There has been much talk about Lafite Rothschild over recent days following the amazing Sotheby’s sale here in HK and much chat about the 2008 vintage label which saw the wine rise dramatically in price last week (Sothebys sale price was GBP 21k/case).
“The sale raised HK$65.5m (£5.2m). A parcel of three bottles of Lafite 1869 set the world record for any wine at auction, fetching HK$5,445,000, or £437,900. On average, vintages 2000-2009 changed hands at two-and-a-half times the price that the wines last traded at on Liv-ex. Lafite 2009, for example, which is currently offered on Liv-ex at £11,200 per case, realised £43,120. The 2000 at £45,000 and the 1982 at £84,300 per case were both more than double the wine’s market value.” Decanter.com