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Vintage Report - Bordeaux 2022
Ausone 2022 (6x75cl)
Ausone have shown in their first vintage since leaving that they do not need the Saint-Émilion classification to show that they are one of the best wines in the appellation
Haut-Batailley 2022 (6x75cl)
This lovely 2022 from Haut-Batailley is a clear sign that the estate is now reaching its potential under Lynch Bages ownership
A Leading Light of the New Wave Rioja Movement
One of the greatest value line-ups in Rioja scoring up to 95 points from the Wine Advocate's Luis Gutiérrez but costing as little as £73 per six IB
Talbot 2022 (6x75cl)
Jeb Dunnuck states that this is "one of the finest vintages from this Château that I can recall", with the Wine Advocate's William Kelley also noting that it is "especially impressive" and that is it "likely to emerge as this large Saint-Julien property's most exciting wine since the 1980s"
Clerc Milon 2022 (6x75cl)
Sandwiched between Mouton and Lafite, the Wine Advocate's William Kelley notes the estate's clay/limestone soils provide Clerc Milon with a 'distinctive signature that sets it apart from the rest of the portfolio'
Bollinger La Grande Annee Rose 2014 (6x75cl)
With a huge 97 points from Vinous's Antonio Galloni, its highest ever score, this directly competed with Cristal's Rosé and the top Rosé release from Cedric Bouchard in 2014
Lassegue 2022 (6x75cl)
The first vintage since the estate was elevated to Grand Cru Classé status in Saint-Émilion, they have has risen through the ranks in its appellation to become a very smart buy in recent years and nowhere is this more clear than with their new 2022 release
Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2022 (6x75cl)
With an astounding 96-98 points from Vinous's Neal Martin and 95-97 points from the Wine Advocate's William Kelley, this receives similar scores as the First Growths but is released at nearly 1/10th the price
Blank Canvas Reed Chardonnay 2021 (6x75cl)
This new superb single-vineyard 2021 Chardonnay receives the same score as Grand Cru Burgundy but cost less than all Villages releases from notable producers of this last EP campaign
Krug Grande Cuvee 171eme Edition NV (6x75cl)
While this newly released Krug Grande Cuvée 171ème Édition is yet to be scored by any major critic, this is one of the most in-demand wines in all of Champagne and we expect it to sell out fast as it does every release
Christophe Billon Cote Rotie La Brocarde 2019 (6x75cl)
Christophe Billon now makes wines that are 'relatively modern, rich, and powerful' in style but Jeb Dunnuck argues that they never lose their 'Côte Rôtie soul'
Albert Lebrun Brut Grand Cru NV (6x75cl)
This is an outstanding Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs in individual gift boxes that has before never been imported into the UK that we can firmly stand behind in declaring it offers outrageous value for the money
El Enemigo Chardonnay 2021 (6x75cl)
This is a high-altitude white that over the last decade has cemented itself as the best value Chardonnay in South America and up there with the best value white releases from anywhere in the world
Batailley 2022 (12x75cl)
As always, quality is extremely high for the price and it looks to be one of the great value buys of the Médoc this vintage before one even considers the special label to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II
Laroque 2022 (12x75cl)
The Wine Advocate's William Kelley last year called the estate 'one of Saint-Émilion's sleeping giants' but we are more inclined to agree with Jeb Dunnuck's recent statement that they are now 'clearly one of the new superstars in the appellation'
Duhart-Milon 2022 (6x75cl)
Jeb Dunnuck argues that Bordeaux lovers need to snatch up this 2022 Duhart-Milon because this 'utterly classic, seamless, balanced Pauillac' is going to 'give the 2009 a run for its money'
2018, 2019 & 2020 from a Rapidly Rising Star of Beaujolais
The Wine Advocate's William Kelley has declared that her wines are 'warmly recommended' by him and Jancis Robinson MW has been impressed by her skill as a vigneron because her wines 'evolve beautifully with age, and yet they are compelling when young'
Beychevelle 2022 (6x75cl)
Released at a price lower than all physical cases in the market, secondary market pricing of Beychevelle is not correlated to scores and rather is ticks up over time as the wine becomes mature and more scarce
Tour Saint Christophe 2022 (6x75cl)
An estate whose wines that commands a huge amount of respect in Saint-Émilion for its consistently attractive price-to-quality ratio, Jeb Dunnuck goes as far as to say 'dollar for dollar, they’re some of the best buys out there
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Château Latour 2014 - Most Attractive Latour Vintage on the Market Today
In the latest video, we discussed the untapped potential of the 2014 Château Latour and how it's currently a great deal in the market. Collectors should take advantage of this opportunity and purchase this discounted vintage before its value increases.5 June 2023
Investment Opportunity - 2014 Cristal
Discover why China's re-opening and the vintage rollover from 2014 to 2015 make Cristal 2014 one of our top long-term recommendations.5 June 2023
How to Acquire and Manage a Fine Wine Portfolio
There has never been more interest in fine wine / whisky as an alternative asset class. In this video Cru World Wine co-founder and CEO Jeremy Howard discusses the four options for how private clients can acquire and manage a fine wine portfolio. The options are: i) a self-managed "DIY" portfolio, ii) an "expert-assisted" portfolio, iii) a "managed portfolio" and iv) a "managed whisky cask portfolio". These different options are all offered by Cru World Wine. Howard also walks through some basic strategies for day to day portfolio management, and shows how cost effective it is to maintain a fine wine portfolio today. The cost of storing Cru's Recommended Portfolio is just 9bps per annum (if stored in Bordeaux). This is cheaper than storing physical gold or silver, and cheaper even that many ETFs.2 December 2022
How Fine Wine Bucked the Trend in 2022
Cru World Wine CEO Jeremy Howard shows that fine wine prices rose strongly in 2022, even as mainstream asset prices declined.2 December 2022
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Quick Fire Interview: Julien Barthe of Château Beau-Séjour Bécot
We return to our quick fire interview series with Julien Barthe, the owner of Château Beau-Séjour Bécot.
Is 2014 the Best Value Latour in the Marketplace Today?
This investment note discusses the 2014 vintage in Bordeaux and how it is a better vintage than commonly assumed, with the Latour 2014 being a standout value pick. It highlights Latour's unique position in controlling secondary market pricing and its potential for investment returns due to its positioning in an undervalued vintage.
What is Bordeaux En Primeur?
This article provides an overview of Bordeaux En Primeur, a unique system of buying wine while still in the barrel. It also outlines the benefits of buying En Primeur, tips for selecting the right wines, and a closer look at the two main regions for En Primeur purchases.
Vintage Report - Bordeaux 2022
The Bordeaux 2022 vintage faced climatic challenges, with extreme heat and drought, resulting in a shortened ripening period. However, the finest Châteaux in the region managed the conditions with deft skill, producing outstanding wines that are sleek, opulent, and balanced by freshness and precise tannins.
Cristal 2014 - An Update Following the 2015 Vintage Release
Find out why China's re-opening and the vintage roll over from 2014 to 2015 makes Cristal 2014 one of our top long-term recommendations. Time is running out to buy at a primary market discount.
Tignanello 2019 – Highly Unusual Arbitrage Opportunity
An arbitrage opportunity has arisen in Hong Kong for the Tignanello 2019 wine, which is being sold below the UK price. Despite the unusual pricing, Tignanello 2019 is a highly recommended wine with great potential for appreciation, and it has been one of the most popular and best-performing wines for over a decade.
Bollinger R.D. 2007 – A Global Brand Repositioning
The Bollinger R.D. 2007 is a sought-after vintage for collectors and investors due to its exceptional quality and limited production, with less than 30,000 bottles estimated to be produced per year. It is significantly undervalued compared to the 2008 vintage but has seen a steady increase in value since release, with no signs of it slowing any time soon.
Quick Fire Interview: Anne Krebiehl MW
As part of our quick fire interview series, we caught up with critic and German wine authority, Anne Krebiehl MW.
Masseto 2016 – Is this the ‘Perfect’ Vintage?
Masseto is one of the most renowned wine brands in the world, and its 2016 vintage is particularly sought after by wine collectors and investors. The 2016 Masseto is a rich blend of Merlot grapes, grown in the heart of Tuscany on the estate's carefully tended vineyards.
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