What is En Primeur?

1) What is En Primeur?

En Primeur offers the opportunity to acquire rare and highly coveted vintage wines before they are even bottled. Bordeaux was traditionally the only region where wines were offered En Primeur.  Increasingly, today – Burgundy, Italy, and California offer their wines En Primeur. En Primeur pricing is usually the lowest released making early purchasing financially attractive.

2) How Can I Start Buying Wines En Primeur?

En Primeur appeals to both seasoned wine collectors and enthusiasts alike, with no minimum spend or management fees. Please click here to get in touch with one of our dedicated Private Client Managers who can help you start your En Primeur journey.

3) Why Should I Buy En Primeur with Le Clos?

With a 20-year history of forging relationships, we boast unparalleled access to the world’s finest and most revered wines. Le Clos has developed state-of-the-art software to help you track your wines’ progress. It gives up-to-date valuations, offers drinking advice, helps sell your wines, and depending on location can organise delivery.

 

Storage

1) When will my En Primeur wines be available?

En Primeur wines typically arrive around two years after the sales campaign in Bordeaux. However, this timeframe changes from region to region. Le Clos meticulously consolidates purchases in its French warehouses before sending them to the UK in consolidated shipments. We will get in touch with you once the wines are consolidated and ready for shipment to the UK. At the time of purchase, we will endeavor to give a time frame of when the wines will be available at London City Bond.

2) Where is My Wine Cellared?

By choosing to store your wine with Le Clos, you can trust that it will be professionally kept in London City Bond’s cutting-edge Eton Park facility. This facility features constant humidity and a temperature of precisely 13°C (+/- 1°C) to ensure optimal conditions for your wine. Additionally, Eton Park is under 24/7 supervision by security personnel and monitored by surveillance cameras for added protection.

4) How can I be sure the wine is held in my name?

An online Certificate of Title shall include comprehensive details, covering the wine’s description, bottle and pack sizes, as well as your personal identification and rotation number for discrete identification. Furthermore, by utilizing this system, each wine package will precisely bear your name and correspondingly feature your name on the Certificate of Title.

5) What is a rotation number?

Simply put, the rotation number is an auditing tool to track every single parcel of identical wines within your cellar.

6) Delivery: Can I request delivery of my wines to the UAE?

We have the privilege of offering you the convenience of delivering your En Primeur wines to the UAE, including any MMI shop In Dubai or Al Hamra Cellar in Ras Al Khaimah. It is important to note that both options require payment of duties and taxes at the prevailing rates during the time of collection. To obtain a quote for either of these choices, please email us at MyWines@leclos.net. By way of illustration, a case of wine acquired from Al Hamra Cellar, Ras Al Khaimah, in the year 2024 would incur an expense equivalent to your original En Primeur invoice price, augmented by 50% for duty and a supplementary 5% for VAT.