According to a report released by Liv-ex, the international wine exchange in London, the combined Parker Parker and Neal Martin scores make 2019 the highest scoring vintage (on average) over the past 15 years.
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In addition, the average en primeur price for the 2019 vintage fell by 21%, with large brands typically more reasonably priced than second- and third-tier brands, but with smaller sub-label discounts. Part-time connoisseur sales grew, but en primeur regulars" sales fell by as much as 30 percent.
On the other hand, on average, total winemaker sales were 10% below the 2018 vintage but above the 2015 level; while the number of sales was up by around 15%. However, in recent weeks, the 2019 vintage has been leading the Bordeaux trade, with several existing wines having been sold at increased prices, the first time in many years that this has happened.