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.
Dom Pérignon and Lafite dominated Hart Davis Hart’s latest Chicago sale which saw another 100% sell-through rate with sales totalling $5.1 million.
After nearly a year and a half of continued increases, prices for Right Bank grand crus, Pavie and Angélus, have slowed.
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.
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