Lafleur 2018 has been released and is being offered by merchants at £5,800 per 12×75, up 8.6% on the opening price of the 2017 vintage (£5,340).
Critics have been full of praise for this year’s Lafleur. Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate) awarded the wine a barrel range of 97-100 points and said it was “full-bodied, powerful, opulent and incredibly seductive”.
James Suckling was also thrilled by the wine. He awarded it a perfect 100-points and said it had an “incredible finish”.
Jeff Leve (The Wine Cellar Insider) agreed, and said it was “the wine of the vintage”, awarding 98-100 points.
Liv-ex members also enjoyed Lafleur, voting it as their fifth favourite wine of the vintage.
Today’s release of £5,800 per 12×75 places Lafleur 2018 significantly below the price implied by Liv-ex’s ‘fair value’ methodology. Buyers lucky-enough to secure an allocation will no-doubt be pleased with today’s release.
For those not so lucky, the 2014 and 2006 vintages also look attractive.
Pensees Lafleur 2018 has also been released at £1,260 per 12×75, along with Perrieres Lafleur 2018, previously known as Guinaudeau G Acte, at £530 per 12×75.
Other wines from the stable include Champs Libres (£530 per 12×75), Grand Village Rouge (£135 per 12×75) and Grand Village Blanc (£155 per 12×75).
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