Bordeaux en-primeur

Bordeaux en-primeur 2021

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Producer Appellation Price* WA AG
Blanc de Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blanc R609 – R761 91 91-93
Clos de Lunes, Lune d'Argent Bordeaux Blanc R169
Puygueraud Cote de Francs R196 – R245 88-90 88-90
Montlandrie Cotes de Castillon R317 – R396 90-92 89-91
La Dauphine Fronsac R264 – R330 88-90+
Cantemerle Haut-Médoc R381 – R476 90-91
La Lagune Haut-Médoc R558 – R698 90-92 90-92+
Senejac Haut-Médoc R216 – R270 88-90
La Fleur de Bouard Lalande de Pomerol R343 – R429
Les Cruzelles Lalande de Pomerol R376 – R470 89-91 91-93
Alter Ego de Palmer Margaux R1 067 – R1 334 91-93 92-94
Brane Cantenac Margaux R1 014 – R1 268 93-95 93-96
d'Issan Margaux R887 – R1 109 90-93 90-92
du Tertre Margaux R571 – R714 90-93 90-92
Giscours Margaux R862 – R1 077 93-95 94-96
Labegorce Margaux R406 – R508 90-91
Lascombes Margaux R1 040 – R1 300 89-91 92-94
Malescot Saint-Exupéry Margaux R811 – R1 014 92-94 93-95
Margaux Margaux R8 824 – R11 030 95-97+ 95-97
Palmer Margaux R4 903 – R6 129 95-97 94-97
Rauzan-Ségla Margaux R1 394 – R1 743 93-95 94-97
Siran Margaux R431 – R539 88-90
Potensac Médoc R343 – R429 89-90+ 90-92
Clerc Milon Pauillac R1 192 – R1 490 92-94 92-94
Grand-Puy Ducasse Pauillac R507 – R634 90-92 92-94
Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac R1 065 – R1 331 92-94+ 94-96
Haut-Bages Libéral Pauillac R558 – R698 91-93 94-96
Haut-Batailley Pauillac R837 – R1 046 90-93 93-95
Lafite Rothschild Pauillac R9 867 – R12 334 95-97 95-97
Le Petit Mouton Pauillac R3 432 – R4 290 89-91 91-93
Lynch-Bages Pauillac R1 839 – R2 299 93-95 92-94
Mouton Rothschild Pauillac R8 675 – R10 844 95-96 94-96
Pichon Baron Pauillac R2 332 – R2 915 94-96+ 95-97
Pichon Lalande Pauillac R2 788 – R3 485 94-95+ 96-98
Pontet Canet Pauillac R1 572 – R1 965 91-93 93-95
Reserve de la Comtesse Pauillac R693 – R866 89-91+ 92-94
d'Armailhac Pauillac R685 – R856 91-93
Duhart-Milon Pauillac R1 162 – R1 453 91-93+ 90-92
Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Blanc R1 394 – R1 743 94-96 91-93
La Clarté Haut Brion Pessac-Léognan Blanc R1 521 – R1 901 91-93 91-93
Latour Martillac Pessac-Léognan Blanc R444 – R555 89-91 90-91
Le Petit Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Blanc R469 – R586 91-93 92-94
Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Léognan Blanc R761 – R951 90-93 90-92
Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Rouge R989 – R1 236 93-95 94-96
Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan Rouge R2 027 – R2 534 94-95+ 94-96
Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Rouge R8 824 – R11 030 96-98 95-97
La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion Pessac-Léognan Rouge R1 268 – R1 585 90-92 89-91
La Mission Haut Brion Pessac-Léognan Rouge R5 148 – R6 435 94-96 92-94
Latour Martillac Pessac-Léognan Rouge R444 – R555 90-92
Le Clarence Haut Brion Pessac-Léognan Rouge R2 535 – R3 169 91-93 90-92
Le Petit Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Rouge R393 – R491 89-91 91-93
Les Carmes Haut Brion Pessac-Léognan Rouge R1 808 – R2 260 94-97 96-98
Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Léognan Rouge R609 – R761 90-92 90-92
Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan Rouge R1 318 – R1 648 91-94 92-94+
Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Rouge R1 961 – R2 451 93-95 95-97
Gazin Pomerol R1 183 – R1 479 91-93+
La Conseillante Pomerol R3 241 – R4 051 95-96 95-97
La Pointe Pomerol R623 – R779 90-92
Le Gay Pomerol R1 572 – R1 965 90-92
l'Eglise Clinet Pomerol R4 942 – R6 178 93-96 94-96
Rouget Pomerol R659 – R824 91-93+
Vieux Chateaux Certan Pomerol R4 903 – R6 129 94-96 96-98
Clinet Pomerol R1 394 – R1 743 93-95 92-94
Angelus Saint-Émilion R5 491 – R6 864 94-96+ 94-96
Barde Haut Saint-Émilion R457 – R571 91-93+ 92-94
Berliquet Saint-Émilion R740 – R925 92-93 91-93
Canon Saint-Émilion R2 028 – R2 535 94-96 95-97
Cheval Blanc Saint-Émilion R8 025 – R10 031 95-97 96-98
Clos Fourtet Saint-Émilion R1 648 – R2 060 93-95 94-96
Croix Canon Saint-Émilion R0 – R0 91-93
Figeac Saint-Émilion R3 241 – R4 051 94-97 93-95
Fleur Cardinale Saint-Émilion R581 – R726 90-92+ 92-94+
Fonplegade Saint-Émilion R570 – R713 89-91 93-95
La Gaffeliere Saint-Émilion R1 014 – R1 268 92-94 95-97
Larcis-Ducasse Saint-Émilion R1 166 – R1 458 92-94 91-93
Laroque Saint-Émilion R457 – R571 92-95 93-95
Le Dragon de Quintus Saint-Émilion R528 – R660 89-91 90-92
Pavie Saint-Émilion R5 069 – R6 336 95-97
Pavie-Macquin Saint-Émilion R1 217 – R1 521 93-95 92-94
Quintus Saint-Émilion R1 647 – R2 059 92-94 92-94
Troplong Mondot Saint-Émilion R1 521 – R1 901 93-96 95-97
Calon Segur Saint-Estèphe R1 648 – R2 060 95-96+ 94-96
Capbern Saint-Estèphe R343 – R429 89-91 90-92
Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estèphe R3 168 – R3 960 94-95 94-96
Dame de Montrose Saint-Estèphe R613 – R766 88-90 90-92
Lafon-Rochet Saint-Estèphe R550 – R688 89-91 91-93
Les Pagodes de Cos Saint-Estèphe R659 – R824 90-92 91-94
Lilian Ladouys Saint-Estèphe R254 – R318 89-90+
Meyney Saint-Estèphe R416 – R520 89-91 89-91
Montrose Saint-Estèphe R2 704 – R3 380 94-96 94-96
Phélan Ségur Saint-Estèphe R647 – R809 92-93+ 92-94
Beychevelle Saint-Julien R1 217 – R1 521 91-94 92-94
Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien R659 – R824 93-94+ 93-95
Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien R786 – R983 91-93+ 91-93
Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien R3 269 – R4 086 94-96 96-98
Gloria Saint-Julien R558 – R698 90-92 90-92
Gruaud Larose Saint-Julien R1 216 – R1 521 94-95+
La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien R634 – R793 90-92 91-93
Lagrange Saint-Julien R740 – R925 92-94
Langoa-Barton Saint-Julien R621 – R776 92-94 90-92
Le Petit Lion Saint-Julien R0 – R0 88-90+ 92-94
Léoville Barton Saint-Julien R1 268 – R1 585 93-95 92-94
Léoville Poyferre Saint-Julien R1 471 – R1 839 93-94+ 93-95
Léoville-Las Cases Saint-Julien R3 976 – R4 970 95-97 94-96
Saint-Pierre Saint-Julien R811 – R1 014 91-93 91-93
Coutet Sauternes 375ml R330
Doisy-Daëne Sauternes 375ml R254 – R318 95-97
Suduiraut Sauternes 375ml R444 – R555 95-97

* Where price is not yet firm, a range of potential pricing is given. A single price denotes a firm price.

  • WA = Wine Advocate
  • AG = Antonio Galloni
Producer Appellation Price* WA NM AG JA
Blanc de Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blanc R770 91 87 91-93
Clos de Lunes, Lune d'Argent Bordeaux Blanc R172 91-93 90
Puygueraud Cote de Francs R207 88-90 86-88 88-90 91
Montlandrie Cotes de Castillon R321 90-92 89-91 89-91
La Dauphine Fronsac R268 88-90+ 91-93
Cantemerle Haut-Médoc R385 90-91 88-90
La Lagune Haut-Médoc R578 90-92 89-91 90-92+ 91
Senejac Haut-Médoc R219 88-90 88-90 88-90
Sociando Mallet Haut-Médoc R475 89-91 88-90 89-91
Les Cruzelles Lalande de Pomerol R380 89-91 90-92 91-93
Alter Ego de Palmer Margaux R1 187 91-93 90-92 92-94 93
Brane Cantenac Margaux R1 005 93-95 92-94 93-96 94
d'Issan Margaux R898 90-93 90-92 90-92 94
du Tertre Margaux R578 90-93 90-92 90-92 92
Giscours Margaux R873 93-95 91-93 94-96 93
Labegorce Margaux R437 90-91 91-93 90-92 91
Lascombes Margaux S/O 89-91 90-92 92-94 91
Malescot Saint-Exupéry Margaux R796 92-94 90-92 93-95 90
Margaux Margaux R8 579 95-97+ 94-96 95-97 95
Palmer Margaux R5 131 95-97 94-96 94-97 96
Rauzan-Ségla Margaux R1 283 93-95 94-96 94-97 93
Siran Margaux R424 88-90 90-92 88-90 92
Fourcas Dupré Médoc R208 88-90 89-91
Potensac Médoc R353 89-90+ 87-89 90-92
Mauvesin Barton Moulis R231 89-91 88-90
Poujeaux Moulis R385 91-93 89-91 90
Clerc Milon Pauillac S/O 92-94 90-92 92-94 92
d'Armailhac Pauillac R693 91-93 90-92 92
Duhart-Milon Pauillac R1 176 91-93+ 90-92 90-92 93
Grand-Puy Ducasse Pauillac R514 90-92 89-91 92-94
Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac R1 078 92-94+ 92-94 94-96 93
Haut-Bages Libéral Pauillac R565 91-93 90-92 94-96 91
Haut-Batailley Pauillac R847 90-93 90-92 93-95 91
Lafite Rothschild Pauillac R9 845 95-97 95-97 95-97 97
Le Petit Mouton Pauillac S/O 89-91 90-92 91-93
Lynch-Bages Pauillac R1 925 93-95 94-96 92-94 94
Mouton Rothschild Pauillac R8 507 95-96 93-95 94-96 95
Pichon Baron Pauillac R2 361 94-96+ 93-95 95-97 94
Pichon Lalande Pauillac R2 788 94-95+ 93-95 96-98 95
Pontet Canet Pauillac R1 578 91-93 91-93 93-95 95
Reserve de la Comtesse Pauillac R702 89-91+ 88-90 92-94
Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Blanc R1 496 94-96 95-97 95-97 95
La Clarté Haut Brion Pessac-Léognan Blanc R1 818 91-93 90-92 91-93 93
Latour Martillac Pessac-Léognan Blanc R524 89-91 92-94 90-91 93
Le Petit Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Blanc R539 91-93 92-94 92-94 92
L'Esprit de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Blanc R428 91-93
Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Léognan Blanc R847 90-93 92-94 90-92 94
Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Blanc R2 258 94-96 96
Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Rouge R981 93-95 93-95 94-96 94
Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan Rouge R2 053 94-95+ 93-95 94-96 95
Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Rouge R8 979 96-98 95-97 95-97 95
La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion Pessac-Léognan Rouge R1 176 90-92 89-91 89-91 92
La Mission Haut Brion Pessac-Léognan Rouge R4 811 94-96 93-95 92-94 97
Latour Martillac Pessac-Léognan Rouge R449 91-93 90-92
Le Clarence Haut Brion Pessac-Léognan Rouge S/O 91-93 90-92 90-92 91
Le Petit Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Rouge R411 89-91 90-92 91-93 92
Les Carmes Haut Brion Pessac-Léognan Rouge R1 719 94-97 93-95 96-98 94
L'Esprit de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Rouge R348 90-92
Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Léognan Rouge R616 90-92 90-92 90-92
Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan Rouge R1 309 91-94 91-93 92-94+ 93
Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Rouge R1 895 93-95 92-94 95-97 95
Gazin Pomerol R1 181 91-93+ 90-92 91
La Conseillante Pomerol R3 335 95-96 95-97 95-97 95
La Pointe Pomerol R603 90-92 90-92 91-93 92
Le Gay Pomerol R1 488 90-92 92-94 91-93
l'Eglise Clinet Pomerol R4 490 93-96 94-96 94-96
Rouget Pomerol R667 91-93+ 90-92 90-92
Vieux Chateaux Certan Pomerol R4 875 94-96 95-97 96-98 95
Clinet Pomerol R1 394 93-95 92-94 92-94 94
Angélus Saint-Émilion R5 482 94-96+ 93-95 94-96 95
Barde Haut Saint-Émilion R488 91-93+ 91-93 92-94
Berliquet Saint-Émilion R802 92-93 91-93 91-93 93
Canon Saint-Émilion R1 925 94-96 92-94 95-97 96
Cheval Blanc Saint-Émilion S/O 95-97 95-97 96-98 96
Clos Fourtet Saint-Émilion R1 668 93-95 91-93 94-96 93
Figeac Saint-Émilion R3 394 94-97 95-97 93-95 97
Fleur Cardinale Saint-Émilion R635 90-92+ 91-93 92-94+ 92
Fonplegade Saint-Émilion R629 89-91 93-95
La Gaffeliere Saint-Émilion R1 027 92-94 94-96 95-97
Larcis-Ducasse Saint-Émilion R1 181 92-94 91-93 91-93 94
Laroque Saint-Émilion R422 92-95 91-93 93-95 93
Le Dragon de Quintus Saint-Émilion R492 89-91 90-92
Pavie Saint-Émilion R5 003 93-95 95-97 94
Pavie-Macquin Saint-Émilion R1 232 93-95 92-94 92-94 94
Quintus Saint-Émilion R1 540 92-94 92-94
Troplong Mondot Saint-Émilion R1 540 93-96 93-95 95-97 95
Calon Segur Saint-Estèphe R1 745 95-96+ 95-97 94-96 95
Capbern Saint-Estèphe R360 89-91 90-92 90-92
Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estèphe S/O 94-95 93-95 94-96 96
La Dame de Montrose Saint-Estèphe R565 88-90 89-91 90-92 90
Lafon-Rochet Saint-Estèphe R539 89-91 88-90 91-93
Les Ormes de Pez Saint-Estèphe S/O
Les Pagodes de Cos Saint-Estèphe S/O 90-92 89-91 91-94 90
Lilian Ladouys Saint-Estèphe R257 89-90+ 89-91 90-92 90
Meyney Saint-Estèphe R416 89-91 91-93 89-91 91
Montrose Saint-Estèphe R2 438 94-96 93-95 94-96 95
Phélan Ségur Saint-Estèphe R655 92-93+ 92-94 92-94 90
Beychevelle Saint-Julien R1 258 91-94 91-93 92-94 92
Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien R667 93-94+ 91-93 93-95 92
Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien R898 91-93+ 90-92 91-93 89
Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien R3 268 94-96 94-96 96-98 96
Gloria Saint-Julien R565 90-92 91-93 90-92 91
Gruaud Larose Saint-Julien S/O 94-95+ 90-92 94
La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien R693 90-92 91-93 91-93 92
Lagrange Saint-Julien R727 92-94 91-93 92-94 93
Langoa-Barton Saint-Julien R629 92-94 91-93 90-92 92
Le Petit Lion Saint-Julien R898 88-90+ 90-92 92-94 91
Léoville Barton Saint-Julien R1 193 93-95 93-95 92-94 94
Léoville Poyferre Saint-Julien R1 540 93-94+ 92-94 93-95 95
Léoville-Las Cases Saint-Julien R3 511 95-97 94-96 94-96 94
Saint-Pierre Saint-Julien S/O 91-93 90-92 91-93 93
Coutet Barsac 375ml R334 93-95 90-92
Doisy-Daëne Sauternes 375ml R296 93-95 95-97
Suduiraut Sauternes 750ml R1 283 93-95 95-97 96
Duclot Collection R128 268

* Where price is not yet firm, a range of potential pricing is given. A single price denotes a firm price.

  • WA = Wine Advocate
  • NM = Neal Martin
  • AG = Antonio Galloni
  • JA = Jane Anson
Wine Appellation  Rand /bottle* JR.com 
 /20  
WA   
/100
Dec
/100
JS
/100
NM
/100
Aile d'Argent Bordeaux Blanc R 1,254 - R 1,518          
Blanc de Lynch-Bages Bordeaux Blanc R 640 - R 775          
Clos des Lunes Bordeaux Blanc R 154 - R 186       92-93  
Puygueraud Côtes de Francs R 188 - R 228          
Montlandrie Côtes de Castillon R 287 - R 348 16.5        
La Dauphine Fronsac R 267 - R 323 16.5        
Cantemerle Haut-Médoc R 364 - R 440 16+        
La Lagune Haut-Médoc R 534 - R 646 16.5        
Sénéjac Haut-Médoc R 225 - R 272          
Les Cruzelles Lalande de Pomerol R 353 - R 427 16+        
Alter Ego de Palmer Margaux R 942 - R 1,141 17+        
Brane-Cantenac Margaux R 880 - R 1,066 17     96-97  
d'Issan Margaux R 786 - R 952 17.5     93-94  
du Tertre Margaux R 560 - R 678          
Labegorce Margaux R 427 - R 517 16.5        
Lascombes Margaux R 1,014 - R 1,227 15.5        
Malescot Saint-Exupéry Margaux R 650 - R 787 16        
Margaux Margaux R 7,469 - R 9,042 19        
Palmer Margaux R 3,487 - R 4,221 18+        
Rauzan-Ségla Margaux R 1,200 - R 1,453 17.5        
Siran Margaux R 413 - R 501 16        
Potensac Médoc R 331 - R 401          
Mauvesin Barton Moulis R 238 - R 288          
Clerc Milon Pauillac R 1,067 - R 1,291 17.5     95-96  
d'Armailhac Pauillac R 640 - R 775 16.5        
Duhart Milon Pauillac R 1,040 - R 1,259 17.5     95-96  
Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac R 960 - R 1,163 17.5        
Haut-Bages Libéral Pauillac R 494 - R 598 17        
Haut-Batailley Pauillac R 754 - R 912 17        
Lafite Rothschild Pauillac R 8,577 - R 10,383 19     99-100  
Le Petit Mouton Pauillac R 2,989 - R 3,618 17.5     97-98  
Lynch-Bages Pauillac R 1,430 - R 1,731 17++        
Mouton Rothschild Pauillac R 6,173 - R 7,473 18.5     99-100  
Pichon Baron Pauillac R 2,107 - R 2,551 18        
Pichon Lalande Pauillac R 2,323 - R 2,812 18        
Pontet-Canet Pauillac R 1,256 - R 1,521 17        
La Clarté de Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Blanc R 1,200 - R 1,453          
Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Rouge R 858 - R 1,038 17        
Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Rouge R 6,269 - R 7,589 18.5     99-100  
La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Rouge R 934 - R 1,130 16.5     93-94  
La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Rouge R 4,001 - R 4,844 18+     97-98  
Le Clarence Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Rouge R 2,134 - R 2,583 17+     96-97  
Les Carmes Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Rouge R 1,441 - R 1,744       97-98  
Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Léognan Rouge R 597 - R 722 17        
Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan Rouge R 1,302 - R 1,576 16.5+        
Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Rouge R 1,441 - R 1,744 17+     99-100  
Clinet Pomerol R 1,156 - R 1,399          
Gazin Pomerol R 1,092 - R 1,321 16.5        
L'Eglise-Clinet Pomerol R4,535 - R 5,490 17.5+        
La Conseillante Pomerol R 2,712 - R 3,283          
Le Gay Pomerol R 1,387 - R 1679          
Rouget Pomerol R 640 - R 775          
Vieux Château Certan Pomerol R 3,735 - R 4,521 18++        
Angélus Saint-Émilion R 4,982 - R 6,031 18        
Barde-Haut Saint-Émilion R 385 - R 466          
Canon   Saint-Émilion R 1,547 - R 1,873 17.5        
Cheval Blanc Saint-Émilion R 8,014 - R 9,701 17        
Clos Fourtet Saint-Émilion R 1,430 - R 1,731 17        
Figeac Saint-Émilion R 2,712 - R 3,283 17.5+        
Fleur Cardinale Saint-Émilion R 579 - R 700 17        
Fonbel Saint-Émilion R 286 - R 346 16        
Fonplégade Saint-Émilion R 576 - R 697 17        
Larcis Ducasse Saint-Émilion R 987 - R 1,195 16++        
Laroque Saint-Émilion R 364 - R 440 16.5+     94-95  
Le Dragon de Quintus Saint-Émilion R 478 - R 579 16     92-93  
Pavie Saint-Émilion R 5,198 - R 6,293 18        
Pavie Macquin Saint-Émilion R 1,040 - R 1,259 16.5+        
Troplong Mondot Saint-Émilion R 1,334 - R 1,615 17++        
Capbern Saint-Estèphe R 312 - R 378 17        
Calon-Ségur Saint-Estèphe R 1,352 - R 1,636 18        
Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estèphe R 2,383 - R 2,884 18.5     97-98  
Dame de Montrose Saint-Estèphe R 560 - R 678 16.5        
Lafon-Rochet Saint-Estèphe R 610 - R 739 17        
Les Ormes de Pez Saint-Estèphe R 364 - R 440 16.5        
Les Pagodes de Cos Saint-Estèphe R 650 - R 787 17     93-94  
Montrose Saint-Estèphe R 2,134 - R 2,583 18+        
Phélan Ségur Saint-Estèphe R 587 - R 710 15.5        
Beychevelle Saint-Julien R 1,144 - R 1,384 16        
Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien R 611 - R 739 15.5        
Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien R 720 - R 872          
Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien R 2,534 - R 3,068          
Gloria Saint-Julien R 534 - R 646 17        
Lagrange Saint-Julien R 654 - R 791 16        
Langoa Barton Saint-Julien R 627 - R 759 17        
Léoville Barton Saint-Julien R 1,147 - R 1,389 18        
Léoville Poyferré Saint-Julien R 1,066 - R 1,290 17.5+        
Léoville Las Cases Saint-Julien R 3,068 - R 3,714          
Petit Lion Saint-Julien R 774 - R 936          
Saint-Pierre Saint-Julien R 747 - R 904 16.5        
Coutet Sauternes 375ml R 286 - R 346          
Doisy-Daëne Sauternes 375ml R 260 - R 315          
Suduiraut Sauternes 375ml R 387 - R 468          
 
  • * If a price range is indicated then the price has not been released and is only an estimated range of the potential price.
  • Payment is required on invoice.
  • Prices are stated in Rand/bottle en-primeur, excluding shipping costs (approx R50/bottle) and VAT, payable on landing in 2023.
  • A minimum order of 6 bottles per wine. First Growths are available in cases of 3.
  • All wines are bottled as 750ml unless indicated otherwise. Other formats are available on request.
  • JR – JancisRobinson.com, DEC – Decanter, WA – Wine Advocate, JS – James Suckling, NM – Neal Martin

 

Bordeaux 2021 vintage overview

For the first time since 2019, people returned to Bordeaux to taste the 2021 vintage. Though the vintage asked much of vineyard managers and winemakers, there are some fantastic wines on offer.

The vintage:

Spring frost was followed by a wet and cool start to the summer. This meant higher disease pressure, which resulted in stricter selection in both the vineyard and winery. September and October saw some welcome sun and drier spells. The expected heavy rains of late September did not fully materialise, and wineries who kept their Cabernets until October picked well ripened, high-quality fruit. Many Left Bank wineries saw a lower Merlot percentage than normal and an increase in Cabernet in the final make-up of the wines. Biodynamic producers were under a lot of pressure and saw significant losses in volume (Haut-Bailly, Smith Haut Lafitte, Pichon Lalande, Cheval Blanc). However, those who got it right made some of their finest wines in recent years, especially Pichon Lalande. Broadly speaking, the wines possess great balance between the piercing acidity, definite tannin presence, and fruit purity.

As with the great wines of the '80s and '90s, the 2021s will drink well in the medium term and then mature along a plateau for many years. William Kelley of The Wine Advocate notes: 'Anyone who enjoys the great benchmark Bordeaux wines of the 1980s and 1990s should seriously reflect on what the 2021s may have to offer in 10 to 15 years' time.'

Generally speaking, volumes are lower and the wines could prove rare and collectible in years to come.

Scores:

Unlike previous vintages, the release date and prices are not dictated by any one critic's score. There is a basket of critics that are used to assess the vintage and wines, which is healthier for the consumer. We suggest aligning yourself with the critic who appreciates the same wines you do. Read their notes and make sure the wine is made in a style that you enjoy. Jane Anson has departed from Jancis Robinson to start her own site, so she is included, as she carries many years of insight into the wines and people of Bordeaux.

The prices:

Wine Cellar is offering similar pricing to the UK market at the current Rand exchange rate. Much like buying on any Bordeaux campaign, your position on the Rand could be a deciding factor. With a long-term trend of depreciation, buying en-primeur has offered the best possible prices for buying Bordeaux in Rands over the last 20 years. Pricing for the 2021 releases are still not firm, but a stronger Rand (compared to last year) could result in better prices in local terms.

What to buy?

Wine Cellar has selected the finest and most popular 100-odd châteaux based on 2 decades of en-primeur sales. We can, however, source wines from almost all the châteaux that sell through the campaign on customer requests. Some properties, such as Latour, choose not to participate.

We also offer buying advice and can suggest a basket of wines based on your particular style and budget. Sign up to our en-primeur newsletter.

Should I buy?

The big question is: Should you buy? We have analysed 10 of our most popular châteaux from the 2005 campaign, and compared en-primeur to current retail prices. 2005 showed a 280% growth in Rand price – or a 10% annualised saving since 2006. While a fair portion of the gain is Rand depreciation, as well as higher retail versus en-primeur mark-ups, there was still sizable growth in price from en-primeur to release, through to maturity.

En-primeur enables you to buy all châteaux with 1 invoice in various bottle formats and case sizes at highly competitive prices. So, if the Rand stays fairly constant or depreciates further, en-primeur is the cheapest way to buy Bordeaux in SA.

How to order?

Subscribe to our en-primeur mailing list and respond to one of our Bordeaux en-primeur newsletters, or you can order via email or phone while stocks are available. Alternatively, you can send through your wish list at any time.

 

Terms and conditions

  • Wines are sold in Rands only at the current Rand/Euro exchange rate.
  • Wines are sold exclusive of VAT and shipping.
  • Payment is required on invoice via EFT on presentation of the invoice. Credit card payments carry a 2.5% surcharge.
  • Shipping (estimated at R50 per bottle) and VAT are payable when the wines land in South Africa during the second half of 2024.
  • Unless otherwise stated, bottles are in standard 750ml format. Please note that 375ml, 1500ml and 3000ml bottles carry a small surcharge.
  • Cases are available in 6 x 750ml, 12 x 750ml, 12 x 375ml, 24 x 375ml or 6 x 1500ml sizes.
  • Orders must be placed by email to johan@winecellar.co.za
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