Liv-ex March Market Report released

Liv-ex March Market Report The Liv-ex March Market Report has been released.

Containing all the latest Liv-ex research and analysis, the full issue includes:

  • Burgundy major market movers
  • Sassicaia 2010
  • Top five Italian movers
  • Top Bordeaux 2015 scores
  • Final thought: Bordeaux 2008 – Panic, Parker, Patience and Perplexity

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You can download page one – with charts and data – here, or read the text below:

February chill

The turmoil that gripped equity markets earlier in the month did not extend to the wine market. Instead, February was characterised by solid trade despite holidays in the UK and Chinese New Year intervening mid-way through. The Bordeaux 2015 in-bottle scores provided some excitement, with several critics awarding a number of high scores to different wines across the vintage.

Bordeaux boost

Bordeaux’s market share rose to 61.2% by value, a significant gain from last month due to greater trade of the recently physical 2015 vintage. Burgundy’s market share rose slightly to 18% thanks to increased trade for high value reds. Italy (5.7%) and the Rhone (3.4%) both fell by more than half after both regions had a busy January.

Bordeaux 2015 in bottle

Now that the 2015 vintage is in bottle, the volume of trade is growing, aided by recent critic scores bringing the wines back into focus. Lafite Rothschild 2015 was the most active Bordeaux wine by value, followed closely by Petit Mouton and Carruades Lafite in second and third place. Margaux 2015 continued to find the bid, last trading at £11,900 per 12×75.

Narrow drift

All bar one of Liv-ex’s indices drifted in February. The Liv-ex 1000 – the broadest measure of the market – gained 1.1%. The volatile Burgundy 150 led the charge, gaining an impressive 3.6%. The Liv-ex 100 fell for the third consecutive month, losing 0.1%. The Fine Wine 50 also dropped by the same amount.

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