The Liv-ex 100 index showed a rise for the fourth month in a row in November, with Champagne top of the movers as Christmas approaches.
New figures released by Liv-ex show Haut Brion, the perennial “also-ran” among First Growths, pulling away from its rivals.
A new historical reference mentions Bordeaux first growth Haut-Brion in 1521, over 100 years before Samuel Pepys’ famous diary entry.
Prince Robert of Luxembourg has predicted his recent purchase in St Emilion is poised to become “an equal” to first growth Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion.
With trading levels returning to normal after the summer break Liv-Ex sees reasons to be cheerful.
With the fine wine market filled with cautious confidence and Bordeaux seeing signs of rehabilitation, Liv-ex has pointed to the 2005 vintage as worthy of a revisit.
Bordeaux first growths Margaux and Haut-Brion are taking an increasing amount of trade by value on Liv-ex – more than the other three first growths combined.
Liv-ex considered a statement made by Robert Parker 10 years ago about first growth pricing and has found him to be largely correct.
American buyers were out in force at Sotheby’s New York sale this week, in an auction that made US$1.4 million and was dominated by Bordeaux.
The top 10 most disappointing wines of the Bordeaux 2013 vintage as chosen by the trade for Liv-ex’s survey.
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