- The Liv-ex 100 index rose 0.7% in April, the same increase as in March.
- Wines from Burgundy’s 2018 vintage dominated the list of the biggest risers.
- Petrus 2016 was April’s top performer, up 19.1%.
Liv-ex 100 rises 0.7% in April
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The Liv-ex 100 index closed April at 406.82, rising 0.7% – the same increase as in March.
In the first four months of the year, the index is up 3.6% versus 11.4% in the last four months of 2021.
Although still at a record level, the index’s pace of growth has slowed. Its cautious moves could be attributed to continued global uncertainty but also to industry-specific factors. For most of the wine trade, April was a month of holidays. It also saw the return of trade fairs (like Vinitaly) and En Primeur tastings in Bordeaux.
April’s biggest risers
The 2016 Petrus, which has been its most traded vintage in the past year, led the way. The wine boasts 100-points from Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (when writing for The Wine Advocate) and James Suckling, as well as 99-points from Jeb Dunnuck and Antonio Galloni (Vinous).
The rest of the movers came from Burgundy’s 2018 vintage, with two wines from Domaine Armand Rousseau surpassing £30,000 per case.
What is the Liv-ex 100 index?
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index is the industry leading benchmark. It represents the price movement of 100 of the most sought-after fine wines on the world’s most active and liquid marketplace from France, Italy, USA, Australia and Spain. Stretching back over 20 years, the Liv-ex 100 is quoted on Bloomberg and Reuters screens.
All Liv-ex indices are calculated using our Mid Price; the mid-point between the highest live bid and lowest live offer on the market. These are the firm commitments to buy and sell at that price; transactional data rather than list prices. It represents the actual trading activity of 600 of the world’s leading fine wine merchants. Because Liv-ex doesn’t itself trade, this data is truly independent and reliable.
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