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Bordeaux’s trade share rises in last week of September

  • Bordeaux significantly increased its share of trade share this week.  
  • Pétrus 1999 was the most active wine, having last changed hands at an all-time high. 
  • This week’s insights included the publication of our latest in-depth report on Champagne and the most traded Lynch-Bages vintages offering value.  

Regional trade this week 

Bordeaux was the only region to make gains this week, accounting for half of total trade. Its most active vintages were 2018 and 2009, continuing the recent demand for ‘on’ vintages. Apart from the First Growths, the most in-demand labels were Pétrus and Château Lynch-Bages.  

As a result of Bordeaux’s popularity, the trade shares of all other regions declined. Piedmont took the smallest share of the market at 2.0%. Tuscany’s also more than halved from last week, from 7.3% to 3.5%. 

The USA also dipped from 7.0% to 6.7% but remained above its September level (5.5%). 

This week’s top traded 

This week’s most traded wines came from Bordeaux and Champagne. Pétrus 1999 led the market, having last changed hands at an all-time high of £30,626 per 12×75. 

Two ‘on’ vintages of Château Lynch-Bages, the 2009 and 2010, continued to enjoy increased demand

Meanwhile, Dom Pérignon 2012 was the most traded Champagne. It also set a new trading record at £2,112 per case, up 60% on its release price. 

Dom Pérignon 2012 trades on Liv-ex 

Weekly recap 

French newspaper Le Figaro reported today (30th September) that François Pinault’s Artemis Group had taken a majority share in Maisons et Domaines Henriot. 

At a stroke this creates a powerful new force in the world of fine wine and brings Champagne Henriot, Bouchard Père et Fils, William Fèvre and Beaux Frères into a union with a stable already comprised of Château Latour and Clos du Tart among others. 

Champagne house Louis Roederer also announced the release of two more Champagnes in collaboration with French designer Philippe Starck; Brut Nature Blanc 2015 and Brut Nature Rosé 2015. 

This week saw the publication of our latest in-depth report, ‘Champagne: The growing secondary market for luxury’. The report examines the factors contributing to the recent success of Champagne on the secondary market, its shifting dynamics and future direction.  

Liv-ex members received further analysis on US buying and current market volatility

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