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Jane Anson awards two 100-point scores in La Place report

  • Wines from Argentina and the US were scored 100-points in Jane Anson’s latest report.
  • She also awarded one 99-point score and eight 98-point marks.
  • Liv-ex members can now access all of Jane Anson scores through our critic API.

Critic Jane Anson has released her scores for this autumn’s offerings from La Place de Bordeaux. She noted that the September release schedule has ‘become something of a juggernaut’, expanding from over 70 wines last year to over 100 this year.

Her report includes a list of the most high-profile of these new additions, which range from Italy, the US, France, Argentina, Spain and Chile, to Hungary, Austria and New Zealand.

The evolution of La Place de Bordeaux, what makes it attractive to non-Bordeaux brands and the changing nature of the secondary fine wine market were covered in our own recent report, currently available exclusively for Liv-ex members.

Perfect scores and high praise for Catena Zapata

Anson awarded two wines 100-point scores. These were Catena Zapata’s Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae 2019 and Inglenook Rubicon 2019.

The former she described as ‘one of the most exciting wines of the September Releases’ with ‘soaring aromatics’, while the Rubicon was a ‘storming, stonking Napa wine playing at the top of its game in 2019’.

She recommended the Adrianna Vineyard as her pick for this autumn’s ‘must buy’ wine. It is being released on 15th September and the Inglenook stable tomorrow (2nd September).

Among her other scores she awarded 99-points to Masseto 2019 (out 6th September). The up-coming re-release of Château Latour’s 2010 vintage (13th September) was scored 98-points, with Anson saying it was ‘utterly classic old school Latour from top to bottom’.

She also awarded 97-points to Clos Apalta 2019 which was released earlier this week, and 94-points to fellow Chilean brand Seña 2020 which was released today (1st September).

Best-scored new wines

There were some further high scores for some of this year’s new additions. Her ‘best new arrival’ was the Favia Coombsville Cerro Sur 2019. She awarded it 98-points and said it was ‘one to look out for’. Just 3,000 bottles are allocated to La Place.

Among the three New Zealand wines, her highest score of 95-points went to Craggy Range’s Aroha Pinot Noir 2020.

And the new Austrian wine, Kracher’s Grande Cuvée No. 5 Trockenbeerenauslese 2019 she scored 96-points.

New API for Jane Anson scores

The full report and all of Anson’s latest scores can be found on her website. Furthermore we are happy to announce that Liv-ex members can now bring Jane Anson’s scores and tasting notes into their system and website automatically.

Liv-ex’s Critic Reviews API (a technical tool that exchanges information between computer systems) allows you to bring in thousands of scores and notes from leading critics, like Jane Anson, directly into your system.

To coincide with the release of Jane’s latest report, new subscribers can receive 10% off a subscription using use the code SEPT22 during signup. Valid until 30th September 2022.


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