This week, Liv-ex released the eleventh edition of the Power 100 – the annual list of the most powerful brands in the fine wine market. The full rankings – calculated using data on price performance, trading performance on Liv-ex, average prices and the number of different wines and vintages traded – can be found here.
The table below ranks the brands according to price performance:
The table is dominated by Bordeaux, which occupies 17 of the 20 top positions. This represents a significant shift on last year when only six of the top 20 came from the region.
The top two spots are occupied by Peby Faugeres and Clerc Milon which gained averages of 33.6% and 31.3% respectively over one year. A combination of limited production and consistently high scores from Robert Parker – including 100 points for the 2005 vintage – has supported Peby Faugeres’ strong performance. Clerc Milon, part of the Mouton Rothschild stable, continues to see sustained price rises.
Angelus came in third place. The Chateau is still reaping the benefits of its upgrade to Grand Cru Classe A in the 2012 St Emilion re-classification. A recent “Spotlight on” offers a more in-depth analysis of Angelus’ price performance over the last year.
Burgundy’s DRC and Maison Leroy, along with Barolo’s Giacomo Conterno were the only three wines in the top 20 from outside of Bordeaux. DRC has continued to strengthen despite some suggestions at the beginning of the year that its prices may be overstretched.
Click here to view full rankings and methodology.
*The wines shown in the table above are those with an overall ranking of between 1-100. Several top price risers did not perform strongly enough in other areas and therefore fell outside of the Power 100. For example, Bonneau and Emmanuel Rouget ranked first and seventh respectively but did not make it into the Power 100.