Wednesday. 15 May. 2013. 10:00 am
Top 4 en primeurs 2012 value buys under HK$1000.
The en primeur period occurs every spring when wine makers unveil their latest vintage for sampling and purchase as wine futures. Wine futures are essentially contracts that enable buyers to purchase new vintages before they are bottled or released to the public. These futures are sold at a discount to the later retail price and therefore offer savvy buyers and investors the chance to purchase young vintages at the lowest possible price.
Wednesday. 8 May. 2013. 10:00 am
Standout appellation and producers of Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur.
After a tempestuous year of poor weather and low yields, the critics have weighed in and noted that the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur is surprisingly strong. Hong Kong-based Master of Wine, Jeannie Cho Lee, was pleased with what she tasted at Bordeaux. “Considering how weak rain-infected vintages can be in the past, the wines from 2012 are pleasantly good – soft, early drinking styles with charm.”
Tuesday. 18 October. 2011. 12:20 pm
A complete round-up of everything from the tasting at the Grand Hyatt.
In July, Royal Oak had their En Primeur tasting at the Grand Hyatt and which we covered, and now we’ve followed up with the Hong Kong-based wine distributor and retailer to get the lowdown and to share some select videos.
Jack Cheung of Royal Oak revealed to us that over 300 buyers attended and that sales reached a “few million Hong Kong dollars” over the course of the one day event, with the most popular wines being bought including Chateau Valandraud, Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Smith Haut Lafitte, Chateau Lascombes and Bad Boy.
Monday. 4 July. 2011. 11:00 am
Jebsen Fine Wines gives us some tips on what to buy.
Jebsen Fine Wines recommends buying big name wines like Ch. Mouton Rothschild, Ch. Pontet-Canet, Ch. Lynch Bages, Ch. Montrose, Ch. Pichon Baron, Ch. Lascombes or wines that represent excellent value for money such as Ch. Cantemerle, Goulet (by Cos d’Estournel), Les Dames de Montrose, Ch. d’Armailhac and Fleur Cardinale.
Thursday. 30 June. 2011. 11:02 am
An excellent vintage.
En Primeur or “wine futures“, is a method of purchasing wines early while a vintage is still in barrel, offers the customer the opportunity to purchase a particular wine before it is physically available.
Payment is made at an early stage, a year or 18 months prior to the official release of a vintage. A possible advantage of buying wines en primeur is that the wines may be considerably cheaper during the en primeur period than they will be once bottled and released on the market.