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LIVE opportunities: Neal Martin’s top-scoring Bordeaux estates

What do Château Palmer 2018, Château Cos D’Estournel 2016, and Château Latour 2010 have in common?

They’ve all been awarded 100-points from Neal Martin in the last two years he’s been writing at Vinous.

Martin has awarded a total of 11 Bordeaux wines from the 2010 to 2019 vintages a latest score of either 99 or 100 points, most of them from the 2016 vintage.

But which estates boast his best ratings on average? The table above highlights Martin’s highest-scoring châteaux based on their average score over the past 10 vintages, along with their average Market Price.

Value spots

Cos D’Estournel ranks 9th on the table for average Neal Martin score yet its wines are available for just over £1,200 per 12×75 on average. The 2013 and 2014 vintages are scored 91-points and 96-points respectively and both have Market Prices below £1,000.

Vieux Château Certan is another value option. It has been Martin’s third highest-scored wine on average over the past 10 vintages and has an average Market Price of just over £2,000. With Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW hinting that its 2020 vintage may be a future 100-point wine, it will be one to watch on release.

Fair Value

Not only does En Primeur allow you to secure new releases, but it puts a macro focus on past vintages in Bordeaux. Our Fair Value Tool will help you see where each 2020 wine needs to be priced and scored to reach fair value and spot what back vintages might currently offer fair value.

Liv-ex members on a Silver package and higher have access to the tool and can use it now. 2020 critic scores are added within hours of the reports being published.

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