Liv-ex 50 in 2015

2015 was a relatively flat year for the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 – which tracks the price movements of the five Bordeaux First Growths – with its lowest level (261.37 on 20th November) just 4.1% below its highest level (272.54 on 29th June). Having climbed 0.9% in the last week, the index is now at 264.74 – and with one more day of the year left, just 0.8% below the 2014 close.

Regional share by value

Despite the Christmas bank holidays, it was an active week of trade, with value up 10.7% on the previous week. It was a strong week for Bordeaux and its First Growths, which took 35% of all trade. Elsewhere in Bordeaux Pontet Canet saw good levels of activity for its 100-point 2009 and 2010, and also for its 2011 – the cheapest of its physical vintages.

Share of trade by value

Beyond Bordeaux, Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV was the only wine to appear in either of the top traded tables; there was also activity for the recently released Taittinger Comtes 2006.

Share of trade by volume