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
Clos de Bouard 2021 (6x75cl)

£98 - £117

2021

Clos de Bouard 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (91-92)

A solid red with berry, cherry and hints of chocolate. Medium body. Firm tannins.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 91-92 (JS) Read Review/Description

£98 - £117

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Tour Bayard 2021 (6x75cl)

£84 - £101

2021

Tour Bayard 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (90-91)

Lots of plum, peach, hazelnut and berry character. Chalky tannins with a powdery texture, yet it should develop nicely. Medium body. Flavorful and ripe.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 90-91 (JS) Read Review/Description

£84 - £101

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
Tour Bayard Angelot 2021 (6x75cl)

£180 - £216

2021

Tour Bayard Angelot 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (91-92)

Notes of oyster shells, black licorice, cloves and blackberries. Dark, layered and already polished, with firm, fine tannins. Medium body. Nicely done.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 91-92 (JS) Read Review/Description

£180 - £216

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
Vieux Chateau Saint Andre 2021 (12x75cl)

£139 - £167

2021

Vieux Chateau Saint Andre 2021 (12x75cl)

Bordeaux 12x75cl - -

£139 - £167

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
Vieux Chateau Saint Andre 2021 (6x150cl)

£149 - £179

2021

Vieux Chateau Saint Andre 2021 (6x150cl)

Bordeaux 6x150cl - -

£149 - £179

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
Vieux Chateau Saint Andre 2021 (6x75cl)

£149 - £179

2021

Vieux Chateau Saint Andre 2021 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£149 - £179

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
Clos de Bouard 2021 (6x75cl)

£98 - £117

2021

Clos de Bouard 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (91-92)

A solid red with berry, cherry and hints of chocolate. Medium body. Firm tannins.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 91-92 (JS) Read Review/Description

£98 - £117

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
Tour Bayard 2021 (6x75cl)

£84 - £101

2021

Tour Bayard 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (90-91)

Lots of plum, peach, hazelnut and berry character. Chalky tannins with a powdery texture, yet it should develop nicely. Medium body. Flavorful and ripe.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 90-91 (JS) Read Review/Description

£84 - £101

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
Tour Bayard Angelot 2021 (6x75cl)

£180 - £216

2021

Tour Bayard Angelot 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (91-92)

Notes of oyster shells, black licorice, cloves and blackberries. Dark, layered and already polished, with firm, fine tannins. Medium body. Nicely done.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 91-92 (JS) Read Review/Description

£180 - £216

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
Vieux Chateau Saint Andre 2021 (12x75cl)

£139 - £167

2021

Vieux Chateau Saint Andre 2021 (12x75cl)

Bordeaux 12x75cl - -

£139 - £167

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
Vieux Chateau Saint Andre 2021 (6x150cl)

£149 - £179

2021

Vieux Chateau Saint Andre 2021 (6x150cl)

Bordeaux 6x150cl - -

£149 - £179

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
Vieux Chateau Saint Andre 2021 (6x75cl)

£149 - £179

2021

Vieux Chateau Saint Andre 2021 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£149 - £179

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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