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Inglenook Rubicon 2020 released on La Place de Bordeaux 

By September 8, 2023Fine Wine Market, Releases, USA
  • Inglenook Rubicon 2020 has been released internationally at £1,620 per 12×75. 
  • The wine has a score of 97 points from Jane Anson and 93 points from The Wine Advocate. 
  • The 2020 release comes at a premium to others on the market, but there is value to be found among back vintages. 
Inglenook Rubicon 2020 Market Prices and scores

Inglenook Rubicon 2020 has been released on La Place de Bordeaux.  

It is being offered by the international trade for £1,620 per 12×75, a 5.3% discount compared to the 2019 release price of £1,710 per 12×75. Despite being released at a lower price than last year, it is currently the most expensive vintage of the last seven, and has a lower Wine Advocate score than six of those vintages. See more pricing analysis below.  

Critical response  

The Wine Advocate’s Joe Czerwinski awarded the wine a score of 93 points, and noted that ‘according to winemaking consultant Chris Phelps, nothing picked after September 27 (the day the Glass Fire ignited) went into the final blend’. However, he added that the ‘full-bodied effort is concentrated and long, but it does exhibit a slightly coarse texture’.   

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent) scored today’s release 96 points. She proclaimed that the wine is an ‘impressive showing for this challenging vintage!’. 

Jane Anson awarded the wine a higher score of 97 points, noting that ‘as ever it is hard to resist’. 

Fair value  

Today’s release comes at a premium to others on the market. Those looking for value should consider the 2014 and 2016 vintages, which were rated 95 points by The Wine Advocate. Both back vintages are currently priced at £1,184 per case, a 26.9% discount on today’s release.  

The 2015 and 2017, with scores of 94 points, also look good value at present.  

On the other hand, while the 2019 has declined in value since its release, it is currently available at a 14.2% discount to today’s release. It also has the best score among the last 12 vintages from The Wine Advocate. 

Other releases  

The latest vintage of Rubicon was released alongside the estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2020. The wine is being offered by the international trade for £708 per 12×75. This is a slight discount of 3.3% on the release price of the 2019 vintage, at £732 per case.  

The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon received 93 points from both Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW and The Wine Advocate.  

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