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Sunday 20 April 2014

Christian Seely

Bordeaux 2013: weakest since 2007?

Half of the merchants in Liv-ex’s Bordeaux 2013 en primeur survey have voted the vintage the weakest out of 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012 for the first growths in terms of quality.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Seely calls for balance in primeurs debate

Pichon Baron’s Christian Seely has hit out at a “concerted effort” to undermine the 2013 en primeur campaign, arguing that such a negative outlook is not only unjustified, but risks doing customers a disservice.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 2 Comments »

Bordeaux 2013: ‘a joyous triumph over adversity’

This year’s wines from Pauillac and Pomerol are “a joyous triumph over adversity” writes AXA MD Christian Seely, who added that detractors of the vintage will be “agreeably surprised”.

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 1 Comment »

Noval to launch ‘secret’ Nacional ‘04

Quinta do Noval has given the first ever public tasting of its “secret” Nacional 2004 as the Douro estate confirmed a plan to release this rare vintage Port next year.

Monday, September 16th, 2013 No Comments »

Markets respond to ‘stunning’ 2011 Ports

Port producers are reporting significant demand from markets worldwide in the wake of their superlative-fuelled 2011 vintage declarations.

Monday, May 13th, 2013 No Comments »

The Proust Q&A: Christian Seely

AXA Millésimes managing director Christian Seely on his fears, loves and hates as well as where he wants his ashes scattered.

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 No Comments »

An ‘interesting phase’ ahead for Romaneira

Christian Seely has offered assurance that the sale of a majority stake in Quinta da Romaneira heralds a period of long-term stability and development for the Douro estate.

Friday, January 18th, 2013 No Comments »

Bordeaux campaign set to pick up speed

Christian Seely, managing director of AXA Millèsimes, has said that the 2011 en primeur campaign should “pick up speed from now on”.

Thursday, May 10th, 2012 No Comments »

Seely seeking Burgundy property

Christian Seely, managing director of Domaine de l’Arlot owners AXA Millésimes, has revealed he is actively looking for a second Burgundy property.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 1 Comment »

Do hotels help wine brands?

Adding a hotel to a winery is an increasingly attractive tool for raising brand awareness but good winemakers don’t always make good hoteliers.

Monday, April 2nd, 2012 2 Comments »

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