“Petrus. Lafite Rothschild. Margaux. With blue chip producers like these, Bordeaux plays heavily in any serious fine wine portfolio.”
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 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.
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.
Competition is fierce for this left bank First Growth No other fine wine enjoys such fame and love in China as Lafite does.
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.
Backed by Kerring’s François Pinault, Latour remains as iconic and coveted as ever despite its exit from the En Primeur system in 2012.
Elegant, structured and timeless. This First Growth continues to capture the imagination of fine wine lovers around the world with its consistency.
The oldest and possibly the most unique First Growth with the grandeur of its wine, illustrious history and unusual bottle shape.
CultX’s three standout Bordeaux wines in Q3 2022:
1. Château Rauzan-Segla 2eme Cru Classe, Margaux, 2005 +29.00%*
2. Château Lafleur, 2006 +22.00%*
3. Le Pin, Pomerol, 2014 +19.00%*
*Performance averaged across a selection of approximately 1700 wines from the region.
Source: Pricing from Wine Searcher, as of 1 Oct 2022.
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.
One of the best-known Médoc producers, Château Lynch-Bages is a 5ème Cru Classe producer whose reds and whites have been firm favourites among aficionados and investors since the early 1970s.
Owned by Chanel since 1996, the St. Emilion property is known for its 1er Grand Cru Classé (B) wines with incredible potential for cellaring - and returns.
Château Brainaire-Ducru was classified as a fourth growth in 1855 and has built a reputation for producing classic St Julien since the current family purchased the estate in 1988. Highly regarded in Bordeaux, its bottles also hold high potential for returns.
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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