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
Beychevelle 2021 (12x75cl)

£750 - £900

2021

Beychevelle 2021 (12x75cl)

The Drinks Business (94-96)

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

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

£750 - £900

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Beychevelle 2021 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £520.67
2021

Beychevelle 2021 (6x75cl)

The Drinks Business (94-96)

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

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

£185 - £221

2021

Branaire-Ducru 2021 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

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

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

£185 - £221

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

Branaire-Ducru 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

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

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £278.87
Clos du Marquis 2021 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £377.27
2021

Clos du Marquis 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

This is very inky with lots of tar and iodine. Blackcurrants, too. Full-bodied. Very muscular for the vintage. Needs time to soften.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £377.27
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,027.46
2021

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (12x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (96-98)

The 2021 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a pretty significant departure from the past, as it is nearly pure Cabernet Sauvignon. A deep, aristocratic wine, the 2021 possesses remarkable intensity from start to finish. Inky dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate and leather are some of the myriad nuances that develop with some aeration. The 2021 is so well balanced. The 100% new oak, often quite dominant in Ducru en primeur, is so well integrated, likely because lower alcohol extracted less oak imprint. The 2021 is a drop dead gorgeous wine, and a Ducru for the ages. Superb.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,027.46
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (1x300cl)

£663 - £795

2021

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (1x300cl)

Vinous (AG) (96-98)

The 2021 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a pretty significant departure from the past, as it is nearly pure Cabernet Sauvignon. A deep, aristocratic wine, the 2021 possesses remarkable intensity from start to finish. Inky dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate and leather are some of the myriad nuances that develop with some aeration. The 2021 is so well balanced. The 100% new oak, often quite dominant in Ducru en primeur, is so well integrated, likely because lower alcohol extracted less oak imprint. The 2021 is a drop dead gorgeous wine, and a Ducru for the ages. Superb.

Bordeaux 1x300cl - 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£663 - £795

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Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (1x600cl)

£1,307 - £1,568

2021

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (1x600cl)

Vinous (AG) (96-98)

The 2021 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a pretty significant departure from the past, as it is nearly pure Cabernet Sauvignon. A deep, aristocratic wine, the 2021 possesses remarkable intensity from start to finish. Inky dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate and leather are some of the myriad nuances that develop with some aeration. The 2021 is so well balanced. The 100% new oak, often quite dominant in Ducru en primeur, is so well integrated, likely because lower alcohol extracted less oak imprint. The 2021 is a drop dead gorgeous wine, and a Ducru for the ages. Superb.

Bordeaux 1x600cl - 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£1,307 - £1,568

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Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (3x150cl)

£958 - £1,149

2021

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (3x150cl)

Vinous (AG) (96-98)

The 2021 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a pretty significant departure from the past, as it is nearly pure Cabernet Sauvignon. A deep, aristocratic wine, the 2021 possesses remarkable intensity from start to finish. Inky dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate and leather are some of the myriad nuances that develop with some aeration. The 2021 is so well balanced. The 100% new oak, often quite dominant in Ducru en primeur, is so well integrated, likely because lower alcohol extracted less oak imprint. The 2021 is a drop dead gorgeous wine, and a Ducru for the ages. Superb.

Bordeaux 3x150cl - 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£958 - £1,149

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Gloria 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£161 - £193

2021

Gloria 2021 (12x37.5cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

I like the firmness and polish to this, with medium body, creamy tannins and a delicious finish. Racy and refined.

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

£161 - £193

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Gloria 2021 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £454.54
2021

Gloria 2021 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

I like the firmness and polish to this, with medium body, creamy tannins and a delicious finish. Racy and refined.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 12x75cl 10 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £454.54
Gloria 2021 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £248.87
2021

Gloria 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

I like the firmness and polish to this, with medium body, creamy tannins and a delicious finish. Racy and refined.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 50 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £248.87
Gruaud Larose 2021 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £527.27
2021

Gruaud Larose 2021 (6x75cl)

The Drinks Business (95-97+)

Gruaud Larose (St Julien; 84% Cabernet Sauvignon; 12% Merlot; 4% Cabernet Franc; 12.5% alcohol; tasted between appointments at the property with Arnaud Frédéric and, later, at Lagrange with consistent if initially rather hastily written notes). I had some trouble tracking down a sample as this was not presented at the UGC press tasting at the Cité du Vin. But I am really pleased that I persisted as this is staggeringly brilliant and definitely one of the wines of the vintage – as, indeed, it was in 2020 (not that many people tasted it en primeur either). A very dark cool-vintage Cabernet nose – of brambles and blackberry, with a touch of cassis that builds in the glass with aeration. There is great presence and intensity to the pure dark bright, fresh crunchy fruit in a deeply expressive and impressively aromatically striking nose. Thyme, freshly plucked from the stalk, a stony minerality, and graphite and pencil-shavings. On the palate, this is plunge-pool deep, dense and compact yet with a wondrously graceful lift and elegance to it. Archetypally Gruaud Larose – with all that graphite minerality– but taken to a new level texturally. The 2021 is fabulously intense, deep dark and utterly captivating. There is incredible purity, great layering and pixilation, and yet a degree of density and profundity that is really rare in the vintage, even in St Julien. The bright aerial fruit provides loads of mid-palate interest. On the finish this is lively and racy, with a touch of cool menthol and a lovely grip from the tannins that ripple gloriously to a distant vanishing point, cleansing the palate as they do. This really flows and there is a brilliant tension between the tannins that want to strap the fruit to the compact linear spine and the exuberance of the fruit that glides and glistens in a brilliant sinuous crystalline river of fresh juiciness. This is right up there with Las Cases for me in this vintage.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-97+ (TDB) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £527.27
La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£210 - £252

2021

La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (12x37.5cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

Medium body with a compact core of dark fruit, blackcurrants, pine cones, cloves and chocolate. Beautiful depth. Firm, creamy tannins. Dark and firm, yet cool at the end. 64% cabernet sauvignon, 32% merlot and 4% petit verdot. Serious second wine.

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description

£210 - £252

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Lagrange 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£215 - £257

2021

Lagrange 2021 (12x37.5cl)

Vinous (AG) (92-94)

The 2021 Lagrange has a ton of potential. Bright Cabernet inflections lead into a core of red/purplish fruit. This mid-weight, gracious Saint-Julien is all class, all the way. Layered and super-expressive, Lagrange is a winner in 2021. Tasted two times.

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - 92-94 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£215 - £257

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Lagrange 2021 (12x75cl)

£413 - £495

2021

Lagrange 2021 (12x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (92-94)

The 2021 Lagrange has a ton of potential. Bright Cabernet inflections lead into a core of red/purplish fruit. This mid-weight, gracious Saint-Julien is all class, all the way. Layered and super-expressive, Lagrange is a winner in 2021. Tasted two times.

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

£413 - £495

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Lagrange 2021 (6x150cl)

£423 - £507

2021

Lagrange 2021 (6x150cl)

Vinous (AG) (92-94)

The 2021 Lagrange has a ton of potential. Bright Cabernet inflections lead into a core of red/purplish fruit. This mid-weight, gracious Saint-Julien is all class, all the way. Layered and super-expressive, Lagrange is a winner in 2021. Tasted two times.

Bordeaux 6x150cl - 92-94 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£423 - £507

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Lagrange 2021 (6x75cl)
£259.67
Inc. VAT: £259.67
2021

Lagrange 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (92-94)

The 2021 Lagrange has a ton of potential. Bright Cabernet inflections lead into a core of red/purplish fruit. This mid-weight, gracious Saint-Julien is all class, all the way. Layered and super-expressive, Lagrange is a winner in 2021. Tasted two times.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 92-94 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description £259.67
Inc. VAT: £259.67
Lalande-Borie 2021 (6x75cl)

£120 - £144

2021

Lalande-Borie 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous - Antonio Galloni (90-92)

The 2021 Le Petit Ducru de Ducru-Beaucaillou is a very pretty second wine. A burst of dark red cherry, blood orange, spice, cedar and new leather gives this Merlot-based Saint-Julien tons of sheer appeal. Plump and juicy, with terrific persistence, Le Petit Ducru is vibrant and full of character. The blend is unusual 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 90-92 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£120 - £144

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Le Petit Lion de Las Cases 2021 (6x75cl)

£245 - £293

2021

Le Petit Lion de Las Cases 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous - Antonio Galloni (92-94)

The 2021 Le Petit Lion is a wine of real breath and textural intensity. Black cherry, plum, leather, spice, menthol, licorice and graphite all build in the glass. The Petit Lion has the potential to be one of the Sleepers of the vintage. It has all the class and breadth of its bigger sibling, but in miniature. I loved it.

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

£245 - £293

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Leoville Barton 2021 (12x75cl)
£833.74
Inc. VAT: £833.74
2021

Leoville Barton 2021 (12x75cl)

The Drinks Business (93-96)

Léoville-Barton (St Julien; 84% Cabernet Sauvignon; 11% Merlot; 5% Cabernet Franc; 13.1% alcohol; tasted at the UGCB press tasting and at Lagrange with very similar notes). A special vintage here in all kinds of way and a fitting tribute to the legendary creator of the modern history of this property. Graphite rods and pencil-shavings; dark black cherry and raspberry fruit; walnut oil; wild herbs, almost a wild garrigue herbal element. Wonderful sapidity on the long and rolling juicy fresh, cool and chewy finish. Great density and compactness and more delineation and pixilation than Langoa. This seems appropriately endless on the finish
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 12x75cl 17 93-96 (TDB) Read Review/Description £833.74
Inc. VAT: £833.74
Leoville Barton 2021 (6x75cl)
£416.87
Inc. VAT: £416.87
2021

Leoville Barton 2021 (6x75cl)

The Drinks Business (93-96)

Léoville-Barton (St Julien; 84% Cabernet Sauvignon; 11% Merlot; 5% Cabernet Franc; 13.1% alcohol; tasted at the UGCB press tasting and at Lagrange with very similar notes). A special vintage here in all kinds of way and a fitting tribute to the legendary creator of the modern history of this property. Graphite rods and pencil-shavings; dark black cherry and raspberry fruit; walnut oil; wild herbs, almost a wild garrigue herbal element. Wonderful sapidity on the long and rolling juicy fresh, cool and chewy finish. Great density and compactness and more delineation and pixilation than Langoa. This seems appropriately endless on the finish
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 33 93-96 (TDB) Read Review/Description £416.87
Inc. VAT: £416.87
Leoville Las Cases 2021 (12x75cl)

£2,365 - £2,838

2021

Leoville Las Cases 2021 (12x75cl)

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 12x75cl - 96-98 (TDB) Read Review/Description

£2,365 - £2,838

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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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Leoville Las Cases 2021 (6x75cl)
£1,186.07
Inc. VAT: £1,186.07
2021

Leoville Las Cases 2021 (6x75cl)

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!
Estimated Arrival to France:
6-8 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-98 (TDB) Read Review/Description £1,186.07
Inc. VAT: £1,186.07
Leoville Poyferre 2021 (12x75cl)

£853 - £1,023

2021

Leoville Poyferre 2021 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (94-97)

The top wine, the 2021 Château Léoville Poyferré is a beauty and certainly makes the most of the vintage. Based on 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14% alcohol (with an IPT of 78 and a pH of 3.85), its dense purple hue is followed by a rich, concentrated, medium to full-bodied Saint-Julien that has terrific purity of fruit, notes of cassis, violets, and spicy wood, ripe tannins, and remarkable overall balance. It brings more richness and depth than most in the vintage and is unquestionably going to offer tons of pleasure over the coming 20-25 years.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 94-97 (JD) Read Review/Description

£853 - £1,023

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Leoville Poyferre 2021 (3x150cl)

£432 - £518

2021

Leoville Poyferre 2021 (3x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (94-97)

The top wine, the 2021 Château Léoville Poyferré is a beauty and certainly makes the most of the vintage. Based on 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14% alcohol (with an IPT of 78 and a pH of 3.85), its dense purple hue is followed by a rich, concentrated, medium to full-bodied Saint-Julien that has terrific purity of fruit, notes of cassis, violets, and spicy wood, ripe tannins, and remarkable overall balance. It brings more richness and depth than most in the vintage and is unquestionably going to offer tons of pleasure over the coming 20-25 years.

Bordeaux 3x150cl - 94-97 (JD) Read Review/Description

£432 - £518

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Leoville Poyferre 2021 (6x75cl)
£532.07
Inc. VAT: £532.07
2021

Leoville Poyferre 2021 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (94-97)

The top wine, the 2021 Château Léoville Poyferré is a beauty and certainly makes the most of the vintage. Based on 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14% alcohol (with an IPT of 78 and a pH of 3.85), its dense purple hue is followed by a rich, concentrated, medium to full-bodied Saint-Julien that has terrific purity of fruit, notes of cassis, violets, and spicy wood, ripe tannins, and remarkable overall balance. It brings more richness and depth than most in the vintage and is unquestionably going to offer tons of pleasure over the coming 20-25 years.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 94-97 (JD) Read Review/Description £532.07
Inc. VAT: £532.07
Reserve de Leoville Barton 2021 (6x75cl)

£150 - £180

2021

Reserve de Leoville Barton 2021 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£150 - £180

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Saint-Pierre 2021 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £335.27
2021

Saint-Pierre 2021 (6x75cl)

The Drinks Business (92-94+)

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

Bordeaux 6x75cl 20 92-94+ (TDB) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £335.27
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Beychevelle 2021 (12x75cl)

£750 - £900

2021

Beychevelle 2021 (12x75cl)

The Drinks Business (94-96)

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

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

£750 - £900

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Beychevelle 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £420.50
2021

Beychevelle 2021 (6x75cl)

The Drinks Business (94-96)

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

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

£185 - £221

2021

Branaire-Ducru 2021 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

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

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

£185 - £221

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Branaire-Ducru 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £219.00
2021

Branaire-Ducru 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

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

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £219.00
Clos du Marquis 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £301.00
2021

Clos du Marquis 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

This is very inky with lots of tar and iodine. Blackcurrants, too. Full-bodied. Very muscular for the vintage. Needs time to soften.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £301.00
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £2,496.10
2021

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (12x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (96-98)

The 2021 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a pretty significant departure from the past, as it is nearly pure Cabernet Sauvignon. A deep, aristocratic wine, the 2021 possesses remarkable intensity from start to finish. Inky dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate and leather are some of the myriad nuances that develop with some aeration. The 2021 is so well balanced. The 100% new oak, often quite dominant in Ducru en primeur, is so well integrated, likely because lower alcohol extracted less oak imprint. The 2021 is a drop dead gorgeous wine, and a Ducru for the ages. Superb.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,496.10
Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (1x300cl)

£663 - £795

2021

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (1x300cl)

Vinous (AG) (96-98)

The 2021 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a pretty significant departure from the past, as it is nearly pure Cabernet Sauvignon. A deep, aristocratic wine, the 2021 possesses remarkable intensity from start to finish. Inky dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate and leather are some of the myriad nuances that develop with some aeration. The 2021 is so well balanced. The 100% new oak, often quite dominant in Ducru en primeur, is so well integrated, likely because lower alcohol extracted less oak imprint. The 2021 is a drop dead gorgeous wine, and a Ducru for the ages. Superb.

Bordeaux 1x300cl - 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£663 - £795

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Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (1x600cl)

£1,307 - £1,568

2021

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (1x600cl)

Vinous (AG) (96-98)

The 2021 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a pretty significant departure from the past, as it is nearly pure Cabernet Sauvignon. A deep, aristocratic wine, the 2021 possesses remarkable intensity from start to finish. Inky dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate and leather are some of the myriad nuances that develop with some aeration. The 2021 is so well balanced. The 100% new oak, often quite dominant in Ducru en primeur, is so well integrated, likely because lower alcohol extracted less oak imprint. The 2021 is a drop dead gorgeous wine, and a Ducru for the ages. Superb.

Bordeaux 1x600cl - 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£1,307 - £1,568

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Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (3x150cl)

£958 - £1,149

2021

Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (3x150cl)

Vinous (AG) (96-98)

The 2021 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a pretty significant departure from the past, as it is nearly pure Cabernet Sauvignon. A deep, aristocratic wine, the 2021 possesses remarkable intensity from start to finish. Inky dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate and leather are some of the myriad nuances that develop with some aeration. The 2021 is so well balanced. The 100% new oak, often quite dominant in Ducru en primeur, is so well integrated, likely because lower alcohol extracted less oak imprint. The 2021 is a drop dead gorgeous wine, and a Ducru for the ages. Superb.

Bordeaux 3x150cl - 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£958 - £1,149

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Gloria 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£161 - £193

2021

Gloria 2021 (12x37.5cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

I like the firmness and polish to this, with medium body, creamy tannins and a delicious finish. Racy and refined.

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

£161 - £193

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Gloria 2021 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £352.00
2021

Gloria 2021 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

I like the firmness and polish to this, with medium body, creamy tannins and a delicious finish. Racy and refined.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 12x75cl 10 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £352.00
Gloria 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £194.00
2021

Gloria 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

I like the firmness and polish to this, with medium body, creamy tannins and a delicious finish. Racy and refined.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 50 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £194.00
Gruaud Larose 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £426.00
2021

Gruaud Larose 2021 (6x75cl)

The Drinks Business (95-97+)

Gruaud Larose (St Julien; 84% Cabernet Sauvignon; 12% Merlot; 4% Cabernet Franc; 12.5% alcohol; tasted between appointments at the property with Arnaud Frédéric and, later, at Lagrange with consistent if initially rather hastily written notes). I had some trouble tracking down a sample as this was not presented at the UGC press tasting at the Cité du Vin. But I am really pleased that I persisted as this is staggeringly brilliant and definitely one of the wines of the vintage – as, indeed, it was in 2020 (not that many people tasted it en primeur either). A very dark cool-vintage Cabernet nose – of brambles and blackberry, with a touch of cassis that builds in the glass with aeration. There is great presence and intensity to the pure dark bright, fresh crunchy fruit in a deeply expressive and impressively aromatically striking nose. Thyme, freshly plucked from the stalk, a stony minerality, and graphite and pencil-shavings. On the palate, this is plunge-pool deep, dense and compact yet with a wondrously graceful lift and elegance to it. Archetypally Gruaud Larose – with all that graphite minerality– but taken to a new level texturally. The 2021 is fabulously intense, deep dark and utterly captivating. There is incredible purity, great layering and pixilation, and yet a degree of density and profundity that is really rare in the vintage, even in St Julien. The bright aerial fruit provides loads of mid-palate interest. On the finish this is lively and racy, with a touch of cool menthol and a lovely grip from the tannins that ripple gloriously to a distant vanishing point, cleansing the palate as they do. This really flows and there is a brilliant tension between the tannins that want to strap the fruit to the compact linear spine and the exuberance of the fruit that glides and glistens in a brilliant sinuous crystalline river of fresh juiciness. This is right up there with Las Cases for me in this vintage.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-97+ (TDB) Read Review/Description In Bond: £426.00
La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£210 - £252

2021

La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou 2021 (12x37.5cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

Medium body with a compact core of dark fruit, blackcurrants, pine cones, cloves and chocolate. Beautiful depth. Firm, creamy tannins. Dark and firm, yet cool at the end. 64% cabernet sauvignon, 32% merlot and 4% petit verdot. Serious second wine.

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description

£210 - £252

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Lagrange 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£215 - £257

2021

Lagrange 2021 (12x37.5cl)

Vinous (AG) (92-94)

The 2021 Lagrange has a ton of potential. Bright Cabernet inflections lead into a core of red/purplish fruit. This mid-weight, gracious Saint-Julien is all class, all the way. Layered and super-expressive, Lagrange is a winner in 2021. Tasted two times.

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - 92-94 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£215 - £257

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Lagrange 2021 (12x75cl)

£413 - £495

2021

Lagrange 2021 (12x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (92-94)

The 2021 Lagrange has a ton of potential. Bright Cabernet inflections lead into a core of red/purplish fruit. This mid-weight, gracious Saint-Julien is all class, all the way. Layered and super-expressive, Lagrange is a winner in 2021. Tasted two times.

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

£413 - £495

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Lagrange 2021 (6x150cl)

£423 - £507

2021

Lagrange 2021 (6x150cl)

Vinous (AG) (92-94)

The 2021 Lagrange has a ton of potential. Bright Cabernet inflections lead into a core of red/purplish fruit. This mid-weight, gracious Saint-Julien is all class, all the way. Layered and super-expressive, Lagrange is a winner in 2021. Tasted two times.

Bordeaux 6x150cl - 92-94 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£423 - £507

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Lagrange 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £203.00
2021

Lagrange 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (92-94)

The 2021 Lagrange has a ton of potential. Bright Cabernet inflections lead into a core of red/purplish fruit. This mid-weight, gracious Saint-Julien is all class, all the way. Layered and super-expressive, Lagrange is a winner in 2021. Tasted two times.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 92-94 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £203.00
Lalande-Borie 2021 (6x75cl)

£120 - £144

2021

Lalande-Borie 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous - Antonio Galloni (90-92)

The 2021 Le Petit Ducru de Ducru-Beaucaillou is a very pretty second wine. A burst of dark red cherry, blood orange, spice, cedar and new leather gives this Merlot-based Saint-Julien tons of sheer appeal. Plump and juicy, with terrific persistence, Le Petit Ducru is vibrant and full of character. The blend is unusual 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 90-92 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£120 - £144

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Le Petit Lion de Las Cases 2021 (6x75cl)

£245 - £293

2021

Le Petit Lion de Las Cases 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous - Antonio Galloni (92-94)

The 2021 Le Petit Lion is a wine of real breath and textural intensity. Black cherry, plum, leather, spice, menthol, licorice and graphite all build in the glass. The Petit Lion has the potential to be one of the Sleepers of the vintage. It has all the class and breadth of its bigger sibling, but in miniature. I loved it.

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

£245 - £293

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Leoville Barton 2021 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £668.00
2021

Leoville Barton 2021 (12x75cl)

The Drinks Business (93-96)

Léoville-Barton (St Julien; 84% Cabernet Sauvignon; 11% Merlot; 5% Cabernet Franc; 13.1% alcohol; tasted at the UGCB press tasting and at Lagrange with very similar notes). A special vintage here in all kinds of way and a fitting tribute to the legendary creator of the modern history of this property. Graphite rods and pencil-shavings; dark black cherry and raspberry fruit; walnut oil; wild herbs, almost a wild garrigue herbal element. Wonderful sapidity on the long and rolling juicy fresh, cool and chewy finish. Great density and compactness and more delineation and pixilation than Langoa. This seems appropriately endless on the finish
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 12x75cl 17 93-96 (TDB) Read Review/Description In Bond: £668.00
Leoville Barton 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £334.00
2021

Leoville Barton 2021 (6x75cl)

The Drinks Business (93-96)

Léoville-Barton (St Julien; 84% Cabernet Sauvignon; 11% Merlot; 5% Cabernet Franc; 13.1% alcohol; tasted at the UGCB press tasting and at Lagrange with very similar notes). A special vintage here in all kinds of way and a fitting tribute to the legendary creator of the modern history of this property. Graphite rods and pencil-shavings; dark black cherry and raspberry fruit; walnut oil; wild herbs, almost a wild garrigue herbal element. Wonderful sapidity on the long and rolling juicy fresh, cool and chewy finish. Great density and compactness and more delineation and pixilation than Langoa. This seems appropriately endless on the finish
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 33 93-96 (TDB) Read Review/Description In Bond: £334.00
Leoville Las Cases 2021 (12x75cl)

£2,365 - £2,838

2021

Leoville Las Cases 2021 (12x75cl)

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 12x75cl - 96-98 (TDB) Read Review/Description

£2,365 - £2,838

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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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Leoville Las Cases 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £975.00
2021

Leoville Las Cases 2021 (6x75cl)

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!
Estimated Arrival to France:
6-8 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-98 (TDB) Read Review/Description In Bond: £975.00
Leoville Poyferre 2021 (12x75cl)

£853 - £1,023

2021

Leoville Poyferre 2021 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (94-97)

The top wine, the 2021 Château Léoville Poyferré is a beauty and certainly makes the most of the vintage. Based on 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14% alcohol (with an IPT of 78 and a pH of 3.85), its dense purple hue is followed by a rich, concentrated, medium to full-bodied Saint-Julien that has terrific purity of fruit, notes of cassis, violets, and spicy wood, ripe tannins, and remarkable overall balance. It brings more richness and depth than most in the vintage and is unquestionably going to offer tons of pleasure over the coming 20-25 years.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 94-97 (JD) Read Review/Description

£853 - £1,023

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Leoville Poyferre 2021 (3x150cl)

£432 - £518

2021

Leoville Poyferre 2021 (3x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (94-97)

The top wine, the 2021 Château Léoville Poyferré is a beauty and certainly makes the most of the vintage. Based on 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14% alcohol (with an IPT of 78 and a pH of 3.85), its dense purple hue is followed by a rich, concentrated, medium to full-bodied Saint-Julien that has terrific purity of fruit, notes of cassis, violets, and spicy wood, ripe tannins, and remarkable overall balance. It brings more richness and depth than most in the vintage and is unquestionably going to offer tons of pleasure over the coming 20-25 years.

Bordeaux 3x150cl - 94-97 (JD) Read Review/Description

£432 - £518

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Leoville Poyferre 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £430.00
2021

Leoville Poyferre 2021 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (94-97)

The top wine, the 2021 Château Léoville Poyferré is a beauty and certainly makes the most of the vintage. Based on 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14% alcohol (with an IPT of 78 and a pH of 3.85), its dense purple hue is followed by a rich, concentrated, medium to full-bodied Saint-Julien that has terrific purity of fruit, notes of cassis, violets, and spicy wood, ripe tannins, and remarkable overall balance. It brings more richness and depth than most in the vintage and is unquestionably going to offer tons of pleasure over the coming 20-25 years.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 94-97 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £430.00
Reserve de Leoville Barton 2021 (6x75cl)

£150 - £180

2021

Reserve de Leoville Barton 2021 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£150 - £180

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Saint-Pierre 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £266.00
2021

Saint-Pierre 2021 (6x75cl)

The Drinks Business (92-94+)

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

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

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