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On the 21st of June 2023, we have seen the release of Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion.
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 2022
On the 21st June 2023, we now see the release of the Premier Cru wine from Pessac-Leognan named La Mission Haut-Brion, and the price is up 17.3% on last years release. The ex negociant price is 264 Euro a bottle. The wine is being offered by the international trade for £3,180.00 per case of 12 bottles at 75cl each according to Liv-ex, and this will result in an increase of 17.8% on the opening price of the 2021's.
At this price, the 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2020 vintages look better value in relation to today’s release. See more pricing analysis below.
Fair Value analysis
Using Liv-ex’s ‘Fair Value’ methodology, prices for Château La Mission Haut-Brion are 63.5% correlated to Neal Martin scores.
Buyers looking for other opportunities might want to consider the 2020 vintage, which has a Neal Martin (Vinous) score of 98 points. With a Market Price of £2,618 per 12×75, it comes at a 17.7% discount to today’s release. The 2019 was also scored 98 points from the critic, and is available at a 9.4% discount to the 2022.
2016 is potentially the highest-scoring Mission of the last decade with 99 points from Neal Martin. It sits just above the fair value line, with a Market Price of £3,190 per 12×75. The 2015 has a score of 98 points from the critic and is available at a 7.2% discount to the 2022.
The 2018 might also be of interest; it has a score of 97 points from Neal Martin and sits below the Fair Value line.
Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded the wine a barrel range of 97-99, predicting that it will be ‘one of the standouts of the 2022 vintage’. He praised the ‘very refined bouquet’, even going so far as to say the 2022 La Mission has ‘its nose just in front of its First Growth sibling’.
‘An exceptional feeling of walking the line between excess and restraint’, noted Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux) who rated the wine at 97 points. She deems it ‘one of the most intense Missions’ regarding colour, but balances that against aromatics with ‘clear grip and fierce concentration’.
Yohan Castaing (Wine Advocate) scored it at 94-96+, calling it ‘surprisingly lively’, with a ‘seamless, broad-shouldered profile’.
Please see some of the scores taken from Liv-Ex as shown below:
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