En Primeur Collections
What does en primeur mean?While there is debate about the precise translation of the phrase en primeur, we use it to mean wines that are sold on a "futures" basis before being bottled. Simply, it refers to the early purchasing of wine whilst it is still maturing in the barrel.
Weighing up en primeur.There are a number of pro’s and con’s to collecting wine in this way and historically en primeur wines provide some of the best value as the pricing reflected the fact that the tangible product was not yet available. Another benefit to a collector is that this is a way to secure wines that are difficult to obtain and highly sought after once bottled.
However, whilst the concept of buying en primeur has become more widespread, "discounts" have been eroded. Buying en primeur does not necessarily equate to achieving low prices, but still offers good opportunities as part of a diverse wine collection.
If you would like to talk to EFWines about fine wine collecting or for more information about en primeur wine, then contact us and speak to one of our experts.
Overview of Bordeaux 2012
The EFWines team recently enjoyed a memorable and fine wine-filled excursion, destination Bordeaux. The purpose of the trip, besides having a great time drinking some of the world’s finest wines, was to get an early insight into the 2012 vintage through tastings from various chateaux.
Throughout the eye-opening trip, the team were lucky enough to sample numerous fine wines and many an evening was spent discussing which ones we’d most enjoyed. It’s after much deliberation we can now share our top ten vintages from Bordeaux 2012 accompanied with Robert Parker’s notes and scores.
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