After drifting at the beginning of the month, the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 held steadier this week, dipping just 0.1%. Bordeaux’s share dropped back below 70% while Italy, Champagne and wines from ‘other’ regions saw increased levels of activity.


The four most traded wines by value this week all have perfect 100-point scores from Robert Parker. Top of the table, Pontet Canet 2009, was named one of the least expensive ‘perfect’ wines on the Liv-ex blog earlier this week – and today, we asked whether buyers would begin to see value in it and last week’s most traded wine, Pontet Canet 2010. Haut Brion 2005 and Screaming Eagle 2012, which have appeared in the tables several times recently, also featured.


Champagne continues to see high levels of activity, boosted this week by Charles Heidsick, Rose 1999 and Cristal’s most recent release, the 2007. The latter has received 97 points from Antonio Galloni who commented that it “opens with the most captivating, extraordinary bouquet imaginable”.