Collector Wines

Collector Wines

Collector Wines

Some wines are so good, you almost feel bad while uncorking the bottle. You’d much rather stockpile them in your cellar until you have a collection to rival Dionysus himself. The journey to find the most tempting and inaccessible collector’s wines can be difficult and stressful, but the end result is always worth it. If the stars align, you end up with a selection of wines so awe-inspiring, you just want to sit in your cellar and admire them. There is no occasion in the world that you can’t contribute to with a bottle of extra-rare fine wine, and you can compete with other local collectors and try to outbid them for choice bottles.

The main issue when it comes to acquiring highly collectible bottles is that they’re often hard to obtain. It makes sense, of course – the most prestigious collectibles are the least accessible bottles, ones that can sometimes necessitate a 10-year wait. Also, it should go without saying that many of the world’s finest blends cost a pretty high amount of money. However, that isn’t the case for all of them. At some point, it all comes down to developing an eye for the market and being able to recognize which wines to target before they’re declared classic masterpieces by the general populace.

This is where we come in. We’ve arranged a selection of extremely well-made and luxurious collector’s wines, ones that will make even the most stoic and emotionless critic drop to their knees in sheer envy. Every wine on this page is a veritable work of art, a bottle you can bring out when making a good impression is more important than anything else.

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  1. 1934 niepoort colheita port Port
    1934 Niepoort Colheita Port
    99
    RP
    The 1934 is an example of a wine in bottle a long, long time—fortunately Niepoort’s Colheitas do have normal, long corks. If this handsome beast is this dense, concentr..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,349.00
  2. 1966 la mission haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1966 La Mission Haut Brion
    93
    JG
    (Château La Mission Haut-Brion) This particular bottle of the 1966 La Mission was not marked by volatile acidity, as had been the case with the last bottle I tried of this wi..." Learn More
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    As low as $725.00
  3. 1967 d'yquem Dessert White
    1967 d'Yquem
    100
    WS
    From one of the 20th century's celebrated vintages for Yquem, this bottle stands up to all the hype--unforgettable for its purity, elegance, harmony, its 'total' everything. Powerf..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,625.00
  4. 1970 Giacosa Fratelli Barbaresco Riserva
    1970 Giacosa Fratelli Barbaresco Riserva
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    As low as $41.95
  5. 1971 bartolo mascarello barolo Barolo
    1971 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo
    96
    JG
    (Barolo- Bartolo Mascarello (Barolo)) The 1971 vintage from Bartolo Mascarello is one of the finest wines that he produced over his very long and illustrious career, but this is al..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,799.00
  6. 1975 Giacosa Fratelli Barolo
    1975 Giacosa Fratelli Barolo
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    As low as $32.95
  7. 1975 d'yquem Dessert White
    1975 d'Yquem
    99
    RP
    The 1975 may turn out to be the greatest of the modern-day Yquems. When fully mature in another 25-30 years, it may rival the extraordinary 1937 and 1921. This wine continues to ev..." Learn More
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    As low as $999.00
  8. 1982 certan de may Bordeaux Red
    1982 Certan De May
    97
    JS
    Château Certan de May Pomerol 1982: This is a reminder of how great 1982 is for Pomerol. People talk about Petrus or Le Pin as benchmarks for the year (I prefer Lafleur) but ..." Learn More
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    3L
    As low as $2,375.00
  9. 1982 latour Bordeaux Red
    1982 Latour
    100
    DEC
    There are hints of brick orange around the outer edges, but this is still beautifully rich red at the core, and the warmth of the vintage’s sunshine is clear from the first m..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,225.00
  10. 1982 la mission haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1982 La Mission Haut Brion
    100
    RP
    A monumental wine, this historic La Mission-Haut-Brion was the last vintage made by the descendants of the Woltner family, who had owned this estate for decades prior to selling it..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,375.00
  11. 1982 beychevelle Bordeaux Red
    1982 Beychevelle
    94
    RP
    I have noticed serious bottle variation with this wine, but recently it has been consistently scoring in the 94-96 point range. Beautifully sweet, slightly herbaceous black currant..." Learn More
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    As low as $395.00
  12. 1982 ausone Bordeaux Red
    1982 Ausone
    97
    JG
    (Château Ausone) Prior to this bottle, I had never tasted a pristine example of the 1982 Ausone. As I alluded to in the introduction, some importers seem to have been more sc..." Learn More
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    As low as $849.00
  13. 1982 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1982 Cheval Blanc
    96+
    JG
    (Château Cheval Blanc) This wine has now been very shut down for the last four or five years, and though there is so much raw material here that the wine is still a joy to dr..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,299.00
  14. 1982 leoville las cases Bordeaux Red
    1982 Leoville Las Cases
    99
    JD
    Tasted at the domaine, the 1982 Leoville Las Cases is just about pure perfection, and while certainly mature, it has plenty of life ahead of it. Thrilling notes of blackcurrants, k..." Learn More
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    5L
    As low as $649.00
  15. 1982 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1982 Lafite Rothschild
    98
    DEC
    As with the last time I drank this wine two years ago, it is still full of life and energy, with that classic Lafite quality of effortless drinkability. Utterly moreish, it has an ..." Learn More
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    As low as $4,349.00
  16. 1982 ducru beaucaillou Bordeaux Red
    1982 Ducru Beaucaillou
    97
    JD
    The finest bottle I’ve had of this wine (which came from the estate), the 1982 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou continues to drink brilliantly and is a magical Saint-Julien. S..." Learn More
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    As low as $589.00
  17. 1982 leoville poyferre Bordeaux Red
    1982 Leoville Poyferre
    95
    RP
    There is no question that Leoville Poyferre was not making wines at the level of quality they have since 1990. That said, the 1982 is a great wine, no doubt because of the vintage ..." Learn More
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    As low as $449.00
  18. 1982 mouton rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1982 Mouton Rothschild
    100
    JD
    A wine that’s singing today, the 1982 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild is one of those wines that needs to be tasted to be believed. It almost has a California Cabernet-like sexines..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,299.00
  19. 1985 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1985 Cheval Blanc
    95+
    JG
    (Château Cheval Blanc) The 1985 Cheval Blanc is a beautiful bottle of young wine that still needs several years of cellaring to fully reach its apogee and start to show all o..." Learn More
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    As low as $799.00
  20. 1985 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1985 Margaux
    95
    RP
    Approaching full maturity, this beautifully sweet Chateau Margaux has a dense plum/purple color and a huge, sweet nose of black currants intermixed with licorice, toast, underbrush..." Learn More
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    As low as $829.00
  21. 1985 la mission haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1985 La Mission Haut Brion
    95
    JG
    (Château La Mission Haut-Brion) The 1985 vintage of La Mission is simply stellar, and though the wine is still on the youthful side, it has enormous potential. The bouquet on..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,095.00
  22. 1986 murrieta ygay blanco gran reserva especial Spain Red
    1986 Murrieta Ygay Blanco Gran Reserva Especial
    100
    JS
    This is a triumph. An amazing white showing roasted pineapple, dried apple, flowers and hints of lemon curd on the nose. Hints of almonds, too. Full-body, closed and tight with ama..." Learn More
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    As low as $679.00
  23. 1986 latour Bordeaux Red
    1986 Latour
    91
    RP
    The 1986 Latour has a deep ruby/purple color, and a moderately intense bouquet of mineral-scented, blackcurrant fruit intermixed with the classic walnut scents that seem to emerge ..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,529.00
  24. 1986 la mission haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1986 La Mission Haut Brion
    97
    WS
    An extremely impressive, yet slightly hard wine; still closed, but could be as great as the 1952. Dark ruby in color and very aromatic, with a rich cherry aromas. Full-bodied, with..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,099.00
  25. 1986 lafite rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1986 Lafite Rothschild
    100
    DEC
    We are in perfectly-aged claret territory here, the most beautiful impression of a wine at its plateau. It's perfectly ready to drink and is still generous, with a long life ahead ..." Learn More
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    6L
    As low as $4,375.00
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