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  Bordeaux 2013: Calon, Cantemerle and Canon
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Bordeaux 2013: Calon, Cantemerle and Canon

Calon-Ségur, Cantemerle, Haut Bailly, Canon and Doisy-Daëne were the big names out this morning representing the Left Bank, Right Bank and Sauternes. Pessac-Léognan estate Haut Bailly (above) dropped 6% on its 2012 price (€42 per bottle […]

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  LVMH buys first Burgundy vineyard
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LVMH buys first Burgundy vineyard

Luxury goods giant, LVMH, has acquired its first Burgundy vineyard having bought the 14th century Clos des Lambrays. Clos des Lambrays, located near the village of Morey-Saint-Denis, is one of the oldest vineyards in Burgundy and the larges […]

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  Bottle of Penfolds brings down Aussie politician
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Bottle of Penfolds brings down Aussie politician

The premier of New South Wales in Australia has resigned after “forgetting” to declare he had received a bottle of 1959 Penfolds Grange as a gift from a suspect in a corruption case. According to the BBC, Barry O’Farrell received the r […]

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  Bordeaux 2013: Kirwan and Climens
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Bordeaux 2013: Kirwan and Climens

After a busy day yesterday, Margaux third growth Château Kirwan and Sauternes first growth Château Climens were this morning’s key releases. Kirwan dropped 4% to €21.50 per bottle ex-négociant, exactly the same as its 2008 price.  Cl […]

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  Bordeaux 2013: Lafite under €300 a bottle
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Bordeaux 2013: Lafite under €300 a bottle

Lafite Rothschild has released its 2013 vintage with a 14% cut on its 2012 price to €288 per bottle. Lafite, as usual, is the quickest first growth out of the blocks – though it was pipped to the post by Mouton last year. Last year it re […]

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  Bordeaux 2013: Mouton, Angélus and Pavie
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Bordeaux 2013: Mouton, Angélus and Pavie

Mouton Rothschild, Palmer and Right Bank heavyweights Angélus and Pavie threw their combined backs behind the 2013 en primeurs this morning. Following Lafite’s release yesterday, Mouton Rothschild dropped 10% on last year’s €240 per b […]

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Lafite 2013: buy Mouton instead

Lafite led the way among the first growths when it released yesterday as the cheapest vintage on the market but is Mouton a more reasonable offer? Lafite released yesterday morning at €288 per bottle ex-négociant and hit the merchants’ […]

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  Wine company sued over ‘fake’ Yquem
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Wine company sued over ‘fake’ Yquem

London-based fine wine merchant, the Antique Wine Company, is accused of selling an American wine collector thousands of dollars worth of fake Bordeaux. The Yquem was apparently made before George Washington became president. Atlanta real-es […]

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  Penfolds makes tactical launch move
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Penfolds makes tactical launch move

Penfolds has announced a plan to shift the release date for its top end wines, launching them all together in October to tap into a key time of year for gift giving. Previously the Australian brand let its latest vintages onto the market in […]

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  Bordeaux 2013: Margaux joins releases
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Bordeaux 2013: Margaux joins releases

Château Margaux has recommenced this week’s primeurs by matching fellow first, Mouton’s, price drop of 10%. Margaux’s price was released today, 22 April, at €215 per bottle ex-négociant, a 10% price cut on its 2012 price of €240 […]

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