Australian wine tasting, sampling a Hibiki 21 year old, a Coravin blind tasting and a Montrose dinner. It’s been a busy and extravagant week for the db HK team.
The 10 best wines of the Bordeaux 2014 vintage as voted for by Liv-ex’s global members.
Confusion reigned at the weekend after one of France’s leading businessmen and owner of Château Montrose, Martin Bouygues, was erroneously pronounced dead.
Chicago-based auction house, Hart Davis Hart, is to hold its first ever sale dedicated solely to Bordeaux later this month with ex-cellar consignments from three leading estates.
First growth Château Latour has re-released its 1996, 2001 and 2002 vintages, with less of a premium than its previous ex-cellar releases.
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 saw a small but palpable lift in August with Lafite leading the way as the growing signs that the overall decline in the market is nearing an end bear (a little) fruit.
The fine wine market jumped on Montrose 2010 at the end of last week when Robert Parker elevated from 99 to 100-points – don’t expect the same for the 2013s.
Liv-ex has been tracking the ratio of bids to offers for signs of a recovery, and in the week to 21 August recorded it had hit 0.46, the highest since March.
For a record thirteenth straight month the Liv-ex 100 index has fallen, with Bordeaux the chief casualty.
Château Beychevelle and Château Du Tertre released prices for their 2013 wines this morning with small dips on 2012 while Montrose didn’t budge.
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