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 (3x150cl)
£1,894.07
Inc. VAT: £1,894.07
2021

Angelus 2021 (3x150cl)

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 3x150cl 2 94-96+ (WA) Read Review/Description £1,894.07
Inc. VAT: £1,894.07
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: £2,309.04
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
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
Barde-Haut 2021 (6x75cl)

£129 - £154

2021

Barde-Haut 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

Brightness and freshness here, with light orange-peel, blackcurrant and earth, Lots of flowers, too. Medium-bodied, refined and very pretty. 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description

£129 - £154

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Beau-Sejour Becot 2021 (24x37.5cl)

£540 - £648

2021

Beau-Sejour Becot 2021 (24x37.5cl)

Vinous (AG) (95-97)

The 2021 Beau-Séjour-Bécot is one of the most elegant wines I have ever tasted here. Pliant and deep, with striking depth, the 2021 is outrageously beautiful. All the elements come together so effortlessly. Dark fruit, mocha, spice, licorice and incense all build in the glass. The creamy tannins are impossibly refined for the year, while the finish is eternal. The 2021 is a real stunner. Readers won't want to miss it!

Bordeaux 24x37.5cl - 95-97 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£540 - £648

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Beau-Sejour Becot 2021 (6x75cl)
£325.67
Inc. VAT: £325.67
2021

Beau-Sejour Becot 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (95-97)

The 2021 Beau-Séjour-Bécot is one of the most elegant wines I have ever tasted here. Pliant and deep, with striking depth, the 2021 is outrageously beautiful. All the elements come together so effortlessly. Dark fruit, mocha, spice, licorice and incense all build in the glass. The creamy tannins are impossibly refined for the year, while the finish is eternal. The 2021 is a real stunner. Readers won't want to miss it!
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 65 95-97 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description £325.67
Inc. VAT: £325.67
Belair-Monange 2021 (6x75cl)

£660 - £792

2021

Belair-Monange 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

Medium to full body with creamy, velvety tannins. Polished and plush. Pretty spice notes, such as white pepper and cloves to the ripe dark-plum and berry fruit. Some pine cones. Fine, ripe and textured. Concentrated for the vintage. Wonderful length, too.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description

£660 - £792

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Bellefont-Belcier 2021 (12x75cl)

£421 - £505

2021

Bellefont-Belcier 2021 (12x75cl)

Decanter (94)

An excellent, structured and captivating Bellefont-Belcier in 2021 having been spared the frosts that ravaged many other estates. Sweet fragrant blackcurrants on the nose, so seductive with perfume and ever so faint bramble tones giving nuance. Smooth, silky, gorgeously textured. Really just a silky carpet of juicy, bright and fresh fruits. The acidity shines through brightly, zesty and lively while the refined tannins give a streamlined structure and support and the concentrated flavours that linger long on the tongue. Mouthwatering with clarity and drive. I like the hints of spice that come through also showing a well balanced touch of oak. Lots going on here - very impressive. Thomas Duclos consultant. A yield of 35hl/ha. 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon - a touch more than usual.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 94 (DC) Read Review/Description

£421 - £505

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Bellevue 2021 (6x75cl)

£30 - £36

2021

Bellevue 2021 (6x75cl)

Jancis Robinson (16)

Fleshy but with plenty of tension through the palate. Certainly freshness, the chalky terroir evident. Tight and firmly structured but drying on the finish, the oak present. Awkward stage but should all fall into place.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 16 (JR) Read Review/Description

£30 - £36

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Berliquet 2021 (6x75cl)
£290.87
Inc. VAT: £290.87
2021

Berliquet 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

Rather firm and muscular tannins frame the wine. Medium-to full-bodied with a column of fruit and density. Shows potential. Earth and spice at the end.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 5 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description £290.87
Inc. VAT: £290.87
Boutisse 2021 (6x75cl)

£120 - £144

2021

Boutisse 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A firm and tight St.-Emilion with a firm-tannin frame. Dark currants, blackberries, crushed stones and some tobacco. Mineral and tight for now.

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

£120 - £144

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Canon 2021 (1x300cl)

£580 - £696

2021

Canon 2021 (1x300cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

A wine full of finesse and class with fantastic length and polish. Medium to full body with ultra-fine tannins that run endlessly down the length of the wine. Blackberry, graphite and spice. Agile and weightless.

Bordeaux 1x300cl - 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description

£580 - £696

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Canon 2021 (1x75cl)

£127 - £152

2021

Canon 2021 (1x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

A wine full of finesse and class with fantastic length and polish. Medium to full body with ultra-fine tannins that run endlessly down the length of the wine. Blackberry, graphite and spice. Agile and weightless.

Bordeaux 1x75cl - 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description

£127 - £152

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Canon 2021 (6x75cl)
£664.07
Inc. VAT: £664.07
2021

Canon 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

A wine full of finesse and class with fantastic length and polish. Medium to full body with ultra-fine tannins that run endlessly down the length of the wine. Blackberry, graphite and spice. Agile and weightless.
Estimated Arrival to France:
6-8 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description £664.07
Inc. VAT: £664.07
Canon-La-Gaffeliere 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£329 - £394

2021

Canon-La-Gaffeliere 2021 (12x37.5cl)

Vinous (AG) (94-96)

The 2021 Canon La Gaffelière is striking. Aromatic and expressive, with no hard edges, the 2021 impresses with its balance and overall harmony. All the elements are so nicely integrated. Crushed red berry fruit, white flowers, mint, rose petal and orange zest all race through this super-appealing, mid-weight Saint-Émilion. The 2021 is so well put together. It's is such a sensual wine.

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - 94-96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£329 - £394

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Canon-La-Gaffeliere 2021 (12x75cl)

£600 - £720

2021

Canon-La-Gaffeliere 2021 (12x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (94-96)

The 2021 Canon La Gaffelière is striking. Aromatic and expressive, with no hard edges, the 2021 impresses with its balance and overall harmony. All the elements are so nicely integrated. Crushed red berry fruit, white flowers, mint, rose petal and orange zest all race through this super-appealing, mid-weight Saint-Émilion. The 2021 is so well put together. It's is such a sensual wine.

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

£600 - £720

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Cap de Mourlin 2021 (6x75cl)

£130 - £156

2021

Cap de Mourlin 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A solid 2021 with a tight and linear palate of blackberry, crushed stone and licorice. Firm and polished with a flavorful finish. Spicy at the end.

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

£130 - £156

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Chapelle d'Ausone 2021 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,105.67
2021

Chapelle d'Ausone 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

Lots of cool blue fruit and violets with some stones and chocolate orange. Supple, silky and very sleek tannins. Medium to full body. Lengthy and fresh on the finish. 75% cabernet franc and 25% cabernet sauvignon.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,105.67
Chauvin 2021 (6x75cl)

£142 - £170

2021

Chauvin 2021 (6x75cl)

Jancis Robinson (16)

Floral and fragrant with plenty of lift and freshness. Tidy, medium-bodied fruit and frame. Some persistence. Balanced.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 16 (JR) Read Review/Description

£142 - £170

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Cheval Blanc 2021 (6x75cl)
£2,885.87
Inc. VAT: £2,885.87
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 France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description £2,885.87
Inc. VAT: £2,885.87
Clos de l'Oratoire 2021 (6x75cl)

£150 - £180

2021

Clos de l'Oratoire 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (92-94)

The 2021 Clos de l'Oratoire is terrific. It offers a striking mix of dark blue/purplish fruit, chocolate, lavender, spice, menthol and crushed rocks. Dynamic and vibrant in the glass, impresses for its finely cut, somewhat nervous personality. The 2021 represents a pretty big stylistic shift. Some of that is the vintage and some is an evolution in style. The combined effects of those two factors make for a compelling Clos de L'Oratoire.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 92-94 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£150 - £180

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Clos de Sarpe 2021 (6x75cl)

£247 - £296

2021

Clos de Sarpe 2021 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (92-94+)

I continue to love the wines from this estate, and while older vintages were powerful and rustic, that's not the case today. These wines always shine for their purity while still bringing lots of fruit and depth. The 2021 Château Clos de Sarpe is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc that hit 14% alcohol and is currently resting in 70% new French oak. Medium to full-bodied, ripe, and textured, especially in the vintage, it has terrific blue fruits, notes of iron, chalky mineral, and chocolate, ripe tannins, and a great mid-palate as well as finish. It's well worth seeking out, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it turn out to be one of the longer-lived wines in the vintage.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 92-94+ (JD) Read Review/Description

£247 - £296

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Clos Fourtet 2021 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £616.07
2021

Clos Fourtet 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (94-96)

The 2021 Clos Fourtet is very clearly one of the wines of the vintage on the Right Bank. Towering in its stature, the 2021 is a regal wine endowed with tremendous energy and vibrancy. This classically austere Saint-Émilion oozes class from the very first taste. Blue/purplish fruit, spice, lavender and menthol are some of the aromas and flavors that build into the resonant, deeply pitched finish. What a wine.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 94-96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £616.07
Clos La Gaffeliere 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£90 - £108

2021

Clos La Gaffeliere 2021 (12x37.5cl)

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - -

£90 - £108

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Clos La Gaffeliere 2021 (6x75cl)

£91 - £109

2021

Clos La Gaffeliere 2021 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£91 - £109

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Angelus 2021 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £1,565.00
2021

Angelus 2021 (3x150cl)

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 3x150cl 2 94-96+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,565.00
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: £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

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 97-100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,917.50
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
Barde-Haut 2021 (6x75cl)

£129 - £154

2021

Barde-Haut 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

Brightness and freshness here, with light orange-peel, blackcurrant and earth, Lots of flowers, too. Medium-bodied, refined and very pretty. 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description

£129 - £154

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Beau-Sejour Becot 2021 (24x37.5cl)

£540 - £648

2021

Beau-Sejour Becot 2021 (24x37.5cl)

Vinous (AG) (95-97)

The 2021 Beau-Séjour-Bécot is one of the most elegant wines I have ever tasted here. Pliant and deep, with striking depth, the 2021 is outrageously beautiful. All the elements come together so effortlessly. Dark fruit, mocha, spice, licorice and incense all build in the glass. The creamy tannins are impossibly refined for the year, while the finish is eternal. The 2021 is a real stunner. Readers won't want to miss it!

Bordeaux 24x37.5cl - 95-97 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£540 - £648

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Beau-Sejour Becot 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £258.00
2021

Beau-Sejour Becot 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (95-97)

The 2021 Beau-Séjour-Bécot is one of the most elegant wines I have ever tasted here. Pliant and deep, with striking depth, the 2021 is outrageously beautiful. All the elements come together so effortlessly. Dark fruit, mocha, spice, licorice and incense all build in the glass. The creamy tannins are impossibly refined for the year, while the finish is eternal. The 2021 is a real stunner. Readers won't want to miss it!
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 65 95-97 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £258.00
Belair-Monange 2021 (6x75cl)

£660 - £792

2021

Belair-Monange 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

Medium to full body with creamy, velvety tannins. Polished and plush. Pretty spice notes, such as white pepper and cloves to the ripe dark-plum and berry fruit. Some pine cones. Fine, ripe and textured. Concentrated for the vintage. Wonderful length, too.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description

£660 - £792

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Bellefont-Belcier 2021 (12x75cl)

£421 - £505

2021

Bellefont-Belcier 2021 (12x75cl)

Decanter (94)

An excellent, structured and captivating Bellefont-Belcier in 2021 having been spared the frosts that ravaged many other estates. Sweet fragrant blackcurrants on the nose, so seductive with perfume and ever so faint bramble tones giving nuance. Smooth, silky, gorgeously textured. Really just a silky carpet of juicy, bright and fresh fruits. The acidity shines through brightly, zesty and lively while the refined tannins give a streamlined structure and support and the concentrated flavours that linger long on the tongue. Mouthwatering with clarity and drive. I like the hints of spice that come through also showing a well balanced touch of oak. Lots going on here - very impressive. Thomas Duclos consultant. A yield of 35hl/ha. 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon - a touch more than usual.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 94 (DC) Read Review/Description

£421 - £505

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Bellevue 2021 (6x75cl)

£30 - £36

2021

Bellevue 2021 (6x75cl)

Jancis Robinson (16)

Fleshy but with plenty of tension through the palate. Certainly freshness, the chalky terroir evident. Tight and firmly structured but drying on the finish, the oak present. Awkward stage but should all fall into place.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 16 (JR) Read Review/Description

£30 - £36

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Berliquet 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £229.00
2021

Berliquet 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

Rather firm and muscular tannins frame the wine. Medium-to full-bodied with a column of fruit and density. Shows potential. Earth and spice at the end.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 5 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £229.00
Boutisse 2021 (6x75cl)

£120 - £144

2021

Boutisse 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A firm and tight St.-Emilion with a firm-tannin frame. Dark currants, blackberries, crushed stones and some tobacco. Mineral and tight for now.

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

£120 - £144

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Canon 2021 (1x300cl)

£580 - £696

2021

Canon 2021 (1x300cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

A wine full of finesse and class with fantastic length and polish. Medium to full body with ultra-fine tannins that run endlessly down the length of the wine. Blackberry, graphite and spice. Agile and weightless.

Bordeaux 1x300cl - 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description

£580 - £696

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Canon 2021 (1x75cl)

£127 - £152

2021

Canon 2021 (1x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

A wine full of finesse and class with fantastic length and polish. Medium to full body with ultra-fine tannins that run endlessly down the length of the wine. Blackberry, graphite and spice. Agile and weightless.

Bordeaux 1x75cl - 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description

£127 - £152

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Canon 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £540.00
2021

Canon 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

A wine full of finesse and class with fantastic length and polish. Medium to full body with ultra-fine tannins that run endlessly down the length of the wine. Blackberry, graphite and spice. Agile and weightless.
Estimated Arrival to France:
6-8 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £540.00
Canon-La-Gaffeliere 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£329 - £394

2021

Canon-La-Gaffeliere 2021 (12x37.5cl)

Vinous (AG) (94-96)

The 2021 Canon La Gaffelière is striking. Aromatic and expressive, with no hard edges, the 2021 impresses with its balance and overall harmony. All the elements are so nicely integrated. Crushed red berry fruit, white flowers, mint, rose petal and orange zest all race through this super-appealing, mid-weight Saint-Émilion. The 2021 is so well put together. It's is such a sensual wine.

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - 94-96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£329 - £394

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Canon-La-Gaffeliere 2021 (12x75cl)

£600 - £720

2021

Canon-La-Gaffeliere 2021 (12x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (94-96)

The 2021 Canon La Gaffelière is striking. Aromatic and expressive, with no hard edges, the 2021 impresses with its balance and overall harmony. All the elements are so nicely integrated. Crushed red berry fruit, white flowers, mint, rose petal and orange zest all race through this super-appealing, mid-weight Saint-Émilion. The 2021 is so well put together. It's is such a sensual wine.

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

£600 - £720

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Cap de Mourlin 2021 (6x75cl)

£130 - £156

2021

Cap de Mourlin 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A solid 2021 with a tight and linear palate of blackberry, crushed stone and licorice. Firm and polished with a flavorful finish. Spicy at the end.

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

£130 - £156

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Chapelle d'Ausone 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £908.00
2021

Chapelle d'Ausone 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

Lots of cool blue fruit and violets with some stones and chocolate orange. Supple, silky and very sleek tannins. Medium to full body. Lengthy and fresh on the finish. 75% cabernet franc and 25% cabernet sauvignon.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £908.00
Chauvin 2021 (6x75cl)

£142 - £170

2021

Chauvin 2021 (6x75cl)

Jancis Robinson (16)

Floral and fragrant with plenty of lift and freshness. Tidy, medium-bodied fruit and frame. Some persistence. Balanced.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 16 (JR) Read Review/Description

£142 - £170

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Cheval Blanc 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,391.50
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 France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,391.50
Clos de l'Oratoire 2021 (6x75cl)

£150 - £180

2021

Clos de l'Oratoire 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (92-94)

The 2021 Clos de l'Oratoire is terrific. It offers a striking mix of dark blue/purplish fruit, chocolate, lavender, spice, menthol and crushed rocks. Dynamic and vibrant in the glass, impresses for its finely cut, somewhat nervous personality. The 2021 represents a pretty big stylistic shift. Some of that is the vintage and some is an evolution in style. The combined effects of those two factors make for a compelling Clos de L'Oratoire.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 92-94 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£150 - £180

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Clos de Sarpe 2021 (6x75cl)

£247 - £296

2021

Clos de Sarpe 2021 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (92-94+)

I continue to love the wines from this estate, and while older vintages were powerful and rustic, that's not the case today. These wines always shine for their purity while still bringing lots of fruit and depth. The 2021 Château Clos de Sarpe is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc that hit 14% alcohol and is currently resting in 70% new French oak. Medium to full-bodied, ripe, and textured, especially in the vintage, it has terrific blue fruits, notes of iron, chalky mineral, and chocolate, ripe tannins, and a great mid-palate as well as finish. It's well worth seeking out, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it turn out to be one of the longer-lived wines in the vintage.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 92-94+ (JD) Read Review/Description

£247 - £296

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Clos Fourtet 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £500.00
2021

Clos Fourtet 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (94-96)

The 2021 Clos Fourtet is very clearly one of the wines of the vintage on the Right Bank. Towering in its stature, the 2021 is a regal wine endowed with tremendous energy and vibrancy. This classically austere Saint-Émilion oozes class from the very first taste. Blue/purplish fruit, spice, lavender and menthol are some of the aromas and flavors that build into the resonant, deeply pitched finish. What a wine.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 94-96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £500.00
Clos La Gaffeliere 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£90 - £108

2021

Clos La Gaffeliere 2021 (12x37.5cl)

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - -

£90 - £108

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Clos La Gaffeliere 2021 (6x75cl)

£91 - £109

2021

Clos La Gaffeliere 2021 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£91 - £109

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