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Tag Archives: Margaux

• Not again?! Chile beats Bordeaux in blind tasting

Not again?! Chile beats Bordeaux in blind tasting

Chilean wine Seña has beaten Bordeaux first growths and top Italian estates in a blind tasting in London. Echoing the first tasting of its kind held last year in Hong Kong, the tasting pitted a vertical of Seña from 1995 to 2010 against international competitors in the shape of Lafite, Margaux, Sassicaia and Tignanello. When […]

• Bordeaux’s second wines affordable, exceptional

Bordeaux’s second wines affordable, exceptional

We Americans don’t realize it, but the Chinese are determining what wine we drink. They’re not flooding the market with knockoffs or gray-market bottles. Instead, their voracious appetite for big-name Bordeaux has relegated us to buying the leftovers. Fortunately, there is a silver lining. Bordeaux’s so-called “second wines” are exceptional, and are an affordable way […]

• Parker releases scores for “mythical” 09

Parker releases scores for “mythical” 09

Critic Robert Parker has released his in-bottle scores for Bordeaux 2009, describing it as “not a myth but mythical”. He stated that the most striking aspect of the vintage is its consistency across producers, particularly cru bourgeois and petits vins. In total, 19 wines garnered a perfect 100 points, including a white, and 11 received […]

• Ausone 2010 tops $1500 a bottle

Ausone 2010 tops $1500 a bottle

The last of the big en primeur releases have emerged with some hefty price increases from Ausone, Latour and Cheval Blanc and a small drop from Yquem. Ausone released at €1,120 per bottle (p/b), a 17% increase on 2009. Latour, the last first growth to be released, topped its fellow estates with a 30% increase […]

• Cool rumor: Karl Lagerfeld to design Rauzan-Segla 2009 label

Cool rumor: Karl Lagerfeld to design Rauzan-Segla 2009 label

Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld is rumoured to have been commissioned to design the 2009 label for Château Rauzan-Ségla. According to a source at a reputable London fine wine merchant, the German fashion designer will create a bespoke label for the ’09 vintage to celebrate the château’s 350th birthday this year. Rauzan-Ségla was bought by […]

• Coppola lures Margaux winemaker to restored Inglenook

Coppola lures Margaux winemaker to restored Inglenook

Perhaps Francis Ford Coppola made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, or perhaps wine expert Phillipe Bascaules just loves the smell of Napa Valley in the morning: either way Coppola, director of film classics such as The Godfather and Apocalypse Now has lured the prominent winemaker from Château Margaux to breathe life into his California […]

• Get out your auction paddles: Chris de Burgh’s Wine Collection For Sale Next Month at Christie’s

Get out your auction paddles: Chris de Burgh’s Wine Collection For Sale Next Month at Christie’s

As we mentioned last fall, singer Chris DeBurgh, who most famous for in the U.S. for his song “Lady in Red,” is also a wine collector who is ready to sell off some of his best vintages. Last year he sat down with Decanter to confess that the reason he is gong to sell is […]

• Don't have $6k for a bottle of Screaming Eagle? Here're 3 future cult wines

Don't have $6k for a bottle of Screaming Eagle? Here're 3 future cult wines

Screaming Eagle. Harlan. Sine Que Non. These are all wineries that have attained Cult status among collectors, shooting up in value overnight. What’s more is that they’ve done it in an alarmingly short period of time. Lafite and Margaux may slightly edge these California rivals in terms of price, but they’ve had a multiple-century head […]

• Step right up: Chris de Burgh to sell Lafite 45, Latour 61, Mouton 82

Step right up: Chris de Burgh to sell Lafite 45, Latour 61, Mouton 82

Rock star Chris de Burgh is selling a major part of his wine collection because he cannot bear to drink such venerable bottles. The singer – one of whose most famous tracks is 1986’s The Lady in Red – is a major wine collector, his cellar containing such classics as a case of Lafite 1945 […]

Danger of unripe wines in Bordeaux if no rain by Sept. 10

Danger of unripe wines in Bordeaux if no rain by Sept. 10

If Bordeaux does not have rain by 10 September, top consultant Jacques Boissenot may advise clients to pick at less than full phenolic maturity – causing a risk of greenness in the wines. Many winemakers however are far more optimistic that there will be no bloquage of maturity. Boissenot, who with his son Eric consults […]

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