Chateau Pavie: Our top pick of the 2018 En Primeurs. Vin-X Offering best price in the market
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Pavie, Ausone and the First Growths released their 2018 wines this week, remember Latour no longer participates in the en primeur system. Haut Brion, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild and Lafite Rothschild all issued the latest vintage at prices at least 17% (ex negociant) higher than the 2017 vintage. Ausone, one of the two original St Emilion Grand Cru Classe A estates, also released at an international trade price 24% higher than its 2017 price and the market is still waiting for Cheval Blanc.
But Chateau Pavie priced their 2018 wines more keenly, only 2.2% higher than its 2017 release (ex-negociant) and 4.3% up on the international trade release price.
Given 2018 is a higher average quality scored vintage than 2017, it is not unsurprising that average release prices are higher. For some Bordeaux producers, 2018 was a challenging vintage and supply this year may be reduced, for example Mouton Rothschild supply is reported to be down by 30% with en primeur allocations reduced by 35 – 40%. This may also support a higher release price.
Our analysts have reviewed the en primeurs as they have released to identify those wines that offer the best possible future growth potential. We have established Chateau Pavie as our top en primeur choice of the 2018 vintage, this due to a number of factors including quality and price comparisons and also the strategic plan the Pavie management team are committed to, to elevate the estate to achieve the same price levels as the First Growths in future and we can already see that they are consistently hitting the quality benchmark.
The table below compare Chateau Pavie’s quality scores and release prices for the 2017 and 2018 vintages:
|2018 Bordeaux Wine||2017 price
2017 Critics’ score
|Increase % in release price|
|Pavie||£3,360||97 – 99 LPB||£3,504||97 – 100||4.3%|
|Haut Brion||£4,320||94 – 96 NM||£4,900||97 – 99+||20.9%|
|Lafite Rothschild||£4,870||97 – 99 LPB||£6,000||98 – 100||23.2%|
|Margaux||£4,320||93 – 95 NM||£5,112||97 – 100||18.3%|
|Mouton Rothschild||£4,320||94 – 96 NM
|£5,112||97 – 99+||18.3%|
Source: Liv-ex.com – prices quoted are ex-London merchant trade prices (12 x 75cl)
Critics: The Wine Advocate LPB – Lisa Perroti-Brown MW, Neal Martin, Vinous – NM
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