Cheval Blanc bullish with 2018 vintage pricing

Cheval Blanc, which ranks alongside the other Grand Cru Classe A St Emilion estates Ausone, Angelus and Pavie, released its 2018 vintage to international trade at a price 24.2% higher than its 2017 vintage at £6,588 per 12-bottle case.  

The 2017 vintage was a lower scored Cheval Blanc (93 – 95 Neal Martin) and in fact the Chateau released 2017 at 22% discount to its previously higher scored 2016 vintage (NM 97 – 99). Antonio Galloni scored Chateau Cheval Blanc 2018 at 97 – 100 points, so you can argue that the 2018 price is reflecting the higher quality.  Cheval Blanc’s release price is also higher than the First Growths (excluding Latour which is not releasing en primeur as usual), but its St Emilion neighbour, Ausone, has topped the apppellation’s 2018 release prices.

Lafite 2018 is currently the highest priced First Growth at £6,000 per 12-bottle case. Investors will be banking on Cheval Blanc 2018 attaining its potential perfect 100 point score at future tastings to deliver value going forward.

2018 Bordeaux Wine 2017 en primeur price

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2017 critics’ scores 2018 en primeur price

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2018 critics’ scores

 

Increase in release price 2017 to 2018 %
Angelus £3,360 94 – 96 NM £3,060 99 – 100 JS -8.9%
Ausone £5,640 97 – 99 LPB £7,000 97 – 100 AG 24%
Pavie £3,360 97 – 99  LPB £3,504 97 – 100  WA 4.3%
Cheval Blanc £5,304 93 – 95 NM £6,588 97 – 100 Galloni 24.2%
Haut Brion £4,320 94 – 96 NM £4,900 97 – 99+ WA 20.9%
Lafite Rothschild £4,870 97 – 99 LPB £6,000 98 – 100  WA 23.2%
Margaux £4,320 93 – 95 NM £5,112 97 – 100  WA 18.3%
Mouton Rothschild £4,320 94 – 96 NM

 

£5,112 97 – 99+  WA 18.3%

Source: Liv-ex.com – prices quoted are ex-London merchant trade prices (12 x 75cl)

The Wine Advocate LPB – Lisa Perroti-Brown MW, Neal Martin, Vinous – NM,

AG – Antonio Galloni, Vinous

We are directing our clients to Chateau Pavie to benefit from the potential for future growth and returns to investors its 2018 vintage offers at its current market price.  Pavie 2018 was also rated a quality score of 97 – 100 points, awarded by The Wine Advocate’s Lisa Perotti-Brown MW. We believe that there is significant value for investors built into Pavie’s pricing of its highly scored 2018 vintage.

FOR MORE INFORMATION READ OUR BUY RECCOMMENDTION / CHATEAU PAVIE 2018

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS SUPERB 2018 WINE: With only a limited amount of Pavie 2018 remaining, please contact the Vin-X team on 0203 384 2262 or email info@vin-x.com as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.