Beneath the Label
Screaming Eagle is the epitome of a cult wine, superbly rare, huge quality and expensive. With a 12 year-long waiting list, it is the wine every wine enthusiast knows about, but has never tasted.
Critic Score: 100 Points – Robert Parker
One of only 4 vintages to receive the magic 100 from Parker.
Region Rating: Napa Valley, 96E
Napa is known for utterly perfect wine-growing conditions. So for this vintage to distinguish itself from the rest is quite something.
Drinking Window: 2018-2027
This an interesting facet of Screaming Eagle, it is not going to live forever.
Production Volume: 500 cases
A small production by any standards, of which the majority will be tucked into the cellars of those who have waited 12 years to get onto the mailing list. Resulting in a tiny volume on the secondary market.
From a quality perspective, this sits amongst those wines at the very top tier. The heritage and rarified mythology around the wines combined with the elusive perfect Parker points make this a very special wine indeed.
The most notable takeaway is the maturity of this wine. It is not a long-lived wine when compared to those over the pond. The optimal drinking window has just begun and consumption will be beginning to take place. Soon the underlying supply and demand dynamic will kick in and the already small supply will become non-existent spurring prices on.
Brand Power: 94/100, rank 13th in BiBO Brand Power Metric
This is the highest scored wine outside of France in our metric. The wine certainly sits on most oenophiles bucket list thanks in part to a host of auction records, perfect scores and utter peerlessness in Napa.
There will always be a home for a wine like this. Popular in every major market, serious collectors will always consider this when offered.
Inter-Trade Price Volatility: 16.7%
The lack of data points is a slight issue but volatility in this instance is positive with the price bounding upwards.
For an item such as this, you would expect similar characteristics as those icon tier wines from Burgundy. Seriously low data points, very volatile with low price transparency and ultimately very illiquid. However, this is not the case. The wines price is easily identifiable and importantly this can translate into an exit should it be necessary. Thanks to the reputation of the brand this is a wine that despite commanding over £3,000 a bottle will sell.
Position for Profit
Own an icon. Estimating the full extent of the potential upside for truly iconic wines such this can be hard to fully quantify. However with the 2007 we have a reasonable point of reference. The only other 100 pointer to proceed the 2007 is the 1992. A single bottle of which now fetches just shy of £9,000 per bottle in Asia. A case was listed last year at £35,433 per 3*75.
These incredible figures are because of the fundamental quality and rarity of these bottles. The bottles we are offering are equally special and the price will, over time, react accordingly.