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Additional 2011 Bordeaux futures picks

June 7, 2012

After my column on 2011 Bordeaux futures prices went out on the Bloomberg Newswire earlier this week, some of my top wines of the vintage finally released their prices: The deep, polished, rich, and truly delicious Ch. Ducru-Beaucaillou, a  St. Julien 2nd growth,  is just over $110 a bottle (£800 a case in the U.K.). That’s a pretty good price, even less than the 2008, which wasn’t nearly as good.

Next came one of my faves, Vieux Chateau Certan, a wonderfully scented, very complex and silky Pomerol. With its return to a high percentage of cabernet franc, it’s even better than the superb 2009 and 2010. Price? $145 a bottle (£1050 in the UK, if you can find it).

These are two wines definitely worth buying as futures.

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