Liv-ex reports on top performing wines in 2020

Liv-ex has published its Review of the Fine Wine Market 2020 for trade members and has provided data on the most traded and top price performing wines in this most extraordinary year. Leading investment wines have returned growth over 20% since December 2019 with Bordeaux stalwart, Chateau L’Eglise Clinet 2010 rising 37% in the last 12 months.

Top ten price performers in Liv-ex 1000 in 2020:

Region Wine Vintage Dec. 2019 £ Nov. 2020 £ Growth
Bordeaux Chateau L’Eglise Clinet 2010 2,300 3,150 37%
Italy Sassicaia 2013 1,500 1,960 30.7%
Champagne Bollinger, La Grande Annee 2008 860 1,096 27.4%
Bordeaux Chateau La Conseillante 2009 1,360 1,692 24.4%
Italy Solaia 2013 1,610 1,998 24.1%
Spain Vega Sicilia, Ribeuro del Duero Unico 2008 2,280 2,800 22.8%
Italy Tignanello 2013 780 950 21.8%
Rhone Vieux Telegraphe, CNDP La Crau Red 2016 450 544 20.9%
Champagne Dom Perignon 2006 1,160 1,392 20%
Italy Tignanello 2016 814 970 19.2%

Source: Liv-ex  Annual Market Review 2020 (Liv-ex Market Prices at 30.11.20)

Not unsurprisingly six of the top ten most traded wines on the exchange this year are from Italy and Champagne, both regions exempt from the US 25% tariffs introduced by Donald Trump a year ago.

Top ten most traded wines on Liv-ex in 2020:

Rank Region Wine Vintage Market

price

1 Italy Giacomo Conterno, Barolo Monfortino Riserva 2013 £8,196
2 Bordeaux Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2016 £6,600
3 Champagne Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2008 £1,070
4 Champagne Dom Perignon 2008 £1,332
5 Champagne Louis Roederer, Cristal 2012 £1,516
6 Italy Sassicaia 2017 £1,556
7 Bordeaux Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2010 £7,300
8 Italy Tignanello 2016 £974
9 Bordeaux Chateau Petrus 2016 £34,000
10 USA Harlan Estate, Napa Valley 2016 £11,250

Source: Liv-ex  Annual Market Review 2020 (Liv-ex Market Prices at 30.11.20)

The fine wine market in 2020 has remained remarkably robust despite Covid-19’s devastating effect on humanity, global economies and financial markets. It has demonstrated its stable asset performance, the key Liv-ex 100 benchmark seeing 4.65% growth year to date, and its ability to protect wealth in highly uncertain and economically challenging times.

The growing trend for investors to include fine wine in their portfolio planning is recognised by comments from the professional advisory firm Deloitte, whose Director, Adriano Picinati recently commented that :

“From all the surveys we conducted for our Deloitte Art & Finance Report over the last ten years, we find that collectibles indeed represent a sizable growing portion of the worth of wealthy individuals.”

 For more information see our Guide to Investing in and Collecting Fine Wine or call a member of our team on 0203 384 2262.