Talking Trade – Louis Roederer Cristal 2006 most active for second week in a row

Last week, Champagne’s share of trade by value reached a record high of 33.3%, helped by active trading of the 2006 vintage. This week the region continued its dominant streak, claiming a 21.2% share. Though slightly down on last week, Champagne is still well above its share for May (4.9%).

Bordeaux (55.5%), Italy (1.9%), the Rhone (1.9%), USA (1%) and the Others category (2.4%) were all up on last week, while Burgundy (11.3%) dipped slightly.

The Liv-ex 50 closed the week on 347.2, up 0.19%.

Louis Roederer Cristal 2006 was the most active wine for the second week in a row. It was closely followed by two First Growths: Margaux 2012 and Latour 2009.

Margaux 2012 last traded at £3,614 per 12×75, up 29% on its release price of £2,800, while Latour 2009 traded at £9,350 per 12×75. The latter was scored 100 points by Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (Wine Advocate) back in March. In her tasting note, she said it finished “very long and wonderfully minerally”.

Bordeaux 2018 concluding report published

Yesterday, we published our concluding report on this year’s En Primeur campaign. In the report we consider how diverging critics scores affected prices and sales; which releases represented ‘fair value’ and why; and what the impact has been on the secondary market.

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