Last August we examined the 50 most viewed wines on Liv-ex, based on visits to wine pages for January-July 2015. The table below shows the most viewed wines over the same period in 2016. It also shows where there have been changes in the wine trade’s interests.
The Bordeaux First Growths continue to attract the most attention. Lafite Rothschild is now in the top spot, taking it back from Mouton Rothschild which topped the table last year. Margaux and Latour have also switched places. Once again, Clarence/Bahans Haut Brion was the only second wine not to appear in the table – but it came close in 51st place, up from 69th last year.
The three wines that climbed the most are Pontet Canet, Beychevelle and Petit Mouton. Pontet Canet jumped into sixth place, making it the most viewed wine outside of the First Growths. Merchants were most interested in its 100-point 2010 vintage, which was among the most viewed individual wine overall. Petit Mouton and Beychevelle have been in the spotlight recently: both have seen prices increasing since the beginning of the year, driven largely by demand from Asia.
DRC has a mixed presence within the table. While DRC, Romanee Conti is the wine that has dropped the most – down 25 places – DRC, La Tache is among the three new entrants. This comes as DRC prices have been showing signs of strengthening.
The other two new entrants to the table are Krug and Gruaud Larose. Interest in Krug has been focused around the 2002 vintage which was released at the beginning of February.
This year, the three wines that dropped out of the top 50 came from regions outside of Bordeaux: Vega Sicilia, Dom Perignon and Ornellaia.