Trading in Bordeaux wines recovered to a 69.7 percent share of the London-based Liv-ex online wine market in the week ended Feb. 9 from just 42.6 percent the previous week, according to the trading platform's Talking Trade blogpost on its website. Chateau Lafite Rothschild was the most active of the first growth producers, accounting for 33 percent of the first-growth market, while the most actively traded Bordeaux wines were from the stand-out 2009, 2005 and 2010 vintages.
Burgundy's share of trade dropped to 16.3 percent from 36.9 percent the previous week as focus switched away from the region following the January sales campaign for the 2015 vintage.
For the whole of January, Bordeaux wines accounted for 61.6 percent of Liv-ex trading, Burgundy 18.4 percent, Champagne 6.7 percent, Italy 6.1 percent and the Rhone 2.5 percent.
The five top wines traded by value, all from Bordeaux, were Chateau Montrose 2010 at 1,985 pounds ($2,478) per 12-bottle case, Petrus 2010 at 29,000 pounds a case, Chateau Latour 2007 at 3,740 pounds a case, Chateau Angelus 2008 at 2,582 pounds a case and Domaine Chevalier 2005 at 664 pounds a case.