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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Christian Seely

First growth prices rise 700% in 25 years

The prices of first growth châteaux have risen 30 times more than the price of bulk Bordeaux over the past 25 years.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Seely: Brazil a ‘red hot’ market for us

Christian Seely, managing director of Pichon Baron and Quinta do Noval owners AXA Millésimes, has revealed that Brazil is proving a “red hot” market for wine sales.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Consumers ‘turning backs’ on Bordeaux

British consumers are turning their backs on Bordeaux after losing faith in both producers in the region and the en primeur system, according to two key fine wine merchants.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 No Comments »

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 »

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