By value



The 2009 Bordeaux vintage dominated trade in terms of both
value and volume 2012. The high prices and levels of demand for First Growths
ensure that they are still taking a large share of Liv-ex trade by value
(especially Lafite and Mouton Rothschild), but in terms of volume they were
beaten by a host of good quality – and far more affordable – wines from the Right
Bank and Parker’s Magical 20: Pavie, Montrose and Pontet Canet 2009 appear in
both tables.

Whereas the wines most traded by value were exclusively from
Bordeaux, the table of trade by volume shows other regions coming to the fore. Super
Tuscan Sassicaia 2009 – scored 98 by James Suckling – proved popular with
buyers, while Champagne Taittinger Comtes 2002 racked up 1.3% of trade by
volume, despite only being released in the summer.   

We have used the
Liv-ex December Mid
; where this was not available, the asterisk (*) designates that the Market
has been used. 

By volume