En Primeur 2011 – 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 2011 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 may end up cramming a few more tastings in here and there and 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.

Monday 2nd April

Chateau Palmer

Chateau Lafite

Chateau Montrose

Chateau Calon Segur

Chateau Cos d’Estournel

Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou

Chateau Pontet Canet

Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste

Chateau Pichon Baron

Chateau Latour

Chateau Pichon Comtesse

Tuesday 3rd April

Chateau Beauregard (Pomerol)

Chateau La Fleur de Bouard (Angelus)

Vieux Chateau Certain

Chateau Soutard (Saint Emilion)

Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou

Chateau Lagrange (Saint Julien, Pauillac and Saint Estephe)

Chateau Leoville Les Cases

Wednesday 4th April

Chateau Haut Brion

Chateau de Fieuzal (Graves, Pessac Leognan)

Chateau Marquis de Terme (Margaux)

Cercle de Rive Droite – Hotel Barrail Saint Emilion.

Chateau Kirwan (Sauternes, Barsac)

Chateau de Camensac (Moulis, Listrac, Haut Medoc, Medoc)

Chateau Lagrange (Saint.Julien, Pauillac and Saint Estephe)

Chateau Gruaud Larose (Cocktail Dinner)

Thursday 5th April

Chateau Margaux

Chateau Marquis de Terme (Margaux)

Chateau Latour

Chateau d’Arsac (Cru Bourgeois du Medoc)

Friday 6th April

Chateau La Fleur Morange

Leave a Comment