Bordeaux 2021 – right-bank reds

Direction sign for 2021 primeurs tasting at Ch Troplong Mondot in April 2022

Above, James Lawther MW is pointed in the right direction at Ch Troplong Mondot. See also Bordeaux 2021 – a guide.

James writes Clearly the right bank, with Merlot the base of everything, had a harder time than the left bank in 2021. Frost, downy mildew and coulure reduced yields considerably and had an impact on quality. But there was some positive news. The Pomerol plateau is one of the bright spots of the vintage, yields and quality generally sound. St-Émilion is more complicated but there are individual châteaux that escaped the climatic devastation and produced attractive wines...