The term En Primeur refers to the process of buying wine that is still in barrel and yet to be bottled, before being released by the Château/Domaine owner onto the global wine market. The wine is usually delivered 2 years after the vintage.
En Primeur is often seen as a way of investing to make money. However, our view of En Primeur is slightly different, in that we see the primary reason as being that of securing your supply of highly sought after wines at the lowest possible price. The wine can be stored in our bonded warehouse in Melton, or you can store it in your own cellar when it arrives into the UK.
When a wine is ready for drinking it is often hard to find on the open market and you end up paying a hefty price for it. Buying En Primeur solves that problem and, more importantly, you are fully convinced of the wine’s provenance.
Overlooking both Cheval Blanc and Pétrus, this is a beautifully located, family owned château that produces outstanding, affordable claret.
Cissac is a real favourite. Beautifully poised, in the mould of a traditional Cissac style, tightly knit with crunchy fruits and impressive tannins. The alcohol is relatively low and the w...
Situated close to Château Gruaud Larose and Château Lanessan, this estate possesses top class vineyards producing fruit worthy of Classed Growth status. Our old friend Francois ...
This property consistently produces wines of Classed Growth status. Owned by the Sichel family and managed since 1989 by Ben, the youngest of the Sichel brothers. The sandy and gravelly soil provides go...
Château Batailley is one of the jewels of the Castéja family and the Borie-Manoux firm. The name of this estate comes from the word ‘bataille’, meaning battle, in memory of...
Owned by the Schÿler family, Kirwan is on top form since the new winery was installed in 2016. A great reference for the Margaux appellation.
Founded by Irishman Bernard Phélan and then developed by his son, Frank, Château has been one of the benchmarks of the Ste-Estephe appellation since the 19th Century. Bordering Châ...
Formerly known as Château Mouton Baron Philippe this excellent property is still owned by the Rothschild family and is one to follow. This is an outstanding Pauillac.
Potensac is always a great Château to have in your cellar. Great drinking claret that will develop quite early but with a propensity to age.
One of Bordeaux most popular Châteaux that offers some very good value. Cantemerle continually outperforms its status.
Owned by the Bourotte family, this excellent property covers 7 hectares with an ideal exposure, producing classic Pomerol.
One of the most popular En Primeur châteaux, always delivering a wine true to its appellation.
Owned by the Nony family since 1934, now run by the third generation Jean-Antoine, Château Grand-Mayne exempifies the values of authenticity and classic simplicity.
Another Rothschild property produced by the team that makes Lafite, this 46-hectare estate is ever increasing its reputation for excellent, consistent quality...
This is a big wine! Fresh on first approach, with an intriguing mix of ripe red and black fruits
Beychevelle is one of the most beautiful chateaux of the Medoc, with its new winery proudly visible as you drive past. Extremely popular throughout the world.
This 20 hectare estate is the ‘sister’ to Léoville Barton and in recent years has come out of its shadow.
It is fair to say that Rauzan Ségla punches fully to its 1855 classification and is one of the great Super-Second’s.
The exposure of this property is perfect. Located in front of the chapel, only 200m from Vieux Château Certan and 300m from Château Petrus.
Léoville Poyferré delivers a smoother, riper and fleshier palate compared to the more structured wines of its near neighbours.
Alfred Tesseron has driven this Château into high society in Bordeaux over many years, farming the property organically for the past ten years, including working the viney...
Owned by the Cazes family for nearly 100 years, this is one of the most popular Châteaux of Bordeaux. Classic Pauillac, Lynch always repays long term ageing handsomely.
Richly aromatic, generous nose, like sniffing a jam making factory through a spice box filter!
One of the superstars of St Estephe, Montrose is owned by the Bouyges family. Powerful and commanding it also possesses a beautiful balancing freshness.
One of the most famous and historic Saint Julien 2nd Growth properties, it has also been one of the most popular for many years. A consistent high performer.
This is one of the great Châteaux of Bordeaux and is rightly one of the most sought after Second Growths, with a reputation for producing wines that ...
This 49 hectare estate has recently been in outstanding form to maintain its reputation as a ‘Super Second Growth’. Bruno Borie has continued to reduce the...
An outstanding wine in 2021, this is a Cabernet dominated wine with a mere 5% Merlot included in the blend. A multidimensional wine that oozes class.