EN PRIMEUR 2018
The En Primeur 2018 campaign is now very much in full swing. For those seasoned En Primeur customers, you’ll note this is quite early and the number of wines out extensive for so early on. There are many reasons behind this, one being that there’s a series of trade fairs mid-May which will be attended by the Chateaux, so it’s likely we’ll see most releases out quite early this year.
There are many significant releases from this week, deciding which to highlight first a challenge. Each year following the tastings, the Negociants themselves have an internal list that’s prepared, their favourite wines. This year, Chateau Branaire-Ducru 2018 topped that list. Saint-Julien was definitely one of the high notes from the vintage and Chateau Branaire-Ducru a top property, featuring in my list of top wines from my tastings and in our cellar must have list.
Chateau Suduiraut 2018 is widely considered as one of the top Sauternes from this year. Along with Chateau Branaire-Ducru it’s one of our wines on our cellar must have list.
In other news, we are delighted to share with you that we have David Ornon from Chateau Pontet Canet visiting us in May and will be hosting an impressive tasting of this great Chateau. Full details and booking www.glengarry.co.nz
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