Bordeaux 2014 – Scores and when to drink them

Cos d'Estournel - 223I tasted over 600 wines over 12 days in late March and early April, including the 250 ‘most searched for’ Bordeaux wines on wine-searcher.com. Here are my scores for 100 red wines that merited at least 90 out of 100, and that are likely to be of interest to UK en primeur buyers; they are listed by appellation.

*With prices starting to come out, I’ve noted the average list price for the 2012 in bottle as a comparison, as quoted by Liv-ex. The price is per case of 12, in bond (excl  duty and VAT).

Added to which, a few of my favourite dry whites and sweet white wines from 2014.

You can download my Excel sheet of 500 wines that rate at least 85 points in my book. (The number on the left is a trade ID number that’s used by Liv-ex.)

500 Bordeaux 2014 Wine Scores

Pauillac Score Best to drink £ Case of 2012*
Mouton Rothschild 95-97 2021-2038 £2,900
Pontet Canet 95-96 2020-2035 £625
Lafite Rothschild 95-96 2022-2040 £3,490
Pichon Baron 94-95 2020-2035 £610
Pichon Lalande 93-95 2021-2038 £610
Lynch Bages 93-94 2019-2034 £645
Petit Mouton 92-94 2021-2033 £1,075
Grand Puy Lacoste 92-93 2019-2032 £300
Duhart Milon 92-93 2021-2038 £485
Clerc Milon 91-92 2019-2033 £360
Carruades de Lafite 90-92 2018-2030 £1,255
Haut Batailley 90-91 2019-2029 £205
Haut Bages Liberal 90-91 2019-2033 £195
Batailley 90-91 2019-2033 £250
Armailhac 90-91 2019-2033 £250
Saint Julien Score Best to drink £ Case of 2012*
Ducru Beaucaillou 95-97 2022-2040 £670
Saint Pierre 93-95 2020-2035 £290
Léoville Poyferré 93-95 2020-2035 £415
Léoville Las Cases 93-95 2023-2038 £940
Léoville Barton 93-95 2022-2040 £425
Talbot 92-94 2020-2035 £285
Langoa Barton 92-94 2019-2033 £270
Gruaud Larose 92-94 2019-2034 £325
Croix de Beaucaillou 92-93 2019-2034 £205
Branaire Ducru 91-93 2022-2038 £275
Lagrange 91-92 2019-2034 £225
Gloria 91-92 2019-2033 £205
Beychevelle 91-92 2019-2034 £445
Clos du Marquis 90-92 2019-2033 £280
Saint Estèphe Score Best to drink £ Case of 2012*
Cos d’Estournel 94-96 2022-2038 £820
Montrose 93-95 2022-2038 £550
Calon Segur 92-93 2022-2035 £500
Lafon Rochet 90-92 2019-2033 £220 (2014)
Margaux Score Best to drink £ Case of 2012*
Chateau Margaux 95-96 2023-2040 £2,800
Palmer 94-96 2020-2035 £1,600
Rauzan Ségla 93-94 2020-2038 £400
Pavillon Rouge 92-93 2020-2032 £860
Malescot Saint Exupéry 92-93 2021-2036 £285
d’Issan 91-93 2021-2035 £275
Brane Cantenac 91-93 2019-2033 £295
Alter Ego de Palmer 91-93 2019-2030 £370
Lascombes 91-92 2019-2032 £365
Giscours 91-92 2019-2033 £250
Cantenac Brown 91-92 2019-2030 £250
Boyd Cantenac 91-92 2022-2034 £325
Marquis du Terme 90-92 2021-2030 £220
Durfort Vivens 90-92 2021-2032 £210
Prieuré Lichine 90-91 2018-2030 £220 (2014)
Marquis d’Alesme 90-91 2021-2033 £200
Kirwan 90-91 2020-2032 £230
Haut Medoc Score Best to drink £ Case of 2012*
La Lagune 92-93 2020-2034 £330
Cantemerle 90-91 2019-2034 £170
Pessac Leognan Score Best to drink £ Case of 2012*
Pape Clement 92-94 2021-2038 £465
Haut Brion 92-94 2022-2037 £2,605
Haut Bailly 92-94 2022-2036 £400
Smith Haut Lafitte 92-93 2020-2035 £415
La Mission Haut Brion 91-93 2022-2038 £1,450
Domaine de Chevalier 91-93 2019-2033 £325
Pomerol Score Best to drink £ Case of 2012*
Lafleur 95-97 2021-2038 £3,780
Le Pin 94-96 2020-2035 £10,600
Petrus 94-96 2023-2040 £16,700
L’Eglise Clinet 94-96 2020-2035 £1,920
Vieux Chateau Certan 94-95 2022-2038 £995
Hosanna 93-95 2019-2030 £720 (2014)
La Conseillante 93-95 2020-2035 £635
Trotanoy 93-94 2019-2030 £2,240
La Fleur Petrus 93-94 2019-2030 £1,215
L’Evangile 93-94 2022-2036 £970
Le Gay 92-94 2021-2034 £600
Rouget 92-93 2018-2030 £220
La Violette 91-94 2020-2030 £1,595
Vray Croix De Gay 91-93 2019-2029 £310
Pensees de Lafleur 91-93 2019-2028 £770
Feytit Clinet 91-93 2019-2030 £365
Clinet 91-93 2018-2030 £455
Petite Eglise 90-92 2018-2028 £260
Saint Emilion Score Best to drink £ Case of 2012*
Cheval Blanc 95-96 2021-2038 £3,250
Ausone 95-96 2021-2038 £3,900
Pavie 94-96 2023-2038 £2,225
Tertre Roteboeuf 93-96 2020-2035 £1,150
Valandraud 93-95 2020-2033 £745
Troplong Mondot 93-95 2022-2040 £535
La Mondotte 93-95 2021-2033 £1,135
Figeac 93-95 2022-2036 £495
Canon La Gaffeliere 93-95 2021-2033 £375
Beauséjour Duffau 93-95 2020-2032 £540
Angelus 93-95 2023-2040 £2,980
Le Dôme 92-95 2020-2032 £700
Larcis Ducasse 92-94 2019-2030 £360
La Chapelle d’Ausone 92-94 2019-2030 £995
Belair Monange 92-94 2020-2032 £705
Petit Cheval 91-93 2019-2030 £1,040
Pavie Macquin 91-93 2020-2033 £395
Clos Fourtet 91-93 2019-2033 £465
Les Asteries 91-93 2019-2029 £600
Fleur Cardinale 91-92 2019-2030 £220
La Tour Figeac 90-92 2019-2030 £200
Moulin Saint Georges 90-92 2020-2030 £205
La Dominique 90-91 2019-2030 £225
Canon 90-91 2019-2030 £370

 

 

Dry White Score Best to drink
Mission Haut Brion Blanc 94-96 2017-2030
Haut Brion Blanc 93-95 2019-2030
Pavillon Blanc 93-94 2017-2023
Pape Clement Blanc 93-94 2018-2028
Lynch Bages Blanc 92-94 2016-2022
Cos D’Estournel Blanc 92-94 2016-2021
Smith Haut Lafitte 92-94 2017-2023
Aile d’Argent 92-93 2016-2019
Domaine de Chevalier 91-93 2019-2030
Le Nardian 91-93 2016-2020
Clos Floridene Blanc 90-92 2015-2020
Malartic Lagraviere 90-92 2016-2023
La Garde 90-92 2015-2019
Clarte Haut Brion 90-92 2016-2022
Latour Martillac 90-91 2016-2020
Clos des Lunes d’Or 90-91 2016-2020
Sauternes Score Best to drink
Yquem Sauternes 95-96 2020-2038
Coutet Barsac 94-95 2019-2034
Climens Barsac 94-95 2019-2034
Lafaurie Peyraguey Sauternes 94-95 2020-2035
Suduiraut Sauternes 93-95 2020-2034
Sigalas Rabaud Sauternes 93-95 2020-2035
Rieussec Sauternes 93-95 2019-2034
La Tour Blanche Sauternes 93-94 2019-2026
Doisy Daene Barsac 93-94 2019-2028
Rayne Vigneau Sauternes 92-94 2020-2029
Rabaud Promis Sauternes 92-94 2019-2033
Fargues Sauternes 92-94 2020-2032
Clos Haut Peyraguey Sauternes 92-94 2018-2030
Raymond Lafon Sauternes 92-93 2018-2030
Guiraud Sauternes 92-93 2019-2033
Doisy Vedrines Barsac 90-92 2019-2029
d’Arche Sauternes 90-91 2017-2026

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