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1. All tables are based on auction data from the houses specified for the period 1/5/2010 to 30/4/2011 (unless indicated otherwise). The data file used in the preparation of this article for this period excluding mixed/verticals consists of more than 50,000 individual lots
3. GroupM Knowledge – HurunWealth Report 2011
4. Sotheby’s London, Hong Kong and New York; Christie’s London, Hong Kong and New York; Zachys Los Angeles, Hong Kong and New York; Hart Davis Hart Chicago and Acker Merrall & Condit New York and Hong Kong
5. Mar 2012
6. Unmixed, non-verticals from Sotheby's, Christie's, Acker Merrall & Condit, Zachys, Hart Davis Hart
7. The Wines of Bordeaux Vintages and Tasting Notes 1952-2003. Clive Coates MW. Published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2004.
8. Fine Wine magazine - Spring 2009. The Bordeaux Negociants p23
9. Scores - Sense or nonsense?
10. Evolutions des notes - Robert Parker: B Leguern
11. based on one sample tasted at the Château in April 2009
12. Bordeaux 2008 - the Year of the Price
13. Parker v. Prial: The Death of the Vintage Chart [Lighten Your Wallet]. Roman L. Weil, Co-Chairman, Oenonomy Society of the US. RLW VDQS, 2001
14. All release prices based on Bibendum offers during April - June 2010,, Corney & Barrow and Berry Bros & Rudd. Critics' scores used include: Jancis Robinson, La Revue du Vin de France, Tim Atkin, Wine Spectator - James Sucklings' barrel samplings, Jean-Marc Quarin, Robert Parker. Where two scores are offered e.g. 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.
15. see Part I for an explanation of QPI and its use
16. For example, some châteaux acreage may include white varieties although, for example, I have excluded this for Haut Brion.
17. Bordeaux wine vintage quality and the weather. Orley Ashenfelter, and David Ashmore and Robert LaLonde. Chance, Vol. 8 No. 4, 1995.
18. where no year given this is the standard assemblage or capability
19. where no year given this is the average expectation
20. Too much water may lead to dense foliage which restricts fruit exposure and larger more dilute fruit, compact clusters and unsanitary conditions e.g. mildew, grey rot. Good drainage counteracts some of the problems caused by heavy rainfall. Too little water and vine growth is stunted and maturity delayed. Non-functioning leaves (no photosynthesis) can also inhibit ripening. Whilst sugar can increase this is only as a percentage of the juice which is already lower in volume. Late stress can affect the flavours too. Excessive stress tends to produce wines which are of lower flavour which are less complex, less ripe, lower volume and with less aging potential.
21. Rapport du millésime proposé par la Faculté d'oenologie de Bordeaux
22. Release prices from
23. Sales dates for wines sold at auction
24. 7/11/2010
25, 26. 23/06/2010
27. 05/11/2010
28. 5/6/2010
29. based on records up until the end of April 2011
30. Foire aux vins