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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 […]

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 […]

Parker steps down as reviewer of Bordeaux wines

It’s big news this week for the wine community and, more specifically, Bordeaux wine producers – Robert Parker is stepping down from reviewing Bordeaux wines altogether. Last year he announced that, after a 30+ year career in the Gironde, he would hand over his responsibilities in the annual Bordeaux En Primeur tastings to British critic […]

Price movement of Bordeaux fine wines boosted by non-first growth 2012s

Last week brought the news that, for the first time since the market’s peak in 2011, the Bordeaux 500 is now the best performing sub-index of the Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000. The world’s most revered wine-making region owes this recent success principally to non-first growth wines, of which the 2012 vintage specifically has proved very […]

Second Growth Bordeaux wines dominate trade by value on the fine wine market

The 2005 vintage of Chateau Montrose, an estate in the St Estephe appellation of the Médoc, and Cheval Blanc 2006, a wine ranked among the top four growers of St Emilion (pictured above), were the stars of last week’s trade by value on Liv-ex, London’s fine wine market place. In fact, second growths like these […]