Information & scores : 1971 Bordeaux


  • Red 16/20
  • Sweet 17/20
  • Still white 19/20

Vintage description 1971 Bordeaux

An outstanding vintage. These wines, elegant and pleasing in their younger years, were often considered superior to the exceptional 1970 vintage wines. Highly overrated, due to the low yields, these wines were sadly lacking in the concentration and richness of their predecessors. However, the Pomerols and Saint Emilions distinguished themselves with harmonious and racy wines. The sweet wines are extraordinary. The wines, ample, rich and incredibly concentrated, can be laid down for a considerable length of time.


Best in 1971 France, Bordeaux, Red

Château Cheval Blanc - Château la Dominique - Château Beychevelle - Château Mouton Rothschild - Château Haut Brion - Château Latour - Château Marquis de Terme - Château La Mission Haut-Brion - Château Gloria - Château Palmer - Château Magdelaine - Château Gruaud Larose - Château Trotanoy - Château la Conseillante - Château Ausone - Petrus - Château Montrose - Château Talbot - Château d' Issan -


Best in 1971 France, Bordeaux, Sweet

Château Coutet - Château de Fargues - Château Rieussec - Château Lafaurie Peyraguey - Château Climens - Château d' Yquem -


Best in 1971 France, Bordeaux, Still white

Domaine de Chevalier -