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Clos Apalta 2020 released on La Place de Bordeaux

  • Clos Apalta 2020 has been released internationally at £948 per case. 
  • The wine was scored 96 points by Jane Anson and Vinous, and 95 points by the Wine Advocate. 
  • At this price, the new release comes at a premium to others in the market. 

Clos Apalta 2020 has been released internationally at £948 per 12×75 through La Place de Bordeaux, up 5.3% from the 2019 release (£900 per case). 

At this price, the latest release comes at a premium to other vintages in the market. See more pricing analysis below. 

The second wine from Casa Lapostolle, Le Petit Clos 2020, has also been released at £324 per 12×75. 

Critical response 

The Wine Advocate awarded the wine 95 points, praising its ‘abundant, fine-grained tannins’ and ‘persistent finish’. 

Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux) rated it 96 points, and gave Le Petit Clos 92 points.  

Vinous scored it 96 points too, calling it ‘creamy and broad in the mouth with good volume’.  

Fair Value analysis 

As per the chart above, the 2018 and 2019 vintages were both rated 95 points (same as the 2020) and are available at a discount to the latest release. 

Clos Apalta Market Prices are also 76.9% correlated to age, according to Liv-ex’s Fair Value methodology. This means they tend to follow the traditional pricing pattern for fine wine, whereby vintages appreciate in price with the passing of time. 

The chart below shows that the 2019, 2016 and 2014 vintages of Clos Apalta all fall below the Fair Value line. Older vintages like the 2010 and 2012 might also be good options for buyers looking for value.  

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