Topping Up Your Wine Portfolio

If you want to invest in wine, look no further than the Bordeaux vintage wines of 2010, which are being called unique by connaisseurs,Stacey Golding, investment director of Premier Cru Fine WineInvestments told CNBC.

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"The vintages are already being compared to 1899-1900, so that gives you a fair idea of how rarely this comes around," Golding said.

"The big debate is the quality of the two vintages together side by side, and the answer that keeps coming back is they’re both excellent, but different. So they’re very different from each other," Golding said.

2010 was a special year, she added.

"For the 2010 (wine), the big weather pattern that made the difference was the dry summer. June right through to the end of August there was drought conditions in Bordeaux, but warm days mixed with cool nights, and then rain in September just as the harvest was coming round which really changed the entire vintage," said Golding.

Golding said the region of Bordeaux was "a bit like a Victorian wall garden," adding, "it has its own system and weather patterns, and the individual weather patterns are what creates the uniqueness of each vintage... If you find an Australian or Californian wine you like, that’s fabulous because you can buy it year in and year out and it will pretty much taste the same."

Other countries are not involved in the premier wine market due to the age of the vines, she said. "Under 25 years the vines are considered young," said Golding, "The French would call it terroir."

However, "there are very expensive wines that come from all regions, they’re just not as investable … Bordeaux has the most stable financial secondary trading market for any wine market," she said.

China and Hong Kong are Bordeaux’s biggest export markets, Golding added.

"For 2010, she advised investing in "the top five, Maison Lafite, Mouton Rothschild, Haut Brion, Duhart Milon, Lynch Bages"

"They’re also big names in China. So they're pushing prices up … we’ve seen last year rises of between 50 percent and 150 percent on the wines that they (Chinese investors) are buying," she said.