Updated: Feb 5
For centuries, Bordeaux has assumed a mythical status in the world of fine wine as a leitmotif of wealth, power and influence, but its prosperity has always been linked to the capricious nature of markets and the shifting fortunes of global economies.
Now change is coming to Bordeaux, with traditional customers like the US and the UK falling away, as China's new rich push prices to stratospheric levels. The demand is unprecedented, but the product is finite and this new client wants it all.
Will the China market be the bubble that never bursts or the biggest threat yet to Bordeaux's centuries old reputation?
Bordeaux vineyards in China