Current Lying Abroad Offers
So why buy En Primeur (Lying Abroad)?
- Choice - You are assured of having the widest choice, as many wines will sell out before they reach the shelf.
- Price - Usually buying lying abroad ensures a keener price, sometimes considerably so. There are examples where wines have quadrupled in price (albeit on the rarest of occasions) between the initial offer and retail shelf. Increases in price however are not guaranteed.
- Planning - buying en primeur allows you to plan your cellar years ahead and to spread the cost.
- Advice - Our Fine Wine Sales team have visited most of the domaines we offer, and are fully qualified to offer friendly and reliable guidance for the overwhelmed or confused! Please call the team on 01743 234455.
- Bordeaux is offered in the May following the vintage*, and are shipped 20 - 28 months later.
- Burgundy and Rhône are offered 16 - 18 months following the vintage, and are shipped during the following 6 - 14 months.
- Port is only offered in a declared vintage around 2 years after the vintage, and shipment follows during the next 6 months.
- * Vintage time for these wines ranges from August to October
Payment and Pricing
- All our en primeur offers show the cost of the wine which is payable now.
- Additional charges levied at shipment time (unless you specify 'under bond' when you placed your order) are per 12x 75cl:
£33.00 for still/table wines
£41.16 for port (fortified)
plus VAT - charged at the prevailing rate on the above shipping charges and on the original purchase price.
- There are no quantity discounts available on wines offered en primeur.
Ordering & Storage
- Currently, you cannot order online, please contact Graham Mason, John Melhuish, Rachel Armstrong or Robin Torrens on 01743 234455 to discuss your requirements.
- If you wish your wines to be stored under bond, you must tell us you require Under Bond storage when you place your en primeur order
- Tanners offer temperature controlled, 'in bond' storage at £9 per dozen per annum and at £4.50 per half dozen, inclusive of VAT and full insurance at replacement value. There is an initial £3.00 taking in charge per item.
All cellarage terms are in accordance with the Bunch code of practice.
Click here for more details about storing your wine at Tanners.
- Please click here and fill in your details to receive printed versions of our Lying Abroad Offers, current and future, via post, or click on the pdf files that appear on the following pages to immediately view an electronic (and printable) format.
Investing in Wine
With the fluctuations in performance of the stock market and low returns on investment accounts, we are being asked more and more about investing in wine. At Tanners we have not used the term investment to sell wine since the 1966 vintage. Of course we would love you to invest all your money in wine but it may not be financially prudent to do so!
Many of our customers enjoy buying their wine early ‘en primeur’ or ‘lying abroad’ when they have the pick of the harvest. Long term, over a number of vintages, customers will have paid less for their wine and they will have enough of the best to cover their future drinking. We have always said that, ‘If you have a bit left after your drinking, long term, you will invariably get your money back and a little more’.
People who make spectacular returns on odd cases will tell you about it, but they will keep quiet about the modest performance of the rest. Wine prices on the secondary market are extremely volatile. They are highly responsive to down turns in the economy and reputations are easily destroyed by the verdicts of one or two very influential journalists. You should think long term and take an overall view. Don’t restrict yourself to fine clarets and vintage Ports, there are plenty of wines from many corners of the world which will provide wonderful future drinking.