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Bordeaux En Primeur 2022 Releases - Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou

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On the 20th of June 2023, we have seen the release of Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou.

Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2022

On the 20th June 2023, we now see the release of the second growth wine from Saint-Julien named Ducru Beaucaillou, and the price is up 19.2% on last years release. The ex negociant price is 186 Euro a bottle. The wine is being offered by the international trade for £2,244.00 per case of 12 bottles at 75cl each according to Liv-ex, and this will result in an increase of 17.6% on the opening price of the 2021's.


At this price, the 2016, 2018 and 2020 vintages look better value in relation to today’s release. See more pricing analysis below.


Fair Value analysis

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


That said, Ducru-Beaucaillou prices are 65% correlated to Antonio Galloni scores.


Buyers looking for value in back vintages might want to consider the 97-point 2016 and 2018 vintages; they are available at a discount of 14.4% and 26.5% respectively to today’s release. The 2020, which was scored a barrel range of 96-98 points by Neal Martin, is also available at a 14.4% discount to today’s release.


The lower-scoring 2014 also looks attractive.


Critics’ scores

Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded the wine a barrel range of 95-97 points, calling it ‘one of the most dense and muscular’ of the Château’s history. He added that the 2022 Ducru-Beaucaillou ‘threatens to overwhelm the senses’ while still young, noting that the bottle tasting will be particularly important.


William Kelley (Wine Advocate) assigned it a score of 94-96 points, deeming it a ‘punchy, modern Saint-Julien reminiscent of a hypothetical blend of the 2018 and 2020’.


James Suckling gave the wine a barrel range of 97-98 points, calling it ‘full-bodied with powerful tannins, yet fine and layered’.

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


Chris Kissack

95-97

thewinedoctor.com

16/05/2023


Matthew Jukes

20

matthewjukes.com

16/05/2023


Neal Martin

(95-97)

vinous.com

16/05/2023


Colin Hay

96-98

thedrinksbusiness.com

15/05/2023


Lisa Perrotti-Brown

97-99

thewineindependent.com

14/05/2023


Peter Moser

98

falstaff.com

12/05/2023


Jane Anson

98

janeanson.com

11/05/2023


Jeb Dunnuck

97-99

jebdunnuck.com

10/05/2023


Rod Smith

96

timatkin.com

10/05/2023


Antonio Galloni

(95-97)

vinous.com

09/05/2023


James Lawther

17.5 +

jancisrobinson.com

08/05/2023


Jeff Leve

98-100

thewinecellarinsider.com

04/05/2023


William Kelley

(94 - 96)

robertparker.com

28/04/2023


Georgina Hindle

97

decanter.com

21/04/2023


James Suckling

97-98

jamessuckling.com

19/04/2023



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