Cavex Month Two Trading Update

Two months have passed since the launch of the Cavex platform and quite a lot has happened since our first day of trading. It only seems like yesterday that we leapt into the unknown waiting for that very first trade to pass through. We have certainly moved on from the first case of 2009 Sauzet Bourgogne Blanc at £170, hitting the dizzy heights of a case of DRC’s Romanee Conti 2009, 3 x 75cl at £26,000 IB.

Merchant trade has stepped up over the past few weeks after a lack lustre 2012 Bordeaux campaign. Parcels of older wines are moving for stellar Bordeaux vintages such as 2000, 2005 and 2009. Trading in the 2003 vintage, due for a re score by Robert Parker in August, has also started to pick up.

Over the past month we have been extremely busy building our relationships with new members around the world and are currently being viewed in 63 countries. We are particularly seeing rapid growth in the Asian market with new members signing up every day. This has been reflected in the growing number of live bids for second wines such as Carruades de Lafite, Pavillon Rouge, and Petit Mouton . It is also pleasing to see that Carruades de Lafite has traded from UK private members to the Asian trade at £1650 IB for the 2009 vintage, as well as Petit Mouton 2009 at £500 IB per 6 x 75cl. Bids for 25 and 50 cases parcels also show the intention of our buying members.

Some statistics from month two are as follows:

  • Total value of member portfolios under system management – £13 .5 million
  • Total value of live offers – £835,000 with 976 cases for sale
  • Total value of live bids – £385,000 with 365 cases looking to be purchased
  • 72 live spreads currently in the market place
  • Tightest spread at 2.7%
  • Average price of a case sold – £1900 IB (12 x 75cl)
  • Highest value case sold – 2009 Romanee Conti, DRC 3 x 75cl at £26,000 IB
  • Lowest value case sold – 2009 Bourgogne Pressoniers Rouge , Joseph Roty 12 x 75cl at £125 IB
  • Average settlement with cash paid to the seller – 17 days
  • Fastest settlement with cash paid to the seller  – 7 days
  • Product mix by region – BDX 68% – BRG 11% – RHO 3% – ITA 5% – USA 8% – AUS 5%
  • Buying Breakdown – Private Members 62% – Trade Members 24%
  • Selling Breakdown – Private Members 65% – Trade Members 35%
  • Members from 27 countries
  • Member activity – 88% UK – 8% HK – 2% EU – 2% Other
  • Offer prices now advertised on Wine-searcher. Ideal for our members to advertise their wines to a global audience

 
Highlighted Trades from the last 30 days

Wine Producer Vintage Format  Price  Contract Qty
Bourgogne Pressoniers Rouge Joseph Roty 2009 12 x 75  £125.00 A 1
Bourgogne Pressoniers Rouge Joseph Roty 2010 12 x 75  £125.00 A 1
Carruades de Lafite 2009 12 x 75  £1,650.00 A 5
Clinet 2009 6 x 75  £1,075.00 A 1
Dominus Christian Moueix 2003 6 x 75  £375.00 A 2
Duhart Milon 2009 12 x 75  £685.00 A 1
Echezeaux Domaine Romanee-Conti 2009 6 x 75  £3,300.00 A 2
Ermitage Ermite Chapoutier 2009 6 x 75  £950.00 A 2
Estate Shiraz Oliver’s Taranga 2004 12 x 75  £100.00 A 1
Haut Brion 1996 12 x 75  £2,750.00 C 1
Latour 1996 12 x 75  £5,960.00 C 1
Le Petit Mouton 2009 6 x 75  £500.00 A 6
Leoville Las Cases 2000 12 x 75  £2,050.00 A 1
Leoville Las Cases 2005 12 x 75  £1,825.00 A 1
Lynch Bages 1996 12 x 75  £1,110.00 C 1
Lynch Bages 2000 12 x 75  £1,660.00 A 5
Lynch Bages 2000 12 x 75  £1,650.00 A 2
Malescot St Exupery 2004 12 x 75  £325.00 A 1
Montrachet Etienne Sauzet 2006 6 x 75  £2,100.00 A 1
Mount Edelstone Shiraz Henschke 2002 6 x 75  £300.00 A 2
Mouton Rothschild 2001 12 x 75  £2,760.00 A 5
Mouton Rothschild 1996 12 x 75  £3,250.00 C 1
Opus One Mondavi 1999 6 x 75  £750.00 C 6
Romanee Conti Domaine Romanee-Conti 2009 3 x 75  £26,000.00 A 1
Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido 2003 12 x 75  £1,120.00 A 1

We look forward to hearing from you as we start month three over the coming weeks

Best wishes

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