Recently, Liv-ex, the London International Wine Exchange, released its list of premium wines with the highest return on investment in the first half of 2020.
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Of these, Burgundy"s Romanee Conti DRC Tache 2007 delivered the biggest returns for investors, with DRC Tache prices increasing by 15% to £38,004 in the six months to 30 June.
Burgundy prices are destined for a never-ending boom as supply and demand remain short and collectors willing to pay higher prices for increasingly rare Burgundy wines continue to push prices up.
In the list of the world's most expensive wines recently released by the authoritative wine-searcher website, 33 of the 50 most expensive wines are from Burgundy, and in the top ten, Burgundy is the sole winner of eight seats, with Romanée-Conti ranked the most expensive first, becoming the world's most expensive wine and the highest return on investment wine double winner.
Italy also had four premium wines on the list. Italian wines have also been the most traded wines on Liv-ex this year.
Among them, the Sisigia Sassicaia 2009 is in second place and has increased in price by 14.2% since June. The other vintage of this Super Tuscan, Super Tuscan 2010, has also increased in price by 12 percent. Tina Tignanello 2010, on the other hand, has increased in price by 11.9%. (Data from liv-ex)
Despite the challenging global situation, interest and demand for Italian wines has been growing and this is reflected in prices, especially for the top Italian wines Brunello, Super Tuscany and Barolo, which have risen much faster than other high-end regions in the world.
In June this year wine-searcher released the world's 10 most expensive Italian wine data to see, in the past year, in other regions struggling at the same time, the value of the top 10 Italian wines still maintained an average increase of 10.8%, while the same period of high-end Bordeaux wine price increases relative to Italy is said to be crawling, even in the most expensive Bordeaux wines The best-performing Petrus Petrus has seen prices rise by just 2.66% since 2019.
In addition, three champagnes made the list: Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill 2002, Louis Roederer, Cristal Rose 2009 and Perrier Jouet, Belle Epoque 2008.
Year-to-date, the Champagne 50 is up 2.14%, making it the best performing Liv-ex 1000 sub-index so far this year.