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Bordeaux En Primeur 2022 Releases - Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Updated: Jun 23

Bordeaux, Wine Investment, News, En Primeur, Critic Scores, Chateau Lafite Rothschild


On the 16th of June 2023, we have seen the release of Chateau Lafite Rothschild.

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2022

On the 16th June 2023, we now see the release of the first growth wine from Pauillac named Lafite Rothschild, and the price is up 23.4% on last years release. The ex negociant price is 580 Euro a bottle. The wine is being offered by the international trade for £7,140.00 per case of 12 bottles at 75cl each according to Liv-ex, and this will result in an increase of 23.1% on the opening price of the 2021's.


The new release is one of the most expensive vintages on the market. Buyers looking for value might be interested in the 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021. See more pricing analysis below.


Liv-ex members ranked Lafite the second-best wine of the vintage in this year’s En Primeur Survey, coming in behind Cheval Blanc.


Fair Value analysis


There is no significant correlation between Lafite Market Prices and Neal Martin scores – the chosen critic for Liv-ex’s ‘Fair Value’ methodology.


That said, Lafite Rothschild prices are 73% correlated to Wine Advocate scores. Buyers looking for value in back vintages might want to consider the 2019 vintage. With a perfect score of 100 from Wine Advocate, it is available at a slight discount to the 2022.


The 2017 and 2020 vintages might also be of interest. Both wines received 97 points from Wine Advocate and sit below the Fair Value line. They are available at discounts of 9.0% and 8.9% respectively to today’s release.


The 2021 vintage is also one to consider. It holds a score of 96 from Wine Advocate and is available at a relatively fair Market Price of £5,800 (an 18.8% discount to today’s release).


Critics’ scores


Neal Martin (Vinous) scored the wine 96-98 points and said ‘perpetually the most deceptive of First Growth, one should not doubt its long-term potential’.


Several critics were quick to compare 2022 to Lafite’s greatest vintages. James Suckling awarded the wine a barrel range of 99-100, celebrating this vintage’s similarity to 1986 and its ‘purity and precision.’ In his words: ‘It’s really about being Lafite here.’ Similarly, Lisa Perrotti-Brown scored this vintage 98-100, calling it an ‘intellectual triumph’ that is ‘classic great Lafite.’


William Kelley (Wine Advocate) gave Lafite a barrel range of 95-97+, deeming it the ‘most tensile of the first growths this year.’


Please see some of the scores taken from Liv-Ex as shown below:


Lin Liu

100

winemaniacs.club

22/05/2023


Chris Kissack

95-97

thewinedoctor.com

16/05/2023


Matthew Jukes

20

matthewjukes.com

16/05/2023


Neal Martin

(96-98)

vinous.com

16/05/2023


Colin Hay

97-99

thedrinksbusiness.com

15/05/2023


Lisa Perrotti-Brown

98-100

thewineindependent.com

14/05/2023


Peter Moser

100

falstaff.com

12/05/2023


Jane Anson

97

janeanson.com

11/05/2023


Jeb Dunnuck

97-99

jebdunnuck.com

10/05/2023


Rod Smith

97

timatkin.com

10/05/2023


Antonio Galloni

(96-98)

vinous.com

09/05/2023


James Lawther

18.5

jancisrobinson.com

08/05/2023


Jeff Leve

98-100

thewinecellarinsider.com

04/05/2023


William Kelley

(95 - 97)+

robertparker.com

28/04/2023


Georgina Hindle

98

decanter.com

21/04/2023


James Suckling

99-100

jamessuckling.com

19/04/2023


Jean-Marc Quarin

100

quarin.com

17/04/2023

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