Investing in top Champagne is a cause for celebration!

Champagne wine investments are adding sparkling value to investors’ portfolios this year with the outstanding 2008 vintage driving some of this performance. We look at the latest performance trends and why owners are raising a celebratory glass of bubbly!

Performance Headlines

  • Dom Perignon 2008 has fizzed to a top performing 48% price rise in 12 months.
  • Leading investment-grade Champagnes are delivering double-digit growth YTD.
  • The Liv-ex Champagne 50 index recorded 16.11% growth over the last 12 months
  • 5-year growth trend stands at 62.45%

Data source; Liv-ex.com

Champagne News

Krug 2008 was launched onto the market in the last week of October 2021, stimulating immediate market demand. The response drove an increase from its release price of £3,180 (12 x 75cl) to £4,127 in the first days of trading. Specialist Champagne critic, Antonio Galloni rated Krug 2008 at 97 points at a recent tasting, describing it as a ‘Champagne the like of which has not emerged from Krug’s cellars since the magical 1996’ . Take note – this could be a serious Collector Champagne in the future.

Regional Trend update

Champagne has continued to deliver impressive returns to investors in the last year, despite significant economic uncertainty:

  • Liv-ex’s Champagne 50 index has recorded a rise of 15.06% YTD.
  • Over the five years to 31st October 2021 the index has risen 62.45%, second only to Burgundy’s 82.87% increase.
  • Rosé Champagnes continue to be a key target with over 18% of the region’s total value traded on Liv-ex. Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose 2007 was the most traded wine by value on Liv-ex in the last week of October 2021.

Champagne offers resilience and growth to fine wine investors and is an important component of a rounded wine investment portfolio. For more information on the reasons to invest in Champagne and market performance, see our Q3 Market Report.

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