The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 – the industry benchmark – closed April at 311.66, up 0.31% on the previous month. This is the first rise in five months for the index.
Three of the top movers in April were from Champagne. The volatile Krug 2002 was this month’s top riser, gaining 6.5% in April after losing 6.7% in March. Taittinger, Comtes Champagne 2006 also experienced a similar bounce back, rising 4.5% this month after losing 5.4% last month.
The biggest fallers in April were from Burgundy and Bordeaux. Prices for wines from the 2009 Bordeaux vintage have been wobbling for some time now and in April Vieaux Chateau Certan and Ducru Beaucaillou fell 3.7% and 3.9% respectively. Comte Vogue, Musigny VV was one of the biggest fallers for the second month in a row, falling from £4,533 per 12×75 to £4,366.