Alfred and Melanie Tesseron of Bordeaux fifth growth Pontet-Canet have purchased the late Robin Williams’ Napa vineyard after its asking price was slashed to US$22.9 million (£16m).
The first week of 2016 was all about Bordeaux on the Liv-ex marketplace, with Lafite in the spotlight.
Over half of the 49 Bordeaux wines given a “perfect” 100-point score by Robert Parker since 2000 are currently trading below £5,000 a case.
The end of the 2014 campaign is in sight after a flurry of late releases and only Montrose remains unreleased among the big-name estates.
Merchants have reacted with a distinct lack of enthusiasm to Pontet-Canet’s release and don’t have many warm words for Lafite’s first tranche policy either.
db rounds up the 10 best Bordeaux estates for en primeur returns on average from the last 10 years.
The Tesseron family claims to remain in the dark over the rejection of the 2012 vintage of its second wine by the AOC board.
The 2008 vintages of Penfolds Grange and non-first growth crus classés took centre stage in the fine wine world this week.
The 2012 vintage of Pontet-Canet’s second wine, Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet, has had its AOC application rejected and will instead be bottled as Vin de France.
The top 10 most disappointing wines of the Bordeaux 2013 vintage as chosen by the trade for Liv-ex’s survey.
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