Bordeaux Futures, or Bordeaux en Primeur, is a method of purchasing wine from a specific vintage before it is bottled and released into the market. Each year in early spring, thousands of international wine critics and major buyers descend on the Médoc for an intensive week of barrel tastings of new vintage. Once the reviews are in, wineries decide what portion of their stock they will sell as futures, and to whom. Buying en primeur allows collectors of all levels to buy wines at a lower price than when the wine is released en masse. In addition, some wines are produced in such small quantities they often sell out as Futures. 

Buying into Bordeaux Futures is a great way to explore one of the most iconic wine regions in the world. Futures offer excellent value and are a way for wine enthusiasts of all levels to fully understand the evolution of wines from early barrel samples, to when the wine is bottled, and for years to come. Having participated in purchasing Bordeaux en Primeur for more than twenty years, our team of Trusted Experts is fully qualified to answer your questions and help you in enjoying this exceptional region to the fullest.

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Peter’s Thoughts on 2023

After tasting through the 2023s in Bordeaux at En Primeur Week, I discovered this was an inconsistent vintage and was extremely selective in choosing the Chateaux I wanted to offer. The Chateaux that navigated the vintage well, produced very good, even outstanding wines. These wines have balanced the best aspects of a warm vintage, bright fruits and purity with freshness and minerality, and a cool vintage, without any pyrazines green flavour. This vintage is a perfect example of the elegant style of wine the top Chateaux in the region are producing. Using less new oak, less extraction, and a purer terroir expression, this vintage has reduced its human impact while creating fresh wines with moderate alcohol levels that are approachable early but will also live long in bottle. Fortunately, the yields were at highs I have not seen since 2016 and the resulting prices were released at 20-50% lower than the previous year. This vintage is a fantastic buy, with great wines at reasonable prices.

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