Bordeaux Futures Primeurs Tasting Notes

Bordeaux 2023 Left bank

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Wine YearAOC
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.
Class.
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
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.
WA
William Kelley, Wine Advocate (WA)
English wine critic, living in France and California, publishing on erobertparker.com, 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.
NM
Neal Martin (NM)
English wine critic, formerly contributing to Wine-Journal on erobertparker.com, and since the 2017 vintage to Vinous. He rates the wines on a scale from 75 to 100. Not all wines are (already) rated.
TA
Tim Atkin (TA)
English wine critic publishing on his website TimAtkin.com. Wines are rated on a scale from 75 to 100. Not all wines are (already) rated.
JL
Jeff Leve (JL)
American wine critic publishing on his website TheWineCellarInsider.com. Wines are rated on a scale from 75 to 100. Not all wines are (already) rated.
De
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.
JA
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.
Price
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.
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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 (–).
d'Agassac2023Haut-MédocCB35·······89-91··90··€ 210%
Alter Ego de Palmer (buy)2023Margaux2nd wine5292-9492-94·92···92-94·······
d'Angludet2023MargauxCB34·······88-90··92····
d'Armailhac (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC50·······92-94··94··€ 47–18%
Arnauld2023Haut-MédocCB39··········93····
l'Aura de Cambon2023Margaux·0···············
Baron de Brane (buy)2023Margaux2nd wine9089-9189-91·91······92····
Batailley2023Pauillac5th GCC57·93-95·95···93-9595·96··€ 38–12%
Beau-Site2023St-EstèpheCB32···91···90-92··90····
Beaumont2023Haut-MédocCB10587-8988-90·88···89-91··86··€ 14–7%
Belgrave2023Haut-Médoc5th GCC60·90-92·91···91-93··91····
Belle-Vue2023Haut-Médoc·9···90···········
Bellegrave (Pauillac)2023PauillacCB8·······89-91·····€ 24–14%
Bernadotte2023Haut-Médoc·35·89-91·····89-91··89····
la Bessane2023Margaux·3···············
Beychevelle (buy)2023St-Julien4th GCC7493-9492-94·95···94-96··94··€ 85–12%
Blason d'Issan (buy)2023Margaux2nd wine3088-8985-87·····89-91··92··€ 24–11%
le Boscq2023St-EstèpheCB18···89···90-92·······
Bouscaut2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.39···············
Boyd-Cantenac2023Margaux3rd GCC17···91···········
Branaire Ducru (buy)2023St-Julien4th GCC5293-9492-94·92···93-95··94····
Branas Grand Poujeaux2023Moulis·5·91-93·····88-90··91··€ 29–6%
Brane-Cantenac (buy)2023Margaux2nd GCC9093-9593-95·92···95-97··96····
Branon (buy)2023Pessac-Léognan·15···············
Brillette2023MoulisCB40···············
Brown2023Pessac-Léognan·23···89······92··€ 29–9%
Calon-Ségur (buy)2023St-Estèphe3rd GCC7494-9692-94·95···95-97··97····
Cambon la Pelouse2023Haut-MédocCB63·85-87·89···89-91··88··€ 180%
de Camensac2023Haut-Médoc5th GCC65···91···89-91··92··€ 24–23%
Cantemerle2023Haut-Médoc5th GCC8788-8987-89·92······92··€ 25–19%
Cantenac-Brown2023Margaux3rd GCC4293-9591-93·94···94-96·······
Capbern (buy)2023St-EstèpheCB4191-9389-91·····91-93··89····
Carbonnieux2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.47···91···91-93··93····
les Carmes Haut-Brion (buy)2023Pessac-Léognan·4···96···96-98··96····
Caronne Sainte Gemme2023Haut-MédocCB45···············
Carruades de Lafite (buy)2023Pauillac2nd wine10391-9391-93·93···92-94··94··€ 212–19%
la Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion (buy)2023Pessac-Léognan2nd wine21···92···91-93··93··€ 61–35%
Charmail2023Haut-MédocCB22·87-89·89···90-92··91····
Chasse-Spleen (buy)2023MoulisCB10789-9191-93·92···89-91··91··€ 29–17%
Citran2023Haut-MédocCB90···88···88-90··86··€ 19–5%
le Clarence de Haut-Brion (buy)2023Pessac-Léognan2nd wine43···91···92-94··94··€ 140–25%
Clarke2023Listrac-MédocCB54·90-92·····89-91··92····
Clauzet2023St-EstèpheCB23·89-91········91··€ 200%
Clément-Pichon2023Haut-MédocCB20·······90-92·······
Clerc Milon (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC3092-9492-94·92···93-95··96··€ 76–18%
Clos des Demoiselles2023Listrac-Médoc·2···············
Clos des Quatre Vents2023MargauxCB2···············
Clos du Marquis (buy)2023St-Julien·9791-9391-93·93···92-94·····€ 55–36%
Clos Floridène2023Graves·17···90······89··€ 190%
Clos Manou2023Médoc·991-93······90-92··93····
Clos Marsalette2023Pessac-Léognan·6···90···90-92··93····
Cos d'Estournel (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd GCC64·······96-98··97··€ 161–39%
Cos-Labory2023St-Estèphe5th GCC1890-9289-91·91···91-93··90··€ 400%
Coufran2023Haut-MédocCB75·85-87·····88-90··89····
Couhins2023Pessac-Léognan·24···92···90-92··92··€ 22·
Couhins-Lurton2023Pessac-Léognan·18···92···92-94··93····
le Crock2023St-EstèpheCB32·······91-93··92····
la Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou (buy)2023St-Julien2nd wine55···92······93··€ 43–17%
Croizet-Bages2023Pauillac5th GCC30···91···90-92··92··€ 34–8%
la Dame de Montrose (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd wine68···91···91-93·······
Dauzac2023Margaux5th GCC45···92···91-93··94··€ 46–12%
Desmirail2023Margaux3rd GCC3090-9291-93·92···91-93··91····
Domaine Andron2023Haut-Médoc·7···············
Domaine de Chevalier (buy)2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.33···91···95-97··95··€ 65–20%
Ducru-Beaucaillou (buy)2023St-Julien2nd GCC55·94-96·95···96-9897·96··€ 175–33%
Duhart-Milon (buy)2023Pauillac4th GCC7192-9493-95·93···93-95··95··€ 80–9%
Durfort-Vivens (buy)2023Margaux2nd GCC3094-95··95······95··€ 57–26%
Echo de Lynch Bages2023Pauillac2nd wine9489-9088-90·91···89-91··92··€ 37–21%
d'Escurac2023MédocCB20··········92··€ 130%
Ferrière (buy)2023Margaux3rd GCC891-9391-93·92······92··€ 39–19%
de Fieuzal2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.35···91···92-94··93··€ 29–28%
la Fleur-Peyrabon2023PauillacCB5···············
Fonbadet2023PauillacCB20·90-92·····91-93··93····
Fonréaud2023Listrac-MédocCB3490-92······89-91··90··€ 17–6%
les Forts de Latour2023Pauillac2nd wine67·······94-96··93····
Fourcas-Borie2023Listrac-Médoc·29···············
Fourcas-Dupré2023Listrac-MédocCB46···88···89-91··91··€ 170%
Fourcas-Hosten2023Listrac-MédocCB47·87-89·86···88-90··92····
de France2023Pessac-Léognan·36···89···91-91··90····
G d'Estournel2023Médoc·28·86-88·····90-92··90····
la Garde2023Pessac-Léognan·56···90······92····
de Gironville2023Haut-MédocCB10···············
Giscours (buy)2023Margaux3rd GCC8094-9690-92·91···93-95··95····
du Glana2023St-Julien·43···89···89-91··89··€ 23–15%
Gloria (buy)2023St-Julien·4490-9290-92·91···91-93··93··€ 34–24%
Grand-Puy-Ducasse2023Pauillac5th GCC4086-8892-94·90···92-94··93··€ 34–21%
Grand-Puy-Lacoste (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC5593-9593-95·93···93-95··94····
les Grands Chênes2023MédocCB10·······90-92·······
Greysac2023MédocCB60·90-92·89···88-89··90····
les Griffons de Pichon Baron2023Pauillac2nd wine50···92···92-94·······
Gruaud-Larose (buy)2023St-Julien2nd GCC82·93-95·94···93-9597·95····
la Gurgue2023MargauxCB10···90······89····
Haut Condissas2023Médoc·5·89-91·92······90····
Haut-Bages Libéral (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC2893-9592-94·94······93··€ 37–21%
Haut-Bages Monpelou2023PauillacCB15···90···89-91··93····
Haut-Bailly (buy)2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.3294-9696-98·96···96-98··97····
Haut-Batailley (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC2291-9391-93·92···92-94··94··€ 52–16%
Haut-Bergey (buy)2023Pessac-Léognan·15···89···90-92··88····
Haut-Brion (buy)2023Pessac-Léognan1st GCC4395-9796-98·98···97-9998·98-100··€ 442–39%
Haut-Marbuzet2023St-EstèpheCB5892-9491-93·91···92-94··92··€ 40–11%
d'Issan (buy)2023Margaux3rd GCC30···94···94-96··95··€ 54–26%
Kirwan2023Margaux3rd GCC35·90-92·92···91-93··93··€ 40–26%
Labégorce2023MargauxCB36···91···92-94··92··€ 29–19%
Lacoste Borie (buy)2023Pauillac2nd wine5590-9288-90·90···89-91··91····
Lafite-Rothschild (buy)2023Pauillac1st GCC10397-9995-97·98···96-9898·98-100··€ 575–32%
Lafon-Rochet (buy)2023St-Estèphe4th GCC4091-9391-93·91···92-94··93··€ 40–18%
Lagrange (buy)2023St-Julien3rd GCC11393-9591-93·91······95····
la Lagune (buy)2023Haut-Médoc3rd GCC80···93···92-94··93··€ 37–26%
de Lamarque2023Haut-MédocCB35·······88-90··92····
Lamothe Bergeron2023Haut-MédocCB60··········88····
Lanessan2023Haut-MédocCB45·85-87·89···90-92··92··€ 180%
Langoa-Barton (buy)2023St-Julien3rd GCC1793-9591-93·92···92-94··94··€ 43–14%
Larrivet-Haut-Brion2023Pessac-Léognan·45···91···92-94··93····
Lascombes2023Margaux2nd GCC8492-9492-94·93···93-95··94····
Latour2023Pauillac1st GCC6794-9696-98·98···97-9998·98····
Latour-Martillac (buy)2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.30···90···92-94··92····
Le Petit Ducru2023St-Julien·18···91···91-93··90··€ 29–12%
Léoville-Barton (buy)2023St-Julien2nd GCC4794-9692-94·95···93-95··97··€ 80–12%
Léoville-Las-Cases (buy)2023St-Julien2nd GCC9794-9695-97·97···96-9898·98··€ 197–40%
Léoville-Poyferré (buy)2023St-Julien2nd GCC8093-9595-97·93···95-97··98····
Les Tourelles de Longueville2023Pauillac2nd wine50·······90-92·······
Lestage2023Listrac-MédocCB43·83-85·····89-92··88····
Lilian Ladouys2023St-EstèpheCB4591-9388-90·91···91-93··93··€ 18–14%
Liversan2023Haut-MédocCB39··········87····
Loudenne2023MédocCB50···90···89-91·······
la Louvière2023Pessac-Léognan·35···93···91-93··92····
Luchey Halde2023Pessac-Léognan·22··········89····
Lynch Bages (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC9493-9593-95·95···94-96··96··€ 102–32%
Lynch-Moussas2023Pauillac5th GCC57·90-92·93···92-94··93··€ 35–15%
Malartic-Lagravière2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.41···91···92-94··95··€ 39–20%
Malescasse2023Haut-MédocCB37·85-87·90···90-92··90····
Malescot-Saint-Exupéry2023Margaux3rd GCC2393-9592-94·····93-95·····€ 47–28%
de Marbuzet2023St-EstèpheCB7···············
Margaux (buy)2023Margaux1st GCC8195-9797-99·98···98-10098·98····
Marojallia2023Margaux·4···············
Marquis d'Alesme2023Margaux3rd GCC16·······93-95··94··€ 40–25%
le Marquis de Calon Segur (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd wine74···93···91-93··90····
Marquis de Terme2023Margaux4th GCC38·91-93·92···92-94··92····
Maucaillou2023MoulisCB6888-90··89···89-91··90··€ 23–15%
Mayne Lalande2023Listrac-MédocCB2086-88······88-90·······
Meyney (buy)2023St-EstèpheCB5187-8889-91·93···91-93··94··€ 28–15%
Mille Roses2023Haut-Médoc·9···············
la Mission Haut-Brion (buy)2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.21···97···95-97··96··€ 255–32%
Monbrison2023MargauxCB13···89···89-91··87····
Montrose (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd GCC6897-10096-98·96···97-9998·98····
Mouton-Rothschild (buy)2023Pauillac1st GCC8394-9696-98·98···97-9998·98-100··€ 463–37%
Noaillac2023MédocCB4187-8988-90·····90-92··89····
Olivier2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.30···91······93····
Ormes de Pez (buy)2023St-EstèpheCB3390-9191-93·91···90-92··92··€ 25–19%
les Pagodes de Cos (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd wine64·······92-94·····€ 45–18%
Palmer (buy)2023Margaux3rd GCC52···96···97-9998·97····
Paloumey2023Haut-MédocCB20·86-89·89···89-91··88····
Pape Clément2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.30···94···95-97··93··€ 83–7%
Pauillac de Latour2023Pauillac3rd wine67···91···92-94·······
Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux (buy)2023Margaux2nd wine81·······92-94··93····
Pédesclaux (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC2890-9389-91·93···93-95··94··€ 37–23%
Petit Bocq2023St-EstèpheCB13·90-92·90···90-92··88····
le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases (buy)2023St-Julien2nd wine97···91···90-92·····€ 52–33%
le Petit Mouton de Mouton-Rothschild (buy)2023Pauillac2nd wine83·······92-94··94··€ 188–27%
de Pez2023St-EstèpheCB24···92······93····
Phélan-Ségur (buy)2023St-EstèpheCB8991-9392-94·92···92-94··95····
Pibran (buy)2023PauillacCB1089-9190-92·91···89-91·······
Pichon-Longueville Baron (buy)2023Pauillac2nd GCC50·······96-98·······
Pichon-Longueville Comtesse (buy)2023Pauillac2nd GCC85·······96-98··98····
Picque-Caillou2023Pessac-Léognan·20··········88····
Pontet-Canet (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC8096-9893-95·96···95-9797·98-100··€ 94–27%
Potensac (buy)2023MédocCB6789-9190-92·89···91-93··92··€ 23–23%
Pouget (buy)2023Margaux4th GCC10···90···········
Poujeaux (buy)2023MoulisCB5589-9191-93·90···91-93··93····
Poumey2023Pessac-Léognan·8···············
Preuillac2023Médoc·30·······90-92··87····
Prieuré-Lichine2023Margaux4th GCC6891-9291-93·92···92-94··94··€ 35–20%
Rauzan-Gassies2023Margaux2nd GCC30···91···91-93··92··€ 54–11%
Rauzan-Ségla (buy)2023Margaux2nd GCC5194-9693-95·95···96-98··96····
Réserve de la Comtesse (buy)2023Pauillac2nd wine85···92···········
Reysson2023Haut-MédocCB41···87···········
Rollan de By2023MédocCB40···90······92····
Saint-Pierre (buy)2023St-Julien4th GCC17···91···92-94··95··€ 47–28%
Sénéjac2023Haut-MédocCB37···88···90-92··92··€ 16–11%
la Sérénité2023Pessac-Léognan·2···············
Sérilhan2023St-EstèpheCB25···············
Siran (buy)2023MargauxCB2489-9192-94·90···91-93··94··€ 30–14%
la Sirène de Giscours2023Margaux2nd wine80·······89-91·······
Smith Haut Lafitte (buy)2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.45···94···96-98··96····
Sociando-Mallet (buy)2023Haut-Médoc·7290-9289-91·92···92-94··94····
Talbot (buy)2023St-Julien4th GCC10292-9491-93·92···92-94··94··€ 52–25%
du Tertre (buy)2023Margaux5th GCC50···93···91-93··93··€ 39–11%
la Tour de By2023MédocCB74·······90-92··89··€ 20·
la Tour de Mons2023MargauxCB43···91···90-92··90··€ 22–8%
Tour de Pez2023St-EstèpheCB16···89······91··€ 20–13%
Tour des Termes2023St-EstèpheCB32···91······91····
Tour du Haut-Moulin2023Haut-MédocCB30···············
la Tour-Carnet2023Haut-Médoc4th GCC48···91···91-93··92··€ 30–9%
Tronquoy (buy)2023St-EstèpheCB1791-93··92···90-92··93····
Verdignan2023Haut-MédocCB60·87-89········92····
Vieux Robin Bois de Lunier2023MédocCB18···············
Villa Bel-Air2023Graves·24··········89····

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