Summary of En Primeurs 2014 News

More good news coming from different press about the Bordeaux 2014 En Primeurs. Stay Tuned for the live report from our team at Bordeaux in coming April!

Tasting Report: Bordeaux 2014 Final Thoughts New, April 1st, 2015

I spent close to two weeks in Bordeaux tasting more than 700 wines and visiting almost 50 estates. I can say for sure now that the 2014 vintage in Bordeaux is a Left Bank year despite some successes on the Right Bank.


The bottom line is that I view 2014 as a split vintage whereby the Left Bank made truly superb wines while the Right Bank made many very good to outstanding wines but remained inconsistent. The impression was as if we’re talking about two different vintages for each bank. It was the same in 1996 when the Left Bank was better than the Right Bank, or vice versa in 1998.


The Right Bank was uneven in quality except for some top estates on the clay knoll of Pomerol and those on St Emilion’s limestone slopes. The dry and sweet whites were excellent for the vintage. It’s amazing to see 2014 added to a range of wonderful vintages including 2011, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2003 and 2001. You can read my full report to better understand the vintage, and a full list of more than 700 wines tasted by me is available to download in the report. The report is also translated into Chinese, and can be viewed here.

右岸品質就不太均勻,除了那些建築在Pomerol地區泥土小山丘上面的酒莊和 St. Emilion地區石灰石斜坡附近的酒莊。那些不甜和甜的白葡萄酒在這年中表現很出色。很高興能夠看到2014年能夠加入白葡萄酒好年份的佇列,包括2011, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2003和2001年份。

For this week, I’ve selected five wines, a mixture of reds and whites from both banks. Click to read the notes and scores. Make sure you are a subscriber to check everything out.

Château Suduiraut Sauternes 2014
Château Canon St. Emilion
Château Lynch Bages Pauillac 2014
Château Palmer Margaux 2014
Château Bouscaut Pessac-Léognan White 2014


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Opinion Analysis on Bordeaux En Primeur 2014: It will be positive, very positive!

VitaBella, 21st March 2015


Although the En Primeur Week is still seven days away, tastings of the 2014 vintage en primeur are very much under way already. The En Primeur tasting can be concluded as:
1. “The tastings went very well“
2. “The best vintage since 2010″
3. “Fresh“
4. “Classic“… Read More


James’ blog: first thoughts on #enprimeur

James Suckling, 17th March, 2015


“2014 could be Bordeaux’s most exciting vintage since 2010. The word on the road is that 2014 could be great for Sauternes. But you never know until you taste the wines. Of course, it’s not going to match the quality of the fabulous twin vintages – 2009 and 2010 – but there are some fabulous wines." … Read More


Can the 2014 vintage save en primeur?

Decanter China, 21st October, 2014


“The 2014 harvest has ripe grapes in good sanitary condition, with lots of colour and fruit. The weather was sunny but not overly hot, so they have retained a freshness and drinkability." … Read More