Lafite, Latour and Haut-Brion 2009 are 'exceptional'
Prices for Bordeaux 2009 have been nothing short of eye-popping, with chateau Latour selling at a shade under £1,000 per bottle, Lafite Rothschild going for £13,500 a case and Le Pin hitting heights of £18,000 a case.
However, Simon Davies of Fine + Rare told the Daily Telegraph that, while the prices are "unprecedented", they are being driven by people with a genuine love for wine rather than speculators abroad.
"The cabernet sauvignon wines of Lafite, Latour and Haut-Brion are quite simply exceptional," he told the newspaper.
"I am quite confident in saying they have never been bettered. The Lafite-Rothschild, when I tasted it, took my breath away."
Meanwhile, a leading producer in Madiran, Alain Brumont, has recently launched the French region's first ever en primeur campaign in the UK, according to decanter.com.
Red cuvees from chateaux Bouscasse and Montus will be released en primeur and are expected to account for around 60 per cent of the producer's sales this year.
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