Bordeaux Futures Primeurs Tasting Notes

Bordeaux chateaux size near 90 hectares
Bordeaux 2022 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.
Jancis Robinson (JR)
English wine critic publishing on her website, wines are also often rated by team members like Julia Harding MW and James Lawther MW. 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.
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.
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 (–).
Baron de Brane (buy)2022Margaux2nd wine9089-91·16.590···91-93··92···88-90€ 27+8%
Brane-Cantenac (buy)2022Margaux2nd GCC9095-97·1793···96-9898·98···94-96€ 85+27%
Citran2022Haut-MédocCB90··16·······90·15½·90-92€ 20+5%
Phélan-Ségur (buy)2022St-EstèpheCB8991-93·17····94-9695·95···92-94€ 54+20%
Cantemerle2022Haut-Médoc5th GCC8792-94·16.5+91···92-9494·93·16½·92-94€ 31+15%
Echo de Lynch Bages2022Pauillac2nd wine9489-91··91···90-9293·92···90-92€ 47+18%
Lynch Bages (buy)2022Pauillac5th GCC9493-96·1895···96-9897·97···95-97€ 149+17%
Pichon-Longueville Comtesse (buy)2022Pauillac2nd GCC8597-99·17.5+····98-10098·98···97-100€ 243+29%
Réserve de la Comtesse (buy)2022Pauillac2nd wine8591-93·············91-93€ 52+8%
Lascombes2022Margaux2nd GCC8486-89?·16.591···92-9493·93·17·92-94€ 89+27%
Mouton-Rothschild (buy)2022Pauillac1st GCC8396-99·1998···98-10099·98·19½·97-99€ 735+23%
le Petit Mouton de Mouton-Rothschild (buy)2022Pauillac2nd wine8392-94·17+····95-96··95···91-93€ 257+7%
Clos du Marquis (buy)2022St-Julien·9793-95+·16.593···93-95··92···93-95€ 86+43%
Léoville-Las-Cases (buy)2022St-Julien2nd GCC9798-100·18+97···98-10099·97···97-100€ 328+36%
le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases (buy)2022St-Julien2nd wine97··16.5····91-9394·92···90-92€ 78·
Gruaud-Larose (buy)2022St-Julien2nd GCC8294-96+·17.594···95-9797·96·17½·93-95€ 99+11%
Margaux (buy)2022Margaux1st GCC8196-97+·17.5+98···98-10098·98-100·19½·95-97€ 729+22%
Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux (buy)2022Margaux2nd wine8192-94·16.5····95-9594·94···91-93€ 212·
Giscours (buy)2022Margaux3rd GCC8094-96+·16.5+93···95-9796·95·16·94-96€ 72+22%
la Lagune (buy)2022Haut-Médoc3rd GCC8093-95·1792···93-9594·94·16½·92-94€ 50+28%
Léoville-Poyferré (buy)2022St-Julien2nd GCC8094-96·17.5+94···97-9996·96···96-98€ 119+17%
Pontet-Canet (buy)2022Pauillac5th GCC80··17.595···96-9895·94···92-94€ 128+22%
la Sirène de Giscours2022Margaux2nd wine80·················
Talbot (buy)2022St-Julien4th GCC10293-95·1792···93-9595·94·16½·93-95€ 69+23%
Carruades de Lafite (buy)2022Pauillac2nd wine10391-93·1792···93-95··93···91-93€ 262+12%
Lafite-Rothschild (buy)2022Pauillac1st GCC10395-97+·18.597···98-10098·97·19·95-97€ 841+23%
Coufran2022Haut-MédocCB75··16+····89-91··90·15½·86-88€ 18+13%
Beaumont2022Haut-MédocCB10585-87·15.5····89-91··92·16·90-92€ 15+15%
Beychevelle (buy)2022St-Julien4th GCC7492-94·17.595···96-9895·93·17·92-94€ 97+15%
Calon-Ségur (buy)2022St-Estèphe3rd GCC7496-98·17.596···97-9996·94···95-97€ 144+24%
le Marquis de Calon Segur (buy)2022St-Estèphe2nd wine7491-93·16.592···92-94······90-92€ 35·
la Tour de By2022MédocCB7488-90·16.5····89-9193·90···89-91··
Chasse-Spleen (buy)2022MoulisCB10790-92+·16.5+····89-9193·93···91-93€ 35+9%
Sociando-Mallet (buy)2022Haut-Médoc·7292-94······93-95··94····€ 40+21%
Duhart-Milon (buy)2022Pauillac4th GCC7191-93·1791···94-9694·94···90-92€ 88+11%
la Dame de Montrose (buy)2022St-Estèphe2nd wine6892-94·16.592···93-95··92···90-92€ 44+13%
Maucaillou2022MoulisCB6887-89+·16.5····89-91··93·15·88-90€ 27+13%
Montrose (buy)2022St-Estèphe2nd GCC6899-100·18+96···98-10097·97·19½·97-100€ 204+27%
Prieuré-Lichine2022Margaux4th GCC6891-93·16.592···94-9693·93···91-93€ 44+19%
les Forts de Latour2022Pauillac2nd wine6792-94······94-9694·94···92-94··
Latour2022Pauillac1st GCC6797-100··97···99-10098·98-100···97-100··
Pauillac de Latour2022Pauillac3rd wine6789-91··90···92-94··91···90-92··
Potensac (buy)2022MédocCB6789-91·16.591···92-9493·93···90-92€ 30+20%
Lagrange (buy)2022St-Julien3rd GCC11394-96+·17.590····96·96·17·93-95€ 57+16%
de Camensac2022Haut-Médoc5th GCC65··16····90-92··92·16·91-93€ 31+7%
Cos d'Estournel (buy)2022St-Estèphe2nd GCC6493-95·18····98-10097·97···96-98€ 263+29%
les Pagodes de Cos (buy)2022St-Estèphe2nd wine6489-91·16.5····93-9594·93···89-91€ 55+22%
Cambon la Pelouse2022Haut-MédocCB63·······90-92··92·16··€ 18+6%
Belgrave2022Haut-Médoc5th GCC60··16.590···92-9495·93·16·91-93€ 29·
Lamothe Bergeron2022Haut-MédocCB60···90···91-9293·92···90-92··
Verdignan2022Haut-MédocCB60··········92····€ 17+6%
Haut-Marbuzet2022St-EstèpheCB5892-94······94-9693·93···91-93€ 45+7%
Batailley2022Pauillac5th GCC5791-93·17+94···95-9797·96·16½·92-94€ 43+8%
Lynch-Moussas2022Pauillac5th GCC5787-89·16.592···92-9495·94···89-91€ 41+17%
la Garde2022Pessac-Léognan·5690-92·······93·92·15½··€ 20·
la Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou (buy)2022St-Julien2nd wine5590-92·16++92···93-95··93···91-93€ 52·
Ducru-Beaucaillou (buy)2022St-Julien2nd GCC5594-96·17.5+96···98-10097·98···95-97··
Grand-Puy-Lacoste (buy)2022Pauillac5th GCC5595-97·17+93···95-9796·96···94-96€ 84+17%
Lacoste Borie (buy)2022Pauillac2nd wine5590-92·16+····89-9193·92···86-88€ 29+4%
Poujeaux (buy)2022MoulisCB5588-90·16.5····91-93··94·16·90-92€ 29+7%
Alter Ego de Palmer (buy)2022Margaux2nd wine5291-93·1791···93-95··92···90-92€ 94+19%
Branaire Ducru (buy)2022St-Julien4th GCC5295-97·16+91···96-9897·96···93-95€ 57+27%
Palmer (buy)2022Margaux3rd GCC5295-97·1896···97-9997·96···94-96€ 418+23%
Meyney (buy)2022St-EstèpheCB5191-93+·17+92···92-94··95·16½·92-94€ 33·
Rauzan-Ségla (buy)2022Margaux2nd GCC5196-97·18+96···96-9897·97···95-97€ 119+40%
d'Armailhac (buy)2022Pauillac5th GCC5092-94·17····93-9595·94···91-93€ 57+21%
les Griffons de Pichon Baron2022Pauillac2nd wine5090-92·16.0892···93-95··92···91-93€ 46·
Les Tourelles de Longueville2022Pauillac2nd wine5089-91·16+····89-91··88······
Pichon-Longueville Baron (buy)2022Pauillac2nd GCC5095-97·17.5····97-99··94···94-96€ 190+22%
du Tertre (buy)2022Margaux5th GCC5092-94+·1692···92-9493·92·16·90-92€ 44+10%
la Tour-Carnet2022Haut-Médoc4th GCC4888-90·16.5····91-93··92·16½·92-94€ 330%
Carbonnieux2022Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.4792-94·1691···91-9393·93·16·91-93€ 37+16%
Fourcas-Hosten2022Listrac-MédocCB47··16+·······93·15·89-91€ 23+15%
Léoville-Barton (buy)2022St-Julien2nd GCC4796-97+·16.5+94···96-9896·96···96-98€ 91+14%
Fourcas-Dupré2022Listrac-MédocCB4686-87+?·16.589···90-92··92···89-91€ 17+13%
Caronne Ste Gemme2022Haut-MédocCB45·················
Dauzac2022Margaux5th GCC45··15.591···92-9494···16½·91-93€ 52+11%
Lanessan2022Haut-MédocCB45·······91-93··92·15·89-91€ 18+13%
Larrivet-Haut-Brion2022Pessac-Léognan·4592-94·16····93-9594·94···92-94€ 37–5%
Lilian Ladouys2022St-EstèpheCB4588-90·1692···91-9393·93·16½·91-93€ 21+11%
Smith Haut Lafitte (buy)2022Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.4594-95·1896···98-10097·····97-100€ 161+25%
Gloria (buy)2022St-Julien·4491-93·17····93-9593·92·16·90-92€ 45+15%
le Clarence de Haut-Brion (buy)2022Pessac-Léognan2nd wine4391-93+·16.592···93-95··92···90-92€ 187+21%
du Glana2022St-Julien·43·······90-92··92·15·86-88€ 27·
Haut-Brion (buy)2022Pessac-Léognan1st GCC4395-97·1897···98-10096·96···97-100€ 729+23%
la Tour de Mons2022MargauxCB43·······91-93··92····€ 24+9%
Cantenac-Brown2022Margaux3rd GCC4294-96·16.593···94-9696·95·17·92-94€ 58+16%
Capbern (buy)2022St-EstèpheCB4190-92·16+····92-94··91·15½·90-92€ 29+16%
Malartic-Lagravière2022Pessac-LéognanCC Grav.4191-93·16.5+93···94-9696·96···93-95€ 49+17%
Grand-Puy-Ducasse2022Pauillac5th GCC4089-92·16.5++91···92-9494·93···92-94€ 43+23%
Lafon-Rochet (buy)2022St-Estèphe4th GCC4090-92·16.5+92···94-9695·94···91-93€ 49+32%
Rollan de By2022MédocCB40·······89-91··92······

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