Each year Liv-ex surveys the international wine trade upon their return from tasting the new Bordeaux vintage. The survey is designed to track the consensus of opinion amongst the best professional tasters of young Bordeaux. Liv-ex’s membership numbers more than 230 of the world’s biggest buyers and sellers of fine wine.

The 2008 survey was launched in early April and was concluded prior to the release of the major wines. The results can now be found on the main website.

In summary, as voted by the Liv-ex Membership:

  • Lafite Rothschild is the wine of the 2008 vintage.
  • Pontet Canet tops the “value for money” category.
  • Montrose was the most disappointing wine.
  • The vintage scored 91 (out of 100) on average.
  • Release prices are expected to be down on 2007 by 38% on average.