Category Archives: Wine Investment

Cristal remains the jewel in Roederer’s crown

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 […]

Vin-X 2014 harvest tour, final day, Chateau Mouton-Rothschild

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 […]

Vin-X 2014 harvest tour, Day 3, Chateau d’Yquem

Can you imagine Chateau d’Yquem 2011 for breakfast? Really! Croissant and coffee is for wimps – we tasted this sublime ‘Sauternes Masterpiece’ having commenced our morning with a tour of this most beautiful estate, once owned by King Henry I.Standing at one of the highest points in Sauternes under the chestnut tree planted by French […]

Bordeaux 2013: The Trade’s View

Following last weeks’ en primeur 2013 tastings Liv-Ex has undertaken its annual survey of the international wine trade to track the consensus amongst the best professional tasters of young Bordeaux. Some of the key findings included the following:     Yquem is the wine of the 2013 vintage – this in line with our experience […]

Europe win Ryder Cup and once again they celebrate in style !

LVMH, the luxury goods brand, that own investment grade champagne brands Dom Perignon and Krug have been big supporters of the Ryder Cup and the European Tour for the last 21 years. Being a French company they must have been equally ecstatic at the European victory at Gleneagles yesterday and because the victorious team were […]

Chateau Latour has a change of heart ?

Our blog of 11th September highlighted Chateau Latour's recent re-releases at a much more affordable and realistic price than they had hitherto practised. But what has propmted this volte face ? A recent article in Decanter by Jane Anson would seem to point to the fact that Latour's decision may have been forced upon them […]

Dom Perignon continues to surpass itself

In July we were highly privileged to taste the release of Dom Perignon's new superstar the delayed release P2 (see blog of 2nd July 2014) formerly known as Oenotheque. This has been such a raging success that it has now sold out and if you are lucky enough to have tasted it you will understand […]

Sotheby’s bullish about prospects for fine wine market

At Vin-X we religiously follow the fortunes of the various indices belonging to our equivalent of the Stock Exchange, Liv-ex or the London International Vintners Exchange. However we also look at other bellwethers of the fine wine market and one of the best barometers of what is happening in the wider world of wine is […]

Burgundy: Price of land and heat soar in tandem

It looks like the heat is on in Burgundy both in the vineyard and the winery. Vineyard prices have been soaring to such an extent that one young producer has compared it to buying the Eiffel Tower ! He said that demand was crazy and that there were rumours that buyers were prepared to pay […]

NO Vote may prompt Yes Please for fine wine tonight

As a union we remain intact, our cultural heritage and constitution unchanged and the Union Jack will continue to fly high over Buckingham Palace! The Government Cellars at Lancaster House may well be dispatching something special to No. 10 this evening from the Foreign-Office administered collection of over £3M wine including some of the most […]