Ormes de Pez has been released at €19.20 per bottle ex-negociant, down 11.1% on the release price of the 2016 (€21.6). It is expected to be released by the international trade at around £225 per 12×75.
At this price, the wine offers a small discount on the current price of last year’s release, albeit with a slightly lower score. No other recent vintages with a comparable score are cheaper than this. The closest is the 2014, which has 89 points from Neal Martin and is available at a 22% discount to today’s release (£175).
Writing for Vinous, Neal Martin predicted that the 2017 “will be delicious over the next couple of decades”, advising: “don’t ignore this”. His colleague Antonio Galloni was less effusive, awarding it 88-90 points and calling it “a bit light in both body and structure”. He scored it 88-90 points. Both critics agree that this wine will be approachable early.
The first part of Antonio Galloni’s report, covering major Left Bank appellations, was released on Vinous yesterday. The remainder of his report is expected today. A summary and some scores will be available on Liv-ex after the full report has been released.