Bordeaux 2016
en primeur

The wait is over: Bordeaux 2016 en primeur is here. This is a vintage that has been as well received as it was eagerly anticipated. Our teams have been out in the region tasting the wines: you can read all their reports below, but the verdict is that this is an excellent vintage. Quite unique, it offers elegant wines with both freshness and concentration. In a sense it marks a return to the “old school” Claret, but there’s an appealing, modern edge that makes these wines drinkable in their youth – some of the easiest wines we’ve ever tasted en primeur.

All Bordeaux 2016

Browse the full list of wines from Bordeaux’s 2016 vintage en primeur – from Pomerol and Pauillac to Pessac-Léognan.

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The latest releases

Keep up to date with the campaign: here you’ll find only the most recent releases.

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The reds

Elegant, fine wines that have energy and a purity of fruit: the reds have excelled in 2016. Find all the red wines from both Banks here.

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The whites

Both the dry and sweet whites of 2016 bear an energy that echoes that found in the reds, with slightly lower acidity from the hot growing season.

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Read all about it

The numbers

Browse an A to Z of scores for each of the wines here, both ours and those of the critcs.

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The vintage

Find out more about the 2016 vintage, from the weather conditions to the styles of wine produced.

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The story

Read all our coverage of Bordeaux 2016 – with daily reports from our team’s tasting trip, a breakdown of the vintage and our conclusions on the wines produced.

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Our definitive guide

With detailed vintage reports and tasting notes for all the wines, read our guide to Bordeaux 2016 en primeur.

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