The chart below shows how prices have dropped for the 2012 vintage against current 2011 prices (the anomaly in grey is due to Pavie, Angelus and Palmer). The First Growths – to the right of the table – have made the biggest effort, and they are the wines seeing tentative activity on the secondary market. Otherwise the Bordeaux 2012s have by and large failed to ignite interest.
An hour ago Robert Parker released his Bordeaux 2012 scores. Pomerol scores highly, and Mouton is the First Growth of the vintage, but there are few surprises on the upside. For those chateaux yet to release, price is now key.