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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

1855: story in Property Week + another example of delayed 2008 en primeur

Château Mouton-Rothschild

Mark Adams, an extremely frustrated client of 1855, covers in his column in Property Week (160,000 unique pages views per month) his recent trip to a Paris court to try to prise his wine out of 1855.    

'If only I had purchased the case of Mouton Rothschild 2008 which brought me to Paris on 17 November from Corney & Barrow or Justerini & Brooks.  I would not then have had to appear before Le Juge de Proximité at 4 Place du Louvre at 09:30 as the wine would have dutifully arrived as ordered.'  Read the rest here.

Read also Mark's disappointing visit to Paris in more detail here in a previous Jim's Loire post.


Château Latour

A message from GH, a similarly frustrated client of 1855, now considering his legal options:

'I appreciate your comments and your efforts to bring to the light the business practices of 1855.

Their behaviour is a huge scandal; many questions arise why the French authorities didn't close down this company already a long time ago.

I am myself a victim of this company concerning the 2008 Bordeaux subscription and missing delivery of those wines so far as many other wine lovers are; not thinking about the problems of the 2009 Bordeaux delivery that will probably come to the surface soon...

Reading all the blogs now I honestly have a lot of doubts that I will ever see those wines especially with regards to the fact that I took advantage of the spring 2009 economic crisis with a bit depressed prices for the big names like Lafite Rothschild and Latour, wines that I am waiting for...

I had many phone calls and mail conversation with those guys from 1855 and just got to know that delivery is gonna be delayed but will certainly happen.

Here their latest mail that I just got 3 days ago:

Dear sir,

Thank you for your message.
We would like to get back to you regarding the 2008 deliveries.

Please be assured that our teams are working to shorten the delays as much as possible. We guarantee that all the wines in your order will be delivered by the end of this year in spite of those supplying delays.

You will be notified by email when the wines are ready to be shipped.

We would like to thank you for your patience, we remain at your disposal if you have any further questions.'

Let's hope that GH gets lucky and does indeed receive his 2008s before the end of 2011. 


'Management' and leading shareholder of 1855 

Emeric Sauty de Chalon and Fabien Hyon are the senior 'management' team of 1855 (, 1855.con). Thierry Maincent was an administrateur and one of the directeur général délégués until he resigned his posts for personal reasons on 30th September 2010. Businessman Jean-Pierre Meyers, who is on the boards of L'Oreal and Nestlé, is a long-term shareholder of 1855.

1855 is a probationary member of La Fevad.


Luc Charlier said...

Does your Mark Adams want to spend a few pennies on decent Côtes-du-Roussillon?
Salon’s £ 275 doesn’t prevent him from recommending the stuff and Delamotte’s Blanc de Blancs at £ 39,99 is called "good value". I wish I met him, must be a charming chap !

Jim's Loire said...

Luc. Mark is a partner in a law firm. It is possible he would be interested in good value wine from the Roussillon.