Right Bank 2022 En Primeur Collection
A Curated Selection of 2022 En Primeur Right Bank Wines
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Unprecedented Access to Bordeaux's System
Bordeaux has a distinctive En Primeur system with a framework that requires trade buyers to obtain allocations through negociants, who work with courtiers as intermediaries. Individual collectors usually buy through local retailers who have access to limited quantities of wines from any one producer. Vint’s Right Bank EP Collection offers unrivaled access to 2022 Right Bank wines consisting of 342 bottles from 17 top chateaux.
Top Scoring Wines
The Right Bank EP Collection features many of the top Right Bank wines of the 2022 vintage, including four wines (Château Cheval Blanc, Château Figeac, Château La Conseillante, Château Troplong Mondot) that Decanter rated 98-100 points. Not only did they receive top scores, but Decanter also listed Château Figeac and Château La Conseillante as the potential top wines from their respective sub-regions.
Critically Acclaimed Vintage
The 2022 vintage on Bordeaux's Right Bank experienced warm temperatures and limited rainfall, resulting in the most critically acclaimed vintages in recent years, with laudits from industry heavyweights like Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Antonio Galloni, Neal Martin, and James Suckling. This level of critical acclaim has generated great publicity and raised awareness about the vintage, which has historically driven demand from connoisseurs and collectors upon release and into the future, eventually leading to future appreciation.
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Bordeaux, a globally renowned epicenter of fine wines and centuries-old commerce, owes much of its allure to the En Primeur system, an annual event unveiling the previous vintage's wines for sale. Navigating this intricate commercial structure involves trade buyers securing allocations through negociants, who act as intermediaries with courtiers. Individual collectors often rely on local retailers offering limited quantities from individual producers.
Vint presents the exclusive Right Bank EP Collection, featuring 342 bottles sourced from 17 top Right Bank Bordeaux chateaux, collectively offered at or below the lowest US retail prices. Notably, the collection showcases four standout wines from the 2022 vintage, receiving impressive Decanter ratings of 98-100 points, including Château Figeac and Château La Conseillante, elevating its prestige.
The 2022 vintage on Bordeaux's Right Bank experienced strong heat and limited rainfall, resulting in exceptional concentration and robustness balanced by surprising freshness. Critics universally praised these wines. Lisa Perrotti-Brown hails them as "bright, multilayered, and luminous," labeling 2022 a "classic, great Bordeaux vintage." James Suckling raves, calling it unprecedented in his 40 years of tasting barrel samples, setting a new benchmark. Antonio Galloni describes them as "viscerally thrilling," and Neal Martin lauds their "intense fruit, finely-sculpted tannins, structure, elegance, and length." This level of publicity and critical acclaim generates enormous buzz around the wines, which drives demand upon release. Additionally, with scores of this caliber and critics noting the age-worthy nature of the wines, collector demand for the wines will continue into the future, especially as the wines approach their drinking window, thus improving the potential for appreciation over time.
Regionally, Pomerol wines display well-structured profiles and unexpected freshness, with standouts like L'Evangile and Conseillante showcasing exquisite balance. Saint-Émilion, with its limestone-rich soils, yields fresh and complex wines, exemplified by Château Figeac's elegance and Cheval Blanc's structured brilliance. These 2022 wines offer diverse yet consistently high-quality styles, maintaining balanced fruit intensity and freshness despite elevated alcohol levels.
Given these factors, investing in Bordeaux's En Primeur wines, specifically the 2022 vintage from the Right Bank, presents a compelling opportunity to acquire sought-after wines at attractive prices. Add to this the opportunity for instant diversification and the fact that many critics have anointed the vintage as one for the ages, and the Right Bank EP Collection offers an unparalleled addition to any wine and spirits portfolio.