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Solaia 2019 released

By September 8, 2022Bronze, Italy, Releases
  • Solaia 2019 has been released for 210 per bottle ex-négociant. 
  • The wine has a score of 97-points from The Wine Advocate. 
  • The 2010 and 2013 represent relative value among back vintages. 

Marchesi Antinori’s Solaia 2019 has been released through La Place de Bordeaux as part of the autumn release campaign. 

The wine was released for 210 per bottle ex-négociant, 11.7% higher than the 2018. At the time of writing offers have not gone out but it is estimated it will be released by the international trade for around £2,500 per 12×75. See more pricing analysis below. 

Critical response 

The Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner gave it a score of 97-points. She said it was ‘another blockbuster success’. She also noted the higher proportion of Cabernet Franc in the blend – a trait it shares with fellow Super Tuscan Masseto in this vintage. 

At Vinous, Antonio Galloni also gave it a score of 97-points. He said it was ‘fabulous’, as well as, ‘deep and exquisitely layered’ but also a little ‘buttoned up’ that would require patience from any future buyers. 

Jane Anson scored the 2019 98-points, saying she liked the ‘depth and restrained power on display,’ and that the Antinoris and estate director Stefano Carpaneto were ‘making the most of a superb vintage with this wine’. 

Fair Value 

Solaia has a strong correlation with Wine Advocate scores. As can be seen from the chart below, a release price in excess of £2,500 per dozen will start to push the 2019 over the fair value line. 

The 97-point 2010 currently has a Market Price of £2,550 per 12×75. 

The chart shows there is currently value in the 2010 and 2013 vintages, especially the latter which also has a score of 98-points. 

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 600 merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £80m of bids and offers across 16,000 wines. Independent data, direct from the market.