Price-worthy Bordeaux 2014: Live-Ex weighs in

Special Report: Bordeaux 2014 – where is the value?

Submitted by Liv-Ex in London

3 February 2017

As Bordeaux 2014 is released in bottle, Liv-ex takes a closer look at it in terms of price, quality and value compared to other vintages. 2014 is the first recent vintage that has not been reviewed by Robert Parker. It is being released in bottle following strong price gains by the Bordeaux market, albeit aided by a weaker Sterling. Liv-ex has applied its “fair value” methodology to help identify where wines might offer value relative to other vintages.

 Key findings

  • Liv-ex’s “fair value” methodology suggests that, on average, the 2014 vintage looks attractively priced relative to other vintages.
  • Lafite Rothschild 2014, in particular, looks interesting compared to the Chateau’s other vintages.
  • Likewise, Haut Batailley, Chapelle Mission, Pichon Lalande and Clinet might offer value.
  • On the other hand, Beausejour Duffau, Pontet Canet, Haut Bailly, Petrus, Lagrange Saint Julien, Haut Brion, Leoville Barton and Palmer appear to be priced quite highly relative to similarly scored wines from the same estates.

Excellent value in 2014 Bordeaux

The full report is available via Liv-Ex, but I would add that estates like Château Canon and Giscours offer both excellent 2014 value. Montrose is one of the best wines of the vintage, but can offer relative value for its high quality.

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