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Château Lagrange 2022 released En Primeur

  • Château Lagrange has been released for £474 per 12×75.
  • ‘Should not be under-estimated’, said Neal Martin who rated it 95-97 points.
  • Buyers looking for value might want to consider the 2019 and 2020 vintages.

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château Lagrange (Saint Julien) 2022 has been released at €39.60 per bottle ex-négociant, up 16.5% on 2021’s opening price (€34).

It is being offered by the international trade for £474 per 12×75, a 17.0% increase on the 2021 opening price (£405 per case).

Buyers looking for value might consider the 2019 or 2020 vintages. See more pricing analysis below.

Critics’ scores

Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded the wine a barrel range of 95-97 points, praising the ‘extremely pure’ palate and ‘fine-boned’ finish. He notes that, although it will require a bit of ageing, ‘it will be worth waiting’. In his words: ‘A serious and very able Lagrange that should not be under-estimated’.

‘A wine that shows the true possibilities of the vintage’, said Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux), scoring it at 96 points and deeming it ‘so perfectly Left Bank’.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Independent) assigned the wine a score of 94-96 points, highlighting its ‘long and opulent’ finish.

Fair Value analysis

There is no significant correlation between Lagrange 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 vintage. The wine received 95 points from Neal Martin (Vinous) and is available at a discount of 21.5% to today’s release. jus

The 94-point 2020 might be an interesting opportunity; it is also available at a discount of 21.5% 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.        

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