Last week Liv-ex analysed price variations – the highest and lowest Market Prices against the current and En Primeur release prices – of the Bordeaux First Growths and other Left Bank wines from the 2006 vintage. The charts below display the same data for key wines from the Right Bank sub-indices of the Bordeaux 500 index.

From the Right Bank 50, both Petrus and Le Pin 2006 and have appreciated since En Primeur release, up 7.1% and 7% respectively. The other three have all fallen. The high-scoring Ausone 2006, which Robert Parker describes as “a ballerina with density and power” is available at the greatest discount (-46.7%) to its release price.


Of the 2006 vintage wines in the Right Bank 100 Index – shown below – eight have increased or held their value since release. Only Evangile (-24.6%) and Troplong Mondot (-19.2%) are currently discounted on their release prices. Among the others are some significant movers. Fleur Petrus was released at £420 per 12×75 and has a current market price of £1,250, up 197.6%; Clos Fourtet, currently £585, has gained 101.7% since being released at £290.


See similar analysis on the First Growths and other Left Bank wines. Analysis on the Second Wines and Sauternes – the best and worst performing groups – will be posted this week.

For historic price information on the wines mentioned, use the price search tool on the right-hand sidebar.