Luxury Power 505th December, 2011 by Lucy Shaw
48. Yasuhisa Hirose
Hirose heads up Enoteca, Japan’s biggest player in Bordeaux’s en primeur market. With its 31 stores in Japan and three in Hong Kong, as well as a wholesale outlet, Enoteca has its home base of 130m population covered.
Founded in 1988, Clos des Papes, Vieux-Télégraphe and Sassicaia are among Enoteca’s impressive list of agencies, and draw many high-profile winemakers to Japan for dinners and tastings. Bordeaux accounts for a third of sales, but Enoteca’s range totals more than 1,000 wines.