Monthly Archives: August 2015

Bordeaux 2015: White Wine Harvest To Begin Next Week

Posted

Chateau Haut-Brion said it was likely to begin its Bordeaux 2015 harvest for Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris at the end of next week, but a final decision was yet to be taken.
A summer heatwave is expected to cause a relatively early wine harvest across many northern hemisphere regions in 2015, from Piedmont and Rioja to Napa Valley in California and British Columbia in Canada.

Rare Selections of Burgundy and Bordeaux Up For Auction in September

Posted

The third and final sale from the cellar of Graham Lyons has been announced. Lyons is known internationally for his meticulous collecting and with particular focus on some of the rarest collections of Burgundy and Bordeaux in existence.

Is Pape Clement One of the Most Undervalued Wines in the 2012 Bordeaux Vintage?

Posted

Rated in the top five wines of the vintage by Robert Parker this May with 97-points, he labelled the Pape Clement an “iconic” example from the estate in what is quickly becoming apparently the most under-appreciated vintage from Bordeaux since the 2008s.

Italian Regions More Traded Than Burgundy

Posted

Italy’s regions have leap-frogged Burgundy to become the second most widely traded fine wines on Liv-ex so far this year.

Is Now the Time to Buy a Case of Château Lafite?

Posted

In 2011, Château Lafite Rothschild’s wines were riding high, the darlings of Chinese buyers and the auction market.

Vieux Chateau Certan 2010 Climbs to 18-Month Liv-Ex High

Posted

A 12-bottle case of 2010 wine from Vieux Chateau Certan, an estate in the Pomerol region of Bordeaux, sold for 2,111 pounds ($3,300) on the Liv-ex wine market in the past week, the vintage’s highest level in 18 months.

Liv-ex Updates Indices

Posted

Liv-ex the fine wine marketplace has announced a number of updates to its various indices that track the world’s fine wine labels.

Lafite 2010 Falls to Lowest This year on Liv-ex Market

Posted

Six bottles of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2010 wine sold for 2,550 pounds ($3,990) on the London-based Liv-ex wine market this week, taking the vintage to its lowest level this year as demand remained weak for top Bordeaux labels.

Bordeaux Liv-Ex Wine Market Trade Share Drops From 2014

Posted

Bordeaux’s share of trade on the Liv-ex online wine market has fallen to a monthly average of 74 percent so far this year from 79 percent in 2014, according to the London-based exchange’s latest Cellar Watch market report.

China Finally Agrees to Give Bordeaux Respect

Posted

There is cause for celebration among the top wine producers in the prestigious Bordeaux region of France, a tract that many collectors, investors and oenophiles agree produces the finest, most exquisite and certainly the most desired wines among all its competitors.  Why?  China, a huge player in the all-important, tremendously influential Asian wine market, has, after many years of discussion (plus a few more laden with pressure from the Bordelais) agreed to grant Bordeaux the status of a registered Geographical Indication, or GI.  The decision finally came after months of analysis by the Chinese  General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).  Officials from the AQSIQ are expected to recognize 45 Bordeaux appellations within the next two months, inspiring a strong sigh of relief among the Bordelais.

Interest in Bordeaux 2010 Vintage Growing

Posted

In the build-up to and immediately after Robert Parker’s 10-year retrospective, the 2005s were all the rage, prices rose, trade went up but, like cherry blossom, the attention was brief.

Half Of 100-Point Wines Under £5,000…Time To Buy?

Posted

Over half of the 49 Bordeaux wines given a “perfect” 100-point score by Robert Parker since 2000 are currently trading below £5,000 a case ($7811).

Request a Brochure