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2017 Power 100 top price performers: French victory

This week, Liv-ex released the twelfth edition of the Power 100 – the annual list of the most powerful brands in the fine wine market. The full rankings – calculated using data on price performance, trading performance on Liv-ex, average prices and the number of different wines and vintages traded – can be found here.

The top 20 brands of the Power 100 by price performance:

France’s major fine wine regions dominate the top 20: nine are from Burgundy and six hail from Bordeaux.

The Power 100’s top price performer, Burgundy’s Georges Roumier, gained an impressive 34.2%. This, combined with its high trade value, pushed it into 29th place overall, up from 116 in 2016.

DRC continues to make strides and finds a place among this year’s top ten.

Chanel-owned Canon and Rauzan Segla both appear among the top 20. Critics have noted improvements at the estates, with the 2015 vintage of each being considered something of a breakthrough in terms of quality.

Italy and the USA both contribute brands to the top 20. Masseto is up 23.4%, making it Italy’s steepest riser as well as the country’s top ranking wine overall.

From the USA, both Screaming Eagle and Dominus feature.

Carmes Haut Brion

The number one price performer was Carmes Haut Brion, which was up 39.5% over one year. It has a relatively new owner and winemaker, and Jane Anson recently commented that, “slowly but surely, Carmes Haut-Brion is moving from being ‘an estate to watch’ to one that has fully arrived.” Despite this, the brand did not make it into the top 100 due to weaker rankings in other areas.

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