Top 10 fine wine trends of 2015

8. The negative impact of Bordeaux’s high en primeur release pricing has affected Bordeaux’s share of trade, along with the collapse of Chinese demand.

Montrose-barrels“Bordeaux has been releasing indifferent vintages at too high a price – if you see the Liv-ex guide to en primeur, of the last 10 releases, you would have lost money on six of them,” comments Liv-ex director, Justin Gibbs.

At its highest point – the 2009 release in 2010 – en primeur Bordeaux represented almost 15% of Liv-ex trade, but today it’s less than 1%.

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