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Louis Roederer Cristal 2015 leads trade ahead of its release 

Every Friday, we take a look at activity on the fine wine market in our weekly ‘Talking Trade’ post. After a break last week due to the Easter bank holidays, highlights from the past two weeks include:  

  • Tuscany improved its market share to 11.1%, almost double its March market share of 5.6%.  
  • Louis Roederer Cristal 2015 led trade this week ahead of its UK release on April 17th.  
  • Insights included our April and quarterly market reports, an analysis of top-traded Bordeaux 2020s and a Special Report covering how today’s collectors want to sell fine wine. 

Regional trade in the past two weeks 

Tuscany’s trade share surpassed the previous week’s and its March market share, coming in at 11.1% over the past two weeks. This was driven by sales of Ornellaia Bolgheri 2001 and 1996, and Tenuta San Guido, Bolgheri Sassicaia 1999 and 2007.  

Bordeaux trade also increased in the first two weeks of April, coming in at 43.6% of total trade by value and surpassing its March market share. The USA’s share rebounded slightly, rising to 4.1%, while all other regions saw their trade share fall compared to the last week of March, and remain below their March market share.  

This week’s top traded

Louis Roederer Cristal 2015 led trade over the last two weeks ahead of its release in the UK on Monday 17th of April. We published a price analysis of the vintage for our members earlier this week. 

Another Champagne, Bollinger R.D 2008, was among the top-traded wines in the first two weeks of April after it was released into the UK market on the 14th of March. Its last trade price of £2,650 per 12×75 represents a 10.4% increase on its release price of £2,400 per case.  

Bordeaux was also represented in the top five most-traded wines of the past two weeks. Chateau Pavie Premier Grand Cru Classe B, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2005 last traded at £3,375 per 12×75, well below its market price of £3,980 per case.  

Chateau Pavie Premier Grand Cru Classe B, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2005 trades on Liv-ex  

Weekly insights recap 

Over the past two weeks, Liv-ex published a pricing analysis of Louis Roederer Cristal 2015 and an update on top-traded Bordeaux 2020s (for members only). 

Our regularly scheduled, free-to-read index updates on the Liv-ex 100 and Liv-ex 1000 were published in the first week of April, as well as our April market report (for members only) and Q1 quarterly report

A special report, covering how today’s collectors want to sell fine wine, is also available for all to read on the Liv-ex website.  

Last but not least, an update to our Critic Data API means Liv-ex members can now get the latest scores from Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW automatically onto their website.  

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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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