Wine critics who fail to give perfect scores are “dodging responsibility” according to the world’s most influential wine reviewer, Robert Parker.
L’Eglise Clinet ended yesterday’s releases with a release price 24% above its 2013, while this morning has seen Climens and Issan emerge.
Old-age vines divide the winemaking world, both in terms of the cost/benefit ratio and recent New World moves to formalise this otherwise informal aspect of viticulture, writes Sally Easton MW.
Super Second Pauillac estate, Pichon Longueville Baron, released its 2014 price this morning with a 22% premium on 2013 – one of the highest raises so far this campaign.
Andrew Caillard established Langton’s, Australia’s fine wine classification system and even turns his hand to winemaking and art too.
Liv-ex’s fine wine indices saw small rises in April with Bordeaux seeing very small gains off-set, for once, by a slight lag in the performance of other regions.
A roundup of the wines expected to be the best value under £500-a-case this en primeur, according to the Liv-ex survey.
Fine wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd has had £100,000 worth of wine stolen from its Basingstoke warehouse after thieves cut through the wall.
Saint Estèphe heavyweight, Cos d’Estournel, has emerged with a 3.7% premium on its 2013 price and first growth Haut-Brion matches Mouton.
While Bordeaux begins to release the 2014s, one négociant warns that he needs to sell the 2011s before he even considers buying the latest vintage.
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