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Château d’Armailhac 2022 released En Primeur

  • Château d’Armailhac 2022 has been released at £484 per 12×75.
  • ‘Will surely be irresistible once it reaches its peak’, said Neal Martin who rated it 93-95 points.
  • Buyers looking for value might want to consider the 2020 and 2021 vintages.

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château d’Armailhac 2022 has been released at €39.60 per bottle ex-négociant, up 22.2% 2021’s opening price (€32.40 per bottle).

It is being offered by the international trade for £484 per 12×75, up 23.8% from the 2021 release price (£391 per case).

Buyers looking for value among back vintages might want to consider the 2020 and 2021. See more pricing analysis below.

Critics’ scores

Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded the wine a barrel range of 93-95 points, praising the ‘gentle and discrete crescendo’ of the finish. He predicts that ‘it will surely be irresistible once it reaches its peak’. In his words: ‘you’ve been warned’.

James Suckling gave it a range of 96-97 points, calling it ‘one to watch’ thanks to its ‘tight and racy palate that shows persistence and verve’.

Jean-Marc Quarin awarded the wine 95 points, praising its ‘very aromatic, fine, fruity, subtle, pure, floral and liquorice nose’.

William Kelley (Wine Advocate) scored it a lower 92-94 points. He noted that it was a ‘layered and concentrated wine that’s deep, lively and seamless’.

Fair Value analysis

Château d’Armailhac’s strongest fair value correlation is with age rather than critical scores. As such, it follows the traditional pricing pattern for fine wine, meaning vintages appreciate in price with the passing of time.

According to the Liv-ex Fair Value methodology, Armailhac Market Prices are 69% correlation with age. Therefore, buyers looking for value might consider younger vintages like the 2020, which holds a Neal Martin score of 93 points and is available at a discount of 19.8% to today’s release.

The 2021 might also be of interest, which is available at a discount of 19.4% to the 2022.

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.        

Independent data, direct from the market.