The recent sale of Lascombes to a French health insurance group included €50m of inventory. With the chateau holding so much wine, a large release could dramatically affect prices. On the other hand, it suggests that for many vintages, fewer bottles may be in circulation that we had previously thought. Read more from the Liv-ex blog here
Anyone making speculative bets on the price of recent Bordeaux releases would be wise to consider that supply may be artificially constrained, and this wine will eventually have to come to market.