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Market Update List

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. 

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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More Runners and Riders

January has continued to be a brisk trading month and so far it appears that the Liv-ex Indices are continuing in a similar vein to last year. The Fine Wine 50, for example, now stands at 336.93 ahead of its December close. With steady trade in Bordeaux and plenty of activity surrounding Burgundy 2015 as well as various back vintages, all signs for 2017 seem positive. Today’s picture is markedly different to...

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The Underpinning Value of Rarity and Demand

We enter the New Year with the fine wine market in far better shape that most observers would have expected at the beginning of 2016. While some uncertainty remains, revisiting the predictions of the Liv-ex membership makes for interesting reading. In March 2016, Liv-ex published their results of an annual merchant survey in which members are asked to predict the closing level of the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100. Even tho...

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The calm before...what exactly?

As we approach mid-December, it appears that there is a levelling off in value across the
major Bordeaux-driven Liv-ex Indices [Fig 1 and Fig 2]. Such seasonal calm is not uncommon and, perhaps given value growth in Sterling Year-to-Date, it is necessary for the market to pause for reflection. 

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