Bordeaux was out of the spotlight in August; as readers of
Watch Market Report will know, last month’s focus was on the Super
Tuscans. The key Liv-ex indices ran
flat, with the Liv-ex 50 posting a 0.03% rise and the Liv-ex 100 a 0.09% loss.
The Bordeaux 500 was also in stasis, dropping 0.08%. If we
break down the index into its component parts (below), the greatest
month-on-month falls were posted by the Right Bank 50 (-0.6%), which saw a
slight dip in what has been a strong performance this year, and the Sauternes
50 (-1.6%), which is a perennial underperformer.
Far outperforming the other indices is the Right Bank 100,
which has risen 16.9% year-on-year after posting its 13th
consecutive rise in August. While boosted by Premiers Grands Crus Classés A
wines Pavie and Angelus, which were promoted a year ago, the index has also been
lifted by the performance of wines such as Clos Fourtet and L’Eglise Clinet which
continue to rise in quality and reputation.