The fine-wine market outperformed commodities such as gold and copper in 2015, leaving analysts cautiously optimistic about the year ahead, reports industry publication Harpers.
In the four years to 2015, the Liv-ex fine wine 100 index hasn’t had a great deal to shout about, but 2015 seemed to suggest it had turned the corner, with only a marginal fall of 0.1% recorded for the 12-month period.
Harpers notes that when you place the Live-ex 100 next to other indices, such as the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100, it makes for optimistic reading.
That led fine-wine buyers to increase their interest in other regions in 2015, and notably wines from the most renowned estates in Burgundy, Italy and California. However, analysts expect Bordeaux to pull back some ground in 2016 and beyond.
Commenting on the Liv-ex data, they said: “Market participants are now beginning to perceive value in Bordeaux. There has been increased interest over the past few months in some of the vintages that suffered significant price falls, such as 2010.”
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