The vintage wine market has been popular among fine wine collectors over the years however, we must point out:
- The fine wine industry is not regulated, and Our Sommelier is not a financial institution. As such, we do not give financial advice or offer guarantees about the potential increase in a wines’ value.
- Our Sommelier is run by experienced wine merchants and as such we are qualified to give information regarding vintages and wines, their quality and prevailing market conditions. This information is based upon our knowledge, acquired from over 15 years combined experience of trading, and our daily dealings in the global wine market. Using our knowledge of this market, we can provide valuations for wines and, in conjunction with past performance of wines, we can give you our informed opinion as to whether a wine might have the ability to accrue value.
- Our Sommelier does not charge a management fee to purchase vintage wine and there are no hidden fees involved. The only fee you will pay will be if you are looking to store your wines at a suitable vino warehouse. When you come to sell your wines, you are not tied to selling through us, although we will make you a competitive offer for you to consider.
- Wines can go down, as well as up in value, and many things can influence the market price. We would urge you to research the industry yourself about the pros and cons of buying vintage wine for capital appreciation before deciding to buy. Our staff are available to answer any questions that you may have.
- For specific financial advice, tax implications or other financial elements of wine investment, it is important to speak to an accredited financial advisor.
Your Preference | Our Guidance
A wine that is high quality doesn’t necessarily mean that you will enjoy it. It is the personal taste that is more relevant. A good wine is one that you will have great pleasure in drinking.
If you know what you like, that’s great. However, if you need some guidance then please do not hesitate in contacting us. Our clients benefit from our knowledge, experience and expertise.
What The Experts Look For
Experts will judge the quality of a wine on a number of factors, which include:
Complexity: A wine that keeps revealing different things about itself, revealing new flavours and aromas. Having complexity is usually considered better quality.
Finish: The impression it leaves in your mouth after you have swallowed. In a good wine, you can still perceive it’s flavours such as fruitiness or spiciness.
Balance: A balanced wine is when nothing sticks out as you taste it, such as harsh tannin or too much sweetness.
Length: Length is a sure sign of high quality. Many standard wines are very up front on the palate. These make a big impression as soon as you taste them but fall short. Excess tannin or high alcohol can be to blame. You’ll be able to taste a good quality wine across the full length of your tongue.
Depth: Depth is when it does not taste flat or one dimensional in your mouth.