Monthly Archives: May 2015

Back Vintages Stealing Spotlight From Bordeaux 2014?

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As prices are announced for the 2014 Bordeaux vintage, older vintages are taking some of the spotlight away. Back vintages are standing out as a real value, particularly those predating the high-quality 2009 and 2010 crops. Many industry veterans feel the more mature vintages are where the greater value is to be found, and as for Bordeaux 2014, the general consensus is that it has become noticeable for how unnoticeable it is.

Bordeaux Prices Drop, But Are U.S. Buyers Buying?

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The strong U.S. dollar means 2014 Bordeaux futures cost less which is one of the reasons that many Bordeaux wineries had hoped this year’s en primeurs campaign would be successful in drawing Americans back. Unfortunately, most consumers aren’t buying, even with the 2014 vintage being considered the best in four years.

Sotheby’s NY ‘Greatest Burgundy Collection Ever’ Auction Fetches Over $8.4 Million

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Burgundy was the guest of honor at Sotheby’s most lucrative New York wine auction in 15 years. The sale of the Don Stott Cellar brought in collectors from Hong Kong, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and from all across the US helping to push the total of proceeds from the auction to over $8.4 million, some 22% above the high estimate projections.

Bordeaux 2014 Releases Continue

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Liv-ex April Recap

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Two months of dips in the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index came to an end with a 0.4% increase over March’s level. April, while dominated by Bordeaux 2014 discussions, was a relatively good month for Bordeaux with the region’s trade share rising over last month. Bordeaux should continue to remain a focus in the coming months with the anticipation of Robert Parker’s retrospective of the 2005 Bordeaux vintages due at the end of June.

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