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1, 5, 6. Bordeaux Bourgogne - les passions rivales. Hachette Litératures. 2005. Jean-Robert Pitte.
2. All prices include Buyers Premium which vary according to location and auction house and were for the period 2009 – 2012.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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. FineWinePress.com: 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. FineWineJournal.com: Bordeaux 2008 - the Year of the Price
13, 14. 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.
15. Acker Merrall & Condit, 18 October, 2008
16. 18 October, 2008
17. Acker Merrall & Condit 31 May, 2008
18. 15 October, 2009 London Sale no. 2245
19. A magnum selling for $5,808 by Acker Merrall & Condit on 7 November, 2008
20. Sotheby's Finest and Rarest Wines, Featuring Treasures from the Cellars of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 12 November, 2008
21. Christie's New York, 17 November, 2008
22. Magnum sold by Acker Merrall & Condit in Hong Kong in November, 2008 for $10,625
23. 2005 sale figure
24. Jan 2000-Dec 2008
25. Double magnum
26. 18 October, 2008, Acker Merrall & Condit, New York