A case of 1961 Château Latour à Pomerol from the cellars of its one-time owner, Madame Lacoste-Loubat, was sold for over £100,000 at auction this week.
Pétrus was the target of buyers at last weekend’s auction held by Christie’s in New York, with all of the top lots also going to Asian bidders.
Warwick Ross, producer of new wine documentary Red Obsession, has revealed how reluctant many of the Bordeaux first growths were to be interviewed for the project.
The Asian market is developing a thirst for Californian cult wine Screaming Eagle in addition to top Bordeaux and Burgundy.
US auction house Acker Merrall & Condit has lined up a host of current auction favourites for its upcoming Hong Kong sale, including the first full case of Screaming Eagle 1992 to be offered since 2008.
Christie’s first autumn sale in Hong Kong got off to a strong start with Burgundy and Pétrus being both the star attractions and biggest sellers.
Chilean wine pioneer Aurelio Montes on his thirst for flying, sailing and riding, desire to be an actor, and why he joined the Chilean navy.
Auction house Sotheby’s will close its summer season with a £1 million sale, featuring top Bordeaux, Burgundy and Vega Sicilia.
Burgundy topped the results at Acker Merrall & Condit’s New York sale and Christie’s Hong Kong auction last week.
Critic Robert Parker has given just one wine from the 2012 Bordeaux vintage 100-point potential.
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