Monthly Archives: April 2015

Chateau Mouton Rothschild Begins First Growth Releases

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A slow start to the Bordeaux 2014 en primeur campaign got a much needed boost this week as Chateau Mouton Rothschild released their first growth 2014 vintage at a price that merchants feel will be viewed as favorable by consumers at €240 ex-négociant, or $263.

Vieux Chateau Certan Emerges As Top Wine of 2014 En Primeur

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Each year, Live-ex surveys the international wine trade after the en primeur campaigns to get industry opinions of the vintage and other key indicators. The trade’s general view is that 2014 is not exceptional, but a good to very good vintage. Industry members, using the Parker scoring model, gave the 2014 vintage an overall score of 92 points (average out of 100).

Sotheby’s New York to Auction Their ‘Greatest Burgundy Collection Ever’

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Dubbed as ‘the greatest Burgundy collection ever offered by Sotheby’s New York’, The Don Stott Cellar: 50 Years of Collecting is estimated to bring in up to $6.2 million next month.

Pricing Expected In Coming Days For Bordeaux 2014

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Jean-Philippe Delmas, deputy managing director at Domaine Clarence Dillon (owners of Château Haut-Brion, Quintus and La Mission Haut-Brion) has indicated that prices for the 2014 vintages should be released by the middle of April.

Liv-ex March Recap

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The Liv-ex 100 index dipped slightly in March, dropping 0.4%, matching February’s decline. The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 held relatively steady until the last week of the month when it drifted, eventually closing March on 268.17, down 0.6%.

Are Bordeaux Primeurs Dead?

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Citing overpriced poor vintages, Robert Parker believes that Bordeaux has destroyed its futures market and that buying en primeur has lost all appeal for collectors. Parker believes classed growth chateau owners have set release prices at such a high level, no advantage was to be had by purchasing the wine before bottling.

Lower Prices Unlikely For 2014 Bordeaux

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Despite pleas from Bordeaux customers to keep 2014 prices down, producers have indicated that the request is highly unlikely.

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