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analysing the sales numbers from the 158th hospices auction

As promised (late) on Sunday evening, a little, more thoughtful analysis of the statistics of the 158th Hospices de Beaune, sale. Here is a list of the ‘top lots.’ (pdf) Whilst these are, at the outset, domaine wines, the sale should still be viewed in the context of a market where the bulk prices – […]

hospices wine auction – that was the (record) weekend that was…

hospices wine auction – that was the (record) weekend that was…

I never taste the wines of the Hospices – I don’t consider them commercial and they are far too young for somebody (i.e. me) who habitually tastes wine just before bottling, to gain any more than a general idea of the vintage. I can wait… But the buyers at the auction – it seems that […]

baghera at it again

baghera at it again

– with 1,363 bottles, 158 magnums and 3 jeroboams of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wines up for auction in December. PDF here. The pre-sale estimates look much more realistic, in the current market, than those by Sothebys for the recent record-breakers, and if you haven’t previously seen magnum format DRC ‘Assortments,’ here is your chance […]

the end of ‘hearty burgundy’ et al?

the end of ‘hearty burgundy’ et al?

cite: Image – Gallo® Family Vineyards I wonder if this was once pillow talk for Jean-Charles Boisset and Gina Gallo? Anyway, I note the following from a couple of weeks ago – perhaps it portends the end of stolen geographical labels – though the French are equally naughty in other foodstuff markets!: WASHINGTON – On […]

bang! 1945 romanée-conti – half a million a bottle…

bang! 1945 romanée-conti – half a million a bottle…

Lots 84 & 85 Romanee Conti 1945 – phote from Sotheby’s – cropped And so it came to pass on Saturday, when two bottles of 1945 Romanée-Conti broke the auction record for any bottle of wine – they sold for US$558,000 and US$496,000 to Asian and American collectors, respectively – including buyer’s premiums. Robert Drouhin’s […]

offer of the day – bruno clavelier’s 2016s

Bruno Clavelier 2016: Vosne-Romanée La Combe Brûlée 2016 75cl 84.00* (Swiss francs) Vosne-Romanée Les Hautes Maizières 2016 75cl 84.00 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Corbeaux 1er Cru 2016 75cl 123.00 Vosne-Romanée Les Beaux Monts 1er Cru 2016 75cl 137.00 Vosne-Romanée Aux Brûlées 1er Cru 2016 75cl 137.00 Chambolle-Musigny Combe d’Orveaux 1er Cru 2016 75cl 147.00 Corton Le Rognet […]

offer of the day – domaine leflaive 2017 – bargain alert!

Actually that last part was joke – but I do almost see restraint in the increase for the Chevalier-Montrachet 🙂 Prices of their 2016s and 2015s, in that order, in the brackets (for even older prices to 2012 you can look here.)… DOMAINE LEFLAIVE 2017 – Puligny-Montrachet (En Primeur) Pouilly-Fuissé 75cl 49.00 Swiss Francs* (37.00 […]

offer of the day – henri boillot 2017

Domaine Henri Boillot 2017 Bourgogne Chardonnay 2017 75cl 23.00* Swiss Francs Meursault 2017 75cl 49.00 Meursault Les Charmes 2017 75cl 89.00 Meursault Les Genevrières 2017 75cl 108.00 Meursault Les Perrières 2017 75cl 115.00 Puligny-Montrachet 2017 75cl 52.00 Puligny-Montrachet Clos de la Mouchère 2017 75cl 108.00 Puligny-Montrachet Les Caillerets 2017 75cl 108.00 Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes 2017 […]

offer of the day – clos des lambrays, bruno clair, d’angerville – 2016s

Domaine Clos des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2011 150cl 278.00* (Swiss Francs) Clos des Lambrays 2013 75cl 159.00 Clos des Lambrays 2014 75cl 159.00 Clos des Lambrays 2014 150cl 323.00 Clos des Lambrays 2016 75cl 225.00 Clos des Lambrays 2016 300cl 960.00 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin Clos du Fonteny 1er Cru 2016 75cl 115.00 Bonnes-Mares […]

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