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
La Tour de By 2021 (12x75cl)

£117 - £140

2021

La Tour de By 2021 (12x75cl)

Jancis Robinson (16)

Open and pleasantly aromatic with red- and dark-berry notes. Supple fruit on the mid palate with a hint of spice and firm tannins behind. Solid with a bit of chew on the finish but well constructed and should come together nicely.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 16 (JR) Read Review/Description

£117 - £140

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
La Tour de By 2021 (6x75cl)

£60 - £72

2021

La Tour de By 2021 (6x75cl)

Jancis Robinson (16)

Open and pleasantly aromatic with red- and dark-berry notes. Supple fruit on the mid palate with a hint of spice and firm tannins behind. Solid with a bit of chew on the finish but well constructed and should come together nicely.

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

£60 - £72

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
Les Grands Chenes 2021 (6x75cl)

£60 - £72

2021

Les Grands Chenes 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (90-91)

Attractive blackcurrant and walnut character with some mineral and spice. Medium body. Fine tannins. Fresh finish. Not a big wine, but shows finesse and focus for the vintage.

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

£60 - £72

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
Potensac 2021 (12x75cl)

£194 - £233

2021

Potensac 2021 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

Real clarity of fruit with currants, blueberries and crushed stone. Some saltiness. Medium body and fine tannins. Perfumed and peppery, with peppercorn notes.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description

£194 - £233

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
Potensac 2021 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £194.87
2021

Potensac 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

Real clarity of fruit with currants, blueberries and crushed stone. Some saltiness. Medium body and fine tannins. Perfumed and peppery, with peppercorn notes.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £194.87
Tour Saint Bonnet 2021 (12x75cl)

£89 - £107

2021

Tour Saint Bonnet 2021 (12x75cl)

Bordeaux 12x75cl - -

£89 - £107

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 Saint Bonnet 2021 (6x75cl)

£60 - £72

2021

Tour Saint Bonnet 2021 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£60 - £72

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
La Tour de By 2021 (12x75cl)

£117 - £140

2021

La Tour de By 2021 (12x75cl)

Jancis Robinson (16)

Open and pleasantly aromatic with red- and dark-berry notes. Supple fruit on the mid palate with a hint of spice and firm tannins behind. Solid with a bit of chew on the finish but well constructed and should come together nicely.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 16 (JR) Read Review/Description

£117 - £140

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
La Tour de By 2021 (6x75cl)

£60 - £72

2021

La Tour de By 2021 (6x75cl)

Jancis Robinson (16)

Open and pleasantly aromatic with red- and dark-berry notes. Supple fruit on the mid palate with a hint of spice and firm tannins behind. Solid with a bit of chew on the finish but well constructed and should come together nicely.

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

£60 - £72

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
Les Grands Chenes 2021 (6x75cl)

£60 - £72

2021

Les Grands Chenes 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (90-91)

Attractive blackcurrant and walnut character with some mineral and spice. Medium body. Fine tannins. Fresh finish. Not a big wine, but shows finesse and focus for the vintage.

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

£60 - £72

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
Potensac 2021 (12x75cl)

£194 - £233

2021

Potensac 2021 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

Real clarity of fruit with currants, blueberries and crushed stone. Some saltiness. Medium body and fine tannins. Perfumed and peppery, with peppercorn notes.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description

£194 - £233

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
Potensac 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £149.00
2021

Potensac 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

Real clarity of fruit with currants, blueberries and crushed stone. Some saltiness. Medium body and fine tannins. Perfumed and peppery, with peppercorn notes.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
+1 year

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £149.00
Tour Saint Bonnet 2021 (12x75cl)

£89 - £107

2021

Tour Saint Bonnet 2021 (12x75cl)

Bordeaux 12x75cl - -

£89 - £107

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 Saint Bonnet 2021 (6x75cl)

£60 - £72

2021

Tour Saint Bonnet 2021 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£60 - £72

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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