After all of the major indices moved up in April, the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 continued to climb this week: it gained a further 0.17%. Bordeaux saw a second week of strong trade while Italy’s share remained low compared to its high activity in April.
The top traded by value table was dominated by Bordeaux for the second week running. Last week the 2012s alone stole the show following the announcement of Parker’s in-bottle scores. Contrastingly, this week attention has turned to seeking value across several of Bordeaux’s back vintages amidst a slow and shortened week of 2014 releases. While the “explosively rich and compelling” (Robert Parker) 100-point Le Pin 2010 topped the table, two Mouton Rothchild vintages also traded well. This included the 2009, which “could turn out to be a candidate for perfection in another 8-10 years” according to Parker.
This week’s top volume table is populated by several more affordable brands. 93-point Senejac 2009 took the top spot while two Lynch Bages vintages were also amongst those that traded well.