Over 60% of Bordeaux châteaux posted price rises in the 2014 campaign, some higher than others but increases didn’t necessarily mean bad value.
Pernod Ricard’s Irish subsidiary, Irish Distillers, has unveiled the first single pot still Irish whiskey to be finished in Bordeaux casks.
The latest en primeur campaign was over 5% more expensive than international merchants predicted according to Liv-ex.
The 2014 campaign has been neither a roaring success nor an unmitigated disaster but some merchants are now questioning their approach to future campaigns with one major merchant announcing a review.
Following Robert Parker’s in-bottle scores of the 2012 Bordeaux vintage some of the wines, including Haut-Brion, have seen substantial price increases.
Universally acknowledged as one of the best wines of the vintage, has Montrose gone too far with a 54% price hike?
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index ran flat in May with Bordeaux first growths accounting for the majority of wines that went up – and down over the course of the month.
A bottle of fine wine sold at a London auction last week could be undrinkable, despite the £11,750 price-tag.
The end of the 2014 campaign is in sight after a flurry of late releases and only Montrose remains unreleased among the big-name estates.
Auction house Acker Merrall & Condit hopes that lots of rare Bordeaux and Burgundy from two private cellar collections will enchant bidders at its HK sale in May.
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