Cellar notes: En primeur sees 30% price-drop

Now nearly a month behind the usual date, the en primeur prices have at last started to arrive in an Amazon-like flood.

11th June, 2005

Now nearly a month behind the usual date, the en primeur prices have at last started to arrive in an Amazon-like flood.

The news on prices is good with what appears to be an average drop of almost 30 percent on last year's prices.

This comes as somewhat of a surprise given the unbridled ambition of many Bordeaux chateaux. I use the words ‘unbridled' and ‘ambition' as a euphemism for naked greed as I do not...

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