Bordeaux Futures Primeurs Tasting Notes

Classification 1st GCC
Bordeaux 2021 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.
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.
Jane Anson (JA)
English wine journalist writing for Decanter Magazine and publishing on her website New Bordeaux. She rates the wines on a scale from 75 to 100. For example 92-94 means "ranging from 92 to 94". Sometimes Anson adds a plus (+) to her rating. 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 (–).
Climens2021Sauternes1st GCC29·················
Clos Haut-Peyraguey2021Sauternes1st GCC12··17.5·······93····€ 35–5%
Coutet (buy)2021Sauternes1st GCC38··17+·······95······
Guiraud (buy)2021Sauternes1st GCC100·················
Haut-Brion (buy)2021Pessac-Léognan1st GCC43··18·······95······
Lafaurie-Peyraguey2021Sauternes1st GCC41··17.5·······94······
Lafite-Rothschild (buy)2021Pauillac1st GCC103··17.5++·······97······
Latour2021Pauillac1st GCC67··········96······
Margaux (buy)2021Margaux1st GCC81··17.5·······95······
Mouton-Rothschild (buy)2021Pauillac1st GCC83··17.5+·······95······
Rabaud-Promis2021Sauternes1st GCC31·················
de Rayne-Vigneau2021Sauternes1st GCC79··17·······93····€ 47+4%
Rieussec2021Sauternes1st GCC90·················
Sigalas-Rabaud (demi)2021Sauternes1st GCC14··17.5·······96····€ 26·
Suduiraut (buy)2021Sauternes1st GCC92··18+·······96······
la Tour-Blanche (buy)2021Sauternes1st GCC65··17.5+·······90····€ 48+14%

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