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Bibi Graetz Testamatta 2020 released

  • Bibi Graetz’s 2020 Testamatta has been released for £816 per case.
  • The wine has a score of 95-points from The Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner.
  • The 2016 vintage offers good value among back vintages.

As part of this autumn’s La Place de Bordeaux campaign, the 2020 vintage of Bibi Graetz’s Testamatta has been released at €49 per bottle ex-négociant, equal to the 2019’s opening price.

It is being offered by the international trade for £816 per 12×75. The 2016, 2018 and 2019 vintages look better value compared to today’s release. See more pricing analysis below.

Critical response

The Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner awarded today’s release a score of 95-points. She revealed that ‘Bibi Graetz has long been tinkering with his formula for this wine, and this vintage represents a new chapter’. She said that a blend of Sangiovese ‘from old and new vines […] and the introduction of these grapes (from a breezy, high-elevation site) are what gives Testamatta its beautiful clarity, sharpness and lifted bouquet’. Larner called it ‘a wine in transformation and a wine to watch’.

Jane Anson scored the wine 97-points, describing it as ‘gloriously jewel-like in colour’. She added that ‘everything feels in high definition, continuing the evolution of Testamatta from its earliest years’.

Meanwhile, James Suckling gave it 94-points, remarking that ‘this is definitely following the new wave of crunchy, vivid Tuscany sangioveses, which emphasize drinkability and transparency’.

Fair value

Prices for Bibi Graetz’s Testamatta are 66% correlated to age. As the chart below shows, some recent vintages look better value in comparison to today’s release. The 94-point 2018 and 2019, along with the 95-point 2016 vintage are available at about 30% discount to today’s release.

Other releases

Both the red and the white of Bibi Graetz’s Colore 2020 were also released today at €129 per bottle ex-négociant. The wines are being offered for £2,076 per case (12×75).

Meanwhile, the white Testamatta came out at €55 per bottle ex-négociant, with an international release at £888 per case (12×75).

The evolution of La Place de Bordeaux and the changing nature of the secondary fine wine market were covered in our recent report.

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