In the last week of March we held our two launch evenings for the eagerly awaited 2015 vintage campaign. Both were held at Nicholas Mee Aston Martin in Hammersmith, the first night for existing investors and Waud Wine Club interested members. The second night was a special and very successful night put on for Barclays Wealth customers.
Nicholas Mee is Aston Martin’s official London’s Heritage dealership and we are delighted that they agreed to co-host the events with us. Our 30 guests on the Barclays evening were treated to a guided tour of the workshop before returning to the impressive showroom for the investment presentation. After a drinks reception with our Mas de Daumas Gassac Rose Frizant, we enjoyed a fascinating presentation by our Bordeaux En Primeur wine buyer, Stuart McCloskey. The evening concluded with a vinous treat, a blind tasting of three separate vintages – namely 2007, 2009 and 2012 of Chateau Pontet Canet in Bordeaux’s Pauillac region. In order to make the tasting competitive, one of the wines in the tasting had been awarded 100 Parker Points out of 100 – and we challenged the guests to guess which wine was the 100 pointer. If they correctly guessed the 2009 vintage, they were in with a chance of winning an Aston Martin.
Congratulations to Siobhan Pillmore, who took the spoils and went home with a brand new Aston Martin DB5 (miniature version!)
Waud Investment Wines have around 50 En Primeur investors repeating last years sound purchases of 2014’s with this year’s offerings. 2015 is shaping up to be a great vintage and we are expecting to increase our investors and Bordeaux allocations accordingly.
If you would like to invest £ 2,500 per head upwards in this campaign working as an individual or a syndicate of friends or colleagues, please register interest here or call (o) 020 7940 5516 (m) 07984 880698 and speak to Charles, Jeremy or Stuart.
Waud Investment Wines have access to a wide selection of the Bordeaux En Primeur wines including Chateau Lafite, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pontet Canet, Chateau Angelus and many more. In April and May we look for committments from our investors before we look to purchase the wines during the May/June buying period.