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. 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 $1,625.00
  2. 1970 Giacosa Fratelli Barbaresco Riserva
    1970 Giacosa Fratelli Barbaresco Riserva
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $41.95
  3. 1975 Giacosa Fratelli Barolo
    1975 Giacosa Fratelli Barolo
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    Formats Available:
    As low as $32.95
  4. 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
    Formats Available:
    As low as $2,225.00
  5. 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
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,375.00
  6. 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
    Formats Available:
    5L
    As low as $649.00
  7. 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 $4,349.00
  8. 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 $2,299.00
  9. 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
    Formats Available:
    As low as $679.00
  10. 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
    Formats Available:
    6L
    As low as $4,375.00
  11. 1986 Mouton Rothschild
    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
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,299.00
  12. 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
    Formats Available:
    As low as $2,629.00
  13. 1990 beausejour duffau Bordeaux Red
    1990 Beausejour Duffau
    100
    RP
    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 mass..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $2,425.00
  14. 1990 montrose Bordeaux Red
    1990 Montrose
    100
    RP
    The final blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc was harvested between September 14 and October 3. The spring was cold, yet summer was extremely hot and ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $899.00
  15. 1990 cheval blanc Bordeaux Red
    1990 Cheval Blanc
    100
    DEC
    The standout wine of the entire tasting. Powerful, smooth, mouthfilling sweetness, still deeply coloured. You will find it hard to track down this wine on the market today, and eve..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,399.00
  16. 1990 moet chandon dom perignon Champagne
    1990 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon
    99
    JS
    This is really incredible with orange peel, dried pineapple and flan. Exotic. Full body, round and savory. Crazy character at the finish of cooked pineapple and tart tartine. Gorge..." Learn More
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    As low as $599.00
  17. 1990 latour Bordeaux Red
    1990 Latour
    100
    WS
    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, perf..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $1,199.00
  18. 1994 tenuta dell'ornellaia masseto Super Tuscans/IGT
    1994 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto
    95
    VM
    The 1994 Masseto is not a wine I have had often, but it is so compelling tonight. The aromatics alone are totally beguiling. A whole range of floral, savory and spice notes are wov..." Learn More
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    As low as $899.00
  19. 1994 taylor fladgate vintage port Port
    1994 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port
    100
    JS
    This is, to date, the greatest Vintage Port ever from here. It overwhelmed me years ago when I tasted it from barrel, but only now is it crossing gradually into its drinking window..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $195.00
  20. 1995 chapoutier hermitage le pavillon Hermitage
    1995 Chapoutier Hermitage Le Pavillon
    100
    RP
    Still a youngster, the blockbuster 1995 Ermitage le Pavillon is a quintessential Hermitage in every way. Full-bodied, powerful, thick and unctuous, with tons of smoky, black, black..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    6L
    3L
    As low as $1,275.00
  21. 1996 leroy chambertin Burgundy Red
    1996 Leroy Chambertin
    96
    RP
    The dark ruby/purple-colored 1996 Chambertin exhibits lively berry and rose aromas. It has huge depth to its tightly wound, closed personality. This medium-to-full-bodied, foursqua..." Learn More
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    As low as $9,995.00
  22. 1996 bruno giacosa barbaresco asili red label ris. Barbaresco
    1996 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Red Label Ris.
    98
    JG
    (Barbaresco “Asili di Barbaresco” Riserva- Bruno Giacosa) I would never dream of opening one of my bottles of 1996 Asili Riserva from Bruno Giacosa right now, as the wi..." Learn More
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    As low as $959.00
  23. 1996 margaux Bordeaux Red
    1996 Margaux
    100
    RP-NM
    The 1996 Chateau Margaux, a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, must be a strong contender for wine of the vintage. It offers everyt..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,279.00
  24. 1997 bruno giacosa barbaresco santo stefano Barbaresco
    1997 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano
    93
    RP
    The classic 1997 Barbaresco Santo Stefano is evolved and flamboyant. A medium ruby/garnet color with an amber edge is followed by a sweet perfume of black cherries, tobacco, leathe..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $1,099.00
  25. 1997 abreu California Red
    1997 Abreu
    100
    RP
    As I reported last year, the 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch is a perfect Cabernet Sauvignon. It has been in bottle for over a year, and this wine, like all the others, has e..." Learn More
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    As low as $565.00
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