The “Parker 100-point Bordeaux” shop is now closed. With the critic handing his full duties in the region over to Neal Martin, the number of “Parker perfect” Bordeaux reds with a three-digit score stands at a finite 89, which has led some to speculate on the potential “cult status” that lies ahead for them.
But where are prices currently?
As Tuesday’s blog highlighted, it has been common for a wine’s price to skyrocket after being upgraded to 100 points by the critic – and for Parker’s favourites to sustain significant premiums. Some of the priciest include Le Pin 1982 with a market price of £77,698, Petrus 2000 at £34,980 and Haut Brion 1989 at £13,900.
In spite of this, there are still a large handful of “perfect” wines available in the market for less than £5,000 per 12×75. The chart below shows those from vintages since 2000.
At the lower end are a number of popular Left Bank brands. With a market price of £1,400, Leoville Poyferre 2009 is now the cheapest 100-point wine. Montrose 2009 and 2010 also feature towards the end of the table, though the 2010 continues to trade at around a 16% discount to the 2009.
With the shop door now firmly closed, these might catch buyers’ eyes – assuming that the magic of Parker continues.