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Château Palmer 2022 released En Primeur

  • Château Palmer 2022 has been released for £3,576 per 12×75.
  • ‘Let it gather dust for at least a decade’, said Neal Martin who rated it 96-98 points.
  • Buyers looking for value have several options, notably the 2018, 2019 and 2020 vintages.  

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château Palmer 2022 has been released at €295 per bottle ex-négociant, up 22.9% on the 2021 release (€240 per bottle).

It is being offered by the international trade for £3,576 per 12×75, a 25.7% increase on the 2021’s opening price (£2,844 a case).

Buyers looking for value have several opportunities among back vintages, notably the 2018, 2019 and 2020. See more pricing analysis below.

Liv-ex members ranked Palmer among the top ten wines of the 2022 vintage in this year’s En Primeur Survey.

Critics’ scores

Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded the wine a barrel range of 96-98 points, praising the wine’s ‘tannic backbone’ that lends a ‘sense of verticality’. In his words: ‘do reserve a bin for your cellar for this and let it gather dust for at least a decade’.

‘A monumental achievement’, says Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Independent) who rated the wine at 96-98+. She writes that, despite needing ‘a lot of shaking and swirling’, the wine is ‘supported by a skyscraper structure’ of tannins and enjoys a finish of ‘epic length and depth’.

Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux) was only slightly more reserved, scoring it 96 points and deeming it a ‘serious, structured’ wine with ‘everything turned up pretty high’.

‘A magnificent wine in every way’, writes Antonio Galloni (Vinous), who called it ‘one of the most surprising wines of the year’.

Fair Value analysis

There is no significant correlation between Palmer Market Prices and Neal Martin scores – the chosen critic for Liv-ex’s ‘Fair Value’ methodology.

That said, Château Palmer prices are 77% correlated to Jane Anson scores. Liv-ex members on Silver packages and above can find out more via the Fair Value Tool.

Looking at the chart above, buyers have several options among back vintages. The 2018 is quite interesting – it boasts a rare 100 points from Neal Martin and is available at a discount of 4.9% to today’s release.

Buyers might also want to consider the 2019 vintage, which has a Neal Martin (Vinous) score of 99 points. A wine that ‘exudes a sense of completeness’, it is available at a significant discount of 35.7% to today’s release.

The lower-scoring 98-point 2016 and 97-point 2020 might also be of interest, which are available at a discount of 16.1% and 29.5% respectively 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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