Investment Tips - Burgundy - 27. August 2020

Roumier Musigny: The Epitome Of Rare And + 80-100% In Returns Over The Past Three Years

If limited production among the absolute greatest Burgundy wines is a success criteria for a solid investment, Roumier Musigny is among the best. See why here…

Are You Going To Join The Exclusive Roumier Club?

On the one hand, Domaine Georges Roumier and the house's top (and cult) wine is a completely classic Burgundy case, where a strong name in combination with sky-high quality and limited production creates some lucrative opportunities for the wine investor. On the other hand, Roumier Musigny is something else anyway, and if you are looking for something very special, you will find it here.

Speaking of the greatest, most expensive and exclusive Burgundy wines, nothing surpasses the legendary Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and the mighty Domaine Leroy. But right after these we find Domaine Armand Rousseau and Domaine Roumier and even in this company Domaine Roumier impresses, stands out and has created impressive returns, without future potential in any way has diminished.

Now you have the opportunity to invest in exactly some of these bottles and step into a very small and exclusive club of wine lovers around the world who have had the opportunity to own this particular exclusive wine.

The World's Toughest Burgundy Critic Hands Out Roses To Roumier

The quality of Domaine Roumier's wines is among the best and especially after Christophe Roumier took over responsibility for the operation of the domain in 1982, the quality has risen to unprecedented heights.

Of course, this also applies to the domain's top wine, Musigny, but to really put the quality in perspective, one can rightly compare with the top of the top, namely DRC's Romanée-Conti and Domaine Leroys Musigny.

Below is a comparison of scores given by Allen Meadows from Burghound, probably the most important and strictest Burgundy critic:

*No Bourghound-score available

Although it does not get more impressive than the top wines of DRC and Domaine Leroy, Roumier's Musigny does not fall through at all, but it is actually not the unquestionable quality that is the most interesting thing about this investment case…

The Epitome Of Hyper-Rare Production

If we talk about wine productions that move below 50,000 bottles in a regular vintage, it is first and foremost a limited production and already here we begin to see that they can only be difficult to find after a few years - at least as long as it is about investment suitable wine.

When productions begin to fall below both 20,000 and 10,000 bottles in a regular vintage, the scarcity for the world's wine lovers is only intensified further. The world's most expensive Burgundy wines are of cause produced in extremely limited numbers: just an average of 5,000 bottles of Romanée-Conti are produced per year and fewer than 1,000 bottles of Musigny from Domaine Leroy. Musigny from Roumier is produced in less than 600 bottles a year and often far fewer, which makes this one of the absolute smallest productions of top Burgundy at all and as a result also some of the rarest and most difficult to obtain - and has the wines just quite a few years of age, the global supply is virtually non-existent.

No one but Domaine Roumier knows exactly how much Musigny is produced in each vintage, but in vintage 2016, less than 3/4 barrels were produced, equivalent to less than 260 bottles of wine. The size of an average vintage should be found between this and 600 bottles.

Great Returns Despite Uncertain World Market

Domaine Roumier's top wines have historically been a guarantor of great returns for investors, and if you look at Musigny in isolation, it is no different. Despite a particularly tumultuous 2020 and a 2019 in which world market turmoil affected both wine and stock prices, prices across all recent vintage Roumier Musigny have risen between 80% and 100% over the past three years. And this is not just an outstanding case. Between 2007 and 2014, the prices of Roumier Musigny tripled.

Can The Price Of Such Expensive Wines Rise?

Excerpt from: Romanée-Conti From DRC: Extremely Rare Opportunity To Invest In Whole Cases!

The very short answer is yes. Just as it may seem outrageous that a single bottle of wine can cost thousands of Euros, the truth is that there are a wealth of rich and super-rich people around the world for whom this type of wine is far from just an extravagant investment, but rather a matter of course suitable for festive occasions. In fact, we have seen several examples that the most expensive and most exclusive wines have only become even more expensive and exclusive and that prices apparently have no maximum.

We saw a fantastic example of this in 2018 when a bottle of 2015 Musigny of Domaine Leroy was bought by an investor at € 18,500 and just nine months later could sell the same bottle for € 35,000 - this gave the investor a return of as much as € 16,500 equivalent to 89.2% in just nine months.

2018 is also a good example of how expensive bottles can become even more expensive. In 2018, the prices of DRC across all wines rose by an average of 25% - and they were extremely expensive even before this.

Therefore: There is no reason for wine of this type cannot increase in the future.

Meadow's Opinion On Roumier Musigny

Burghound, which as previously mentioned is probably the most important and strict Burgundy critic, is run by Allen Meadows, who has only once given 100 points - this to a 1945 Romanée-Conti from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. His critics of Roumier Musigny speaks for itself and seriously gives the impression that this is something very special:

2017 Musigny

[…] One of the crown jewels of the 2017 vintage. (Among all Burgundy wines of this vintage)


2014 Musigny

I was almost as impressed with his 2014s though I underscore that the style is quite different from that of the 2015s. (Meadows gives the 2015 vintage 98+ points)


2010 Musigny

A complete effort that is also breathtakingly good, in fact it's so good that it's a true 'wow' wine.


2009 Musigny

This is simply stunning and while it would be a stretch to claim that 2009 will be the best vintage ever for this storied wine, it will certainly be among them as this is indisputably brilliant.


1999 Musigny

Fireworks in a glass would be an apt description yet as pretty as this already is, it should be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage

Rarewine Invest’s Opinion

This is your opportunity to invest in some of the world's most exclusive and coveted wines without having to buy an entire box. Roumier Musigny is a worthy crown jewel in any portfolio and is at the very top among the very greatest.

The quality is sublime, and the hyper-limited production just makes this case even more interesting.

Whether you have a mature or young bottle in mind, you get a unique wine with many years of cellar potential.

It is of course unnecessary to emphasize that this is an extraordinary opportunity that comes around far from everyday - even to us.

Do you want to invest in Roumier Musigny the time is now, because one thing is for sure: it will hardly be rarer than this!

Invest In Musigny From Domaine Georges Roumier

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2018Musigny750Loose1€ 11.500
2017Musigny (US label)750Loose1€ 9.500
2014Musigny (US label)750OWC12€ 9.500
2010Musigny (US label)750OC33€ 14.500
2009Musigny (US label)750OC33€ 14.000
2001Musigny750Loose1€ 9.500
1999Musigny750Loose2€ 12.500
*All prices are in EUR ex. customs duty, tax and VAT for delivery to a bonded warehouse. Prices including customs duty, tax and VAT can be sent on request. The wines are only sold in whole cases unless otherwise specified and the price is per bottle. Minimum order size € 2,500. Assumes a total minimum investment of € 10,000. Prices may have changed since release of this article.

US label?

In the old days, French winemakers labeled the wines that were to be sold in the United States, for example, with American labels. For wine connoisseurs and collectors, these labels were a sign that the wine had been subjected to an extremely long journey under poor conditions - conditions a good wine does not benefit from, to say the least. If you therefore met a wine with American labels in Europe, then you knew that this had in all probability been twice across the Atlantic - something that is not desirable when you have to pay a lot of money for a sublime wine experience.

Today, the handling and transport of wine is handled in a completely different way where temperature, humidity, light and even vibrations are met to ensure the wine as best as possible. However, the tradition and "fear" today has become so ingrained that wines with, for example, American labels or Japanese labels, are still traded for less - more or less for no reason.

Compared to "regular" bottles, this means in practice that investors will be able to buy bottles with a US label a little cheaper and resell again a little cheaper.

When it comes to wines of this caliber where the supply borders on non-existent, it is in fact about what can be obtained.

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