Fine Wine Holds Steady In August

September 04, 2015

The Liv-ex 100 index gained 0.09% in August to close on 241.64, regaining some of the ground lost last month. The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 also edged up, gaining 0.2%.

This month’s top performing wines from within the index come from a number of regions – and the top riser was once again from Burgundy. Pape Clement 2010, which Liv-ex recently highlighted as the second cheapest 100-point Bordeaux wine available, also performed well.

Although Italy has edged ahead of Burgundy as the second most traded region, prices for some of its wines struggled to hold: two Italian wines were among the worst performers. Mission Haut Brion 2005 – recently upgraded to 100 points by Robert Parker – also dipped after failing to maintain the heights reached after its recent price surge.

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