Grand Puy Ducasse 2018 has been released at €26.40 per bottle ex-negociant, up 4.7% on the 2017 (€25.20). The wine is coming with a recommended retail price of £326.40 per 12×75, up 5.9% on the 2017 release of £308 per case.
Antonio Galloni (Vinous) scored the wine a barrel range of 92-95 points and said, “the 2018 is one of the most polished and refined recent vintages I can remember tasting for a wine that up until recently was much darker and more extracted in style”.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (Wine Adovcate) commented on the wine’s “fresh, crunchy red and black fruit” and awarded 91-93 points. James Suckling gave a range of 93-94 points and said it was “energetic and intense”.
Other commentators include James Molesworth (Wine Spectator) who said, “the long finish really glistens” and awarded 92-95 points.
Prices for Grand Puy Ducasse are 59% correlated to our ‘Benchmark Critic’ series. Based on today’s release of £326.40, the wine is coming to market significantly below the line implied by our ‘fair value’ methodology. Followers of all three critics will find value in today’s release.
Buyers looking for other options may want to consider the 2015 which was awarded 91 points by Neal Martin and is available at a slight discount to today’s release.
Looking for more?
Our Bordeaux 2018 pages contain everything you need to know about this year’s En Primeur campaign, including:
- Critic scores
- Release prices
- Bordeaux 2018 analysis tool [members only]
- The conversation on social media
- Liv-ex’s fair value methodology