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Market Watch

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index is currently the industry standard for approximating the global wine market's performance. Visit the Liv-ex website for more details about how this index is generated. As of 2011 the index value is higher than it has ever been, yielding high returns for investors who purchased bottles years ago.

 

 

To give you more specific examples of how wine investments have yielded good returns, here are several examples of investment grade wines and their historical market prices. The Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), an annualized growth rate over a specific period of time, is a good approximation for the historical performance of a particular bottle.

 

Prices* ($USD/bottle)
Label Vint Release Aug '09 5yrs Ago CAGR
(since release)
CAGR (5yr)
Cheval Blanc 1990 59 900 N/A 15% N/A
Haut Brion  1990 51 320 142 10% 18%
Lafite  1990 60 540 N/A 12% N/A
Lafite  1982 41 3400 760 18% 35%
Latour  1990 59 600 152 13% 32%
Latour  1982 N/A 1700 770 N/A 17%
Le Pin  1990 124 2950 N/A 18% N/A
Leoville Lascases  1990 25 250 N/A 13% N/A
Lynch Bages  1990 22 275 N/A 14% N/A
Margaux  1990 63 925 182 15% 38%
Mouton 1982 38 850 700 12% 4%
Mouton 1990 N/A 250 153 N/A 10%
Petrus  1990 268 3000 N/A 14% N/A
Pichon Lalande  1990 23 120 N/A 9% N/A

 
* Prices are taken from multiple publicly available sources found on the internet.