Lafite 2010 Falls to Lowest This year on Liv-ex Market

August 14, 2015

Six bottles of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2010 wine sold for 2,550 pounds ($3,990) on the London-based Liv-ex wine market this week, taking the vintage to its lowest level this year as demand remained weak for top Bordeaux labels.

The sale, equal to 425 pounds a bottle, took the wine closer to the record low touched last December, when six bottles sold for 2,300 pounds, or 383 pounds a bottle, according to data on Liv-ex’s Cellar Watch website.

Lafite reached 12,500 pounds a case when it was first sold on Liv-ex in June 2011, tumbled below 8,000 pounds in September 2012 and hasn’t traded above 6,000 pounds since June last year. A two percent drop from current levels would take it below 5,000 pounds.

The 2010 vintage was given a 98-point rating by U.S. critic Robert Parker in February 2013, putting it among the top five of the past 15 years on his 100-point scale, according to the eRobertParker.com website.

Continue Reading: Bloomberg Business





Also in News

A Tale of Two Bordeaux
A Tale of Two Bordeaux

March 25, 2019

Pomerol and Pauillac are considered by many to be two very different fine red wines. Pomerol is all about small producers and Merlot. Pauillac is big properties and Cabernet Sauvignon. But writer Jane Anson has been pointing to ways in which the two areas align. 

Continue Reading

The Burgundy to Buy
The Burgundy to Buy

March 22, 2019

Burgundy is the top of the mountain for those who buy premium wine. But which producers to focus on? Chris Monroe, head of Wine for Christie’s, broke down the essential Burgundy domaines collectors should shop for. Naturally, renowned makers like Domaine Romanée-Conti, Domaine Faiveley and Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé made the list. 

Continue Reading

New Names for Haut-Bailly
New Names for Haut-Bailly

March 20, 2019

Chateau Haut-Bailly, the Bordeaux producer of fine wine in Pessac-Leognan, is changing up their second and third wines. 

Continue Reading