- 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
Our Bordeaux 2018 pages contain everything you need to know about this year’s En Primeur campaign, including:
- The latest insights
- Critic scores
- Release prices
- Bordeaux 2018 analysis tool[members only]
- The conversation on social media
- Liv-ex’s fair value methodology