The trade is ready, initial reactions are positive, some scores are trickling in, the euro is declining, the US might be interested, what happens if prices go up this en primeur?
The Liv-ex 100 index dipped slightly in March as the market slowed in the first quarter of 2015 following a more positive end to 2014 and Latour came off worst.
“What is this wine?” I thought to myself, after blind tasting the first growth Sauternes Château de Rayne Vigneau.
Within a month we’ll know whether the châteaux have listened to dire warnings from the trade if they get it wrong on price.
Currently busy in Bordeaux, wine writer, judge and educator Christy Canterbury MW ‘lives between Manhattan and the vineyards of the world. Primarily those of Europe.’
Château Montrose CEO Hervé Berland told db today that the 2014 vintage is one of the property’s best wines of the past two decades.
As Robert Parker steps back from Bordeaux en primeur tastings, one fine wine fund has highlighted a number of signs that his overall influence is on the wane.
Taiwanese authorities have seized 30,000 bottles of wine from an importer in New Taipei, which are thought to be bulk wine rebranded as top Bordeaux.
Sotheby’s latest London sale saw strong demand for the wines of Egon Müller alongside the usual top selling Burgundies of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.
A blind tasting of the Saint Emilion grands crus classés A across several vintages saw Angelus and Pavie lag behind fellow “A”s Cheval Blanc and Ausone, leading one critic to suggest they are “not on the same level”.
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