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’”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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, 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.
Christie’s International plans to hold live wine auctions in Hong Kong on July 12, Geneva on July 21 and London on July 28, according to an emailed statement from the auction house. It also plans to hold an online sale in New York running from July 16 to July 31, it said. Bottles up forContinue reading “Christie’s to Hold Auctions in Hong Kong, Geneva, London, New York in July”
Chateau Troplong Mondot, a wine estate in the Saint Emilion appellation of Bordeaux neighboring Chateau Latour, put its 2019 wine on sale at 60 euros ($68) a bottle ex-negociant in bond, down 19.4% from its 2018 release price, according to London-based online wine market Liv-ex. That compared with its 2018 release price of 74.40 euros, Liv-ex said.
Les Carmes Haut Brion, a close neighbor in Pessac-Leognan of Bordeaux first-growth wine estate Chateau Haut Brion, put its 2019 wine on sale at 64.80 euros ($73) a bottle ex-negociant in bond, down 6.1% from its 2018 release price, according to London-based online wine market Liv-ex. That compared with its 2018 release price of 69 euros, Liv-exContinue reading “Carmes Haut Brion ’19 on Sale at 64.80 Euros, Down 6.1% From 2018, Liv-ex Says”