Which are the top performing investment wines in 2021?

What a year! 2021 has seen some of the largest ever gains for investment wines. The market trend is up 20% and individual top performers have seen a staggering growth of up  to 80% – a performance investors simply cannot ignore! Discover the ten investment wines delivering the most growth in 2021.

Wine Investment Performance headlines:

  • Top performing investment wines are led by Champagne in 2021
  • Most impressive risers are up between 60 – 80%
  • Market trend sees average growth of 20% YTD to 30th November 2021
  • Burgundy dominates with six out of the ten top performers

Top 10 performing Investment Wines of 2021:

Region Wine Vintage  Growth % Market £
Champagne Salon, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger 2002 80.2% £11,400
Burgundy Dom. Armand Rousseau, Chambertin 2012 73.7% £33,000
Burgundy Dom. Georges Roumier, Bonnes Maries 2013 69.1% £15,350
Burgundy Dom. Leflaive, Batard-Montrachet 2013 66.7% £8,708
Rhone Dom. Jean Louis Chave, Hermitage Rouge 2008 66.4% £2,995
Burgundy DRC Grands Echezaux 2009 65.4% £34,319
Italy Gaja, Barbaresco 2010 64.4% £3,492
Burgundy Bonneau du Martray, Corton-Charlemagne 2010 61.9% £3,600
Champagne Krug, Vintage Brut 2000 61.9% £3,600
Burgundy Bonneau du Martray, Corton-Charlemagne 2015 61.8% £2,700

Source: Liv-ex.com 21.12.2021 (Liv-ex trade Market price 12 x 75cl)

Impressive growth of over 60% is being enjoyed by investors acquiring wine for less than £4,000. You don’t have to own a five-figure case of DRC to enjoy similar percentage uplift.

Champagne has vied with Burgundy throughout 2021 for the top regional performer title and has held on to the accolade, with the Liv-ex Champagne 50 recording 33.8% growth through the year to 30th November. Dom Perignon was ranked the most powerful brand of the region in the Power 100, but Salon Le Mesnil 2002 is the top individual price performer rising 80.2% this year. The very significant demand for sparkling investments in 2021 is more than likely to continue in 2022.

Burgundy dominates the top ten price risers, with six wines listed. Domaine Armand Rousseau 2012 is the region’s top performer at a 73.7% increase, it is ranked second for growth to Le Mesnil Champagne and on price to DRC Grand Echezaux which rose 65.4% to £34,319 (12 x 75cl).

Italy made the listing with Piedmont’s darling, Gaja Barbaresco 2010, this highly affordable investment wine has grown 64% this year to £3,600.

Rhone’s Jean Louis Chave, Hermitage has also been a great earner this year and another low entry point into the market, the 2008 vintage has risen 66.4%.

What is absolutely evident is the outstanding performance and the accessibility of wine investments for investors, whatever your budget. Get the latest Market Update for more information and speak to a member of our team on 0203 384 2262 about investing in fine wine in 2022.