A recent visit to Bordeaux during harvest time took in a fairytale château, swish cellars, wild flowers, furry friends and grapes ripe for the picking.
Should dry, sunny conditions remain in Bordeaux, this year’s vintage could be an exceptional harvest – as good as the legendary 1982, according to Baron Philippe de Rothschild MD Philippe Dhalluin.
Château Mouton Rothschild has overtaken fellow first growth Lafite as the most searched for wine on Liv-ex.
Château Lafite’s price premium versus its fellow first growths is continuing to fall with Mouton Rothschild and Haut-Brion catching up.
Yohann Jousselin, head sommelier at Petrus in the Shangri-La will host the next “Iconic Wine Dinner” in September where guests can experience some of the greatest and rarest vintages of Mouton Rothschild.
Expectation surrounding the 2005s is building and pushing up prices for top estates – Liv-ex has the biggest movers so far.
This year’s en primeur campaign has been hailed a success by several Hong Kong-based wine merchants, with many Asian consumers having changed their buying habits to reflect personal consumption.
Sotheby’s en primeur campaign was a sterling success according to the auction house, with sales up 90% on 2013.
A 153-bottle collection of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, believed to be the largest unified range in existence, is set for private sale in Hong Kong.
A bottle of fine wine sold at a London auction last week could be undrinkable, despite the £11,750 price-tag.
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