Chateau Beychevelle 2017 Was Most-Traded Wine on Liv-ex in Week to Feb. 20

Chateau Beychevelle. Photo: Guy Collins

The 2017 vintage of Saint Julien fourth-growth estate Chateau Beychevelle was the most-traded wine on the London-based online market Liv-ex in the past week, as tastings of that year’s wine hosted by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux trade group continued in northern Europe.

Bordeaux producers showing the 2017 vintage met merchants at tastings in Amsterdam on Feb. 17 and Brussels on Feb. 18, and will be at the Prowein fair in Duesseldorf in March.

Beychevelle traded at 698 pounds ($903) per 12-bottle case in bond, up 7% from its May 2018 release price of 650 pounds, according to Liv-ex.

The second most-traded wine of the week was Pessac-Leognan first-growth estate Chateau Haut-Brion 2010, trading at 6,200 pounds a case, down from its 2012 release price of 7,596 pounds.

The third most-traded Bordeaux wine was Pauillac fifth-growth Chateau Pontet-Canet 2016 at 1,000 a case, according to Liv-ex.

UGCB Bordeaux tasting, Feb. 18, Brussels. Photo: Guy Collins

Bordeaux’s share of Liv-ex trade rose to 42.8% in the week to Feb. 20 from a low of 38.3% the previous week, and compared with 54.2% in January, Liv-ex said. Burgundy’s share fell to 23.9% from 27.0%, amd compared with 19.1% in January.

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