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.
As the en primeur tastings begin to wind down, Château Gazin has released with a small drop of just a euro on its 2012 price.
Liv-ex’s Fine Wine 100 index has fallen for the 12th consecutive month in March, an “unprecedented” milestone, while Pontet-Canet’s 2009 and 2010 vintages came “under fire”.
The first day of the communal tastings with the Union des Grands Crus gives a broader appreciation of the vintage on the Left Bank.
With a mixture of admiration, caution and near indifference, the trade considered the impact of Pontet-Canet’s surprise release this week.
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