Bordeaux en primeur 2010: some prices in Australia

It's that time of the year when Bordeaux en primeur offers start rolling in.  This year I put together a table showing the ex negociant price converted at spot from Euros to Australian dollars of 10 wines and compared this to an average of the en primeur prices that I have seen offered retail in Australia to date for those same wines.

While it may not be possible for retail wine consumers to buy these wines at their ex negociant price and taxes and shipping play their part, to put it somewhat politely, for a product that is already increasingly expensive in Europe, Australia perhaps isn't the place to find bargain Bordeaux.


Ex negoc
A$ at spot
Av Aus price

Chateau Beychevelle
54 €
 $      73.00
 $        148.33

Chateau Cantemerle
21 €
 $      28.39
 $         59.00

Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste
57.60 €
 $      77.87
 $        155.33

Chateau Gruaud Larose
45 €
 $      60.84
 $        123.25

Chateau Haut Batailley
27.50 €
 $      37.18
 $         76.75

Chateau Leoville Barton
72 €
 $      97.34
 $        197.33

Chateau Pichon Baron
132 €
 $   178.45
 $        342.50

Chateau Pontet Canet
100 €
 $   135.19
 $        287.50

Chateau Sociando Mallet
22.50 €
 $      30.42
 $         61.66

Chateau Talbot
39.60 €
 $      53.54
 $        109.50

Basket price
 $   772.20
 $     1,561.16

Bordeaux
June 20, 2011
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