Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2022 Catalogue is now complete, showcasing many distinguished producers, and it’s ready for you to peruse. There are some truly remarkable bottles this vintage, well worth purchasing, whether you’re just starting or looking to grow your collection.
Here’s everything you need to know about buying the 2022 vintage with us.
What is En Primeur?
Buying En Primeur means you are buying wine while it’s still in the barrel, before it’s bottled, and before the official release of the vintage. This gives you the unique opportunity to buy the best of the 2022 vintage, while benefitting from pre-release prices.
How Does En Primeur Work?
You buy En Primeur wine some time before vintage is officially released, while it is still with the producer. Once the wine is ready, it will be bottled and shipped by the producer. It will be stored in Bond when it arrives in the UK, which means that no UK Duty or VAT has been paid on it.
How Does En Primeur Pricing Work?
The En Primeur price is usually the best price to buy the wine. Once it is bottled and the vintage is officially released, the retail value generally increases. The price you pay when you buy En Primeur does not include Duty and VAT, you don’t need to pay this until the wines are taken out of Bond. This means that in the time between purchasing the wine and when you receive it, the value of the wine can increase but the Duty and VAT you pay on it will not.
How Do I Order En Primeur?
Our Wine Director, Graeme Broome, has carefully curated a list of what he considers to be wines of note from the 2022 vintage. Please use the link below to browse our selection:
Once you’re ready to place an order, please email or call:
Navigating the Document
New to buying En Primeur? Don’t worry, we’ll talk you through it. When you open the above document, you’ll be greeted by a map of the key Bordeaux Appellations, and a message from our Wine Director, Graeme Broom, introducing the 2022 vintage.
The document outlines nearly 70 different wines that are available to purchase, which are organised by appellation, from Bordeaux Blanc to Saint Emilion. Next to each image of the wine, you’ll find the name of the producer, the name of the wine, the price per case, and the case size.
To the right of each listing, you will also be able to see how the wine has been rated by various wine critics. JA denotes Jane Anson, WA denoted Wine Advocate, or Robert Parker, and JS denotes James Suckling.