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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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Angelus 2021 (6x75cl)
£1,888.07
Inc. VAT: £1,888.07
2021

Angelus 2021 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94-96+)

A brilliant wine that signposts this estate's evolution under Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal, the 2021 Angélus is a blend of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot, with fully half of the old-vine Cabernet Franc maturing in foudres rather than 225-liter barriques. The result is a wine of unprecedented purity and finesse, unwinding in the glass with compelling aromas of plums, raspberries, rose petals, vine smoke, blood orange and warm spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, deep and layered palate with a rich and fleshy core that entirely conceals its structuring chassis of ultra-refined tannins. Bright and sapid, it's striking for its integration and elegance at this early stage, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it upstage a number of more touted vintages once it's in bottle.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-96+ (WA) Read Review/Description £1,888.07
Inc. VAT: £1,888.07
Ausone 2021 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,729.04
2021

Ausone 2021 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97-100)

A blend of 65% Cabernet Franc and 35% Merlot, the 2021 Ausone is a strong candidate for the title of wine of the vintage. Wafting from the glass with aromas of wild blueberries and raspberries mingled with rose petals, violets, exotic spices, vine smoke and blood orange, it's full-bodied, seamless and sensual, with a satiny attack that segues into a deep, layered mid-palate of breathtaking precision and intensity without weight. Built around bright acids and ultra-refined tannins and concluding with a resonant, perfumed finish, this profound young Ausone represents the essence of this great limestone terroir. I am not in the habit of drinking six-month-old Bordeaux cask samples, but this is one wine that would have sorely tempted me to make an exception to that rule if my appointment at the estate hadn't been one of the first of the day!
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 97-100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,729.04
Ausone 2021 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £4,129.07
2021

Ausone 2021 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97-100)

A blend of 65% Cabernet Franc and 35% Merlot, the 2021 Ausone is a strong candidate for the title of wine of the vintage. Wafting from the glass with aromas of wild blueberries and raspberries mingled with rose petals, violets, exotic spices, vine smoke and blood orange, it's full-bodied, seamless and sensual, with a satiny attack that segues into a deep, layered mid-palate of breathtaking precision and intensity without weight. Built around bright acids and ultra-refined tannins and concluding with a resonant, perfumed finish, this profound young Ausone represents the essence of this great limestone terroir. I am not in the habit of drinking six-month-old Bordeaux cask samples, but this is one wine that would have sorely tempted me to make an exception to that rule if my appointment at the estate hadn't been one of the first of the day!
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,129.07
Cheval Blanc 2021 (12x75cl)

£4,564 - £5,477

2021

Cheval Blanc 2021 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is so finely textured with very precise, tight tannins. Medium to full body. Lots of layers here with black and blue fruit, stones, tar, dark cocoa and spices. Dried herbs. Long and persistent. Stays focused all the way. So precise. 52% cabernet franc, 43% merlot and 5% cabernet sauvignon.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description

£4,564 - £5,477

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
Cheval Blanc 2021 (1x300cl)

£1,800 - £2,160

2021

Cheval Blanc 2021 (1x300cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is so finely textured with very precise, tight tannins. Medium to full body. Lots of layers here with black and blue fruit, stones, tar, dark cocoa and spices. Dried herbs. Long and persistent. Stays focused all the way. So precise. 52% cabernet franc, 43% merlot and 5% cabernet sauvignon.

Bordeaux 1x300cl - 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description

£1,800 - £2,160

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
Cheval Blanc 2021 (1x600cl)

£3,500 - £4,200

2021

Cheval Blanc 2021 (1x600cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is so finely textured with very precise, tight tannins. Medium to full body. Lots of layers here with black and blue fruit, stones, tar, dark cocoa and spices. Dried herbs. Long and persistent. Stays focused all the way. So precise. 52% cabernet franc, 43% merlot and 5% cabernet sauvignon.

Bordeaux 1x600cl - 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description

£3,500 - £4,200

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
Cheval Blanc 2021 (3x150cl)

£2,290 - £2,748

2021

Cheval Blanc 2021 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is so finely textured with very precise, tight tannins. Medium to full body. Lots of layers here with black and blue fruit, stones, tar, dark cocoa and spices. Dried herbs. Long and persistent. Stays focused all the way. So precise. 52% cabernet franc, 43% merlot and 5% cabernet sauvignon.

Bordeaux 3x150cl - 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description

£2,290 - £2,748

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
Cheval Blanc 2021 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,430.04
2021

Cheval Blanc 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is so finely textured with very precise, tight tannins. Medium to full body. Lots of layers here with black and blue fruit, stones, tar, dark cocoa and spices. Dried herbs. Long and persistent. Stays focused all the way. So precise. 52% cabernet franc, 43% merlot and 5% cabernet sauvignon.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,430.04
Cheval Blanc 2021 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,192.47
2021

Cheval Blanc 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is so finely textured with very precise, tight tannins. Medium to full body. Lots of layers here with black and blue fruit, stones, tar, dark cocoa and spices. Dried herbs. Long and persistent. Stays focused all the way. So precise. 52% cabernet franc, 43% merlot and 5% cabernet sauvignon.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,192.47
Pavie 2021 (3x150cl)

£1,444 - £1,732

2021

Pavie 2021 (3x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95-97+)

The 2021 Château Pavie was one of the few wines in the vintage that got a big "wow" in my notes. Based on 52% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, it's a full-bodied, dense, powerful, beautiful 2021 with classic Pavie darker, richer fruits, notes of spicy oak, chocolate, and violets, ripe velvety tannins, and a great finish. It's not at the 2019 or 2020 level, but don't hold that against it. This is pure brilliance in 2021 and one of the wines of the vintage.

Bordeaux 3x150cl - 95-97+ (JD) Read Review/Description

£1,444 - £1,732

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
Pavie 2021 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,657.67
2021

Pavie 2021 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95-97+)

The 2021 Château Pavie was one of the few wines in the vintage that got a big "wow" in my notes. Based on 52% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, it's a full-bodied, dense, powerful, beautiful 2021 with classic Pavie darker, richer fruits, notes of spicy oak, chocolate, and violets, ripe velvety tannins, and a great finish. It's not at the 2019 or 2020 level, but don't hold that against it. This is pure brilliance in 2021 and one of the wines of the vintage.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 5 95-97+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,657.67
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Angelus 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,560.00
2021

Angelus 2021 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94-96+)

A brilliant wine that signposts this estate's evolution under Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal, the 2021 Angélus is a blend of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot, with fully half of the old-vine Cabernet Franc maturing in foudres rather than 225-liter barriques. The result is a wine of unprecedented purity and finesse, unwinding in the glass with compelling aromas of plums, raspberries, rose petals, vine smoke, blood orange and warm spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, deep and layered palate with a rich and fleshy core that entirely conceals its structuring chassis of ultra-refined tannins. Bright and sapid, it's striking for its integration and elegance at this early stage, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it upstage a number of more touted vintages once it's in bottle.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-96+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,560.00
Ausone 2021 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £2,267.50
2021

Ausone 2021 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97-100)

A blend of 65% Cabernet Franc and 35% Merlot, the 2021 Ausone is a strong candidate for the title of wine of the vintage. Wafting from the glass with aromas of wild blueberries and raspberries mingled with rose petals, violets, exotic spices, vine smoke and blood orange, it's full-bodied, seamless and sensual, with a satiny attack that segues into a deep, layered mid-palate of breathtaking precision and intensity without weight. Built around bright acids and ultra-refined tannins and concluding with a resonant, perfumed finish, this profound young Ausone represents the essence of this great limestone terroir. I am not in the habit of drinking six-month-old Bordeaux cask samples, but this is one wine that would have sorely tempted me to make an exception to that rule if my appointment at the estate hadn't been one of the first of the day!
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 97-100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,267.50
Ausone 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £3,427.50
2021

Ausone 2021 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97-100)

A blend of 65% Cabernet Franc and 35% Merlot, the 2021 Ausone is a strong candidate for the title of wine of the vintage. Wafting from the glass with aromas of wild blueberries and raspberries mingled with rose petals, violets, exotic spices, vine smoke and blood orange, it's full-bodied, seamless and sensual, with a satiny attack that segues into a deep, layered mid-palate of breathtaking precision and intensity without weight. Built around bright acids and ultra-refined tannins and concluding with a resonant, perfumed finish, this profound young Ausone represents the essence of this great limestone terroir. I am not in the habit of drinking six-month-old Bordeaux cask samples, but this is one wine that would have sorely tempted me to make an exception to that rule if my appointment at the estate hadn't been one of the first of the day!
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,427.50
Cheval Blanc 2021 (12x75cl)

£4,564 - £5,477

2021

Cheval Blanc 2021 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is so finely textured with very precise, tight tannins. Medium to full body. Lots of layers here with black and blue fruit, stones, tar, dark cocoa and spices. Dried herbs. Long and persistent. Stays focused all the way. So precise. 52% cabernet franc, 43% merlot and 5% cabernet sauvignon.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description

£4,564 - £5,477

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
Cheval Blanc 2021 (1x300cl)

£1,800 - £2,160

2021

Cheval Blanc 2021 (1x300cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is so finely textured with very precise, tight tannins. Medium to full body. Lots of layers here with black and blue fruit, stones, tar, dark cocoa and spices. Dried herbs. Long and persistent. Stays focused all the way. So precise. 52% cabernet franc, 43% merlot and 5% cabernet sauvignon.

Bordeaux 1x300cl - 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description

£1,800 - £2,160

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
Cheval Blanc 2021 (1x600cl)

£3,500 - £4,200

2021

Cheval Blanc 2021 (1x600cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is so finely textured with very precise, tight tannins. Medium to full body. Lots of layers here with black and blue fruit, stones, tar, dark cocoa and spices. Dried herbs. Long and persistent. Stays focused all the way. So precise. 52% cabernet franc, 43% merlot and 5% cabernet sauvignon.

Bordeaux 1x600cl - 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description

£3,500 - £4,200

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
Cheval Blanc 2021 (3x150cl)

£2,290 - £2,748

2021

Cheval Blanc 2021 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is so finely textured with very precise, tight tannins. Medium to full body. Lots of layers here with black and blue fruit, stones, tar, dark cocoa and spices. Dried herbs. Long and persistent. Stays focused all the way. So precise. 52% cabernet franc, 43% merlot and 5% cabernet sauvignon.

Bordeaux 3x150cl - 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description

£2,290 - £2,748

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
Cheval Blanc 2021 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,185.00
2021

Cheval Blanc 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is so finely textured with very precise, tight tannins. Medium to full body. Lots of layers here with black and blue fruit, stones, tar, dark cocoa and spices. Dried herbs. Long and persistent. Stays focused all the way. So precise. 52% cabernet franc, 43% merlot and 5% cabernet sauvignon.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,185.00
Cheval Blanc 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,647.00
2021

Cheval Blanc 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is so finely textured with very precise, tight tannins. Medium to full body. Lots of layers here with black and blue fruit, stones, tar, dark cocoa and spices. Dried herbs. Long and persistent. Stays focused all the way. So precise. 52% cabernet franc, 43% merlot and 5% cabernet sauvignon.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,647.00
Pavie 2021 (3x150cl)

£1,444 - £1,732

2021

Pavie 2021 (3x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95-97+)

The 2021 Château Pavie was one of the few wines in the vintage that got a big "wow" in my notes. Based on 52% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, it's a full-bodied, dense, powerful, beautiful 2021 with classic Pavie darker, richer fruits, notes of spicy oak, chocolate, and violets, ripe velvety tannins, and a great finish. It's not at the 2019 or 2020 level, but don't hold that against it. This is pure brilliance in 2021 and one of the wines of the vintage.

Bordeaux 3x150cl - 95-97+ (JD) Read Review/Description

£1,444 - £1,732

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
Pavie 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,368.00
2021

Pavie 2021 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95-97+)

The 2021 Château Pavie was one of the few wines in the vintage that got a big "wow" in my notes. Based on 52% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, it's a full-bodied, dense, powerful, beautiful 2021 with classic Pavie darker, richer fruits, notes of spicy oak, chocolate, and violets, ripe velvety tannins, and a great finish. It's not at the 2019 or 2020 level, but don't hold that against it. This is pure brilliance in 2021 and one of the wines of the vintage.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 5 95-97+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,368.00

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