Attention rare wine collectors: Next weekend on March 14th, a phenomenal wine auction is taking place in Rome. Here is a preview of wines that will be available-
– Top Supertuscans (Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello, Guado al Tasso, Masseto, Messorio, Ornellaia, Luce, Oreno, Scrio, 50&50, Paleo, Desiderio, Giramonte), and oustanding vintages (1988, 1990, 1997, 2001)
– Rare Burgundy (La Tache Domaine de la Romaneé Conti 1942 and 1943)
– Top Burgundy (Rouget, Jayer, Mortet, Clair and Romaneé Conti)
– Barolo and Barbaresco, with vintages ranging from 1964 to 1997
– Vintage Champagne
– Brunello di Montalcino
Wine Investors Trends for 2009
Before you buy, some information to keep in mind:
What can wine investors expect in 2009?
– Many more collectibles wines on the market
– Financial crisis offers good opportunity for better prices
– International “taste” is stronger than ever
– Much more information available via Internet
-Quality/price ratio more and more important
What wines are decreasing in value/quality
– 1er Cru Bordeaux, such as the 2000 and 2005 vintage. Vintages that are still improving are not offering the quality predicted.
What wines are increasing in value/quality
1) Supertuscans- 2004 and 2006 are terrific vintages (96/100 Parker) and prices are still good.
Supertuscan 2006 by Robert Parker:
Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Masseto 2006 99/100
Le Macchiole, Messorio 2006 98/100
Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Ornellaia 2006 97/100
Antinori, Solaia 2006 94/100
2) Chateauneuf-du-Pape- 2005 and 2007. Keep an eye on Domaine de la Janasse….
3) Burgundy. Until June 2008, it was all about Cru de La Romanèe Conti, but now some Pinot Noir Crus are getting more interesting such as Leroy, Denis Mortet, Meo Camuzet and everybody is talking about Henry Jayer…
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