Category Archives: Wine Investment


With the sensational endurance test of the 2014 En Primeurs campaign behind us, the highlights of which are featured in the Vin-X blogs on 1st and 2nd April 2015, we now have to talk about vintage quality and prices. In terms of determining quality, at this earliest stage where the market can get a key […]

Chateau Latour preparing to release two different vintages

In an intriguing move in advance of the 2014 Bordeaux en primeur tastings at the end of this month the only First Growth that is not participating, Chateau Latour (it withdrew after the 2011 vintage), has just announced that it is to release the final stocks of the 2003 vintage still in its cellars plus […]

The Right Bank rises to the challenge of the Medoc

After an amazing evening courtesy of Chateau d'Yquem we had to gird our loins one last time for a final day of tasting but this time it would be the Merlot grape that dominated our attention. Our first stop was Chateau Clos Fourtet where we were to taste the grands crus of St Emillion. The […]

2014 Bordeaux Day 2, show me the money!

140 km – 5 appellations – 5 châteaux – 70 wines – 1 superb lunch overlooking horses working the vineyard – 162 g of sugar per litre – 1 party of the season at the Opera, but what about THE numbers. We left Bordeaux early this morning to start with the St Julien Grands Crus […]

First impressions of 2014 Bordeaux make major impact

The Vin-X tasting team caught the red eye bright and early this morning heading for Bordeaux and the 2014 En primeur tastings. We were met at the airport by Renaud Ruer, who runs our new office in Bordeaux, and who is to guide us through the rigours and intricacies of three hard days of tasting […]

US buyers poised to return to 2014 Bordeaux En Primeur

According to merchants on both sides of the pond although there is a greater interest in this year's 2014 Bordeaux en primeur tastings many US buyers continue to be guarded about price. Having stepped back from the last 3 campaigns it looks like this trend could be reversed according to the sales director of a […]

Burgundy v Bordeaux, the great debate

On Monday night two of the most respected pillars of the UK wine industry faced off against each other at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster to debate the relative merits of the wines of Burgundy and Bordeaux. The beautiful, oak-panelled auditorium sold out to a 1,000 strong audience eager to hear the opinions of our […]

Is 2014 Bordeaux a watershed year for en primeur ?

There is greater pressure than usual on the Bordeaux chateaux this year in what could be a pivotal moment for the en primeur system when the 2014 vintage is tasted. The past 3 campaigns have been less than successful and with a sizeable secondary market for back vintages the chateaux need to get their pricing […]