Category Archives: Wine Investment

Calm before the storm – touring the 2014 vintage

I had the privilege of tasting some of the finest 2014 Bordeaux wines last week in the peace and calm after the main trade campaign at the beginning of April. The more serene atmosphere belied the fact that this is the time when the chateaux really get down to business with key buyers attending back-to-back […]

Price is the ultimate arbiter for 2014 Bordeaux

Now the scrum of the main trade En Primeur tastings is over, I am in Bordeaux as usual at this time to talk to chateaux owners on a one to one basis. This year, I am working with Renaud (our Bordeaux Director) on positioning our clients for 2014 futures ahead of the impending release of […]


With the sensational endurance test of the 2014 En Primeurs campaign behind us, the highlights of which are featured in the Vin-X blogs on 1st and 2nd April 2015, we now have to talk about vintage quality and prices. In terms of determining quality, at this earliest stage where the market can get a key […]

Chateau Latour preparing to release two different vintages

In an intriguing move in advance of the 2014 Bordeaux en primeur tastings at the end of this month the only First Growth that is not participating, Chateau Latour (it withdrew after the 2011 vintage), has just announced that it is to release the final stocks of the 2003 vintage still in its cellars plus […]

The Right Bank rises to the challenge of the Medoc

After an amazing evening courtesy of Chateau d'Yquem we had to gird our loins one last time for a final day of tasting but this time it would be the Merlot grape that dominated our attention. Our first stop was Chateau Clos Fourtet where we were to taste the grands crus of St Emillion. The […]

2014 Bordeaux Day 2, show me the money!

140 km – 5 appellations – 5 châteaux – 70 wines – 1 superb lunch overlooking horses working the vineyard – 162 g of sugar per litre – 1 party of the season at the Opera, but what about THE numbers. We left Bordeaux early this morning to start with the St Julien Grands Crus […]

First impressions of 2014 Bordeaux make major impact

The Vin-X tasting team caught the red eye bright and early this morning heading for Bordeaux and the 2014 En primeur tastings. We were met at the airport by Renaud Ruer, who runs our new office in Bordeaux, and who is to guide us through the rigours and intricacies of three hard days of tasting […]