Bordeaux 2016 Wishlist

As we await the release of the wines, along with their all-important prices, below we present our pick of the 2016 Bordeaux crop and invite you to create your own wishlist of wines that you are interested in purchasing if the release price is right. Here you will find recommendations chosen by our team who spent the first week of April tasting their way around the communes of this great wine region.

Please note that all cases and price estimates are listed in traditional case sizes and formats – 12 x 75cl bottles. Prices are estimates and will be confirmed with you on the day of release.

 

If you are interested in other wines or alternative cases sizes and formats such as magnums or double magnums, please get in touch with your account manager or let us know by completing the notes section when you send us your wish list.


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Image of wine Acte 8, Bordeaux Superieur

2016 Acte 8, Bordeaux Superieur

Guinaudeau, Bordeaux, France

Case 12 x 75cl

Price estimate: Allocation Only
Score: 17

Drinking dates: 2019-2030

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Image of wine Alter Ego, Margaux

2016 Alter Ego, Margaux

Château Palmer, Bordeaux, France

Case 12 x 75cl

Price estimate: £515-£645
Score: 17

Drinking dates: 2021-2036

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Image of wine Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac

2016 Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac

Château Lafite, Bordeaux, France

Case 12 x 75cl

Price estimate: £1,400-1,750
Score: 17

Drinking dates: 2024-2036

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Image of wine Château Ausone, 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion

2016 Château Ausone, 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion

Château Ausone, Bordeaux, France

Case 12 x 75cl

Price estimate: £6,300-£7,800
Dark and viscous. Tension between light and dark fruit draws you in, inviting you to taste. A bit of plum...
and wild, funky raspberry. Silky and supple this glides across the palate draping pretty flowers and a mineral freshness across your tongue. There is a pitch and tone here which just sings. Delicately spun with effortless grace. Stunning score: 18.5
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Drinking dates: 2025-2060

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Image of wine Château Batailley, 5ème Cru Pauillac

2016 Château Batailley, 5ème Cru Pauillac

Château Batailley, Bordeaux, France

Case 12 x 75cl

Price estimate: £380-£470
Peppery opening with a slight herbal tinge (pleasantly so). There is balance here with and graceful texture. Well delineated fruit...
is quite joyous in its profile – energetic and generous. Impeccable balance. Nothing out of kilter, instead everything is finely tuned and the chorus of fruit all sings at the same volume. Very classic. A purist's wine. Score: 16.5
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Drinking dates: 2025-2043

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Image of wine Château Beychevelle, 4ème Cru St Julien

2016 Château Beychevelle, 4ème Cru St Julien

Château Beychevelle, Bordeaux, France

Case 12 x 75cl

Price estimate: £590-£735
Bursting, vivacious wild raspberry, dark cherry, subtle plum and cool inflected mineral blueberries suffuse on the nose with aplomb and...
considerable charisma. Seriously charming. Dark fruit melds perfectly with red tones. Pinpoint violets. Purple mineral, rocks and very pale blue fruit ambles alongside. The balance between crisp acidity and minerality may well be perfect, flawless. Graphite and pencil shavings just add extra layers to this. An effortless textural finesse means the wine glides across the tongue. Cool blueberry is exceptionally refreshing and cleansing. This captivating wine wears a relaxed confidence in its seemingly care free ascension to mesmeric brilliance. Bravo! Score: 17.5
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Drinking dates: 2025-2050

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Image of wine Château Calon Ségur, 3ème Cru St Estèphe

2016 Château Calon Ségur, 3ème Cru St Estèphe

Château Calon Segur, Bordeaux, France

Case 12 x 75cl

Price estimate: £620-£775
Warmth of dark berry fruit and a salty freshness is present on the nose, with crimson and raspberry fruit. Serious...
nose infused with elegance and subdued power. Supremely pretty. Layers unfurl with Morello cherry and damp spice. Cinnamon and clove. Damson and plum. Leather and tobacco. Lovely. A suggestion of savoury notes adds intrigue. Tannins build gradually and are so enjoyable but really quite burly on the finish. Offset by shimmering acidity and a crunch of slightly moody perfectly formed fruit. So keen. So vibrant. So moreish. Calon has really elevated itself to a new level this year and is in with a shout of being the glory of St-Estéphe. Score: 18.5
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Drinking dates: 2028-2055

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Image of wine Château Canon, 1er Grand Cru St Emilion

2016 Château Canon, 1er Grand Cru St Emilion

Château Canon, Bordeaux, France

Case 12 x 75cl

Price estimate: £700-£875
Immediacy of high toned fruit is pleasingly evident. Silken and velveteen, this really is very plush and beautiful. It possesses...
a power and stature which seem to meld seamlessly with a great deal of grace resulting in a wine of considerable aplomb and elegance. Heady blue tinged, but predominantly purple, mineral fruit is simultaneously sassy and classy. Far from shy but not brash either. Gorgeous. Superb tension makes this really exciting - bringing seemingly disparate components together harmoniously. A triumph. Score: 17.5
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Drinking dates: 2025-2060

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Image of wine Château Cantenac Brown, 3ème Cru Margaux

2016 Château Cantenac Brown, 3ème Cru Margaux

Château Cantenac Brown, Bordeaux, France

Case 12 x 75cl

Price estimate: £400-£500
Pretty warmth of focused, perfumed, fruit: blackcurrant, sweet spice, and briary, crunchy fruit. Quite bright with a funky prickle beneath....
This is quite classic with well-rounded savoury tannins. Really nicely balanced with some charm and personality. Score: 17
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Drinking dates: 2023-2035

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Image of wine Château Capbern, Saint-Estèphe

2016 Château Capbern, Saint-Estèphe

Château Calon Segur, Bordeaux, France

Case 12 x 75cl

Price estimate: £155-£185
Score: 16.5

Drinking dates: 2024-2032

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2016 Château Cheval Blanc, 1er Gr Cru Classé St Emilion

Château Cheval Blanc, Bordeaux, France

Case 12 x 75cl

Price estimate: £6,270-£7,800
A perfume of red berries and currants meshes with deeper floral undertones. Lovely violets and forest floor continue on the...
nose with rich cassis and amazing lithe tannins. This white horse possesses a regal sense of silken weight. Weighty and weightless, with prodigious length and purity of fruit. Just lingers on and on unravelling into filigree flavours. Understandably it is a bit reluctant now but it is beautiful. A real thrill. So complex. Such clarity, composure and refinement. Score: 18.5
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Drinking dates: 2025-2065

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2016 Château Clinet, Pomerol

Château Clinet, Bordeaux, France

Case 12 x 75cl

Price estimate: £700-£875
The wine has an alluring perfume on the nose, which is full of ripe blueberry and redcurrant fruit. Progressing to...
the palate it wears a dark cloak of damson and blackcurrant fruit. This sets the tone with plenty of dense and concentrated fruit, liquorice and blackberries. The finish is accompanied by an attractive smoky profile, suggesting deft use of oak. Score: 17
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Drinking dates: 2023-2028

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