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
Ausone 2021 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,309.04
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: £2,309.04
Calon Segur 2021 (3x75cl)

£228 - £273

2021

Calon Segur 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous - Neal Martin (95-97)

The 2021 Calon Ségur was cropped at 36hL/ha and aged entirely in new oak for a planned 20 months. This year, the gap between the Grand Vin and the Marquis is blatantly obvious, to the extent that they are practically different wines, which is how Vincent Millet and his team treat them. The Cabernet is firmly in the driving seat here, with detailed, graphite-infused black fruit and a background florality that comes through with aeration. The medium-bodied palate displays very fine tannins, superb acidity (pH 3.65) and impressive harmony. This has exemplary build in the mouth, fine weight on the finish and a persistent aftertaste. An outstanding Calon-Ségur, elevated by the risks taken in de-leafing in June and waiting to pick. Bravo. 12.9% alcohol

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 95-97 (VN) Read Review/Description

£228 - £273

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Clinet 2021 (3x75cl)

£193 - £231

2021

Clinet 2021 (3x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (93-96)

Coming from a mix of clay and gravelly soils spread across a 10-hectare vineyard and 40-year-old vines, the 2021 Château Clinet is another brilliant success by Ronan Laborde, who continues to make one of the greatest Pomerols out there. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon (which is a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon for Pomerol), it sports a deep purple hue to go with brilliant notes of blueberries, blackberries, violets, and minty herbs. More medium to full-bodied on the palate, it shows the fresher, elegant style of the vintage yet still brings plenty of mid-palate depth, ripe, velvety tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. It's a stunning success in the vintage that will drink nicely on release yet evolve for 20 years or more.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 93-96 (JD) Read Review/Description

£193 - £231

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Domaine de Chevalier 2021 (3x75cl)

£127 - £152

2021

Domaine de Chevalier 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

A medium-bodied DC with a pretty core of ripe fruit that shows licorice, blackberry and some currant character. Spice box, too. Very long, with fine tannins and plenty of energy.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description

£127 - £152

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Enclos Tourmaline 2021 (3x75cl)

£300 - £360

2021

Enclos Tourmaline 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

A solid young wine with plums, dark cherries and a hint of coffee. Medium to full body with a beautiful finish. Tannic and solid.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description

£300 - £360

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Figeac 2021 (3x75cl)

£463 - £555

2021

Figeac 2021 (3x75cl)

Decanter (97)

One of my absolute favourite wines in 2021 with Figeac's star power clearly on show. Amazing aromatic complexity on the nose; dark chocolate with perfume from the Cabernet Franc - pink flowers, red cherry touches vanilla and cinnamon - such a seductive smell. Pure and focused - so smooth and sleek with a clear tang to the palate. Quite taut, so defined and pure. The minerality comes through the sweet strawberry and raspberry fruit giving that chalky, salty flavour and texture on the palate. Everything is precise and in the right place. You can tell this is ripe, the concentration is there in the fruit, alongside such bright freshness but also these fun and playful red fruit flavours with lively acidity. Classic Bordeaux style with vibrancy, clarity and harmony - you feel the St-Emilion terroir and the understated glamour. This is an epic wine, a brilliant Figeac and contender for wine of the Right Bank. 100% new oak. 3.65pH.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 97 (DC) Read Review/Description

£463 - £555

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Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2021 (3x75cl)

£148 - £177

2021

Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (94-96)

The 2021 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is fabulous. Bright and punchy, with terrific aromatic presence, the 2021 is a terrific example of the modern classicism of the year at its best. It's the sort of wine that needs years or maybe even decades to truly blossom, and yet all the requisites are there for that to happen. There is something about Grand-Puy-Lacoste that is absolutely striking in 2021. I can't wait to taste it from bottle. Tasted two times.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 94-96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£148 - £177

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L'If 2021 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £450.84
2021

L'If 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

A serious and saline red with blue fruit, cloves, iodine and black licorice. Oyster shells, too. Medium to full bodied with fine, firm tannins that run the length of the wine. Focused. 79% merlot and 21% cabernet franc.
Estimated Arrival to France:
6-8 months

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La Clotte 2021 (3x75cl)

£143 - £171

2021

La Clotte 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

Medium to full body with a creamy, supple tannin structure. Just-ripe plum fruit and dark berries with a touch of chocolate. Plush, yet so fresh. 85% merlot and 15% cabernet franc.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description

£143 - £171

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La Conseillante 2021 (3x75cl)

£461 - £553

2021

La Conseillante 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous - Neal Martin (95-97)

The 2021 La Conseillante was picked the latest in memory, from September 28 until October 8, at 39hL/ha, and matured in 70% new oak. It comes in at 13.3% alcohol and a pH of 3.6. The beautifully defined bouquet offers blackberry, bilberry and light iris petal scents, just a suggestion of black truffle coming though with time. The harmonious palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and lightly spiced red fruit. There is a very subtle ferrous note, lovely depth and grip on the finish, and a persistent aftertaste. A beautiful La Conseillante courtesy of winemaker Marielle Cazaux and her team.

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£461 - £553

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La Gaffeliere 2021 (3x75cl)

£145 - £174

2021

La Gaffeliere 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (95-97)

The 2021 La Gaffelière is a wine of extraordinary finesse and class. Time in the glass brings out striking depth and complexity. The aromatics alone are beguiling but everything about the 2021 speaks to elegance. Crushed red berry fruit, rose petals, blood orange, mint and saline notes punctuate the finish.

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£145 - £174

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La Mission Haut-Brion 2021 (3x75cl)

£750 - £900

2021

La Mission Haut-Brion 2021 (3x75cl)

Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (97)

Plenty of classic La Mission finesse and balance, touches of cloves and velvety tannins, this is surpremely balanced and elegant, with pummice stone minerality. It is a little taut on the finish in its tannic structure and no question majors more heavily on the cool blue fruit character than we have seen with this property in recent years. Seriously enjoyable, a total masterclass in cool climate fruit delivery. Easy to recommend. 73% new oak, harvest september 20 to October 8. No frost impact here and very little mildew, meaning the overall yield was up to 47hl/h, extremely generous for the vintage.

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£750 - £900

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La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc 2021 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,754.04
2021

La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous - Neal Martin (95-97)

The 2021 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc has a much more nuanced bouquet than the Haut-Brion Blanc this year with scents of Japanese yuzu, crushed stone, apple blossom and a touch of elderflower. The palate is very well balanced with a fine line of acidity, taut and fresh, vibrant and focused. This is more linear than the Haut-Brion and stricter, yet the precision on the finish is a wonder to behold. Fabulous.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

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Lafite Rothschild 2021 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,943.04
2021

Lafite Rothschild 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

Polished and refined with a firm, fine and linear tannin structure. Harmonious. Perfumed violets, roses and subtle licorice. All in balance here, with precise layers of black fruit, minerals and pencil lead. Rather seamless. Firm, yet fine and sleek to the end. Very classy. Fine-velvet texture. 96% cabernet sauvignon, 3% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

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Lafleur 2021 (3x75cl)

£1,578 - £1,893

2021

Lafleur 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

Woooow! This really rolls off the palate and goes on and on, Full-bodied and so long. Sweet and sour. Cherries, currants. Orange peel. Thought-provokingly energetic. Defines youthful sophistication.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description

£1,578 - £1,893

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Le Petit Mouton 2021 (3x75cl)

£510 - £612

2021

Le Petit Mouton 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

A well-framed Petit Mouton with a tight core of black fruit and bitter-chocolate and graphite notes. Firm, fine-tannin structure. Mineral and classic with a classy finish. Punchy. 77% cabernet sauvignon, 19.5% merlot, 3% cabernet franc and 0.5% petit verdot.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description

£510 - £612

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Le Pin 2021 (3x75cl)

£9,500 - £11,400

2021

Le Pin 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

This has a firm, seamless and velvety tannin structure, accompanying a deep core of dark plum fruit, peach stones, chocolate and mahogany. Layered and caressing. Supple, yet full and powerful. Silky and smooth at the end. It shows real structure for the vintage and will age really well. 100% merlot.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description

£9,500 - £11,400

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Leoville Las Cases 2021 (3x75cl)

£600 - £720

2021

Leoville Las Cases 2021 (3x75cl)

The Drinks Business (96-98)

Léoville Las Cases. (St Julien; 80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 15% Cabernet Franc; 5% Merlot.; 13.2% alcohol; pH 3.71; IPT 77; tasted at the property). If you’ve ever wanted to know what Las Cases’ Cabernet would taste like without (most of) the Merlot, here’s your chance (and you can play the same game with most of the first growths too). The answer, in a word, is wonderful (and please don’t take that as a criticism of Las Cases’ Merlot in any other vintage). This is serene and profoundly beautiful on the nose. Cool, precise, elegant, suave and sophisticated, with an intense and gracious dark purple and black fruit. It is the very epitome of cool-summer Cabernet (Sauvignon and Franc) – and that, in a sense is the point. We have, too, the florality of the vintage – here violets and a more discrete sensation of spring flowers. With air on the nose – and, again, on the palate (especially when one draws in a little air) – there is an utterly divine intense presence of cedar that both envelops and somehow cosets the dark fruit. As beautiful a Las Cases as I have had the pleasure to taste en primeur and, for me, the wine of the appellation in the vintage. Like Margaux and, in a slightly different way, Lafite, it embraces and works with rather than struggles against the characteristics of the vintage. Tranquillity, cool perfection and supreme elegance. I find this quite an emotional La Cases. Stylistically, my favourite ever!

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 96-98 (TDB) Read Review/Description

£600 - £720

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Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2021 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £404.64
2021

Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous - Antonio Galloni (96-98)

Technical Director Olivier Pouthier crafted one of the wines of the vintage at Les Carmes Haut-Brion. The 2021 possesses mind-blowing intensity and stunning persistence. Bright red-fleshed fruit, blood orange, mint, dried flowers and exotic spice caress the senses as the 2021 shows off its sheer allure. I don't think I have ever tasted a young Carmes with this level of precision. The blend is 40% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, aged in 70% new oak, 20% new foudres and 10% in amphora. As always, Les Carmes sees some whole cluster, 45% in 2021, an unusual technique in Bordeaux, but one that works so well here. The 2021 is a magical wine. That's all there is to it.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 3x75cl 2 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £404.64
Mouton Rothschild 2021 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,853.04
2021

Mouton Rothschild 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

A firm and compact Mouton with a powerful tannin frame for the vintage, yet it remains fine and precise as it opens to a velvety texture. Black fruit with tar, pencil lead and tobacco. Driven and firm. A little angular and tight at the moment. 89% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot and 1% cabernet franc.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

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Pavie-Macquin 2021 (3x75cl)

£173 - £207

2021

Pavie-Macquin 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

Lots of blackberry and inky character to this year. Always refined and polished with lovely length and medium body. 79% merlot, 19% cabernet franc and 2% cabernet sauvignon.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description

£173 - £207

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Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 2021 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £504.84
2021

Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

A nicely rounded young red with fine tannins that are polished and poised. Medium body with a solid center-palate and a creamy finish. Shows wonderful ripeness and beauty. 73% cabernet sauvignon, 18% merlot, 5% petit verdot and 4% cabernet franc.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £504.84
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Pichon Lalande 2021 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £490.44
2021

Pichon Lalande 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (96-98)

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Let's start with the good. The 2021 Pichon Comtesse is epic and certainly among the great wines of this vintage. Sadly, the coulure and mildew in the first year of organic farming plus dehydration at the end of the growing season took with it fully two thirds of the crop. In other words, there's not much wine to go around. Rich and sumptuous in the glass, yet clocking in at 12.9% alcohol, the 2021 is beautifully layered and totally sensual from the very first taste. Hints of red fruit, flowers, mint, white pepper and dried savory herbs develop with a bit of coaxing. The Cabernet Sauvignon, at 88%, is very high by historical standards. Quite simply, the 2021 is a tour de force from Technical Director Nicolas Glumineau and his team. If there is one wine readers will absolutely jump on en primeur it is Pichon Comtesse. Should the bottled wine turn out as well as this sample, pricing is likely to jump materially because of the tiny production. Don't miss it.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

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Pontet Canet 2021 (3x75cl)

£215 - £258

2021

Pontet Canet 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

Plenty of blackberry and blueberry with wet earth and crushed stone. Some spice,tobacco and lead pencil, too. It’s full-bodied with layered tannins and brightness. Fine and chewy at the end.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description

£215 - £258

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Troplong Mondot 2021 (3x75cl)

£195 - £234

2021

Troplong Mondot 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (95-97)

The 2021 Troplong Mondot is shockingly raw and untamed, but in the very best sense of those terms. A wine of energy and pure power, the 2021 is going to need a number of years to be at its best, but it is certainly very impressive in the early going. The 2021 clocks in at 13.5%, which has not been seen here since the 1990s. The 2021 is not an easy wine to taste at this stage, as it is not fully formed. I won't be surprised if the 2021 turns out even better than this note suggests. It is a dazzling wine by any measure, and a far cry from the wines of decade ago, when the malolactic fermentations were often not finished when en primeur samples were presented! Superb.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 95-97 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£195 - £234

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Trotanoy 2021 (3x75cl)

£900 - £1,080

2021

Trotanoy 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

A very fine-tannined red with ultra-fine, polished and velvety tannins that run the length of the wine. Medium-bodied. Very classy.

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£900 - £1,080

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Vieux Chateau Certan 2021 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £828.84
2021

Vieux Chateau Certan 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (96-98)

The 2021 Vieux Château Certan is a spectacular tour de force from Alexander and Guillaume Thienpont. What a wine. Vibrant and magnificent in its precision, the 2021 races across the palate, revealing seemingly endless layers of nuance over time. Dark blue/purplish fruit, cinnamon, new leather, graphite, lavender and crushed rocks all build effortlessly. The Cabernets are dialed up in 2021 and that comes through in the wine's flavor profile and overall feel. The purity of the flavors is just mind-bending. Harvest took place between September 25 and October 4. The blend is 67% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Readers who can find the 2021 should not hesitate, as it is truly magical.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

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Y de Yquem 2021 (3x75cl)

£302 - £362

2021

Y de Yquem 2021 (3x75cl)

Bordeaux 3x75cl - -

£302 - £362

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Ausone 2021 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,917.50
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

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Calon Segur 2021 (3x75cl)

£228 - £273

2021

Calon Segur 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous - Neal Martin (95-97)

The 2021 Calon Ségur was cropped at 36hL/ha and aged entirely in new oak for a planned 20 months. This year, the gap between the Grand Vin and the Marquis is blatantly obvious, to the extent that they are practically different wines, which is how Vincent Millet and his team treat them. The Cabernet is firmly in the driving seat here, with detailed, graphite-infused black fruit and a background florality that comes through with aeration. The medium-bodied palate displays very fine tannins, superb acidity (pH 3.65) and impressive harmony. This has exemplary build in the mouth, fine weight on the finish and a persistent aftertaste. An outstanding Calon-Ségur, elevated by the risks taken in de-leafing in June and waiting to pick. Bravo. 12.9% alcohol

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 95-97 (VN) Read Review/Description

£228 - £273

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Clinet 2021 (3x75cl)

£193 - £231

2021

Clinet 2021 (3x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (93-96)

Coming from a mix of clay and gravelly soils spread across a 10-hectare vineyard and 40-year-old vines, the 2021 Château Clinet is another brilliant success by Ronan Laborde, who continues to make one of the greatest Pomerols out there. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon (which is a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon for Pomerol), it sports a deep purple hue to go with brilliant notes of blueberries, blackberries, violets, and minty herbs. More medium to full-bodied on the palate, it shows the fresher, elegant style of the vintage yet still brings plenty of mid-palate depth, ripe, velvety tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. It's a stunning success in the vintage that will drink nicely on release yet evolve for 20 years or more.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 93-96 (JD) Read Review/Description

£193 - £231

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Domaine de Chevalier 2021 (3x75cl)

£127 - £152

2021

Domaine de Chevalier 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

A medium-bodied DC with a pretty core of ripe fruit that shows licorice, blackberry and some currant character. Spice box, too. Very long, with fine tannins and plenty of energy.

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£127 - £152

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Enclos Tourmaline 2021 (3x75cl)

£300 - £360

2021

Enclos Tourmaline 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

A solid young wine with plums, dark cherries and a hint of coffee. Medium to full body with a beautiful finish. Tannic and solid.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description

£300 - £360

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Figeac 2021 (3x75cl)

£463 - £555

2021

Figeac 2021 (3x75cl)

Decanter (97)

One of my absolute favourite wines in 2021 with Figeac's star power clearly on show. Amazing aromatic complexity on the nose; dark chocolate with perfume from the Cabernet Franc - pink flowers, red cherry touches vanilla and cinnamon - such a seductive smell. Pure and focused - so smooth and sleek with a clear tang to the palate. Quite taut, so defined and pure. The minerality comes through the sweet strawberry and raspberry fruit giving that chalky, salty flavour and texture on the palate. Everything is precise and in the right place. You can tell this is ripe, the concentration is there in the fruit, alongside such bright freshness but also these fun and playful red fruit flavours with lively acidity. Classic Bordeaux style with vibrancy, clarity and harmony - you feel the St-Emilion terroir and the understated glamour. This is an epic wine, a brilliant Figeac and contender for wine of the Right Bank. 100% new oak. 3.65pH.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 97 (DC) Read Review/Description

£463 - £555

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Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2021 (3x75cl)

£148 - £177

2021

Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (94-96)

The 2021 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is fabulous. Bright and punchy, with terrific aromatic presence, the 2021 is a terrific example of the modern classicism of the year at its best. It's the sort of wine that needs years or maybe even decades to truly blossom, and yet all the requisites are there for that to happen. There is something about Grand-Puy-Lacoste that is absolutely striking in 2021. I can't wait to taste it from bottle. Tasted two times.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 94-96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£148 - £177

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L'If 2021 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £369.00
2021

L'If 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

A serious and saline red with blue fruit, cloves, iodine and black licorice. Oyster shells, too. Medium to full bodied with fine, firm tannins that run the length of the wine. Focused. 79% merlot and 21% cabernet franc.
Estimated Arrival to France:
6-8 months

Bordeaux 3x75cl 10 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £369.00
La Clotte 2021 (3x75cl)

£143 - £171

2021

La Clotte 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

Medium to full body with a creamy, supple tannin structure. Just-ripe plum fruit and dark berries with a touch of chocolate. Plush, yet so fresh. 85% merlot and 15% cabernet franc.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description

£143 - £171

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La Conseillante 2021 (3x75cl)

£461 - £553

2021

La Conseillante 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous - Neal Martin (95-97)

The 2021 La Conseillante was picked the latest in memory, from September 28 until October 8, at 39hL/ha, and matured in 70% new oak. It comes in at 13.3% alcohol and a pH of 3.6. The beautifully defined bouquet offers blackberry, bilberry and light iris petal scents, just a suggestion of black truffle coming though with time. The harmonious palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and lightly spiced red fruit. There is a very subtle ferrous note, lovely depth and grip on the finish, and a persistent aftertaste. A beautiful La Conseillante courtesy of winemaker Marielle Cazaux and her team.

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£461 - £553

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La Gaffeliere 2021 (3x75cl)

£145 - £174

2021

La Gaffeliere 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (95-97)

The 2021 La Gaffelière is a wine of extraordinary finesse and class. Time in the glass brings out striking depth and complexity. The aromatics alone are beguiling but everything about the 2021 speaks to elegance. Crushed red berry fruit, rose petals, blood orange, mint and saline notes punctuate the finish.

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£145 - £174

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La Mission Haut-Brion 2021 (3x75cl)

£750 - £900

2021

La Mission Haut-Brion 2021 (3x75cl)

Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (97)

Plenty of classic La Mission finesse and balance, touches of cloves and velvety tannins, this is surpremely balanced and elegant, with pummice stone minerality. It is a little taut on the finish in its tannic structure and no question majors more heavily on the cool blue fruit character than we have seen with this property in recent years. Seriously enjoyable, a total masterclass in cool climate fruit delivery. Easy to recommend. 73% new oak, harvest september 20 to October 8. No frost impact here and very little mildew, meaning the overall yield was up to 47hl/h, extremely generous for the vintage.

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£750 - £900

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La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc 2021 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,455.00
2021

La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous - Neal Martin (95-97)

The 2021 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc has a much more nuanced bouquet than the Haut-Brion Blanc this year with scents of Japanese yuzu, crushed stone, apple blossom and a touch of elderflower. The palate is very well balanced with a fine line of acidity, taut and fresh, vibrant and focused. This is more linear than the Haut-Brion and stricter, yet the precision on the finish is a wonder to behold. Fabulous.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 95-97 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,455.00
Lafite Rothschild 2021 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,612.50
2021

Lafite Rothschild 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

Polished and refined with a firm, fine and linear tannin structure. Harmonious. Perfumed violets, roses and subtle licorice. All in balance here, with precise layers of black fruit, minerals and pencil lead. Rather seamless. Firm, yet fine and sleek to the end. Very classy. Fine-velvet texture. 96% cabernet sauvignon, 3% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 3x75cl 2 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,612.50
Lafleur 2021 (3x75cl)

£1,578 - £1,893

2021

Lafleur 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

Woooow! This really rolls off the palate and goes on and on, Full-bodied and so long. Sweet and sour. Cherries, currants. Orange peel. Thought-provokingly energetic. Defines youthful sophistication.

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£1,578 - £1,893

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Le Petit Mouton 2021 (3x75cl)

£510 - £612

2021

Le Petit Mouton 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

A well-framed Petit Mouton with a tight core of black fruit and bitter-chocolate and graphite notes. Firm, fine-tannin structure. Mineral and classic with a classy finish. Punchy. 77% cabernet sauvignon, 19.5% merlot, 3% cabernet franc and 0.5% petit verdot.

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£510 - £612

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Le Pin 2021 (3x75cl)

£9,500 - £11,400

2021

Le Pin 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

This has a firm, seamless and velvety tannin structure, accompanying a deep core of dark plum fruit, peach stones, chocolate and mahogany. Layered and caressing. Supple, yet full and powerful. Silky and smooth at the end. It shows real structure for the vintage and will age really well. 100% merlot.

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£9,500 - £11,400

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Leoville Las Cases 2021 (3x75cl)

£600 - £720

2021

Leoville Las Cases 2021 (3x75cl)

The Drinks Business (96-98)

Léoville Las Cases. (St Julien; 80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 15% Cabernet Franc; 5% Merlot.; 13.2% alcohol; pH 3.71; IPT 77; tasted at the property). If you’ve ever wanted to know what Las Cases’ Cabernet would taste like without (most of) the Merlot, here’s your chance (and you can play the same game with most of the first growths too). The answer, in a word, is wonderful (and please don’t take that as a criticism of Las Cases’ Merlot in any other vintage). This is serene and profoundly beautiful on the nose. Cool, precise, elegant, suave and sophisticated, with an intense and gracious dark purple and black fruit. It is the very epitome of cool-summer Cabernet (Sauvignon and Franc) – and that, in a sense is the point. We have, too, the florality of the vintage – here violets and a more discrete sensation of spring flowers. With air on the nose – and, again, on the palate (especially when one draws in a little air) – there is an utterly divine intense presence of cedar that both envelops and somehow cosets the dark fruit. As beautiful a Las Cases as I have had the pleasure to taste en primeur and, for me, the wine of the appellation in the vintage. Like Margaux and, in a slightly different way, Lafite, it embraces and works with rather than struggles against the characteristics of the vintage. Tranquillity, cool perfection and supreme elegance. I find this quite an emotional La Cases. Stylistically, my favourite ever!

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£600 - £720

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Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2021 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £330.50
2021

Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous - Antonio Galloni (96-98)

Technical Director Olivier Pouthier crafted one of the wines of the vintage at Les Carmes Haut-Brion. The 2021 possesses mind-blowing intensity and stunning persistence. Bright red-fleshed fruit, blood orange, mint, dried flowers and exotic spice caress the senses as the 2021 shows off its sheer allure. I don't think I have ever tasted a young Carmes with this level of precision. The blend is 40% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, aged in 70% new oak, 20% new foudres and 10% in amphora. As always, Les Carmes sees some whole cluster, 45% in 2021, an unusual technique in Bordeaux, but one that works so well here. The 2021 is a magical wine. That's all there is to it.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 3x75cl 2 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £330.50
Mouton Rothschild 2021 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,537.50
2021

Mouton Rothschild 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

A firm and compact Mouton with a powerful tannin frame for the vintage, yet it remains fine and precise as it opens to a velvety texture. Black fruit with tar, pencil lead and tobacco. Driven and firm. A little angular and tight at the moment. 89% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot and 1% cabernet franc.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,537.50
Pavie-Macquin 2021 (3x75cl)

£173 - £207

2021

Pavie-Macquin 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

Lots of blackberry and inky character to this year. Always refined and polished with lovely length and medium body. 79% merlot, 19% cabernet franc and 2% cabernet sauvignon.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description

£173 - £207

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Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 2021 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £414.00
2021

Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

A nicely rounded young red with fine tannins that are polished and poised. Medium body with a solid center-palate and a creamy finish. Shows wonderful ripeness and beauty. 73% cabernet sauvignon, 18% merlot, 5% petit verdot and 4% cabernet franc.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £414.00
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Pichon Lalande 2021 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £402.00
2021

Pichon Lalande 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (96-98)

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Let's start with the good. The 2021 Pichon Comtesse is epic and certainly among the great wines of this vintage. Sadly, the coulure and mildew in the first year of organic farming plus dehydration at the end of the growing season took with it fully two thirds of the crop. In other words, there's not much wine to go around. Rich and sumptuous in the glass, yet clocking in at 12.9% alcohol, the 2021 is beautifully layered and totally sensual from the very first taste. Hints of red fruit, flowers, mint, white pepper and dried savory herbs develop with a bit of coaxing. The Cabernet Sauvignon, at 88%, is very high by historical standards. Quite simply, the 2021 is a tour de force from Technical Director Nicolas Glumineau and his team. If there is one wine readers will absolutely jump on en primeur it is Pichon Comtesse. Should the bottled wine turn out as well as this sample, pricing is likely to jump materially because of the tiny production. Don't miss it.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £402.00
Pontet Canet 2021 (3x75cl)

£215 - £258

2021

Pontet Canet 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

Plenty of blackberry and blueberry with wet earth and crushed stone. Some spice,tobacco and lead pencil, too. It’s full-bodied with layered tannins and brightness. Fine and chewy at the end.

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£215 - £258

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Troplong Mondot 2021 (3x75cl)

£195 - £234

2021

Troplong Mondot 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (95-97)

The 2021 Troplong Mondot is shockingly raw and untamed, but in the very best sense of those terms. A wine of energy and pure power, the 2021 is going to need a number of years to be at its best, but it is certainly very impressive in the early going. The 2021 clocks in at 13.5%, which has not been seen here since the 1990s. The 2021 is not an easy wine to taste at this stage, as it is not fully formed. I won't be surprised if the 2021 turns out even better than this note suggests. It is a dazzling wine by any measure, and a far cry from the wines of decade ago, when the malolactic fermentations were often not finished when en primeur samples were presented! Superb.

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£195 - £234

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Trotanoy 2021 (3x75cl)

£900 - £1,080

2021

Trotanoy 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

A very fine-tannined red with ultra-fine, polished and velvety tannins that run the length of the wine. Medium-bodied. Very classy.

Bordeaux 3x75cl - 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description

£900 - £1,080

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Vieux Chateau Certan 2021 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £684.00
2021

Vieux Chateau Certan 2021 (3x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (96-98)

The 2021 Vieux Château Certan is a spectacular tour de force from Alexander and Guillaume Thienpont. What a wine. Vibrant and magnificent in its precision, the 2021 races across the palate, revealing seemingly endless layers of nuance over time. Dark blue/purplish fruit, cinnamon, new leather, graphite, lavender and crushed rocks all build effortlessly. The Cabernets are dialed up in 2021 and that comes through in the wine's flavor profile and overall feel. The purity of the flavors is just mind-bending. Harvest took place between September 25 and October 4. The blend is 67% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Readers who can find the 2021 should not hesitate, as it is truly magical.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £684.00
Y de Yquem 2021 (3x75cl)

£302 - £362

2021

Y de Yquem 2021 (3x75cl)

Bordeaux 3x75cl - -

£302 - £362

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