2014 yields expected to match recent best vintages
The owner of Chateau Bauduc, Gavin Quinney, said: “Bordeaux 2014 should see a return to a regular crop of between 5.4 to 6 million hectolitres.” This will compare favourably with 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Everyone is hoping that the quality of the 2014 vintage will rival that of 2009 and 2010. He also commented that there has been a significant increase in prices for 2013 bulk wines and therefore there is likely to be a return to “an attractive level for good quality stuff”.
Co-founder of Liv-ex Justin Gibbs told Harpers.co.uk that it was difficult to say what impact the increased crop size would have on the market.