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We aim to keep our clients up to date with the latest industry news and share with them our own opinions. This section covers all things wine: producer interviews, market movements, auction results, tasting notes and vintage updates. Our intention is to be incredibly selective and only provide commentary on areas which we believe are relevant to our clients and their interests. 

Just Tasted


Toby Bekker's 2012 Syrah receives glowing revie...

Some few weeks ago we sent out an offer for Toby Bekker’s 2012 Syrah. Following a thoroughly impressive tasting in the office, we were very pleased to have secured the UK exclusivity for Toby’s wines. The Bekker’s Syrah ticks all the boxes; elegant, bright and focused, it offers dark fruits and exotic spice in the glass. It exhibits none of the headinesss so frequently found in the region but rather great finesse and precision. We firmly believe that Toby is currently making some of the most exciting and impressive wines in the McLaren Vale and so it is a pleasure to be able to sell his wines at this early stage. It turns out, we are not the only ones with this mind; the wine has found great favour with the critics with the likes of Lisa Perrotti-Brown (95+ points), James Halliday (97 Points) and Matthew Jukes. His note, published just last week, is below.

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At Auction


Atlas behind Sotheby's record-breaking DRC 'Sup...

Over the past few months you may have seen significant press leading up to the Sotheby’s sale of a flight of wines termed to be the ‘DRC Superlot’: a 114 bottle flight of Domaine Romanée-Conti containing six bottles of each vintage, spanning 1992-2010. On Saturday, it went under the hammer in Hong Kong and achieved a world wine auction record.

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Market News


10 Things Every Wine Lovers Should Know About C...

Simon Larkin MW, managing director of Atlas Fine Wines, was recently quoted by Jane Anson on in an article on Château Pavie which appeared on Wine Searcher. Pavie, perhaps more than any other property in Bordeaux, is well known for dividing the opinion of critics – most famously with high points from Robert Parker over the years and low ones from several European critics. Simon Larkin of London-based Atlas Fine Wines points out the geographical bias that was seen in the early days has lessened recently

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Harvest Update


Bordeaux 2014

Bordeaux 2014 is under way and, while it is still too early to call the vintage, the Bordelaise are relatively optimistic. The region experienced high rainfall from October 2013-March 2013 (on par with that of 2000-2001) and huge variations spring temperatures meant that mildew was a problem for the vignerons on both the Left and Right Bank. An early bud break in April was followed by relatively successful flowering over the next two months – thanks to sunshine through May and June. Late summer was humid – to say the very least – with reported 8.5 of ‘dry

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At Auction


Top-Notch Burgundies under the Hong Kong hammer

The Sotheby's Autumn wine auction in Hong Kong certainly has a theme: top-notch burgundies including a Henri Jayer collection and the Romanée-Conti Superlot.

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Investment Update


Liv-ex 100 closes on the up

Some good news for the Liv-ex 100 Index, which has fallen the last consecutive 17 months. Although August trade value was down year-on-year by 20%, volume of trade was up 20% and the month closed on a .9% up. The Index, which tracks the price movement of the most sought-after wines, is often considered the leading benchmark for the wine industry. While it is too soon to dub this a turn in the market, this hopefully will offer some encouragement as we move into September.

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