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Market Updates

We are pleased to introduce our new Weekly Market Update.  Rather than focus on our larger, more in-depth market reports, we have decided to concentrate on bringing you more timely commentary on a more regular basis via these refreshingly short, one page documents. As ever, you can respond to this email or call any member of the Atlas Team with questions or comments. 


Changing Faces in Burgundy

As of today, the Liv-ex 50 stands at 343.34, four points ahead of the February market close. This reflects ongoing interest in the Bordeaux First Growths and crucially does not include the 2014 vintage, which has been the focus of much trade over the last month. 

Elsewhere, we learned that Laurent Ponsot has left Domaine Ponsot in Morey St. Denis to set up a négociant business with his son...

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Truth in the numbers?

The Liv-ex 50 continues to inch ahead of its February close, now standing at 341.32. This appears to be in line with the expectations of the trade as evidenced by Liv-ex’s 2017 Wine Market survey, in which Liv-ex asks its merchant members to predict the closing position of the Liv-ex  100 (the 100 most traded wines) which currently stands at 1.66% up YTD [Fig 1].The 440 respondents to the survey have es...

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2014 and All That

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 had a flat month in February as did most of the leading indices. This is not unusual as it often takes the market a little time to find direction post Burgundy en primeur. Over the last month there has certainly been activity in Bordeaux’s 2014 vintage. General consensus seems to suggest that the wines continue to offer value and, if anything, the James Suckling ‘in bottle&...

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Blue Chip’ Pomerol Outperform the Market

While the Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 seems to be pausing for the moment, finishing on 338.80 on Friday, life seems to be returning to a different segment of the Bordeaux market, namely the leading wines of the Right Bank. 

The Bordeaux Right Bank is widely regarded as having been a particular success story in 2012.  In his review of the 28th October 2016, Neal Martin of Robert Parker’s...

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A Tale of Two Vintages?

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 finished the week on 340.20 so no real change there. Indeed, it feels like a slow run-up to the next en primeur campaign, with UK merchants lining up their visits to Bordeaux for early April. Discussion  has, in fact, turned to two Bordeaux vintages, namely 2014 and 2016. 

Despite the routine nature of the wine buying calendar, sales of en primeur are anything other t...

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Bordeaux no longer has the monopoly on liquidity

The monthly close for the major Liv-ex Indices [Fig.1] shows modest growth across the piece in January.  It would appear that Bordeaux trade has held up well despite the UK trade’s focus being almost exclusively devoted to Burgundy 2015 en primeur.

In last week’s Market Update, we drew your attention to the diversification of trade as witnessed on the Liv-ex exchange. Without labourin...

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