Category: Bordeaux News

‘Cru Artisans’ wine classification re-launched in Médoc

‘Cru Artisans’ wine classification re-launched in Médoc

Bordeaux has this week seen the re-launch of a classification designed to give recognition to some of the smaller-scale wine producers beyond the Médoc’s more famous names.

Cru Artisans du Medoc
Maxime Saint-Martin is the new president of the Cru Artisan ranking.

Classification for smaller-scale producers re-launched…

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Bordeaux makes way for Burgundy and whisky at Sotheby’s

Bordeaux makes way for Burgundy and whisky at Sotheby’s

Bordeaux’s share of sales has fallen to a record low at Sotheby’s as consumers, especially in Hong Kong, have switched to Burgundy and whisky, shows a new report from the auction house.

Richebourg grand cru, burgundy vineyard
Richebourg Grand Cru in Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits.

Bordeaux share of revenue falls to record low…

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Bordeaux 2017: Haut-Batailley aims high with sharp price rise

Bordeaux 2017: Haut-Batailley aims high with sharp price rise

Château Haut-Batailley has issued an apparent statement of intent under new ownership by releasing its 2017 wine at a significantly higher price than its previous en primeur release, the 2015 vintage.

Château Haut-Batailley vineyards, bordeaux
Château Haut-Batailley vineyards. The estate was bought by the owners of Pauillac neighbour Lynch-Bages in 2017, but the price was not disclosed.

Haut-Batailley issues statement of intent…

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Bordeaux Château Vieux Paquillon sold to mystery Australian buyer

Bordeaux Château Vieux Paquillon sold to mystery Australian buyer

An anonymous Australian investor has bought Château Vieux Paquillon in Montagne-St-Emilion to take advantage of Australia’s current ‘love affair’ with Bordeaux.

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Vieux Paquillon sold to Australian investor.

Buyer says Australia is having ‘love affair’ with Bordeaux…

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Bordeaux Château Vieux Paquillon sold to mystery Australian buyer

Bordeaux Château Vieux Paquillon sold to mystery Australian buyer

An anonymous Australian investor has bought Château Vieux Paquillon in Montagne-St-Emilion to take advantage of Australia’s current ‘love affair’ with Bordeaux.

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Vieux Paquillon sold to Australian investor.

Buyer says Australia is having ‘love affair’ with Bordeaux…

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Petrus to launch counter-appeal against name ruling

Petrus to launch counter-appeal against name ruling

Château Petrus has confirmed that it will file a counter-appeal against a court ruling allowing a Côtes de Bordeaux wine to carry the name Petrus on its label.

Petrus, famous Merlot
Few wines can match the acclaim, and auction prices, achieved by Pomerol’s Château Petrus.

Pomerol estate to appeal after seeing previous win overturned…

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Château de Lagorce bought by Chinese wine company

Château de Lagorce bought by Chinese wine company

Château de Lagorce, an AOC Bordeaux château, has become the latest to be bought by Chinese investors.

Château de Lagorce sale
Château de Lagorce

The latest to be bought by Chinese investors…

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Bordeaux wine fraud: GVG merchant ordered to pay 200,000 euros

Bordeaux wine fraud: GVG merchant ordered to pay 200,000 euros

Merchant Grands Vins de Gironde has been found guilty of wrongly labelling significant quantities of Bordeaux appellation wine and must pay a 200,000 fine, according to reports. Reporting by Chris Mercer and Yohan Castaing.

fine wine cellar

Tribunal hands out fine for Bordeaux wine ‘deception’…

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Château Giscours denies deliberately breaking chaptalisation rules

Château Giscours denies deliberately breaking chaptalisation rules

Château Giscours in Bordeaux has strongly denied any suggestion that it purposefully broke rules on chaptalisation of wine after learning that French authorities intend to prosecute the estate.

Château Giscours.
Château Giscours.

Estate says it never knowingly broke the rules…

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Latour tests new approach with Les Forts 2012 release

Latour tests new approach with Les Forts 2012 release

Les Forts de Latour 2012 will be released this month, making it the first wine to go on the market that was produced after the first growth estate left the en primeur system.

Chateau Latour

The tower at Château Latour

Les Forts de Latour 2012 set for release…

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