2009 release round up

The en primeur campaign quickened its step this week with the release of some relatively big names, including Alter Ego Palmer (€34 p/b), Pagodes de Cos (€36 p/b), Armailhac (€27.6 p/b), Batailley (€20.5 p/b) and Gruaud Larose (€39.4 p/b). The biggest names, however, still appear to be a couple of weeks off.

Overall, releases are up 45% on 2008 (in euro terms) and 20% on 2005 – though several wines have risen by 30 or more. Equally striking is the fact that a number of 2009s – including Clerc Milon, Durfort-Vivens, Gazin, Giscours, Haut Batailley, Potensac and Sociando Mallet − have been released above the current trading price of the 2005s. A few have even exceeded the current levels of the 2000s…

For a full discussion of the campaign so far, please log in and view the June market report under the Analysis menu, and read Decanter's take on Bordeaux 2009 sales.

The charts below show the 2009 releases versus current market prices, and the 09 releases versus the 08 and 05 releases.

Releases table 09
 All prices are in GBP and are for 12x75cl cases stored in bond.


Release comparison 2 
All prices are in euros p/b