Ten years on: Left Bank 2009

As part of a series on Bordeaux 2009, today’s post examines the price variations of wines from the Left Bank 200 index, which tracks the price movements of 20 major Left Bank chateaux. On Tuesday, we also looked at the performance of the First Growths and their Second Wines.

As the chart above shows, most of the Left Bank wines have risen in value since release. Smith Haut Lafitte is up the most. The wine peaked at the end of 2016 and is now available at £1,980 per 12×75, a 175% increase on its release price. Haut Bailly is also up an impressive 101%.

Leoville Barton is currently at its highest ever Market Price. The wine last traded at an all-time high of £885 per 12×75, an 18% increase on its release (£750). Palmer, Ducru Beaucaillou and Gruaud Larose are also within 3% of their peak prices.

Only three Left Bank wines have fallen in value since release: Mission Haut Brion, Leoville Las Cases and Pichon Lalande.

Stay tuned – next week, we will track the prices of the Right Bank 2009 wines. To see the performance of the First Growths and their Second wines, click here.


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