Bordeaux 2016
en primeur

Bordeaux’s 2016 vintage was as good as we anticipated. This excellent vintage is unique, offering elegant wines with both freshness and concentration. In a sense it marks a return to “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.

The Bordeaux 2016 campaign is now over; with the region’s 2018 wines now being released 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.