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Masseto 2020 released on La Place de Bordeaux

By September 7, 2023Fine Wine Market, Italy, Releases
  • Masseto 2020 has been released for €465 per bottle ex-négociant. 
  • The wine was scored 99 points by Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, and 98 points by Jane Anson and Antonio Galloni. 
  • Second wine Massetino 2021 has also been released at €162 per bottle ex-négociant. 
Image shows Masseto Market Prices and Wine Advocate scores.

Masseto 2020 has been released through La Place de Bordeaux at €465 per bottle ex-négociant, up 9.4% on the 2019 release price (€425 per bottle). It is being offered internationally for £6,800-£7,000 per case. 

At this price, the new release offers relative value compared to others in the market. Buyers looking for other options may want to consider the 98-point 2019, and the 97-point 2017 vintage. Read more pricing analysis below.

Second wine Massetino 2021 has also been released at €162 per bottle ex-négociant and is being offered internationally for £2,900 per case.

Critical response

Antonio Galloni (Vinous) scored the 2020 Masseto 98 points, calling it ‘superb’, ‘exceptionally polished and sophisticated’.  

Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux) also gave the wine 98 points, describing it as ‘mouthwatering, juicy, intense and concentrated, utterly captivating’. She notes it is one of Axel Heinz’s last full vintages before his move to Bordeaux in 2023.  

For Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent), Masseto 2020 is one of the “wow” wines of the campaign, ‘possessing that epic concentration and opulence of Merlot at its finest’. She awarded the wine 99 points (the only one to score this high in her report) and 94 points for Massetino 2021.  

Fair Value analysis  

As the chart above shows, at £6,800-£7,000 per case, Masseto 2020 offers relative value compared to other vintages on the market. In fact, Masseto Market Prices are 75.9% correlated with Wine Advocate scores, as shown below: 

Image shows the correlation between Masseto Market Prices and Wine Advocate scores.

The new release is right on the fair value line, as are the 2011, 2013 and 2014 vintages.  

For buyers looking for alternatives, the 2015 vintage was scored 100 points by The Wine Advocate. Although it comes at a premium to today’s release, it benefits from a few more years in bottle.  

The 98-point 2017 also falls below the fair value line and is available at a discount of 10.2% to the 2020.  

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