Talking Trade – Petrus 2010 trades at an all-time high

  • Yquem 2007 leads trade by value
  • Liv-ex indices in May
  • Liv-ex June Market Report released
  • A summary of this week’s Bordeaux 2018 releases

The beginning of the month saw Bordeaux gain trade share, as the region’s activity rose from 51% to almost 63%. The Liv-ex 50, which tracks the performance of the First Growths, dipped 0.05% on last week’s close.

While Champagne more than doubled its share by value – up from 4.5% to 9.5%, all other regions fell slightly. Italy was down from 13.8% to 4.4% and the USA – from 4.7% to 0.8%.

The most active wine this week was a Sauternes; Yquem 2007 last traded at £2,100 per 12×75, down 46% on its release price. It was followed by Krug 2004 and Mouton Rothschild 2016.

The 100-point Robert Parker Petrus 2010 also featured in the top five. The wine traded at a record high this week, a 38% premium on its release of £23,900 per case.

Meanwhile, the Liv-ex 100 closed May down 0.2%. The index has been on a downward trend since the beginning of the year. The Liv-ex 1000, the broadest measure of the market, however, was up 0.1% in May – its first monthly rise this year.

Liv-ex June Market Report

The Liv-ex June Market Report has been released. Containing all the latest Liv-ex research and analysis, the full issue includes a monthly summary, Jancis Robinson’s thoughts on tasting Bordeaux 2018 with preceding vintages and a Final Thought on “Bordeaux 2018 – the question of value”. Find out more here.

Latest Bordeaux 2018 releases

This week saw a number of wines being released, including Montrose, Mission Haut Brion, Cos d’Estournel and Haut Bailly. For detailed price analysis and to read what the critics are saying, click here.

Looking for more?

Our Bordeaux 2018 pages contain everything you need to know about this year’s En Primeur campaign, including: