Bordeaux 2021 | Where quality meets affordability

We’ve selected a range of our favourite Bordeaux estates, providing excellent typicity for their respective terroir. From the graphite notes and grainy tannins of St Estephe, to the hedonistic succulent fruit of St Emilion, these are wines you can comfortably lay down for many years to come. We’ve chosen these wines because of their brilliant performance in 2021, delivering far more than their price tags might suggest. 

2021 Ch Clerc Milon 5ème Cru Pauillac - 6x75cl

  • Red
  • 2028 - 2045
  • Château Clerc Milon
  • 6x75cl
  • Pauillac, Red Bordeaux
  • En Primeur
Pricing
£342.00 In Bond
  • Goedhuis, April 2022, Score: 93-95

    This wine has the highest proportion of Merlot of all the Baron Philippe de Rothschild estates at 28%, with 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Carmenère and Petit Verdot. Tasted on three different occasions and it never failed to excite. Damson and boysenberry scent, full of bold confidence, it has a sensationally appealing degree of volume and richness. The cedar and graphite on the finish show off true Pauillac authenticity.

  • Neal Martin, April 2022, Score: 90-92

    The 2021 Clerc Milon, aged in 55% new oak, contains a little more Cabernet Franc than usual. It has a slightly savory nose displaying moderate vigor and black fruit infused with touches of brown spice. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, and quite broad and fleshy. The plush finish makes me think this will drink well in its youth. Fine, though I lean toward the d'Armailhac this year. 13% alcohol. Drink 2027 - 2039

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2022, Score: 92-94

    The 2021 Clerc Milon is gorgeous. Beams of tannin lend energy and direction to an alluring Clerc Milon that marries fruit density with a classic sense of structure that is quite appealing. Drink 2029-2041

  • Wine Advocate, April 2022, Score: 92-94

    The 2021 Clerc Milon is a success, bursting with aromas of blackberries, cassis and plums mingled with violets, tobacco leaf and nicely integrated new oak. Medium to full-bodied, layered and seamless, it's deep, fleshy and complete, with a rich core of succulent fruit, beautifully polished tannins and a long, sapid finish, it's a compelling, characterful wine that transcends the vintage.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2022, Score: 18

    There is no break in the action when you taste this wine, and I felt I had to type at double-speed to get all of the information down because this is a first-class Clerc Milon. Super-attractive from start to finish, the nose, palate and finish are in perfect harmony, and there is generosity and gregariousness about this wine that puts a smile on your face. After the stunning fruit intensity and amazingly forward air, the tannins come in, and the finish is firm and commanding and unlike any Clerc Milon I can remember. The incremental changes made at this property over the last decade are staggering. Is this the most-improved label in the region? It seems that the vineyard, which has been invested in hugely over the last few years, is eternally grateful. In more challenging vintages, like 2021, it works even harder to repay the efforts made by the viticulture team. This is a new high for Clerc Milon with stunning proportions and exceptional class.

  • Wine Cellar Insider, April 2022, Score: 92

    You already find tobacco leaf, espresso, black plum, cigar box, and currants on the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, elegant and polished. There is a fabulous sense of purity, gentleness in the tannins, and a slight, savory-edge in the finish that accompanies all those ripe berries. This is so good now, It is going to be quite easy to enjoy in its youth. The wine blends 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 1.5% Petit Verdot and 1.5% Carmenere, 13% ABV. Drink from 2024-2045.

  • Jane Anson, April 2022, Score: 92

    Sappy, concentrated, powerful, this is a wine that has a lot of power naturally and in a vintage like 2021 (and with higher Cabernet Franc and higher Carmanère than the past few years), it runs the risk of being austere. Certainly you feel a sterner character than over the past few years, but there is flexibility in the tannins, and well-worked blackcurrant and blackberry fruit. Will benefit from fattening up through the mid palate over ageing, because all the elements are here. 55% new oak. 57IPT. 3.73ph. Caroline Artaud technical director as of this vintage. Strong candidate for upscore in bottle.

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2021 Ch Beau-Séjour Bécot 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 6x75cl

  • Red
  • 2026 - 2037
  • Château Beauséjour Bécot
  • 6x75cl
  • St emilion, Red Bordeaux
  • En Primeur
Pricing
£258.00 In Bond
  • Goedhuis, April 2022, Score: 92-94

    It is so exciting to see the new direction of this superb 22-hectare estate, sitting on prime vineyard land on the famed plateau of St Emilion adjoining Ch Canon. Owner and winemaker Juliette Becot, with the support of consultant Thomas Duclos, has ensured the focus today is on delicacy and St Emilion perfume. A blend of 83% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. The scent is of damsons and the palate bursts with lively fresh cherries, bringing an appealing juicy succulence. The tannins have a fine sandy granular texture, leading to a bright and rewarding energetic finish.

  • Neal Martin, April 2022, Score: 91-93

    The 2021 Beau-Séjour-Bécot was picked September 21 to October 15, almost a whole month, with crews working half-days to pick at optimal maturity in each parcel. Yields were 33hL/ha, and the wine matured in 55% new oak, 25% amphora and 20% used barrels for a planned 16 months. Tasted twice; the first sample was a bit bashful, but the bottle poured at the château was much better. It has a mixture of red and black fruit, dried rose petal, bergamot and a touch of chalk. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, a fine level of acidity (pH 3.5) and mineral-laden red fruit. It shows fine transparency and appreciable energy and tension. Drink 2027 - 2050

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2022, Score: 95-97

    The 2021 Beau-Séjour-Bécot is one of the most elegant wines I have ever tasted here. Pliant and deep, with striking depth, the 2021 is outrageously beautiful. All the elements come together so effortlessly. Dark fruit, mocha, spice, licorice and incense all build in the glass. The creamy tannins are impossibly refined for the year, while the finish is eternal. The 2021 is a real stunner. Readers won't want to miss it! Drink 2031-2061

  • Wine Advocate, April 2022, Score: 93-95+

    Aromas of deep berry fruit, dark chocolate, subtle spices and dried flowers introduce the 2021 Beau-Séjour Bécot, a medium to full-bodied, velvety and seamless wine that's lively and layered, with a deep core of fruit, ripe tannins and a long, saline finish. Cropped at 35 hectoliters per hectare, and based on Merlot with some 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon in a supporting role, its quality reflects a growing season of relentless efforts and the impact of extra sorting equipment rented on the eve of harvest.

  • Wine Cellar Insider, April 2022, Score: 94-96

    Flowers, cherries, licorice, leafy herbs, spice, tobacco leaf and dark chocolate create the perfume. On the palate the wine is lush, soft, fresh, clean and most importantly, the wine expresses a gorgeous sense of purity in the red fruits that you sense in the mid-palate, which carries all the way through to the elegant, fresh, vibrant, long, energetic, sensual finish. The wine blends 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.5% ABV. The harvest took place September 21 - October 12. Drink from 2025-2050.

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2021 Ch La Clotte Grand Cru St Emilion - 6x75cl

  • Red
  • 2027 - 2042
  • Château la Clotte
  • 6x75cl
  • St emilion, Red Bordeaux
  • En Primeur
Pricing
£370.00 In Bond
  • Goedhuis, April 2022, Score: 93-95

    This south facing vineyard of just four hectares on the limestone slopes to the south-west of St Emilion escaped the ravages of the frost that hit many of the other Vauthier family vineyards in the lower plains. At just 12.4% alcohol it is one of the lowest of the vintage representing a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. A combination of herbal aromas and wild hedgerow fruits, there is St Emilion grace and elegance here, with a juicy richness and the bitter orange finish giving the wine bite and personality.

  • Neal Martin, April 2022, Score: 90-92

    The 2021 La Clotte was picked October 2 and 6 for the Merlot and Cabernet Franc, respectively, and matured entirely in new oak. It has a well-defined nose of black cherries and light blueberry fruit, floral as usual, though not as decadent as previous vintages (as expected). The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins and good density, though maybe just missing a little amplitude and complexity on the finish at the moment. Fresh, yet you feel it is holding something back. Very correct. Drink 2026 - 2046

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2022, Score: 90-92

    The 2021 La Clotte is an attractive, soft wine. Bright red/purplish fruit, gentle spice, a touch of new oak and mocha come together nicely. The 2021 is a pretty, mid-weight La Clotte that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Franc aromatics, such a signature of this wine, aren't quite apparent. La Clotte does its malo in oak, and there is a bit of cooperage that needs to integrate. Drink 2024-2033

  • Wine Advocate, April 2022, Score: 91-93

    Aromas of sweet berries, cherries and rose petals, framed by nicely integrated new oak, preface the 2021 La Clotte, a medium to full-bodied, supple and charming wine that's beautifully refined and intensely flavored, concluding with a long, saline finish. It's a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc from the Vauthier family of Château Ausone.

  • Matthew Jukes, May 2022, Score: 17

    This is a focused and linear style with a decent amount of juiciness the length of its flavour. Pliable cherry and plum fruit make this a pleasurable wine to taste at this early stage of its life. The oak and tannin elements are honed, smooth and nicely organised, leaving a fresh feel on the back of the palate as opposed to any astringency. This will be a forward La Clotte, but it has enough tension to allow it to evolve for some time, and I imagine that the flavour will grow a touch, too.

  • Wine Cellar Insider, April 2022, Score: 93

    Flowers, black raspberries, cocoa and plum notes open the perfume. Silky, soft and fresh, with an earthy, dark cherry and chocolate core of energetic fruits on the mid-palate and in the vibrant finish. The wine was produced from 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. 12.5% ABV. Drink from 2025-2039.

  • Jane Anson, April 2022, Score: 93

    La Clotte is one to watch over the next decade, a true insider's wine that is blossoming under the Ausone team (owners since 2014). This has gorgeous limestone character, sappy, plump but understated rich red fruit character and with spicy, herbal nuances that reveal themselves as it opens in the glass. Harvest October 2 to 6 (over those two separate days because this is just 4ha of vines). Conversion to organic farming since 2020. Old vines, average age 57 years, Thierry Lezin cellar master.

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Pricing

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