Bordeaux En Primeur 2013 – What I am Tasting, and When

I thought it might be useful for those of you who are interested if I let you know my itinerary for the UGC Tastings for En Primeur 2013 in Bordeaux.

It will give you an idea of what I am tasting and if you want to contact me for my opinions on the wine I’ll be pleased to give you an honest answer.

The En Primeur week is always frantic and I spend a lot of my time criss crossing from one AOC to another to try and fit in as many wines as I can. I’ve never counted how many I have ended up tasting by the end of the week but it runs into hundreds.

I will be keeping my eyes peeled for a few undiscovered gems and I may end up cramming a few more tastings in here and there. I often go back to re-taste certain wines but the itinerary below is correct as of the time of publishing.

If you want to contact me then you can email me at or send me a tweet at @NicksWine.

I will be tasting the following wines plus their second wines as well as wines made by their associated estates:

Monday 31st March:

Chateau Margaux
Chateau Palmer
Chateau Pichon Baron
Chateau Latour
Chateau Pichon Comtesse
Chateau Mouton Rothschild
Chateau Pontet Canet
Chateau Cos d’Estournel
Chateau Montrose
Chateau Calon Segur
Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste
Chateau Ducru Beacaillou
Chateau Leoville Las Cases
Chateau Leoville Poyferre

Tuesday 1st April:

Chateau Haut Brion
Chateau Troplong Mondot
Chateau Cheval Blanc
Vieux Chateau Certan
Chateau Angelus
Château Bellevue
La Fleur de Boüard
Château Daugay
Wines from the estates of Hubert de Boüard (owner of Chateau Angelus)

Remainder of the Week – appellations and chateaux:

Chateau La Dominique – Saint Emilion
Chateau Gazin – Pomerol
Chateau Malartic Lagraviere – Graves and Pessac
Chateau Clarke – Medoc, Haut Medoc, Moulis and Listrac
Chateau Marquis de Terme – Margaux
Chateau Lafon Rochet – Pauillac and Saint Estephe
Chateau Lagrange – Saint Julien
Chateau La Lagune – Sauternes and Barsac
Chateau d’Arsac – Crus Bourgeois

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