La Lagune 2020 En Primeur: “strides confidently out”

  • The wine is available for £324 per 12×75 SEP
  • It has been scored an average of 93 by several key critics.
  • The 2019 offers Fair Value but the 2020 will look compelling if it receives the same score from Neal Martin.

The Haut-Médoc estate has released its 2020 wine En Primeur at €26.40 per bottle ex-négociant, up 10% on the 2019’s opening price.

It is being offered by the international trade for £324 per 12×75. This is 7% higher than the current Market Price of the 2019 but less than other back vintages.

Critical opinion

The wine has received average scores of 93 from several key critics. Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW of the Wine Advocate scored it 92-94, saying it, “strides confidently out of the glass”.

James Suckling scored it 93-94, Jane Anson at Decanter a 93 and Julia Harding MW for JancisRobinson.com gave it 16.5. “Lovely young wine without extremes,” she wrote.

Fair Value

The current Market Price of the 2019, which was scored 92-94 by Benchmark Critic, Neal Martin, is 7% cheaper than the new release (£300 per dozen).

As such, any stock of the 2019 will look appealing. Likewise, La Lagune has a strong correlation with age and the 2017, 2014 and 2012 vintages look Fair Value too.

Nonetheless, a similar score to the 2019 from Martin will still make the 2020 look compelling, as it is cheaper than those three wines and with the potential for a stronger score.

Other releases

Clos de Sarpe was also released today at £508 per dozen, alongside Château Faugeres and Peby Faugeres.

 

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