The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index closed February on 302.26, up 0.4% on the previous month. The index has now risen for an unprecedented fifteen months and is up 24% year-on-year. It is now at its highest point since October 2011, when it closed at 308.03.

The top two movers last month were both from Bordeaux’s Right Bank. High-scoring Vieux Chateau Certan 2009 (WA 99) was up 10.4% and Cheval Blanc 2006 (WA 97) increased 7.4%.

Two of the top risers were from the Southern Rhone: Beaucastel 2012 (WA 96) and Clos Papes 2012 (WA 96) were up 6.4% and 5.4% respectively.

100-point Smith Haut Lafitte 2009 was the biggest faller this month (-5.1%), having failed to sustain gains made in January.