China, Bordeaux, futures...
Jeff Leve just wrote a big and detailed article on the American and Chinese markets regarding the 2010 vintage, the past, the present and the future.
It is certain that the Chinese market has affected the balance and that the Medoc and its classified growths have fully benefited from this Eldorado. This year the left bank will once again be able to set the tone of this campaign. Our right bank will most likely have to be more cautious, waiting for our Chinese friends to realize that up to today, the quality-price-history wines are on the right bank (the Jurade since 1199 – contemporary of Gengis Kahn, the Jin and Song dynasties and Richard the Lion hearted in Europe).
Today, one of our “protégé” has been released: Chateau Tour des Termes, Saint Estephe Cru Bourgeois.