Lynch Bages 2016 has been released at €96 per bottle ex-negociant, up 14.2% on the 2015 release (€84). It is being offered by the international trade at £1,175 per 12×75, an increase of 32% on the opening price of the 2015 in sterling terms (£890).
Critics have praised this year’s Lynch Bages. Neal Martin commented that the wine was “maybe the biggest surprise of the vintage” and awarded it 97-99 points. James Suckling scored the wine a slightly higher 98-99 points and described it as “at the 2010/2009 level.”
Prices for Lynch Bages show some correlation to critic scores (Wine Advocate). Today’s opening price of £1,175 per 12×75, places Lynch Bages 2016 slightly below the price suggested by Liv-ex’s ‘fair value’ methodology.
Buyers confident in the quality of the 2016 may find an exciting opportunity in this year’s offering. It is available at an 8.2% discount to the similarly scored 2009. The 2014 and 2015 vintages may also look attractive.
Echo Lynch Bages has also come out at €28.80 ex-negociant, up 14.3% on the 2015 release (€25.20).
Liv-ex members can see ongoing real time prices for Lynch Bages on Market View.