On the 29th of December, the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index broke the 400 point barrier for the first time, having been based at 100 in January 2004. 

The index – which tracks the Medoc First Growths across ten different vintages – has risen almost 60% in 2010. As the table below shows, this is a significantly better performance than that achieved by other assets - outshining even gold.

Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index - comparison
All performance figures, exclude dividends and costs.