Bordeaux's 2017 en primeur campaign – how did it go?


Jonathan Reeve of Wine Owners, who assembled the proto-prices table in What price Bordeaux 2017?, sums up this year’s Bordeaux en primeur campaign. 

In the few days it took me to gather these thoughts on paper, the 2017 en primeur campaign, without warning, curled up and brought itself to a close, with early reports from UK merchants suggesting that sales may be as much as 75% down on last year’s. It was way back on 23 April that Ch Palmer kicked things off, whisking up some early froth with its release price a respectable 20% lower than last...