En Primeur

    Lafaurie Peyraguey owner on lookout for more vineyards

    …The new owner of Lafaurie Peyraguey in Sauternes is keen to buy more prime vineyard sites in the area, but will relinquish lesser terroirs held by the estate as part of a long-term reform plan. Silvio Denz held a reception at Lafaurie-Peyraguey during this year's en primeur tasting week for the 2013 vintageSilvio Denz told Decanter.com that he…

    10 readers - By Decanter

    2009 Vin de Constance, Klein Constantia, South Africa – first taste

    … 2009 Vin de Constance, Klein Constantia, South Africa Klein Constantia winemaker Matt Day was in town this week and he kindly showed me a pre-release screening of the spectacular 2009 VdC. It is due on the shelves in mid-November after a brief ‘fine wine merchants only’ en primeur release period. Having said this, I wonder whether any physical…

    5 readers - By Matthew Jukes

    Burgundy 2014: September heatwave set to save vintage

    … is actually missing in Burgundy’, said Faiveley’s export director, Vincent Avenel. ‘Prices tend to increase in this kind of situation,’ he added, especially as demand is high. For the 2013 vintage, which is just being bottled and will be released en primeur this November, price increases will be ‘probably +3% to +15%, depending on the appellation and quantities available,’ he said.…

    4 readers - By Decanter

    The Grande Dame of Pauillac

    …. The event itself was every bit as stylish as that dinner in 2003, although there were no opera stars this time, but our host was far from her usual, attention-commanding self. That was the last time I saw Philippine. She wasn’t at the château when I went to taste the 2013 vintage en primeur – a year that showed Mouton at its best in a tricky year…

    6 readers - By Tim Atkin MW