28 April 2016
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Has the Power of 5 struck again?
Over the past 20 years Bordeaux has produced a succession of brilliant, classic vintages at regular 5 year intervals. So has 2015 in Bordeaux conformed to the pattern set by 2000, 2005 and 2010?
Why is it worth Buying En Primeur?
I think (hope) that the days of Bordeaux being an investment vehicle are gone. So, why buy 2015?
1) The wines are looking to be excellent.
2) Bordeaux needs to make this work so I think the prices will hopefully be sensible.
3) Many have not bought in since 2010, so there's a gap in the cellar.
4) Buy to drink in the future, or if you buy double, swap the excess for new wines in the future and drink for free!
So What's been released so far?
Some excellent Sauternes (2015 is very good for Sauternes), some minor Chateau and Pomerol's mighty Gazin!
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2015 Ch. Rauzan Gassies, 2nd. Classified Growth Margaux at £380
88-90 Wine Enthusiast, 88-91 Vinous, 91 Decanter, 16 Jancis Robinson
2015 La Sirène de Giscours, Margaux at £180
92-93 James Suckling, 89-91 Neal Martin, 89-91 Vinous
2015 Ch. Giscours, 3rd. Classified Growth Margaux at £405
96-97 James Suckling, 94-96 Wine-Enthusiast, 92-95 Wine Spectator, 94-96 Neal Martin, 92 Decanter, 91-94 Vinous, 17 Jancis Robinson.
2015 Ch. Branaire Ducru, 4th. Classified Growth Saint Julien at £420
90-92 Neal Martin, 90-93 Wine Spectator, 93-95 Wine Enthusiast, 92-94 Vinous, 92 Decanter, 16.5 Jancis Robinson
2015 Ch. Lascombes, 2nd Classified Growth [email protected] £565
89 - 91 Neal Martin, 94 - 95 James Suckling , 90-93 Wine Spectator, 94-96 Wine Enthusiast, 92-95 Vinous, 16.5 Jancis Robinson, 90 Decanter
2015 Chevalier de Lascombes, Margaux @ £210
90 Markus Del Monego, 86 Decanter
2015 Ch. Lagrange, 3rd. Classified Growth Saint Julien at £325
93-94 James Suckling, 89-92 Wine Spectator, 92-94 Wine Enthusiast, 88-91 Vinous, 90-92 Neil Martin, 92 Decanter,16.5++ Jancis Robinson
2015 Les Fiefs de Lagrange, Saint Julien at £175
85-87 Neal Martin, 89-91 Vinous, 89 Decanter
2015 Ch. Léoville Barton, 2nd. Classified Growth Saint-Julien at £605
94-95 James Suckling, 92-95 Wine Spectator, 94-96 Neal Martin, 93-96 Vinous, 94-96 Wine Enthusiast, 93 Decanter, 17 Jancis Robinson.
2015 Ch. Climens, 1st. Classified Growth Barsac at £545
96 Neal Martin
2015 Ch. Raymond Lafon, Sauternes at £295.
92-94 Neal Martin, 91-94 Wine Spectator, 92-94 Wine Enthusiast, 93 Decanter.
2015 Ch. Mazeyres, Pomerol at £205
91-92 James Suckling, 91-93 Neal Martin, 89-92 Vinous, 16 Jancis Robinson
2015 Ch. La Marzelle, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Classified Growth at £290
95-96 James Suckling, 17 Jancis Robinson
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