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
Carmes de Rieussec 2021 (6x75cl)

£100 - £120

2021

Carmes de Rieussec 2021 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£100 - £120

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 Haut-Peyraguey 2021 (6x75cl)

£70 - £84

2021

Clos Haut-Peyraguey 2021 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (95-97)

The 2021 Clos Haut-Peyraguey is a riveting Sauternes. Orange confit, lemon peel, white flowers, tangerine oil and mint soar across the palate. Exotic and floral overtones develop later, adding to the wine's sheer allure. Even with all of its plushness, the 2021 remains light on its feet. An explosion of heady aromas and flavors punctuates the dazzling finish. Sadly, brutal conditions wiped out most of the crop. Yields were a miserly 6-7 hectoliters per hectare.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 95-97 (VN (AG)) 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
Guiraud 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£183 - £219

2021

Guiraud 2021 (12x37.5cl)

Neal Martin - Vinous ()

There is no Guiraud in 2021 due to frost, though they managed to eke out a dry white ("G”).

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description

£183 - £219

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
Guiraud 2021 (24x37.5cl)

£369 - £443

2021

Guiraud 2021 (24x37.5cl)

Neal Martin - Vinous ()

There is no Guiraud in 2021 due to frost, though they managed to eke out a dry white ("G”).

Bordeaux 24x37.5cl - (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description

£369 - £443

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
Guiraud 2021 (6x75cl)

£183 - £219

2021

Guiraud 2021 (6x75cl)

Neal Martin - Vinous ()

There is no Guiraud in 2021 due to frost, though they managed to eke out a dry white ("G”).

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

£183 - £219

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
L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (1x37.5cl)

£143 - £171

2021

L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (1x37.5cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96-98)

The 2021 Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant is phenomenally great. It offers up a head-spinning mélange of grilled pineapple, ginger, tangerine oil, candied orange peel and cloves. Rich and unctuous, but not at all heavy, L'Extravagant is seriously impressive. It captures all of the intensity of the year and yet retains terrific energy. The 2021 is simply dazzling from start to finish.

Bordeaux 1x37.5cl - 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£143 - £171

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
L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (3x37.5cl)

£413 - £495

2021

L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (3x37.5cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96-98)

The 2021 Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant is phenomenally great. It offers up a head-spinning mélange of grilled pineapple, ginger, tangerine oil, candied orange peel and cloves. Rich and unctuous, but not at all heavy, L'Extravagant is seriously impressive. It captures all of the intensity of the year and yet retains terrific energy. The 2021 is simply dazzling from start to finish.

Bordeaux 3x37.5cl - 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£413 - £495

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
L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (6x37.5cl)

£410 - £492

2021

L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (6x37.5cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96-98)

The 2021 Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant is phenomenally great. It offers up a head-spinning mélange of grilled pineapple, ginger, tangerine oil, candied orange peel and cloves. Rich and unctuous, but not at all heavy, L'Extravagant is seriously impressive. It captures all of the intensity of the year and yet retains terrific energy. The 2021 is simply dazzling from start to finish.

Bordeaux 6x37.5cl - 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£410 - £492

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
L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (6x75cl)

£1,690 - £2,028

2021

L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96-98)

The 2021 Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant is phenomenally great. It offers up a head-spinning mélange of grilled pineapple, ginger, tangerine oil, candied orange peel and cloves. Rich and unctuous, but not at all heavy, L'Extravagant is seriously impressive. It captures all of the intensity of the year and yet retains terrific energy. The 2021 is simply dazzling from start to finish.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£1,690 - £2,028

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
Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2021 (6x75cl)
£436.07
Inc. VAT: £436.07
2021

Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

Incredible, young Sauternes with so much spicy, dried-mushroom, dust and powdered-earth character on the nose and palate, Full-bodied with a medium-sweet palate and a finish that is endless. Apricots, dried lemons and peaches. Caramel. Great balance. Greatest modern vintage? 6,000 bottles made.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description £436.07
Inc. VAT: £436.07
Rieussec 2021 (6x75cl)

£420 - £504

2021

Rieussec 2021 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (94-96)

The 2021 Rieussec is bright, floral and super-refined. White flowers, lemon confit, pear, passionfruit and mint are all nicely lifted, with beams of bright acids that lend support. As has been the case in recent years, Rieussec is done in a style that is all about maintaining freshness and verve. There's plenty of both here. The 2021 was harvested over 3-4 picks. Yields are down 30%, which is a very favorable result for the year in Sauternes. The 125 grams of residual sugar are not at all evident.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 94-96 (VN (AG)) 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
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Carmes de Rieussec 2021 (6x75cl)

£100 - £120

2021

Carmes de Rieussec 2021 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£100 - £120

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 Haut-Peyraguey 2021 (6x75cl)

£70 - £84

2021

Clos Haut-Peyraguey 2021 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (95-97)

The 2021 Clos Haut-Peyraguey is a riveting Sauternes. Orange confit, lemon peel, white flowers, tangerine oil and mint soar across the palate. Exotic and floral overtones develop later, adding to the wine's sheer allure. Even with all of its plushness, the 2021 remains light on its feet. An explosion of heady aromas and flavors punctuates the dazzling finish. Sadly, brutal conditions wiped out most of the crop. Yields were a miserly 6-7 hectoliters per hectare.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 95-97 (VN (AG)) 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
Guiraud 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£183 - £219

2021

Guiraud 2021 (12x37.5cl)

Neal Martin - Vinous ()

There is no Guiraud in 2021 due to frost, though they managed to eke out a dry white ("G”).

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description

£183 - £219

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
Guiraud 2021 (24x37.5cl)

£369 - £443

2021

Guiraud 2021 (24x37.5cl)

Neal Martin - Vinous ()

There is no Guiraud in 2021 due to frost, though they managed to eke out a dry white ("G”).

Bordeaux 24x37.5cl - (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description

£369 - £443

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
Guiraud 2021 (6x75cl)

£183 - £219

2021

Guiraud 2021 (6x75cl)

Neal Martin - Vinous ()

There is no Guiraud in 2021 due to frost, though they managed to eke out a dry white ("G”).

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

£183 - £219

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
L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (1x37.5cl)

£143 - £171

2021

L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (1x37.5cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96-98)

The 2021 Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant is phenomenally great. It offers up a head-spinning mélange of grilled pineapple, ginger, tangerine oil, candied orange peel and cloves. Rich and unctuous, but not at all heavy, L'Extravagant is seriously impressive. It captures all of the intensity of the year and yet retains terrific energy. The 2021 is simply dazzling from start to finish.

Bordeaux 1x37.5cl - 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£143 - £171

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
L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (3x37.5cl)

£413 - £495

2021

L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (3x37.5cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96-98)

The 2021 Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant is phenomenally great. It offers up a head-spinning mélange of grilled pineapple, ginger, tangerine oil, candied orange peel and cloves. Rich and unctuous, but not at all heavy, L'Extravagant is seriously impressive. It captures all of the intensity of the year and yet retains terrific energy. The 2021 is simply dazzling from start to finish.

Bordeaux 3x37.5cl - 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£413 - £495

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
L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (6x37.5cl)

£410 - £492

2021

L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (6x37.5cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96-98)

The 2021 Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant is phenomenally great. It offers up a head-spinning mélange of grilled pineapple, ginger, tangerine oil, candied orange peel and cloves. Rich and unctuous, but not at all heavy, L'Extravagant is seriously impressive. It captures all of the intensity of the year and yet retains terrific energy. The 2021 is simply dazzling from start to finish.

Bordeaux 6x37.5cl - 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£410 - £492

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
L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (6x75cl)

£1,690 - £2,028

2021

L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2021 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96-98)

The 2021 Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant is phenomenally great. It offers up a head-spinning mélange of grilled pineapple, ginger, tangerine oil, candied orange peel and cloves. Rich and unctuous, but not at all heavy, L'Extravagant is seriously impressive. It captures all of the intensity of the year and yet retains terrific energy. The 2021 is simply dazzling from start to finish.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 96-98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£1,690 - £2,028

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
Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £350.00
2021

Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

Incredible, young Sauternes with so much spicy, dried-mushroom, dust and powdered-earth character on the nose and palate, Full-bodied with a medium-sweet palate and a finish that is endless. Apricots, dried lemons and peaches. Caramel. Great balance. Greatest modern vintage? 6,000 bottles made.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £350.00
Rieussec 2021 (6x75cl)

£420 - £504

2021

Rieussec 2021 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (94-96)

The 2021 Rieussec is bright, floral and super-refined. White flowers, lemon confit, pear, passionfruit and mint are all nicely lifted, with beams of bright acids that lend support. As has been the case in recent years, Rieussec is done in a style that is all about maintaining freshness and verve. There's plenty of both here. The 2021 was harvested over 3-4 picks. Yields are down 30%, which is a very favorable result for the year in Sauternes. The 125 grams of residual sugar are not at all evident.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 94-96 (VN (AG)) 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

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