To use the recent 2015 vintage as an example, average returns from EP to present are 11%, but digging a little deeper we see that individual stocks range from -17% to +162% (Liv-Ex market data). Our clients will note that the performance of their 2015 selections has been far greater, our top 10 wines sold by volume (and if bought at first release) have averaged 86.7% in 2 years. Stock selection is therefore key and a factor that will be even more critical in a vintage such as 2017 where quality is variable.
2017 will not be a vintage of comparable quality to the stellar 2015 and 2016, but early indications are positive and critics have scored wines well, with some outstanding examples from the best terroir. Overall, many are comparing the vintage to the highly praised 2014, a vintage which incidentally has offered investors incredible returns.
In short, we believe 2017 to be a great year for Cult Wines’ clients and a vintage we are excited to pursue.
2015 and 2016 were ‘must have’ vintages for consumers and investors alike, the stand-out quality attracting great attention from merchants and traders focussed on accessing ‘the best’ stock with price performance in the secondary markets often an afterthought. 2017 is a vintage that plays to our strengths: unearthing value and generating returns for investors.
Some of the chateaux visited during our recent trip to Bordeaux - Report available Here