Mick O’Connell’s Four Corkers: Keep an eye on the future with this year’s Bordeaux en primeur

Pricing for the 2023 vintage is currently being released, and is looking fair

The famous region of classic wines currently has the eyes of the vinous world firmly fixed upon it.

En primeur is a little like wine futures - you buy a case of wine today and have it delivered when it’s bottled and ready. The premise is that producers win, as they pre-sell their wines in tranches, and drinkers win, as they receive a discount versus the future sales price.