Half Of 100-Point Wines Under £5,000...Time To Buy?

August 02, 2015

Over half of the 49 Bordeaux wines given a “perfect” 100-point score by Robert Parker since 2000 are currently trading below £5,000 a case ($7811).

A stark reminder of far off its peak the Bordeaux market currently is, 29 100-point wines from both banks of the Gironde are currently below £5,000 p/cs of 12, in fact all are below £4,500 p/cs and 12 of them below £2,000 p/cs.

As compiled by Liv-ex, the list has slightly more Right Bank wines on it than Left Banks with 17 to the latter’s 12. However all of the vintages are 2005, 2009 and 2010 – with the exception of the 2000 vintages from La Mission Haut-Brion and Pavie.

This chimes well with Liv-ex’s previous reports that several of La Mission’s vintages are currently at a level well below what their scores suggest they should or could be and that Pavie – which like La Mission has three wines on the list – is more of a “second growth” price-wise and not quite on the level of fellow Saint Emilion cru classé “A” Angélus (which has just one wine on the list, the 2005).

Bellevue Mondotte, Beauséjour Duffau, Ponet-Canet and Montrose all have two wines on the list, usually their 2009/2010 vintages but also the 2005/2009 in the case of Bellevue Mondotte.

As to why the wines on the list are all from just three vintages the answer is simple.

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