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Tuesday 23 December 2014

Bordeaux

2013 primeurs: the Right Bank

Our en primeur report crosses over to the Right Bank and tours the big names of Pomerol and Saint Emilion.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Fine Wine 100 in free fall

Liv-ex’s Fine Wine 100 index has fallen for the 12th consecutive month in March, an “unprecedented” milestone, while Pontet-Canet’s 2009 and 2010 vintages came “under fire”.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

2013 primeurs: day two in the Médoc

The first day of the communal tastings with the Union des Grands Crus gives a broader appreciation of the vintage on the Left Bank.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 No Comments »

2013 Primeurs: St Estèphe to Margaux

Our first report from the 2013 en primeurs spans St Estèphe to Margaux, with thoughts on Montrose, Pichon Lalande and Lafite among others.

Monday, March 31st, 2014 No Comments »

Obituary: Christine Valette-Pariente

Christine Valette-Pariente, co-owner of Château Troplong Mondot in Saint Emilion has died after losing her battle with cancer.

Monday, March 31st, 2014 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2013: What will the others do?

With a mixture of admiration, caution and near indifference, the trade considered the impact of Pontet-Canet’s surprise release this week.

Friday, March 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Fine wine vs the alphabet

More pseudo-science now as the “Fine wine vs” series tackles the weighty issue of which letter is the most influential in fine wine.

Friday, March 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2013: Pontet-Canet explains itself

Melanie Tesseron co-owner of Pontet-Canet has explained why the fifth growth released so early and at the same price as last year.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2013: First impressions

Ben Kennedy gives his insights into the new wines of the Bordeaux 2013 vintage ahead of en primeur week.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 1 Comment »

Bordeaux 2013: Pontet-Canet a ‘tough ask’?

Pontet-Canet has jumped the starting gun for this year’s en primeurs, releasing its 2013 vintage at €60 a bottle ex-négociant – the same price as the 2012.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 No Comments »

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