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
Coutet 2021 (24x37.5cl)

£313 - £375

2021

Coutet 2021 (24x37.5cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

Fantastic energy and length to this young Sauternes, with dried-apple, apple-pie, spice and cinnamon character . Medium body, medium sweetness and a vibrant finish.

Bordeaux 24x37.5cl - 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description

£313 - £375

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
Coutet 2021 (6x75cl)
£241.67
Inc. VAT: £241.67
2021

Coutet 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

Fantastic energy and length to this young Sauternes, with dried-apple, apple-pie, spice and cinnamon character . Medium body, medium sweetness and a vibrant finish.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description £241.67
Inc. VAT: £241.67
Doisy Daene 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£143 - £171

2021

Doisy Daene 2021 (12x37.5cl)

Vinous (AG) (95-97)

The 2021 Doisy-Daëne is fabulous. Sweet floral notes, orchard fruit, mint and passionfruit all lend notable flavor intensity. The 2021 is rich and unctuous, but not at all heavy. It is a fabulous example of both the château and vintage.

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - 95-97 (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
Doisy Daene 2021 (6x75cl)

£143 - £171

2021

Doisy Daene 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (95-97)

The 2021 Doisy-Daëne is fabulous. Sweet floral notes, orchard fruit, mint and passionfruit all lend notable flavor intensity. The 2021 is rich and unctuous, but not at all heavy. It is a fabulous example of both the château and vintage.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 95-97 (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
Doisy Vedrines 2021 (6x75cl)

£280 - £336

2021

Doisy Vedrines 2021 (6x75cl)

Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (96)

Les Champs Libres hits it out of the park in 2021. Gunsmoke opener, followed by structured white peach, pear, sage, crushed rocks, green apple, pummice stone slate and liquourice bud, with a squeeze of sweeter citrus pureee as it opens up in the mid palate. A truly great white that doesn't try too hard to impress, and is content to take its time. Savoury, mouthwatering, delicious. Harvest September 9 to 11. 100% aged in barrels.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 96 (JA) Read Review/Description

£280 - £336

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
Coutet 2021 (24x37.5cl)

£313 - £375

2021

Coutet 2021 (24x37.5cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

Fantastic energy and length to this young Sauternes, with dried-apple, apple-pie, spice and cinnamon character . Medium body, medium sweetness and a vibrant finish.

Bordeaux 24x37.5cl - 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description

£313 - £375

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
Coutet 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £188.00
2021

Coutet 2021 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

Fantastic energy and length to this young Sauternes, with dried-apple, apple-pie, spice and cinnamon character . Medium body, medium sweetness and a vibrant finish.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £188.00
Doisy Daene 2021 (12x37.5cl)

£143 - £171

2021

Doisy Daene 2021 (12x37.5cl)

Vinous (AG) (95-97)

The 2021 Doisy-Daëne is fabulous. Sweet floral notes, orchard fruit, mint and passionfruit all lend notable flavor intensity. The 2021 is rich and unctuous, but not at all heavy. It is a fabulous example of both the château and vintage.

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - 95-97 (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
Doisy Daene 2021 (6x75cl)

£143 - £171

2021

Doisy Daene 2021 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (95-97)

The 2021 Doisy-Daëne is fabulous. Sweet floral notes, orchard fruit, mint and passionfruit all lend notable flavor intensity. The 2021 is rich and unctuous, but not at all heavy. It is a fabulous example of both the château and vintage.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 95-97 (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
Doisy Vedrines 2021 (6x75cl)

£280 - £336

2021

Doisy Vedrines 2021 (6x75cl)

Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (96)

Les Champs Libres hits it out of the park in 2021. Gunsmoke opener, followed by structured white peach, pear, sage, crushed rocks, green apple, pummice stone slate and liquourice bud, with a squeeze of sweeter citrus pureee as it opens up in the mid palate. A truly great white that doesn't try too hard to impress, and is content to take its time. Savoury, mouthwatering, delicious. Harvest September 9 to 11. 100% aged in barrels.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 96 (JA) Read Review/Description

£280 - £336

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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