Chateau Pichon Baron, Giscours and Langoa Barton 2014 released

Today sees the release of second growth Chateau Pichon Baron 2014 at a Bordeaux price of €66 per bottle, up 22% on the 2013 and 1.5% on the 2012 and translating to a London merchant price of £645 per dozen. Whilst this does make the 2014 the most attractively priced release since 2010 in terms of quality, the 2008 for a higher points score and not much more appears to offer far better value for readily available stock.

Vintage Wine  Current Market Price  
2014 Pichon Baron Release Price £645
2013 Pichon Baron Release Price £580
2012 Pichon Baron £620
2011 Pichon Baron £600
2010 Pichon Baron £1,065
2009 Pichon Baron £1,000
2008 Pichon Baron £695
2007 Pichon Baron £690
2006 Pichon Baron £685
2005 Pichon Baron £1,020
2004 Pichon Baron £720
2003 Pichon Baron £850
2002 Pichon Baron £720
2001 Pichon Baron £845
2000 Pichon Baron £1,500

Chateau Giscours follows the morning releases with an ex Negoce price of €27.6 per bottle, up 10.6% on the 2013 and 4.5% on the 2012. This sees a London release price of £275 per dozen but whilst it does appear to be a significant drop in price to current market prices pre 2011 back vintages it does share a similar score to the now available 2012.

Vintage Wine  Current Market Price
2014 Giscours Release Price £275
2013 Giscours Release Price £270
2012 Giscours £250
2011 Giscours £270
2010 Giscours £380
2009 Giscours £350
2008 Giscours £320
2007 Giscours £310
2006 Giscours £320
2005 Giscours £520
2004 Giscours £440
2003 Giscours £420
2002 Giscours £480
2001 Giscours £480
2000 Giscours £700

Chateau Langoa Barton has also released at €29 per bottle ex Negoce, up 1.8% on the 2013 and -3.3% on the 2012 which reveals a London merchant price of £285 per dozen. Neil Martin has scored this highly compared to recent vintages at (91-93) pts, but is this attractive enough compared to 2008 and 2012 that are cheaper prices and physically available?

Vintage Wine Current Market Price
2014 Langoa Barton Release Price £285
2013 Langoa Barton Release Price £315
2012 Langoa Barton £255
2011 Langoa Barton £270
2010 Langoa Barton £420
2009 Langoa Barton £340
2008 Langoa Barton £260
2007 Langoa Barton £290
2006 Langoa Barton £280
2005 Langoa Barton £400
2004 Langoa Barton £330
2003 Langoa Barton £360
2002 Langoa Barton £330
2001 Langoa Barton £350
2000 Langoa Barton £640
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