Bordeaux 2021 En Primeur - a "New Classicism"?

After a trio of excellent warm, dry vintages in Bordeaux, where most producers and appellations did very well across the board, 2021 was less straightforward for the vignerons of the world’s most famous wine region. Pressures from frost and mildew were the complications that tested some Chateaux’s resolve but nevertheless, the 2021 growing season has created what Decanter’s Georgie Hindle believes to be ‘one of the most interesting and talked about vintages of recent times.’


Generalising is a difficult thing to do in 2021 Bordeaux but if we were forced, we’d say that the vintage has yielded elegant & classically proportioned wines. Many have moderate alcohol levels, think 12-13.5 % rather than the loft heights of 14.5-15%, whilst they also have more supple, charming profiles more in line with the great Bordeaux wines of the 80s and 90s than the recent blockbuster vintages of 2018, 2019 and 2020. It is in vintages like 2021 where we really appreciate the pedigree and winemaking knowledge of the very best properties within this majestic region– with all the modern science, technology and investment now behind these great estates, it is hard for them to make anything other than beautiful wine.


Don't miss the whites of 2021 as they have been universally praised and were a joy to taste. The cool conditions of 2021 have certainly created the ‘finest set of dry whites since 2017’ that ‘exhibit considerable potential’ (WA).

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17 Products

Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Beychevelle 2021 (12x75cl)

£750 - £900

2021

Beychevelle 2021 (12x75cl)

The Drinks Business (94-96)

Beychevelle (St Julien; 57% Cabernet Sauvignon; 38% Merlot; 3% Petit Verdot; 2% Cabernet Franc; 13% alcohol; tasted at the UGCB press tasting and at Lagrange with consistent notes). Dark, glossy and viscous in the glass, with a radiant lilac/pink rim and with good extraction (which, with Beychevelle, you know already is going to be well managed). Chocolate fondant; deep dark bramble compote; graphite and cedar (all very Beychevelle); plump ripe raspberries and freshly hulled wild strawberries; toasted brioche with melted butter. Lovely, with a beautiful vertical lift from the redcurrant and blackcurrant leafiness. Texturally sublime and a little more precise even than usual. Tight, compact, dense and charged with energy and life. Sapid and juicy. Fabulously successful in a challenging vintage

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 94-96 (TDB) Read Review/Description

£750 - £900

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Beychevelle 2021 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £520.67
2021

Beychevelle 2021 (6x75cl)

The Drinks Business (94-96)

Beychevelle (St Julien; 57% Cabernet Sauvignon; 38% Merlot; 3% Petit Verdot; 2% Cabernet Franc; 13% alcohol; tasted at the UGCB press tasting and at Lagrange with consistent notes). Dark, glossy and viscous in the glass, with a radiant lilac/pink rim and with good extraction (which, with Beychevelle, you know already is going to be well managed). Chocolate fondant; deep dark bramble compote; graphite and cedar (all very Beychevelle); plump ripe raspberries and freshly hulled wild strawberries; toasted brioche with melted butter. Lovely, with a beautiful vertical lift from the redcurrant and blackcurrant leafiness. Texturally sublime and a little more precise even than usual. Tight, compact, dense and charged with energy and life. Sapid and juicy. Fabulously successful in a challenging vintage
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-96 (TDB) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £520.67
Branaire-Ducru 2021 (3x150cl)

£185 - £221

2021

Branaire-Ducru 2021 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

A very pretty wine, showing blackberry and blackcurrant aromas with crushed stone. Medium to full body with layers of fine-grained tannins. Bright and refined. Lots of dark fruit at the end. Solid weight.

Bordeaux 3x150cl - 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description

£185 - £221

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Branaire-Ducru 2021 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £278.87
2021

Branaire-Ducru 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

A very pretty wine, showing blackberry and blackcurrant aromas with crushed stone. Medium to full body with layers of fine-grained tannins. Bright and refined. Lots of dark fruit at the end. Solid weight.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £278.87
Duhart-Milon 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£352 - £422

2021

Duhart-Milon 2021 (12x37.5cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is a really pretty Duhart and fans out nicely on the palate with medium soft tannins that are polished. Gorgeous young wine. 81% cabernet sauvignon and 19% merlot.

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description

£352 - £422

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Duhart-Milon 2021 (12x75cl)

£670 - £804

2021

Duhart-Milon 2021 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is a really pretty Duhart and fans out nicely on the palate with medium soft tannins that are polished. Gorgeous young wine. 81% cabernet sauvignon and 19% merlot.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description

£670 - £804

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Duhart-Milon 2021 (6x75cl)
£419.27
Inc. VAT: £419.27
2021

Duhart-Milon 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is a really pretty Duhart and fans out nicely on the palate with medium soft tannins that are polished. Gorgeous young wine. 81% cabernet sauvignon and 19% merlot.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description £419.27
Inc. VAT: £419.27
La Tour Carnet 2021 (12x75cl)

£257 - £308

2021

La Tour Carnet 2021 (12x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (91-93)

The 2021 La Tour Carnet is another gorgeous wine in this range from Bernard Magrez. Deeply pitched spice notes meld into a core of red plum/cherry fruit, followed by brighter, high-toned floral accents that add lift. La Tour Carnet has a track record of aging quite well. I suspect that will be the case here as well. La Tour Carnet remains one of the most under the radar wines in all of Bordeaux. Tasted four times.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 91-93 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£257 - £308

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
La Tour Carnet 2021 (6x75cl)

£127 - £152

2021

La Tour Carnet 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (91-93)

The 2021 La Tour Carnet is another gorgeous wine in this range from Bernard Magrez. Deeply pitched spice notes meld into a core of red plum/cherry fruit, followed by brighter, high-toned floral accents that add lift. La Tour Carnet has a track record of aging quite well. I suspect that will be the case here as well. La Tour Carnet remains one of the most under the radar wines in all of Bordeaux. Tasted four times.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 91-93 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£127 - £152

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Lafon-Rochet 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£162 - £194

2021

Lafon-Rochet 2021 (12x37.5cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A firm and linear wine with blackberry and blackcurrant character. Medium body. Creamy. Focused for the vintage. Turns to plums and citrus at the end. From organically grown grapes. 69% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot.

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description

£162 - £194

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Lafon-Rochet 2021 (12x75cl)

£319 - £383

2021

Lafon-Rochet 2021 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A firm and linear wine with blackberry and blackcurrant character. Medium body. Creamy. Focused for the vintage. Turns to plums and citrus at the end. From organically grown grapes. 69% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description

£319 - £383

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Lafon-Rochet 2021 (24x37.5cl)

£339 - £407

2021

Lafon-Rochet 2021 (24x37.5cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A firm and linear wine with blackberry and blackcurrant character. Medium body. Creamy. Focused for the vintage. Turns to plums and citrus at the end. From organically grown grapes. 69% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot.

Bordeaux 24x37.5cl - 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description

£339 - £407

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Lafon-Rochet 2021 (3x150cl)

£164 - £196

2021

Lafon-Rochet 2021 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A firm and linear wine with blackberry and blackcurrant character. Medium body. Creamy. Focused for the vintage. Turns to plums and citrus at the end. From organically grown grapes. 69% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot.

Bordeaux 3x150cl - 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description

£164 - £196

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Lafon-Rochet 2021 (6x75cl)

£158 - £189

2021

Lafon-Rochet 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A firm and linear wine with blackberry and blackcurrant character. Medium body. Creamy. Focused for the vintage. Turns to plums and citrus at the end. From organically grown grapes. 69% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description

£158 - £189

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Marquis de Terme 2021 (6x75cl)

£179 - £214

2021

Marquis de Terme 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (93-95)

The 2021 Marquis de Terme is inky, vibrant and super-expressive. Dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate, spice and licorice are all dialed up. A whole range of floral and savory nuances lingers on the close. Readers will find a Margaux endowed with terrific depth as well as character. I am very much looking forward to tasting this from bottle.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 93-95 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£179 - £214

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Saint-Pierre 2021 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £335.27
2021

Saint-Pierre 2021 (6x75cl)

The Drinks Business (92-94+)

Saint-Pierre (St Julien; 70% Cabernet Sauvignon; 14% Merlot; 9% Cabernet Franc; 7% Petit Verdot – the latter, apparently, co-planted with the Cabernet and for the first time in this vintage separately counted; 13.3% alcohol; a final yield of 34 hl/ha; tasted at the UGCB press tasting and at Lagrange with consistent and convergent notes). One of the wines that I had already heard plenty of praise for (from the cognoscenti) before I tasted it. It doesn’t disappoint. There is a lovely cassis fruit here; the palate is very pure and nicely focussed; the oak is beautifully absorbed and incorporated (which has not always been the case here even in relatively recent vintages). There is also a pleasant touch of sweet spice alongside the plum skin and dark berry fruit, an almost slightly wild herbal element and a crushed rock minerality, all of which bring further interest. Above all, though, we have a tender and refined texture chiselled from fine-grained tannins and an impressive plenitude. Still somewhat under the radar (though I have no idea why) and still representing excellent value, this is definitely one to add to the shopping list
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 20 92-94+ (TDB) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £335.27
Talbot 2021 (12x75cl)

£467 - £560

2021

Talbot 2021 (12x75cl)

The Drinks Business (92-94)

Talbot (St Julien; 71% Cabernet Sauvignon; 24% Merlot; 5% Petit Verdot; 12% alcohol; a final yield of 44 hl/ha; tasted at the UGCB press tasting and at Lagrange with very similar notes). This, too, is very impressive and continues a steep upward trajectory since around 2018. On the nose, one is struck first by the ripeness and the associated natural sweetness of the fruit; I find walnuts and a dark stone and berry fruit – mulberries and sloes and damsons – and then, with air, all the cedar that defines this as Talbot. On the palate, this cool summer edition of Talbot comes across as quite serious even slightly austere, with a lovely tight, compact, dense core that stays closely strapped to the notable spine. In the context of the vintage, this is a great wine and clearly the product of a very strict selection. It has a beautiful texture, structure and mouthfeel. I particularly like the sinuous and luminous mid-palate. Tasted blind, I might well have mistaken this for Gruaud Larose (something that would not have been possible even a few vintages ago). Tasted a second time, I find it closest in style to Gruaud Larose; both properties continue their parallel upward trajectories in this vintage

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 92-94 (TDB) Read Review/Description

£467 - £560

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Beychevelle 2021 (12x75cl)

£750 - £900

2021

Beychevelle 2021 (12x75cl)

The Drinks Business (94-96)

Beychevelle (St Julien; 57% Cabernet Sauvignon; 38% Merlot; 3% Petit Verdot; 2% Cabernet Franc; 13% alcohol; tasted at the UGCB press tasting and at Lagrange with consistent notes). Dark, glossy and viscous in the glass, with a radiant lilac/pink rim and with good extraction (which, with Beychevelle, you know already is going to be well managed). Chocolate fondant; deep dark bramble compote; graphite and cedar (all very Beychevelle); plump ripe raspberries and freshly hulled wild strawberries; toasted brioche with melted butter. Lovely, with a beautiful vertical lift from the redcurrant and blackcurrant leafiness. Texturally sublime and a little more precise even than usual. Tight, compact, dense and charged with energy and life. Sapid and juicy. Fabulously successful in a challenging vintage

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 94-96 (TDB) Read Review/Description

£750 - £900

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Beychevelle 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £420.50
2021

Beychevelle 2021 (6x75cl)

The Drinks Business (94-96)

Beychevelle (St Julien; 57% Cabernet Sauvignon; 38% Merlot; 3% Petit Verdot; 2% Cabernet Franc; 13% alcohol; tasted at the UGCB press tasting and at Lagrange with consistent notes). Dark, glossy and viscous in the glass, with a radiant lilac/pink rim and with good extraction (which, with Beychevelle, you know already is going to be well managed). Chocolate fondant; deep dark bramble compote; graphite and cedar (all very Beychevelle); plump ripe raspberries and freshly hulled wild strawberries; toasted brioche with melted butter. Lovely, with a beautiful vertical lift from the redcurrant and blackcurrant leafiness. Texturally sublime and a little more precise even than usual. Tight, compact, dense and charged with energy and life. Sapid and juicy. Fabulously successful in a challenging vintage
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-96 (TDB) Read Review/Description In Bond: £420.50
Branaire-Ducru 2021 (3x150cl)

£185 - £221

2021

Branaire-Ducru 2021 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

A very pretty wine, showing blackberry and blackcurrant aromas with crushed stone. Medium to full body with layers of fine-grained tannins. Bright and refined. Lots of dark fruit at the end. Solid weight.

Bordeaux 3x150cl - 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description

£185 - £221

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Branaire-Ducru 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £219.00
2021

Branaire-Ducru 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

A very pretty wine, showing blackberry and blackcurrant aromas with crushed stone. Medium to full body with layers of fine-grained tannins. Bright and refined. Lots of dark fruit at the end. Solid weight.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £219.00
Duhart-Milon 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£352 - £422

2021

Duhart-Milon 2021 (12x37.5cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is a really pretty Duhart and fans out nicely on the palate with medium soft tannins that are polished. Gorgeous young wine. 81% cabernet sauvignon and 19% merlot.

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description

£352 - £422

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Duhart-Milon 2021 (12x75cl)

£670 - £804

2021

Duhart-Milon 2021 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is a really pretty Duhart and fans out nicely on the palate with medium soft tannins that are polished. Gorgeous young wine. 81% cabernet sauvignon and 19% merlot.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description

£670 - £804

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Duhart-Milon 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £336.00
2021

Duhart-Milon 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is a really pretty Duhart and fans out nicely on the palate with medium soft tannins that are polished. Gorgeous young wine. 81% cabernet sauvignon and 19% merlot.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £336.00
La Tour Carnet 2021 (12x75cl)

£257 - £308

2021

La Tour Carnet 2021 (12x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (91-93)

The 2021 La Tour Carnet is another gorgeous wine in this range from Bernard Magrez. Deeply pitched spice notes meld into a core of red plum/cherry fruit, followed by brighter, high-toned floral accents that add lift. La Tour Carnet has a track record of aging quite well. I suspect that will be the case here as well. La Tour Carnet remains one of the most under the radar wines in all of Bordeaux. Tasted four times.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 91-93 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£257 - £308

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
La Tour Carnet 2021 (6x75cl)

£127 - £152

2021

La Tour Carnet 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (91-93)

The 2021 La Tour Carnet is another gorgeous wine in this range from Bernard Magrez. Deeply pitched spice notes meld into a core of red plum/cherry fruit, followed by brighter, high-toned floral accents that add lift. La Tour Carnet has a track record of aging quite well. I suspect that will be the case here as well. La Tour Carnet remains one of the most under the radar wines in all of Bordeaux. Tasted four times.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 91-93 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£127 - £152

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Lafon-Rochet 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£162 - £194

2021

Lafon-Rochet 2021 (12x37.5cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A firm and linear wine with blackberry and blackcurrant character. Medium body. Creamy. Focused for the vintage. Turns to plums and citrus at the end. From organically grown grapes. 69% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot.

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description

£162 - £194

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Lafon-Rochet 2021 (12x75cl)

£319 - £383

2021

Lafon-Rochet 2021 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A firm and linear wine with blackberry and blackcurrant character. Medium body. Creamy. Focused for the vintage. Turns to plums and citrus at the end. From organically grown grapes. 69% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description

£319 - £383

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Lafon-Rochet 2021 (24x37.5cl)

£339 - £407

2021

Lafon-Rochet 2021 (24x37.5cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A firm and linear wine with blackberry and blackcurrant character. Medium body. Creamy. Focused for the vintage. Turns to plums and citrus at the end. From organically grown grapes. 69% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot.

Bordeaux 24x37.5cl - 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description

£339 - £407

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Lafon-Rochet 2021 (3x150cl)

£164 - £196

2021

Lafon-Rochet 2021 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A firm and linear wine with blackberry and blackcurrant character. Medium body. Creamy. Focused for the vintage. Turns to plums and citrus at the end. From organically grown grapes. 69% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot.

Bordeaux 3x150cl - 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description

£164 - £196

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Lafon-Rochet 2021 (6x75cl)

£158 - £189

2021

Lafon-Rochet 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A firm and linear wine with blackberry and blackcurrant character. Medium body. Creamy. Focused for the vintage. Turns to plums and citrus at the end. From organically grown grapes. 69% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description

£158 - £189

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Marquis de Terme 2021 (6x75cl)

£179 - £214

2021

Marquis de Terme 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (93-95)

The 2021 Marquis de Terme is inky, vibrant and super-expressive. Dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate, spice and licorice are all dialed up. A whole range of floral and savory nuances lingers on the close. Readers will find a Margaux endowed with terrific depth as well as character. I am very much looking forward to tasting this from bottle.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 93-95 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£179 - £214

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Saint-Pierre 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £266.00
2021

Saint-Pierre 2021 (6x75cl)

The Drinks Business (92-94+)

Saint-Pierre (St Julien; 70% Cabernet Sauvignon; 14% Merlot; 9% Cabernet Franc; 7% Petit Verdot – the latter, apparently, co-planted with the Cabernet and for the first time in this vintage separately counted; 13.3% alcohol; a final yield of 34 hl/ha; tasted at the UGCB press tasting and at Lagrange with consistent and convergent notes). One of the wines that I had already heard plenty of praise for (from the cognoscenti) before I tasted it. It doesn’t disappoint. There is a lovely cassis fruit here; the palate is very pure and nicely focussed; the oak is beautifully absorbed and incorporated (which has not always been the case here even in relatively recent vintages). There is also a pleasant touch of sweet spice alongside the plum skin and dark berry fruit, an almost slightly wild herbal element and a crushed rock minerality, all of which bring further interest. Above all, though, we have a tender and refined texture chiselled from fine-grained tannins and an impressive plenitude. Still somewhat under the radar (though I have no idea why) and still representing excellent value, this is definitely one to add to the shopping list
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 20 92-94+ (TDB) Read Review/Description In Bond: £266.00
Talbot 2021 (12x75cl)

£467 - £560

2021

Talbot 2021 (12x75cl)

The Drinks Business (92-94)

Talbot (St Julien; 71% Cabernet Sauvignon; 24% Merlot; 5% Petit Verdot; 12% alcohol; a final yield of 44 hl/ha; tasted at the UGCB press tasting and at Lagrange with very similar notes). This, too, is very impressive and continues a steep upward trajectory since around 2018. On the nose, one is struck first by the ripeness and the associated natural sweetness of the fruit; I find walnuts and a dark stone and berry fruit – mulberries and sloes and damsons – and then, with air, all the cedar that defines this as Talbot. On the palate, this cool summer edition of Talbot comes across as quite serious even slightly austere, with a lovely tight, compact, dense core that stays closely strapped to the notable spine. In the context of the vintage, this is a great wine and clearly the product of a very strict selection. It has a beautiful texture, structure and mouthfeel. I particularly like the sinuous and luminous mid-palate. Tasted blind, I might well have mistaken this for Gruaud Larose (something that would not have been possible even a few vintages ago). Tasted a second time, I find it closest in style to Gruaud Larose; both properties continue their parallel upward trajectories in this vintage

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 92-94 (TDB) Read Review/Description

£467 - £560

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later

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If your bid is successful, you will receive an email notification of your purchase. The price you are bidding also includes delivery to the nearest Cru storage warehouse to the current location of the item. However, there may be an additional transfer charge to move the product to another warehouse for delivery.
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