The beginning of December brought the news that the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index has risen for the fourth month in a row, while the Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 also edged up 0.1%. The Bordeaux 500 was its best performing sub-index, rising 0.3%, and the positive news for Bordeaux continued this week with the region taking a total of 84% of trade. Although the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 dipped 0.2% in November, it rose by 0.3% this week and all top trades by value were from Bordeaux. The 2012 vintage – for which there has previously been very little trade – has begun to see activity, with good volumes of trade for Calon Segur and Beychevelle.
Mouton Rothschild enters its sixth week as the most traded First Growth – once again, the 2004 and the 2003 traded well, as did the 2006, continuing the theme of “off vintage” first growths.. After Parker upgraded it to a perfect 100 points in August, Montrose 2010 has seen good activity, appearing in both the top value and top volume tables.
With Christmas less than three weeks away, port trade has been on the rise. Dow – a house that has been in the press recently due to its 2011 taking top spot in the Wine Spectator Top 100 wines of 2014 – traded well, particularly the 1997 vintage.