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Liv-ex Classification 2017 – Right Bank Bordeaux

Last week, Liv-ex published the first part of its 2017 classification, looking at wines from the Left Bank of Bordeaux. Yesterday we looked at the classification of the second wines from great estates. Today it is the turn of the wines from the Right Bank of Bordeaux, originally overlooked by the 1855 classification.

The classification ranks wines by price, as the Bordeaux Brokers Union did in 1855. The table below shows how the Right Bank wines rank in this year’s classification.

Once again, all of the wines in the Right Bank 50 (Petrus, Pin, Ausone, Lafleur and Cheval Blanc) have been classed as First Growths. Angelus retains its status as a First Growth, which it first acquired in 2015. Despite also being elevated to St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A in 2012, Pavie has not caught up with its near neighbour and remains a Second Growth.

As this year’s classification was extended to look beyond just the Right Bank 50 and 100, many wines appear for the first time. Making the highest debut is Mondotte, with an average trade price of £1,880.

*The average Liv-ex trade price is calculated using actual trades on Liv-ex from 30/04/2016 to 01/05/2017. To warrant a classification, at least five vintages of a wine must have traded in the period. The average Liv-ex trade price is expressed for a 12x75cl unit in GBP and is volume weighted.

For the Rest of the World classification, check back on Thursday.

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