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Wine investment – CIP 2017

The CIP 2017 forms an alternative wine investment in which the public can capture South Africa's most investable and desirable wines. Seven blue-chip Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignons, that have the lowest relative prices, are included in an investment portfolio of 120 bottles. Buying CIP 2017 en-primeur saves 19% on the estimated release prices over and above the 5 years of free cellaring. There were 40 portfolios available at R50,000 per portfolio.

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Cost per CIP 2017: R 50,000
Portfolios sold: 20
Bottles per portfolio: 120
Total bottles in CIP 2017: 2,400
Total value in CIP 2017: R 1,000,000
Estimated cellaring cost per portfolio: R 6,355
Estimated cellaring saving per portfolio: 9,34%
Expected release prices per unit: R 61,680
Estimated saving on release prices: 18,94%
Market price of a 2015 portfolio: R 57,060
Saving on 2015 market price: 14,12%
Average expected release date: 1,26 years
Inception date: 1 April 2019
Management fees*: R 0.00 (*Free management for 5 years)
Cellaring fees*: R 0.00 (*Free storage for 5 years)
Redemption: Anytime
Wine Vintage Ave.
WM WE Bottles/
2015 market
CIP price
Alto, Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 92 91-93 91-93 12 R 265 R 235 R 2,820
Kanonkop, Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 93 92-94 92-94 24 R 425 R 425 R 10,200
Le Riche, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 91.5 91-93 90-92 18 R 650 R 600 R 10,800
Neil Ellis, Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 93 94-96 90-92 18 R 450 R 400 R 7,200
Rustenberg, Peter Barlow 2017 92.5 92-94 91-93 24 R 650 R 485 R 11,640
Thelema, Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 93.5 93-95 92-94 12 R 295 R 260 R 3,120
Waterford, Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 91.3 91-94 90-92 12 R 395 R 355 R 4,260
Total: 120 R 50,040


  • WM: Winemag.co.za (Roland Peens and James Pietersen were part of the blind panel) | WE: Wine Enthusiast, Winemag.com (Lauren Bazzeo)
  • 20 of the 40 available units were sold in the available window of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 en-primeur.
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