Leoville Barton and GPL released

With the Bordelais back at their desks this morning, the flow of 2010 releases resumed. Leoville Barton was among today's most expensive releases, having emerged at €72 per bottle ex-negociant – up 15 per cent on 2009 opening prices. Grand Puy Lacoste took the trend a step further and was released at €57.6 per bottle ex-negociant - up 20 per cent on 2009. It was Smith Haut Lafitte, however, that carried the heftiest premium. The 2010 was released at €77 per bottle - 24 per cent above 2009.

With their strong scores and widespread popularity, Grand Puy Lacoste and Leoville Barton were the only 2010s that achieved a reasonable degree of success today. Barton 2010 prices outpaced those for the 2009 (£750) and the wine traded on Liv-ex at £790 per 12x75cl case. This said, asking prices appeared to push the very limits of what the market was prepared to pay.

The table below shows the ex-negociant prices of today's releases, as well as their respective 2009 prices.

2010 release table 

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