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”.
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.”
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.
Renowned French designer Philippe Starck has collaborated with Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion in Bordeaux on a new winery project for the estate.
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.
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.
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.
Customers are being drawn back to Bordeaux by mature vintages priced for drinking rather than speculation, according to Bordeaux Index.
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.
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