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Buying Fine Wine

We have a great selection of fine wine available to buy. Our fine wines come from all over the world including from Bordeaux and Burgundy in France and many parts of the southern hemisphere. We offer a huge range of both red and white fine wines so you have plenty to choose from. See here for our Fine Wine section.

Investment Wines

We recommend that investment wines are held 'In Bond' and sold 'In Bond' which saves you having to pay duty and VAT. Duty is currently £25.01 ex VAT per case on 9 Litre (12 x 75cl) case of still wine under 15% ABV. Unless you are VAT registered you can never claim the VAT back.

If you are going to re-sell the wine you should keep it in its original case as wine not in original cases is often worth at least 10% less.

If you buy your investment wine through Bon Coeur we will be happy to arrange your storage, click here to find out more about In Bond storage charges.


The term En Primeur refers to the process of buying wine in cask/barrel before it is bottled at the Chateau and released onto the global wine market. The wine is usually delivered 2-3 years after the vintage, and can only be purchased by the unmixed case. En Primeur wine is bought in barrels or cask held at the Chateau. However you can choose how you wish it to be bottled, ie. half bottles, magnums, imperials. The main advantage of buying wine En Primeur is that the initial opening prices are usually considerably cheaper than after the wine is bottled and shipped by the producer. In recent years En Primeur is increasingly being bought for investment purposes.

If you are interested in En Primeur wine please contact James Goodhart. You can also sign up here for our En Primeur Review Updates which provide a valuable outline of the En Primeur market and prices as they are released, as well as a yearly update on what's drinking now. Allocations are often very sought after, at Bon Coeur Fine Wines we reward our loyal customers first, but there is usually some room for the first time buyer. Please contact us to discuss your requirements at the earliest opportunity. En Primeur releases usually start around April each year.

Click here for a full list of our En Primeur Wines.


You can tell whether a wine is En Primeur as it has EP in the right hand side of the wines listed in our wine list.

Once your wine has been shipped into the UK, it will be delivered to our bonded warehouse and placed in your Private Client Reserve account. We will then contact you to ask for instructions as to where you would like it delivered. Your wines will remain in bond until we receive your instructions, please note that if you do not get in touch with us in a timekly manner storage charges may be incurred whilst we await your instructions. Arrangements can be made with us to keep the wine in bond or stored in our warehouse in Yorkshire. Please click here for full details of our BCFW Storage Services VAT and Duty will be charged per case if you choose to have your wine taken out of bond, see below for details.


All wine is sold by the case exclusive of Duty and Vat (inclusive of shipping and insurance to our UK bond).

Charges will be incurred for delivery from our UK bonded account and In Bond Transfers where applicable. Charges are calculated by your postcode and distance from our UK bonded account in Essex.

Payment is due upon receipt of invoice, issued after you have confirmed your order. Payments by cards other than credit cards, cheque or bank/internet transfer incur no additional charges. If paying by credit card you will incur a 2.5% charge on the total cost.

All wine remains the ownership of Bon Coeur Fine Wines Ltd until all charges are paid for in full.

Our initial invoice will be exclusive of Duty, Vat and Delivery/Under Bond Transfer charges (these will be invoiced if you take the wine out of our bond account). Please note delivery charges from bond are charged at cost depending upon your postcode and the number of cases being delivered. 

Annual storage rates will apply for long term storage after the wine is delivered into the UK.  Once the wine has arrived you have seven working days to advise us either deliver the wine or transfer to another bonded account.

For Example - You bought a case of (12 x 75cl) of Chateau Talbot 2007 for £285.00 In Bond and you would like to get it out of Bond.

COST of wine = £285.00

VAT on the wine - 20% x £285.00 = £57.00

Duty on the wine = £25.92

VAT on the Duty of the wine - 20% x £24.60 = £5.00

TOTAL PAYABLE - £285.00+£57.00+£25.92+£5.19 = £373.11*

*Note: These costs exclude delivery/Under Bond Transfer charges from our UK bonded warehouse, please contact the office for a quote. Please note delivery charges from bond are charged at cost depending upon your postcode and the number of cases being delivered.


Still Wine (5.5 to 15% alcohol)

£2.16 per 75cl bottle / £25.92 per standard case or volume (12 x 75cl or 9 litres)

Sparkling Wine / Champagne (up to 15% alcohol)

£2.77 per 75cl bottle / £33.24 per standard case or volume (12 x 75cl or 9 litres)

Port/Fortified Wine (15 to 22% alcohol)

£2.89 per 75cl bottle / £34.68 per standard case or volume (12 x 75cl or 9 litres)

UK VAT rate currently stands at 20%. VAT is charged on the current UK Duty rate. Duty and VAT rates are subject to change by the UK government.

*All charges are subject to change by the government at any time, above charges as of the last UK Budget 8th March 2017.

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