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bordeaux wine prices could rise by 60% after vintage year

Experts have said that the strong year enjoyed by
winegrowers in Bordeaux last year could allow the more prestigious winegrowers
to raise their prices by 60%, equalling the vintages of 2009 and 2010.

The price tags on so second-tier Bordeaux has also been
predicted to rise, at between 5% and 35%.

This is excellent news for growers, following a relative
drought that saw only two vintages deemed as “good” in the past years;
occurring in 2011 and 2014.

But the ideal growing conditions of 2015 produced what
critics are calling an “exceptional” vintage, with prices set to reflect this.

The top Grand Cru (a wine classification dating back to
1855) are on average 56% more expensive than there were in 2014, working out at
around €600 (£490) a bottle in shops.

The 2015 Grand Cru prices may come as a shock after the fall
in prices following the spikes of 2009 and 2010, but the Bordeaux region will
be set to enjoy a major boost thanks to the 2015 vintage.

Why not sample the beautiful wines of France, including
Bordeaux when staying at one of our luxury
villas in France
? With so many regions producing excellent vintages, you
are sure to be spoilt for choice! 

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