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Ornellaia 2020 pricing analysis  

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Ornellaia 2020 pricing analysis  

*All Ornellaia scores shown are the most recent Wine Advocate scores. Prices are from the 27th March 2023.  

Ahead of Ornellaia’s 2020 release in the UK market next week, we review its price in the context of other vintages currently available.  

Liv-ex members on a Silver package or higher can now see real-time prices for Ornellaia and other Super Tuscan wines on our Fair Value tool.  

The dashboard allows you to view the charts from our blogs in real-time and in multiple currencies: GBP (12×75), EUR (1×75) and USD (1×75).  

The following critics and publications are also included: Neal Martin, Jane Anson, Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Antonio Galloni, James Suckling, Jeb Dunnuck, Lisa Perrotti Brown.  

*made using Liv-ex’s Fair Value tool 

Release information    

Ornellaia 2020 has already been released via La Place de Bordeaux at €117 per bottle ex-negociant, up 8.3% on the 2019 release (€108).  

The UK release price is yet to be announced. However, it has been released in Asia with an RRP of 1,550 HKD, 35,000 JPY and 300 SGD per bottle (between £1,921-£2,599 per 12×75). 

At the time of writing it is offered LIVE for £1,910 per 12×75 (packed as 6×75).  

Critical reviews  

Monica Larner (Wine Advocate) awarded the 2020 a barrel range of 95-97 points. In her tasting note, she said that the wine would be ‘presented in the fall but won’t hit the market until spring of the following year’.  

Larner added that ‘this broad and generous expression has a beautiful quality of fruit and oak that speaks to the very best of Italian winemaking’.  

Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux) scored the wine 96 points. She noted that it was ‘a little more open and generous than the 2019 was at the same stage’ and that it was ‘luscious and enticing in texture’.  

Fair Value opportunities  

As the chart below shows, Ornellaia prices are 51% correlated to Wine Advocate scores.  

If the wine were to be released at £1,710 (the same price as the 2019 release), it would fall just below the ‘Fair Value’ line.  

Buyers looking for other options have many to choose from. Should the wine fall at the lower end of Larner’s barrel range, then the 96-point 2017 vintage might offer better value.  

Should it fall at the top end, buyers may want to consider the 2019 vintage, which was awarded 97 points by the critic and is available at a small discount. In her tasting note, Monica Larner said the wine was ‘a beautiful expression of coastal Tuscany’. 

The 2019 also boasts a perfect 100 points from Lisa Perotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent). In her review, she said that ‘this 2019 Ornellaia is a beautiful, luxurious, and vivacious wine’.  

Other vintages below the ‘Fair Value’ line include the 2011, 2014 and 2016.  

There are currently over 612 LIVE Ornellaia opportunities on your exchange.  

*All Ornellaia scores shown are the most recent Wine Advocate scores. Prices are from the 27th March 2023.  

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 620 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.