The past two decades has seen fine wine become one of the best performing asset classes for those looking to make a good return with some bottles fetching well into and over five digits at auction.
If you do find yourself shopping at the very top end of the market, where the rarest and most special bottles of wine are found, you’ll want to keep an eye out for these three in particular.
- Domaine Leroy Musigny, Grand Cru, Burgundy, France 2001 (12x75cl), £136,000, price per bottle £11,333, AM 97 Points
It is a strong sense of exclusivity that comes with Madame Leroy’s biodynamic produced wine that makes the price seem relatively normal for those in the market for her best bottles. Often produced in Musigny, the production levels for these wines is as low as 600-700 bottles each year, adding to the sense of exclusivity.
- Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, 1945 (12x75cl) £134,000, price per bottle £11,166, RP 100 Points
Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild, wishing to serve his own wine to his prestigious guests, buys Château Brane-Mouton at auction. The estate, at Pauillac in the heart of the Médoc, will henceforth bear his name: Château Mouton Rothschild. The Chateau spans 90 hectares (222 acres) of vines to the north-west of Bordeaux. The Médoc vineyard, which dates back to Roman times, now covers around 16,500 hectares. The 1945 has been quoted to be one of the most expensive and immortal wines of the century.
- Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Romanee, Conti Grand Cru, Burgundy, France, 2005 (12x75cl) £180,000, price per bottle £15,000, RP 100 Points
Wines from the Domaine de la Romanee Conti group are well renowned for their reliable track record for positive growth, having produced the best performing wines from Burgundy. The Burgundy 150 Index is up 298pc over the last 15 years and has proven to be the most consistent wine index across this period.
Their Romanee-Conti is widely regarded as the most expensive and most sought after wine on the planet.
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