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CHINESE NEW YEAR CHAMPAGNE INVESTMENT OFFER
 
Happy Chinese New Year

To celebrate Chinese New Year and the year of the Horse, we have a sparkling investment offer featuring a selection of the world’s most majestic Champagnes. The year of the Horse is said to bring prosperity and wealth and for those who plan on putting the Chinese Zodiac sign to the test, we are recommending the following options for strong price development:
Krug 1996 @ £1,390 per 6 bottle case.
     
Taittinger Comtes 2002 @ £650 per 6 bottle case.
     
Dom Perignon, Rosé 2002 @ £580 per 3 bottle case.
     
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 @ £895 per 6 bottle case.
 
*All prices exclusive of management fee.
 
Investment Overview

The index for Champagne over the last 12-24 months has witnessed growth of over 10% and with the total share of market trade increasing year on year coupled with Asia’s growing thirst for the flagship brands, we expect Champagne to be a key area of the market over the next decade.

Early focus from emergent Champagne collectors and drinkers in Hong Kong has naturally been on the top houses and we expect this to filter through to mainland China over the next few years. Japan is currently the most important market in Asia for Champagne with China quite some distance behind, but we expect a rapid convergence in the next few years as all the ingredients are in place; demand for luxury brands, authenticity and the emerging desire to drink alcohol.


As you can clearly see from the above graph, the performance of champagne has been very stable with limited volatility, highlighting the region as a staple addition to a diverse portfolio within the market.

 

Krug 1996 (98pts)
£1,390 per 6 bottle case
(EXCLUDING MANAGEMENT FEE)

Best ever vintage of Krug.

Antonio Galloni - 'Those fortunate enough to own this wine should be thrilled'.

Stephen Tanzer - 'Utterly hallucinatory and one of the most amazing wines I've ever been fortunate enough to drink. At the risk of sounding completely out of touch with reality, this is a value' (99pts)

1996 widely regarded as the all-time great for the region.

Part of LVMH luxury goods portfolio.

Benchmark vintages, 1990 (95pts) @ £1,500 per 6, 1989 (96pts) @ £2,000 per 6, 1985 (96pts) @ £300 + per bottle!
Taittinger Comtes 2002 (98pts)
£650 per 6 bottle case
(EXCLUDING MANAGEMENT FEE)

Antonio Galloni - 'easily one of the very best young Champagnes I have ever tasted'

2002 crop was very small, difficult to find availability.

Similar quality to Krug, Cristal & Dom Perignon but at a fraction of the price.

Witnessed strong growth since release in 2012.

The standout Taittinger vintage, looks set to compete with the flagship brands.

Strong value and growth potential.

Dom Perignon, Rosé 2002 (98pts)
£580 per 3 bottle case
(EXCLUDING MANAGEMENT FEE)

Extremely limited in supply.

One of the world’s finest rosé Champagnes.

2002 is an outstanding vintage for Champagne.

1990 currently worth over £400 per bottle.

Best scored (98 pts) vintage of DP Rosé.

The cellar master himself, Richard Geoffroy, says that the 2002 rose is 'one of the closest to the ideal' of what a rosé champagne should be.
Could comfortably double in value over the next 5 years.
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (97pts)
£895 per 6 bottle case
(EXCLUDING MANAGEMENT FEE)

97pts from Parker- ‘from a great vintage in Champagne, the 2002 Louis Roederer Cristal is spectacular’ & 96+pts from Galloni.

One of the most iconic champagne houses.

Steady growth of 21% since release.

2004 vintage similarly scored to 2002, saw price movement of 12% from Nov-Dec ’13.

Benchmark vintages: 1990 (97pts) @ £390 per bottle!

Could comfortably double in value over a long term hold.

Summary

Champagne continues to be one of the top performers month on month for the Liv-ex 100 & with a continued focus on diversification we recommend that all clients to take up a position in some or all of the above.

Our long term growth projections for these top Champagne selections are certain to add strength to any well balanced portfolio in the market, by giving steady low risk price movement over the next 3-5 years.

 
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