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1, 2. There are 12 women who work in the vineyard undertaking all the tasks there. Each woman is responsible for 30,000 feet (vines) which corresponds to a parcel (approximately 30-34,000 vines). Each parcel has 45 rows and each row is 1,000m long. Thus, each woman who works in the vineyard walks 45km along the row, and 45km back, and works each row 11 times during the year. Each woman thus walks a minimum distance of almost 1,000km per annum. This is an enormous physical effort, quite apart from the work involved at each vine or post.
3. all prices are converted to a standard bottle format of 75cl
4. Buyers Premium
5, 7, 8. Any price shown is 'release' price in the specified currency
6. Mar 2012
9. All release prices based on Bibendum and Corney & Barrow offers during April-June 2010, unless otherwise stated. Critics’ scores used include: Jancis Robinson MW, La Revue du Vin de France, Tim Atkin MW, Wine Spectator – James Sucklings’ Spring barrel samplings, Jean-Marc Quarin, Robert Parker. Where two scores are offered, eg 92-94, we have used the mid-score point. Scores out of 20 are translated into 100-point scores according to our own conversion table. All prices quoted in bond. Tables are built around red wines only.
10. Perhaps a victim of fashion?
11. When does the price affect the taste? Results from a wine experiment. Johan Almenberg and Anna Dreber. AAWE Working Paper, No. 35. April, 2009
12. Do more expensive wines taste better? Robin Goldstein, Johan Almenberg, Anna Dreber, John W. Emerson, Alexis Herschkowitsch, Jacob Katz. AAWE
13, 17, 18. Bordeaux Bourgogne - les passions rivales. Hachette Litératures. 2005. Jean-Robert Pitte.
14. All prices include Buyers Premium which vary according to location and auction house and were for the period 2009 – 2012.
15. Many lots of top Burgundy are sold as 'Assortment'. This article only uses whole lots with exclusive vintages/growers/bottle sizes. Bottles are converted to standard equivalents of 75cl.
16. Amongst auction records for Montrachet some are undefined in terms of their producer but these make up less than 20% of the total value covering all traded vintages for the period. It is also likely that many of these are the top-traded wines.
19. Unmixed, non-verticals from Sotheby's, Christie's, Acker Merrall & Condit, Zachys, Hart Davis Hart
20. The Wines of Bordeaux Vintages and Tasting Notes 1952-2003. Clive Coates MW. Published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2004.
21. Fine Wine magazine - Spring 2009. The Bordeaux Negociants p23
22. FineWinePress.com: Scores - Sense or nonsense?
23. Evolutions des notes - Robert Parker: B Leguern
24. based on one sample tasted at the Château in April 2009
25. FineWineJournal.com: Bordeaux 2008 - the Year of the Price