Frost may have made this one of Bordeaux's smallest harvests in many years, but there is plenty of exceedingly appealing red, white and sweet wines if you know where to look. Secure your share of the best now.
“Despite terrible frosts, most of the top wine estates of Bordeaux made some outstanding quality wines that will deliver beautiful drinking for years ahead.”
- James Suckling
“2017 is potentially a very good vintage.”
- Gavin Quinney, JancisRobinson.com
Contact the Fine Wine Team
If you would like more information on any of the wines detailed below, or would like some advice on Fine Wine buying, please contact one of our experts in the Fine Wine Team who will be happy to help you with your query.
Our specialist team is comprised of Gus McLean, Stewart Pryce, Joe Fogg and Jeff Rean, who have a wealth of experience of the fine wine trade behind them.
It means reserving top vintages before they are bottled. By paying an instalment 'up front', you reserve wine while it is still in the barrel, before the wines are shipped to the UK in Spring 2020.
How does payment work?
Now you need only pay the 'cellar door' price. Prior to delivery, we will invoice you for the second instalment (duty - around £2.23 a bottle at today's prices) plus VAT on the total. Delivery (currently £7.99) is also applicable, unless you are a member of Unlimited. Alternatively, you can keep your case stored In Bond or Duty Paid in our state of the art temperature- and humidity-controlled customer storage facility (currently £10.80 per case per year).
The advantages of 'En Primeur' buying
Demand for fine wines is always high as there simply isn't enough to go around. En Primeur guarantees you an allocation of the finest wines at opening prices - providing you are quick!
Once we receive your order we will send you a Reservation Certificate to your customer address. If the wines you have chosen are sold out we'll contact you to advise which are still available.
Laithwaite's began in 1969, when geography student Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux ...
and fell in love with wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share their delicious wines with
friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that hundreds of little wineries all around the world were soon
queuing to take part. Today we're the UK's No.1 home-delivery wine merchant, with over 1,500 wines to choose from
including red, white, rosé, Champagne, Prosecco, spirits ... you name it. Tony's still at it - and now really good
at washing bottles. Read more