Pontet Canet 2015 has been released at €75 per bottle ex-negociant, up 13.6% on the 2014 release price of €66. The Chateau has cut back allocations this year, offering quantities equivalent to just 60% of last year’s release.
The wine is being offered by the international trade at £792 per 12×75. In Sterling terms, this is 22.2% above the merchant open price of the 2014 which first came onto the market at £648.
Neal Martin (94-96) called the wine “intriguing and complex, almost mercurial”. Pontet Canet is a popular brand with a strong following and its best wines – those that have been scored a perfect 100-points by Robert Parker – are commanding up to £1,500 on the secondary market.
The price of 2015, however, is higher than several recent vintages already in the market: the 96-point 2008, for example, is available at £565 – a 28.7% discount on the 2015. These back vintages might be more appealing to price-conscious buyers.