Charles Kirkwood, Director of Wine & Spirits at Saratogawine.com, breaks down a market analysis of Château Lafite Rothschild. There are only a handful of estates worldwide that have the cachet of Lafite Rothschild. Even less so are estates that not only have the value stability, but a history of continual appreciation. The 2019 vintage, for example, has increased in value by 33.3% since en primeur two years ago. 2016 has appreciated by 34.3% over the last five years, and 2015 by 21.9%. You see the trend. Even Lafite’s second label, Carruades, see’s significant appreciation over the years.
Along with Petrus, Lafite Rothschild is the cornerstone of any wine collection with the purpose of wine investment. I might also add that the wine is magnificent. While intended to age for decades, if not a century, younger bottlings can be approachable if given time to breathe.
With the euro at historic lows, now is the time to stock up to maximize future returns.