Investment Grade Wines

Investment Grade Wines

Best Investment Wines

Most wines are purchased for consumption, even though a lot of them get stored in a cellar for much later. Almost every quality wine develops precious character and extra nuances over time, and wine enthusiasts are typically a patient sort, perfectly willing to allow that time to pass. However, sometimes the vintage is so good, you want to wait until demand increases, and you can turn a hefty profit, usually keeping a bottle or two for personal satisfaction. There is an inherent risk when it comes to seeking out these potentially profitable wines, as there are factors that can make it less desirable later on. However, that risk adds a lot of thrill to the procedure, and you’re not a true wine geek if you don’t relish that thrill and take some chances. Even if you don’t end up being able to resell the wine, you will usually be left with a very solid choice for drinking, and you can use it as a staple choice for social events and romantic evenings.

We’re thrilled to introduce you to some fine, reliable investment-grade wines. They’re as solid as gold when it comes to value, and you can sit on them for ages, increasing their overall worth. From the prestigious bottles of chateaux Latour, Haut-Brion, and Margaux to the powerful Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon from California, there are many options to choose from. We have been keeping an eye on recent vintages in order to identify really good investment-grade wines with the highest degree of accuracy. Let’s examine some candidates.
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  1. 1941 giacomo conterno barolo monfortino Barolo
    1941 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,550.00
  2. 1943 giacomo conterno barolo monfortino riserva Barolo
    1943 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva
    92
    VM
    Conterno’s 1943 Barolo Monfortino is quite good, but this is not the best bottle I have run across. In my experience, once past the 1970s, older Monfortinos are highly variab..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,630.00
  3. 1946 toro albala don px convento seleccion Dessert White
    1946 Toro Albala Don PX Convento Seleccion
    100
    RP
    The 1946 Don PX Convento Seleccion produced with Pedro Ximenez grapes dehydrated under the sun at the time of the Second World War, was only bottled in September 2011. This is an e..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $289.00
  4. 1963 quinta do noval nacional Port
    1963 Quinta Do Noval Nacional
    100
    JG
    (Quinta do Noval Nacional) I had never tasted the legendary 1963 Nacional previously, and this stunningly pure and still almost youthful wine was every bit as profound as its reput..." Learn More
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    As low as $7,845.00
  5. 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
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,935.00
  6. 1977 fonseca Port
    1977 Fonseca
    100
    JS
    Vintage Port doesn't seem like the right wine in the middle of the summer but I had an Amarone producer for dinner the other night in Tuscany and he had never drunk a wine from his..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $320.00
  7. 1978 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Pugnane
    1978 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Pugnane
    93
    VM
    These three 1978s from Bruno Giacosa were all lovely. None are considered among his very best work by thecognoscenti, so they remain somewhat under the radar, but they are jewels j..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,860.00
  8. 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
    Formats Available:
    As low as $8,820.00
  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 $3,875.00
  10. 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
    Formats Available:
    As low as $2,295.00
  11. 1982 pichon lalande Bordeaux Red
    1982 Pichon Lalande
    100
    DEC
    May Eliane de Lencquesaing had been at Pichon since 1978, so four years by the time the 1982 rolled around. The Merlot levels are a little higher than they are today (it was a favo..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,405.00
  12. 1983 palmer Bordeaux Red
    1983 Palmer
    100
    DEC
    Smoky, floral and fabulous. Violet-edged, this stands out over the 1982 for its complexity of aromatics and flavours. Brambled blackberry notes meld with soft leather and liquorice..." Learn More
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    As low as $990.00
  13. 1985 vega sicilia unico Spain Red
    1985 Vega Sicilia Unico
    95
    JG
    (Vega Sicilia “Único”) I remember well selling (and drinking) the 1986 Único when it was first released back in the 1990s, but I had somehow missed the 19..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $765.00
  14. 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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    As low as $2,999.00
  15. 1986 mouton rothschild Bordeaux Red
    1986 Mouton Rothschild
    100
    DEC
    Wonderful, concentrated and still astonishingly young, this has brushes of violet aromatics rising above the tight cassis fruits and rich black truffle, and the classic menthol edg..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,799.00
  16. 1986 sassicaia Super Tuscans/IGT
    1986 Sassicaia
    93
    DEC
    Coffee grounds on the nose, autumnal red berry fruit beginning to soften, although as yet the palate isn't shortening. It is changing both its expression and tone as we head from m..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $475.00
  17. 1986 vega sicilia unico Spain Red
    1986 Vega Sicilia Unico
    98
    DEC
    (Vega Sicilia, Unico, Ribera del Duero, Mainland Spain, Spain, Red) Seductive nose with intense flavours of violet, plum, date and sweet oak. This is a gorgeous, complex Unico with..." Learn More
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    As low as $735.00
  18. 1987 vega sicilia unico Spain Red
    1987 Vega Sicilia Unico
    95
    RP-NM
    Pablo Alvarez believes 1987 was an atypical vintage for Vega Sicilia and that initially the Unico was “very tense, not generous and unusually harsh” but in bottle, he f..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $705.00
  19. 1988 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto
    1988 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto
    96
    RP
    The estate’s 1988 Massseto takes things to another level. It is the first of the early wines that is stratospheric. In some ways, I wish we had decanted this a little longer...." Learn More
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    As low as $1,785.00
  20. 1989 chapoutier hermitage le pavillon Hermitage
    1989 Chapoutier Hermitage Le Pavillon
    100
    RP
    The 1989 Le Pavilion is a prodigious wine. Made from yields of 14 hectoliters per hectare, this parcel of old vines (averaging 70-80 years of age) has produced an opaque black/purp..." Learn More
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    As low as $785.00
  21. 1989 d'yquem Dessert White
    1989 d'Yquem
    100
    DEC
    This took home the audience award at the 67 Pall Mall tasting that I was hosting, with good reason. What a brilliant example of why Sauternes should be left to gather nuance and to..." Learn More
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    As low as $559.00
  22. 1989 haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1989 Haut Brion
    100
    JG
    (Château Haut-Brion) It had been more than a decade since I last tasted a bottle of the 1989 Haut-Brion (having absolutely zero interest in opening any bottles out of my cell..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,749.00
  23. 1989 Krug Collection
    1989 Krug Collection
    96
    JG
    (Krug Collection Brut) The 1989 Krug Collection is absolutely brilliant Champagne and one of the best bottles of wine I have had the pleasure to taste this year. The totally &agrav..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,535.00
  24. 1989 la mission haut brion Bordeaux Red
    1989 La Mission Haut Brion
    100
    RP
    Both La Mission-Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion hit home runs in this vintage, which did not produce as many profound wines as the Bordeaux publicity machine suggested. 1989, the 200th a..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,995.00
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