Bordeaux Futures Primeurs Tasting Notes

Classification 2nd wine
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.
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.
William Kelley, Wine Advocate (WA)
English wine critic, living in France and California, publishing on, 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.
Neal Martin (NM)
English wine critic, formerly contributing to Wine-Journal on, and since the 2017 vintage to Vinous. He rates the wines on a scale from 75 to 100. 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 (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.
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 (–).
Alter Ego de Palmer (buy)2023Margaux2nd wine5292-9492-94·92···92-94·········
Baron de Brane (buy)2023Margaux2nd wine9089-9189-91·91······92····€ 25–7%
Blason d'Issan (buy)2023Margaux2nd wine3088-8985-87·····89-91··92····€ 24–11%
Blason de l'Evangile2023Pomerol2nd wine1489-9189-91·····90-92··91····€ 53–16%
le Carillon d'Angélus (buy)2023St-Emilion GC2nd wine23···············€ 94–27%
Carruades de Lafite (buy)2023Pauillac2nd wine10391-9391-93·93···92-94··94····€ 212–19%
Chapelle d'Ausone (buy)2023St-Emilion GC2nd wine791-9390-92·····93-95··93····€ 170–17%
la Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion (buy)2023Pessac-Léognan2nd wine21···92···91-93··93····€ 61–35%
le Clarence de Haut-Brion (buy)2023Pessac-Léognan2nd wine43···91···92-94··94····€ 140–25%
la Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou (buy)2023St-Julien2nd wine55···92······93····€ 43–17%
la Dame de Montrose (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd wine68···91···91-93·········
Duo de Conseillante2023Pomerol2nd wine12·················
Echo de Lynch Bages2023Pauillac2nd wine9489-9088-90·91···89-91··92····€ 37–21%
les Forts de Latour2023Pauillac2nd wine67·······94-96··93······
les Griffons de Pichon Baron2023Pauillac2nd wine50···92···92-94·········
Lacoste Borie (buy)2023Pauillac2nd wine5590-9288-90·90···89-91··91····€ 27–7%
Les Pensées de Lafleur2023Pomerol2nd wine4···92······93······
Les Tourelles de Longueville2023Pauillac2nd wine50·······90-92·········
le Marquis de Calon Segur (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd wine74···93···91-93··90······
les Pagodes de Cos (buy)2023St-Estèphe2nd wine64·······92-94·······€ 45–18%
Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux (buy)2023Margaux2nd wine81·······92-94··93······
le Petit Cheval (buy)2023St-Emilion GC2nd wine35·······93-95··93····€ 170·
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%
la Petite Eglise (buy)2023Pomerol2nd wine5·······92-94··93······
Réserve de la Comtesse (buy)2023Pauillac2nd wine85···92·············
la Sirène de Giscours2023Margaux2nd wine80·······89-91·········
Virginie de Valandraud (buy)2023St-Emilion GC2nd wine12···92······91····€ 35–13%

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