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Opportunities in Lafleur back vintages

Last week, Château Lafleur 2022 was released at €610 per bottle ex-négociant, up 8.9% on 2021’s opening price (€560 per bottle).  

In the release, it was noted that the Château’s aim is to be transparent and give the market confidence with a stable pricing model.

It is being offered by the international trade for £7,440 per 12×75, a 14.3% increase on 2021 (£6,508 per 12×75).  

You can read our analysis of the release here.

Opportunities in Château Lafleur back vintages

For those lucky enough to secure an allocation, the 2022 vintage of Château Lafleur is one of the best value wines on the market today.

Buyers looking for opportunities in other vintages have several alternatives. For example, the 2012 and 2014 might be of interest to those after an entry point into a highly sought-after label like Lafleur. The wines both received a score of 95 points from Neal Martin (Vinous) and are available at a discount of 35.5% and 28.8% respectively to this year’s release.

The 2009 and 2010 are both quite valuable today as they enter their drinking windows, appreciating significantly since their release. They hold Neal Martin scores of 97 and 98 points respectively.

With an 89% correlation between Neal Martin scores and Market Price, Lafleur back vintages with similar scores as the 2022 release, such as the 2015, 2016 and 2017 all might be of interest to buyers.

The 2017 in particular is one to watch, available at only a 16.7% premium to this year’s release and boasting a Neal Martin score of 97 points.

There are currently 212 LIVE Lafleur opportunities on Liv-ex.

In case you missed it:

Here’s what we’ve been reading:

  • Liv-ex: Château Lafleur 2022 released En Primeur
  • Harpers: Consumer confidence levels on the rise, finds IWSR
  • The drinks business: Incredible’ Château Lafleur release provides ‘excellent value

Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2022 page contains everything you need to know about this year’s campaign. You can also sign up for our daily En Primeur email alerts using the form below. 

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.         

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