As 2021 comes to a close, we have an exciting Wine Market Report for November.
The Liv-Ex 100, the industry’s benchmark, gained another 2.7% in November, making it 18 consecutive months of gains. Closing at 382.59, the 18th month gain surpasses the record set in June 2011.
The Liv-Ex 1000 increased by 2.4% last month. The Champagne 50 was up 8.1%, being the top preforming sub-index. Our November Wine market report also suggested trade for Bordeaux ended the month at 30.6%, with Burgundy just short at 27.4%. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 2010 sold at an all time high in November, and was also the most traded wine of the month. This brings the total amount of wines traded to 11,450 YTD.
A few other factors increased price in November, but what were they exactly?
Antonio Galloni’s recent Champagne scores helped move the market, as Galloni awarded 98 points to 3 wines in his latest report. These being –
- Louis Roederer, Cristal rose 2013 – £4,500 per case of 12.
- Bollinger, Vielles Vignes Francaises 2008 – @19,899 per case of 12.
- Dom Perignon 2008 – £1,883 per case of 12.
‘Wines of the year’ set new trading records in November, another factor for moving the market. Dominus 2018, which is Wine Spectators ‘wine of the year’, has risen 34.9% this month, after the news was released. An outstanding win for investors. Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2018 took second place, rising 12% on its current market price, last being sold at £1,714 per 12x75cl.
Overall, the broader market outperformed the First Growths in 2021. Liv-Ex 100 takes top spot, rising 19.9%, across the major Liv-Ex indices. The Liv-Ex 1000 is 16.5% up, as Champagne 50, Burgundy 250 and Rest of World 60 sub-indices all performed strongly throughout 2021. Liv-Ex 50, which tracks the First Growths, is up 12.7%, so only a small step away from the broader markets, the Liv-Ex 100 and the Liv-Ex 1000.
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