Top fine wines from Bordeaux's Right Bank, Burgundy and Italy pushed the wine markets higher in February 2012, according to new figures released by Liv-ex.
The Liv-ex 100 Fine Wine Index© is the industry's leading benchmark if you want to know how the fine wine markets are doing - and there was good news in February.
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 maintained positive momentum, rising by 3.36 points (1.16%) to 293.66. Overall, the index is up 2.56% on the year-to-date.
According to Liv-Ex's wine experts, First Growths are presently among the market's top performers. Both Margaux 2003 and Haut Brion 2008 posted big returns in February 2012.
But real 'blue chip status' was commanded by the top vintages from Bordeaux's Right Bank, Burgundy and Italy - particularly Tache 2006 and Petrus 1998. They gained 10.25% and 9.91% respectively.
Between 2005 and 2010, the Liv-ex 100 Wine Index showed a 31.8% yearly value increase on Bordeaux and other leading producers.