This week trade by value was flat whilst trade by volume climbed 17%. Bordeaux’s share remained fairly constant, but Burgundy’s share dipped back to more usual levels as interest in other regions returned. Champagne increased to 6.5%, while the US accounted for 3.3%, boosted by activity for Screaming Eagle and Opus One. The Fine Wine 50 continues to edge higher – up 0.2% this week.
Lafite 2010: Still off-peak
Big names dominated the top of the trade by value table for a further week. Lafite 2010 was the second most traded wine by value. Its last trade was 48% lower than at peak, around the time that it was released. This is in stark contrast to the some other vintages featured in a blog post this week.
Dom Perignon 2006 saw significant activity this week. It was the top traded wine by volume and third by value. There was also a lot of activity across vintages of Beychevelle, which comprised a total 5.9% of trade by volume, beaten only by Lafite and Mouton.