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The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index finishes 2022 with a dip

By January 4, 2023Fine Wine Market, Indices
  • The Liv-ex 100 dipped 0.2% in December.
  • The benchmark index consistently declined in the final quarter of the year.
  • The best-performing labels came from Burgundy, the Rhône and Bordeaux.

*made using theLiv-ex Charting Tool

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 declined 0.2% in December, closing at 419.64. It is the third month in a row that the benchmark index has dipped, after falling 0.4% in November.

The Liv-ex 100 index finished Q4 down 1.1%. Thanks to a strong first half of the year, however, the index was up 6.9% for the full year 2022.

The Fine Wine 50, which tracks the performance of the Bordeaux First Growths, also declined in December, closing at 402.29 down 0.8%.

As our Fine Wine Market in 2022 report suggested, the recent change in direction of the Liv-ex indices point to a period of drift for the fine wine market in the short term. The report further examined the reasons behind the market’s slowdown and those regions subject to waning sentiment.

December’s top performers

Domaine Jean Louis Chave Hermitage 2017 was the best-performing label in December, rising 21.9%. The wine boasts 98-points from Jeb Dunnuck, who described it as ‘an incredible Hermitage in every sense’.

Three Burgundies followed, with increases between 8.3% and 13.8% last month. Two of them were from Domaine de La Romanée-Conti’s 2017 vintage, namely Richebourgand La Tâche Grand Crus. The 2017 was the second-most traded vintage from the domaine by volume in December.

One Bordeaux also featured in the rankings – Château Angelus 2016, up 7.8%. The wine boasts 98+ points from Lisa Perrrotti-Brown MW at the time of writing for The Wine Advocate, who described it as ‘pure decadence’.

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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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. Independent data, direct from the market.