Bordeaux 2005 – a suggested buying strategy

16 sep: See a spirited response to this from Stephen Browett of Farr Vintners in your turn and David’s response to it.

David Lester writes: Since this vintage has already been hyped to the skies, we will all be expecting a very expensive en primeur, or futures, season. But how expensive will it be?

Instead of answering that question – which would require either a crystal ball or the usual Mephistophelean bargain – I'll instead answer a similar, but more useful question: "How much should I pay for 2005 Bordeaux"? (As we shall see, a limited use will have to be made...