Wine Investment – VIP 2020

Wine Investment

VIP 2020

Overview

Following 2015 and 2017 that are considered among the finest vintages in South African modern history, 2016, 2018 and 2019 posed several challenges. Though there are great wines to be found from these vintages, due to varied flowering, rain at different times and difficult conditions in general, these vintages are certainly not homogenous in quality. 2020 was the first vintage following 2017 where there was great homogeneity in quality in the wines.

The vintage was marked by more moderate temperatures that led to wines of great balance, acidity and length. Though not considered as powerful as 2015 or 2017, a couple of winemakers noted that their wines are some of the most structured that they have crafted. Considering estimated future release prices as well as the free cellaring on the portfolio, there is a 13.1% discount built into the portfolio. We view this as the most cost-effective vehicle for purchasing some of South Africa’s top wines.

Limited availability. Please email Johan to enquire.

Vintage Investment Portfolio 2020

Cellaring fees*

Payable from 1 February 2027

The wines in the VIP 2015

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 360 R 235 53.2%
Boekenhoutskloof, Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 91.8 94 89 94 90 6 R 675 R 465 45.2%
Boekenhoutskloof, Syrah 2015 94.5 95 94 96 93 6 R 750 R 465 61.3%
Hartenberg, The Mackenzie 2015 91.3 91 91 94 89 6 R 750 R 585 28.2%
Kanonkop, Pinotage 2015 92 90 91 94 93 6 R 650 R 390 66.7%
Kanonkop, Paul Sauer 2015 96 95 95 100 94 12 R 3,500 R 595 488.2%
Le Riche, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 92.5 95 89 94 92 12 R 950 R 550 72.7%
Meerlust, Rubicon 2015 92.3 93 92 90 94 54 R 575 R 375 53.3%
Mullineux, Syrah 2015 91.3 90 90 94 91 6 R 500 R 325 53.8%
Neil Ellis, Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 93.7 93   93 95 18 R 600 R 365 64.4%
Rust en Vrede, Estate 2015 92 95 90 94 89 6 R 600 R 460 30.4%
Rustenberg, John X Merriman 2015 90.3 90 88 91 92 18 R 350 R 180 94.4%
Rustenberg, Peter Barlow 2015 91.8 94 90 93 90 6 R 725 R 500 45.0%
Thelema, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 91.3 94 86 93 92 18 R 425 R 260 63.5%
Tokara, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2015 93.3 94 91 96 92 6 R 475 R 330 43.9%
Tokara, Director's Reserve Red 2015 93.3 94 91 96 92 6 R 575 R 465 23.7%
Vergelegen, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 91.3 94 90 91 90 18 R 390 R 345 13.0%
Vergelegen, GVB 2015 91.3 95 92 94 84 6 R 650 R 565 15.0%
Vilafonté, Series M 2015 93 93 92 95 92 6 R 1,100 R 600 83.3%
Warwick, Trilogy 2015 92.5 94 91 95 90 12 R 650 R 455 42.9%
Warwick, Blue Lady Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 93.3 95 92 94 92 6 R 500 R 360 38.9%
Waterford, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 90.5 91 86 95 90 12 R 475 R 330 43.9%
Total               R 181,740 R 100,000 81.7%
  • 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

The wines in the VIP 2020

Wine Vintage Ratings Bottles/
unit
2022
Nov
2024
May
Total
(purchase)
Total
(current)
Growth
Boekenhoutskloof, Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 95 TA 6 R 495 R 575 R 2,970 R 3,450 16.2%
Boekenhoutskloof, Syrah 2020 97 TA, 94 NM 6 R 495 R 575 R 2,970 R 3,450 16.2%
Delaire Graff, Botmaskop 2020 94 TA, 93 CE 6 R 335 R 440 R 2,010 R 2,640 31.3%
Glenelly, Lady May (TBR*) 2020 Not yet scored 12 R 725 R 850 R 8,700 R 10,200 17.2%
Kanonkop, Cabernet Sauvignon (TBR*) 2020 Not yet scored 12 R 625 R 625 R 7,500 R 7,500 0.0%
Kanonkop, Paul Sauer 2020 97 TA, 93 CE 12 R 890 R 995 R 10,680 R 11,940 11.8%
Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance 2020 96 TA 6 R 1,350 R 1,450 R 8,100 R 8,700 7.4%
Le Riche, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2020 99 TA, 94 CE 6 R 850 R 1,075 R 5,100 R 6,450 26.5%
Leeu Passant, Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 94 TA, 92 CE 6 R 400 R 495 R 2,400 R 2,970 23.8%
Meerlust, Cabernet Sauvignon (TBR*) 2020 Not yet scored 6 R 400 R 525 R 2,400 R 3,150 31.3%
Meerlust, Rubicon 2020 96 TA 6 R 500 R 600 R 3,000 R 3,600 20.0%
Mullineux, Syrah 2020 94 TA, 94 CE 12 R 390 R 485 R 4,680 R 5,820 24.4%
Porseleinberg, Syrah 2020 98 TA, 97 NM 12 R 700 R 800 R 8,400 R 9,600 14.3%
Reyneke, Reserve Red 2020 96 TA 6 R 625 R 790 R 3,750 R 4,740 26.4%
Sadie Family, Columella 2020 99 TA, 97 CE 3 R 975 R 1,150 R 2,925 R 3,450 17.9%
Sadie Family, Palladius 2020 96 TA, 95 CE 3 R 895 R 1,050 R 2,685 R 3,150 17.3%
Savage, Red 2020 96 TA, 96 CE 6 R 330 R 400 R 1,980 R 2,400 21.2%
Stark-Condé, Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 93 TA 6 R 340 R 365 R 2,040 R 2,190 7.4%
Taaibosch, Crescendo (TBR*) 2020 97 TA 6 R 390 R 415 R 2,340 R 2,490 6.4%
Thelema, Rabelais 2020 96 TA, 94 CE 6 R 780 R 875 R 4,680 R 5,250 12.2%
Tokara, Director's Reserve Red 2020 95 TA, 93 CE 6 R 450 R 485 R 2,700 R 2,910 7.8%
Vergelegen, GVB Red (TBR*) 2020 Not yet scored 12 R 670 R 750 R 8,040 R 9,000 11.9%
Total:     162     R 100,000 R 115,050 15.1%
  • *TBR = wine still to be released
  • 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
Wine Investment VIP 2015

Overview

The Vintage Investment Portfolio 2015 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 VIP 2015s constitutes approximately 1.5% of total production and is a leap forward in providing a secondary market for fine wine in the future.

Vintage Investment Portfolio 2015

Management fees*

R 0,00

*Free management for 5 years

Cellaring fees*

R 0,00

*Free cellaring for 5 years

The wines in the VIP 2015

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 360 R 235 53.2%
Boekenhoutskloof, Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 91.8 94 89 94 90 6 R 595 R 465 28.0%
Boekenhoutskloof, Syrah 2015 94.5 95 94 96 93 6 R 600 R 465 29.0%
Hartenberg, The Mackenzie 2015 91.3 91 91 94 89 6 R 750 R 585 28.2%
Kanonkop, Pinotage 2015 92 90 91 94 93 6 R 625 R 390 60.3%
Kanonkop, Paul Sauer 2015 96 95 95 100 94 12 R 3,500 R 595 488.2%
Le Riche, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 92.5 95 89 94 92 12 R 795 R 550 44.5%
Meerlust, Rubicon 2015 92.3 93 92 90 94 54 R 550 R 375 46.7%
Mullineux, Syrah 2015 91.3 90 90 94 91 6 R 500 R 325 53.8%
Neil Ellis, Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 93.7 93   93 95 18 R 575 R 365 57.5%
Rust en Vrede, Estate 2015 92 95 90 94 89 6 R 600 R 460 30.4%
Rustenberg, John X Merriman 2015 90.3 90 88 91 92 18 R 350 R 180 94.4%
Rustenberg, Peter Barlow 2015 91.8 94 90 93 90 6 R 700 R 500 40.0%
Thelema, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 91.3 94 86 93 92 18 R 395 R 260 51.9%
Tokara, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2015 93.3 94 91 96 92 6 R 450 R 330 36.4%
Tokara, Red 2015 93.3 94 91 96 92 6 R 575 R 465 23.7%
Vergelegen, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 91.3 94 90 91 90 18 R 390 R 345 13.0%
Vergelegen, GVB 2015 91.3 95 92 94 84 6 R 650 R 565 15.0%
Vilafonté, Series M 2015 93 93 92 95 92 6 R 995 R 600 65.8%
Warwick, Trilogy 2015 92.5 94 91 95 90 12 R 650 R 455 42.9%
Warwick, Blue Lady Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 93.3 95 92 94 92 6 R 475 R 360 31.9%
Waterford, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 90.5 91 86 95 90 12 R 500 R 330 51.5%
Total               R 175,230 R 100,000 75.2%
  • 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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