Château d’Yquem has finally released the 2011 vintage having skipped last year’s en primeur.
18th century Madeira, red and white Bordeaux from the swinging sixties, the pick of some of the truly rarer lots at various auctions over the coming weeks.
The practice of using fine wine as collateral to secure short-term loans is gaining traction in New York.
Since 2005, vintages of Château Yquem have all dropped in price as expensive releases have prevented the wines from appreciating in value.
Thieves have made off with £85,000 worth of Château d’Yquem after breaking into a warehouse at the renowned Sauternes estate on Sunday night.
An online retailer, 1855.com, has been criticised for apparently trying to sell Château Yquem 2012 en primeur – even though that vintage was not produced by the estate.
Sotheby’s has added additional lots to the El Bulli cellar auction next month.
Sotheby’s New York sale at the weekend saw ex-cellar lots of Yquem, Dom Pérignon and Ornellaia sell out completely.
Sotheby’s was celebrating a high value London sale this week with the sell through rate by value the highest since January 2011.
Rare bottles of 19th century Yquem will line up against equally rare Bordeaux and Burgundy at a Sotheby’s auction in New York this weekend.
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