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Next week Sotheby's in London is auctioning more than 1,000 lots of vintage wine from Bordeaux which it is estimated will fetch in the region of £1.3 million. Sotheby's international head of wine has memorably described the 1959 Latour as "a monument to all that is great about Pauillac." The oldest lot is a magnum […]
As the market waits with bated breath for the Châteaux to respond to their calls for lower pricing, Lynch Bages has released at a 17% discount. In a week which has seen negociants and merchants accuse the Châteaux of being “out of touch,” the news comes as a great relief to many, especially after Châteaux […]
Following on from our recent blog of the 20th October about the merits of investing in 2008 Penfold's Grange it would seem that we are not alone in our conviction that this is indeed one of the greatest wines ever to have emerged from the Antipodes. Recently it took the lion's share of trade on […]
As the long, hot summer mellows in to an unseasonally mild autumn so it would seem that the fine wine market is also bucking recent trends. Recently the Liv-ex 50 has seen some sustained upwards movement as so-called "off" vintages of the First Growths have surged in price in recent weeks. Indeed the Liv-ex 50 […]
Sotheby’s in London held its final fine wine sale of the summer last week that saw its sales from January to July rising by 33% since the corresponding period last year with combined sales of £7.5 million. The star lots were Petrus and Domaine de la Romanee-Conti from 1990 but mature, blue-chip Bordeaux was in […]
The arrival of the invitation to a Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGC) tasting is always eagerly awaited because it gives those wine investment professionals who have not been lucky enough to attend en primeur week the chance to taste what all the fuss is about. It is also usually the first chance that […]
A reliable measure of any great fine wine is its consistency and in this respect Penfolds Grange would seem to be hitting its peak. Last year it was placed in the Liv-ex Power 100 Top Ten brands with the highest average Parker score and it looks like it will surpass that soon. The 2008 vintage […]
One of our favourite commentators at Vin-X is Gavin Quinney of Chateau Bauduc, pictured here gathering in his vintage. Besides making his own excellent wine he also writes various guest blogs for wine publications, amongst them Liv-ex, and is particularly insightful about the recent 2014 harvest throughout Bordeaux in his most recent blog. Having been […]
Why is Louis Roederer's Cristal still in high demand by both drinkers and collectors ? According to a recent article it is because like all great winemakers they realise that their meticulous approach in the vineyard will ultimately pay off in the winery. They have six estates which are all managed differently according to terroir […]
Our final visit during the 2014 harvest was to Chateau Mouton Rothschild. The heritage and reputation of the chateaux of the world’s greatest dynasty in wine needs no introduction. Chateau Mouton-Rothschild has led the way with many innovations in the wine industry, most notably during the long reign of Baron Philippe de Rothschild from 1922 […]