The 2009s have become a regular fixture in the Market Report, accounting for the majority share of Bordeaux trade each month since January (ahead of the release of Parker’s in-bottle scores). Beaten (by just 0.2%) by the 2000s last month, September has seen them lead the charge again, with the vintage currently taking 33% of all Bordeaux trade by value.
So which wines have tempted buyers so far in September? It is no surprise that the newly promoted St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A wines are top of the pack. Both Angelus (LWIN 1006045) and Pavie 2009 (LWIN 1013850) have been trading steadily since 6th September, the date at which their upgrade was announced. The latter is currently trading on Liv-ex for £2,300 per 12x75, reflecting a 35% increase in price since the start of the year.
With a cornucopia of perfect wines to choose from, 2009 buyers are looking beyond the First Growths to Super Seconds and top Right Bank brands.