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Friday 19 December 2014

Bordeaux 2011

Parker scores begin to move 2011s

The Bordeaux 2011s have received a boost since Robert Parker’s in-bottle scores, with trades in the vintage almost up to almost 20% of Bordeaux trading activity on Liv-ex this month.

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Boutique St Emilions top Parker scores

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.

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

High prices will not protect Bordeaux ‘brand’

With the pricing of Bordeaux futures a large part of the failure of three successive campaigns, the depreciation of recent back vintages shows that high pricing does not help châteaux protect their “brand”.

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 No Comments »

Yquem to skip en primeur this year

Château d’Yquem will not be sold en primeur this year due to unfavourable trading conditions, director Pierre Lurton has announced.

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 1 Comment »

Bordeaux 2011: Out with a whimper

After months of uneven releases and general lack of enthusiasm, the Bordeaux 2011 campaign has finally reached what might be described as a denouement of sorts.

Monday, June 11th, 2012 1 Comment »

Deal of the week

As the Bordeaux 2011 en primeur campaign limps on, some excitement was finally sparked among merchants this week with the release of Vieux Château Certan at €96 per bottle.

Friday, June 8th, 2012 No Comments »

Finally Latour emerges but campaign far from over

Latour emerged for its last campaign yesterday without a recommended resale price.

Friday, May 25th, 2012 No Comments »

Sichel: Bordeaux 2011 “messy and bloody”

Charles Sichel, export director of Maison Sichel, has branded aspects of the 2011 en primeurs “messy, bloody and very difficult”.

Thursday, May 24th, 2012 2 Comments »

Pichons lead this morning’s Bordeaux releases

Pichon Baron and Comtesse and Léoville Barton began this week’s en primeur releases.

Monday, May 21st, 2012 No Comments »

Deal of the week: En primeur picks

The debate over value is at the root of this year’s Bordeaux en primeurs but away from the high-end there are some excellent wines to be had and at a reasonable price, especially if you shop around .

Friday, May 18th, 2012 No Comments »

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