Investment Grade 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. 1955 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva Barolo 13L
    1955 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva - 13L
    96
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1955 Barolo Riserva Monfortino is pure silk on the palate. Perfumed, gracious and beautifully lifted, the 1955 is as feminine as Monfortino gets. Hints of orange peel, spices and sweet tobacco linger on the close.

    Antonio Gall..." Learn More
    - 13L
    $19,995.00
  2. 1971 Gaja Barbaresco Barbaresco 3.78L
    - 3.78L
    $1,525.00
  3. La Mission Haut Brion (12-Pack OWC)
    1982 La Mission Haut Brion (12-Pack OWC) - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    An extraordinary effort that gets better with each tasting, this dark, murky, garnet/purple-colored 1982 exhibits a fabulously complex nose of hot bricks, asphalt, black fruits, tar, roast beef, and truffles, colossal concentration, super-r..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,679.00
  4. 1982 Latour Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 Latour - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    As I indicated in the review of the 1982 Bordeaux, this is an unusual Latour in the fact that it has always been precocious. It has been jammy, forward, and delicious no matter when the cork was pulled, in total contrast to its two first-gr..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $2,245.00
  5. Pichon Lalande
    1982 Pichon Lalande - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    One of the monumental wines of the last century is the 1982 Pichon Lalande. Since bottling, it has flirted with perfection, and was a sprinter out of the gate, which gave rise to questions about how quickly it would begin its decline. Howev..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $995.00
  6. 1982 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 Pichon Lalande - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    One of the monumental wines of the last century is the 1982 Pichon Lalande. Since bottling, it has flirted with perfection, and was a sprinter out of the gate, which gave rise to questions about how quickly it would begin its decline. Howev..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $995.00
  7. 1982 Leoville Las Cases Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 Leoville Las Cases - 750 ml
    100
    RP-HG
    Availability: Available Soon
    The real killer wine, however, was the 1982 Leoville Las Cases...the wine still has a dense purple color and a beautiful, sweet nose of cassis, black cherries, lead pencil and vanillin. It is full-bodied, rich...This amazing effort is proba..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $699.00
  8. 1982 Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 Mouton Rothschild - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    I have always felt the 1982 Mouton was perfect, yet this immortal effort might be capable of lasting for 100 years...In the mouth, this enormously concentrated, massive wine is easily the richest Mouton-Rothschild produced since 1945. In th..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $2,149.00
  9. 1986 Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1986 Lafite Rothschild - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1986 possesses outstanding richness, a deep color, medium body, a graceful, harmonious texture, and superb length. The penetrating fragrance of cedar, chestnuts, minerals, and rich fruit is a hallmark of this wine. Powerful, dense, rich..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,495.00
  10. 1986 Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1986 Mouton Rothschild - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish, effortlessly building layers..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    Special Price $1,349.00 was $1,399.00
  11. 1988 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne Cote Rotie 750 ml
    1988 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    An opaque purple color and a closed but exciting nose of truffles, minerals, Asian spices, and fruitcake. When the wine hits the mouth with its enormous weight and extraction of flavor, one can't help but be seduced by such enormous richnes..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $899.00
  12. 1988 Sassicaia Super Tuscans/IGT 750 ml
    1988 Sassicaia - 750 ml
    97
    WS
    Availability: Available Soon
    The brute power of the '88 brings to mind Chateau Latour in top vintages. Full-bodied, it's firm and rock-solid yet tastes very silky thanks to sensational concentration of fruit. Loads of minerally, peppery character and blackberry and red..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $599.00
  13. 1988 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque Cote Rotie 750 ml
    1988 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    Deep purple-colored, with grilled meat and smoky, barbecue-like aromas beginning to emerge, along with lavishly ripe scents of black plums and cassis, the 1988 La Turque is not quite as suppressed aromatically as La Mouline. This thick, unc..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $995.00
  14. 1989 Montrose Bordeaux Red 1.5L
    - 1.5L
    $1,145.00
  15. 1989 Louis Roederer Cristal Rose Champagne 750 ml
    1989 Louis Roederer Cristal Rose - 750 ml
    99
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    An explosion of aromas, flavors and textures emerges from the 1989 Cristal Rosé... In this warm vintage the Pinot is especially evident in the wine’s intensity, color and sheer breadth. A Champagne of striking inner perfume and..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $949.00
  16. Haut Brion (12-Pack OWC)
    1989 Haut Brion (12-Pack OWC) - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The prodigious 1989 Haut-Brion is one of the greatest first-growths I have ever tasted. It has always reminded me of what the 1959 must have tasted like in its youth, but it is even richer and more compelling aromatically. The wine exhibits..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $3,145.00
  17. 1989 Clinet Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1989 Clinet - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1989's aroma (believe it or not, the first bottle in the blind tasting was badly corked) jumps from the glass, offering up pure scents of flowers, black-raspberries, currants, vanillin, and truffles. Full-bodied, with a seamless texture..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,049.00
  18. 1990 Margaux Bordeaux Red 375 ml
    1990 Margaux - 375 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1990 Chateau Margaux has turned into a sensational wine that eclipses both the 1988 and 1989...and then some. It has a gorgeous, ethereal bouquet with sumptuous red berry fruit, leather, camphor and licorice—it is the kind of nose..." Learn More
    - 375 ml
    $559.00
  19. Montrose
    1990 Montrose - 1.5L
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The wine is remarkably rich, with a distinctive nose of sweet, jammy fruit, liquefied minerals, new saddle leather, and grilled steak. In the mouth, the enormous concentration, extract, high glycerin, and sweet tannin slide across the palat..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $2,149.00
  20. 1990 Beausejour Duffau Bordeaux Red 375 ml
    1990 Beausejour Duffau - 375 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    One of the most singular Bordeaux I have ever tasted, it verges on being port-like, but it pulls back because of the extraordinary minerality and laser-like focus. The wine is massively concentrated, still black/purple-hued to the rim, and ..." Learn More
    - 375 ml
    $525.00
  21. 1990 Montrose Bordeaux Red 1.5L
    1990 Montrose - 1.5L
    100
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    The wine is remarkably rich, with a distinctive nose of sweet, jammy fruit, liquefied minerals, new saddle leather, and grilled steak. In the mouth, the enormous concentration, extract, high glycerin, and sweet tannin slide across the palat..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $2,149.00
  22. Margaux (12-Pack OWC)
    1990 Margaux (12-Pack OWC) - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    ...It offers an extraordinary aromatic display of spring flowers, camphor, sweet red and black fruits, a hint of licorice, and no evidence of its 100% new oak cask aging. Round and generous with low acidity, but an opulent, full-bodied rich..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,999.00
  23. Margaux
    1990 Margaux - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    ...It offers an extraordinary aromatic display of spring flowers, camphor, sweet red and black fruits, a hint of licorice, and no evidence of its 100% new oak cask aging. Round and generous with low acidity, but an opulent, full-bodied rich..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,695.00
  24. 1990 Latour Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1990 Latour - 750 ml
    100
    WS
    Availability: In Stock
    This is one of my favorite wines ever. Full-bodied, with layers of silky fruit and masses of currant, mineral and berry character. Amazing. It's a wine with perfect structure, perfect strength. It's 1961 Latour in modern clothes...

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    - 750 ml
    Special Price $1,195.00 was $1,295.00
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