Posts Tagged: Robert Parker

Michelin Guide Purchases 40% of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

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A century ago, the Michelin tire company expanded into guidebooks to help motorists find hotels and restaurants on their travels. Its ratings (sometimes controversial, often attacked as stodgy) have since become an indispensable shorthand for ranking the world’s top restaurants.

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

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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

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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.

Robert Parker Gives 10 Year Retrospective Of 2005 Bordeaux Vintage

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Twelve wines have been given “perfect” 100-point ratings in Robert Parker’s 10-year retrospective of the 2005 Bordeaux vintage. The vintage now has the second largest number of 100 point wines, behind the 2009s which have 19 in total.

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.

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.

Bordeaux 2014: U.S. Buyers Back on Track?

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After four years of not buying, U.S. Bordeaux buyers appear to be back on track according to Philippe Larche, sales director for Bordeaux negociant Vintex. The growing reputation of the 2014 vintage is helping fuel the return, along with a stronger U.S. dollar.

Robert Parker Will No Longer Taste Bordeaux en primeur

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After more than three decades of reviewing en primeur, Robert Parker has announced that he is handing over en primeur tasting responsibilities to British reviewer, Neal Martin. While Parker has stated it is not a retirement, he will still cover the region’s wines from bottle.

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