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Château L’Eglise-Clinet 2023 released En Primeur  

  • Château L’Eglise-Clinet 2023 has been released for £2,508 per 12×75.  
  • Neal Martin awarded the wine his only potentially perfect score of the vintage, 98-100 points.  
  • Today’s release offers relative value for those able to secure an allocation. 

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château L’Eglise-Clinet 2023 has been released at €210 per bottle ex-négociant, down 19.2% on the 2022 release (€260).  

It is being offered by the international trade for £2,508 per 12×75, a 19.3% decrease on the 2022’s opening price (£3,108 a case).  

For those able to secure an allocation, today’s release offers Fair Value. Buyers might also be interested in several back vintages, including the 2015, 2016 and 2018. See more pricing analysis below. 

Critical response 

Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded the wine 98-100 points – the only potentially perfect score he gave in the 2023 vintage. According to the critic, ‘it is surely going to vie with the stupendous 2022, and this tanks as one of the best wines of the vintage’.  

Antonio Galloni (Vinous) awarded a slightly lower score of 94-97 points. While he describes the 2023 as ‘fabulous’, he adds that it is  ‘a wine of reserve – a wine that is not showing all its cards’.  

William Kelley (The Wine Advocate) described ‘brooding aromas of dark berries and cherries mingled with baking chocolate, pipe tobacco and toasty new oak’. He gave a barrel score of 93-95 points.  

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent) called the wine a ‘head-turner’, describing a bouquet of ‘gregarious fruit, with blueberry preserves and ripe, juicy plums giving way to perfumed waves of lilacs, cinnamon stick, star anise, crushed rocks, and forest floor’.  She awarded a score of 97-99 points.  

According to Jane Anson, who awarded a score of 97 points, the 2023 has ‘cohesion, precision, lift and character’.  

‘Aromatically explosive with a Burgundy-like notion of berry fruit’, said James Lawther MW (Jancis Robinson), awarding 17.5/20 points.  

Pricing analysis 

According to the Liv-ex Fair Value methodology, Market Prices of Château L’Eglise-Clinet are 86.9% correlated with scores from Neal Martin, Liv-ex members’ most trusted critic of Bordeaux En Primeur wine. As shown in the chart below, today’s release falls below the Fair Value regression line and may offer reasonable value to buyers. It remains, however, one of the more expensive vintages of the past decade available on the market. There are options in back vintages for those seeking other opportunities. 

The 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 vintages all fall below the trend line and represent Fair Value.  

The 97-point 2015 and 2018 vintages are available at Market Prices of £1,900 and £1,890 respectively. Fans of Antoni Galloni may opt for the 2015. The wine received a score of 99 points from the critic, his highest of the past decade.  

The highly rated 2016 vintage also falls below the trend line and may be of interest to buyers. Hailing from a proven vintage and benefitting from additional time in bottle, it may be a compelling alternative. At a Market Price of £2,350 it is available at a 6.3% discount to today’s release.  

Use our ready-made list to easily spot opportunities in back-vintages of Château L’Eglise-Clinet  and other Right-Bank wines. 

Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2023 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 20,000 wines.          

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