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Lafleur 2017 has been released and is being offered by merchants at £5,340 per 12×75, up 3.5% on the opening price of the 2016 vintage (£5,160).

Neal Martin was impressed by this year’s offering and awarded the wine 95-97 points. He noted that “this is an awesome 2017 from Baptiste Guinaudeau, one of the few that will oblige several years in the cellar”. Galloni, who scored the wine 95-98 points went further, adding that “the 2017 Lafleur is without question one of the wines of the vintage on the Right Bank”.  Even higher praise came from Lisa Perotti-Brown who gave a score of 97-100 points.

Liv-ex members also enjoyed Lafleur, voting it as their fifth favourite wine of the vintage.

Today’s release of £5,160 per 12×75 places Lafleur 2017 at a slight discount to the price implied by Liv-ex’s fair value methodology.

Buyers looking for value might consider the 2008 vintage.  The wine has the same score, ten additional years in bottle and is available at a 17.6% discount to today’s release.

You can keep up with other critic scores as they are released on our critic scores page.

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