Bordeaux Futures Primeurs Tasting Notes

Jane Anson ratings near 94
Bordeaux 2021 Left bank

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Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC)
AOC stands for “Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée”. It tells you where the wine comes from, its origin. It also tells you that the wine is made according to the criteria of this AOC.
Classification (Class.)
Most of these wines belong to one of the Bordeaux classifications:
1st-5th GCC - The famous 1855 Médoc Grand Cru Classé Classification (61 wines). The list starts with the top 5 of 1st Classed Growths.
1st GCC a & b and GCC - The St-Emilion Premier Grand Crus (class a and class b) and the Grand Cru Classés.
CB - The Médoc Cru Bourgeois Classification (1932). Last renewed in 2003 (with at the top the 9 Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel followed by the Cru Bourgeois Supérieur classed wines, this 2003 classification is used for the overviews 2004 - 2006). In February 2007 the classification was annuled by the Bordeaux Administrative Appeals Court, and in November 2007 it was decided that the classification would be continued but without the sub-classes at the top.
CC Grav. - All Graves wines classified (1959) as Cru Classé de Graves are located in the Pessac-Léognan region (as individual AOC established in 1987).
Size in hectares (Size)
This column tells you what the size is of the property in hectares (ha). Note that seldomly all land is used to make the first wine of the estate. Most châteaux also make a second and even a third wine on the estate.
Jancis Robinson (JR)
English wine critic publishing on her website, wines are also often rated by Julia Harding. Wines are rated on a scale from 10 to 20. Not all wines are (already) rated.
Jeff Leve (JL)
American wine critic publishing on his website Wines are rated on a scale from 75 to 100. Not all wines are (already) rated.
Jane Anson (JA)
English wine journalist writing for Decanter Magazine and publishing on her website New Bordeaux. She rates the wines on a scale from 75 to 100. For example 92-94 means "ranging from 92 to 94". Sometimes Anson adds a plus (+) to her rating. Not all wines are (already) rated.
Chris Kissack (CK)
English wine critic, publishing on Winedoctor. He rates the wines on a scale from 75 to 100. Not all wines are (already) rated.
Consumer price in euro (Price)
The price shown is the average initial consumer "en primeur" price with tax included. Use it as a guideline, as an indication to assess the prices that you encounter.
Price change percentage (+/–)
This column compares the initial consumer price of the displayed year with the consumer price of the preceding year. If both consumer prices are known, a percentage is shown for the price increase (+) or price drop (–).
Brane-Cantenac (buy)2021Margaux2nd GCC90·······92-94··94····
les Carmes Haut-Brion (buy)2021Pessac-Léognan·4··17++····94-96··94·93-95··
Domaine de Chevalier (buy)2021Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.33··17····93-95··94·92-94··
Gruaud-Larose (buy)2021St-Julien2nd GCC82·······88-90··94····
d'Issan (buy)2021Margaux3rd GCC30··16.5····92-94··94·90-92··
Lynch Bages (buy)2021Pauillac5th GCC94·······92-94··94·91-93··
Pichon-Longueville Baron (buy)2021Pauillac2nd GCC50··17····93-95··94·93-95··
Léoville-Barton (buy)2021St-Julien2nd GCC47··17++····92-94··94·91-93€ 80–7%
Léoville-Las-Cases (buy)2021St-Julien2nd GCC97··17+····94-96··94·92-94€ 242–14%
Calon-Ségur (buy)2021St-Estèphe3rd GCC74··17+····94-96··95·92-94··
Haut-Bailly (buy)2021Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.32··16.5+····94-96··95·92-94··
Haut-Brion (buy)2021Pessac-Léognan1st GCC43··18····95-97··95·93-95··
Léoville-Poyferré (buy)2021St-Julien2nd GCC80··17+····93-95··95·91-93··
Margaux (buy)2021Margaux1st GCC81··17.5····96-98··95·93-95··
Montrose (buy)2021St-Estèphe2nd GCC68··17++····94-96··95·93-95··
Mouton-Rothschild (buy)2021Pauillac1st GCC83··17.5+····95-97··95·93-95··
Pichon-Longueville Comtesse (buy)2021Pauillac2nd GCC85··17····94-96··95·92-94··
Smith Haut Lafitte (buy)2021Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.45··16.5+····94-96··95·92-94··
Cantenac-Brown2021Margaux3rd GCC42··16+····92-94··93·87-89··
Durfort-Vivens (buy)2021Margaux2nd GCC30··16.5····91-93··93····
Giscours (buy)2021Margaux3rd GCC80··16.5····92-94··93·89-91··
Grand-Puy-Lacoste (buy)2021Pauillac5th GCC55·······92-94··93·90-92··
Lagrange (buy)2021St-Julien3rd GCC113··16.5····91-93··93·89-91··
Marquis d'Alesme2021Margaux3rd GCC16·······91-93··93····
Olivier2021Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.30··16.5····89-91··93·86-88··
les Ormes de Pez (buy)2021St-EstèpheCB33·······90-92··93·87-89··
Pape Clément (buy)2021Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.30··15····93-95··93·91-93··
Rauzan-Ségla (buy)2021Margaux2nd GCC51··17····94-96··93·91-93··
Saint-Pierre (buy)2021St-Julien4th GCC17··16.5····91-93··93·90-92··
Clos Manou2021Médoc·9·······89-91··93·88-90€ 23+5%
Alter Ego de Palmer (buy)2021Margaux2nd wine52··16.5····89-90··93·90-92€ 79+10%
Duhart-Milon (buy)2021Pauillac4th GCC71··16+····91-93··93·88-90€ 79–1%
Cos d'Estournel (buy)2021St-Estèphe2nd GCC64··17++····95-97··96·94-96··
Ducru-Beaucaillou (buy)2021St-Julien2nd GCC55··17.5····95-97··96·93-95··
Latour2021Pauillac1st GCC67·······96-98··96·92-94··
Palmer (buy)2021Margaux3rd GCC52··17+····94-96··96·93-95€ 3390%
d'Armailhac (buy)2021Pauillac5th GCC50··16····90-92··92·89-91··
Beychevelle (buy)2021St-Julien4th GCC74··16.5····92-94··92·88-90··
Branaire (Ducru) (buy)2021St-Julien4th GCC52··16····92-94··92·89-91··
la Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion (buy)2021Pessac-Léognan2nd wine21··16+····93-95··92·89-91··
Clerc Milon (buy)2021Pauillac5th GCC30··16.5····92-94··92·90-92··
Clos Marsalette2021Pessac-Léognan·6·······89-91··92·86-88··
le Crock2021St-EstèpheCB32··15.5····89-91··92·88-90··
la Croix Ducru Beaucaillou (buy)2021St-Julien2nd wine55··16.5····90-92··92·89-91··
Malartic-Lagravière2021Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.41··15.5+····92-94··92·87-89··
Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux (buy)2021Margaux2nd wine81··16.5····91-93··92·89-91··
le Petit Mouton de Mouton-Rothschild (buy)2021Pauillac2nd wine83··16.5····92-94··92·90-92··
de Pez2021St-EstèpheCB24··17····90-92··92·89-91··
Prieuré-Lichine2021Margaux4th GCC68··16.5·······92·87-89··
Siran (buy)2021MargauxCB24··16.5+····91-93··92·90-92··
Talbot (buy)2021St-Julien4th GCC102··16++····89-91··92·90-92··
du Tertre (buy)2021Margaux5th GCC50··16.5····90-92··92·86-88··
Langoa-Barton (buy)2021St-Julien3rd GCC17··16.5····90-92··92·89-91€ 430%
Batailley2021Pauillac5th GCC57··16····92-94··92·89-91€ 55·
Lafite-Rothschild (buy)2021Pauillac1st GCC103··17.5++····96-98··97·92-94··
la Mission Haut-Brion (buy)2021Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.21··17.5····93-95··97·92-94··
le Boscq2021St-EstèpheCB18·······89-91··91·88-90··
Boyd-Cantenac2021Margaux3rd GCC17··········91····
le Clarence de Haut-Brion (buy)2021Pessac-Léognan2nd wine43··16+····91-93··91·89-91··
Dauzac2021Margaux5th GCC45·······89-91··91····
de Fieuzal2021Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.35··15.5+····91-93··91·85-87··
les Forts de Latour2021Pauillac2nd wine67·······91-93··91·89-91··
la Garde2021Pessac-Léognan·56··········91·89-91··
Gloria (buy)2021St-Julien·44··16····89-91··91·88-90··
Haut-Batailley (buy)2021Pauillac5th GCC22·······91-93··91·87-89··
Kirwan2021Margaux3rd GCC35··16····88-90··91·88-90··
Lascombes2021Margaux2nd GCC84··16····91-93··91·91-93··
la Louvière2021Pessac-Léognan·35··16.5····90-92··91·88-90··
Meyney (buy)2021St-EstèpheCB51··17····90-92··91·90-92··
Pédesclaux (buy)2021Pauillac5th GCC28·······91-93··91·88-90··
d'Escurac2021MédocCB20··········91··€ 130%
Caronne Ste Gemme2021Haut-MédocCB45·······83-85··91·80-82€ 140%
Clos Floridène2021Graves·17··········91·85-87€ 18+6%
Sociando-Mallet (buy)2021Haut-Médoc·72·······89-91··91··€ 33–3%
Haut-Bages Libéral (buy)2021Pauillac5th GCC28··16+····90-92··91··€ 39·
la Lagune (buy)2021Haut-Médoc3rd GCC80··16.5·······91·88-90€ 390%
Petit Lion de Léoville-Las-Cases (buy)2021St-Julien2nd wine97··16+····89-91··91·87-89€ 600%
Carruades de Lafite Rothschild (buy)2021Pauillac2nd wine103··16.5····91-93··91·88-90€ 233–6%

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