Fine Wine Market fizzes into Summer 2021 with 12 months of consecutive gains.

Yes, summer is just around the corner and the fine wine market is in sparkling form! Liv-ex has just reported that May 2021 saw further increases on the exchange with its key benchmark, the Liv-ex 100, recording its twelfth month of consecutive growth. It is now up 13.2% since June 2020 in a year of unprecedented challenges with the pandemic and Brexit.

The top performing region on Liv-ex in 2021 to date continues to be Champagne, which recorded a one-year high in share of trade by value on the exchange in May. Price performance continues to grow with both white and rosé Champagnes trading at ‘all-time-high’ levels.

Top Performing Wines on Liv-ex in May 2021

Wine Vintage Region 1-month growth
Louis Roederer, Cristal 2008 Champagne 6.5%
Screaming Eagle, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 USA 6.2%
Armand Rousseau Chambertin 2015 Burgundy 6.0%
Chateau Léoville Poyferré 2010 Bordeaux 5.8%
Chateau Pontet-Canet 2009 Bordeaux 4.7%
Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon 2008 Champagne 4.3%

Source:, 3rd June 2021

Trading levels and price performance continue to hit new highs month-on month. All this whilst the industry has had one eye firmly focused on Bordeaux and the 2020 en primeurs where the business end of the campaign is only just getting started. The bulk of the key wines for investors are expected to release their allocations to the market in the next two weeks.

St Emilion’s ‘big guns’ – Cheval Blanc, Angelus and Pavie are a few of the important 2020 investment wines to have commenced trading allocations and the key critics have now all published their ratings of the majority of the wines with Neal Martin and Antonio Galloni ‘hot off the press’.

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