Ausone, Cheval Blanc, Conseillante, Cos & Ducru Beaucaillou 2012

Chateau Conseillante breathe life back into the Bordeaux 2012 campaign after a short interlude from the French Bank Holiday with a release price down 20% on last year. Ex London prices this morning indicate a release of £640 and with Robert Parker scoring this at (92-94) pts it does make it the cheapest higher quality Conseillante available, with the nearest comparable vintage being the 2006 at 93 pts currently available around the £780 price mark. Will it be enough to tempt the buyers….

 Prices in bold are available on the Cavex platform and prices lowest in the UK market.
Vintage Wine    Price  
2012 Conseillante  £640.00
2011 Conseillante  £780.00
2010 Conseillante  £1,550.00
2009 Conseillante  £1,275.00
2008 Conseillante  £725.00
2007 Conseillante  £575.00
2006 Conseillante  £780.00
2005 Conseillante  £1,600.00
2004 Conseillante  £650.00
2003 Conseillante  £750.00
2002 Conseillante  £595.00
2001 Conseillante  £1,050.00
2000 Conseillante  £1,800.00

Whilst Conseillante does appear to have a glimmer of hope with its release price it may be a little tougher with the releases of Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou & Chateau Cos d’Estournel. Ducru have released at 7% lower than 2011 with an ex London price of £765 (90-92) pts. Cos (92-95) pts RP is being offered ex London at £990. Comparable back vintages are below to draw conclusions from:

Vintage Wine    Price  
2012 Ducru Beaucaillou  £765.00
2011 Ducru Beaucaillou  £820.00
2010 Ducru Beaucaillou  £1,700.00
2009 Ducru Beaucaillou  £1900.00
2008 Ducru Beaucaillou  £840.00
2007 Ducru Beaucaillou  £700.00
2006 Ducru Beaucaillou  £870.00
2005 Ducru Beaucaillou  £1,460.00
2004 Ducru Beaucaillou  £835.00
2003 Ducru Beaucaillou  £1,190.00
2002 Ducru Beaucaillou  £800.00
2001 Ducru Beaucaillou  £840.00
2000 Ducru Beaucaillou  £1,395.00

 

Vintage Wine    Price  
2012 Cos d’Estournel  £990.00
2011 Cos d’Estournel  £1,195.00
2010 Cos d’Estournel  £1,950.00
2009 Cos d’Estournel  £2,500.00
2008 Cos d’Estournel  £780.00
2007 Cos d’Estournel  £700.00
2006 Cos d’Estournel  £840.00
2005 Cos d’Estournel  £1,420.00
2004 Cos d’Estournel  £780.00
2003 Cos d’Estournel  £1,150.00
2002 Cos d’Estournel  £900.00
2001 Cos d’Estournel  £880.00
2000 Cos d’Estournel  £1,180.00

Cheval Blanc have joined the morning releases with a price drop of 23% on last year with an early ex London price of £3700. Whilst most if not all reviewers had this set around the 95 pts mark and it is clearly one of the successes of the vintage, it is another very expensive Cheval Blanc with the 2008 and the 2006 physical around a similar score.

Vintage Wine   Price 
2012 Cheval Blanc  £3,700.00
2011 Cheval Blanc  £4,450.00
2010 Cheval Blanc  £9,000.00
2009 Cheval Blanc  £7,200.00
2008 Cheval Blanc  £3,150.00
2007 Cheval Blanc  £2,750.00
2006 Cheval Blanc  £3,400.00
2005 Cheval Blanc  £4,300.00
2004 Cheval Blanc  £2,995.00
2003 Cheval Blanc  £3,150.00
2002 Cheval Blanc  £3,000.00
2001 Cheval Blanc  £3,100.00
2000 Cheval Blanc  £6,750.00

Alain Vauthier has released his offering for the 2012 vintage with ex London prices appearing for Ausone at £3950 (95-97) pts RP, Chapelle d’Ausone at £1080 (91-93) pts RP and Moulin St Georges at £215 (87-89) pts RP. The releases are priced low compared to physical vintages and  in relation to point scores and reviews.

Vintage Wine   Price 
2012 Ausone  £3,950.00
2011 Ausone  £5,500.00
2010 Ausone  £13,000.00
2009 Ausone  £11,250.00
2008 Ausone  £5,300.00
2007 Ausone  £3,900.00
2006 Ausone  £5,050.00
2005 Ausone  £12,700.00
2004 Ausone  £4,200.00
2003 Ausone  £9,500.00
2002 Ausone  £4,100.00
2001 Ausone  £5,600.00
2000 Ausone  £11,400.00

 

Vintage Wine   Price 
2012 Chapelle d’Ausone  £1,080.00
2011 Chapelle d’Ausone  £1,080.00
2010 Chapelle d’Ausone  £1,750.00
2009 Chapelle d’Ausone  £1,850.00
2008 Chapelle d’Ausone  £1,370.00
2007 Chapelle d’Ausone  £1,500.00
2006 Chapelle d’Ausone  £1,450.00
2005 Chapelle d’Ausone  £2,000.00
2004 Chapelle d’Ausone  £1,300.00
2003 Chapelle d’Ausone  £1,500.00
2002 Chapelle d’Ausone  £1,450.00
2001 Chapelle d’Ausone  £2,582.00
2000 Chapelle d’Ausone  £2,000.00

Other notable releases are Chateau Lascombes at £425 (90-92) pts RP and Chateau Lagrange at £265 (86-88) pts RP. Both these wines are the cheapest available vintages to date.

Vintage Wine    Price  
2012 Lascombes  £425.00
2011 Lascombes  £460.00
2010 Lascombes  £695.00
2009 Lascombes  £580.00
2008 Lascombes  £480.00
2007 Lascombes  £500.00
2006 Lascombes  £520.00
2005 Lascombes  £790.00
2004 Lascombes  £530.00
2003 Lascombes  £600.00
2002 Lascombes  £500.00
2001 Lascombes  £500.00
2000 Lascombes  £750.00

Vintage Wine   Price 
2012 Lagrange  £265.00
2011 Lagrange  £300.00
2010 Lagrange  £350.00
2009 Lagrange  £350.00
2008 Lagrange  £280.00
2007 Lagrange  £275.00
2006 Lagrange  £320.00
2005 Lagrange  £390.00
2004 Lagrange  £360.00
2003 Lagrange  £440.00
2002 Lagrange  £390.00
2001 Lagrange  £400.00
2000 Lagrange  £640.00

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