Pichon Lalande 2019 has been released at €104.5 per bottle ex-negociant, down 20.8% on the 2018 release (€132). The wine is being offered by the international trade at £1332 per 12×75, a 19.6% decrease on the 2018 opening price of £1656 per case. Reports suggest release volumes were cut by 25%.
For more information on the wine, you can view the Chateau’s vintage presentation on the Union des Grand Cru de Bordeaux’s YouTube channel, here.
Pichon Lalande 2019 was one of only two wines in this year’s campaign to receive a potential perfect score from Vinous’s Neal Martin, (98-100). He explained his score by saying, “you are not looking at a modern day 1982 or 2016, but something even better and more profound”.
Antonio Galloni awarded a 95-97. James Suckling gave a 98-99. Jane Anson a 98. Lisa Perrotti-Brown a 97-99, noting an ABV of 14.15%.
Pichon Lalande prices have a 60% correlation to ‘Benchmark Critic’ scores.
Today’s release stands in a field of its own, scored two points higher than Neal Martin’s previously highest scored, 2016 and 2018, but offered at a 15.2% and 14.7% discount, respectively. 2014 and 2017 also sit below the line and buyers may consider the wines for their value, under £1000 per 12×75.
Looking for more?
Members of Liv-ex can get future posts like this emailed to them in near real-time by signing-up to our EP Release Alerts.
Our Bordeaux 2019 pages contain everything you need to know about this year’s En Primeur campaign; analysis tools, critics scores, reports and more.