Category Archives: Wine Investment

To be or not to be … in … that is the question

46million of us are eligible to vote today in probably the most historic moment in modern political history for the UK. In or out, by this time tomorrow we will know whether our relationship with Europe will carry on, business as usual, or in a whole new way. Whichever way it goes one thing’s for […]

Essential highlights En Primeur 2015

Investors mulling over which of the 2015 en primeurs to buy have considerable food for thought, with prices ranging from palpably over-priced to fair value. There may even be a bargain or two to be had, but the obvious place to start is Chateau Margaux, widely regarded as the wine of the vintage…a fitting epitaph […]

“The greatest Margaux ever made” – James Suckling

The accolades for Chateau Margaux 2015 are outstanding. The final vintage of the Chateau’s late, legendary wine maker, Paul Pontalier, would be a collectable wine under any circumstances, but this vintage truly does him justice. Voted the “Wine of the Vintage” by Liv-ex trade members, Margaux is the first of the First Growths to release […]

Anyone for Cricket and Wine?

As the third test match v Sri Lanka commences, England Cricket’s Stuart Broad has publicized his passion and nascent secondary career in wine and his recent acquisition of Nottinghamshire-based pub – the Cat and Wicket. Also an ambassador for Hardy’s Wine, England’s fast bowler has joined a growing number of world-class sports stars with a […]

2015 En Primeur First Growths any time now!

The 2015 en primeur campaign has hit its stride with a significant number of releases last week and some notables at the start of this. The general trend has been for the release prices to reflect the quality of the vintage rather than a market correction on perceived over-priced, lesser quality vintages in 2012 – […]

Merchants’ views on early 2015 release prices

With a stream of release prices for the Bordeaux 2015s now coming out, investors have plenty to digest and ponder. One prominent château’s announcement this week that caught my eye came from Pape Clement, particularly because exactly a month ago when I visited it, I was told by the general manager, Cecile Daquin (Bernard Magrez’s […]

A final word ahead of significant 2015 En Primeur releases

Following on from our brief analysis of 2015 scores last week we thought it worthwhile going back and looking at all the major reviewers who have so far looked at this fascinating vintage. Thus far we have scores from Neal Martin, James Suckling, Antonio Galloni (vinous) Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and Decanter magazines, Jancis Robinson, […]

2015 Tasting Notes and vintage ranking from Spurrier, Anson, D’Agata and James Lawther MW

Notable wine journalists Steven Spurrier, Jane Anson, Ian D’Agata and Master of Wine, James Lawther have tasted more than 600 wines of the 2015 vintage and ranked them this week in the trade magazine, Decanter. More plaudits for the vintage leaders Margaux, Cheval Blanc and Mouton Rothschild; we are seeing consistency on critical view and […]