Liv-ex recently published its findings on fine wines traded on the exchange in the first six months of 2018 and has ranked the top ten wines traded by value to the end of June. Nearly all of them are produced in Bordeaux and Chateau Haut Brion 1989 was the most highly traded wine in the period.
Previously hailed by Robert Parker as “one of the greatest young Bordeaux wines of the last half-century”, he has awarded 100 points to this vintage of the First Growth at tastings on a number of occasions over the years. The wine is now 29 years old, is becoming increasingly rare as supplies diminish and its most recent trade price on Liv-ex was £25,000 (12 x 75cl), achieving an all-time high.
Top ten traded wines by value 2018:
Rank Wine Last trade price (12 x 75cl)
1. Haut Brion 1989 £25,000
2. Lafite Rothschild 2015 £5,586
3. Margaux 2015 £12,950
4. Louis Roederer 2008 £2,050
5. Lafite Rothschild 2009 £7,250
6. Carruades Lafite 2015 £2,572
7. Petit Mouton 2015 £2,160
8. Dom Perignon 2009 £1,020
9. Cheval Blanc 1998 £6,120
10. Haut Brion 2015 £5,386
Top wines of the 2015 vintage, which were released in bottle earlier this year, feature strongly in the ranking and in particular Margaux 2015. The last vintage overseen by the First Growth estate’s great, late Managing Director, Paul Pontallier, was voted by the industry as the Bordeaux wine of 2015 and is bottled with a commemorative gold label.
Margaux ‘15 will certainly become highly collectible over time and its price performance since the announcement of the ‘special edition’ bottle in November 2017 has already been impressive. The trade price rose from £6,600 pre the announcement of the special bottling to £7,500 (12 x 75cl) a few days later. Since becoming physically available in early 2018, the price has risen further to £12,950 (12 x 75cl). For those who secured the wine en primeur this has been a great story so far with significant long term growth potential.
Three of the five 2015 First Growths featured in the top ten with Lafite Rothschild running second place overall. The estate’s second wine, Carruades Lafite, also performed strongly along with Mouton Rothschild’s second wine, Petit Mouton both ranked 6 and 7 respectively.
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