No one knows whether Will & Kate will be pouring French Champagne or the English sparkler that’s been forecast for this Friday’s big wedding bash. No matter what fills their glasses it’s sure to be a top seller shortly after. You see, the price of wine isn’t always indicated by quality. Quality may play a part, but popularity and availability also weigh in on the price tag. So winos worldwide are sure to be buying up whatever wine the royals pick.
In the world of wine, we have our own royal families. In Bordeaux, they are known as premier grand crus or the First Growths. It’s like the royal blood line of grapes. If you are grown into one of the following families, you’re guaranteed money baby. Popularity, quality, and availability all have these bottles breaking the bank. Here’s what they’ve been selling for lately and how you can get a taste.
Château Lafite Rothschild: You can buy a future* of this wine for $1,500 but it won’t ship until 2013.
Château Margaux: This little girl commands from $225 to $2400 a bottle.
Château Latour: The 2005 is going for around $2,000 a bottle.
Château Haut-Brion: You might be able to find an ’07 for about $550 but again that’s if you can find one…
Château Mouton-Rothschild: A few ’06 are out there for under $1,000, and an ’09 for about $12.5 K
So how do you get your hands on some. Get in the auction game. Sotheby’s and Christie’s often auction off lots and even individual bottles, either way you’ll have to go deep into your pockets to taste these. If you are patient you can buy futures.
* Futures are investing in wine that has yet to be made. This options not for the faint of heart, nor are any of these wines. Think of it as an investment for your future. If you can swing it, happy days are sure to come.