Is a case of 1982 Lafite Rothschild the best-performing asset of the last decade?

A 12-bottle case of 1982 Lafite Rothschild has increased in price by 857% over the last ten years, from £2,613 to £25,000.

The best-performing equity on the LSE (British American Tobacco) increased in price 454% over the same period, while gold prices are up 297%.

Overall, fine wine has proved itself one of the top-performing assets of the “noughties” – beating equities, houses, oil, stamps and fine art.

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 *31 December 1999 to 30 November 2009/ **Compound annual growth rate

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So which wines have seen the largest price increase over the period? As mentioned earlier, Lafite 1982 tops the charts and it comes as no surprise that Lafite dominates the rest of the top ten, taking another five places. (Only includes those wines that are components in the Liv-ex Fine Wine Investables Index)

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