Chateau Conseillante breathe life back into the Bordeaux 2012 campaign after a short interlude from the French Bank Holiday with a release price down 20% on last year. Ex London prices this morning indicate a release of £640 and with Robert Parker scoring this at (92-94) pts it does make it the cheapest higher quality Conseillante available, with the nearest comparable vintage being the 2006 at 93 pts currently available around the £780 price mark. Will it be enough to tempt the buyers….
Prices in bold are available on the Cavex platform and prices lowest in the UK market.
Whilst Conseillante does appear to have a glimmer of hope with its release price it may be a little tougher with the releases of Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou & Chateau Cos d’Estournel. Ducru have released at 7% lower than 2011 with an ex London price of £765 (90-92) pts. Cos (92-95) pts RP is being offered ex London at £990. Comparable back vintages are below to draw conclusions from:
Cheval Blanc have joined the morning releases with a price drop of 23% on last year with an early ex London price of £3700. Whilst most if not all reviewers had this set around the 95 pts mark and it is clearly one of the successes of the vintage, it is another very expensive Cheval Blanc with the 2008 and the 2006 physical around a similar score.
Alain Vauthier has released his offering for the 2012 vintage with ex London prices appearing for Ausone at £3950 (95-97) pts RP, Chapelle d’Ausone at £1080 (91-93) pts RP and Moulin St Georges at £215 (87-89) pts RP. The releases are priced low compared to physical vintages and in relation to point scores and reviews.
Other notable releases are Chateau Lascombes at £425 (90-92) pts RP and Chateau Lagrange at £265 (86-88) pts RP. Both these wines are the cheapest available vintages to date.
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