- The wine has a trade price of £372 (12×75) SEP.
- It has received average scores of 93 from critics Suckling, Anson and Perrotti-Brown.
- The new release looks well-priced versus its back vintages.
The 2020 Branaire Ducru has been released for €31.20 per bottle ex-négociant, an increase of 10.6% on the 2019’s release price.
The wine is being offered by the trade for £372 per dozen, which is 4% less than the current Market Price of the 2019.
If it receives a score from Benchmark Critic, Neal Martin, equal to the 2019 it will look even better placed
The wine has received scores from several critics including James Suckling, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW and Jane Anson. On average they scored it 93-points.
Anson (93) said it was a “lovely” and “unfussy”, Suckling (93-94) that it was “polished” with “fine tannins”, while Perrotti-Brown (91-93+) said it had a “lot of verve” with “appealing tension”.
The new release looks very well-positioned, being cheaper than the 2019 and 2018 vintages. If Benchmark Critic Neal Martin gives the new vintage a score equal to the 2019 (94-96) it will look even more compelling.
That said, in a vintage that is not highly favourable to St-Julien, even a slightly lower score will make this release look fair.
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