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Fine WineInvestment Options
There are three main categories of wines for investment:
Low Capital, Lower Risk, Medium Growth Potential
Wines like Ch. Lynch Bages and Ch. Gruaud Larose - normally under £1000 per dozen when bought en-primeur. These traditionally have strong secondary markets and are therefore easy to sell and normally make a handsome, yet not earth-shattering profit. One should also bear in mind that multiple cases of relatively low-cost wine will make for higher annual storage charges.
Medium Capital, Low/Med Risk, Medium to High Growth Potential
These wines are becoming more expensive, though wines such as the First Growths and selected ‘super-seconds’, normally selling for £1,000 to £10,000 per case. These are the ultimate blue-chip, very high demand, high Parker point wines that can make a better profit but with a higher initial cost. These wines tend to have a global market as opposed to a just a UK or European market.
High Capital, High Risk, High Growth Potential
Wines such as Ch. Pétrus or Le Pin – often selling for £10,000 to £20,000 per case and more. These are niche wines with tiny productions. With high demand and often cult followings, these can often reach astronomical prices, though prices can be volatile.
To discuss this further, please contact our Fine Wine Department.
9.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday
Tel: 44 (0) 1256 247 900
Fax: 44 (0) 1256 247 914