Bordeaux Futures Primeurs Tasting Notes

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Bordeaux 2023 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.
William Kelley, Wine Advocate (WA)
English wine critic, living in France and California, publishing on, starting with the Bordeaux 2021 vintage. He rates the wines on a scale from 75 to 100. Since the 2022 vintage Kelley is joined by Yohan Castaign. Yohan is from Bordeaux. The vintages 2017-2020 were rated by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. An asterisk (*) means that it is the best wine from the château that Robert Parker ever tasted as a barrel sample. Not all wines are (already) rated.
Neal Martin (NM)
English wine critic, formerly contributing to Wine-Journal on, and since the 2017 vintage to Vinous. He rates the wines on a scale from 75 to 100. Not all wines are (already) rated.
Tim Atkin (TA)
English wine critic publishing on his website Wines are rated on a scale from 75 to 100. 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, Decanter (De)
English wine magazine. Wines were given 1 to 5 stars, from the 2007 to 2014 vintage the 10 - 20 scale was presented, and since 2015 Jane Anson is using the 100 points scale. Before 2015 the wines were tasted by Steven Spurrier, James Lawther MW and Beverley Blanning MW. Not all wines are (already) rated.
Jane Anson (JA)
English wine journalist formerly writing for Decanter Magazine and now publishing on her website Inside Bordeaux. She rates the wines on a scale from 75 to 100. Ratings from 2013 and earlier were published on her previous website New Bordeaux. 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 (–).
Montrose (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd GCC6897-10096-98·96···97-9998·98····€ 170–17%
Phélan-Ségur (buy)2023St-EstèpheCB8991-9392-94·92···92-94··95····€ 45–17%
la Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou (buy)2023St-Julien2nd wine55···92······93····€ 43–17%
le Marquis de Calon Segur (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd wine74···93···91-93··90····€ 29–17%
Chasse-Spleen (buy)2023MoulisCB10789-9191-93·92···89-91··91····€ 29–17%
Clerc Milon (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC3092-9492-94·92···93-95··96····€ 76–18%
Giscours (buy)2023Margaux3rd GCC8094-9690-92·91···93-95··95····€ 59–18%
Branaire Ducru (buy)2023St-Julien4th GCC5293-9492-94·92···93-95··94····€ 47–18%
d'Armailhac (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC50·······92-94··94····€ 47–18%
les Pagodes de Cos (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd wine64·······92-94·······€ 45–18%
Lafon-Rochet (buy)2023St-Estèphe4th GCC4091-9391-93·91···92-94··93····€ 40–18%
Haut-Batailley (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC2291-9391-93·92···92-94··94····€ 52–16%
Palmer (buy)2023Margaux3rd GCC52···96···97-9998·97····€ 339–19%
Carruades de Lafite (buy)2023Pauillac2nd wine10391-9391-93·93···92-94··94····€ 212–19%
Cantenac-Brown2023Margaux3rd GCC4293-9591-93·94···94-96·······€ 47–19%
Ferrière (buy)2023Margaux3rd GCC891-9391-93·92······92····€ 39–19%
Pibran (buy)2023PauillacCB1089-9190-92·91···89-91·······€ 34–19%
Labégorce2023MargauxCB36···91···92-94··92····€ 29–19%
Cantemerle2023Haut-Médoc5th GCC8788-8987-89·92······92····€ 25–19%
Ormes de Pez (buy)2023St-EstèpheCB3390-9191-93·91···90-92··92····€ 25–19%
Lynch-Moussas2023Pauillac5th GCC57·90-92·93···92-94··93····€ 35–15%
Meyney (buy)2023St-EstèpheCB5187-8889-91·93···91-93··94····€ 28–15%
Maucaillou2023MoulisCB6888-90··89···89-91··90····€ 23–15%
du Glana2023St-Julien·43···89···89-91··89····€ 23–15%
Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux (buy)2023Margaux2nd wine81·······92-94··93····€ 170–20%
Smith Haut Lafitte (buy)2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.45···94···96-98··96····€ 129–20%
Domaine de Chevalier (buy)2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.33···91···95-97··95····€ 65–20%
Malartic-Lagravière2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.41···91···92-94··95····€ 39–20%
Prieuré-Lichine2023Margaux4th GCC6891-9291-93·92···92-94··94····€ 35–20%
la Dame de Montrose (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd wine68···91···91-93·······€ 35–20%
Gruaud-Larose (buy)2023St-Julien2nd GCC82·93-95·94···93-9597·95····€ 85–14%
Langoa-Barton (buy)2023St-Julien3rd GCC1793-9591-93·92···92-94··94····€ 43–14%
Marquis de Terme2023Margaux4th GCC38·91-93·92···92-94··92····€ 42–14%
Monbrison2023MargauxCB13···89···89-91··87····€ 32–14%
Siran (buy)2023MargauxCB2489-9192-94·90···91-93··94····€ 30–14%
Poujeaux (buy)2023MoulisCB5589-9191-93·90···91-93··93····€ 25–14%
Bellegrave (Pauillac)2023PauillacCB8·······89-91·······€ 24–14%
Lilian Ladouys2023St-EstèpheCB4591-9388-90·91···91-93··93····€ 18–14%
Lascombes2023Margaux2nd GCC8492-9492-94·93···93-95··94····€ 70–21%
Lagrange (buy)2023St-Julien3rd GCC11393-9591-93·91······95····€ 45–21%
Boyd-Cantenac2023Margaux3rd GCC17···91···········€ 44–21%
Haut-Bages Libéral (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC2893-9592-94·94······93····€ 37–21%
Echo de Lynch Bages2023Pauillac2nd wine9489-9088-90·91···89-91··92····€ 37–21%
Grand-Puy-Ducasse2023Pauillac5th GCC4086-8892-94·90···92-94··93····€ 34–21%
Tour de Pez2023St-EstèpheCB16···89······91····€ 20–13%
Latour-Martillac (buy)2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.30···90···92-94··92····€ 29–22%
Beychevelle (buy)2023St-Julien4th GCC7493-9492-94·95···94-96··94····€ 85–12%
Léoville-Barton (buy)2023St-Julien2nd GCC4794-9692-94·95···93-95··97····€ 80–12%
Dauzac2023Margaux5th GCC45···92···91-93··94····€ 46–12%
Batailley2023Pauillac5th GCC57·93-95·95···93-9595·96····€ 38–12%
Olivier2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.30···91······93····€ 29–12%
Le Petit Ducru2023St-Julien·18···91···91-93··90····€ 29–12%
Pichon-Longueville Baron (buy)2023Pauillac2nd GCC50·······96-98·······€ 146–23%
Calon-Ségur (buy)2023St-Estèphe3rd GCC7494-9692-94·95···95-97··97····€ 111–23%
Pédesclaux (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC2890-9389-91·93···93-95··94····€ 37–23%
de Camensac2023Haut-Médoc5th GCC65···91···89-91··92····€ 24–23%
Potensac (buy)2023MédocCB6789-9190-92·89···91-93··92····€ 23–23%
Alter Ego de Palmer (buy)2023Margaux2nd wine5292-9492-94·92···92-94·······€ 84–11%
Rauzan-Gassies2023Margaux2nd GCC30···91···91-93··92····€ 54–11%
Haut-Marbuzet2023St-EstèpheCB5892-9491-93·91···92-94··92····€ 40–11%
du Tertre (buy)2023Margaux5th GCC50···93···91-93··93····€ 39–11%
Couhins-Lurton2023Pessac-Léognan·18···92···92-94··93····€ 33–11%
Tronquoy (buy)2023St-EstèpheCB1791-93··92···90-92··93····€ 25–11%
Blason d'Issan (buy)2023Margaux2nd wine3088-8985-87·····89-91··92····€ 24–11%
Sénéjac2023Haut-MédocCB37···88···90-92··92····€ 16–11%
Gloria (buy)2023St-Julien·4490-9290-92·91···91-93··93····€ 34–24%
Belgrave2023Haut-Médoc5th GCC60·90-92·91···91-93··91····€ 26–10%
Clos Marsalette2023Pessac-Léognan·6···90···90-92··93····€ 19–10%
le Clarence de Haut-Brion (buy)2023Pessac-Léognan2nd wine43···91···92-94··94····€ 140–25%
Brane-Cantenac (buy)2023Margaux2nd GCC9093-9593-95·92···95-97··96····€ 64–25%
Talbot (buy)2023St-Julien4th GCC10292-9491-93·92···92-94··94····€ 52–25%
Marquis d'Alesme2023Margaux3rd GCC16·······93-95··94····€ 40–25%
Duhart-Milon (buy)2023Pauillac4th GCC7192-9493-95·93···93-95··95····€ 80–9%
les Griffons de Pichon Baron2023Pauillac2nd wine50···92···92-94·······€ 42–9%
Fonbadet2023PauillacCB20·90-92·····91-93··93····€ 40–9%
la Tour-Carnet2023Haut-Médoc4th GCC48···91···91-93··92····€ 30–9%
Brown2023Pessac-Léognan·23···89······92····€ 29–9%
Durfort-Vivens (buy)2023Margaux2nd GCC3094-95··95······95····€ 57–26%
d'Issan (buy)2023Margaux3rd GCC30···94···94-96··95····€ 54–26%
Kirwan2023Margaux3rd GCC35·90-92·92···91-93··93····€ 40–26%
la Lagune (buy)2023Haut-Médoc3rd GCC80···93···92-94··93····€ 37–26%
Croizet-Bages2023Pauillac5th GCC30···91···90-92··92····€ 34–8%
Haut-Bergey (buy)2023Pessac-Léognan·15···89···90-92··88····€ 23–8%
la Tour de Mons2023MargauxCB43···91···90-92··90····€ 22–8%
le Petit Mouton de Mouton-Rothschild (buy)2023Pauillac2nd wine83·······92-94··94····€ 188–27%
Pontet-Canet (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC8096-9893-95·96···95-9797·98-100····€ 94–27%
Pape Clément2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.30···94···95-97··93····€ 83–7%
Lacoste Borie (buy)2023Pauillac2nd wine5590-9288-90·90···89-91··91····€ 27–7%
Baron de Brane (buy)2023Margaux2nd wine9089-9189-91·91······92····€ 25–7%
Beaumont2023Haut-MédocCB10587-8988-90·88···89-91··86····€ 14–7%
les Carmes Haut-Brion (buy)2023Pessac-Léognan·4···96···96-98··96····€ 109–28%
Malescot-Saint-Exupéry2023Margaux3rd GCC2393-9592-94·····93-95·······€ 47–28%
Saint-Pierre (buy)2023St-Julien4th GCC17···91···92-94··95····€ 47–28%
de Fieuzal2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.35···91···92-94··93····€ 29–28%
Réserve de la Comtesse (buy)2023Pauillac2nd wine85···92···········€ 49–6%
la Louvière2023Pessac-Léognan·35···93···91-93··92····€ 31–6%
Branas Grand Poujeaux2023Moulis·5·91-93·····88-90··91····€ 29–6%
Coufran2023Haut-MédocCB75·85-87·····88-90··89····€ 17–6%
Fonréaud2023Listrac-MédocCB3490-92······89-91··90····€ 17–6%
Verdignan2023Haut-MédocCB60·87-89········92····€ 16–6%
Rauzan-Ségla (buy)2023Margaux2nd GCC5194-9693-95·95···96-98··96····€ 85–29%
Pouget (buy)2023Margaux4th GCC10···90···········€ 38–5%
Larrivet-Haut-Brion2023Pessac-Léognan·45···91···92-94··93····€ 35–5%
Citran2023Haut-MédocCB90···88···88-90··86····€ 19–5%
Margaux (buy)2023Margaux1st GCC8195-9797-99·98···98-10098·98····€ 509–30%
de Pez2023St-EstèpheCB24···92······93····€ 34–3%
Lafite-Rothschild (buy)2023Pauillac1st GCC10397-9995-97·98···96-9898·98-100····€ 575–32%
la Mission Haut-Brion (buy)2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.21···97···95-97··96····€ 255–32%
Lynch Bages (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC9493-9593-95·95···94-96··96····€ 102–32%
Léoville-Poyferré (buy)2023St-Julien2nd GCC8093-9595-97·93···95-97··98····€ 81–32%
Ducru-Beaucaillou (buy)2023St-Julien2nd GCC55·94-96·95···96-9897·96····€ 175–33%
le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases (buy)2023St-Julien2nd wine97···91···90-92·······€ 52–33%
Pichon-Longueville Comtesse (buy)2023Pauillac2nd GCC85·······96-98··98····€ 158–35%
la Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion (buy)2023Pessac-Léognan2nd wine21···92···91-93··93····€ 61–35%
Clos du Marquis (buy)2023St-Julien·9791-9391-93·93···92-94·······€ 55–36%
Mouton-Rothschild (buy)2023Pauillac1st GCC8394-9696-98·98···97-9998·98-100····€ 463–37%
Haut-Brion (buy)2023Pessac-Léognan1st GCC4395-9796-98·98···97-9998·98-100····€ 442–39%
Cos d'Estournel (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd GCC64·······96-98··97····€ 161–39%
Léoville-Las-Cases (buy)2023St-Julien2nd GCC9794-9695-97·97···96-9898·98····€ 197–40%

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