Talking Trade – Haut Brion 2005 most active

  • Haut Brion 2005 leads weekly trade by value
  • Salon – the “dragon” Champagne
  • Latest Bordeaux 2018 releases

Trade slowed down in the last week of May, with Bordeaux’s share by value dipping to just above 51%. The Liv-ex 50 closed at 345.97 on Thursday, down 0.18% on last week’s close.

Burgundy’s trade share also fell to 21.2%; the Rhone’s more than halved from 4.8% to 2.2%. Meanwhile, Italy and the USA rose to 13.8% and 4.7% respectively. Champagne and the “others” category also improved slightly on last week.

The most active wine this week was Haut Brion 2005, which boasts 100 points from Robert Parker. It last traded at £6,782 per 12×75, up 94% on its release price. It was followed by the 2015 vintage of the Californian Opus One.

The recently released Canon 2018 has already traded on the secondary market at an 11% premium on its ex-London price. The wine was met with positive critical reception, and its release price positioned it well below the ‘Fair Value’ line.

The performance of Salon

For the approaching Dragon Boat Festival in China on the 7th of June, we took a look at the performance of Salon, whose Chinese name contains the word ”龙 Dragon”. Salon has been leading the way among the Champagne houses – over the past decade, its index has outperformed the Champagne 50 (+91%) with a gain of 184%.  Find out more here.

Latest Bordeaux 2018 releases

The week saw a number of Bordeaux 2018 releases, including Lynch Bages, Beausejour Duffau, Leoville Poyferre and Troplong Mondot. For price analysis, click here.

Looking for more?

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