Solaia 2015 has been released at €155 per bottle ex-negociant, 19.2% above the 2012, 2013 and 2014 vintages, which were all released at €130 per bottle ex-negociant. It is being offered by the international trade at £1,890 per 12×75, an increase of 16.6% on the 2014 release price (£1,620) in sterling terms.
Today’s release has received a very positive response from critics. James Suckling and Monica Larner (Wine Advocate) both awarded it a prestigious 100 points. Last week, Larner described the 2015 as ‘liquid sunshine not just in name but also in fact’. She further praised its ‘meticulous’ execution, ‘beautifully sweet and ripe’ tannins and ‘sensual’ bouquet.
James Suckling suggested that this might be ‘the greatest Solaia’ made so far.
The 2015 is being offered at a price point similar to older vintages, such as the 2007, currently available in the market. While vintages from 2008 onward are cheaper, today’s release might appeal on the basis of its critical acclaim. The wine is already being bid on Liv-ex at £915 per 6×75.
Last year, Liv-ex featured a spotlight on the Super Tuscan, Solaia. To read the full post, please click here.