Articles for Collectors

References   [ + ]

1. 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.
2. Perhaps a victim of fashion?
3. When does the price affect the taste? Results from a wine experiment. Johan Almenberg and Anna Dreber. AAWE Working Paper, No. 35. April, 2009
4. Do more expensive wines taste better? Robin Goldstein, Johan Almenberg, Anna Dreber, John W. Emerson, Alexis Herschkowitsch, Jacob Katz. AAWE
5, 7, 8. Any price shown is 'release' price in the specified currency
6. Mar 2012
9. where no year given this is the standard assemblage or capability
10. where no year given this is the average expectation
11. 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.
12. Rapport du millésime proposé par la Faculté d'oenologie de Bordeaux
13. Release prices from
14. Sales dates for wines sold at auction
15. 7/11/2010
16, 17. 23/06/2010
18. 05/11/2010
19. 5/6/2010
20. based on records up until the end of April 2011
21. Foire aux vins
23. Unmixed, non-verticals from Sotheby's, Christie's, Acker Merrall & Condit, Zachys, Hart Davis Hart