BORDEAUX 2021 EN PRIMEUR
Welcome to Bordeaux 2021. A vintage which, after testing the nerves and skills of the most experienced of vignerons, has produced a freshness and elegance across the best of the wines which have exceeded expectations – a true return to classic Bordeaux wines. There are certainly gems to be found – which you’ll be able to enjoy after several years in the cellar.
We expect the releases to build in momentum over the next fortnight and last until the end of June. As the wines are released we will be recommending those that we believe are not only exquisite wines but represent value for money at price points to suit all.
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What the experts say...
“The 2021 Bordeaux have turned out to be such a surprise. Weather conditions were challenging, and yet the top properties turned out gorgeous, classically built wines that will absolutely thrill readers who appreciate freshness and energy… The best wines offer a striking combination of old-school classicism with modern-day precision.”
– Antonio Galloni
“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. It’s a style of wine that could come from nowhere else… And if the 2021s’ balance is reminiscent of a vintage from yesteryear, the best wines benefit from all the precision of modern winemaking, displaying beautifully refined, polished tannins.” – William Kelley – The Wine Advocate
“The fact that the wines show so well and are so clean and balanced highlights the viticultural and winemaking prowess of Bordeaux… What we know now is that 2021 produced some pretty and lively young reds wines and some fantastic whites. And one day in the near future, or many years ahead, they will be opened and enjoyed.” – James Suckling
“The real takeaway from what I tasted is that 2021 is an absolutely brilliant vintage for white Bordeaux, whether dry or sweet, which I had the pleasure of tasting… The dry whites, all picked before late September’s heavy rain, were delightfully aromatic and full of fruit and zest – with great mastery of oak, and none of the flab seen in some riper vintages… I would suggest you look very seriously at the whites, which are already delicious but should have quite a future too.” – Jancis Robinson