Buying wine en primeur, or as ‘futures’, means to buy while a wine is still in barrel at the chateau or domaine, before it is bottled and shipped to the UK. Payment for the wine is requested at the time of order and this will include the cost of shipment to the UK once the wine is bottled.
The time-scale varies from region to region, but in the case of Bordeaux, the wine is normally shipped in the third year following the vintage. Only at this point do the duty, VAT and any onward delivery charges become payable. Alternatively these may be further deferred by the customer opting to store the wines ‘in bond’, (see Delivery and Storage).
The main advantages of buying en primeur are as follows:
The obvious risk associated with buying en primeur is dealing with a company that, having taken your money, may not be in a position to deliver 3 years later. By buying from Richard Kihl Ltd, with a long-proven track record in the business, you can be 100% confident of receiving your wine.
Many of the wines listed are bought from private individuals. If you would like a quotation for your wines please contact Antony Irvine. We can offer cash or broking terms.
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