Chinese buyers have shown interest in Bordeaux 2014 en primeur wines, but pricing is crucial, according to the chief executive of ASC Fine Wines, John Watkins.
ASC Fine Wines, a major Chinese importer of premium wine, has announced that its chief executive, John Watkins, will leave the company at the end of May.
Success on the Right Bank in the Bordeaux 2014 vintage depended on a vineyard's specific soil type and an estate's attention to detail ahead of harvest amid a cool and rainy summer, says James Lawther MW after tasting the young wines during en primeur wee
The Bordeaux 2014 vintage in Medoc has produced fresh and fragrant wines that could last for more than two decades in the best cases, says Decanter consultant editor Steven Spurrier in his initial assessment following last week's en primeur tastings.
Many Sauternes and Barsac chateaux have produced a 2014 vintage 'unlike any other in the past 30 years', marked by elevated acidity and high quality, but beware the rise of Sauvignon Blanc, says Decanter's Ian D'Agata after tasting the en primeur wines th
Hong Kong's CK Life Sciences has added to its vineyard collection by acquiring three Australian vineyards owned by wine producer McWilliam's for nearly A$16m.
Chinese businessman William Wu has bought control of Swartland Winery for an undisclosed fee, marking rising interest from China in South African wine.
Chateau Renon has become the second Bordeaux wine property within two weeks to be sold to a Chinese investor, and its new owner plans to both produce wine and use it as an entertainment venue.
See the charts to view the number of Bordeaux chateaux bought by Chinese investors to date, as well as where and when the deals were done.
Mouton Rothschild will release a host of top wines dating back to 1870 from its own cellars for a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong to mark the coming Chinese year of the ram.