Talking Trade – a week of En Primeur releases

  • Bordeaux 2018 releases
  • Lafleur leads weekly trade by value
  • Panos Kakaviatos on Bordeaux 2018
  • Liv-ex May Market Report released

Trade remained steady this week, which was marked by a number of major chateaux releases. Still, Bordeaux’s share of trade by value dipped from 68.7% to 59%. At the same time, Burgundy rose from 9.4% to 16.1%.

Champagne, the Rhone and the ‘others’ category also improved, while Italy maintained its share at 10.2%. The USA saw slightly decreased activity at 1.5% of the total trade.

The most active wines this week came from Bordeaux, with the exception of Altesino Brunello Montalcino 2012. Lafleur 2016 was in the top spot – it last traded at £10,010 per 12×75.

Meanwhile, Panos Kakaviatos (Wine Chronicles) released his Bordeaux 2018 tasting notes. Lafleur 2018 was among his top-scoring wines, with a barrel range of 97-100 points. Kakaviatos only awarded 98-100 points to two wines: Cheval Blanc and Lafite Rothschild. You can read his overall thoughts on the vintage here.

Liv-ex May Market Report released

The Liv-ex May Market Report has been released. Containing all the latest Liv-ex research and analysis, the full issue introduces the critics’ choice rankings and contains a final thought on “Bordeaux 2018 – critical impressions”. To find out how to access the full report and read page one, click here.

Bordeaux 2018 – this week’s releases

The week saw a number of important Bordeaux releases, including Palmer, Clerc Milon and Duhart Milon this morning and Pape Clement yesterday.

Our Bordeaux 2018 pages contain everything you need to know about this year’s En Primeur campaign, including: