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On the 15th of June 2023, we have seen the release of Chateau Pontet-Canet.
Chateau Pontet-Canet 2022
On the 15th June 2023, we now see the release of the fifth growth wine from Pauillac named Pontet-Canet, and the price is up 21.0% on last years release. The ex negociant price is 90 Euro a bottle. The wine is being offered by the international trade for £1,077.00 per case of 12 bottles at 75cl each according to Liv-ex, and this will result in an increase of 21% on the opening price of the 2021's.
At this price, the 2020 and 2017 vintages look better value in relation to today’s release. See more pricing analysis below.
Liv-ex members ranked Pontet-Canet among the top ten best wines for value in this year’s En Primeur Survey.
Fair Value analysis
Using Liv-ex’s ‘Fair Value’ methodology, prices for Château Pontet-Canet are 76.5% correlated to Neal Martin scores.
Buyers looking for other opportunities might want to consider the 2020 vintage. It holds a score of 95 from Neal Martin (Vinous) and is available at a discount of 22.9% to today’s release.
The lower-scoring 2017 might also be of interest.
Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded the wine a barrel range of 94-96 points, praising the ‘fine balance’ and ‘long residual peppery note’ on the finish. Admitting that he has ‘not pulled any punches’ for recent vintages that have strayed from the style of Pauillac, he notes that the 2022 Pontet-Canet is ‘safely within the appellation’.
Other critics were also interested in regional style, with Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Independent) calling the wine ‘Pauillac in all its powerful, energetic glory’. She scored it at a range of 97-99 points.
Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux) rated the wine at 94 points, highlighting the ‘vivid plum colour, violet reflections [and] chewy tannins’, that hit the palate immediately.
Please see some of the scores taken from Liv-Ex as shown below: