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.


The latest releases


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


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.


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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The numbers


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


The vintage


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


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.


Our definitive guide


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