- Château Climens 2022 has been released at £1,304.40 per 12×75.
- Jancis Robinson scored the wine 17.5 points out of 20.
- Buyers looking for value might want to consider the 2013 or 2015 vintages.
As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château Climens 2022 has been released at €106.25 per bottle ex-négociant. The wine is coming with a recommended retail price of £1,340.40 per 12×75.
The past few years have been tumultuous for Château Climens. The estate did not produce any wine in 2017 nor 2021 due to frosts and challenging weather conditions. In 2018, the harvest was severely affected by mildew. Nonetheless, that year, Château Climens launched a new dry white, Asphodèle. Last year, as reported by Decanter, the estate also announced a new majority owner.
As such, there is little to no secondary market activity for the past five vintages, which is why the chart above shows the Market Prices and Neal Martin scores of the 2006-2016 vintages. This may also go some way in explaining the high release price of the 2022 vintage.
Neal Martin (Vinous) has not yet released his 2022 scores.
Jancis Robinson rated the wine 17.5 points out of 20, praising its ‘great persistence’ and its ‘elegance and finesse’.
Fair Value analysis
Buyers looking for value might consider the 97-point 2015 vintage, which comes at a 55.2% discount to the 2022 release.
The 2013 vintage also looks attractive: it was rated 95 points by Neal Martin and currently has a Market Price of £360.
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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.