The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index hit 318.95 on Friday, a day after 97% of top Bordeaux was sold at a $1.5 million wine auction in London, according to a Bloomberg report.
The index, which tracks trading in the 10 most-recent vintages of Bordeaux’s five first-growths had fallen to a two-and-a-half-year low of 296.77 in November. It went slightly below the 300 mark starting in July but moved to 302.22 in December.
At Christie’s International on Thursday, a French wine trader bid 34,500 pounds ($52,622) for a 12-bottle case of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1982. This topped 32,200 pounds that a bidder paid for a case of Lafite ’82 at an auction run by Sotheby’s last January.
Overall, the Christie’s sale of 408 lots raised more than 960,500 pounds with fees on Thursday —topping an estimate of about 904,100 pounds.