My Top 5 this week comes in the form of Investments Wines. Whether you are serious about wine, searching for an exceptional gift or someone you know has a remarkable wine cellar and looking for an addition, IG Wines Owner and Founder Paul Hammond gives us his Top 5 Wines to Invest in.
Wine tasters review wines on a 100-point scale:
- 95-100 Classic: a great wine
- 90-94 Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style
- 85-89 Very good: a wine with special qualities
- 80-84 Good: a solid, well-made wine
- 75-79 Mediocre: a drinkable wine that may have minor flaws
- 50-74 Not recommended
- Vega Unico 2004, 3x75cl, £480
Vega Unico is nearly impossible to buy after 20 years in the bottle and the prices soar: the 1962 (96 points), a candidate for one of the greatest wines ever made, costs upwards of £800 a bottle, a 97 point scoring 2004 bottle, £160.
- Masseto 2011, 3x75cl, £1,100
Masseto is rare, coveted and in 2011 received the maximum score of 100 points, plus producing only 2,000 cases per vintage. The Masseto 2011 costs £1,100 for a 3x75cl case, a 100 point 2001 bottle trades today at £2,400.
- Tignanello 2010, 6x75cl, £270
2010 is a seminal vintage in Tuscany and Tignanello and received its highest score ever. The 96 point scoring 2010 bottle represents incredible value at £290 per 6x75cl case.
- Montrose 2010, 12x75cl, £1,650
On June 10th this year, Robert Parker (leading wine expert) re-scored the Montrose 2010 from 99 points up to the full 100. The 100 points scoring Montrose 2009 trades today at £1,950.
- Dom Perignon 2004, 6x75cl, £465
The most recent vintage of Dom Perignon, the 2004 is considered in the same regard as the exceptional Dom Perignon 1996, which trades today for £2,300 a case. Both scored a remarkable 97 points of 100 and as such Dom Perignon 2004 is a future legend and superb investment value for £465 per of six bottles.