En Primeur continues with Lynch Bages, Monbousquet, Lascombes and more

Posted by Rachel England on 23 May 2018 |

En Primeur continues with Lynch Bages, Monbousquet, Lascombes and more

En Primeur continues steadily on, with a raft of new releases following the same lower-than-last-year pricing trend that’s dominated the 2017 campaign so far.

Monbousquet 2017 has been released at €36 per bottle ex-negociant, a 3% discount on the 2016 price of €37.20. The volume of stock being offered has been reduced by 60% on last year, largely due to frost, which has no doubt contributed to the price premium deduced by Liv-ex’s Fair Value methodology. Buyers looking for value might consider the higher scored 2014, which is available at a 24% discount to today’s release.

The highly-anticipated Lynch Bages 2017 has been released at €75 per bottle ex-negociant, down 21.9% on the 2016 release (€96). Critics have largely praised this year’s vintage, and its release price places the wine at a slight discount to the price implied by Liv-ex’s Fair Value methodology, making it an attractive proposition to buyers.

Lagrange Saint Julien 2017 has been released at €30 per bottle ex-negociant, a 13.7% discount on the 2016 price of €34.80. Like Monbousquet, volumes here are also lower – down 35% on last year – due to frost. The wine has had a mixed reception from critics, although Jeb Dunnock (91-93 points) calls it “a success in the vintage”.

Lascombes 2017 has been released at €49.20 per bottle ex-negociant, down 14% on 2016 (€57.60). Volumes are down a significant 70% on last year, but Neal Martin (89-91 points) has diplomatically suggested it’s “not bad at all”. His colleague Antonio Galloni was a little more generous with 91-94 points. As Liv-ex notes, the higher scoring 2012 and 2014, both already in bottle, are available at discounts of around 12% on the latest release.

Other releases come from: Quinault l’Enclos 2017 at €21.60 per bottle ex-negociant, down 9% on the 2016 price of €23.80; Grand Puy Ducasse 2017, which at €25.20 per bottle is down 12.5% on the 2016; and Beau Sejour Becot 2017, released at €40.8 per bottle ex-negociant, down 19% on the 2016 release’s price of €50.40.

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