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La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion 2021 released En Primeur

  • La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion 2021 has been released for £672 per 12×75 .
  • Neal Martin called it ‘gutsy’ and rated it 89-91 points.
  • Several back vintages offer better value for money.

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion 2021 has been released at €55 per bottle ex-négociant, down 8.3% on the 2020’s opening price.

It is being offered by the international trade for £672 per 12×75. Several back vintages look better value in relation to today’s release. See more pricing analysis below.

Critics’ scores

Neal Martin (Vinous) thought it was ‘quite concentrated for a Deuxième Vin,’ and ‘gutsy’. He rated it 89-91 points.

William Kelley (Wine Advocate) scored the wine 90-92 saying that while it, ‘can’t match the polish and elegance of Le Clarence de Haut-Brion this year, it’s a fine second wine’.

Antonio Galloni (Vinous) was less keen. He wrote that while ‘elegant and delicate’ he wished there was ‘more depth’. He continued: ‘Ultimately the 2021 feels a bit light’. He scored it 89-91 points.

Fair Value analysis

Today’s opening price comes at around a 20% premium to the price implied by Liv-ex’s Fair Value methodology. Buyers looking for value might be interested in the similarly scored 2012, which is available for a 35% discount.

The 2019, 2018, 2015 and 2014 vintages also have higher scores and are available for the same price or less than today’s release.

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 580+ 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.