Storms, natural phenomena, death, sex? How best to describe the blossoming of interest in certain fine wine vintages?
Trade in the recently upgraded Bordeaux 2005 vintage is already slowing on the Liv-ex platform after an explosive, initial burst.
Château d’Angludet in Margaux has said the 2014 en primeur was its “best ever” in the UK, with the entire allocation sold out.
Liv-ex has released the results of its bi-annual classification of the Right Bank and found Pavie to not quite live up to its “A” status when it comes to price.
A “who’s who” of fine wines will feature at Sotheby’s London sale on 15 July from Burgundy to Bordeaux, Tuscany and the Rhône.
Bordeaux wine samples are being sent to 800 UK trade professionals this month as the CIVB seeks to demonstrate the region’s diversity.
Almost 20 years old now the 1996s have climbed solidly in price but some have gone further on weaker laurels than those whose promise was noted at an early age.
With no Médoc wines gaining 100-points in Robert Parker’s retrospective of the 2005 vintage, one firm has asked: “Has the time come to just ignore Parker’s view of the 05s?”
China has said it now recognises the term “Bordeaux” as a brand after what has been a four year struggle by the French government.
Chicago-based wine auctioneer Hart Davis Hart is the market leader in the US in the first half of 2015 having turned over US$20 million so far this year.
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