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  Bordeaux 2013:  ‘best value’ wine releases
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Bordeaux 2013: ‘best value’ wine releases

Grand Puy Lacoste, the wine voted to be the “best value” by UK merchants, has released its price – so, is it? For the fourth year in a row, merchants in the Liv-ex survey voted the Pauillac fifth growth the wine most likely to offer th […]

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  Bordeaux 2013: Haut-Brion highs and lows
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Bordeaux 2013: Haut-Brion highs and lows

Haut-Brion and its confederates dominate this morning’s releases but while there are cuts for the reds, the whites haven’t budged from last year. Unsurprisingly, first growth Haut-Brion followed fellow firsts Margaux and Mouton and cut 1 […]

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  Attention turns from HK to Singapore
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Attention turns from HK to Singapore

The attention of fine wine merchants in Asia is increasingly turning from Hong Kong to Singapore. According to the Financial Times , a combination of the continued Chinese austerity drive, too many merchants in Hong Kong and a growing number […]

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  Bordeaux 2013: Figeac, Langoa Barton, Branaire Ducru
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Bordeaux 2013: Figeac, Langoa Barton, Branaire Ducru

Another flurry of releases this morning with Figeac, Langoa Barton, Branaire Ducru and Domaine du Chevalier. Saint-Emilion estate Figeac has stayed at the same price as last year, €48 per bottle ex-négociant. Estate manager, Frédéric Fa […]

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  Vega Sicilia to dominate Christie’s sale
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Vega Sicilia to dominate Christie’s sale

Auction house Christie’s is to auction “Treasures from a Swiss Connoisseur part II” next month in New York alongside a collection of Vega Sicilia dating back to the 1920s. Vega Sicilia’s Reserva Especial is a blend of three vintag […]

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  US ‘reasserts’ itself at Sotheby’s sale
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US ‘reasserts’ itself at Sotheby’s sale

American buyers were out in force at Sotheby’s New York sale this week, in an auction that made US$1.4 million and was dominated by Bordeaux. Lafite and its fellow first growths were back to winning ways at the sale on 26 April, though lar […]

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  Bordeaux 2013: Cheval Blanc releases at 2008 price
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Bordeaux 2013: Cheval Blanc releases at 2008 price

Cheval Blanc has released its 2013 vintage at the same price as the 2008 but it would have to drop to at least the 2004 level if it were to be anywhere near the cheapest vintage on the market. Saint-Emilion heavyweight, Cheval Blanc, cut i […]

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  Bordeaux 2013: has Ausone got it right?
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Bordeaux 2013: has Ausone got it right?

Ausone released the price for its 2013 vintage yesterday afternoon at the same level as Cheval Blanc, it should be the more attractive offer but is it? At €300 per bottle ex-négociant and 17% below its 2008 release price, Ausone is the sa […]

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  En primeur vs peanuts & parrots
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En primeur vs peanuts & parrots

No not peanuts, Peanuts or as it’s sometimes known here in the UK, Snoopy , the loveable cartoon characters created by Charles Schulz, though, thinking about it, peanuts is sadly not what the wines cost this year. So what’s the link to t […]

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  Bordeaux 2013: the end is nigh
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Bordeaux 2013: the end is nigh

With the release of Vieux Château Certan, L’Eglise Clinet and Léoville Poyferré this morning, the end of the Bordeaux 2013 campaign is in sight. Although Yquem, Pichon Comtesse and Le Pin are among a small handful of estates still to re […]

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