France, Bordeaux: 2020 Futures – Finding Value

With this latest collection of notes, I’ve focused mainly on the 2020 wines that can be found for about 15-50 euros per bottle, ex-cellars....

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France, Bordeaux: 2020 Primeurs — Beauséjour Héritiers Duffau-Lagarosse

Here’s a twist: I was told that the first 2020 Primeurs sample I reviewed is not the final blend. The new blend is different but equally captivating....

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France, Bordeaux: 2020 Primeurs - Châteaux La Conseillante & Figeac

Anyone who has been attuned to recent changes on Bordeaux’s Right Bank will have spotted that La Conseillante and Figeac are two estates on the rise....

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France, Bordeaux: Primeurs/Futures Report: The 2020 Vintage — Mister In-Between

If ever I lacked the faith that you can tell all you really need to know about a wine’s growing season just by tasting it, along came 2020....

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Best of Bordeaux 2019 En Primeurs: The 20 Top-Scoring Wines

Your definitive list of the 20 wines that received the highest scores of all 2019 Bordeaux En Primeur wine reviews and ratings thus far....

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France, Bordeaux: 2019 En Primeur Report – The Miracle Vintage

Here’s my conspiracy theory. As I’m interviewing winemakers and château owners each year during the Primeurs period, I start to hear the same words and stories, over and over again....

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Final Thought: Bordeaux 2018, A Perplexing Vintage

The vintage was highly regarded among the critics—the extremely positive reception gave the campaign legs and turned some releases into great successes....

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Study: Realistic En Primeur Prices Based on Lisa Perrotti-Brown and James Suckling Scores

Last year, professors M. Hakan Hekimoğlu and Burak Kazaz developed a pricing algorithm to predict the release prices for the 2017 vintage. This year, they have updated their algorithm to...

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The Evolution of En Primeur: The Future Arrives Early

People have long had a fascination with the unknown, a kind of curiosity that drives them to speculate on what might lie ahead. In the wine world, a look into...

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