Château Lafleur 2022 was released en primeur this morning (19 May) at €610 ex-négociant, up 8.9% on the debut price of the 2021 vintage in last year’s campaign, according to Liv-ex, which quoted a recommended onward selling price in the UK of £7,440 per case (12x75cl in bond).
There has been an early trend for price rises on Bordeaux 2022 en primeur releases, partly reflecting the higher quality of the wines versus the 2021 vintage, although the scale of price increases has varied significantly so far – and market context is also key.
Analyst group Wine Lister said of Lafleur 2022, ‘As ever, this will be one of the best buys of the campaign, for those lucky enough to get their hands on it.’
UK merchant Justerini & Brooks was offering three-bottle cases of Lafleur 2022 for £1,860, alongside other releases from the Guinaudeau family portfolio.
Decanter’s Georgie Hindle rated Lafleur 2022 at 98 (98-100) points, placing it among the best vintages of recent years at this early stage of its evolution.
‘A sublime wine from Lafleur in 2022 that delivers a vibrant, electric and incredibly charming wine with subtle power,’ she wrote in her en primeur tasting note on the…