Investment Guidelines Print E-mail
  • For Bordeaux wines, buy only exceptional vintages like 1982, 1986, 1990, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2003.
  • Buy only wines that have received 96 points (on a 100 point scale) or more by Robert Parker.  Robert Parker is arguably the foremost independent authority on Bordeaux wines.
  • Stay away from hyped boutique wines that may be the fad today but may be gone tomorrow.  Stay away from New World wines (America, Australia etc.) as these wines have a much shorter ageing potential (15 to 20 years compared to Bordeaux 30 to 100+ years) and their vineyard areas are not strictly regulated like Bordeaux 1st growths.
  • Ensure that your wines are stored in a temperature and humidity controlled warehouse and fully insured.  For investment wines, it is best if the wines are store in Bordeaux, France as this will give them the highest resale value.
  • Insist that your wines are stored in your name, with full replacement insurance in your name (not merchant’s name) and insist that you are given the appropriate insurance certificates to prove this.
  • Buy only wines that have not been traded or shipped in the past so that you can be sure of the quality of your investment. Wines are fragile commodities so it is very important to know their travel and storage history.