|Everyone who is trying to sell you Bordeaux 'en primeur' will tell you that the latest vintage is a great one, but it seems in the case
of the 2000 vintage to be true. After a string of mediocre vintages, at last Bordeaux seems to really have struck gold. A wide range of independent commentators has tasted the vintage and they are unanimous: 'There has never been so much good wine made in Bordeaux', Andrew Jefford; 'The 2000 vintage is the best in the Médoc since at least 1996 and possibly 1990', Jancis Robinson; 'I am convinced that 2000 is a classic year', James Suckling.
Consequently, after a few years in the doldrums, the rush to secure the top Bordeaux wines 'en primeur' is back on in earnest. For an explanation of 'en primeur', Click here.
Updated: at last the real big-time action begins: top Chateaux are starting to be released. See the Current prices for top wines and check back often as more are added.