In July, the Right Bank 100 Index hit an all-time high of 236.19. In the same period, Angelus 2009 and Angelus 2010 – which are components of the index – also traded at new highs of £2,900 and £2,802 per 12×75 respectively. The wines have been identified as “candidates that flirt with perfection” and were awarded 99+ points by Robert Parker.
Both vintages have increased significantly in recent months. The 2010 is now up 12% from its last trade price of £2,500 in April, while the 2009 has increased 8.5% from a trade price of £2,675 in June. The 2010 is now 40% above its lowest trade price of £1,989 in June 2014.
Historically the 2010 has lagged behind the 2009. It was originally rated lower with a barrel score of 94-96+ before being upgraded to 98 points by Robert Parker. The 2009 was rated 96-100 and scored 99 points in bottle. Both were upgraded to 99+ in August 2015.
In July, Angelus 2001 (WA 97) and Angelus 2004 (WA 95) also hit all-time highs. 100-point Angelus 2005, however, remained below its peak trade price of £3,700 and last traded on the Exchange at £3,450 in June.