Latest fine wine trade data shows Champagne popping corks for fine wine investors

The summer holidays are in full swing as Liv-ex reports the usual market slowdown at this time of year. Bordeaux’s share of trade on Liv-ex fell to 57.5% of the total value traded in July 2018 with the First Growths representing just 16.5% of overall value. 

Trade in Burgundy was also reduced in July, Champagne meanwhile was effervescent with its highest monthly market share of 13.7% with continued buying of the newly released Cristal 2008 and Dom Perignon 2009. Krug Vintage Brut, 1990 was one of the top risers, its trade price increased in value by 20% in the month rising from £5,062 to £6,059 on Liv-ex (mid-price 12 x 75cl).

Neal Martin published his tasting reports on Latour (1887 – 2010) and Lafite (1868 – 2010) verticals. His top scoring wines, all awarded 100 points, were Latour 1982 , Latour 1961 and Lafite 1870 and eight out of his top ten were Latour wines. His tasting demonstrates the amazing ageing ability of these wines, with the majority of his top scoring wines being produced in the 20th Century, with the exception of Latour 2000 and 2010.

The Liv-ex trade prices for these wines also illustrates the values these wines can achieve as they become rarer over time. The prices recorded on (12 x 75cl)  in July 2018 were:

  • Latour 1982 – £22,000
  • Latour 1961 – £58,380
  • Lafite 1870 – £127,104


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