Fine wine investment is enjoying a record bull run

Market data for October 2021 records the longest-ever bull run for fine wine investments. The 17th month of consecutive gains reflects the current strong investor confidence. The prices of investment wines have held an upward trajectory throughout the Covid-era to date, delivering strong returns to owners.

  • The key Liv-ex 100 benchmark rose 2.2% in October, taking it to an all-time high.
  • Trend levels are higher than the former 2011 peaks
  • Liv-ex 100’s 20-year performance surpassing the S&P500

In September 2021, the Liv-ex 100 levelled up with the former record set a decade ago in 2011, as market activity continued to strengthen. October’s strong trading month has taken that performance to record levels. Now twenty years old, the Liv-ex 100’s cumulative lifetime performance shows a gain of 272.4%, surpassing the blue-chip S&P500.

Burgundy wines have been key drivers of growth in the last year with strong levels of trade in the secondary market. The region has fully recovered in 2021 from the price drift experienced in 2020 and has seen demand and values rise across the year to date, making the Liv-ex Burgundy 150 the top performing regional index in Q3. Investors are also seeking out older vintages and their prices are rising.

Top Burgundy Price Performers in October 2021

Wine Price rise %
Armand Rousseau, Chambertin 2015 13%
DRC, Richebourg 2014 11%
Domaine Leflaive, Chevalier Montrachet 2016 11%
Francois Lamache, La Grande Rue 2015 9%
Domaine Leroy, Vosne-Romanee Les Beaux Monts 2015 9%

Source: Liv-ex.com 31.10.2021

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