Beychevelle 2019 has been released today at €52.8 per bottle ex-negociant, down 12% on the 2018 release (€60). It is being offered by the international trade at £657.6 per case, down 8.7% on last year’s release (£720 per 12×75).
It comes with a recommended price tag of 539.30 HK, 67.1 CHF and 69.6 USD. Today’s release is down 17% in volume compared to last year and is strictly allocation based. You can watch the UGCB presentation of the wine here.
At this price level, today’s release is the cheapest Beychevelle offered on the market. All other recent vintages are trading above £700.
Beychevelle 2019 received 95-97 points from Jeff Leve and 94 points from Jane Anson (Decanter). James Suckling scored it 93-94 and described it as a “rich, layered red with lots of ripe fruit and creamy, round tannins”. He added that it is “equal to the 2018 in quality”.
However, prices for Beychevelle show little correlation to scores. As you can see in the chart above, older vintages tend to command higher prices.
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