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Bordeaux wines

“Petrus. Lafite Rothschild. Margaux. With blue chip producers like these, Bordeaux plays heavily in any serious fine wine portfolio.”

– Hermione Egerton-Smith, Cult Wines Senior Fine Wine Buyer

Is Bordeaux a good investment?

Stability, liquidity, and high potential for returns: Bordeaux investment wines attract a global audience of investors, both beginners and experts alike. Holding 40% of the global fine wine market (the largest share of any region), Bordeaux consistently performs well overall.

Historically, Bordeaux wine prices have proven resilient to broader macroeconomic trends that can have negative effects on traditional asset classes.

Holding Bordeaux is an essential choice for investors looking to build a balanced fine wine portfolio.

Bordeaux investment performance

Bordeaux has experienced impressive growth over the past two years. Investors have enjoyed returns of over 14%* since the beginning of 2020. In 2022, Bordeaux continued its strong performance and achieved returns of 5.5%* from January through September.

Château Petrus, Grand Vin

Made with precision and grace using old vine Merlot grown in Pomerol’s unique blue clay soil, the wine is familiar to many but tasted by few.

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Château Lafite Rothschild, Grand Vin

Competition is fierce for this left bank First Growth  No other fine wine enjoys such fame and love in China as Lafite does.

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Château Mouton Rothschild, Grand Vin

The only left bank Château ever received an upgrade in the 1855 classification. Every vintage comes with unique labels by a contemporary artist of Zeitgeist.

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Château Latour, Grand Vin

Backed by Kerring’s François Pinault, Latour remains as iconic and coveted as ever despite its exit from the En Primeur system in 2012.

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Château Margaux, Grand Vin

Elegant, structured and timeless. This First Growth continues to capture the imagination of fine wine lovers around the world with its consistency.

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Château Haut-Brion, Grand Vin

The oldest and possibly the most unique First Growth with the grandeur of its wine, illustrious history and unusual bottle shape.

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Cult Wines Bordeaux Index returned -0.80% in June and -8.08% over the past 12 months.

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Best Bordeaux investment wines

Our three standout Bordeaux wines in 2023:

1. Chateau Branaire-Ducru 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 1993    +125.2%*
2. Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2eme Cru Classe, Margaux 1999    +60.0%*
3. Chateau Leoville Barton 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 1993    +49.2%*

*Source: CultX, Wine-Searcher, 12-month performance from 31st December 2022 to 31st December 2023.

Rising stars in Bordeaux

In a region with so many big names, there are still plenty of potential future classics to add to your portfolio. We’re closely tracking the performance of these producers with high hopes for their future price appreciation.

How to add Bordeaux to your wine portfolio

When identifying investment opportunities from a region like Bordeaux, the most important factor to take into account is the perceived quality of a specific year’s vintage.

For famously good vintages, like the 2016 Bordeaux, we recommend looking into smaller, up-and-coming producers. The reason these Châteaux could offer improved returns is down to the simple fact that the global investor community already has confidence in the vintage. For a lesser vintage, such as the 2017 Bordeaux, you’re looking for good prices on the superstar Châteaux, for which there is always demand.

CultX gives investors access to a huge selection of Bordeaux wines, both classics and rising stars alike, making it simple to add some of the world’s most famous bottles to your portfolio.

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“Barrel sample tastings at the end of April indicated that several Châteaux have still made very good wines in the 2021 vintage and that there is plenty to enjoy if you know where to look, despite myriad weather-related challenges in the growing season.”
Chris Mercer

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