit Lion de Las Cases at £216 per 6btls and P
otensac at £90 per 6 btls. On the right bank Delon own Nenin in Pomerol which is released at £288 per 6 btls but we feel we can offer better value later in the campaign with many other great Pomerols.

As expected, we now have Pontet Canet, they have reduced their price by 30%, but this still leaves it above almost every equivalent recent vintage so only a buy to keep a vertical going…  

29.04.24: This promises to be a busy week of releases (excepting a French national holiday on the 1st). Today sees a flood of Sweet wines – Sauternes, Barsac etc. We will wait until all of these wines are released and then offer those we feel most compelling later on. In addition to this we have Batailley at £162 IB per 6 bottles. We scored the wine 17+ but do not usually offer so did not include it in our pre-order form. Please make contact to order.  

26.04.24: Bordeaux 2023 officially starts with habitual early bird Château Angludet, whose handsome price makes it a buy for us. We loved this wine in 2023 and feel there is good value here when you look at older vintages: it fell within our recommended pre-order price suggestion. One not to miss if you’re a regular and one to definitely consider if not. A great weekday claret in the making!

08.05.24 – 10.05.24: With a French holiday on both 8th and 9th the campaign will now pause until Monday 13th when many wines are expected.

07.05.24:
With the Mouton stable yesterday, and Wednesday through Friday looking barren on the releases front, today has been busy, if not lucrative. One of the bigger names of St Emilion – Angelus – came out is out this morning, at £1560 per 6bts. Whilst a decrease (27%) on last year, it still doesn’t get near to our desired pricing range. Angelus’ second wine, Le Carillon de l‘Angelus (£396 per 6bts), is out as well alongside Chasse-Spleen (£250 per 12 bts). Neither were on our pre-order sheet.

Lafon Rochet – £165 per 6 bts – is now available too. We liked the wine a lot (17.5-18) and it falls into our pricing parameters at the top end – one to buy at the value end! Other releases see Haut Batailley now available at £216 per 6bts – the price is indifferent and sadly falls outside our ‘fair price’ bracket. Cantemerle at £121 per 6 bts completes the picture.

06.05.24:
An unorthodox bank holiday release today, but one that will make a splash. Following Château Lafite with compelling prices, Château Mouton Rothschild 2023 is another that will generate a lot of interest. At £1,017/case of 3 this sees a 35% reduction on the release price from last year and happily falls into the middle of our recommended buying price, meaning a selling price which is the lowest priced vintage in the market. Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild is available at an arguably more impressive reduction of £822/case of 6, meaning it is below our recommended buy price window and comfortably the least expensive vintage available. Château Clerc Milon makes it three in a row with pricing falling into our fair price guidance, but unfortunately d’Armailhac breaks the pattern.

03.05.24:
 Today feels it will be relatively quiet on the release front, but we have had Talbot and La Lagune come out. Talbot is ok on its price, pretty much coming in at the joint cheapest vintage in the market but slightly above our recommended buy price. When you factor in storage and age, it may deter, but for those that like this classical St Julien it is worth continuing. For the adventurous, Talbot’s white is available too, and given the strength of 2023 dry whites, it is a fun option to explore. La Lagune’s price is at the bottom end of our recommended buy price range at £165/6 and as such, is less expensive or level with every vintage except 2021. If you are a left bank value hunter, this is one to net.

02.05.24:
This morning’s releases have picked up the baton from Tuesday and offer further excitement! We must commend Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) for their release price of both Carruades de Lafite and Château Lafite, coming out at £465/3 and £1,230/3 respectively. Carruades’ release price is less than the 2019’s! An extremely compelling buy at this price, which is significantly below all recent vintages, making this a must for those who are a fan of Lafite’s second wine. The grand vin has followed suit, offering great appeal too – rated highly by us and the lowest-priced vintage in the market. We anticipate it will fly. Not quite making it a full house are Duhart-Milon and L’Evangile which, at £340/6 and £948/6 respectively, see most vintages available for less in the market. 

01.05.24:
A pause in releases today as it is a public holiday in France.

30.04.24: In a move that must be applauded (and we hope is followed!) Second growth Léoville Las Cases has reduced their price by 40% from last year, therefore at the same price as they released their 2019. It is now available at £831 per 6btls. Those wanting to pick up a classic “Las Cases” that will repay cellaring are advised to do so. Also available from the same (Delon) stable on the left bank are Clos du Marquis at £231 per 6btls, Le Petit Lion de Las Cases at £216 per 6btls and Potensac at £90 per 6 btls. On the right bank Delon own Nenin in Pomerol which is released at £288 per 6 btls but we feel we can offer better value later in the campaign with many other great Pomerols.

As expected, we now have Pontet Canet, they have reduced their price by 30%, but this still leaves it above almost every equivalent recent vintage so only a buy to keep a vertical going…  

29.04.24: This promises to be a busy week of releases (excepting a French national holiday on the 1st). Today sees a flood of Sweet wines – Sauternes, Barsac etc. We will wait until all of these wines are released and then offer those we feel most compelling later on. In addition to this we have Batailley at £162 IB per 6 bottles. We scored the wine 17+ but do not usually offer so did not include it in our pre-order form. Please make contact to order. 

26.04.24: Bordeaux 2023 officially starts with habitual early bird Château Angludet, whose handsome price makes it a buy for us. We loved this wine in 2023 and feel there is good value here when you look at older vintages: it fell within our recommended pre-order price suggestion. One not to miss if you’re a regular and one to definitely consider if not. A great weekday claret in the making!