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Burgundy Fine Wine Market Report | November 2018

November 28th 2018

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For some time now, the Burgundy fine wine market has enjoyed its fair share of the lime light. Whether it be an auction house reporting another record breaking sale or demand frustrated by the vagaries of the latest vintage, Burgundy has seldom been out of the news. However, it is the price increases in the secondary market that have, perhaps, drawn the greatest attention.

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2017 Burgundy | A glorious expression of poise and precision

November 23rd 2018


After three weeks’ tasting the 2017 vintage in Burgundy I have come back excited and energised. This time last year many of our growers were strangely subdued. While they were thrilled to have some volume after six consecutively small harvests, they couldn’t quite put their finger on an overall style or quality. Twelve months on and their demeanour had changed. There was a spring in their step and many were clearly delighted at the quality of the vintage.

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Auction Update | Record breaking Romanée Conti 1945 & Macallan 1926

November 20th 2018


The greatest and rarest wines in the world have always been expensive and commanded eye watering sums at auction, or with wine merchants globally. Since 2010 the record for a bottle of wine was held by an 1869 Chateau Lafite, which sold in Hong Kong for $233,000. However, new boundaries were created recently when a single bottle of 1945 La Romanée Conti sold at a Sotheby’s New York auction for $558,000.

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