Bordeaux 2021 – left-bank reds

Sign to primeurs tasting April 2022 at Baron Philippe de Rothschild estate

Directions to the new cellar at Ch d'Armailhac (Ch Mouton Rothschild in the background). Right-bank tasting notes scheduled for Monday. See also Bordeaux 2021 – a guide.

James writes Following the hot, ‘solar’ years of the last decade, it’s back to bordeaux of a more classic breed in 2021. The battle for ripeness raged throughout the year, the growers confronted by frost, downy mildew, a lack of summer sunshine and excess rain resulting in a demanding year with mixed results and overall less ripeness than we have become accustomed to. In the end patience and an Indian summer provided...