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Bordeaux – September 2012

Freshly back from a tour of Bordeaux last week, The Lay & Wheeler Management team share their thoughts and experiences Dave’s View Last week, I travelled to Bordeaux with Nick Dagley, our Fine Wine Buyer. I decided to take the scenic route of the Eurostar and TGV, whilst Nick travelled from Luton Airport – I […]

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Is there still shine in trading fine wine?

Fine Wine market update from Senior Wine Advisor Will Hepworth As the summer break draws to a close for many of us now returning suitably refreshed to our desks it is with some anticipation that we chart a course away from the August doldrums towards (hopefully) a final quarter of the year that will bring […]

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Bordeaux 2010: Châteaux Mouton-Rothschild and Margaux

We are very excited to be able to offer two of the wines of the 2010 vintage online – 1st growths Château Mouton-Rothschild and Château Margaux. Demand is very high for those wines so time is of the essence! 2010 Château Mouton-Rothschild, 1er Cru Pauillac £3,960.00 per case of 6 in bond This wine is arguably […]

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First Growth Focus – Château Lafite-Rothschild

In the final part of our series on the First Growths,  Kat Wiggins,  Fine Wine Advisor, discusses Lafite-Rothschild. Arguably now one of the most famous wine “brands”, Château Lafite-Rothschild has long been one of the most sought-after wines in the world, achieving record prices at auction even in the seventeenth century. While today’s prices are perhaps […]

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First Growth Focus: Château Latour

Fourth in our series on the First Growths, Adrian Heaven, Fine Wine Advisor at Lay & Wheeler, discusses Château Latour. Château Latour had established its reputation as a very fine wine by the early 1700s, along with Lafite, Margaux and Pontac (the historical name for Haut-Brion),  some 150 years before the famous 1855 classification.  In […]

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First Growth Focus – Château Mouton-Rothschild

Pretender to the throne or deserving champion? When Mouton-Rothschild was not selected as a First Growth in the 1855 Bordeaux wine classification Baron Philippe de Rothschild declared it a “monstrous injustice”. Given that the classification was based on market prices and that those of Mouton-Rothschild were equal to those of Lafite-Rothschild, it seems a reasonable […]

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First tastes of the first growths

It would have been hugely disappointing if today hadn’t provided fireworks. The 2009 vintage in Bordeaux is being billed as one of the best ever and we had hourly appointments at some of the world’s most sought-after estates. Not everything was as (I) had expected. In 2003 the hot summer gave a certain uniformity to […]

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