- Château Léoville Barton has been released at £780 per 12×75.
- William Kelley scored the wine 96-97+ points, while James Suckling awarded it 95-96 points.
- Buyers looking for value might want to consider the 2017, 2019 and 2020 vintages.
As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château Leoville Barton 2022 has been released at €64.20 per bottle ex-négociant, up 15.1% on the 2021 release (€55.80 per bottle).
It is being offered by the international trade for £780 per 12×75, a 16.7% increase on the 2021’s opening price (£669 per case).
At this price, some back vintages seem to offer better value, such as the 2017 or 2020. See more pricing analysis below.
Neal Martin (Vinous) has not yet released his 2022 scores, but James Suckling gave the wine a barrel range of 95-96 points. He called it ‘very polished and poised’, adding that it was ‘harmonious for the vintage’.
William Kelley (Wine Advocate) scored the wine a barrel range of 96-97+ points, calling the wines ‘one of the stars of the Médoc and a wine likely to equal or surpass its 2019 and 2016 counterparts’.
Fair Value analysis
Buyers looking for value might be interested in the 2017 vintage, which was scored 94 points by Neal Martin and has a Market Price of £570 per case – a 27% discount on today’s release.
The 2019 vintage also looks attractive, although it is available at a slight premium to today’s release (5.6%). It was scored 97 points by Neal Martin (Vinous) when tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting in January this year. In his tasting note, he said it was ‘powerful’ with ‘an effortlessness about it’.
With a Market Price of £692 and 95 points from the critic, the 2020 vintage also looks attractive.
Léoville Barton prices are 71% correlated to Wine Advocate scores. Liv-ex members on Silver packages and above can see more via the Fair Value tool.
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