From harvest to the bottle, wine goes through various processes. This period is normally two years. Once the wine is bottled it is then deemed 'Physical' and shipped to the eagerly awaiting customers throughout the world. At all times the environment in which the wine is kept is crucial; humidity and temperature is paramount for the wine to continue maturing.
It is at this PHYSICAL stage that most investors will show interest. Having received 'solid' scoring and notes from the major critics in the market, the real value on the wine is shown within the market place when released.
Below table shows figures relating to price movement of 3 wines from 2003 Vintage.
The prices show June 2005, when they became physical as well as receiving their final grading, as well as prices in January 2012
|CHATEAUX OF 2003 VINTAGE||JUNE 2005 PRICE||JAN 2012 PRICE||PERCENTAGE GAIN|
|Lafite Rothschild 2003||£2,150.00||£8,650.00||302%|