Each year Liv-ex surveys the international wine trade upon their return from tasting the new Bordeaux vintage. The survey is designed to track the consensus of opinion amongst the best professional tasters of young Bordeaux. Liv-ex’s membership numbers 440 of the world’s biggest buyers and sellers of fine wine. This year we had a record number of respondents to the survey, surpassing even the responses for Bordeaux 2010, suggesting deep interest in the campaign ahead of us.
In summary, as voted by the Liv-ex Membership:
- Vieux Chateau Certan is the wine of the vintage.
- Grand Puy Lacoste tops the value for money category for the fifth year in a row.
- For the first time in 12 years of the survey, there was no wine that was evidently viewed as the most disappointing.
- The vintage scored 92 overall, higher than 2007 (88), 2008 (91), 2011 (91), 2012 (91) and 2013 (88). It was lower than 2009 and 2010 (both 96).
- Over two thirds of merchants are expecting more demand than for the 2013s.
- Euro release prices are predicted to be 9% higher than last year, on average.
For the full results of this year's survey, please visit the Liv-ex Bordeaux 2014 pages.