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The Rise of Chile's Fine Wine Icons
The Rise of Chile's Fine Wine Icons
The first couple of weeks of September see the new vintage releases of Chile’s most famous and highly revered wines: Sena, Chadwick, Almaviva and Clos Apalta. These are wines that consistently receive huge scores from critics and have been on an upward trajectory in quality over the last 10 years. This year, the upcoming release of Clos Apalta was awarded 100 ...
ON September 4, 2018
La Place de Bordeaux takes on the World's Icon Wines
La Place de Bordeaux takes on the World's Icon Wines
“La Place de Bordeaux” is the historic distribution network used to distribute the wines of Bordeaux globally and this is briefly how it works: wines are sold from the Chateau to Bordeaux Negociants (via a Courtier) before being sold on to individual wine merchants and then on to the consumer. This has been an historic trading system originating from ...
ON September 13, 2018
Chile's Grand Crus
Chile's Grand Crus
Chile’s most iconic wines have come on a long way in the last decade. With producers increasingly focusing on expressing site rather than creating a particular style, a handful of areas are emerging as the country’s Grands Crus – as Amanda Barnes reveals. When a red blend from Chile became the first wine from outside Bordeaux to be offered on La Place in 1998, it no ...
BY Amanda Barnes,
ON September 9, 2020
Coming Soon: September 2016
Coming Soon: September 2016
With many big releases expected this month from top vintages and the crème de la crème of producers, September looks set to be one of the key months for fine wine this year… Below you'll find a brief, but not exhaustive, run down of the releases coming soon and what to keep an eye out for this month. All of ...
ON September 2, 2016
The Great Wines of The World Tasting
The Great Wines of The World Tasting
Jacky Cheng with James Suckling at the Great Wines of the World Tasting Last Friday James Suckling, in association with Hong Kong Tatler, hosted the fifth ‘Great Wines of the World' tasting at the Four Season’s Hotel, Hong Kong. The event featured wines from 11 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, France, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and US from ...
ON November 6, 2014
The rise of the September releases: how La Place went global
The rise of the September releases: how La Place went global
Each September, a selection of the world's finest wines are released via La Place de Bordeaux. We look at how these prestigious properties – from South America, California, Italy and beyond – found their way into Bordeaux’s distribution network For a long time, La Place de Bordeaux – as you might guess from its name – only distributed Bordeaux. But ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON August 31, 2020
La Place de Bordeaux explained: what it is and how it works
La Place de Bordeaux explained: what it is and how it works
Formed of layers of négociants, courtiers and châteaux, La Place de Bordeaux is not a place at all, but the complex distribution system for the region’s wines – and increasingly the top wines from around the world. Here’s everything you need to know about how it works In Bordeaux, you can’t buy wine directly from producers. Instead wines are sold ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON August 31, 2020
New Releases Not To Be Missed This Month: September 2019
New Releases Not To Be Missed This Month: September 2019
With the August hiatus now firmly behind us, September will have us forget faraway beaches and instead think of beautiful vineyards in all corners of the earth as it is the month of international icon wines releases from Bordeaux’s La Place.  More and more global wineries are opting to release their top wines in this way. New additions this year include, ...
ON August 30, 2019
Five Big Releases Coming Soon
Five Big Releases Coming Soon
With the European summer break now drawing to a close, the wine trade is very much ‘back to school’. A deluge of significant wine and spirits releases are scheduled for September, keeping merchants and collectors alike very much on their toes... At the time of writing, 2015 Almaviva, 2014 Solaia, 2014 Vérité, 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Hommage Jecques Perrin and 2015 Seña ...
ON August 25, 2017
Italian Icons to be released via La Place de Bordeaux
Italian Icons to be released via La Place de Bordeaux
In 2004, the historic wine trading and distribution network 'La Place de Bordeaux' broke with tradition by listing Opus One, selling for the first time a wine from outside of Bordeaux. With the international sales success of Opus One, a number of fine wine icons from around the world have since followed suit creating a September campaign of releases coming ...
ON September 4, 2019
The September Series: the 2021 edition unpacked
The September Series: the 2021 edition unpacked
September sees the latest vintages from some of the world’s top estates released via La Place de Bordeaux. Ahead of the 2021 releases, we run through the vintages and properties that you’ll want on your radar South America’s finest Argentina and Chile have rapidly become hotspots for fine wine. Offering high-altitude sites with glorious sunshine, and varied soils, it’s no ...
BY FINE+RARE,
ON August 25, 2021

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