Trade by both value and volume rose this week, as did the Liv-ex 50. Having closed November down 1.6% – its largest drop since June 2014 – the index regained some lost ground at the beginning of the month, rising 0.6%.
It was an active week for Bordeaux, which took its highest weekly market share for eight months. The region was boosted by the First Growths, which accounted for 36% of trade by value. Lafite dominated trade, accounting for not only half of the First Growths’ share but close to a fifth of trade overall. 100-point Pontet Canet 2010 also featured heavily, in addition to Pontet Canet 2012 (93 RP), Pichon Baron 2013 (91-93 RP) and Beychevelle 2010 (94 RP).
Beyond Bordeaux, the rest of the world region continued to take a good market share. It was boosted by Screaming Eagle’s 100-point 2010 vintage, but also the sweet white Huet, Vouvray Mont Premiere Trie Moelleux 1989 from the Loire, which was awarded 99 points by Stephen Reinhardt in the latest edition of the Wine Advocate.