Our Fine Wines
To meet our criteria, only the best is good enough. Of the thousands of wines produced in the Bordeaux region, only a relatively small number can be considered collectable grade.
Here’s our Top Twenty arranged from Left and Right Banks and by region (click each region for a summary):
Château Margaux (1st Growth)
Château Palmer (3rd Growth)
Château Lafite Rothschild (1st Growth)
Château Mouton-Rothschild (1st Growth)
Château Latour (1st Growth)
Château Lynch Bages (5th Growth)
Château Pontet-Canet (5th Growth)
Château Grand Puy Lacoste
Château Pichon Baron
Château Haut-Brion (1st Growth)
Château La Mission Haut-Brion
Château Leoville las Cases (2nd Growth)
Château Leoville Barton (2nd Growth)
Château Leoville Poyferre
Château Ducru Beaucaillou
Château Cos d'Estournel (2nd Growth)
Château Montrose (2nd Growth)
Chais du Château La Conseillante
Château L'Eglise Clinet
Château Clos Fourtet
Château Cheval Blanc
Other wines available to EFWines are Clerc Milon, Domaine de Chevalier, L’Evangile, Lafon Rochet, Pape Clément, Rauzan Ségla,Trotanoy, d’Yquem,Château Le Pin, Château Lafleur, Château Calon Segur, Château Clinet, Château Duhart Milon, Château La Fleur Petrus, Château Pichon Lalande, Vieux Château Certan and also the second wines of the First Growths.
The premium grades are collectively known as Domaine de la Romanee-Conti (DRC), which is the name of the most famous vineyard, although the full list of chateaux is:
All these vineyards produce exquisite wines in very small quantities, creating an intense demand amongst the most avid (and, necessarily, rich) wine enthusiasts. Some of the finest wine in the world comes from this small area.
The Rhone region of France is the third area that produces wine that we include in our portfolio. Among the many wines found amongst a range of apellations, including Cotes Du Rhone and Cote-Rotie, there is the extemely select collection of single-vineyard wines known collectively as the "La La's":
The flagship wines for the Guigal family, they are renowned for the makers fanatical attention to detail and quality control. Again, very low production combined with international fame and renown makes these wines ideal candidates for increased portfolio diversity.
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The Market - Wine NEWS
There is a global wine shortage according to analysts at Morgan Stanley, and 2013 has been as poor a harvest as in living memory.
It seems it is long time since the heyday for investors in this most liquid of assets.
Back in 2011, buoyed by huge interest in fine-wine investing in China and hot on the heels of two of the best vintages of the past century, prices surged. The release prices of the 2009 and 2010 vintages broke all records as growers restricted supply and cashed-in
Then the market went pop as interest cooled in the far east and the harvests and wine quality turned for the worse. Prices of key investment wines tumbled by around a quarter.
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