2021 Bordeaux is not an easy vintage to handicap. I spent 3 weeks tasting over 700 wines to find the gems of the vintage. If you are a fan of classic Bordeaux, like lower alcohol wines, and enjoy more crisp red fruits with savory touches, you are going to like a lot of these wines.
2021 Sweet white Bordeaux wines are simply, just great! Complex, racy, sweet, and unctuous with crisp, fresh, honey-drenched fruits. But you need to act quickly, as very little wine was made as production was down by 70% or more this year.
2021 White Bordeaux Wines rock! They are extraordinary capturing the essence of the vineyards with purity, precision, crisp, bright, zesty fruits, complex aromatics, and all the vibrancy and character you could ever hope for. If you are a fan of Bordeaux Blanc, these are the best wines in years. Don’t miss out as very little wine was made this year.
Whether you are seeking unique wines from experimental chateaux thinking outside the box, value wines, or interesting white wine blends, you can often find all of those wines in this article focusing on the best 2021 generic AOC Bordeaux wines of the vintage.
Savvy consumers seeking values from Right Bank, Merlot-based should become familiar with the Saint Emilion Satellite appellations. 2021 Lussac, 2021 Montagne, 2021 Puisseguin, and 2021 St. Georges all offer some very nice wines, but you do need to be choosy with 2021.
2021 Bordeaux Superieur wines can offer some of the best values in the entire Bordeaux appellation. Even though the year was more than difficult for growers, especially with a preponderance of Merlot, and low yields, there are some fine wines worth looking at.
2021 Cotes de Bordeaux endured a difficult growing season with devastating frosts, downy mildew attacks, and rainy weather until the vintage was saved by the Indian Summer. Production was down, but the wines from these appellations ended up quite good, stylish and well-priced.