If you bought Château Haut Bailly 2009 six months ago, your investment would have already grown 62.4% in value. Robert Parker’s decision to upgrade his score to 100 points has helped fuel the massive rise in value, but beyond Château Haut Bailly 2009, the top twenty performers on the Liv-ex Bordeaux 500 are up 15% or more since July 2014.
Monthly Archives: February 2015
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index tracking 10 recent vintages from the five Bordeaux first growths had its first back-to-back monthly gains since March 2013, rising 0.8 percent in December and 1.8 percent in January.
The five Bordeaux first growths tracked by the index are Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Latour, Chateau Margaux and Chateau Mouton Rothschild.
The first ever ex-chateau auction of Mouton Rothschild last week at Sotheby’s Hong Kong gallery brought in HK$32 million (US$4.1 million), more than double the pre-sale estimate of HK$13 – 20 million / US$1.6 – 2.5 million.
The auction saw impressive results with 93% of the 263 lots selling above their estimates, including the world auction record for a 66-bottle lot. The lot included vintages from 1945-2012, with the exception of the 1958 and 1963 vintages. The lot beat the pre-sale estimate of HK$2 million and sold for HK$2.94 million.
The only other time Mouton Rothschild has sold wines at auction shipped directly from its properties was at Sotheby’s in New York in 2007.
South China Morning Post