Demand for top Bordeaux faded rapidly last week as merchants withdrew to the fireside for an extended Christmas break. Although there were flickers of positive movement, losses were predominant and the Liv-ex Claret Chip Index fell 0.20 per cent for the week to 339.64.
Since the start of the year the First Growth benchmark has fallen around 18 per cent, with vintages of Lafite experiencing the sharpest price drops. But which individual wines have been 2011's best and worst performers?
As you can see from the table below (which shows the top risers and fallers), only three of the index's component wines have maintained positive growth this year. By contrast, 24 wines have dropped in value by more than ten per cent.