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Carruades de Lafite 2022 released En Primeur

  • Carruades de Lafite 2022 has been released for £2,256 per 12×75.
  • Antonio Galloni (Vinous) scored it 92-94 and deemed it a ‘real showstopper.’
  • The release is the best value Carruades on the market.

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Carruades de Lafite 2022 has been released at €180 per bottle ex-négociant, up 12.5% on the 2021 release (€160).

It is being offered by the international trade for £2,256 per 12×75, an 13.9% increase on the 2021’s opening price (£1,980 a case).

Despite the year-on-year price increases, the new release is the best value wine on the market. See more pricing analysis below.

Critics’ scores

Neal Martin (Vinous) is yet to score the wine. Although his Bordeaux report and scores are due later this afternoon.

His colleague, Antonio Galloni (Vinous) scored it 92-94 and deemed it a ‘real showstopper.’ While James Suckling gave it a barrel range of 96-97, describing it as ‘nervy’ with an ‘intense center palate.’

William Kelley (Wine Advocate) awarded it a barrel range of 91-93 points and described it as ‘bright and velvety’.

Fair Value analysis

According to the Liv-ex ‘Fair Value’ methodology, Carruades de Lafite’s best correlation is with age (94%) rather than score.

This means that vintages of Carruades de Lafite rise in value with age, making younger vintages a good buying opportunity.

Based on today’s release price of £2,256, the 2022 vintage is the best value Carruades de Lafite on the market. It might, therefore, offer an exciting opportunity for those able to secure an allocation.

Those looking for other opportunities might want to consider the 2015 and 2018 vintages. Although they are more expensive than today’s release, both fall below the ‘Fair Value’ line. The 2017 and 2020 vintages also look attractive.

Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2022 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 630+ 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.