Investment Tips - Burgundy - 30. June 2022

Triple Digit Returns On Leroy’s Domiane d'Auvenay - Invest In 2005 Auxey-Duresses Macabrée

It seems that everything Madam Leroy touches turns to gold. And her top wines from the darling d'Auvenay are the epitome of rare. But you have an opportunity now.

The Queen of Burgundy. Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy. The master of wine magic. This is the story of how Leroy started her wine adventure. And this is the opportunity to invest in wine from the monarch's own hand. D'Auvenay was Leroy's first domain, and it is a domain to which she still devotes much of her love.

The wines from d'Auvenay are rare and exclusive. And triple-digit historical returns confirm just how much demand there really is for wines from Leroy. Now you have a rare opportunity to get your hands on wines from Burgundy's finest. Read much more about the potential below.

Domaine d'Auvenay: Where It All Began

On the hills above Auxey-Duresses outside Saint-Romain is a hunting lodge that Lalou Bize-Leroy shared with her husband until his death in 2004. The hunting lodge was named d'Auvenay and gave its name to Domaine d'Auvenay, part of the Leroy empire, which also includes Domanie Leroy and Maison Leroy. The success story dates back to 1868 when François Leroy founded the domain.

In 1955, Lalou Bize Leroy entered the family business. In 1966, Lalou began hosting major wine tastings and dinners so that the prominent chefs and politicians of the time could experience the best of Burgundy. In the year 1980, Lalou and her sister inherited Domaine d'Auvenay from their father, which was eight years before Lalou established Domaine Leroy, and in 1990 she acquired her sister's share of the domain. The rest has a distinguished place in the wine's wonderful history book - alongside Leroy's other fabulous wines.

Four Fantastic Hectares For The Practice Of Wine Magic

The property is extremely important to Lalou Bize-Leroy because it was the family's original domain and is therefore the oldest property associated with the Leroy family. A darling if you will. A darling of only four hectares, covering 16 appellations and including the family's original properties in Auxey-Duresses and Meursault, although Lalou has since added parcels in Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignières, Meursault Gouttes d'Or and Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Les Folatières, as well as five Grands Crus: Chevalier-Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet, Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet, Mazis-Chambertin, and Bonnes-Mares.

The parcels are extremely limited, and the yield is of course the same. These components and Leroy's long-proven magical touch result in Domaine d'Auvenay wines that are both extremely rare and expensive.

Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy

Auxey Duresses La Macrabre

In Auxey-Duresses, Domaine d'Auveneay has 0.63 hectares at La Macabrée, from which only about 1650 bottles are annually produced. These almost non-existent quantities are probably also the reason why neither Wine Advocate, James Suckling, Burghound nor Vinous have tasted and rated the 2005 vintage, which is available for investment in the current investment tip.

In its review of the 2010 d'Auveneay Auxey-Duresses La Macabrée, Wine Advocate says something generic about these particular wines that supports the above postulate:

”In any event, these (d’Auveneay Auxey-Duresses La Macabrée RED) remain some of the most riveting wines on the planet. The only problem is finding them.”

With a winemaker like Lalou Bize-Leroy, a negligible quantity, and a massive demand for Burgundy's best, it is not surprising that Domaine d'Auvenay Auxey-Duresses Macabrée in the 2009 vintage is in Liv-ex's top ten most expensive white wines traded on Liv-ex in 2021. The world apparently wants Leroy if it can get it. And clearly at any price.

Returns Confirm And Explain The Leroy Thirst

Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy is one of the absolute best winemakers in the world, and with title naturally comes demand. With that title also comes a responsibility to keep delivering world-class wine, and Leroy is doing just that.

It is therefore not surprising that all d'Auvenay under the management of RareWine Invest has yielded an average return of 177% over the past five years.

Everything Leroy touches is now reflected in high prices. There is no such thing as buying cheap in Burgundy's finest, but it has been many years since the wine industry first said that the price ceiling had been reached. It has been said several times since, but the world is clearly just adapting to a "new normal" time and time again.

However, it is important to point out that wine investment through RareWine Invest should still be seen as a long-term investment, so these returns should not be seen as a rule, but as an expression that these are truly exceptional wines at an exceptional time - with great future potential.

RareWine Invest's Opinion

Everything touched by the hands of Leroy is experiencing massive worldwide demand. And that, of course, explains the historical returns above. So, this opportunity really comes down to whether or not you believe in the uncrowned queen of Burgundy.

Lalou is still very active in both the vineyard and the cellar, and of course there will come a day when she abdicates and hands over to a new heir. When that happens, the wines she herself has touched will become an even rarer sight. So, though Wine Advocate says: "Lalou Bize-Leroy is making wines not for the present, but for eternity", it refers more to the massive storage potential that reigns in Lalou's wines.

This is not "just" an investment in a specific wine from a specific vintage from d'Auvenay. This is an investment in Domaine d'Auvenay itself and an investment in Madam Lalou Bize-Leroy.

If you want to add Lalou Bize-Leroy to your portfolio, here is a unique opportunity. An opportunity to save wine magic for the wine connoisseurs of the future. And because the monarch volumes are so limited, we cannot say when another such opportunity will be available. We therefore expect great interest in this one, and as always, it is first come, first served.

Invest In 2005 Auxey-Duresses Macabrée

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2005d'Auvenay Auxey-Duresses Macabrée 750 ml.Loose€ 6.750
*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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