Market-leading fine wine opinion: market reports and FINE+RARE’s assessment on industry developments.


We have been fans of this tiny Pomerol estate for a few years now.  Jeremy Chasseuil produces very small quantities of quite brilliant wines,...
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Rauzan-Ségla There are 43 kilometres between Chx Canon and Rauzan-Ségla along with both the Garonne and the Dordogne rivers.  It may seem a little...
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  Mark my words here: Pichon-Lalande is an estate to watch. The terroir here and its potential has never been in question.  The 1996...
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FINE+RARE Quarterly Report: 2014 Q3

The Market: The Bordeaux market has been suffering for three years now: talk to any merchant about what is selling well and the last...
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FINE+RARE Quarterly Report: 2014 Q2

The second quarter of 2013 hardly started with a bang. Bordeaux 2013 was the third vintage in a row to be met by negativity...
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FINE+RARE Quarterly Report: 2014 Q1

After a very successful 2013, we came out of the traps in 2014 with our sights set even higher.  Herewith the key events and...
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June 2013 – Market Report

Demand for the 2011 Ports accelerated in May. Jancis Robinson’s enthusiasm for the vintage was echoed by James Suckling, who calls it ‘a modern...
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May 2013 – Market Report

The market in April The 2012 campaign started early this year with several big releases during the week after the UGC tastings. Calls by...
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Market Outlook April 2013

Chateau Latour releases the first of its mature ex-chateau stock Having announced last year that 2011 would be the last vintage to be offered...
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Market Outlook March 2013

The Market in February Improved market confidence Prices for some blue chip Bordeaux have strengthened for the first time in many months. Although it...
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Market Outlook February 2013

The Market in January Burgundy 2011 The 2011 Burgundy en-primeur release circus has been well-received, along with the circus of tastings that come with...
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Market Outlook January 2013

A look back on 2012 2012 has been an eventful year in the wine trade. In many ways, it has been a difficult twelve...
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