How do Neal Martin, Jancis Robinson, Tim Atkin, James Suckling, Jane Anson, Ronald de Groot and others rate Bordeaux 2016?
Bordeaux Futures Primeurs Tasting Notes
Bordoverview helps you find your Bordeaux 2016 futures from all major Médoc, Graves, Saint-Emilion and Pomerol châteaux.

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WineYearAOC
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.
By
Winemaker, consultant, manager or owner (By)
Some people are playing a decisive role in the wine-making process. From more to less influential with respect to the style of the wine we can distinguish:
1. consulting oenologist
2. oenologist
3. cellar master (and vineyard manager)
4. (general) manager
5. owner
Not all roles are necessarily played by different people, e.g. there is no oenologist supporting the cellar master, or the owner himself is in fact the winemaker. For this column the person fulfilling the first role is mentioned: he or she is in fact the person who most determines the overall style of the wine.
JR
Jancis Robinson (JR)
English wine critic publishing on her website JancisRobinson.com. Note that all Bordeaux 2011 primeurs are rated by Julia Harding. Wines are rated on a scale from 10 to 20. 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 50 to 100. Not all wines are (already) rated.
De
Decanter (De)
English wine magazine. Wines are given 1 to 5 stars. From the 2007 vintage onwards the 10 - 20 scale is presented (might be changed later for the 2006 vintage etc. also). The wines are tasted by Steven Spurrier, James Lawther MW and Beverley Blanning MW. Not all wines are (already) rated.
RVF
La Revue du Vin de France (RVF)
French wine magazine. Wines are rated on a scale from 10 to 20. The wines are tasted by Olivier Poels, Hélène Durand and Philippe Maurange. Instead of a single number, always a range is given with a 1 point span. Presented here is the mean. E.g. 16,5-17,5 becomes 17. In the exceptional case where the span is just 0,5 point, the average ending in .25 or .75 is presented. Not all wines are (already) rated.
PW
Perswijn (PW)
Dutch wine magazine. Wines are tasted by Ronald de Groot and Sjoerd de Groot, and are given 1 to 5 stars. 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.
+/–
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'Yquem2012Sauternes1st GCCs113Garbay, S············
Climens2012Sauternes1st GCC29Lurton, B··18.5···1816.5·4€ 59–39%
Clos Haut-Peyraguey2012Sauternes1st GCC12Defives, A··16.5···17··€ 33–21%
Coutet2012Sauternes1st GCC38Baly, Ph.··1791··1716.5·€ 45–24%
Guiraud2012Sauternes1st GCC100Planty, X··1793·····4€ 44+2%
Lafaurie-Peyraguey2012Sauternes1st GCC41Larramona, E··16.589··16+15.5·4€ 360%
Rabaud-Promis2012Sauternes1st GCC31Dejean, P··1891··1714.75···
de Rayne-Vigneau2012Sauternes1st GCC79Dubourdieu, D··16.591··16.515.25·€ 39+3%
Rieussec2012Sauternes1st GCC90Chevalier, C············
Sigalas-Rabaud2012Sauternes1st GCC14d Lambert d Granges··1790··1715.25·€ 410%
Suduiraut2012Sauternes1st GCC92Montegut, P············
la Tour-Blanche2012Sauternes1st GCC65Faure, J-P··17.593··17.515.75·4€ 44–10%
d'Arche2012Sauternes2nd GCC40Cosson, J···········
Broustet2012Sauternes2nd GCC39.5Taillan Group··15.592··16.5··3€ 200%
Caillou2012Sauternes2nd GCC13Pierre, M-J···89··15·····
Doisy-Daëne2012Sauternes2nd GCC15.9Dubourdieu, D··1793··1716.5·€ 39+3%
Doisy-Védrines2012Sauternes2nd GCC30Casteja, P··16.5···17-··€ 28–3%
Filhot2012Sauternes2nd GCC62de Vaucelles, G··15.588···14.25·€ 220%
Lamothe (Despujols)2012Sauternes2nd GCC7.5Despujols, G···83········
Lamothe Guignard2012Sauternes2nd GCC17Guignard, J··········€ 210%
de Malle2012Sauternes2nd GCC28Bournazel, P-H··1789··16.514.75·€ 330%
de Myrat2012Sauternes2nd GCC22de Pontac, X··1794··1716.75·€ 270%
Nairac2012Sauternes2nd GCC17Heeter-Tari, N··16.593··16.515.25·€ 42–13%
Romer du Hayot2012Sauternes2nd GCC15Hayot··1691··16+·····
Suau2012Sauternes2nd GCC8.1Biarnes, R··17········
Bastor-Lamontagne2012Sauternes·56Garat, M··1686··1513.25·€ 20–5%
l'Extravagant de Doisy-Daëne (demi)2012Sauternes·15.9Dubourdieu, D··········€ 177–7%
de Fargues2012Sauternes·25Amiraut, F············
les Justices2012Sauternes·8.5Gonet-Medeville············
Raymond Lafon2012Sauternes·16Meslier, J-P············
Romer2012Sauternes·6.5Fargues, A··16.5······3··

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