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2016 Bordeaux: A Return to Classicism

2016 Bordeaux: A Return to Classicism

The marketing departments of many merchants are just bursting into action, building the hype for the 2016 Bordeaux en primeur campaign. You are sure to hear a vast range of superlatives and lines lifted from critics to lend weight to the undoubtedly ‘great’ vintage – dubbed as such even before any wine has finished its period of élèvage in barrel. Yet, assessing the quality of a Bordeaux vintage is far from straightforward...

Our Commentary on the Vintage
2016 Château Cos d’Estournel

2016 Château Cos d’Estournel

We feel compelled to offer this 2016, which has taken us and the market a touch by surprise. While many Château proprietors are waiting for Neal Martin’s 2016 Bordeaux en primeur review before setting their prices and releasing their wines, the management of Château Cos d’Estournel has taken the step of releasing.

£700 per six bottle case in bond
2016 Château La Clotte

2016 Château La Clotte

It is interesting when new life is breathed into a particular estate… A change in winemaking approach, a different tact in the vineyard and invariably an upgrade of facilities can yield dramatically different results. This is exactly the situation with Château La Clotte, which is now entirely owned by the Vauthier family of Château Ausone...

£285 per six bottle case in bond
2012 Domaine des Cambes

2012 Domaine des Cambes

As we wait, wait and then wait some more in the hope that the 2016 Bordeaux en primeur campaign may gain momentum, it seems like an opportune moment to highlight a great value Bordeaux for current consumption. I doubt you will have heard of Domaine des Cambes. I doubt you will know much of the Côtes de Bourg. However, you may have heard of Francois Mitjaville, and you may well have heard of his Château Le Tertre-Rôteboeuf...

£295 per twelve bottle case in bond
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Surveying the lie of the land

The major Liv-ex Indices all eased off a fraction last month, perhaps taking a breather before the en primeur season truly kicks off. In recent years, there has been some form of a pause in advance of the key May/June trading period. Irrespective of the pricing level for...

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Market Update
Bordeaux: Falling temperatures, rising prices?

Given news from Bordeaux we received this morning, we have decided to release an addendum to this week’s market update. We have learned this morning that Bordeaux has been badly hit by frost...

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The Tuscan Tasting
The Tuscan Tasting

Atlas is hosting its biannual regional tasting, this time, focusing on Tuscany. There will be over 40 wines on show from some of the region's top producers. Among the likely highlights will be Fontodi, Castellare di Castellina, Tua Rita, Petrolo and Ca'Marcanda...

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The Vietti Tasting and Dinner
The Vietti Tasting and Dinner

Atlas is incredibly pleased to be hosting this 12-wine tasting and dinner with Elena Penna, of the estate. t this event, Elena Penna will introduce some of the finest vintages of Vietti with comments from Simon Larkin MW of Atlas along the way. On this occasion...

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Atlas' Simon Larkin MW live on Bloomberg
Atlas' Simon Larkin MW live on Bloomberg

While the fine wine market looks to be resurgent at present – with various Liv-ex indices all showing good growth YTD –Simon points out that the currency situation has, in part, led to dramatic changes in terms of...

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Bordeaux 2015
Bordeaux 2015

Following the publication of our 2015 Vintage Report earlier in the month, I am pleased to advise that our 2015 Bordeaux Tasting Notes are now published online. As you will tell from the notes, we have been selective in terms of the wines we have chosen to write up; 2015...

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