If you have not already received an email from us about this offer and would like to make sure that you receive email releases when prices for the top wines have been released, please log in and then click here. It is important that you log in first, so that we can capture your request and add you to the email circulation.
Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion
Château Cheval Blanc
Château Clerc Milon
Château Cos d'Estournel
Château La Conseillante
Château La Fleur-Pétrus
Château Lafite Rothschild
Château Léoville Barton
Château Léoville-Las Cases
Château Léoville Poyferré
Château Mouton Rothschild
Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux
Château Pichon Baron
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Château Troplong Mondot
Vieux Château Certan
No châteaux have currently released their wines and prices.
Bordeaux buyer Tim Sykes' overview of the vintage
Tim has been tasting and assessing
Bordeaux buyer Tim Sykes has been tasting and assessing the wines extensively and writes that ‘The style of the 2021 wines is markedly different from the three vintages that preceded it, all of which were full-bodied and concentrated. The 2021 reds are less rich, with the best wines displaying admirable finesse, freshness, perfume and, above all, balance. Alcohol levels are between 1% and 2% lower than in recent years, which will come as a relief to many Bordeaux drinkers longing for a return to the less ‘high-octane’ wines of the past. It is hard to compare vintages, but the style of the 2021s is reminiscent of vintages such as 1998 or 1996. Some growers also compare it with 2014 and 2001.’
Click here for a fuller summary of Tim’s impressions of the vintage
How the offer of the top 2021 Bordeaux wines will work:
• As each château releases its price, we will email members on the circulation list. Members who wish to reserve the wine are then encouraged to do so as quickly as possible (normally within 48 to 72 hours as specified in the email), as we will have to confirm to our suppliers immediately what our required amount is. If a wine is in especially short supply, we will offer it in three-bottle wooden cases to ensure as many members as possible get the chance to secure some.
• Once the offer has officially closed for the wine in question, we will allocate as usual. Members will then be notified if they have been successful in their request for any wine. Once we have confirmed the quantity, we will then only invoice members for the amount of wine received.
• Our main en primeur offer of all the generally less expensive wines from the vintage will be printed as usual and sent to you around early July, following the release of all the prices. The vast majority of wines this year will feature in the printed version with only a smaller selection being released by email. Please keep an eye on this page for further updates.