Last week, Liv-ex reported that the Liv-ex 100 Index was showing its first year-on-year increase since November 2013: it is up 3.4% on June 2014. But which wines within the index have made the greatest gains in the past year?
Overall, 67 of the 100 wines in the index have increased in value. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Bordeaux wines from 2005 dominate the top end. As shown in the table below, the top six movers are all Bordeaux 2005s and the vintage represents seven out of the ten best performers. Several of these were upgraded to 100 points by Robert Parker in his recent report for the Wine Advocate, including top riser Mission Haut Brion 2005.
Two other strong performers have also benefitted from upgrades to the perfect three-digit score in the past year. In August 2014, Parker described Montrose 2010 as “among the greatest vintages ever made in Montrose”, and awarded it 100 points. Guigal, Cote Rotie 2010 is represented by average prices for la Landonne, la Mouline and la Turque – all of these received 100 points from The Wine Advocate’s Jeb Dunnuck in December 2014.
While Bordeaux dominates the top movers, the wines that have fallen furthest are from a variety of regions. 98-point Ausone 2000 (“just short of perfection”, according to Parker) has seen the greatest decline while Spanish Vega Sicilia, Unico 2004 also suffered.
The prices shown above are Liv-ex Mid Prices. These are the same prices used to calculate the index. For more information on the index and how it is calculated, please click here.