This is an interesting article in 'The Drinks Business'.
It was fascinating to see that the 2001 was actually performing better as an investment vintage than the 2005. However there are too many caveats when quoting statistics for wine pricing. Wines such as Chateau Lafite have seriously skewed statistics due to the Asian demand.
I still think the 2005 Bordeaux vintage was exceptional and will be proven as a great vintage over the next 10-15 years.
I like tasting and drinking wine. If the wine happens to improve in price then, that is also positive, but certainly not the main reason for buying.
We have been very lucky with the weather conditions for the Bordeaux wines throughout the last 10 years. With the possible exception of 2002 there are some stunning quality wines to be enjoyed.
I am still extremely optimistic for the 2009 wines, which we will be tasting in 6 weeks time in Bordeaux.
If you are looking to purchase certain Chateaux then please email me a list of wines you require and I will have allocations. there will be no obligation to purchase until the prices appear and the deals are confirmed later in May and June.