Three further notable 2017 releases so far this week, some with prices more attractive than others.
Suduiraut 2017 has been released at €45.60 per bottle ex-negociant, equal to last year. The wine, described as “a superb Suduiraut” by Neal Martin (94-96) has received positive feedback from all quarters, with Antonio Galloni awarding it a similar 94-97 points.
However, as Liv-ex notes, it enters the market at a premium to all other recent vintages. Martin previously described the 2009 as “one of the greatest wines ever produced from the estate” and scored it 98, yet it is available at a 20% discount on the new release.
Beychevelle’s 2017 has been released at €52.80 per bottle ex-negociant, down 6.7% on the 2016 price of €56.60. Martin awarded it 90-92 points, while Galloni gave it a more favourable 92-95. Chateau Beychevelle was one of the few estates to escape this year’s frost, and its 2017 price point makes the wine one of the most inexpensive of any recent vintage, which will likely make it attractive to buyers.
Finally, Rieussec 2017 has been released at €42 per bottle ex-negociant, equal to the release prices of the 2016 and 2015. The wine has received a diverse range of scores from critics – 92-94 points from Neal Martin, 94 from Jane Anson and 97-98 from James Suckling. However, its release price puts it higher than all recent back vintages. As Liv-ex notes, the highly-scored 2009 is available 34% below the 2017.