Behind the numbers: First Growth movers

Behind the numbers: First Growth movers The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index – tracking the price movements of the ten most recently physical vintages of the Bordeaux First Growths – is currently up 19.3% year to date after seeing some of the strongest upward movements in its history. It has outpaced stocks over this period:…

Bordeaux Big Guns Come Out Firing

Bordeaux Big Guns Come Out Firing The Bordeaux 2015 en primeur campaign, now in its endgame, should turn out to be the most exciting and profitable for many years. It is certainly the most talked-about – and the most divisive. Last week saw a flurry of major releases: Cos d’Estournel ($135 per bottle ex-negoce), Margaux…

Neal Martin on Bordeaux 2015: “A narrow pyramid”

Neal Martin on Bordeaux 2015: “A narrow pyramid” Neal Martin’s Bordeaux 2015 report was released on The Wine Advocate this afternoon. Like many other reviewers, Martin suggests that 2015 is an “excellent” vintage in general – but currently lacks the across the board consistency of great vintages such as 2009 and 2010. In terms of…

Bordeaux Enjoys the Fruits of the Golden Weather

Bordeaux Enjoys the Fruits of the Golden Weather “You can’t lie about the weather,” a well-known journalist said as he collected his glass for London’s first taste of the 2015 Bordeaux wines last week. The Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux, a loose grouping of 183 properties from Bordeaux Supérieur to Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé,…

First Taste of 2015 Bordeaux Full of Promise

First Taste of 2015 Bordeaux Full of Promise Critics and vignerons will argue for many months about whether 2015 is a great vintage or just a very good one, but it is certainly fascinating and unusual. Brisk acidity, crunchy, ripe fruit and powerful tannins are strands that run through the most successful wines. “It’s a…

Bordeaux opens its doors to tourists

Bordeaux opens its doors to tourists Read more at https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/bordeaux-opens-its-doors-tourists When he was 20 years old back in 1999, Basile Tesseron of Château Lafon-Rochet, a classified growth in Saint-Estèphe, decided to leave: “Bordeaux was boring, conservative and unfashionable,” he said. Instead of taking over from his father, Michel Tesseron, he travelled across the US and…

Prices soar at Chateau Margaux auction in New York

Prices soar at Chateau Margaux auction in New York Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/prices-soar-at-chateau-margaux-auction-in-new-york-279063/#TBlKbH3pD0qF9v5o.99 Fine wine buyers are far from tired of top Bordeaux if the offer is right, suggests the result of a rare Sotheby’s auction of ex-cellar Chateau Margaux in New York that saw fierce bidding. Sotheby’s said its Chateau Margaux auction held in…