Bordeaux en-primeur 2020

Bordeaux en-primeur 2020

Laroque – The star of Saint-Émilion

For a while now, Château Laroque has been on the up. A raft of high scores for past vintages (2018: 95 WA and 94 AG; 2019: 95-97 WA) as well as very attractive pricing, keeps increasing the demand for Laroque. Neal Martin considers the 2020 David Suire's best Laroque to date – scoring it 93-95/100. Wine Advocate concludes their 94-96 score with, 'gorgeous'. It is in short supply, so we are delighted to have secured a larger allocation of the 2020 Laroque and be able to offer it more broadly today.

Under the watchful eye of David Suire, appointed in 2015, this Right Bank, St-Émilion property has undergone continuous vineyard and cellar improvements. Rigorous quality selection leads to fine, quintessential St-Émilion wines – sensual, yet fresh, refined and balanced. Critics rave about Laroque's wines and its future prospects.

This is a great opportunity for both seasoned and first-time en-primeur buyers to cash-in on one of the rising stars of Bordeaux for a steal! St-Émilion of similar quality comfortably fetches over R6,000 per case, while the Laroque is R2,742 per case (R457 per bottle) excl. VAT and landing charges.

Château Laroque Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2020 – Email your request

* All orders to be placed via email. En-primeur wines are bottled and delivered two years after the purchase (mid-2023) and VAT and shipping fees are charged on their arrival in SA.

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What is Bordeaux en-primeur?

Also known as 'wine futures', en-primeur is the method of purchasing wines early, offering customers the opportunity to secure a wine allocation while the wines are still in barrel. Purchasing en-primeur guarantees the supply and volume of a certain wine and, in most cases, at a better price than the future release price – once the wine is released. Vintages like 2019 and 2020, for the most part, offer attractive buys as the Euro prices denote a fair discount to previous vintages.

Ultimately, your view of the Rand's performance against major currencies will determine whether to buy or not but, in our view, 2020 is a buy! View our full list of available en-primeur wines and contact Johan for further information and wine availability.

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