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Bordeaux Databank 2006

This Databank will be updated constantly as prices are released by the Châteaux. Check back often for updates.

bordeaux 2006


See Tom Cannavan's report from the en primeur tastings, with conclusions on the vintage and detailed tasting notes on 170 wines.


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current prices for top wines and check back often as more are added as they are released by the Châteaux.


   

Albany Vintners is owned by Marcus Edwards, who has been tasting extensively in Bordeaux looking for quality and value. Trading exclusively in fine wines, they will be updating their 2006 offer daily through coming weeks with tasting notes, information and prices for wines offer in-bond, in London.
T: 0845 330 8858, E: contact@albanyvintners.com
 

Berry Bros & Rudd have been trading from the same premises for 300 years, and offer a comprehensive and ultra-reliable en primeur service. For latest prices, sign-up for the BBR Newsletter. Berry's Jasper Morris M.W. presents his vintage report, and there are notes on hundreds of wines.
T: 0870 900 4300, E: cellaradvice@bbr.com
 

Bibendum is an established, top-flight fine wine merchant, and their comprehensive report and recommendations on Bordeaux 2006 is well worth a browse. Lots of top names, and very good value Crus Bourgeois are on offer, and you can submit your "wish list" at any time for the team's attention.
T: 020 7449 4120, E: sales@bibendum-wine.co.uk
 

Bordeaux Wine Investments is a specialist in buying, selling and investing in fine wines, particularly the wines of Bordeaux. Their team has been in Bordeaux to taste extensively through the 2006s, and their comprehensive tasting report is available by email. Cellar planning advice is part of the BWI service.
T: 01732 779343, E: petra@bordeaux-wine-investments.com
 

Corney & Barrow is a blue-chip name in fine wine, but included in their 2006 Bordeaux offering is their selection of modestly priced wines chosen as everyday drinkers. There's also the crème de la crème of course, as C&B are exclusive importers of some of Bordeaux's biggest names.
T: 020 7265 2430, E: wine@corbar.co.uk
 

Fine & Rare Wines is one of the UK's leading merchants and wine traders, with a massive portfolio of wines and always keen prices. Their en primeur offering is always one of the biggest, and you can sign-up for a free vintage assessment, and email updates of latest prices hot off the press.
T: 020 8960 1995, E: wine@frw.co.uk
 

Great Western Wine is acknowledged for the quality of its service and knowledge of its staff. Read their report on the vintage, and their list of "The Best Bordeaux 2006s That We Tasted". They also advise that it is a year in which it is "prudent to buy selectively", and are happy to discuss your needs. T: 01225 322805, E: kingt@greatwesternwine.co.uk
 

H&H Bancroft's tasting team spent a week in Bordeaux tasting the 2006 vintage, and have put together a full review of the vintage as well as offering their favourite wines, both at the value and superstar level. You may also register for email alerts to receive latest releases and prices.
T: 020 72325440, E: sales@bancroftwines.com
 

Lay & Wheeler are another of the blue-chip names of fine wine and en primeur offers. You may complete an expression of interest form to receive hot off the press news, and the highly-experienced buying team's frank assessment of the vintage and detailed tasting notes are worth reading.
T: 0845 450 1589, E: bordeaux2006@laywheeler.com
 

Seckford Wines is one of the UK's biggest stock-holders of fine wine, with a 25 year track record of en-primeurs. Following comprehensive tastings in Bordeaux, James Maitland welcomes questions and wish lists for the 2006s. You may opt-in to the Seckford mailing list for latest news and prices.
T: 01394 44 66 10, E: james@seckfordwines.co.uk
 

Tanners was founded in 1842 and is still in family hands, offering a personal service through its shops, mail order and the web. Bordeaux 2006 stocks are constantly updated and downloadable detailed tasting notes are available on the wines from this vintage which they have chosen to offer en primeur.
T: 01743 234455, E: mail.order@tanners-wines.co.uk
 

Wherever you invest your hard-earned cash, make sure you do so wisely. As a minimum you should pay by credit card, which carries some protection from the issuing company, and make sure the wines will be identified with your name or transaction number, not held in the merchant's name. Make sure you are happy to deal with the company, and are satisfied with thier trading record and are open and upfront about their business. Compare prices too - not all companies will charge the same. For an explanation of 'en primeur', click here