- Château Suduiraut 2022 has been released for £582 per 12×75.
- James Suckling scored the wine a barrel range of 98-99 points, and Jean-Marc Quarin awarded it 97 points.
- Buyers looking for value have plenty of options to choose from.
It is being offered with a recommended retail price of £582 per 12×75 (€56 / HK$ 480 / CHF 56 per bottle) an 18.4% decrease on the 2021’s opening price (£713 a case).
The 2021 vintage commanded a premium to previous vintages due to the extremely small quantities made, which came to just under one hectolitre per hectare according to the drinks business. The estate did not produce any wine in 2012, hence its absence on the chart.
While it doesn’t quite compete with 2021, the new release is still expensive compared to previous vintages. Buyers looking for value have plenty of options to choose from in highly-rated back vintages. 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 98-99 points. In his tasting note, he said it was ‘incredibly concentrated with such depth and power’. He added that it ‘tastes more like a BA from Germany!’
Jean-Marc Quarin also awarded the wine 97 points, praising its ‘very aromatic, fine, pure and complex nose’. He noted that ‘the wine shines on the palate with its meticulous texture’.
Fair Value analysis
Today’s release is coming to market at a premium to others already available. Buyers looking for opportunities among back vintages have many to choose from.
With several years bottle age and 97-points from Neal Martin, the 2015 and 2019 vintages are both available at discounts to today’s release. With 96-points, the 2014 and 2020 vintages also look attractive.
Suduiraut prices are 80% correlated to James Suckling scores. Liv-ex members on Silver packages and above can see more via the Fair Value tool.
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