Recent trading activity
Champagne was the most in-demand region at the beginning of the week, with Louis Roederer Cristal 2014, Krug 1996 and Dom Pérignon Rosé 2008 among the top-traded labels.
The Bordeaux wines in the spotlight included Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild 2020, Château Lafite Rothschild 2018 and Château Mouton Rothschild 2019. The 2020 vintage dominated trade by value.
Trade for US wines maintained a steady level, with the 100-point (LPB) Dominus 2019 leading demand.
The best value Sassicaia vintages
Sassicaia 2020 has been released at £2,400 per 12×75, up 20.6% on the 2019 release (£1,990 per 12×75). According to Monica Larner, volumes for the 2020 vintage are down 25% as a result of ‘more restrictive fruit selection following a hot vintage’.
Sassicaia is the most traded Tuscan wine in the secondary market. Every year, the release of the new vintage tends to provoke an immediate market reaction.
For instance, shortly after the 2019 vintage entered the market in February last year, it traded at a 23.4% premium on its release price. The wine enjoyed continuous demand and went on to become the most traded Sassicaia vintage that year, followed by the 2018.
As the chart above shows, both the 2019 and 2018 vintages are some of the best-value Sassicaia opportunities in the market today.
The 2019, which has a current Market Price of £2,700 per case, also boasts 100-points from Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent).
The 2018 is available for £2,304 per case, and has 97+ points from Monica Larner (The Wine Advocate).
The latest release, the 2020, received 96-points from Larner, who said that it ‘speaks to those who seek a more voluptuous, opulent and, ultimately, more accessible wine’.
At £2,400 per case, the wine is an attractive offering. However, buyers might still find better value in the higher-scored 2018 vintage.
When it comes to price performance, the 2012 (16.4%), 2014 (12.9%) and 2017 (12.7%) vintages have been the biggest risers in the last year.
There are currently over 214 LIVE Sassicaia opportunities on your exchange.
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.