The Oenophiliac

A Wine Writers View on the World of Wine. Formerly Magics Wine Guide and Reviews for Newbies

Bordeaux 2011: Chateau Angludet first to release


Medoc cru bourgeois Chateau Angludet is the first Bordeaux 2011 to release – at £198 a case in bond from London merchants.

angludet

Angludet is €16 a bottle direct from the chateau. The wine is not sold via negociants.

Commentators have been quick to point out this may be 20% less than 2010, but it is still £20 more than the 2008 vintage, which some are using as benchmark for 2011, both in terms of price and quality.

The chateau has jumped in price in recent years, London merchant prices going from £150 on release in 2008 to £250 in 2010. The 2008 is currently selling for around £170 a case.

The 2011 from the Sichel-owned Margaux Cru Bourgeois, which was graded ‘Exceptionnel’ before the new Cru Bourgeois listing removed that higher category, has been praised by critics. Simon Staples at Berry Brothers called it ‘damn fine’.

Stephen Browett at Farr Vintners in London told Decanter.com the release was ‘not significant’ as it was sold direct from the chateau and therefore not subject to the extra layer of negociant pricing.

Other commentators have pointed out that the price of producing wine in Bordeaux made a reduction of more than 20% very difficult when a wine is below £300 a case in the first place.

Decanter’s full Bordeaux 2011 ratings and vintage report will be published at 9am on Monday 16 April.

Story by Adam Lechmere

Courtesy of Decanter

 www.decanter.com

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on April 11, 2012 by in News. and tagged , , , , , , , , .

Archives

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,737 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 66,916 hits
%d bloggers like this: