This case features a selection of our value favourites that punch well above their weight
Château Calon-Ségur was one of the wines of the vintage. The same winemaking team are in charge at its sister Saint-Estèphe property Château Capbern though and there is more than a hint of the Calon magic in the Capbern, which is featured in this case. Alongside it is the classically-styled Haut-Médoc customer favourite Château Lanessan. Hopping over to the Right Bank, Fronsac’s Château Dalem and Blaye’s Château Gigault ‘Cuvée Viva’ are perennial over-achievers, while Château Joanin-Bécot from Castillon and the Thienponts’ Château Puygueraud from Francs pushed their way onto our radar with their standout 2018s.
It means reserving the latest vintage before it is bottled. By paying an instalment 'up front', you reserve wine while it is still in the barrel, before the wines are shipped to the UK up to 18 months after being reserved, depending on the region.
The advantages of ‘En Primeur’ buying
Demand for fine wines is always high as there simply isn’t enough to go around. En Primeur guarantees you an allocation of the finest wines – providing you are quick!
How does payment work?
Now you need only pay the ‘cellar door’ price. Prior to delivery, we will invoice you for the second instalment (duty – around £2.23 a bottle at today’s prices) plus VAT on the total. Delivery (currently £7.99) is also applicable, unless you are a member of Unlimited. Alternatively, you can keep your case stored In Bond or Duty Paid in our state of the art temperature- and humidity-controlled customer storage facility (currently £10.80 per case per year).
After placing your order we will sent you a Reservation Certificate to your billing address. If the wines you have chosen are sold out we’ll contact you to advise which are still available.