Liv-ex 100 index dips 0.3% in September

The Liv-ex 100 – the industry benchmark – closed September on 311.35, down 0.33% on the previous month. The index tracks the price movements of the 100 most sought-after wines on the secondary market.

So far in 2019, the index is flat after falls in the first quarter and gains during the summer months as the chart below shows.

The biggers movers in September were divided between Italy and Bordeaux. The Super Tuscan Sassicaia 2015 (Wine Spectator’s wine of 2018 and the only Italian wine in the ten most visited IWPs in 2019) rose 5.2%, while Ornellaia 2013 was up 3.5%. Find out more about the performance of these wines on the secondary market in our latest extended report, The fine wines of Italy: past, present and future, here.

The 100-point Robert Parker Pavie 2010 and Mission Haut Brion 2009 also rose in September, up 5.1% and 3.4% respectively. Last week, we examined the value and the pricing of the latter in more detail – you can read our analysis here.

September’s biggest fallers came from Burgundy, the Rhone and Champagne. Domaine Leflaive, Puligny Montrachet Clavoillon 2015 dipped the most, down 7.7%.