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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.Acker Merrall & Condit, 18 October, 2008
6.18 October, 2008
7.Acker Merrall & Condit 31 May, 2008
8.15 October, 2009 London Sale no. 2245
9.A magnum selling for $5,808 by Acker Merrall & Condit on 7 November, 2008
10.Sotheby's Finest and Rarest Wines, Featuring Treasures from the Cellars of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 12 November, 2008
11.Christie's New York, 17 November, 2008
12.Magnum sold by Acker Merrall & Condit in Hong Kong in November, 2008 for $10,625
13.2005 sale figure
14.Jan 2000-Dec 2008
15.Double magnum
16.18 October, 2008, Acker Merrall & Condit, New York
17.Mar 2012
18.from a total of 61 auction records between 2003 and 2009
19.Sotheby's Finest and Rarest Wines, Featuring Treasures from the Cellars of Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, 12th November, 2008. Sale no.L08611
20. where no year given this is the standard assemblage or capability
21.where no year given this is the average expectation
22.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.
23.Rapport du millésime proposé par la Faculté d'oenologie de Bordeaux
24. Release prices from
25.Sales dates for wines sold at auction
27, 28.23/06/2010
31. based on records up until the end of April 2011
32. Foire aux vins