Magnums and double magnums of 2000 Mouton Rothschild and nine bottles of Haut-Brion 1961 were among the top lots at Sotheby’s latest London sale.
China’s president Xi Jinping was treated to English sparkling wine, white Burgundy, first growth Bordeaux and Vin de Constance at last night’s UK state dinner.
There was a high level of activity surrounding 2010 Bordeaux on Liv-ex last week, as the vintage accounted for 42.8% of all Bordeaux trade by value.
After being touted as perhaps the best value first growth on the strength of its points and prices two years ago, is Haut-Brion finally moving into the limelight?
Sotheby’s will begin its autumn season in London later this month with the sale of a “Great Bordeaux Cellar”.
Château Lafite’s price premium versus its fellow first growths is continuing to fall with Mouton Rothschild and Haut-Brion catching up.
Twelve wines have been given “perfect” 100-point ratings in Robert Parker’s 10-year retrospective of the 2005 Bordeaux vintage.
Following Robert Parker’s in-bottle scores of the 2012 Bordeaux vintage some of the wines, including Haut-Brion, have seen substantial price increases.
Chicago-based fine wine auctioneer, Hart Davis Hart, saw its latest sale achieve a “remarkable” US$6.2 million.
Saint Estèphe heavyweight, Cos d’Estournel, has emerged with a 3.7% premium on its 2013 price and first growth Haut-Brion matches Mouton.
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