Bordeaux En Primeur 2023

Bordeaux En Primeur 2023

Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2023 offering is a fantastic opportunity for any wine lover. It gives you the chance to purchase the 2023 vintage wines while they are still maturing in oak barrels at the châteaux in France. Here, O'Briens Wine Director, Lynne Coyle Master of Wine shares her thoughts on the 2023 vintage.

An expert's view

"Following our trip to Bordeaux in April to taste the 2023 vintage, we have handpicked a selection of wines that reflect the alluring quality and excellent value this vintage will be remembered for. Once again during the growing season, nature's hand dealt challenging conditions in the vineyard. 

But, as we predicted, good properties made good wines; wines with vibrant fruit, intensity and depth of flavour, and structured integrated tannins that will grant long ageing. It's one of the best campaigns in recent years in terms of pricing, and there are some real bargains to be had." You can hear more from Lynne on this year's En Primeur wines in the video below. 

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Château Lynch Bages 2023 En Primeur

Pauillac, Bordeaux
€660 for a 6 bottle case (31% price drop versus 2022 vintage)

“As usual one of the chunkier, broader-shouldered wines of the Médoc, the 2023 Lynch-Bages exhibits aromas of dark berries and cassis mingled with pencil shavings, licorice and pipe tobacco, framed by creamy new oak. Medium to full-bodied, rich and layered, it's deep, concentrated and generously extracted, with plenty of youthfully chewy tannin to carry it along in the cellar." - 93-95 points Wine Advocate

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Château Leoville Barton 2023 En Primeur

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux
€510 for a 6 bottle case (11% price drop versus 2022 vintage)

"The 2023 Léoville Barton is a lovely classic in the making, unfurling in the glass with aromas of cassis and blackberries mingled with notions of pencil shavings, licorice and violets. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, it's layered, concentrated and suave, with beautifully refined tannins, vibrant acids and a long, penetrating finish." - 94-96 points Wine Advocate

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Château Lafite Rothschild 2023 En Primeur

Pauillac, Bordeaux
€1,790 for a 3 bottle case (31.5% price drop versus 2022 vintage)

"A clear contender for wine of the vintage. Deep, purple colour on the rim. Some soft herbal and floral aromatics, milk chocolate. A real sense of understated power as Lafite does so well. Not so demonstrative at all, but there’s a gorgeous charming delicacy to this - fine powdery blue fruit tannins with edges of liquorice and slate. Smooth and supple, excellent weight in the mouth, light and streamlined... Ends with subtle graphite and wet stone, long and lingering though. Just delightful, so elegant and finessed. "-  98/100 points Decanter

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Château Kirwan 2023 En Primeur

Margaux, Bordeaux
€250 for a 6 bottle case (27.5% price drop versus 2022 vintage)

"The Kirwan 2023 is polished and pure fruited, both aromatically and on the palate. Floral and cassis aromas on the nose lead to a good depth of black fruit flavors, along with pencil lead notes and notable tannins which are round and concentrated. Great finesse with balancing bright acidity on the finish." - O'Briens Wine Director, Lynne Coyle Master of Wine

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Château Lynch-Moussas 2023 En Primeur

Pauillac, Bordeaux
€225 for a 6 bottle case (10% price drop versus 2022 vintage)

“The Château Lynch-Moussas 2023 is inky and dense with ripe bramble and blackcurrant fruits dominating the core. The tannins are well integrated but show good structure. Excellent balance and complexity with notes of graphite and a hint of spice on the long and elegant finish." - Lynne Coyle Master of Wine, O'Briens Wine Director

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Château de Fieuzal 2023 En Primeur

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
€185 for a 6 bottle case (26% price drop versus 2022 vintage)

"The 2023 Fieuzal reveals a bright, perfumed bouquet of mulberries and cherries mingled with floral accents of violets, lilac and spring flowers. Medium to full-bodied, layered and textural, it’s pure and seamless, with a fleshy core of fruit, bright acids and powdery, ultra-refined tannins, concluding with a mineral, penetrating finish." - 94-96/100 points Wine Advocate 

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Château Ormes de Pez 2023 En Primeur

Saint-Estéphe, Bordeaux
€160 for a 6 bottle case (16% price drop versus 2022 vintage)

"Aromas of dark berries, cassis and creamy new oak introduce the 2023 Ormes de Pez, a medium-bodied, rich and creamy wine with a lively core of fruit and sweet structuring tannins. At 55%, Merlot dominates the blend."  -  90-91 points Wine Advocate

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Echo de Lynch Bages 2023 En Primeur

Pauillac, Bordeaux
€235 for a 6 bottle case (22% price drop versus 2022 vintage)

“"Aromas of cassis, dark berries and creamy new oak introduce the 2023 Echo de Lynch-Bages, a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered wine with a succulent core of fruit framed by youthfully chewy tannins.” - 89-90/100 points Wine Advocate

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Château Langoa Barton 2023 En Primeur

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux
€275 for a 6 bottle case (14% price drop versus 2022 vintage)

“The 2023 Langoa Barton is a very accomplished wine, the family's new winery having permitted more precise, parcel-by-parcel winemaking... Unwinding in the glass with aromas of dark berries, cassis and plums mingled with hints of pencil shavings and dried rose petals, it's medium to full-bodied, with an inky core of fruit, vibrant acids and plenty of suave structuring tannin." -  93-95 points Wine Advocate 

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Château Mauvesin Barton 2023 En Primeur

Moulis-en-Médoc, Bordeaux
€110 for a 6 bottle case

“The 2023 Mauvesin Barton shows a dark, somber character with aromas of licorice, smoke and spices. Medium-bodied, rich and firm, it's tannic and somewhat austere."  - Wine Advocate

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Château Haut-Batailley 2023 En Primeur

Pauillac, Bordeaux
€335 for a 6 bottle case (16% price drop versus 2022 vintage)

“The 2023 Haut-Batailley increasingly resembles its stablemate Lynch Bages in style. Offering up aromas of dark berries, plums, pencil shavings and creamy new oak, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, with plenty of generously extracted, youthfully chewy tannin and a long, lusty finish." -  91-93/100 points Wine Advocate

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Château Lassègue 2023 En Primeur

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux
€430 for a 12 bottle case


"Lovely intense and bright nose with violets, cherry, plum and hints of anise. The enveloping palate has subtle concentration and energy, all wonderfully balanced with some minty expressions coming from the 50% Cabernet Franc in the blend. Like Château Palmer in Margaux, this wine rivals a vintage like 2020. Never heavy or powerful but velvety, with Cabernet Sauvignon lending structure for a longer haul, even if it will already be delicious once released in bottle." - 95 Points Decanter 



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Château Phelan Segur 2023 En Primeur

Saint-Estéphe, Bordeaux
€290 for a 6-bottle case (16% price drop versus 2022 vintage)    

"An excellent Phélan. Darkly fragrant, herbal and softly floral with blackcurrant, red cherry and coffee bean accents. Smooth and supple, gorgeous approachability in the juiciness and sense of life... Extremely balanced and juicy, with a touch of sweetness and freshness and then the cleaning minerality comes through giving a powdery soft ending with elements of wet stone and graphite. Very St-Estephe and very successful."  - 95 points Decanter

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Château Haut-Bages Liberal 5éme Cru Classé, 2023 En Primeur

Pauillac, Bordeaux
€235 for a 6 bottle case

"The 2023 Haut-Bages-Libéral is very promising, bursting with aromas of dark berries, cassis, pencil shavings and violets, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and suave palate with an enveloping core of fruit, lively acids typical of this limestone terroir, and sweet, powdery tannins." - 93-95 points Wine Advocate 


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How to buy En Primeur 2023 in four easy steps


1. Select which En Primeur wine/wines you would like to order and pay for them today. Please note that this order can only contain wine from the En Primeur selection and may not include any other web products.

2. You will receive a confirmation email and receipt for your order. Please disregard any reference to shipping/delivery in these automated emails. We will contact you as soon as your wines arrive in 2026 – the delivery cost is included in the price you pay today.

3.In the summer of 2026 you will be invoiced for the Excise Duty and Vat on the excise duty.**

4. The 2023 wines will be bottled and released by the châteaux in the summer of 2026 and will then be shipped to your preferred location in Ireland.

*Please note that fine wine prices fluctuate with market demand and there is no guarantee on future valuation.

**In compliance with Irish tax laws, VAT on the wine is payable now and included in the case price of your wine (currently 23%). Duty will be charged at the rate set by Revenue when the wines arrive in the country, which will also be subject to VAT. For estimation purposes the current Excise Duty rates in Ireland are €3.19 per bottle (€19.14 per 6 bottle case) plus 23% VAT. 

How does it work? 

Once the vintage is released, you can pay a deposit online to secure your order. 

You will receive your wines in two years time when they arrive in Dublin in summer 2026 after bottling in Bordeaux. There is a chance the value of these wines may increase in the future and purchasing at a fixed price now can often be a good investment.* 

Just to note, the deposit price is inclusive of VAT and delivery from France to your preferred location in Ireland upon release in 2026.

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