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Château Lynch-Bages 2022 released En Primeur  

  • Château Lynch-Bages 2022 has been released at £1,270 per 12×75.  
  • Neal Martin gave the wine a score of 95-97 points, noting it ‘will need its barrel maturation’. 
  • Buyers looking for value might want to consider the 2019, 2020 and 2021 vintages. 

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château Lynch-Bages 2022 has been released at €105.60 per bottle ex-négociant, up 17.3% on the 2021 release (€90 per bottle).  

It is being offered by the international trade for £1,280 per 12×75, a 20.8% increase on the 2021’s opening price (£1,060 a case).  

At this price, the 2019, 2020 and 2021 vintages look better value in relation to today’s release. See more pricing analysis below.  

Critics’ scores  

Neal Martin (Vinous) gave the wine a score of 95-97 points. He notes that the wine ‘will need its barrel maturation to fully knit together and it is going to be a Pauillac for the long haul’.  

James Suckling gave it a barrel range of 98-99 points. In his tasting note, he said it was ‘full-bodied with beautifully integrated tannins that melt into the wine’. He added that it is ‘a fantastic wine for the cellar’. 

William Kelley (Wine Advocate) scored the wine 93-96 points noting ‘the 2022 has the makings of another success for this address’. 

Fair Value analysis  

Using Liv-ex’s ‘Fair Value’ methodology, prices for Château Lynch-Bages are 51% correlated to Neal Martin scores. Lynch-Bages also shows a correlation with Wine Advocate scores; members on Silver packages and above can explore this using the Fair Value Tool

Looking at the chart below, today’s release is coming to the market just above the regression line.  

Buyers looking for other opportunities might want to consider the 2019 vintage. With 97 points from Neal Martin and 100 points from Jeb Dunnuck, it is available at a 15.9% discount to today’s release. The 2016 vintage, which also received 97 points from the critic, is available for £1,220 per 12×75.

The 96-point 2020 and 95-point 2021 vintages both fall below the line and are available at discounts of 22.0% and 27.5% respectively to today’s release.  

The lower-scoring 2017 vintage also looks attractive; it is available at a 31.7% discount to the 2022. 

Other releases 

Echo de Lynch-Bages 2022has also been released at €32.40 per bottle ex-négociant, up 12.5% on the 2021 (€28.80).  

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.    

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