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Pauillac 2021 in bottle: Overview plus top-scoring wines

See tasting notes and scores for the top-performing Pauillac wines from the difficult 2021 vintage in Bordeaux now that they have been bottled.

A tale of two halves here in 2021 with some spectacular wines produced, but also winemakers having to contend with a barrage of problems.

Merlot in general suffered from frost and mildew, and rains in mid- and late-September meant some estates harvested quickly and before full phenolic ripeness.

Those who managed the stresses of the year well and waited until October to harvest, went on to produce some stellar Cabernet- dominant blends – many above 90% Cabernet – albeit with low yields, some at 15hl/ha.


Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for the top Pauillac 2021 in-bottle wines



BORDEAUX 2021 IN BOTTLE SCORE TABLE: Top-scoring 133 wines with 93 points or above

Individual appellation analysis and top-scoring wines

St-Estèphe 2021 | Margaux 2021 | St-Julien 2021| Pomerol 2021 | Pessac & Graves 2021 | St-Emilion 2021 |  


See tasting notes and scores for the top Pauillac 2021 in-bottle wines


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