Bordeaux wines are renowned for their consistency, and therefore hold an especially sought-after place in collectors’ cellars. Photo: Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou
Bordeaux wines are renowned for their consistency, and therefore hold an especially sought-after place in collectors’ cellars. Photo: Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou

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How to start and maintain a serious wine collection: focus on bottles with cellaring potential, invest in champagne and vintage port and find flavours you love, say the experts

  • When buying wine, look out for age-worthiness and whether the bottle has a solid secondary market demand from auctions and traders, says Jeannie Cho Lee, Asia’s first Master of Wine
  • French Bordeaux and Burgundy, with Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, are consistently great investments – but check out California, Italy, Chile, Germany and New Zealand too

Bordeaux wines are renowned for their consistency, and therefore hold an especially sought-after place in collectors’ cellars. Photo: Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou
Bordeaux wines are renowned for their consistency, and therefore hold an especially sought-after place in collectors’ cellars. Photo: Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou
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