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Saturday 4 July 2015

Bordeaux 2012

In focus: 2012 Bordeaux

Following Robert Parker’s in-bottle scores of the 2012 Bordeaux vintage some of the wines, including Haut-Brion, have seen substantial price increases.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Haut-Brion tops Parker’s 2012 scores

Robert Parker has released his in-bottle scores for the 2012 vintage and noted that despite his initial misgivings about the price and hit-and-miss wine quality, there are “cherries to be plucked”.

Friday, May 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Pontet-Canet declassification a mystery?

The Tesseron family claims to remain in the dark over the rejection of the 2012 vintage of its second wine by the AOC board.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Pontet-Canet second wine loses AOC

The 2012 vintage of Pontet-Canet’s second wine, Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet, has had its AOC application rejected and will instead be bottled as Vin de France.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 2 Comments »

En primeur samples: translation or sorcery?

The practice of submitting unrepresentative en primeur samples is dishonest, unnecessary and indicative of an out-of-touch mindset, writes Mark Savage MW

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 No Comments »

Angelus demand defies price hike

Hubert de Boüard of Château Angelus has reported a strong uptake for its 2012 en primeur offer, despite a 30% price increase in a sluggish campaign.

Monday, July 15th, 2013 No Comments »

Fine Wine Investment: Expect no quick rebound on first growth prices

Fine wine markets were flat but steady in June after the disappointing en primeur campaign, but there is unlikely to be a quick return to prosperity for former leading estates.

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 No Comments »

French site accused of selling Yquem 2012

An online retailer, 1855.com, has been criticised for apparently trying to sell Château Yquem 2012 en primeur – even though that vintage was not produced by the estate.

Friday, June 7th, 2013 No Comments »

En primeur: ‘It’s not rocket science’

With the 2012 campaign over, merchants have spoken to the drinks business about the campaign’s shortcomings and what it may mean for the future of the en primeur system.

Friday, May 24th, 2013 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2012: Still not selling

With price releases from Léoville Las Cases, Vieux Château Certan and l’Eglise Clinet as the 2012 campaign begins to wind down – selling is still a struggle.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 No Comments »

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