The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 – the industry benchmark – closed March on 310.69, down 0.47% on the previous month. This is the fourth consecutive decline for the index, although each month the declines have been small.
The top movers in March were from Burgundy and Bordeaux. Two vintages from Armand Rousseau Chambertin occupied the top spots. The 2012 and 2013 were up 22.6% and 11% respectively.
The 2000 vintages of Haut Brion (+2.8%) and Margaux (+2.6%) were also among this month’s risers. Both wines have received near-perfect scores from Neal Martin of 99+ and 99 points respectively. In his tasting note, Martin described Haut Brion 2000 as “one of the greatest Bordeaux in this millennial year”.
The biggest fallers in March were from a variety of regions: Burgundy, Champagne, Bordeaux, and the Rhone. Beaucastel 2012 was the biggest faller, down 8.3%.