Two “boutique” Saint Emilions, Palmer and Pape Clement topped Robert Parker’s in-bottle scores for the 2011 vintage and even if Ausone slipped from its 100-point potential, the Right Bank won out in general.
Ausone released the price for its 2013 vintage yesterday afternoon at the same level as Cheval Blanc, it should be the more attractive offer – but is it?
The top wines of the Bordeaux 2013 vintage as chosen by the trade for Liv-ex’s survey.
Ausone’s 2009 has gone from the best performer in January to the worst performer in February as the Liv-ex 100 dips again slightly.
The Fine Wine 100 index closed with a loss in January, the first time it has done so in 12 years but Bordeaux dominated the best performing wines.
There has been a substantial price drop for some Bordeaux 2005s since 2011, with many trading well below their peak.
Scottish artist Jonathan Warrender has taken inspiration from Bordeaux to create a collection of 26 drawings featuring some of the region’s most famous châteaux.
Château Ausone and Barrière Frères have won trademark court cases in China.
The end of the 2012 en primeurs may finally be in sight after all with the release of Cheval Blanc and Ausone yesterday and Léoville Poyferré and Figeac this morning.
From leaping hares and roaring lions to father-and-son duo Paul and Thibault Pontallier, we take you on a tour of Bordeaux 2012 primeurs week highlights.
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