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Opportunities in Jeb Dunnuck’s top 10 wines of the year

Recent trading activity

Burgundy and Champagne were the most traded regions this weekend, with Bordeaux coming in a close third. Coche-Dury Meursault 2020 was the most active wine by value, while the 2011 vintage of Château Nénin, which we recently highlighted as a brand on the move, led the market by volume. Louis Roederer Cristal 2014 also continued to enjoy steady levels of trade and last changed hands at £2,546 per 12×75.

Weekend trade within the ‘others’ was dominated by Australia, Japan (thanks to whisky) and Spain.

Jeb Dunnuck’s top wines of the year enjoy market demand

Last week, Jeb Dunnuck published a report on his top 100 wines of the year. The ranking was based on ‘a combination of quality, value, availability, and a little bit of Wow Factor’.

Dunnuck is the latest critic to release his 2022 rankings, following the Wine Spectator’s and James Suckling’s reports. Many of their favourites sparked an immediate response in the secondary market. Similarly, some of Dunnuck’s top 10, which range between £569 and £2,498 per 12×75 case, have been actively traded.

Dunnuck picked a recent Champagne release, Bollinger La Grande Année 2014, as his wine of the year. The wine has developed an active secondary market since release, and last traded at £1,110 per case, up 5.7% on its opening price. The 2014 has also been the most active vintage of Bollinger La Grande Année year-to-date.

Another in-demand wine from Bordeaux, Château Lynch-Bages 2019, came second in Dunnuck’s rankings. He gave it a perfect 100-point score, saying that ‘smart money will hide these for a good 7-8 years, but wow, what a wine’. The wine has risen 31.6% in value since release.

Dunnuck’s only other 100-point wine in the top 10 was also the most expensive. For Dunnuck, E. Guigal Côte Rôtie La Turque 2017 (9th) is ‘the star of the show in 2017 and one of the wines of the vintage’ from the Rhône.

Another wine that has been enjoying market demand even before the announcement was Château Leoville Barton 2019, which is up 7.7% since release. According to Dunnuck, this 97-point wine is ‘brilliant, showing both the style of the estate as well as the vintage beautifully’.

Dunnuck’s full selection can be seen here. There are currently over 20,500 LIVE opportunities on your exchange, including many for the critic’s top picks.

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