Bordeaux 2023 market analysis: Léoville Poyferré down 33%

Léoville Poyferré
Château Léoville-Poyferré

St-Julien’s Château Léoville Poyferré joined St-Emilion’s Clos Fourtet and Canon-La-Gaffelière among the latest Bordeaux 2023 en primeur releases on Wednesday (22 May). 

These three releases at a glance

  • Château Léoville Poyferré 2023 96pts (Decanter) | €56.50 per bottle ex-négociant, down 32.7% | UK price £674 per 12x75cl in bond (IB)
  • Clos Fourtet 2023 95pts | €70 per bottle, down 25.5% | UK price £840 (12x75cl IB)
  • Canon-La-Gaffelière 2023 94pts | €50.4 per bottle, down 22.2% | UK price £600 (12x75cl IB)
    Price data source: Liv-ex.

Fresh data from analyst and consultancy group Wine Lister suggested Bordeaux 2023 ex-négociant release prices were down 19% on average, compared to the 2022-vintage releases last year, and 7% lower than the 2021-vintage campaign.  

Several big names are yet to release, however. Decanter understands that Margaux-based Château Brane-Cantenac 2023 (96pts, Decanter) was also due for release later today.

See Decanter’s full verdict on the Bordeaux 2023 vintage, plus ratings and tasting notes on the top-scoring wines