Talking Trade – Mouton Rothschild 2016 in focus

  • Italy continues to shine
  • Mouton Rothschild 2016 most active wine
  • Jeb Dunnuck releases Bordeaux 2016 in-bottle scores
  • Ten years on: Right Bank 2009

Trade this week remained steady. Bordeaux slowed after its gains last week, influenced by relatively low First Growth activity. The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50, which tracks First Growths’ prices, dipped by 0.5%.

While the Rhone also pulled back, other Old World regions performed well. Italy continued to rise, from 11.2% to 12.1%. After falling last week, Champagne and Burgundy increased their share by value – to 9.8% and 16.7% respectively.

Mouton Rothschild 2016 was in the public eye this week. Not only was it the most active wine by value, but numerous critics agreed on its perfection. In his report on Bordeaux 2016, Jeb Dunnuck awarded the wine a perfect 100 points, making him the fifth critic to do so. Neal Martin, Lisa Perotti-Brown MW, Antonio Galloni and James Suckling have also scored Mouton a 100 points. The wine traded at £5,068 per 12×75 yesterday, a 2% discount on its release price.

Clos Tart 2016 was also very active, reaching a new high at £5,124 per 12×75. Neal Martin awarded it 99+ points in a recent vertical, marking it as the greatest of 47 vintages tasted.

At the same time, Dom Perignon 2008 was the most active Champagne. It last traded at £1,296 per 12×75.

Ten years on: Right Bank 2009

In a series on Bordeaux 2009 ten years on, we have looked at the price variations of the First Growths, their Second Wines and wines from the Left Bank. Our latest blog explores the price changes of the wines from our Right Bank 50 and Right Bank 100 indices. Find out more here.


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