Trade by value and volume increased this week with Bordeaux activity remaining solid. The region took 76.4% of the market, but First Growth trade was lower at 19.2%. In December, Bordeaux’s monthly market share was at its lowest for the year at 66.1%.


Champagne’s share of trade was weaker at 0.7% after a strong month in December in the lead up to the festive break. Trade for the ‘Others’ was up at 6.6% with the USA representing 3.4%. Dominus 2010, Screaming Eagle 2012 and Opus One 2013 all found the bid.


Bordeaux dominated the value table this month with high-scoring 99-point Mouton Rothschild and 98+ point Leoville-Las Cases all active. Carruades Lafite 2014 also continued to see activity.

100-point Montrose 2010 was the top traded wine by value and hit at an all-time high of £1,990 per 12×75. It is still available at a 6.9% discount to its 100-point 2009 sibling, but looks to be bridging the gap.


The top five price risers from the Liv-ex 1000 in 2016 were split across a number of regions. Pape Clement 2009 received 100 points from Robert Parker in the Hedonist’s Gazette in April, a week after he officially announced his retirement from tasting Bordeaux. He had previously awarded the wine 95 points.


Looking for weekend reading? This week, Liv-ex published its January Cellar Watch report. You can also view the closing levels for the Liv-ex 100 and Liv-ex 1000.