Monthly Archives: June 2015

Is The Bordeaux 2015 Vintage Showing Early Signs Of Greatness?

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Chateau owners in Medoc say the Bordeaux 2015 vintage has got off to a good start following excellent flowering conditions in the vineyard, despite some concerns over recent rain, putting chateaux owners in an optimistic mood, with several describing conditions as ‘perfect’.

2014 Bordeaux Sales Being Driven By American Buyers

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North American collectors bought 70 percent of Bordeaux 2014 wine futures transacted this year through Sotheby’s Wine as the amount sold rebounded from the previous two vintages to climb back close to volumes achieved in 2011.

2014 En Primeur Campaign Effectively Over With Château Montrose Release

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One of the last wines to be released is from Château Montrose. Universally acknowledged as one of the best wines of the vintage, the question is if Montrose is worth a 54% price hike. At a little over $1300 (£850) a case on average it’s certainly at a substantial premium to the majority of its back vintages from the last 10 years and almost as expensive as the current price of the 2005.

Liv-ex May Recap

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May kept most of the industry’s focus on the En Primeur campaigns, but trading continued on the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 and the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50. Both ran mostly flat for the month with the Fine Wine 100 drifting down 0.06% and the Fine Wine 50 gaining only 0.08%.

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