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Saturday 13 February 2016

First Growth

Mouton to shrink en primeur offering

From the 2015 vintage, Bordeaux first growth Château Mouton Rothschild will be offering fewer wines en primeur due to a rising demand for wines in bottle.

Monday, February 8th, 2016 1 Comment »

The most powerful fine wines 2015: Part 2

This week we conclude our countdown of the top 10 most powerful fine wines of 2015 with a close look at those brands placed at positions five to one.

Monday, December 14th, 2015 No Comments »

The most powerful fine wines 2015: part 1

We count down the top 10 most powerful wines of 2015, starting with those brands placed at positions 10 to 6.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

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