Bordeaux en primeur wines known to be outstanding (as of 15th December 2010):
Total: 665 bottles (over 55 cases)
Of these, there are:
2003 vintage: 37 bottles
2004 vintage: 18 bottles
2005 vintage: 471 bottles (37.25 cases)
2006 vintage: 43 bottles
2007 vintage: 96 bottles
Unfortunately the list continues to grow.
Response from Fabien Hyon, COO of 1855.com to my questions (received 15th December 2010 but apparently sent 9th December):
We do sell and buy en Primeurs on daily basis. They are done at the same time.
d) You say: ‘Our company, created 15 years ago, ‘some turmoil in 2008 and early 2009’. Why and how did this affect deliveries of 2005 en primeur that should have been delivered in the first half of 2008?
As you have noticed on our web site, the delivery date of en Primeurs is June, every year. The main reason for "June delivery" is that as we do offer more than 500 hundred references, we do need to have all of them to deliver. Which is not always the case as some Sauternes are deliver in Autumn... The 2005 Primeurs deliveries have been coming at the time our turmoils started.
It is now down to 5%. Which is still too much. Until every single case is resolved, we do work on answering and following any single client case.
Fortunately our work to take care of the situation produces some effects as it is not hundreds of clients and thousands of bottles... But until every single client has his wines at hands, it is still too much, you are right. Be sure we are working on these situations.
Questions relating to 2007 Carruades
a) 1855.com indicated that delivery of these wines would be during Spring 2010. Yet by 1st December 2010 1855.com still had not received the wines?
Why is this and when did 1855.com place the necessary orders and pay for them?
I guess the two first answers also answer this question.