Talking Trade – Petrus 2015 leads weekly trade

  • Petrus 2015 most active wine by value 
  • USA and the ‘others’ category gain trade share 
  • Jean-Marc Quarin releases Bordeaux 2018 scores 
  • Liv-ex April Market Report released 

The week was quiet for the trade, as most were in Bordeaux tasting and assessing the quality of the 2018 vintage. Bordeaux’s share by value rose from 61% to 64%. The Liv-ex 50, which tracks the price performance of the First Growths, was down 0.6%.  

Burgundy’s trade share dipped for the second week in a row – from 23.8% to 13.5% – while the USA and the ‘others’ category saw significantly increased activity, to account for 4.3% and 4.9% of the total value traded this week.   

The most active wines this week came from Bordeaux. Petrus 2015 took the top spot, with a last trade at £32,214 per 12×75, a 49% premium on its release price. The wine received 100 points from Lisa Perrotti-Brown and 98 points from Neal Martin, who said “it is not beyond the realms of possibility” that Petrus 2015 would “ultimately be worthy of a perfect score”. 

Angelus 2015 also featured in the top five. A “real head-turner” according to Perrotti-Brown, the wine last traded at £2,590 per 12×75. 

Two 2008 Bordeaux wines were also very active – Clarence Haut Brion and Lafite RothschildRobert Parker called the latter “a candidate for the wine of the vintage”.   

Jean-Marc Quarin on Bordeaux 2018 

Jean-Marc Quarin published his full Bordeaux 2018 En Primeur scores this week. His vintage report covers over 600 wines, four of which achieve 100 points. Quarin commented that the 2018 vintage in Bordeaux is very “heterogeneous”, in line with our analysis of quality and quantity in Bordeaux 2018 – Keenly poisedFind out more. 

Liv-ex April Market Report 

The Liv-ex April Market Report has been releasedContaining all the latest Liv-ex research and analysis, the full issue covers Brexit, Bordeaux and soaring stocks, Liv-ex & En Primeur, and a final thought on Bordeaux 2018. Click here to find out how to access the full report.