- Château Beychevelle 2022 has been released at £836 per 12×75.
- William Kelley (Wine Advocate) awarded the wine a barrel range of 92-94 points.
- Buyers looking for value might want to consider the 2021, 2017 and 2014 vintages.
As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château Beychevelle 2022 has been released at €67.50 per bottle ex-négociant, up 17.2% on the 2021 release (€57.60).
It is being offered by the international trade for £836 per 12×75, up 18.4% on the 2021’s opening price (£706 per 12×75).
While the new release is one of the best value wines on the market, last year’s 2021 is still available for less. See more pricing analysis below.
Neal Martin (Vinous) is yet to score the wine. However, William Kelley (Wine Advocate) awarded the wine a barrel range of 92-94 points. He noted that it was ‘unusually suave and polished tannins in the context of recent vintages at this address’.
James Suckling awarded it a slightly higher score of 94-95 points. He also noted that ‘the tannins are very well-integrated’ and commented on the ‘lovely bright fruit of currants and blackberries’.
Jean-Marc Quarin scored the wine 95 points and said that it had a ‘nice finish giving way to perfume rather than tannin. What charm!’
Fair Value analysis
According to the Liv-ex ‘Fair Value’ methodology, Beychevelle’s best correlation is with age rather than score (82%).
This means that vintages of Beychevelle rise in value with age, making younger vintages a good buying opportunity.
That being said, while today’s release is still one of the best vintages available on the market, the recently-released 2021 is still available at a 15% discount.
Buyers looking for other options in back vintages may want to consider the 2017 and 2014 vintages, which all fall below the trend line.
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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.