Monday 6 April 2009

Bordeaux 2008: first wines available

By Richard Weaver

Hot on the heels of last week’s tastings, the 2008 Bordeaux en primeur campaign has immediately sprung into life with the release of four top right-bank wines. This bodes well for a short and active campaign rather than last year’s drawn out affair.

As I write, we have not yet finished our full vintage report, which we will make available by Tuesday lunchtime. We are keeping a careful eye on pricing, and as ever we will only buy those wines we are confident in recommending as good value en primeur.

En Primeur wines are priced for in-bond delivery and do not include duty, VAT and handling.

Château Hosanna 2008 Pomerol 6 x 75cl – £315

Château Angélus 2008 St-Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classé 6 x 75cl – £360

Château Certan de May 2008 Pomerol 12 x 75cl – £575

Château La Fleur Pétrus 2008 Pomerol 12 x 75cl – £575