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Probably the most iconic Californian Cult Wine, Screaming Eagle is rarely available outside the USA. With an average annual production estimated at 575 cases, the Napa Valley estate’s wines are consistently highly scored and prices achieved are often on a par with top Burgundies. A Parker favourited, eight Screaming Eagle vintages have previously received scores […]
Finally, Vinous.com publishes the last key scores of the 2017 en primeur tastings from Antonio Galloni and Parker’s previously dubbed successor, Neal Martin. Antonio Galloni declares that “2017 is, in my opinion, very clearly a Right Bank vintage” and the best of St Emilion and Pomerol “are positively thrilling” listing seven of the top ten […]
The end of April sees the remaining key critics’ reviews of the 2017 vintage hit the trade press and Liv-ex has published the opinions of the exchange’s trade members on the in-barrel tastings of what many are referring to as a ‘heterogenous’ year for Bordeaux. The critical view: Suckling was the first critic of note […]
Author: Peter Shakeshaft Suckling is generally the first of the top wine critics to publish his ratings of the latest Bordeaux vintage each Spring and as the trade is currently supping its way around the region’s chateaux a critical pointer is of interest. It is no surprise that Suckling refers to the reduced supply caused […]
On the 9th of April the Bordeaux chateaux will open their doors to the world’s wine trade for the industry’s official sampling of the 2017 vintage. This annual gathering of global merchants and critics is one of the key events in the wine calendar and the success of a vintage campaign can determine the sentiment […]
The Super Tuscans have enjoyed increasing take-up by investors as the market has broadened over the last five years. The wines of Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia and Tignanello may often achieve similar quality scores to those of the top Bordeaux chateaux, but without the brand profile of the 1855 classification and their Right […]
One of the first fine wine auctions of the year at Christie’s London this month achieved another world record sale, keeping up the trend seen during 2017. A 12-bottle case of rare 1988 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti went under the hammer for £264,000. In 2017 a 12-bottle case of the same vintage raised £198,000, […]
Property investment specialist, Knight Frank published its 2018 Wealth Report this month providing an update on the performance of global property markets and an insight into the current investment trends of the world’s ‘Super Wealthy’. The report includes the findings of the Knight Frank’s Attitudes Survey 2018 is based on the responses of over 500 […]
In 2012 Chateau Latour created a stir in Bordeaux, and the global wine trade, with its withdrawl from the en primeur system, with the 2011 vintage the last to be released in this fashion. The strategic decision behind this was that the chateau management would determine when the wine was ready to drink and release […]
The Bordeaux chateaux have to declare their expected production for the latest vintage in December, prior to the Spring en primeur releases. The results submitted by the region’s 6,500 growers have now been assimilated and conclude that the supply of 2017 will be 40% down on 2016. Last year was a bountiful vintage with the […]