Capitalizing on En Primeur: How Wine Futures Create Opportunity
Buying wine En Primeur offers a variety of potential benefits. In this article we will look in more detail at some specific examples of wines released En Primeur and how they have performed over time. The En Primeur system offers investors the opportunity to purchase wine from a winery while it is still in the barrel, allowing them to secure bottles at potentially lower prices compared to their future retail prices. This exclusive opportunity can be a profitable venture, as illustrated by the decade-long performance of two exemplary wines – Les Carmes Haut Brion and La Conseillante. Les Carmes Haut Brion: A Decade of Liquid GoldThe journey of Les Carmes Haut Brion over the past decade, with purchases made during the En Primeur period, paints an enticing picture of significant returns. La Conseillante: A Symphony of Investment ReturnsWhile the trajectory of La Conseillante offers a more nuanced tale of fluctuating performance, it also testifies to the exciting possibilities and rewards of En Primeur investment. Termed the “Vintage of the Century”, this extraordinary vintage represents a golden opportunity for En Primeur investing that could redefine the future of wine investment. It is easily a match for 2019, 2016 and 2006 – often considered the strongest vintages of the last two decades. This is important because the better the year, the better the potential for appreciation, and this can be seen with the incredibly strong scores for many wines in the recent En Primeur campaign. The key with 2022 is that not all Chateaux did well, meaning that while there is incredible value to be had, it is important to be aware of where to find it. Beyond this, En Primeur offers more than just potential profits:
- The prestige of owning top-tier wines from their first release
- The opportunity to secure bottles that may be limited in quantity once released to the broader market
- The potential for substantial returns, as shown by our highlighted wines
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