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Wine investment – VIP 2015

The 2015 Vintage Investment Portfolio was launched in 2018 as Wine Cellar's first and long-awaited investment product. It is a unitised basket of SA’s most investable wines, heralding from the greatest modern-day vintage. Offered with almost 20 years of fine wine trading experience, we believe this investment vehicle attracts the least administration and cost, along with the highest possible return.

Professional cellaring is included in the purchase price with no further costs for the first 5 years. This constitutes a cellaring cost saving of R17,776 per unit on release, an effective 17.8% discount. Flexibility is provided in the ability to trade single wines or entire VIP units. A VIP unit of the same wines from the 2009 vintage would have seen an annual return of 16,5% (as of October 2018). Total stock within the 2015 VIPs constitutes approximately 1.5% of total production and is a leap forward in providing a secondary market for fine wine in the future.

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Inception date: 1 September 2018
VIP 2015 index: 130.5
Total portfolio: R 6,000,000
Total bottles: 15,480
Units sold: 60
Base unit value: R 100,000
Current value: R 130,500 (November 2019)
Total growth: 30.5%
Annualised growth: N/A
Management fees*: R 0.00 (*Free management for 5 years)
Storage fees*: R 0.00 (*Free storage for 5 years)
Maturity: 31 August 2023
Redemption: Anytime
Wine Vintage Ave.
score
PG NM TA CE Bottles/
unit
Market
price
Release
price
Return
Alto, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 92.3 89 93 93 94 12 R 265 R 235 12.8%
Boekenhoutskloof, Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 91.8 94 89 94 90 6 R 510 R 465 9.7%
Boekenhoutskloof, Syrah 2015 94.5 95 94 96 93 6 R 575 R 465 23.7%
Hartenberg, The Mckenzie 2015 91.3 91 91 94 89 6 R 650 R 585 11.1%
Kanonkop, Pinotage 2015 92 90 91 94 93 6 R 465 R 390 19.2%
Kanonkop, Paul Sauer 2015 96 95 95 100 94 12 R 1,800 R 595 202.5%
Le Riche, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 92.5 95 89 94 92 12 R 650 R 550 18.2%
Meerlust, Rubicon 2015 92.3 93 92 90 94 54 R 465 R 375 24.0%
Mullineux, Syrah 2015 91.3 90 90 94 91 6 R 380 R 325 16.9%
Neil Ellis, Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 93.7 93 93 95 18 R 475 R 365 30.1%
Rust en Vrede, Estate 2015 92 95 90 94 89 6 R 515 R 460 12.0%
Rustenberg, John X Merriman 2015 90.3 90 88 91 92 18 R 215 R 180 19.4%
Rustenberg, Peter Barlow 2015 91.8 94 90 93 90 6 R 650 R 500 30.0%
Thelema, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 91.3 94 86 93 92 18 R 325 R 260 25.0%
Tokara, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2015 93.3 94 91 96 92 6 R 345 R 330 4.5%
Tokara, Red 2015 93.3 94 91 96 92 6 R 465 R 465 0.0%
Vergelegen, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 91.7 93 90 92 18 R 345 R 345 0.0%
Vergelegen, GVB 2015 90.8 93 92 94 84 6 R 565 R 565 0.0%
Vilafonté, Series M 2015 93 93 92 95 92 6 R 795 R 600 32.5%
Warwick, Trilogy 2015 92.5 94 91 95 90 12 R 500 R 455 9.9%
Warwick, Blue Lady Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 93.3 95 92 94 92 6 R 350 R 360 -2.8%
Waterford, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 90.5 91 86 95 90 12 R 395 R 330 19.7%

 

  • PG: Platter's Guide | NM: Neal Martin | TA: Tim Atkin | CE: Christian Eedes
  • Scores in italics indicate a previous vintage score; where the specific vintage has not yet been reviewed.
  • Vintages are important but we believe that leading wines show less score variation across vintages, especially in SA.
  • Where Platter's offers a star rating: 5* – 95/100, 4.5* (highly recommended) – 94/100, 4.5* – 90/100, and 4* – 88/100
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