Liv-ex 100 index dips 0.02% in January

By February 1, 2019Fine Wine Market, Indices

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index – the industry benchmark – closed January at 311.98, down 0.02% on the previous month.

The top movers came from Italy, Burgundy and Champagne. Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2010 was in the top spot with an increase of 13.8%. The Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner awarded it the ultimate 100 points, saying that it “is a perfect wine and there are few things I am more sure of in this life”.

A “pig vintage” also featured in the top five. Cristal 2007’s Mid Price rose by 5.5% on the previous month. Burgundy’s prices also continued going strong, as seen in DRC Richebourg 2014, Comte Vogue Musigny Vv 2014 and Armand Rousseau Chambertin 2015.

The biggest fallers in January were all Bordeaux. A First Growth – Lafite Rothschild 2015 – dipped the most, down by 5.5%. The wine last traded at £5,338 per 12×75, a 23% increase on its release price.


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