Recent Gatwick–Bordeaux flights will have been carrying an additional burden. UK merchants have expressed a fear that a sterling bounce after the EU referendum on 23 June may make bordeaux bought then look cheaper than early primeur purchases made before the referendum.
They are listed in decreasing price order. With older 100-point super second growths costing £4,000 these wines can be considered a bargain at under £2000 per case. The problem for the UK trade and their customers this time round, unlike when the 2014 vintage was offered a year ago, is the weakening of the pound against the euro, down by 13% since last November. vin-x.com, Cheval Blanc is of course a worthy investment-grade wine with the 100 point 2005 increasing in value 14.6 per cent since the Brexit vote and a great example of potential returns from a sale of an Imperial (8 bottles) Cheval Blanc 1947 achieving a record sale at Christies Geneva of £188,712 in 2010. vin-x.com, For more information on Bordeaux wines visit bordeaux.com/uk. It is powerful but also balanced and fresh, displaying the elegance of the vintage. Drink from 2024. It is not all that long ago that the Americans were seen as the saviours of the Bordeaux market. Compared to the other top wines Angelus shares a classification with – Cheval Blanc, Pavie and Ausone – since a 2012 upgrade to Grande Cru Classe A of the St Emilion region, Angelus remains a bargain and in the high scoring 2009 and 2010 (both at 99+ points) there lies the possibility of further upgrades in future. Among the fine reds of that year is the 2000 Pensee de Lafleur, valued at $1,300.
This wine is slated for release later this year. 2000 Ch. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. The 1982 Bordeaux was an excellent vintage - so excellent, in fact, that it is today regarded as one of the finest vintages of the 20th century. A deeply colored purple wine with intense aromas of blackberries, black cherry and blueberries, accompanied by a crushed rock minerality. It is a blend of 82% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is an incredibly powerful wine with a pronounced tannic core. Read T… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…, We recently asked one of our clients to summarise his experience with @Cult Wines Ltd. You may opt-out by.
What has changed is the increased competition from other wine regions for the wine investment budgets of the world’s collectors. According to new figures released by the Antique Wine Company, the best purchase is a 75cl bottle of the 1982 Leoville Las Cases, priced at just under $5,000. Tasting notes are based on barrel samples. Meanwhile, Matthew Jukes, an expert at Quintessentially Wine, advisescollectors that the 2008 is a shrewd investment. Its sensual allure and effect on the imagination speaks an international language that has led the finest Bordeaux wines to be sought by collectors from all over the planet. The tannins are at the service of the fruits. –R.V. Other great 2000 reds include the Gracia (over $1,400 per 75cl) and Calon Segur (around $1,000 per 75cl). Cellar Selection. In other words, while manycollectors worldwide flock to the new 2009 vintage, the option remains for astuteinvestors to look backto the older vintages.
The resultant wines are golden-coloured, opulent and sweet with highly complex aromatics. Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2016 Pessac-Léognan; $130, 97 points. Apparently American (for which read California) wine has been the main driver of this – and this on a marketplace which may claim to be global but is very much London-based. It is coming into its drinking window next year according to Parker’s 2007 review. But Liv-ex’s charts show that profitability has plummeted both for Bordeaux négociants and for those who buy from them. Château Lafite Rothschild (Pauillac)Château Margaux (Margaux)Château Latour (Pauillac)Château Haut-Brion (Pessac-Leognan)Château Mouton-Rothschild (Pauillac), Château Ausone (Saint-Emilion)Château Cheval Blanc (Saint-Emilion)Château Angélus (Saint-Emilion)Château Pavie (Saint-Emilion).
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