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
There are two clear stylistic camps for the Bordeaux 2014 vintage in Pessac-Léognan and Graves, writes Jane Anson, who offers her first general impression of the wines before rating them for Decanter.
Bordeaux 2014 coverage on DecanterChina.com
China’s COFCO group has said it will offer ‘big name’ imported wines at lower prices at major trade fair in Chengdu, so as to ‘reach out to the mass consumers’ amid a ‘period of market adjustment’.
Young Chinese winemakers from some of China’s biggest producers have just returned from a two-month trip to Europe to help perfect their skills, as part of a co-operation deal struck between wine trade bodies in both regions.
The slide in the Chinese wine market has bottomed out, said trade leaders at the 92nd China Food and Drinks Fair (CFDF, also known as Tangjiuhui) which opened today.
Despite a ‘positive’ market impression on the Bordeaux 2014 vintage, importers in China are expecting another low-key en primeur campaign this year.
The Macau wine scene is growing, as a large-scale wine and food festival held to promote wine culture shows.
A new rail route connecting Yiwu in southeast China and Madrid in Spain has been promoted as a way of transporting Spanish wine to Mainland China, but not everybody is convinced.