How do Neal Martin, Jancis Robinson, Tim Atkin, James Suckling, Jane Anson, Ronald de Groot and others rate Bordeaux 2018?
Bordeaux Futures Primeurs Tasting Notes
Bordoverview helps you find your Bordeaux 2018 futures from all major Médoc, Graves, Saint-Emilion and Pomerol châteaux.

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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.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (WA)
American wine critic publishing on, starting with the Bordeaux 2017 vintage. She rates the wines on a scale from 75 to 100. An asterisk (*) means that it is the best wine from the château that was ever tasted as a barrel sample. Not all wines are (already) rated.
Jancis Robinson (JR)
English wine critic publishing on her website, wines are also often rated by Julia Harding. Wines are rated on a scale from 10 to 20. 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.
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.
Perswijn (PW)
Dutch wine magazine. Wines are tasted by Ronald de Groot and are given 1 to 5 stars. Not all wines are (already) rated.
Chris Kissack (CK)
English wine critic, publishing on Winedoctor. He rates the wines on a scale from 75 to 100. 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 (–).
Latour2018Pauillac1st GCC6798-100·1896···98-10098·597-99··
Léoville-Las-Cases (buy)2018St-Julien2nd GCC9798-100·18.595···98-1009819.5598-100€ 252+25%
la Mission Haut-Brion (buy)2018Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.2198-100·17.5+91···97-999719594-96€ 353+5%
Lafite-Rothschild (buy)2018Pauillac1st GCC10398-100·1997···98-1009919.5595-97€ 679+16%
Cos d'Estournel (buy)2018St-Estèphe2nd GCC6497-100·17.596···98-1009719.25598-100€ 202+33%
Margaux (buy)2018Margaux1st GCC8197-100·18.594···97-999819.7596-98€ 579+19%
Rauzan-Ségla (buy)2018Margaux2nd GCC5197-99+·16.5+92···97-999719··€ 102+36%
Haut-Brion (buy)2018Pessac-Léognan1st GCC4397-99+·1892···98-1009819.595-97€ 579+19%
Mouton-Rothschild (buy)2018Pauillac1st GCC8397-99+·1894···98-1009919.75597-99€ 579+19%
Smith Haut Lafitte (buy)2018Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.4597-99+·1791···97-999818.596-98€ 112+18%
Pontet-Canet (buy)2018Pauillac5th GCC8097-99·16.596···97-999619.594-96€ 119+5%
Pichon-Longueville Baron (buy)2018Pauillac2nd GCC5097-99·1893···97-999719.5597-99€ 161+18%
Pichon-Longueville Comtesse (buy)2018Pauillac2nd GCC8597-99·17.592···98-1009919.25596-98€ 186+46%
Ducru-Beaucaillou (buy)2018St-Julien2nd GCC5597-99·17+91···98-100971998-100€ 196+16%
Palmer (buy)2018Margaux3rd GCC5297-99·18.594···98-1009919.75595-97€ 336+25%
Haut-Bailly (buy)2018Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.3296-98+·17.5····96-989818.5·94-96€ 119+17%
Pape Clément (buy)2018Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.3096-98·16.591···96-9895·95-97€ 94+8%
Calon-Ségur (buy)2018St-Estèphe3rd GCC7496-98·1895···97-999618.25496-98€ 102+20%
Lynch Bages (buy)2018Pauillac5th GCC9496-98·1793···96-989718.594-96€ 127+20%
Montrose (buy)2018St-Estèphe2nd GCC6896-98·18+93···98-1009719597-99€ 177+30%

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