The Liv-ex 100 gained 0.7% in December to close on 238.26, a modest increase that was not quite enough to push the index into positive territory over the year. Instead it closed 2015 flat, just 0.1% below the 2014 level of 238.50. The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50, which slid in November, climbed back to close on 264.88 but fell short of 2014’s close of 266.83 by 0.7%.
This month’s top movers table is led by Ausone 2000 (98+ Robert Parker) while 98-point Margaux 2003 also gained. Opus One continues to perform well, with its 2010 showing gains of 5.3%. Two 100-point wines were among the steepest fallers in December: Cheval Blanc 2010 and Mission Haut Brion 2005 which was upgraded in June last year.