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On the 1st of June 2023, we have seen the release of Chateau Talbot
Chateau Talbot 2022
On the 1st June 2023, we now see the release of the wine from Saint-Julien named Talbot. The ex negociant price is 48.00 Euro a bottle, up 21.2% on the 2021 release. It is being offered by the international trade for £580 per case of 12 bottles at 75cl each according to Liv-ex.
Based on today’s release, buyers searching for value have several options among back vintages.
Neal Martin (Vinous) gave the wine a barrel range of 92-94 points, calling it ‘well balanced’. He notes it is ‘a delicious Talbot’, but that it ‘needs a little more depth in the middle’ and will ‘appeal to those seeking classicism’.
Jane Anson awarded the wine a score of 94 points, calling it ‘an impressive Talbot’ and noting it is ‘one to follow over ageing’.
James Suckling gave the wine a score of 93-95 points and predicts that it will become Saint-Julien’s ‘most exciting wine since the 1980s’.
Fair Value analysis
There is no significant correlation between Talbot Market Prices and Neal Martin scores – the chosen critic for Liv-ex’s ‘Fair Value’ methodology.
According to the chart above, buyers have a few options for value among back vintages.
The 2019 looks attractive, boasting a score of 94 points from Neal Martin (Vinous), the highest in the last decade. He calls it ‘one of the best recent vintages’ that will ‘age with style’. It is available at a discount of 15.5% to today’s release. The 2020 vintage, which is available at a 17.4% discount to today’s release, also offers relative value for money and was rated 93 points by Neal Martin.
Please see some of the scores taken from Liv-Ex as shown below:
(93 - 95)