Our en primeur report crosses over to the Right Bank and tours the big names of Pomerol and Saint Emilion.
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”.
The first day of the communal tastings with the Union des Grands Crus gives a broader appreciation of the vintage on the Left Bank.
Our first report from the 2013 en primeurs spans St Estèphe to Margaux, with thoughts on Montrose, Pichon Lalande and Lafite among others.
Christine Valette-Pariente, co-owner of Château Troplong Mondot in Saint Emilion has died after losing her battle with cancer.
With a mixture of admiration, caution and near indifference, the trade considered the impact of Pontet-Canet’s surprise release this week.
More pseudo-science now as the “Fine wine vs” series tackles the weighty issue of which letter is the most influential in fine wine.
Melanie Tesseron co-owner of Pontet-Canet has explained why the fifth growth released so early and at the same price as last year.
Ben Kennedy gives his insights into the new wines of the Bordeaux 2013 vintage ahead of en primeur week.
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.
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