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
Berry Bros Rudd (Cazes) Extra Ordinary White Michel Lynch Reserve 2021 (12x75cl)

£191 - £229

2021

Berry Bros Rudd (Cazes) Extra Ordinary White Michel Lynch Reserve 2021 (12x75cl)

Bordeaux 12x75cl - -

£191 - £229

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
Berry Bros Rudd (Cazes) Extra Ordinary White Michel Lynch Reserve 2021 (6x75cl)

£191 - £229

2021

Berry Bros Rudd (Cazes) Extra Ordinary White Michel Lynch Reserve 2021 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£191 - £229

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
Clos Floridene 2021 (12x75cl)

£139 - £167

2021

Clos Floridene 2021 (12x75cl)

Vinous - Neal Martin (91-93)

The 2021 Clos Floridene has a perfumed, incense-tinged bouquet of light tobacco and undergrowth aromas and decent fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, pretty red fruit and a beautifully balanced, cohesive finish. This is how to do 2021 without having to push too hard.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 91-93 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description

£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
Clos Floridene 2021 (6x75cl)

£66 - £79

2021

Clos Floridene 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous - Neal Martin (91-93)

The 2021 Clos Floridene has a perfumed, incense-tinged bouquet of light tobacco and undergrowth aromas and decent fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, pretty red fruit and a beautifully balanced, cohesive finish. This is how to do 2021 without having to push too hard.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 91-93 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description

£66 - £79

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
Clos Floridene Blanc 2021 (12x75cl)

£159 - £191

2021

Clos Floridene Blanc 2021 (12x75cl)

Decanter (93)

Bright and lively in the glass, tangy and sharp but so well balanced with intensity yet softness, getting the liveliness and energy but also complexity of flavour - lemon, pineapple, apricot and peach - sharp, almost sour, so tangy and zesty in the glass just shining brightly. This is extremely aromatic and flavourful with a persistence that lasts the whole way through. I also like the really soft honeyed lemon touch that runs underneath the more overt acidity. A solid effort. Tasted twice.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 93 (DC) Read Review/Description

£159 - £191

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
Clos Floridene Blanc 2021 (6x75cl)

£70 - £84

2021

Clos Floridene Blanc 2021 (6x75cl)

Decanter (93)

Bright and lively in the glass, tangy and sharp but so well balanced with intensity yet softness, getting the liveliness and energy but also complexity of flavour - lemon, pineapple, apricot and peach - sharp, almost sour, so tangy and zesty in the glass just shining brightly. This is extremely aromatic and flavourful with a persistence that lasts the whole way through. I also like the really soft honeyed lemon touch that runs underneath the more overt acidity. A solid effort. Tasted twice.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 93 (DC) Read Review/Description

£70 - £84

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
Grand Village 2021 (6x75cl)

£420 - £504

2021

Grand Village 2021 (6x75cl)

Decanter (94)

Softly floral-touched blackcurrants - violet and lilac, quite a subtle perfumed tone to them but giving such expressive aromas to the nose with touches of smoked earth and sweet milk chocolate. Juicy and succulent, a whoosh of bright fruit juice - red cherry and strawberry - really so lively then straightens and becomes more direct. Lots of minerality and salinity on show, lifted and aerial. The structure and frame comes more towards the end rather than on the mid-palate, growing in depth and density until a noticeable weight appears with a mineral, salty, iodine finish. Elegant from the start however, finessed with freshness and such supreme approachability. Utterly lovely.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 94 (DC) Read Review/Description

£420 - £504

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
Labatut Cuvee Prestige 2021 (6x75cl)

£40 - £48

2021

Labatut Cuvee Prestige 2021 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£40 - £48

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
Berry Bros Rudd (Cazes) Extra Ordinary White Michel Lynch Reserve 2021 (12x75cl)

£191 - £229

2021

Berry Bros Rudd (Cazes) Extra Ordinary White Michel Lynch Reserve 2021 (12x75cl)

Bordeaux 12x75cl - -

£191 - £229

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
Berry Bros Rudd (Cazes) Extra Ordinary White Michel Lynch Reserve 2021 (6x75cl)

£191 - £229

2021

Berry Bros Rudd (Cazes) Extra Ordinary White Michel Lynch Reserve 2021 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£191 - £229

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
Clos Floridene 2021 (12x75cl)

£139 - £167

2021

Clos Floridene 2021 (12x75cl)

Vinous - Neal Martin (91-93)

The 2021 Clos Floridene has a perfumed, incense-tinged bouquet of light tobacco and undergrowth aromas and decent fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, pretty red fruit and a beautifully balanced, cohesive finish. This is how to do 2021 without having to push too hard.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 91-93 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description

£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
Clos Floridene 2021 (6x75cl)

£66 - £79

2021

Clos Floridene 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous - Neal Martin (91-93)

The 2021 Clos Floridene has a perfumed, incense-tinged bouquet of light tobacco and undergrowth aromas and decent fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, pretty red fruit and a beautifully balanced, cohesive finish. This is how to do 2021 without having to push too hard.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 91-93 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description

£66 - £79

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
Clos Floridene Blanc 2021 (12x75cl)

£159 - £191

2021

Clos Floridene Blanc 2021 (12x75cl)

Decanter (93)

Bright and lively in the glass, tangy and sharp but so well balanced with intensity yet softness, getting the liveliness and energy but also complexity of flavour - lemon, pineapple, apricot and peach - sharp, almost sour, so tangy and zesty in the glass just shining brightly. This is extremely aromatic and flavourful with a persistence that lasts the whole way through. I also like the really soft honeyed lemon touch that runs underneath the more overt acidity. A solid effort. Tasted twice.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 93 (DC) Read Review/Description

£159 - £191

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
Clos Floridene Blanc 2021 (6x75cl)

£70 - £84

2021

Clos Floridene Blanc 2021 (6x75cl)

Decanter (93)

Bright and lively in the glass, tangy and sharp but so well balanced with intensity yet softness, getting the liveliness and energy but also complexity of flavour - lemon, pineapple, apricot and peach - sharp, almost sour, so tangy and zesty in the glass just shining brightly. This is extremely aromatic and flavourful with a persistence that lasts the whole way through. I also like the really soft honeyed lemon touch that runs underneath the more overt acidity. A solid effort. Tasted twice.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 93 (DC) Read Review/Description

£70 - £84

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
Grand Village 2021 (6x75cl)

£420 - £504

2021

Grand Village 2021 (6x75cl)

Decanter (94)

Softly floral-touched blackcurrants - violet and lilac, quite a subtle perfumed tone to them but giving such expressive aromas to the nose with touches of smoked earth and sweet milk chocolate. Juicy and succulent, a whoosh of bright fruit juice - red cherry and strawberry - really so lively then straightens and becomes more direct. Lots of minerality and salinity on show, lifted and aerial. The structure and frame comes more towards the end rather than on the mid-palate, growing in depth and density until a noticeable weight appears with a mineral, salty, iodine finish. Elegant from the start however, finessed with freshness and such supreme approachability. Utterly lovely.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 94 (DC) Read Review/Description

£420 - £504

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
Labatut Cuvee Prestige 2021 (6x75cl)

£40 - £48

2021

Labatut Cuvee Prestige 2021 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£40 - £48

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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