The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index closed September on 281.23, up 1.59% on the previous month. The index has now risen for ten consecutive months and is up 18% year-to-date. It is at its highest point since April 2012 when it closed on 289.92.

It was also a positive month for the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50. The index closed September up 1.3%.

September’s top movers were led by Smith Haut Lafitte 2009 (WA 100) which gained 14.3% and traded at an all-time high of £1,779 per 12×75 at the end of the month. Haut Bailly 2009 (WA 100) was also up 13.2% on August. Both wines have relatively accessible price tags compared to other 100-point wines.

Three of the bottom five are from Bordeaux’s Right Bank. These have made strong gains over the past year and pulled back a little in September.