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Sunday 21 December 2014

Bordeaux

Latour releases 2004 to ‘deathly silence’

Château Latour has re-released its 2004 vintage and 2006 Forts de Latour with respective premiums of 23% and 6% – and the market has greeted it with “deathly silence”.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2013 ‘like sailing through a storm’

Bordeaux-based wine consultant Denis Dubourdieu has described the 2013 vintage in Bordeaux as one of the hardest in his career and “like sailing through a storm.”

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 2 Comments »

MW event to feature Le Pin’s new sister wine

Wine from Jacques Thienpont’s new St Emilion profect will be on pour at this May’s MW Symposium alongside an impressive selection of labels from MW winemakers.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Starck designs new ‘ship shaped’ winery

Renowned French designer Philippe Starck has collaborated with Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion in Bordeaux on a new winery project for the estate.

Friday, March 14th, 2014 No Comments »

First growths’ top vintages down 35%

Prices of first growths from “on” vintages have fallen by 35% or more since the market peak in February 2011 – but the 2000 vintage is bucking the trend.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 3 Comments »

Author of ‘cruel’ St Emilion book sued

A journalist who wrote a book “exposing” the wine industry and lambasting Saint Emilion as “cruel” is facing legal action from Angélus’s owner, Hubert de Boüard.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 1 Comment »

Fine Wines still dipping in February

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 dipped for the fifth consecutive month in February with only the “Rest of the World” and old Bordeaux indices not slipping into negative figures.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Older vintages spark Bordeaux revival

Customers are being drawn back to Bordeaux by mature vintages priced for drinking rather than speculation, according to Bordeaux Index.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 1 Comment »

Bordeaux 2013: ‘Not a vintage for speculators’

The Bordeaux 2013 vintage is proving more aromatically expressive than first thought but still needs to be priced low to entice consumers Alan Raynaud, president of the Grand Cercle Bordeaux, has said.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 1 Comment »

Tasting biodynamically

Biodynamics has become a hot topic in the wine world, but is the lunar calendar important when tasting the finished product?

Monday, March 10th, 2014 7 Comments »

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