Talking Trade – new high for Mouton 1982 and Champagne bubbling

  • Champagne’s trade share rises again
  • Mouton Rothschild 2011 most active wine
  • Liv-ex 1000 hits new record high
  • Champagne report published
  • Wine Matcher free webinar

Trade increased by volume this week, but fell by value. Activity for the First Growths rose from 18.2% to 25% by value, but Bordeaux’s trade share remains relatively low at just under 60%.

Champagne flourished for second week in a row. Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2011 was among the most traded wines by both volume and value.

The USA’s trade share also increased this week, partly stimulated by heavy trading of Opus One 2015. The vintage, which was released in September, has already made some steady gains. It last traded on Liv-ex at £2,872 per 12×75, 6.4% above its release price of £2,700.

Both Italy and the Rhone pulled back on last week, while Burgundy rose slightly.

The most active wine by value was a First Growth – Mouton Rothschild 2011. Notably, its 1982 vintage, which was awarded a 100 points by Robert Parker, hit new high this week of £15,000 per 12×75.

Liv-ex 100 and Liv-ex 1000 indices rise

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index – the industry benchmark – closed September on 316.25, up 0.08% on the previous month. The top movers came from Burgundy, Bordeaux and Champagne, with DRC Richebourg 2014 being the biggest riser (+13.3%).

The Liv-ex 1000 – the broadest measure in the market – hit a new record high last month, gaining 2.8% to close on 360.5. All of its sub-indices rose, with Burgundy and Italy making the most gains.

Special report on Champagne

This week, we published an in-depth report on Champagne’s secondary market, which has been characterised by calm reliability and steady growth. You can download it for free, here.

Wine Matcher webinar

Next week, Liv-ex Director of Data and Web Services, Neil Taylor, will be hosting a free webinar on how Liv-ex members can use Wine Matcher to spot opportunities in the market faster. You can find out more and reserve your place here.


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