While many winemakers dealt well with unprecedented hot and dry conditions during the growing season, the yields are smaller overall - which probably explains the price increases.
So, the likes of Ch Lagrange 2022, St Julien is quoted at £474 (12 x 75cl, in bond UK) and scores (94-96) on Robert Parker's Wine Advocate but you can still get the 2019 vintage at £380 and it scores 95 points.
Ch Palmer 2022 Margaux - a 3rd Growth but has been fighting above that for years - is quoted in UK at £3600 (12 x 75cl) and has been flagged as the most expensive ever En Primeur price from Palmer. Yet, all vintages since 2015 have scored at least 96+ from Parker. The 2022 scores (95-97) so no change in quality - only a change in price!
Now, if you haven't been affected by the Cost of Living crisis, you might be in interested in Chateau Ausone 2022 St Emilion (En Primeur price £6800) which Parker scores at (94-96)?
Or you might prefer to buy the 2018 vintage which Parker scored at 100 for £6100 ex market.
But then again, if you have the disposable income, you'll probably buy both!!
*En Primeur: a method of purchasing wines early while the wine is still in the barrel.
Payment is made at an early stage, a year or 18 months prior to the official release of a vintage.