The 2014 “campaign”, as we call it, is more or less over. After what was a very slow campaign for the 2013s, 2014 has shown signs of life, with a number of properties pricing their wines to sell. Sadly not all played the game, but 2014 is a vintage with some clear quality, and some clear buys.
Our best sellers of the vintage were, aside from the first growths, Rauzan-Ségla, Pichon-Lalande and Lynch-Bages. All properties that made great wines, and priced them well. Moreover, we were delighted that so many of our own picks were sensibly priced. A few have sold through, though you can still buy some of the vintage’s best at opening prices. Three of our favourites are below:
Excellent wine, sensibly priced. Less than a quarter of the price of neighbouring Palmer, and arguably as good if not better. At GBP 375 per dozen bottles in bond, this is one of the vintage’s bargains.
Still flying just under the radar, Jeremy Chasseuil’s tiny Pomerol property has knocked out a typically chocolaty, Chambolle-esque 2014. An excellent wine, and there’s not much of it. GBP 325 per dozen bottles in bond.
One of our wines of the vintage, and one of the top sellers. Nicolas Glumineau’s 2014 is quite, quite excellent and at GBP 623 per dozen bottles in bond is an exceptional buy. This is very much an estate on the up, and is getting very close to the top.
If you have any questions about the wines, the vintage or the market for these wines then please do let is know.
Director of Fine Wine