Pavie Macquin, Beychevelle, Grand Puy Lacoste, Haut Batailley 2012 released

Another morning sees a flurry of Bordeaux 2012 releases for the trade and collectors to sift through en masse. Pavie Macquin appears to be the most interesting so far, with a release price of £380 ex London (92-95)pts RP, but will it be enough to tempt buyers. The quality is certainly there this year with it being one of the top picks on the right bank.

Chateau Beychevelle have reduced their price by 10% on the 2011 release and price wise ex London at £450 (89-91) pts RP this makes it the cheapest available vintage. Most vintages of Beychevelle are now priced over £600 with the exception of 2008 and 2011 all scoring in the 87-89 pts range. Could be interesting when the “in bottle” scores come out.

Xavier Borie has released Grand Puy Lacoste at 19% lower than his 2011, but initial reactions make it appear to be a bit of a damp squib at £345 (87-89) pts RP. With 2004 and 2006 similary priced on the secondary market, buyers may be looking backwards for their case of GPL this year.

Haut Batailley (85-87) pts RP has also released at £240 ex London, which although always offering good drinking does not appear to have picked up solid reviews this year in a difficult vintage for them.

 Prices in bold are available on the Cavex platform and prices lowest in the UK market.
Vintage Wine   Price 
2012 Pavie Macquin  £380.00
2011 Pavie Macquin  £420.00
2010 Pavie Macquin  £780.00
2009 Pavie Macquin  £590.00
2008 Pavie Macquin  £490.00
2007 Pavie Macquin  £450.00
2006 Pavie Macquin  £420.00
2005 Pavie Macquin  £990.00
2004 Pavie Macquin  £420.00
2003 Pavie Macquin  £650.00
2002 Pavie Macquin  £400.00
2001 Pavie Macquin  £600.00
2000 Pavie Macquin  £820.00

Vintage Wine   Price 
2012 Beychevelle  £450.00
2011 Beychevelle  £495.00
2010 Beychevelle  £640.00
2009 Beychevelle  £620.00
2008 Beychevelle  £550.00
2007 Beychevelle  £600.00
2006 Beychevelle  £690.00
2005 Beychevelle  £750.00
2004 Beychevelle  £780.00
2003 Beychevelle  £680.00
2002 Beychevelle  £660.00
2001 Beychevelle  £725.00
2000 Beychevelle  £1,250.00

Vintage Wine   Price 
2012 Grand Puy Lacoste  £345.00
2011 Grand Puy Lacoste  £380.00
2010 Grand Puy Lacoste  £670.00
2009 Grand Puy Lacoste  £550.00
2008 Grand Puy Lacoste  £300.00
2007 Grand Puy Lacoste  £320.00
2006 Grand Puy Lacoste £350.00
2005 Grand Puy Lacoste  £700.00
2004 Grand Puy Lacoste  £380.00
2003 Grand Puy Lacoste  £395.00
2002 Grand Puy Lacoste  £320.00
2001 Grand Puy Lacoste  £440.00
2000 Grand Puy Lacoste  £780.00

Vintage Wine   Price 
2012 Haut Batailley  £240.00
2011 Haut Batailley  £250.00
2010 Haut Batailley  £280.00
2009 Haut Batailley  £280.00
2008 Haut Batailley  £250.00
2007 Haut Batailley  £240.00
2006 Haut Batailley  £240.00
2005 Haut Batailley  £330.00
2004 Haut Batailley  £290.00
2003 Haut Batailley  £340.00
2002 Haut Batailley  £250.00
2001 Haut Batailley  £330.00
2000 Haut Batailley  £470.00

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