LIVE opportunities: En Primeur 2020 – the starting gun has been fired

Château Beaumont Haut-Médoc 2020 released this morning at €8.30 per bottle ex-négociant, a 3.8% increase on the 2019 opening price of €8.00. The wine has already found demand on the market.

With that small rise in price, buyers of the 2020 might also expect a higher critic score.

James Suckling awarded Château Beaumont 2020 an initial score of 92-93, an increase from the 2019 (90-91) and his highest ever barrel range for the wine.

The 2020 offer is cheaper than the releases of 2018 (€8.80), 2016 (€8.80), and 2015 (€8.40), but identical to the 2017 (€8.30) and slightly more expensive than the 2014 (€7.70).

Is this a sign of things to come?

Critics have this vintage down as the third in a trifecta of years, alongside the 2018 and 2019.

Critical coverage has been released from Jancis Robinson, Jean-Marc Quarin, and James Suckling, with many of the remaining critics set to release their reports and scores in the coming weeks.

With the Bordeaux 2020 En Primeur campaign now upon us, as always, you can follow it with Liv-ex – here is what you can expect from us throughout the campaign:

  • Access to key prices and critic scores
  • Independent analysis using our ‘Fair Value’ methodology
  • Daily En Primeur alerts
  • Trading En Primeur stock

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