Last week, Liv-ex published its fifth Classification of Bordeaux where it places fine wines into five classes solely based on price. On the basis of average trade prices per case, the classification looks at which wine labels would be considered first to fifth growths today.
For the first time, this year’s classification has been extended to include regions beyond Bordeaux, and we're delighted to see Henschke as just one of the three Australian producers to make the cut. It should come as no surprise that the wine in question which saw Henschke included in the line-up was their iconic Hill of Grace Shiraz.
Not only is the inclusion an important recognition of the high calibre wine Henschke is crafting, but it also shows that Australia is capable of producing wines that can stand their ground and compete with the very best of Bordeaux.
To be considered for the list, all wines must be traded broadly with at least five vintages being traded on the platform in the last year, and all wines must be over £250 a case.
The famous Burgundian estate Domaine de la Romanée-Conti topped the charts this year.