- Château Haut-Bages Libéral 2022 has been released for £402 per 12×75.
- ‘Outstanding, vivacious’, said Neal Martin who rated it 94-96 points.
- Buyers looking for value might want to consider the 2019 and 2020 vintages.
It is being offered by the international trade for £402 per 12×75, a 24.1% increase on the 2021’s opening price (£324 a case).
Neal Martin (Vinous) scored the wine a barrel range of 94-96 points. He noted that ‘yields were 45L/ha higher than many other estates’ and concluded that ‘this is an outstanding, vivacious 2022 from proprietor Claire Villars-Lurton’.
‘Exciting to taste,’ wrote James Suckling, who awarded the ‘lively and energetic’ wine a barrel range of 96-97.
Jeff Leve (Wine Cellar Insider) celebrated the ‘fresh, bright, soft, energetic’ wine, scoring it 93-95 points.
Antonio Galloni (Vinous) gave it a range of 93-96, writing that the ‘2022 Haut-Bages Libéral is shaping up to be a jewel’ that is ‘beautifully put together.’
Fair Value analysis
There is no significant correlation between Haut-Bages Libéral Market Prices and Neal Martin scores – the chosen critic for Liv-ex’s ‘Fair Value’ methodology.
Based on the chart above, buyers looking for value in back vintages might want to consider the 2019 and 2020 vintages. Both wines received 93 points from Neal Martin (Vinous) and are available at discounts of 25.4% and 23.1% respectively to today’s release.
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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 630+ 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.