Chateau La Lagune 2014 Released
28.04.2015

La Lagune releases this afternoon with an ex Negoce price of €28.8 per bottle, equal to an ex-London price of £280 per dozen. Having not released a 2013 vintage to the market this is 17.2% down on the 2012 and 20% down on the 2011. That is a significant discount alongside the currency rates and [...]

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Mouton Rothschild 2014 Released alongside Clerc Milon, d’Armailhac & Petit Mouton
28.04.2015

Rather unexpectedly, today sees the release of all wines from the Mouton Rothschild family estates. Perhaps wishing to set the bar at a fair level so a hierarchy is maintained with Chateaux releases still to come. Mouton Rothschild is released at €240 ex Negoce up 11% on 2013 and 18% on the 2012, translating to a London [...]

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A shot in the arm for EP14? Value in physical stock still reigns?
27.04.2015

After what appeared to be a quiet week, the mill pond that has so far been EP14 sprang into life on Friday with the release of Duhart Milon at £400 per dozen. Causing one giant splash, it certainly made the market stand up and take note with this release making 2014 the cheapest available Duhart [...]

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Beychevelle 2014 Released
27.04.2015

Hot on the tails of Friday’s early release of Duhart Milon is Chateau Beychevelle. Released at €43.20 (+ 12% on 2013) ex Negoce resulting in a London release price of £415 per dozen this does represent the cheapest Beychevelle available on the market, but not by much. Compared to similar vintages in 2004, 2006 and [...]

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Duhart Milon, L’Evangile & Rieussec 2014 Released
24.04.2015

The 2014 EP release campaign has certainly fired into life this morning with the releases of Duhart Milon, L’Evangile and Rieussec, all from Domaine Baron de Rothschild. It would appear that an ear has been listening to the market requirements, with significant drops in price across all three release prices. Duhart Milon has been released [...]

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Lafon Rochet 2014 Released
21.04.2015

Today sees the second classed growth from Bordeaux’s left bank released in the 2014 campaign. Lafon Rochet 2014 was released at €22 ex negoce and £215-£220 ex numerous London merchants. Whilst released at an increase of 4.8% ex Bordeaux on last year’s vintage , it has resulted in a 10% fall in price due to [...]

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EP 14 kick starts, but back vintages pick up momentum
20.04.2015

The 2014 Bordeaux campaign kicked off last week with a pretty subdued start. Sauternes were the main focus with a flurry of releases which was met by what seemed an unreceptive market.  As the Drink’s Business has reported Why is no one buying Sauterne’s? There have been a few main stream red releases in Chateau d’Angludet (£156), [...]

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Back vintages show growth as the Bordelais contemplate their strategy
13.04.2015

As Chateaux owners ponder their pricing strategies for EP 14, it’s been encouraging to see available back vintages trading strongly. 87% of all of wines traded through the week posted an increase from their previous prices. A figure not seen since early January and against the run of play over the past three months. With [...]

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2009 Bordeaux Bargain – La Parde de Haut Bailly
02.04.2015

From the producers behind stellar performer Chateau Haut-Bailly, second wine La Parde de Haut-Bailly 2009 represents great value for money and displays all the hallmarks of this exceptional vintage. Created in 1967 under the name Domaine de la Parde, La Parde was one of the first second wines produced in Bordeaux. Renamed La Parde de [...]

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Market softens as Bordeaux EP 2014 tastings commence
30.03.2015

Overall positions declined as the week came to a close with the market down 1.66% in total value to £5.1 million. Perhaps it was somewhat predictable, with the majority of the worlds Bordeaux buyers heading out to taste the 2014 Primeurs. Whilst there is an air of optimism regarding the quality of the vintage, the [...]

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