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The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index closed December on 297.33, up just 0.4% on the previous month. The index has now risen for an unprecedented thirteen consecutive months and is up 24.8% year-on-year. It is at its highest point since November 2011, when it closed at 297.96.

The two top movers last month were from Burgundy and Bordeaux, with DRC Tache 2012 (WA 97) and Vieux Chateau Certan 2009 (WA 99) increasing by more than 9%. The Left Bank’s Smith Haut Lafitte 2009 (WA 100) was the biggest faller, dropping 7.1%.

Increases slowed in December: the index rose just 0.4%, compared to an increase of 1.6% the previous month. After a whole year of positive movements, will market strength continue into 2017?

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