With all the major chateaux having released (bar Petrus and Lafleur) we can now see how accurate the respondents to our 2008 Bordeaux En Primeur Survey were in predicting the release prices of our basket of ten wines.
The actual release prices for the ten wines totaled €1,006 ex-Bordeaux, some €144 euros (or 13%) more than our survey predicted. Overall, the wines were released 30% down in price on 2007.
The closest respondent – who works as a Senior Wine Advisor at a major UK fine wine merchant – was just €12 away, with a predicted basket price of €1,018. He wins a six pack of 2004 Haut Bailly for his efforts.
A table summarising the results is below: