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Newsletter – September 2014

Monthy update

We are happy to announce that we have again been able to offer a positive return on investment to both our existing and new customers in August. This month Robert Parker’s new Bordeaux 2003 ratings has played in our existing customer’s favour, particularly for Lafite 2003 which has been given 100-points.
Additionally, as earlier predicted in our newsletters, the market has started to show signs of recovery which has led the month of August to experience a month-on-month increase of 1.13% (Liv-ex top 50 index).

Finally, as we are working close with liquidators, we have been able to offer our new and existing clients a number of highly attractive opportunities which has led to some starting at a c.5-8% ROI vs. Liv-ex market price at entrance level. We have a number of equally attractive opportunities that we have reserved for the coming weeks so do reach out to one of our experts for additional information.

Wine Investment News:
Investment portfolios need top claret to out-preform gold, says study. (Decanter, 12 Aug 2014)

An Analysis of investing in French wine by researchers from the Montpellier Business School has found that gold is a more profitable investment than wine in general, unless your portfolios contains top Bordeaux estates.

Researchers also pointed out tax advantages in Australia and in England where wine investment are tax exempt.

Interested in the full article? Click here.

Chateau of the Month – Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron Château Pichon Longuevile (often referred to as Pichon Baron) is one of Pauillac’s greatest estates.
Nowadays it produces wine of a quality approaching that of it’s neighbor Château Latour.
This great vineyard is ranked among the critics as a ‘super second’.“Super second” is an unofficial term referring to certain best second growths (2eme Grand Cru Classé) that are regarded close in quality and prestige to the first growths (Premier Crus), however their prices tend to remain lower which makes them a particularly interesting investment. The Château today, known for its traditional fairy tale castle appearance, was built by Raoul de Pichon-Longueville in 1851. The estate was once twice as big, but when Baron Jospeh de Pichon-Longueville died in 1855, Napoleonic laws forced the estate to be split between the two siblings – Raoul and Virginie. Raoul’s part became Pichon-Longueville Baron while Virginie’s became Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. After half a century in the ownership of the Boutellier family, Pichon Longueville Baron was acquired by the French insurance company AXA Millésimes in 1987. 



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