16.07.20 Update: Limited availability at second tranche price of £2700 IB per six, please enquire.
Château Lafite-Rothschild has become the first of the First Growths to release their 2019 vintage this week, with potentially perfect scores and at £2,556 per six bottles in bond, 15% below the 2018 release price.
Any release of this wine is an event. As well as en primeur, we specialise in historic vintages and in most weeks we provide condition reports on vintages of this wine from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and later decades...the phrase 'liquid history' is very apt. The trade and critics are still assessing the ageing potential of the 2019, but Lisa Perotti-Brown MW is impressed by the tannins which she describes as 'unmistakably Lafite' (97-99 points), whilst James Suckling describes them as 'integrated and endless', predicting a potentially perfect score with a barrel range of 99-100 points.
This release price compares well with current market prices of £3,200 for the 2018 and £3,000 for the 2016, but when we factor in the reduced volume in 2019 - just 50% of the normal quantity released - the price seems even more reasonable.
This leaves the issue of allocations. We have extremely limited stock available, so do please let us know as soon as possible if you like to order and we will do our best for you.
Offered En Primeur, landing Spring 2022.