Top chateaux executives rate 2014 Bordeaux vintage best since 2010

The Chief Executive of Chateau Palmer (pictured) and the Sales Director of Chateau Pichon-Baron have confirmed what we at Vin-X realised back in October when we visited Chateaux Margaux, Mouton, Angelus, Yquem and Pontet-Canet during the harvest. Namely that the 2014 Bordeaux vintage is shaping up to be the best vintage since 2010 and could provide a much needed boost to trade in Bordeaux during the en primeur campaign next spring. They reckon that it is better than 2008 but not quite as spectacular as the stellar vintages of 2005, 2009 and 2010. Thomas Duroux, CEO of Palmer said “The feeling is that it’s very good quality…it has the purity of 2008 but with more concentration and depth – it’s a promising vintage.” Both stressed that these views were very early but that reports from other technical directors around the region corresponded with theirs. After 3 indifferent vintages it looks at last if there may be a return to a buzz about the 2014 vintage and en primeur campaign. Please click on article for more details.