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Tuesday 13 October 2015

First Growth

Estates who didn’t listen to market made ‘big mistake’

Bordeaux estates that didn’t take the market into consideration when deciding their en primeur release price made a “big mistake” this year according to one first growth.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 No Comments »

A Chinese first growth coming soon?

The fact that over 100 Bordeaux châteaux are now in Chinese hands, begs the question – will they ever own a first growth?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Tesco slashes fine wine prices

Tesco is slashing the prices of first growth Bordeaux and other fine wines in a major sale starting tonight.

Friday, May 9th, 2014 1 Comment »

Bordeaux 2013: Margaux joins releases

Château Margaux has recommenced this week’s primeurs by matching fellow first, Mouton’s, price drop of 10%.

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

World’s most expensive wine goes on sale

Fine wine shop Le Clos in Dubai International Airport has put a Balthazar of Château Margaux on sale for £122,000, making it the most expensive bottle of wine ever to be retailed.

Friday, October 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Mouton unveils new vat room

Bordeaux first growth Château Mouton Rothschild officially opened its new vat room during a gala dinner for 600 at the Pauillac estate this week.

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 No Comments »

Margaux trialing “voodoo” biodynamics

Bordeaux first growth Château Margaux is experimenting with the “voodoo” of biodynamics, according its managing director Paul Pontallier.

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 4 Comments »

Margaux to release third wine

Bordeaux first growth Châteaux Margaux is to release a third wine onto the market this year.

Monday, April 8th, 2013 No Comments »

Most Merlot on record for Haut-Brion 2012

Graves-based first growth Château Haut-Brion has used the largest percentage of Merlot in its history with the 2012 vintage.

Monday, April 8th, 2013 No Comments »

Jeff Koons designs Mouton 2010 label

American neo-pop artist Jeff Koons has designed the 2010 label of Pauillac first growth Château Mouton Rothschild.

Monday, December 17th, 2012 No Comments »

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