An Investor’s Guide to the Best Wines for 2020

With the new year upon us we have been reviewing the latest…

An Investor’s Guide to the Best Wines for 2020


January 22 2020 /

With the new year upon us we have been reviewing the latest wine trends for something new and distinctive for your cellar this year. With a strong focus on Australian wines but also a dabble into a few international best sellers, with the classics and variety combinations, to boutique beauties and emerging regions here is our top investment picks to help you stay on-trend for wines to watch in 2020. 


Dom Pèrignon, Rosé, France. Don Perignon is the most famous name in the world of Champagne, and this magnificent fine rosé can bring the same subtle splendour to the palate every time. $499

Louis Roederer, Cristal, Champagne, France. This bottle is the epitome of class and elegance and perfect to stash away for a that next special occasion that bubbles is required. Thanks to its rarity, quality and age you can expect a retail price of $400


2016 Yangarra Estate,Vineyard High Sands McLaren Vale Grenache, South Australia. Winner of the famed 2020 Halliday Wine Companion Awards and a great performer amongst Australian wine critics. $140

2006 Château d’Esclans, Garrus, Côtes De Provence Rosé, France. With the increasing trends in fine rosé from region this bottle has critics raving, as one of the best rosés on the market. $230

2001 Luciano Sandrone, Barolo Cannubi Boschis, Italy. Expect to hear a lot about wines from this region in 2020, Barolo has long been well respected, but with the recent releases there will be many collectors wanting to add a Barolo wine to their cellar. $330

1998 Tahbilk, 1860 Vines Shiraz, Victoria, Australia. A full-bodied Shiraz with a seductively powerful combination of flavours. Spice, pepper and a savoury flair. A beautiful bottle with aged complexity. $375

2009 Jim Barry, The Armagh Shiraz, South Australia. With the recent devastating bush fires in Australian, this is another Aussie battler worth investing your dollars in. With its intense flavour palate and a high rating amongst Australia’s best sommeliers, it is worth every cent for $380

1999 Greenock Creek, Roennfeldt Road Shiraz, South Australia. This fine specimen from the 65-year-old vines in the famed Barossa Valley is perfect to indulge in now or saved until 2030. $399

2006 Clarendon Hills, Astralis Syrah, South Australia. Clarendon Hills is the living vision of one of the world’s greatest Shiraz winemakers, Roman Bratasiuk. And he attracts worldwide attention with his exceptional range, with the Astralis as the pinnacle to his collection. $460

2009 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien, France. Ducru has long produced wines of the upmost elegance and balance, but none more than the outstanding example of a 2009 Saint-Julien. Robert Parker Jnr rates this one with a perfect score, 100. It is likely this one will quickly disappear to enthusiasts’ collections. $575  

2010 Penfolds, Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia. With limited stock and Andrew Caillard’s perfect score this is a 707 for the ages. $665

2009 Château l’Evangile Pomerol, France. For something with the full plushness and vibrant aromatics of this smooth French blend this vintage is everything a Bordeaux wine should be. $680  

Penfolds Grange, Shiraz, South Australia.  One of Australia's most famous and coveted wines, with the 1971, 1976 and 1990 vintages all being particularly noteworthy, also carrying a price tag up to $30,000. But the 2015 vintage is still an excellent drop and worthy investment for 2022-2050 with a price point of $750


2013 Leeuwin Estate, Art Series Chardonnay, Western Australia. Leeuwin’s “Art Series” represents the most opulent and age worthy wines from each vintage and paired with paintings commissioned by leading contemporary Australian artists. Art and fine wine in one bottle for $350

2010 Château Cos D’Estournel, Blanc Saint-Estéphe, France. This Bordeaux wine is drinkable immediately but will certainly reward those considering some mellowing and honeyed complexity that comes with cellaring. $495

1986 Castillo Ygay, Gran Reserva Especial Cosecha, Spain. This wine was awarded the very first perfect score by Robert Parker to a white wine in Spain, and we couldn’t agree more. This has been perfection in the making since 1945 when the Viura and Malvasia vineyards were first planted. $799