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LIVE Opportunities: new Comtes on the block

  • The new vintage of Comtes de Champagne has been released. 
  • Yjar makes its debut. 
  • Cheval Blanc’s white and Aussie labels also out as La Place autumn programme winds down. 


The latest vintage of Taittinger’s Comtes de Champagne was released this morning. The 2011 follows on from the hotly-anticipated 2008 that was released last September. 

James Suckling has rated the new vintage 97-points and at £1,070 per dozen, it compares favourably to recent back vintages. 

Read our full coverage of the release here. 

Yjar is here

As mentioned yesterday, the brand-new “Yjar” was also released this morning at €58 ex-négociant. Well-scored by critics and highly recommended by Jane Anson, it looks very respectable at £231 per three bottles. 

What will the market make of it? Read our coverage here. 

Other releases

Cheval Blanc’s white wine Le Petit Cheval as well as Australian wines from Cloudburst and Wynn’s were the other major releases from La Place as the autumn series enters its end game. 

We’ll have a full round-up of these releases in our weekly Talking Trade overview tomorrow (17th September).