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The 2019 vintage leads Bordeaux and Burgundy trade

  • Bordeaux and Burgundy each took over a third of trade by value.
  • Château Mouton Rothschild 2019 was the most traded wine this week.
  • Weekly insights included En Primeur release coverage, interviews with Jane Anson and Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW and analysis of the most traded English wines.

Regional trade this week

While Bordeaux’s trade share declined and Burgundy’s improved on last week, the regions accounted for almost equal shares of the market – each taking just over a third. The 2019 was their most in-demand vintage.

The only other category to make gains was the ‘others’, which was led by Spain (0.9%), Australia (0.7%) and Japan (0.5%). The latter was boosted by trade for Yamazaki single malt whisky.

The Rhône (2.3%) and Piedmont (2.0%) experienced further declines, as the Bordeaux En Primeur campaign continued to unfold and drive interest in back vintages.

This week’s top traded

Château Mouton Rothschild 2019 was this week’s most active wine. Its last trade price represents a 69.2% increase in value since its release. The wine, which received 98-points from Neal Martin (Vinous) and 98-100 from Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (writing for The Wine Advocate at the time), traded at an all-time high of £6,192 in May.

Two Grand Cru Burgundies and Maison Leroy’s Gevrey-Chambertin made up the rest of the rankings. From Champagne, Louis Roederer Cristal 2014 continued to trade actively.

Weekly recap

Our opening Bordeaux En Primeur report, ‘Another chance to energise the market’, is now available to all. You can follow our price analysis of the releases so far here.

This week, we released our interviews with Jane Anson and Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, in which we discussed the challenges and the strengths of the new Bordeaux vintage.

Ahead of the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, we also examined how English wine has performed on the secondary market since 2016.


Liv-ex analysis is drawn from the world’s most comprehensive database of fine wine prices. The data reflects the real time activity of Liv-ex’s 575+ merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £100m of bids and offers across 16,000 wines. Independent data, direct from the market.

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