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Bordeaux

Lafite leads Sotheby’s sale

It was Lafite rather than Pétrus or Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, that topped Sotheby’s latest London sale.

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux’s most historic vintages

As the 2015 Bordeaux vintage nears the beginning of its en primeur campaign, we look back at the region’s greatest vintages through the years.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Upward trends

If you’re an investor, remember that you never ‘own’ a case of wine – you’re merely holding on to it in the hope of a return.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 No Comments »

iDealwine update: reliable Haut-Brion

Château Haut-Brion is no longer quite the pre-eminent premier grand cru classé claret at auction, but where it does trump the likes of Mouton and Lafite is in its price stability.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: the shape of things to come?

The trade is barely back from Bordeaux and already there have been a couple of release prices from small estates – do their increases foreshadow what’s to come?

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Château Magnol takes on de Boüard

Château Magnol, a cru bourgeois in the Haut-Médoc, has taken on Château Angélus’ Hubert de Boüard as winemaking consultant.

Thursday, April 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: notes from the Left Bank

The second day of the Union des Grands Crus tasting focused on the Left Bank, where the claims that 2015 is a great vintage were put to the test.

Thursday, April 7th, 2016 No Comments »

New labels for Smith Haut Lafitte 2015

Pessac-Léognan estate, Smith Haut Lafitte has unveiled limited edition labels for the 2015 vintage to celebrate its 650th anniversary.

Thursday, April 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: Rolland on the rampage

With en primeurs having only just begun, one topic of conversation was not the quality of the vintage but an expletive-filled rant by Michel Rolland.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 4 Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: first impressions

With the trade having descended on Bordeaux for primeurs, we present a few first impressions of the Right Bank, Sauternes, Graves and Pessac-Léognan.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 No Comments »

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