What are the "primeurs"? 

The "en primeurs" wines sales was introduced by the Bordeaux wine trade. This tradition consists of selling wines in the process of being made (about 7 months after the harvest). The buyer will receive his wine one to three years later, at the time of bottling, after payment of the VAT. 

This system allows the Chateaux to benefit from a considerable cash advance and the buyers to access preferential prices. 

During April, the Bordeaux Chateau receive journalists, professionals and tasters who then give their opinion on the latest vintage. This is a difficult exercise because you have to imagine what the wine will be like in a few months. 

Why buy "en primeur" ? 

Buying en primeur is a unique opportunity to take advantage of allocations that are usually unavailable. The big advantage also lies in the price of these great wines. It is a real investment since we know the quality of these exceptional wines. 

Thus, the lucky buyers of 2019 are sitting on a nice capital gain when the wines have just been delivered. It is difficult to say if history will repeat itself, but taking an allocation this year is to make a date and guarantee access to one's favorite Chateau in subsequent years. 

The 2021 Primeurs of Vintage & Cie

The professionals' opinions converge: 2021 is a selective and precise vintage. It is a vintage of freshness with very low yields, hence the rarity of the wines. Combined with a difficult export market due to the environment, 2021 is a real opportunity for the informed wine lover to take advantage of allocations that are usually unattainable. 

We have selected for you what we think stands out in this vintage, it can be nuggets (Calon-Ségur, Carmes Haut-Brion, Palmer, Figeac, La Conseillante, Pontet-Canet, Cos d'Estournel, etc.), classics (Lafite Rothschild, Cheval Blanc, Mouton Rothschild, Ausone, etc.) and good value for money wines (Carruades de Lafite, Chasse Spleen, La Pointe, Quintus, etc.) at preferential prices! 

If you wish to place an order, please send us an email at

Do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to be advised. We can make a selection according to your budget and your preferences.

Download the Vintage & Cie Primeurs 2021 catalog

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