The 1989 vintage of Pessac first growth Haut-Brion hit an all time high of £14,846 a case on the Liv-ex Exchange this week.
A futuristic winery designed by French architect Phillippe Starck to look like a “raw metal blade plunged in the terroir” has opened at Château les Carmes Haut-Brion in Bordeaux.
Most vintages from the first growth and super second sectors have firmed up nicely of late, and the ‘second’ wines of the firsts in particular have been motoring.
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Allan Sichel of Maison Sichel has been appointed the new president of the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) for the next three years.
As currency fluctuates and stock markets struggle to hold their nerve in the wake of ‘Brexit’, fine wine is gliding on apparently quite unconcerned.
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000, which tracks a broad selection of fine wines, rose 3.4% last month.
June saw the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index rise for the seventh consecutive month as the recovery of the market continues apace.
A collection of Bordeaux seized as collateral after a soured business deal between a négociant and a Chinese client has been sold for almost €10 million.
Normally a mainstay of any en primeur campaign with pricing judged to be fair, the first growths stumbled this year.
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