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Saturday 19 April 2014

Fine Wine

Bordeaux 2013: Pontet-Canet a ‘tough ask’?

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.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 No Comments »

DP and Lafite lead $5.1m HDH auction

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.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Pavie and Angélus prices settle

After nearly a year and a half of continued increases, prices for Right Bank grand crus, Pavie and Angélus, have slowed.

Monday, March 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Latour releases 2004 to ‘deathly silence’

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”.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 No Comments »

First growths’ top vintages down 35%

Prices of first growths from “on” vintages have fallen by 35% or more since the market peak in February 2011 – but the 2000 vintage is bucking the trend.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 3 Comments »

Fine Wines still dipping in February

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 dipped for the fifth consecutive month in February with only the “Rest of the World” and old Bordeaux indices not slipping into negative figures.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Older vintages spark Bordeaux revival

Customers are being drawn back to Bordeaux by mature vintages priced for drinking rather than speculation, according to Bordeaux Index.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 1 Comment »

Drouhin lot sold for $930k

A collection of Drouhin direct from the estate’s cellars was completely sold at Sotheby’s New York sale last weekend.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Ornellaia trumpets investment appeal

As Ornellaia unveiled the artistic collaboration for its latest 2011 vintage release, the Super Tuscan brand claimed that its wines are proving a “more solid” investment than gold or oil.

Friday, March 7th, 2014 No Comments »

New book blasts ‘cruel’ Saint Emilion

A new book published in France this week has singled out the Saint Emilion classification of 2012 as “illustrative” of many problems with wine in France.

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 No Comments »

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