After declining for several weeks, the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index closed this week in positive territory, gaining 0.13%. Bordeaux’s trade share remained steady at 74.2% while the First Growths accounted for 34.7% of all trade. Trade for Burgundy was boosted by activity for DRC, Romanee Conti 2002.
Three 100-point (Robert Parker) Haut Brion vintages dominate the table of top trading wines by value this week. Amongst them is Haut Brion 2005 which was also awarded 100 points by Antonio Galloni in November. It now has a perfect three-digit score from four publications: eRobertParker, Vinous, James Suckling and Wine Spectator. Jancis Robinson most recently awarded it 19/20.
James Suckling’s top wine of 2015, Frescobaldi, Brunello Montalcino Castelgiocondo 2010, featured amongst the top traded wines by volume. This follows a small flurry of activity for the acclaimed Brunello di Montalcino 2010 vintage last week following their release at the beginning of the year. Other wines featuring in the table of wines trading in high volumes were more accessibly priced Bordeaux, ahead of Christmas.