The Ultimate Vancouver Wine Guide: Best Wine to Invest In (If You Must)

We asked a dozen-plus of the city's top sommeliers to share their picks with us for some very specific scenarios...including this reluctant investment advice. 

January 17, 2019

By Neal McLennan / Photo: Rawpixel via Unsplash

The Situation

A work acquaintance has heard that there’s money to be made investing in wine. You tell her that it’s not that simple, but she won’t relent. What $100 bottle of wine has the best chance of appreciating in the next 10 years?

The Sommeliers Say…


Les Pagodes de Cos 2015 ($100)

Second wine of Cos d’Estournel.—Sam Jonnery, Gotham

Taylor Fladgate, Quinta de Vargellas 2015 ($76)

But it’s difficult to make $$$ in B.C.—Sebastien LeGoff, Cactus Club

La Dame de Montrose 2015 ($90)

Not much for that price—however, any second label for grand cru Bordeaux would be a great start.  It’s exceptional value in an exceptional vintage.—Jill Spoor, Fairmont

Château Haut-Batailley Pauillac 2015 ($90)

This one’s a good vintage that will improve with age. It got 94 points from James Suckling.—Iori Kataoka, Yuwa

Bordeaux will give you the best chance if you make an astute purchase. I think will give you a chance to grow your investment. It is a fifth growth with some room to grow.—Shane Taylor, CinCin

We’ll be adding to our Ultimate Vancouver Wine Guide over the next few months… follow along with somms’ top picks here!

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