Download Terms & Conditions.
The Campaign
2021 Bordeaux En Primeur
Everyone loves a soundbite but 2021 resists easy descriptions and refuses to fit into convenient off-the-peg vintage categories. What can we expect from the successful 2021s?

  • Pure and vivid fruit that is delicate but without any lack of intensity or ripeness and held in high definition by its acidity.
  • Modest alcohol levels recalling the wines of the 1980s – 13.5% is the exception and many great wines do not break 13%.
  • Structure that matches 2018/19/20 in terms of analysis – IPT tannins levels, etc – despite the wines feeling lighter, more supple and having less alcohol.
  • Truly outstanding dry whites, possibly the finest examples we’ve ever tasted en primeur.
  • High degrees of minerality, expressed as a tangy and refreshing salinity in both reds and whites.
“The top properties turned out gorgeous, classically built wines that will absolutely thrill readers who appreciate freshness and energy. Restrained alcohols and mid-weight structures will remind readers of Bordeaux pre-2000s. The best wines offer a striking combination of old-school classicism with modern-day precision”
- Antonio Galloni
“What is clear is that, were the 2021s transposed to the decade of the 1990s, they would be considered the product of a superb vintage.”
- William Kelley
If you'd like to know more, please read on and please do register your interest and we'll happily contact you.
Register My Interest In 2021 Bordeaux En Primeur
View 2021 Bordeaux En Primeur Wines
Read The Vintage Report
Ordering En Primeur 2021 Bordeaux
How to order? - it’s good to talk
Wine is complicated enough and en primeur has more than enough potential for confusion, so our aim is to make ordering the new vintage as simple as possible.
Before the releases
During the releases
Bordeaux is the world’s largest fine wine region with individual chateaux bottling huge quantities each year. Chateau Pontet Canet alone can produce some 20,000 cases of its grand vin - nigh-on a quarter of a million bottles! In the vast majority of cases there is plenty of wine to go around but there will also be certain small-scale or in-demand estates that need to be allocated each year. In addition, 2021 yielded slightly less wine than an average year.
Where wines need to be allocated we seek to do this as transparently, fairly and quickly as possible. There are no hard and fast rules to this process but, in simple terms, we will seek to acknowledge our best customers support of Vinum with allocations of the most sought-after wines.
As ever, the best way to negotiate this process is to have a conversation with your account manager if you would like to buy wines that are likely to be allocated – 1st growths, top right bank wines and anything receiving potentially outstanding scores from the critics being the usual suspects for allocation. Sometimes we might need to delay confirming allocations whilst we work to acquire sufficient stock to fulfil demand. In these situations we will endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible and your account manager will be able to update you as necessary.
In summary, as the old ad went, It’s good to talk. If 2021 en primeur is on your radar, please get in touch and let us know. We’ll be pleased to keep you updated throughout the campaign, supplying as much information as you need via whichever communications channel you prefer – Skype, WhatsApp, WeChat and others are all possible in addition to conventional E-mail and even the telephone.
We look forward to hearing from you.