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The most traded wine labels in H1 2022

  • Château Lafite Rothschild is the top traded wine brand in H1 2022.
  • When it comes to distinct wines, two Champagnes lead the rankings by value and volume.
  • The price brackets for the top traded wines by value range between £1,900-£60,700 per 12×75; by volume between £280-£2,460.

Lafite Rothschild is the top traded wine brand

The First Growth Château Lafite Rothschild has been the most traded wine brand in the first half of the year. The brand has consistently led secondary market trade by value over the years. It has taken the top spot every year since 2004, with the exception of 2007, when Château Mouton Rothschild was in the top spot.

Despite Bordeaux’s declining share of secondary market trade, six of the top ten most traded wine brands come from the region – the five First Growths and Pétrus. Despite Bordeaux’s declining share of secondary market trade, six of the top 10 most traded wine brands come from the region – the five First Growths and Pétrus. However, back in 2010 the First Growths accounted for 47.5% of total trade, whereas today they account for just 10.8%.

As the table above shows, the top traded wines were not limited to Bordeaux. Many high-end brands from Burgundy, California, Champagne and Tuscany also made the rankings.

Champagne tops the most traded wines by value and volume

Looking at the top traded wines by unique vintages (LWIN11s), Champagne dominates. Looking at the top traded wines by unique vintages (LWIN11sDemand has centered around Louis Roederer Cristal’s 2008, 2014 and 2013 vintages, Dom Pérignon 2012 and Salon Le Mesnil-sur-Oger Oenotheque case.   ), Champagne dominates. Demand has centered around Louis Roederer’s Cristal 2008, 2014 and 2013 vintages, Dom Pérignon 2012 and Salon Le Mesnil-sur-Oger Oenotheque case.

The Market Price of the most traded wines by value ranges between £1,900 (Dom Pérignon 2012) to £60,668 (Pétrus 2000).The Market Price of the most traded wines by value ranges between £1,900 (Dom Pérignon 2012) to £60,668 (Pétrus 2000).

However, the most actively traded wines by volume carry less expensive price tags. The second most traded wine – Daou Discovery Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – comes at just £279 per 12×75. The 2018 and 2019 vintages of the Rhône’s Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes cost £560 per case.

The volume rankings paint a more diverse picture of secondary market trade, with activity from six different regions including Chile, California and Tuscany.

So far this year, over 8,600 different wines have traded on Liv-ex.

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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 600 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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