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Top 10 Wines That Can Help You Build Your Investment Portfolio

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18/01/2022 Wines that are worth your investment and have the potential to grow in value over time. We have got 10 wines for you that can fit every budget.

We have discussed so much about the potential of the wine investment industry, how to invest in wine and what are the ways to invest in wine that it is finally time to reveal some of the best wines we thought could build your potential wine investment portfolio. If you want to understand more about the wine investment market and how to invest in wine make sure you read Investment in Wine: Now a Serious Business and Your Guide To Investing In Wine - Learn Where To Start from!. We curated a list of the top 10 wines that should definitely make their way to your investment portfolio.

1. Persistence Red 2018

A bold Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley with dark fruit and blueberry notes and stunning finishing notes of chocolate, oak and vanilla.

Producer:      Reynolds Family Winery
Region:          Napa Valley, USA
Vintage:         2018

Age-worthy:    Yes
Critic Score:    96 points - Sommeliers Choice Awards 2021
Price of wine:  $69


2. Château de Lacroux Vigne de Maurival 2018

A value for money red wine from the South West of France. Stunning red cherry and red fruit notes with tertiary notes of chocolate and tobacco. A wine that can easily fit in your portfolio and something you would love to have a bottle or two once in a while.

Producer:     Derrieux Pierre Et Fils
Region:         Gaillac, France
Vintage:        2018

Age-worthy:     Yes
Critic Score:     97 points - Sommelier Choice Awards 2020
Price of wine:   $12


3. Champagne Delamotte Brut Rosé NV

Coming from one of the five oldest champagne houses, the Delamotte Rosé is made from Grand Cru Pinot Noir, has matured on lees for 2 years before disgorgement, and has beautiful notes of raspberry charlotte along with slightly smoky notes. 

Producer:     Champagne Delamotte
Region:        Champagne, France
Vintage:        NV

Age-worthy:     Yes
Critic Score:     95 points - Sommelier Choice Awards 2020
Price of wine:    $79


4. Caballo Loco Grand Cru Maipo

A bold and tannic red wine with intense chocolate, berries, and vanilla notes. Known for its famous Chilean Bordeaux blend, this wine replicates a Bordeaux wine not only in terms of its flavors but also in its flavors and full body. With a growing demand for premium wines from the Chile region, this is a must-have on your portfolio.

Producer:    Vina Valdivieso
Region:        Maipo Valley, Chile
Vintage:       2015

Age-worthy:     Yes
Critic Score:     95 points - Sommelier Choice Awards 2020
Price of wine:    $42


5. Fontaine du Clos Reflets de L' me Rouge Vacqueyras

Another value for money and worth the investment wine from France is this stunning red from Southern Rhône. With the right amount of boldness, tannins, and acidity, it has a beautiful taste profile of blackberries, blackcurrant, and oak and vanilla notes that are worthy of developing with time.

Producer:     Domaine Fontaine du Clos
Region:        Vacqueyras, Côtes du Rhòne, France 
Vintage:        2016

Age-worthy:     Yes
Critic Score:     95 points - Sommelier Choice Awards 2020
Price of wine:    $15


6. Cantine Guidi 1929 Chianti Classico DOCG

An Italian favorite is this Chianti Classico which is quite famous amongst Italian wine lovers. Not so bold but tannic, it has the right acidity for it to develop well over time. Earthy, pepper, and dark fruit notes along with aromas of dried sour cherries, this wine is an absolute treat not just to the senses but also to your investment portfolio.

Producer:     Cantine Guidi 2019
Region:         Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy
Vintage:        2017

Age-worthy:     Yes
Critic Score:     94 points - Sommelier Choice Awards 2020
Price of wine:    $35


7. Ehlers Estate Portrait

Another Napa Cabernet on the list is the Ehlers Estate’s Portrait red blend which is quite bold and resembles a Bordeaux Red quite well. Beautiful notes of red fruits like cherries and black fruits, it lingers for long on the palate with leather and smoky notes. A must-have in your portfolio considering the taste profile and body it can develop with time.

Producer:     Ehlers Estate
Region:         St. Helena, Napa Valley, USA
Vintage:        2016

Age-worthy:     Yes
Critic Score:     96 points - Sommelier Choice Awards 2020
Price of wine:    $60


8. Le Ginestre Barolo DOCG Sottocastello Di Novello 2016

A Barolo is a must-have on the portfolio as the value of Barolo has been seen to increase with time. This great vintage offers a breathtaking bouquet to this wine with a bold body that is not too heavy but leaves a lingering fruitiness of the red fruit notes on the tongue.

Producer:    Le Ginestre
Region:        Piemonte, Italy
Vintage:        2016

Age-worthy:     Yes
Critic Score:    95 points - Sommelier Choice Awards 2021
Price of wine:    $43


9. 2012 William Fevre Les Clos Chablis

Slightly on the expensive side but worth the investment is Willian Fevre’s Chablis. With mineral, honey, and citrus notes, this Chardonnay is a part of the Chablis Grand Cru and has seen a 15.07% average price growth over the last 1 year. Definitely, as essential in your portfolio at this price.

Producer:     William Fevre
Region:         Chablis Grand Cru, Burgundy, France
Vintage:        2012

Age-worthy:     Yes
Critic Score:     97 points - Tasting Book
Price of wine:    $139


10. Doña Silvina Reserva Malbec

Argentinian Malbecs are not far away from increasing in value over time. This bold Malbec from Mendoza is rich in black fruit notes with a hint of spice at the end. Wines from regions like Chile and Argentina are the new trend when it comes to investing in fine wines.

Producer:    Bodegas Krontiras
Region:        Mendoza, Argentina
Vintage:        2016

Age-worthy:     Yes
Critic Score:     94 points - Sommelier Choice Awards 2021
Price of wine:    $45


Article by Shreya Kohli, Beverage Trade Network