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Rising demand for Bordeaux and Champagne

  • Bordeaux and Champagne increased their weekly share of trade
  • DRC La Tache 2019 and Château Margaux 2005 were among the top traded wines
  • Weekly insights focused on Lisa Perrotti-Brown MWs top scoring Bordeaux 2016s and the best and worst performing wines of 2022.

Regional trade share

Champagne saw an uptick in trade this week, accounting for 17.4% of the total. Demand for the region was led by Dom Pérignon 2012, which was one of top traded wines this week. The wine has featured heavily on the secondary market this year and was one of the top traded wines by both value and volume in 2022.

Bordeaux also saw a small increase to 36.3%. As noted earlier in the week, the region’s trade share has been rising in December and is currently above its November average .

The ‘Others’ category also rose to 3.9% of the total. This was in part thanks to demand for Spain’s Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2011 and Pingus 2016, along with several vintages of Australia’s Penfolds Grange (2003, 2010 and 2017).

The week’s top traded wines

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche 2019 was the top traded wine by value this week. It last traded at £40,000 per 6×75.

First Growth, Château Margaux 2005 followed in second place. Its last trade price of £7,200 per 12×75 represents an 60% increase on its ex-London release (£4,500 per 12×75).

Another wine from Bordeaux’s 2005 vintage was also among the top traded this week – Le Pin 2005. Liv-ex members received analysis on the estate’s best-value vintages the previous week.

Château Margaux 2005 trades on Liv-ex

Weekly insights recap

This week, we looked at the best and worst performing wines of 2022. Liv-ex members also received analysis on Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW’s top-scoring Bordeaux 2016 wines, the best value vintages of La Conseillante and Bordeaux’s rising trade in December.

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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 £80m of bids and offers across 16,000 wines.      


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