Slow Bordeaux: lull in 2015 fine wine releases boosts trade in back vintages

As the release of the very top Bordeaux wines of 2015 gets closer and closer, consumers seem to be playing the waiting game. Experienced collectors, however, are taking the opportunity to scour back vintages for a bargain, and the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 has held its strength despite the lull in activity. Last week’s top … Continued

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Neal Martin reveals scores on this year’s top Bordeaux wines

Robert Parker’s Essex-born successor has at last released his assessment of the Bordeaux 2015 vintage wines in barrel, deeming the year an “excellent vintage” and likening the distribution of quality to a “narrow pyramid”. After a relatively slow week on the market front, the news sparked a string of exciting releases that really marked the … Continued

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Bordeaux wines see high levels of trade in the run up to En Primeur releases

While the market as a whole experiences the typical April lull as it waits with baited breath for En Primeur price releases, interest in Bordeaux is comparatively high as consumers run to grab a bargain from their favourite fine wine region. Bordeaux’s total share of trade climbed to 83.3% last week, a big step up … Continued

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The Grapes Behind The Best Bordeaux Wine

The Bordeaux wine region covers an expansive area of 120,000 hectares, making it the second biggest wine region in the world. The diversity of its soils, its mix of climates and combinations of grape varieties allows Bordeaux to produce a variety of different wines including dry and sweet white, red, rosé, claret and sparkling wines. … Continued

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Eye On Asia (Part 1): Bordeaux Still Top of China’s List

In the last five years there can be no denying that China has been pushing the fine wine market skyward almost single-handedly. No one could have predicted the demand from the Far East which has seen prices for certain wines skyrocket.  In 2012 Christie’s sold over £23 million worth of fine wine at just nine … Continued

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Vinexpo 2013 announced

Bordeaux’s Lake Exhibition Centre will play host to the 17th Vinexpo next June.  The emphasis will be on the ‘global wine market’. This is a direct response to the rise of the emerging markets, in particular China and Brazil. Rather than keeping the focus on Europe and North America, the exhibition hopes to attract visitors … Continued

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White Burgundies and Bordeaux excel over the weekend at auction

A fine selection of DRC wines  Once again Burgundies steal the show and top the auction lists. This weekend auctions at Sotheby’s in New York and Zachys’ in Hong Kong both saw high figures, especially for white Bordeaux and Burgundies. Highlights of the New York auction included a 10-bottle case of 1988 Domaine de la … Continued

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Bordeaux finally names wine cultural centre

After three long years of waiting for a name, the Bordeaux wine cultural centre finally has one: the City of Civilisations Wine (Cite des Civilisations de Vin).     The centre’s budget is 63 million euros and is due to open in 2015. Project manager Philippe Massol has reported that construction will take place by April 2013 with an … Continued

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Bordeaux 2009 classics

A couple of fantastic Robert Parker-endorsed Bordeaux 2009 wines are making a splash right now. Here at Capital Vintners we know that Bordeaux wines are always a great investment opportunity, with two wines in particular proving to be successful right now. The Chateau Angelus 2009 and the Chateau Cos D’Estournel 2009 both featured in Robert … Continued

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Second Chinese-owned negociant to open in Bordeaux next month

Another Chinese-owned negociant is set to open in Bordeaux next month as the Asian wine market continues to make a mark on the French region. Chinese businessman Jinshan Zhang is responsible for the exciting new venture. The first Chinese-owned negociant in Bordeaux opened in 2008 and employs seven people, including three Chinese speakers. The new … Continued