Chinese New Year always means a busy January at Arden Fine Wines during a lull in our domestic market (dry January, no money left after Xmas etc etc).
We were tasked with getting a bottle (among others) of 1969 Château Margaux to Hong Kong for the New Year – but with not much notice…
This late-’60s Bordeaux vintage was the second-smallest crop of the decade after 1961.
The low yield and rampant inflation meant high prices when they were released.
This precious bottle was dispatched from London on a Friday afternoon and arrived in Hong Kong – via Paris, Mumbai, and Guangzhou – on Monday night (GMT).
Not bad going – but a bit of notice is always appreciated… 🙏
In the meantime, other vintages of Château Margaux are available from Arden Fine Wines.