Bordeaux 2023 En Primeur:

Given St Emilion's size and terroir variety here, it’s no great surprise to say there was a degree of inconsistency with the wines tasted. But, the best-performing properties really did shine. Château Canon is vying with VCC and La Conseillante in Pomerol for my favourite wine tasted on the right back. It was beautifully polished and refined. Château Beausejour was in fine form now under the care of Joséphine Duffau-Lagarrosse, showing that higher yields do not need to sacrifice concentration. In my view, Château Figeac had a far improved showing compared to 2022, and Château Belair Monange, in their new winery, showed a new, polished style compared to 10 years ago.

Château Bellefont Belcier should offer excellent value, and Laroque continues to flourish with the recent changes paying dividends. Château Peymouton still offers excellent value, though again I marginally preferred their 2022.

Bordeaux 2023 En Primeur: <br>St-Emilion
NameAOCScores Case formatPrice Availability
Clos FourtetSt-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé94-96 RP, 94-96 AG 6x75cl £420.00
Château PeymoutonSt-Emilion Grand Cru88-90 RP, 85-87 NM 6x75cl £72.00
Château La ClotteSt-Emilion96 JA, 93-95 NM 6x75cl £366.00
Château de FonbelSt-Emilion Grand Cru89-91 RP, 88-90 NM 6x75cl £79.00
Château Cheval BlancSt-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé98-100 RP, 98-99 JS 3x75cl £1,170.00
Château Canon-la-GaffelièreSt-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé96-97 JS, 95-97 LPB 6x75cl £301.00
Château Bélair-MonangeSt-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé94-96 RP, 95-97 NM 6x75cl £590.00
Château AusoneSt-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé98-100 LPB, 96-98 NM 6x75cl £2,640.00
Château AngélusSt-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé95-96 RP, 94-96 NM 6x75cl £1,560.00

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