Liv-ex Bordeaux 500 Gains 3.5% Over Past Year

By Guy Collins The Liv-ex Bordeaux 500 Index gained 3.5% over the past year, bringing its five-year advance to 34.1%, according to a market blog post from the London-based online wine market. That was slightly below the 2.0% gain for the broader Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 during 2020, taking its five-year climb to 44.8%. TheContinue reading “Liv-ex Bordeaux 500 Gains 3.5% Over Past Year”

Bottle of Lafite 1865 Fetches $31,070 at Hart Auction

By Guy Collins An historic bottle of the 1865 vintage of top Bordeaux wine estate Chateau Lafite sold for $31,070 at a Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. auction on Dec. 18 and 19, well above its presale estimate of $11,000 to $17,000, according to an email from the Chicago-based auction house. The wine was madeContinue reading “Bottle of Lafite 1865 Fetches $31,070 at Hart Auction”

Historic Bordeaux on Offer at Hart’s Phelps Sale

By Guy Collins Historic bottles of Bordeaux, stretching back to the mid-19th century, are on offer as part of Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.’s auction of the personal estate of Napa Valley winemaker Joseph Phelps, scheduled for Friday. A single bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1865, recorked in 1953 and 1986 and bought at aContinue reading “Historic Bordeaux on Offer at Hart’s Phelps Sale”

Angelus’s De Bouard-Rivoal Says 2020 Vintage `Feels Like a Trilogy’

By Guy Collins The 2020 vintage at Chateau Angelus “is going to be really beautiful, ” coming after the “exotic, opulent” 2018 and “more classical, traditional” 2019, according to Stephanie de Bouard-Rivoal, head of the family-owned Saint Emilion wine estate. Angelus described the 2020 vintage in a recent newsletter as having “silky, tight-knit tannins, aContinue reading “Angelus’s De Bouard-Rivoal Says 2020 Vintage `Feels Like a Trilogy’”

Saturnalia Data Sheds Light on Bordeaux 2020 Vintage

By Guy Collins Satellite and ground station data gathered by Saturnalia, a service developed by Ticinum Aerospace, a spin-off company of the University of Pavia in northern Italy, is shedding fresh light in great detail on precipitation and other climatic details of the Bordeaux 2020 vintage in comparison to its predecessors. While the broad profileContinue reading “Saturnalia Data Sheds Light on Bordeaux 2020 Vintage”

Bordeaux Share of Liv-ex Trade Rises to 40.5%, Led by Mouton ’10

By Guy Collins Bordeaux’s share of the London-based online wine market Liv-ex rose to 40.5% in the week ended Nov. 19, only the second time in the past 10 weeks that it has risen above 40%, according to Liv-ex’s Talking Trade blog. Bordeaux’s 2010 and 2015 vintages led trade by value for the region, accordingContinue reading “Bordeaux Share of Liv-ex Trade Rises to 40.5%, Led by Mouton ’10”

Lafite ’16 Approaches Record Level on Liv-ex

By Guy Collins The 2016 vintage of Chateau Lafite Rothschild traded at 6,240 pounds ($8,296) per 12-bottle case in bond on the London-based Liv-ex wine market during the week ended Nov. 5, its second-highest level on the secondary market since release and the highest for the past two years, according to the Liv-ex Talking TradeContinue reading “Lafite ’16 Approaches Record Level on Liv-ex”

Latour Offers 2009 Vintage From Chateau, HDH Says

Chateau Latour, a Bordeaux first-growth estate in Pauillac, has made an offer of more wine from its 2009 vintage direct from its own cellars, according to an email from Chicago-based merchant Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. HDH Wine is pricing it at $3,705 per three-bottle case, or $2,470 per magnum, it said. According to Liv-exContinue reading “Latour Offers 2009 Vintage From Chateau, HDH Says”

Pichon Comtesse 2019 Points to Future of Estate

The 2019 vintage of Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande points the way to the style of wine the Pauillac estate is developing as it transforms its vineyard and benefits from its new winery, and represents a major step in a multi-year programme along that path, according to Managing Director Nicolas Glumineau. “First, it’s our bestContinue reading “Pichon Comtesse 2019 Points to Future of Estate”

Vieux Chateau Certan ’19 on Sale at 168 Euros, Down 20% on 2018, Liv-ex Says

Vieux Chateau Certan, a wine estate in the Pomerol appellation of Bordeaux, put its 2019 wine on sale at 168 euros ($189) a bottle ex-negociant in bond, down 20% from its 2018 release price, according to London-based online wine market Liv-ex. That compared with its 2018 release price of 210¬†euros, Liv-ex said.¬†