Investment Tips - Burgundy - 9. September 2021

Masterly Montrachet Marquis Laguiche from Joseph Drouhin

World fame, wine finesse and white burgundy. Find yourself more components for wine investment with potential....

What happens when the 2018 vintage of Domaine Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Marquis Laguiche is dissected and illuminated in fragments word by word?      

We can reveal that the elements together underscore an investment opportunity worth seizing. Read along below.  

Domaine Joseph Drouhin Has Resonated In Burgundy For More Than 100 Years

Decade after decade, Domaine Joseph Drouhin has defended the high standard of winemaking established at the domain's founding back in 1880. Today, the domain is known not only for its great place in wine history, but especially for their quality wines, which are among the very best.   

Joseph Drouhlin performs wine magic in Chablis, Côte de Nuits, Côte Chalonnaise and Côte de Beaune, the latter being the home of this investment tip, and incidentally some of the world's very best and most expensive wines.     

If you're thirsty for a longer Drouhin narrative, we've previously written about the domain in the following investment tip:   

Drouhin Delivers Strong Returns And Best Amoureuses For Generations 

Unparalleled Quality And World Renown - Marquis De Laguiche

Marquis de Laguiche is one of the oldest and most prestigious families in France. The Marquis has owned the largest area of Le Montrachet in Puligny since 1363, and Drouhin has been in charge of the vineyard and the vinification here since 1947. This has not only produced great wine, but also a worldwide reputation.   

Domaine Joseph Drouhin for more than 100 years. Domaine Joseph Drouhin for more than 100 years.

Magnificent Montrachet is the home of wine finesse

If you love wine, your heart will probably skip a beat when Montrachet appears in a sentence. Montrachet is the white wine region of Burgundy where some of the world's greatest producers practice wine refinement.   

Side by side we find producers like Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC), Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Domaine Laflaive and Domaine Joseph Drouhin.   

The Montrachet name is a seal of quality of towering dimensions, and only the world's best is allowed to play here.   

They Say You Shouldn't Compare Apples And Oranges

... But here a price estimate is still an important point. Soil has an impact on the quality of the wine that comes from it. In this investment tip, we are dealing with a vintage 2018 Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Marquis Laguiche, which we are currently offering for € 490*. The price of a Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet from the 2018 vintage is currently around €8,000*, while the same wine from Lafon costs from €2,000*. Leflaive has not yet released their 2018 vintage, but their 2017 vintage easily costs €10,000*.   

There are always many factors that contribute to pricing, and the field is a big factor if its potential is fully exploited. The masters of Montrachet do just that, which is why the white wines from this gem are particularly sought after.  

From this perspective, therefore, there is real value-for-money in Drouhin's version, and at the same time it is an inexpensive entry point to investment in Montrachet.      

*Price per bottle, excluding duty, VAT and taxes, in whole cases and perfect condition  

Mytic Montrachet - Marquis de Laguiche Mytic Montrachet - Marquis de Laguiche

Ranks Among The Best

Burghound awards 93-96 points to the vintage 2018 Joseph Drouhin Montrachet. Vinous awards it 96-97 points, while for unknown reasons there is no score from The Wine Advocate.   

This is a white Burgundy, that moves in the high points range. The level of Drouhin's Montrachet has historically been both high and stable, but the 2018 vintage is still among the best. This underscores the quality and reputation the Domain has built over a century.     

White Burgundy Keeps The Investment Flag Flying High

The Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits are home to the very best Burgundy wines. Around two million bottles of Grand Cru are produced in Burgundy each year, but only 400,000 of these are white wines.   

This gives an 80-20 ratio between the greatest white and red wines in breathtaking Burgundy, which must be said to be in the white wine investment favour. Especially if the focus is on the growing demand for particularly white Burgundy wrapped in Grand Cru garb.   

And here we should take a look at Chinese demand for white wine. A steadily growing middle class has meant that China has become the 5th most wine consuming nation in the world*. Chinese thirst for white wine is expected to increase in the following years according to Daxue Consulting, a consultancy specialising in Chinese market research.     

And with a working class growing into the middle class and a middle class also moving upwards, the thirst for the best wines is also expected to increase.   

*Measured by total volume, not per capita 

By The Way: Rarewine Invest Is The Cheapest In The Market

With a price of € 490 you can invest in 2018 Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Marquis Laguiche at RareWine Invest for one of the cheapest prices in the world according to If quantity is relevant, which it is from an investment perspective, and it's not just about individual bottles, the price IS actually the lowest in the world.   

Rarewine Invest's Opinion

This is your opportunity to add white Burgundy Grand Cru to your portfolio, at a time when demand appears to be rising sharply, while total volumes are extremely scarce. However, this argument cannot stand alone.   

Therefore, it is worth highlighting that here we are dealing with a wine from outstanding Montrachet - even from a producer who has been in the game for more than 100 years. The level of Montrachet from Drouhin has always been stable and high, but the 2018 vintage belongs to the top.    

At the same time, you can secure your investment, with the best possible starting point: The fact that the price is the lowest on the market is indeed the icing on the cake. The arguments are undeniable: majestic field, increasing demand for white Burgundy, world-renowned domain and excellent price.     

Invest in the 2018 Domaine Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Marquis Laguiche while stocks last.   


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2018Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Marquis Laguiche750OWC6€490
*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. Reservations are made for errors.

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