This whole Coronavirus lockdown thing has us watching more movies than normal. And naturally, we’re watching a whole lot of James Bond, because these crazy Friday nights chained to the couch need a little excitement. It was precisely at that train scene with James Bond and Madeleine Swann in Spectre when we get a glimpse of the 2005 Château Angélus that we thought… this wine deserves a fund.
And so, in light of the 25th Bond movie set to be released later this year, No Time To Die was born. Backed by 200 bottles of 2005 Château Angélus and 300 bottles of 2005 Château Petrus – and a market value of € 3 million – this fund is no joke. Quite literally, these are some of the best wines on earth.
But what makes these wines so prestigious? The funny thing is, these wines weren’t always lauded like they are today.
Château Angélus got its fifteen seconds of fame in Casino Royale in 2006 with a bottle of 1982, but it was already on its way to greatness before this major motion picture debut. In 1988 when Hubert de Bouard took over as winemaker, he changed the name from L’Angélus to Angélus. By dropping the L, Angélus would always show up at the top of the alphabetized list of wines. He also started introducing more Burgundian methods of winemaking into his cellars, such as fermenting with whole berries, ageing on the lees, farming, harvesting and vinifying on a parcel by parcel basis. And Château Angélus was ahead of the game with the Asian export markets. To this day, Château Angélus is known in China as Kin Chun, or “The Golden Bell.”
Château Petrus is located in the Pomerol appellation, not too far from Saint-Emilion. Even though Pomerol wines have never been classified, Petrus has consistently been ranked among the world’s most expensive bottles since the 1980s. But it wasn’t always so luxurious. In fact, from its humble beginnings in the 1750s, Petrus was virtually unknown until after World War II, when the owners of the château realized that the French wine market was saturated and started expanding sales to other European countries and the United States. Petrus started to climb the ranks of fame when, in the 1960s, President John F. Kennedy declared it as his favorite wine. And the rest was history when Robert Parker gave some of his highest praise ever to a bottle of 1982 Château Petrus. From this moment on, the prestige made it so that there would always be more demand than supply. Cue skyrocketing prices.
If you’ve been considering securing an alternative asset hedge fund, No Time to Die could just be the one you’ve been waiting for. Made up of two of the best wines on earth, their finite supply and growing demand mean that these rare gems are only going to continue growing in value. Our award winning funds return an average of 36% per year and the fine wine market has grown 234% in the last 10 years. During these uncertain times, our funds are especially fit to hedge against economic downturns since they are backed by tangible assets that have real physical value, unlike traditional stocks.