Tempting as it may be for fine wine investors to get excited about last week’s trading on the Liv-ex 50, it is probably worth reflecting that this is not unusual for January.
The first week of 2016 was all about Bordeaux on the Liv-ex marketplace, with Lafite in the spotlight.
Trading activity for Lafite’s 2012 vintage is still high since its release this summer despite a downgraded score.
“Accessibly priced” Bordeaux and Port are exciting buyers’ interest in the run-up to Christmas according to Liv-ex.
The longstanding technical director of Château Lafite, Charles Chevallier, is to step down in the new year.
Sotheby’s is set to offer a bottle of 1903 Lafite as part of its next London sale this December.
Acker Merrall & Condit’s next Hong Kong sale this month features a roll call of Burgundy’s greatest names.
Sotheby’s will begin its autumn season in London later this month with the sale of a “Great Bordeaux Cellar”.
Château Mouton Rothschild has overtaken fellow first growth Lafite as the most searched for wine on Liv-ex.
Sotheby’s Hong Kong October auction features two single-owner sales estimated at over HK$36 million and described by the auction house as a “tempting treasure trove full of allure and promise.”
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