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1. from a total of 61 auction records between 2003 and 2009
2. Sotheby's Finest and Rarest Wines, Featuring Treasures from the Cellars of Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, 12th November, 2008. Sale no.L08611
3, 7, 8. Bordeaux Bourgogne - les passions rivales. Hachette Litératures. 2005. Jean-Robert Pitte.
4. All prices include Buyers Premium which vary according to location and auction house and were for the period 2009 – 2012.
5. 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.
6. 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.
9. The Wines of Bordeaux Vintages and Tasting Notes 1952-2003. Clive Coates MW. Published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2004.
10. Fine Wine magazine - Spring 2009. The Bordeaux Negociants p23
11. FineWinePress.com: Scores - Sense or nonsense?
12. Evolutions des notes - Robert Parker: B Leguern
13. based on one sample tasted at the Château in April 2009
14. FineWineJournal.com: Bordeaux 2008 - the Year of the Price
15. 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
16. All release prices based on Bibendum offers during April - June 2010, wine-searcher.com, 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.
17. see Part I for an explanation of QPI and its use
18. For example, some châteaux acreage may include white varieties although, for example, I have excluded this for Haut Brion.
19. Bordeaux wine vintage quality and the weather. Orley Ashenfelter, and David Ashmore and Robert LaLonde. Chance, Vol. 8 No. 4, 1995.
20, 22, 23. Any price shown is 'release' price in the specified currency
21. Mar 2012