30 Dec '11, 10am

Instead of expensive wines, toast the new year with cheaper Pinot Noirs

Instead of expensive wines, toast the new year with cheaper Pinot Noirs

Singapore, December 30, 2011 The word is out. Burgundy is in - and in a big way. But again the focus is on the big names - DRC and Henri Jayer in particular, as expected. Bordeaux is down some 10 to 20 per cent which is not necessarily a bad thing - what the market would call a "correction". It was getting overheated and totally unrealistic. I repeat what I said last week, that at today's prices for Burgundy, how will the young wine lover get a taste, let alone a drink, of the top Burgundies, red and white? This question is perhaps more pertinent in the case of Burgundy than it is of Bordeaux. This is simply because top-flight Burgundies, white as well as red, are simply scarcer than top Bordeaux and more expensive than even Petrus. Twelve bottles Romanee-Conti 1988 sold for £76,032 at Christie's Hong Kong sale on Sept 3 and 4, this year (£6,336 or S$12,751 a bottle). Twel...

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