Lafite Rothschild 2010 has been the most traded wine so far in 2016 by value. It has also seen gradual prices rises throughout the year: it last traded for £6,040 per 12×75, a 19.6% increase on its first trade of 2016 (£5,050). Despite these increases, the wine, which Robert Parker called “a very impressive … big, rich, full-throttle Lafite Rothschild” (98 points) remains significantly discounted on its high En Primeur release price of £12,000.
The 2014 vintage of the Chateau’s second wine, Carruades Lafite, has taken the second spot. It has seen increased activity after becoming physical, with buying mostly coming from Hong Kong and France.
Other top traders include Pape Clement 2009 which saw a flurry of activity and rising prices following its upgrade to 100 points by Parker in April. Sassicaia 2013, the estate’s latest release, also entered the top table.