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Jeff Leve publishes Bordeaux 2022 scores

Last week, wine critic Jeff Leve published his Bordeaux 2022 tasting notes and scores on his website, the Wine Cellar Insider

Leve was full of praise for this year’s vintage. In his press release, he said ‘I love 2022 Bordeaux’ and added that ‘the wines are exciting, sensuous and fresh. They have character, style, longevity and frankly, represent everything that is great in Bordeaux today!’  

He did note, however, that he is ‘probably a bit more enthusiastic than [his] peers about the vintage’. Indeed, Leve’s appreciation is reflected in his scores: he awarded 23 wines a barrel range of 98-100 points – more than any other critic so far.  

His top-scoring wines can be seen in the table below. In terms of appellation, Pomerol and Saint-Emilion account for five of the wines each, followed by Pauillac and Pessac-Leognan with four wines each. 

Of the recently-released Château Angélus 2022, Jeff Leve said that ‘the wine is all about its elegance in the texture’, praising ‘the level of purity and refinement that was not present in older vintages’. The critic was also enthused by Château Cheval Blanc 2022, released earlier this morning, calling it ‘perfectly balanced’.

Liv-ex members can compare scores from multiple critics via our Critic Scores grid on the Bordeaux 2022 page.  

Image shows the top-scoring Bordeaux 2022 wines according to Jeff Leve.

Liv-ex Bordeaux 2022 En Primeur coverage  

Liv-ex will be publishing release posts during En Primeur and has a range of tools and insights to help navigate the campaign. Our Bordeaux 2022 page contains links to key prices, critic scores, and reports and release blogs.   

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