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Dominus 2019 pricing analysis

Ahead of the upcoming Moueix tasting of Dominus 2019 in London this week, we look at the pricing of this 100-point wine in the context of other vintages currently available.

Dominus 2019 received a perfect 100-point score from Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent). In her tasting note, she said it was ‘tightly coiled with so much latent energy waiting to explode, this is a spectacular expression of the vintage and Napanook vineyard’. According to Perrotti-Brown, 3,500 cases were produced from the vintage.

James Suckling has also reviewed the wine. He scored it 98 points and described it as being ‘layered and beautiful’.

As the chart below shows, prices for Dominus show 70% correlation to Wine Advocate scores, previously awarded by Perrotti-Brown and Robert Parker.

The 2019 vintage has a Market Price of £3,277 per 12×75, and last traded at £3,206 per case although it has only been released on the domestic US market so far. By comparison, other 100-point vintages include the 2010 (£3,000), 2013 (£3,833), 2015 (£2,700) and 2016 (£2,700).

The 2013, which has the highest number of 100-points, with perfect scores from Parker, Suckling and Antonio Galloni (Vinous), has recently enjoyed increased activity and rising prices.

Over the past year, the 2018 vintage has attracted the highest level of demand despite being positioned above the Fair Value line. The wine set a new trading record back in November, after it was named Wine Spectator’s ‘Wine of the Year’.

Dominus is the third most traded Californian wine by volume. There are currently over 536 LIVE Californian opportunities on your exchange.

Liv-ex analysisis drawn from the world’s most comprehensive database offine 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.