Here we list recommendations from the Farr Vintners team as well as those from a variety of respected independent critics. Lists will be added as they become available.





James Suckling

One of the world's leading wine authorities who has reported on Bordeaux en primeur every year since the early 1980s. With Robert Parker now retired and Neal Martin, Jancis Robinson and Derek Smedley absent this year, James is the most experienced critic writing in English. His full En Primeur Report can be found at

Jane Anson

Jane Anson is Decanter's Bordeaux correspondent. Jane states that in the Medoc 'there is a race and elegance to the tannins this year that is remarkable'. While on the right bank, the wines are 'voluptuous and beautifully structured, with perfectly ripe fruit and clear potential for long ageing'. Read Jane's reports and scores here

Matthew Jukes

Matthew Jukes is the wine correspondent of the Daily Mail and also writes a weekly column for “Money Week”. Matthew has been voted the “Most influential wine writer in the UK” and his Vintage Reports can be purchased on

Rod Smith MW

Rod Smith MW has been writing Bordeaux Primeur reports published and translated into Mandarin since 2013 on