Information & scores : 1981 Bordeaux


  • Red 15/20
  • Sweet 12/20
  • Still white 16/20

Vintage description 1981 Bordeaux

A classic vintage with good quality wines. Most of the wines are reasonably well-balanced. This vintage would have been exceptional if the vineyards had not been struck by torrential rain just before the harvest, considerably diluting the aromas' intensity. The wines are elegant and medium-bodied. The Graves wines are often better than the Médocs. The sweet wines are fruity and aromatic but have a limited cellaring capacity.


Best in 1981 France, Bordeaux, Red

Château Cheval Blanc - Château Gazin - Château Giscours - Château Certan de May - Château Calon Ségur - Château Saint-Pierre - Château La Mission Haut-Brion - Château Palmer - Château Lafite Rothschild - Château Gruaud Larose - Château Margaux - Vieux Château Certan - Château la Conseillante - Cos d'Estournel - Château Léoville Las Cases - Château Ausone - Château Ducru Beaucaillou - Château Pavie - Château Figeac - Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande - Petrus - Château d' Issan -


Best in 1981 France, Bordeaux, Sweet

Château de Fargues - Château Rieussec - Château Lafaurie Peyraguey - Château de Rayne Vigneau - Château Climens - Château d' Yquem -


Best in 1981 France, Bordeaux, Still white

Château Laville Haut-Brion - Château Pape Clément - Domaine de Chevalier -