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Château Lafleur 2021 released En Primeur

  • Château Lafleur 2021 has been released at £6,508 per 12×75.
  • One of the highest-rated wines of the vintage, Neal Martin scored it 96-98 points.
  • Today’s release offers excellent value for those lucky enough to secure an allocation.

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, today sees the release of Château Lafleur 2021. The wine is being offered by the international trade for £6,508 per 12×75, up 3.0% on the 2020’s opening price.

The 2020’s Market Price, however, has risen 96% since last summer. See more pricing analysis below.

Critics’ scores

The 2021 Lafleur has been one of the most consistently highly rated wines of the vintage. Neal Martin (Vinous) scored it 96-98 points saying that Baptiste and Julie Guinaudeau ‘have conjured not just one of the finest Pomerols of 2021, but one of the finest Bordeaux wines’.

Antonio Galloni (Vinous) scored it 95-97 points, saying it brushed off the challenges of the vintage ‘like water off a duck’s back’.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent) gave the wine a score of 95-97, calling it a ‘jaw-dropping achievement’.

‘A monument in the making,’ said William Kelley (Wine Advocate), who gave it 96-98 points, while Jane Anson awarded it 97-points.

Fair Value analysis

Today’s opening price comes at around a 35% discount to the price implied by Liv-ex’s Fair Value methodology. This makes Lafleur 2021 one of the best value vintages on the market for those lucky enough to secure an allocation.

Buyers might also be interested in the 100-point 2019. The 95-point 2014 also presents an attractive alternative and costs 23.2% less than today’s release.

Other releases

Alongside the Grand Vin of Lafleur were the 2020 vintages of ‘Les Pensées’ (£1,444 per 12×75) and ‘Les Perrieres’ (£584 per 12×75).

Other wines from the same stable include Grand Village Rouge (£158 per 12×75), which saw 33% drop in production volumes, as the Guinaudeaus family uprooted almost 6.5 hectares of vines.

Les Champs Libres (£612 per 12×75) and Grand Village Blanc (£180 per 12×75) were also released this morning.

Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2021 page contains everything you need to know about this year’s campaign. You can also sign up for our daily En Primeur email alerts using the form below.   

Liv-ex analysis is drawn from the world’s most comprehensive database of fine wine prices. The data reflects the real time activity of Liv-ex’s 560+ merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £100m of bids and offers across 16,000 wines. Independent data, direct from the market.