Haut-Brion 2008 Falls to 32-Month Low on Liv-ex Wine Market

Chateau Haut-Brion 2008, a Bordeaux first-growth wine from the Pessac-Leognan region south of the city, fell to its lowest level since February 2010 in trading on the London-based Liv-ex wine market, according to data on the market’s website.

Three cases of Haut-Brion 2008 sold for 2,450 pounds ($3,920) yesterday, the lowest level for that vintage since February 2010 on Liv-ex, the data showed. Wines from the same producer and year have sold below that amount at New York auctions in April and September this year, the data indicated.

Haut-Brion, one of the five first-growth wines among Bordeaux’s left-bank vineyards, has seen its 2008 vintage fall as much as 37 percent since trading at 3,900 pounds in Liv-ex trading in November last year.

The Haut-Brion estate is controlled by Prince Robert de Luxembourg, president of Domaine Clarence Dillon SA. It comprises 51 hectares of vineyards and has been owned by the Dillon family since 1935.

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