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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L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (1x37.5cl)

£143 - £171

2021

L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (1x37.5cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96-98)

The 2021 Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant is phenomenally great. It offers up a head-spinning mélange of grilled pineapple, ginger, tangerine oil, candied orange peel and cloves. Rich and unctuous, but not at all heavy, L'Extravagant is seriously impressive. It captures all of the intensity of the year and yet retains terrific energy. The 2021 is simply dazzling from start to finish.

Bordeaux 1x37.5cl - 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£143 - £171

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
L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (1x37.5cl)

£143 - £171

2021

L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (1x37.5cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96-98)

The 2021 Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant is phenomenally great. It offers up a head-spinning mélange of grilled pineapple, ginger, tangerine oil, candied orange peel and cloves. Rich and unctuous, but not at all heavy, L'Extravagant is seriously impressive. It captures all of the intensity of the year and yet retains terrific energy. The 2021 is simply dazzling from start to finish.

Bordeaux 1x37.5cl - 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£143 - £171

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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