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Liv-ex Power 100 list: Top 10

by admin / 2018-09-16 13:54 Click: The winds of change are blowing through the Liv-ex Power 100 list, as this year’s top 10 reveals.

  Liv-ex Power 100 list: Top 10Back in 2011 the ten most powerful wines in the world were all French and all from Bordeaux, bar one solitary Burgundy (DRC). Out in the lead was Lafite, now relegated to 18th in a list that has blown wide open in the last three years.

As db’s editor-in-chief, Patrick Schmitt writes: “Except for Spain, every major classic fine wine-producing region is represented within the first fifth of 2014’s list: there are brands from Right and Left Bank Bordeaux, Burgundy, Northern and Southern Rhône, Sauternes, Tuscany, Piedmont, Napa, Champagne, and Australia.”

The annual Liv-ex Power 100 is a co-production by Liv-ex and the Drinks Business that ranks the world’s top fine wines. The full list appears as part of a detailed 18 page report in the db’s December issue, with analysis from Liv-ex director Justin Gibbs and leading merchants including Garry Boom (Bordeaux Index), Joss Fowler (Fine & Rare) and Jake Dean (Berry Bros. & Rudd).

The ranking is based on five criteria:

  • Price performance (comparing the price of a case of wine on 1 September 2013 with 31 August 2014)
  • Critical score (a brand’s average score from the last five vintages by Robert Parker, or, if unavailable, by The Wine Spectator, Allen Meadows (Burghound) etc.)
  • Trading performance (a combination of a brand’s trade by volume and value on Liv-ex over the last 12 months)
  • Scale (the number of wines/vintages traded across a brand)
  • Average price (a volume-weighted average trade price for all units traded during the period)

These individual rankings were then combined with a weighting of 1 for each criteria, except trading performance which had a weighting of 1.5 (as it combined two criteria).

Click through for this year’s top ten…

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