Bordeaux Futures Primeurs Tasting Notes

Bordeaux chateaux size near 62 hectares
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.
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 (–).
Cambon la Pelouse2023Haut-MédocCB63·85-87·89···89-91··88····€ 180%
Belgrave2023Haut-Médoc5th GCC60·90-92·91···91-93··91······
Greysac2023MédocCB60·90-92·89···88-89··90······
Lamothe Bergeron2023Haut-MédocCB60··········88······
Verdignan2023Haut-MédocCB60·87-89········92······
Cos d'Estournel (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd GCC64·······96-98··97····€ 161–39%
les Pagodes de Cos (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd wine64·······92-94·······€ 45–18%
de Camensac2023Haut-Médoc5th GCC65···91···89-91··92····€ 24–23%
Haut-Marbuzet2023St-EstèpheCB5892-9491-93·91···92-94··92····€ 40–11%
Batailley2023Pauillac5th GCC57·93-95·95···93-9595·96····€ 38–12%
Lynch-Moussas2023Pauillac5th GCC57·90-92·93···92-94··93····€ 35–15%
les Forts de Latour2023Pauillac2nd wine67·······94-96··93······
Latour2023Pauillac1st GCC6794-9696-98·98···97-9998·98······
Pauillac de Latour2023Pauillac3rd wine67···91···92-94·········
Potensac (buy)2023MédocCB6789-9190-92·89···91-93··92····€ 23–23%
la Garde2023Pessac-Léognan·56···90······92······
la Dame de Montrose (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd wine68···91···91-93·········
Maucaillou2023MoulisCB6888-90··89···89-91··90····€ 23–15%
Montrose (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd GCC6897-10096-98·96···97-9998·98······
Prieuré-Lichine2023Margaux4th GCC6891-9291-93·92···92-94··94····€ 35–20%
la Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou (buy)2023St-Julien2nd wine55···92······93····€ 43–17%
Ducru-Beaucaillou (buy)2023St-Julien2nd GCC55·94-96·95···96-9897·96····€ 175–33%
Grand-Puy-Lacoste (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC5593-9593-95·93···93-95··94······
Lacoste Borie (buy)2023Pauillac2nd wine5590-9288-90·90···89-91··91······
Poujeaux (buy)2023MoulisCB5589-9191-93·90···91-93··93······
Clarke2023Listrac-MédocCB54·90-92·····89-91··92······
Duhart-Milon (buy)2023Pauillac4th GCC7192-9493-95·93···93-95··95····€ 80–9%
Alter Ego de Palmer (buy)2023Margaux2nd wine5292-9492-94·92···92-94·········
Branaire Ducru (buy)2023St-Julien4th GCC5293-9492-94·92···93-95··94······
Palmer (buy)2023Margaux3rd GCC52···96···97-9998·97······
Sociando-Mallet (buy)2023Haut-Médoc·7290-9289-91·92···92-94··94······
Meyney (buy)2023St-EstèpheCB5187-8889-91·93···91-93··94····€ 28–15%
Rauzan-Ségla (buy)2023Margaux2nd GCC5194-9693-95·95···96-98··96······
d'Armailhac (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC50·······92-94··94····€ 47–18%
les Griffons de Pichon Baron2023Pauillac2nd wine50···92···92-94·········
Les Tourelles de Longueville2023Pauillac2nd wine50·······90-92·········
Loudenne2023MédocCB50···90···89-91·········
Pichon-Longueville Baron (buy)2023Pauillac2nd GCC50·······96-98·········
du Tertre (buy)2023Margaux5th GCC50···93···91-93··93····€ 39–11%
Beychevelle (buy)2023St-Julien4th GCC7493-9492-94·95···94-96··94····€ 85–12%
Calon-Ségur (buy)2023St-Estèphe3rd GCC7494-9692-94·95···95-97··97······
le Marquis de Calon Segur (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd wine74···93···91-93··90······
la Tour de By2023MédocCB74·······90-92··89····€ 20·
Coufran2023Haut-MédocCB75·85-87·····88-90··89······
la Tour-Carnet2023Haut-Médoc4th GCC48···91···91-93··92····€ 30–9%
Carbonnieux2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.47···91···91-93··93······
Fourcas-Hosten2023Listrac-MédocCB47·87-89·86···88-90··92······
Léoville-Barton (buy)2023St-Julien2nd GCC4794-9692-94·95···93-95··97····€ 80–12%
Fourcas-Dupré2023Listrac-MédocCB46···88···89-91··91····€ 170%
Caronne Sainte Gemme2023Haut-MédocCB45·················
Dauzac2023Margaux5th GCC45···92···91-93··94····€ 46–12%
Lanessan2023Haut-MédocCB45·85-87·89···90-92··92····€ 180%
Larrivet-Haut-Brion2023Pessac-Léognan·45···91···92-94··93······
Lilian Ladouys2023St-EstèpheCB4591-9388-90·91···91-93··93····€ 18–14%
Smith Haut Lafitte (buy)2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.45···94···96-98··96······
Gloria (buy)2023St-Julien·4490-9290-92·91···91-93··93····€ 34–24%
Giscours (buy)2023Margaux3rd GCC8094-9690-92·91···93-95··95······
la Lagune (buy)2023Haut-Médoc3rd GCC80···93···92-94··93····€ 37–26%
Léoville-Poyferré (buy)2023St-Julien2nd GCC8093-9595-97·93···95-97··98······
Pontet-Canet (buy)2023Pauillac5th GCC8096-9893-95·96···95-9797·98-100····€ 94–27%
la Sirène de Giscours2023Margaux2nd wine80·······89-91·········
le Clarence de Haut-Brion (buy)2023Pessac-Léognan2nd wine43···91···92-94··94····€ 140–25%
du Glana2023St-Julien·43···89···89-91··89····€ 23–15%
Haut-Brion (buy)2023Pessac-Léognan1st GCC4395-9796-98·98···97-9998·98-100····€ 442–39%
Lestage2023Listrac-MédocCB43·83-85·····89-92··88······
la Tour de Mons2023MargauxCB43···91···90-92··90····€ 22–8%
Margaux (buy)2023Margaux1st GCC8195-9797-99·98···98-10098·98······
Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux (buy)2023Margaux2nd wine81·······92-94··93······
Cantenac-Brown2023Margaux3rd GCC4293-9591-93·94···94-96·········
Gruaud-Larose (buy)2023St-Julien2nd GCC82·93-95·94···93-9597·95······
Capbern (buy)2023St-EstèpheCB4191-9389-91·····91-93··89······
Malartic-Lagravière2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.41···91···92-94··95····€ 39–20%
Noaillac2023MédocCB4187-8988-90·····90-92··89······
Reysson2023Haut-MédocCB41···87·············
Mouton-Rothschild (buy)2023Pauillac1st GCC8394-9696-98·98···97-9998·98-100····€ 463–37%
le Petit Mouton de Mouton-Rothschild (buy)2023Pauillac2nd wine83·······92-94··94····€ 188–27%
Brillette2023MoulisCB40·················
Grand-Puy-Ducasse2023Pauillac5th GCC4086-8892-94·90···92-94··93····€ 34–21%
Lafon-Rochet (buy)2023St-Estèphe4th GCC4091-9391-93·91···92-94··93····€ 40–18%
Rollan de By2023MédocCB40···90······92······
Lascombes2023Margaux2nd GCC8492-9492-94·93···93-95··94······
Arnauld2023Haut-MédocCB39··········93······
Bouscaut2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.39·················
Liversan2023Haut-MédocCB39··········87······
Pichon-Longueville Comtesse (buy)2023Pauillac2nd GCC85·······96-98··98······
Réserve de la Comtesse (buy)2023Pauillac2nd wine85···92·············
Marquis de Terme2023Margaux4th GCC38·91-93·92···92-94··92······
Malescasse2023Haut-MédocCB37·85-87·90···90-92··90······
Sénéjac2023Haut-MédocCB37···88···90-92··92····€ 16–11%
Cantemerle2023Haut-Médoc5th GCC8788-8987-89·92······92····€ 25–19%
de France2023Pessac-Léognan·36···89···91-91··90······
Labégorce2023MargauxCB36···91···92-94··92····€ 29–19%
d'Agassac2023Haut-MédocCB35·······89-91··90····€ 210%
Bernadotte2023Haut-Médoc·35·89-91·····89-91··89······
de Fieuzal2023Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.35···91···92-94··93····€ 29–28%
Kirwan2023Margaux3rd GCC35·90-92·92···91-93··93····€ 40–26%
de Lamarque2023Haut-MédocCB35·······88-90··92······
la Louvière2023Pessac-Léognan·35···93···91-93··92······
Phélan-Ségur (buy)2023St-EstèpheCB8991-9392-94·92···92-94··95······
d'Angludet2023MargauxCB34·······88-90··92······

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