GVWM - Specialists in Bordeaux En Primeur
Bordeaux remains a key specialty and passion for GVWM; we offer a comprehensive range of wines from over-performing petits châteaux such as Carignan to the most sought-after wines of the region. Our team taste extensively in Bordeaux every year, and our annual Bordeaux En Primeur offer is supported by our Bordeaux En Primeur Report.
The En Primeur event each year is a crucial element of GVWM’s activity. For many vintages this is the cheapest point at which these wines can be purchased. Additionally, it offers the only opportunity for clients to specify differing format bottle sizes they would like and achieve their requests. Andy Lench has been visiting Bordeaux since 1985 at En Primeur time to have the first taste of the new vintage. This places Andy and the GVWM team in pole position to advise clients on the merits of the vintage.
The GVWM buying team lead by Kevin Narborough have been attending with Andy since 1999. Part of the visit is to nurture long-term relationships with the Chateaux who produce the wines, merchants and negotiants of Bordeaux. We buy wine only from the most secure and trusted sources in Bordeaux, and are able to secure enviable allocations of the region’s finest wines. Every year our Directors and Wine Advisors travel to Bordeaux and spend an intense week tasting the young wines, talking to the producers, and making our notes. Our analysis of the vintage and wines are found in our Bordeaux En Primeur Report. Our Wine Advisors are always delighted to discuss the characters and qualities of each vintage and its wines with you personally.