Bordeaux’s trade share fell for the third consecutive week, down to a nine-month low of 55.8%. Unlike last week, activity for the First Growths remained very subdued, accounting for a miserly 8%.
Irrespective of this low activity, First Growth prices remained stable. The Liv-ex 50 closed Thursday at 350.85, flat on the previous week.
Overall trade, however, continues to climb by both value and volume. Burgundy’s market share remains high. Amongst the trading highlights were an assortment of DRC from the 2001 vintage, and a range of wines from Armand Rousseau.
Cheval Blanc 2014 was the most active wine this week. The last trade price of £3,400 per 12×75 was equal to the ex-London open.
New releases from the Southern Rhone having been attracting lots of interest. Janasse, Chateauneuf Du Pape Vv 2015, recently rated 93 points by Joe Czerwinski for the Wine Advocate, was the most heavily traded wine from the region.