Pontet-Canet 2019 Goes on Sale at Almost One-Third Less Than 2018

Chateau Pontet-Canet, a leading fifth-growth wine estate in the Pauillac appellation north of Bordeaux, put its 2019 vintage on sale at almost one-third less than the starting price for its 2018 wines as the Bordeaux 2019 wine futures campaign got under way, according to Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. in Chicago.  The wine, comprising 65%Continue reading “Pontet-Canet 2019 Goes on Sale at Almost One-Third Less Than 2018”

Chateau Latour 2012 on Sale at $5,145 in London

Chateau Latour put its 2012 vintage on sale through London brokers as the leading Bordeaux estate continued its policy of shunning en primeur sales while making wines available to the market once they have reached a greater stage of maturity. Latour 2012 was priced at 4,200 pounds ($5,145) per 12-bottle case in bond at IGContinue reading “Chateau Latour 2012 on Sale at $5,145 in London”

Bordeaux Vineyards Experience Warmer Than Average April

Bordeaux vineyards experienced a warmer than normal April, with average temperatures at Merignac airport about 3 degrees Celsius higher than usual, according to data from weather site Infoclimat.fr. After a cold end to March and start of April, with temperatures dipping close to freezing in vineyards on April 3, the mercury climbed above seasonal normals,Continue reading “Bordeaux Vineyards Experience Warmer Than Average April”

Bordeaux Holds Steady at 50% of Liv-ex March Trade

Bordeaux wine accounted for 50.3 percent of trade on the London-based Liv-ex online wine market in March, stable on its average for the year, while Burgundy’s share fell to 12.3 percent from 20.3 percent, according to the Cellar Watch monthly report. The 2010 vintage represented almost a quarter of all Bordeaux trade, according to theContinue reading “Bordeaux Holds Steady at 50% of Liv-ex March Trade”

Malartic-Lagraviere Changes Style for 2019 Vintage

Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere, a leading producer in the Pessac-Leognan appellation of Bordeaux, said it has taken a `new approach’ in the production of its 2019 vintage which marks `a significant change of style.’ It made the comment in a newsletter emailed earlier this month, which said the wines represented a `superb, generous, very expressive vintage.’ TheContinue reading “Malartic-Lagraviere Changes Style for 2019 Vintage”

Bordeaux 2019 Vintage Conditions Close to Optimal, Fine+Rare Says

Growing conditions for the Bordeaux 2019 vintage were very close to optimal, according to University of Bordeaux Associate Professor for Oenology Axel Marchal, speaking on a webinar hosted by Decanter’s Jane Anson. His comments were reported in a post on the website of London merchant Fine+Rare. Marchal said that in the best soils four outContinue reading “Bordeaux 2019 Vintage Conditions Close to Optimal, Fine+Rare Says”

Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Drops 1.1% in March

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index dropped 1.1% in March as the wine trade started to come to grips with the disruption caused by the Coronavirus, according to a Liv-ex blog. The weakness of sterling helped reduce prices for buyers in dollars, euros and Swiss francs, the London-based online wine market said, helping to buoyContinue reading “Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Drops 1.1% in March”

Latour to Put 2012 Vintage on Sale This Month

Bordeaux first-growth wine estate Chateau Latour, owned by French billionaire Francois Pinault, will put its 2012 vintage on sale for the first time this month after withdrawing from the futures market following the 2011 vintage. The estate made around 10,000 12-bottle cases of the 2012 vintage and plans to release about two-thirds of that quantity,Continue reading “Latour to Put 2012 Vintage on Sale This Month”

Chateau Beychevelle 2017 Was Most-Traded Wine on Liv-ex in Week to Feb. 20

The 2017 vintage of Saint Julien fourth-growth estate Chateau Beychevelle was the most-traded wine on the London-based online market Liv-ex in the past week, as tastings of that year’s wine hosted by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux trade group continued in northern Europe. Bordeaux producers showing the 2017 vintage met merchants at tastingsContinue reading “Chateau Beychevelle 2017 Was Most-Traded Wine on Liv-ex in Week to Feb. 20”