Following Robert Parker’s in-bottle scores of the 2012 Bordeaux vintage some of the wines, including Haut-Brion, have seen substantial price increases.
Universally acknowledged as one of the best wines of the vintage, has Montrose gone too far with a 54% price hike?
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index ran flat in May with Bordeaux first growths accounting for the majority of wines that went up – and down over the course of the month.
Fine wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd aimed to introduce more customers to its grower Champagne portfolio with a dedicated tasting last week.
A bottle of fine wine sold at a London auction last week could be undrinkable, despite the £11,750 price-tag.
The end of the 2014 campaign is in sight after a flurry of late releases and only Montrose remains unreleased among the big-name estates.
Australian winemaker and international consultant Brian Croser has hailed changes to his country’s wine industry within the last two years as “an evolution – almost a revolution”.
Auction house Acker Merrall & Condit hopes that lots of rare Bordeaux and Burgundy from two private cellar collections will enchant bidders at its HK sale in May.
“Wine of the vintage”, Vieux Château Certan, should sell out quickly, but the remaining big estates are now locked in a “Bordeaux standoff” straight out of Hollywood.
Sotheby’s latest Hong Kong sale featuring an ex-cellar consignment of Burgundy from Maison Camille Giroud has made over HK$12 million.
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