La Place de Bordeaux is a historic marketplace made up of a collection of around 300 négociants, or wine distributors, who sell two-thirds of all wine produced in Bordeaux direct to buyers from around the world. Originally intended for Bordeaux wines only, since 1998 the marketplace has evolved and regions outside of Bordeaux with a strong history and pedigree have joined in.
What should you look out for?
September is going to be a huge month for releases, with the likes of Masseto, Opus One and Almaviva amongst many others!
The first major release we anticipate seeing will be the latest Seña 2019 vintage, which marks 25 years of history for the estate nestled in the heart of the Ocoa coastal mountain range in the Aconcagua Valley. To mark this occasion a special label has been commissioned.
Not far behind are some of Napa Valley’s biggest names, such as Opus One scored highly at 98 points by the Wine Advocate, and its little sibling Overture which can be enjoyed while Opus One ages.
September will also see Chateau Latour 2005 and Masseto 2018. The re-release of the Latour 2005 by the estate is an exciting and highly anticipated event on its own, with the wine having garnered high scores of 98 by Wine Advocate and a perfect 100 points by the Wine Enthusiast. While Masseto 2018, one of Tuscany’s most iconic names will certainly raise the profile for fans of Merlot as this titan of Italy has also earned amazing reviews.
Towards the middle of the month, we can expect to see more of Chile and Argentina’s big producers, with releases from Almaviva, Cheval des Andes and Solaia. Cheval des Andes one of Argentina’s most sought-after wines has also already been awarded 97 points by Tim Atkin.
Another key event to look out for, will be the first release of Spanish Rioja at La Place, with the Yjar 2017 vintage, a wine produced in the foothills of the Sierra de Toloño in Rioja Alavesa.
Other wines such as the third release of Pym-Rae from the great Tesseron family responsible for Pontet Canet, one of Rhone’s most in demand wines the Hommage a Jacques Perrin 2019 from Beaucastel or even the potential re-release of Palmer 2011 will be interesting to follow!
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