Skip to main content

Le Pin 2022 released En Primeur

  • Le Pin 2022 has been released at about £28,400 per 12×75.  
  • ‘Leans toward a more opulent Le Pin’, said Neal Martin who rated it 96-98 points. 
  • The new release is one of the best value wines on the market, but buyers looking for value may want to consider the 2016, 2018 and 2021 vintages. 

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Le Pin 2022 has been released at €2,000 per bottle ex-négociant, up 17.7% on the 2021 release (€1,700 per bottle).  

It is being offered by the international trade for about £28,400 per 12×75, a 14.5% increase on the 2021’s opening price (£24,800 a case).  

While 2013 was a bad year for most of Bordeaux, Le Pin was one of the worst affected. As a result, the Château did not release a wine that year, nor did it participate in the En Primeur campaign.  

At about £28,400 per case, the new release is good value for those lucky enough to secure an allocation. However, buyers looking for other options may want to consider the 2016, 2018 and 2021 vintages. See more pricing analysis below.  

Critics’ scores  

Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded the wine a barrel range of 96-98 points, highlighting the ‘quasi-Burgundian bouquet’ and ‘wonderful balance’. He deems the 2022 Le Pin ‘seriously fine’, but adds the caveat that he is taking comparisons to the 1945 or 1947 Le Pin with ‘a big pinch of salt’.  

‘This is so seductive’, said Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Independent), who gave the wine a range of 97-99+ points. She highlights the nose which ‘gallops out with bold, expressive’ aromas, praising the ‘long and spicy’ finish.  

Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux) scored the wine at 97 points, lauding the ‘expertly structured and intense wine,’ with the caveat that drinkers should ‘give it time’ to build through the palate.  

Fair Value analysis  

There is no significant correlation between Le Pin Market Prices and Neal Martin scores, the chosen critic for Liv-ex’s ‘Fair Value’ methodology. That said, Le Pin prices are 93% correlated to Antonio Galloni scores. Liv-ex members on Silver packages and above can find out more via the Fair Value Tool

Today’s release is one of the best value wines on the market for anyone lucky enough to secure an allocation. That said, buyers looking for opportunities in back vintages might want to consider the 2016 vintage. The wine received 98 points from Neal Martin (Vinous) and is available at a discount of 14.0% to today’s release.  

The 2018 vintage also looks attractive; it has 97 points from Neal Martin and is also available at a 14.0% discount to today’s release. 

The lower-scoring 2012 and 2021 might also be of interest.  

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 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.         

Independent data, direct from the market.