Bordeaux 2009: The calm before the storm

With many of the Château owners courting buyers in the Far East at the Vinexpo wine fair in Hong Kong, there are likely to be few releases from Bordeaux this week, making this one of the most drawn-out en primeur campaigns ever. This has come as no real surprise as, with the accolades given to this vintage by numerous critics, the Châteaux can pick their time to release, confident that demand will not diminish.

June and July will undoubtedly be busy, as there will be a desire from all sides to get the wines out into the market and sold before the France shuts down for August. With this in mind, as well as the fact that the top wines are likely to be massively oversubscribed, we cannot recommend strongly enough that you ensure that you express an interest in the wines that you particularly want and that you keep a regular eye on your email inbox. While we are waiting for the next round of releases, please see below for a full listing of all the wines we currently have available:

Released and available

 St-Estèphe
2009 Château Le Crock, Cru Bourgeois St-Estèphe £168 /12 bt
2009 Château Meyney, Cru Bourgeois St-Estèphe £219 /12 bt
2009 Château Ormes de Pez, Cru Bourgeois St-Estèphe £240 /12 bt

Pauillac
2009 Château Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac £264 /12 bt

St-Julien
2009 Château Moulin-Riche, St-Julien £185 /12 bt

Médoc
2009 Château Charmail, Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc £135 /12 bt
2009 Château La Tour de By, Cru Bourgeois Médoc £108 /12 bt

Pomerol
2009 Château Chantalouette, Pomerol £138 /12 bt
2009 Château Plince, Pomerol £220 /12 bt
2009 Château Certan de May, Pomerol £369 /6 bt

St-Emilion
2009 Château Puy-Blanquet, Grand Cru St-Emilion £120 /12 bt
2009 Château Amelisse, St.Emilion Grand Cru £126 /12 bt

Sauternes & Barsac
2009 Château Rabaud-Promis, Cru Classé Sauternes £159 /6 bt
2009 Château Rabaud-Promis, Cru Classé Sauternes £165 /12 halves
2009 Château Nairac, Cru Classé Barsac £249 /6 bt
2009 Château Nairac, Cru Classé Barsac £252 /12 halves
2009 Château Rieussec, Cru Classé Sauternes £318 /6 bt
2009 Château Rieussec, Cru Classé Sauternes £324 /12 halves

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