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Monday 21 April 2014

Sauternes

Bordeaux 2013: Kirwan and Climens

After a busy day yesterday, Margaux third growth Château Kirwan and Sauternes first growth Château Climens were this morning’s key releases.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 No Comments »

2013 primeurs: day two in the Médoc

The first day of the communal tastings with the Union des Grands Crus gives a broader appreciation of the vintage on the Left Bank.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 No Comments »

The Proust Q&A: Denis Dubourdieu

The Bordeaux-based white wine consultant on early-morning horse rides, discovering the aroma of Sauvignon Blanc and drinking Doisy-Daëne with Dumas.

Friday, February 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Sweets for my sweet…but who else?

In what direction does the future lie for the great sweet wines of Bordeaux? Is it in the East?

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 2 Comments »

Lalique owner buys Lafaurie-Peyraguey

The Swiss millionaire owner of crystal company Lalique has bought Sauternes estate Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey.

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Private collector splashes £1.2m on Yquem

A London-based private collector has spent £1.2m on 131 bottles of Château d’Yquem dating back to 1811 in one of the largest single acquisitions of the sweet wine ever made.

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2013: ‘a joyous triumph over adversity’

This year’s wines from Pauillac and Pomerol are “a joyous triumph over adversity” writes AXA MD Christian Seely, who added that detractors of the vintage will be “agreeably surprised”.

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 1 Comment »

Sweet Bordeaux takes action

Producers across the sweet wine appellations of Bordeaux are busy exploring stylistic, packaging and marketing initiatives to safeguard their commercial future.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 No Comments »

Yquem 2011 released

Château d’Yquem has finally released the 2011 vintage having skipped last year’s en primeur.

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 No Comments »

Overpriced Yquem falling in value

Since 2005, vintages of Château Yquem have all dropped in price as expensive releases have prevented the wines from appreciating in value.

Monday, July 15th, 2013 No Comments »

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