Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur

Published by Patrick Robinson on 02/06/2020

Looking to stay up to date with all the releases from the 2019 Bordeaux en primeur campaign? Get in contact with Private Client Sales Manager Patrick Robinson to receive the offers as they happen.


2019 is shaping up to be quite the exciting year for Bordeaux en primeur prospects, with reports indicating a very strong vintage indeed. Critic James Suckling comments: “the wines seem more typical for Bordeaux – which is a good thing – with a balance of alcohol, cool and blue fruits and fine linear tannins that are refined and driven.”

Suckling continues: “the few dozen or so winemakers I spoke to or corresponded with seem to agree, comparing 2019 to the great 2010 vintage but without the austerity and intensity. Some say 2019 is close to the excellent 2016 vintage but with perhaps slightly less tannin concentration. They all agree that the quality is very close to 2018, 2016 and 2015.”

In normal times the Bordeaux en primeur campaign is surrounded by a buzz of activity before each new release. The market eagerly anticipates which Chateau will be first, how pricing will look and what have the journalists said.

This year is rather different.

The first of the major releases – fifth growth, Pontet-Canet came out 30% cheaper than 2018. This is an unprecedented move in recent times and may be a sign of what is to come. Owing to the continuing pandemic, very few review scores have been published as many of the Chateaux are unwilling to send samples for fear of them being scored in sub-optimal conditions.

Hopefully, this will result in most Chateaux following the pricing lead set by Pontet-Canet. If so, it will certainly be a vintage to stock up on.

Roberson recommends (released so far)*:

Pauillac:

Réserve de la Comtesse - £170/6 IB
92-94 Neal Martin

Blanc de Lynch Bages - £180/6 IB

Château Grand Puy Lacoste - £270/6 IB
95-97 Neal Martin

Château Clerc-Milon - £312/6 IB - SOLD OUT
92-94+ Lisa Perrotti Brown

Château Duhart-Milon - £312/6 IB
92-94 Lisa Perrotti Brown

Château Lynch Bages - £395/6 IB - SOLD OUT
97 Decanter Magazine

Château Pichon Comtesse de Lalande - £665/6 IB
98-100 Neal Martin

Carruades de Lafite - £984/6 IB - SOLD OUT
92-94 Lisa Perrotti Brown

Château Lafite Rothschild - £2,566/6 IB
97-99 Lisa Perrotti Brown, 98-98 Neal Martin

Château Mouton Rothschild - £1,794/6 IB - SOLD OUT
98-100 Lisa Perrotti Brown

Château Pontet-Canet - £366/6 IB - SOLD OUT
98-100 Lisa Perrotti Brown

Saint Julien:

Château Lagrange - £185/6 IB
94-96 Neal Martin

Château Talbot - £211/6 IB
93-95 Neal Martin

Château Léoville Barton - £325/6 IB
94-96 Neal Martin

Château Branaire-Ducru - £395/12 IB - SOLD OUT
95-96 James Suckling

Château Léoville-Poyferré - £308/6 IB - SOLD OUT

Château Léoville-Las Case - £873/6 IB
96-98 Neal Martin

St Estephe:

Château Cos d'Estournel - £684/6 IB
97-99+ Lisa Perrotti Brown, Cos - 96-98 Neal Martin

Margaux:

Château Palmer - £999/6 IB
98 Decanter Magazine

Alter Ego de Palmer - £270/6 IB
94 Decanter Magazine

Pessac-Leognan:

Château les Carmes Haut-Brion - £408/6 IB

Château Haut Bailly - £420/6 IB
96-98 Neal Martin

La Mission Haut Brion - £1,128/6 IB - SOLD OUT
98-100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Haut Brion - £1,770/6 IB - SOLD OUT
97-99+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Pomerol:

Saint Emilion:

Château Troplong Mondot - £380/6 IB
95-97 Neal Martin

Château Figeac - £756/6 IB - SOLD OUT
98-100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 97-99 Neal Martin

Château Ausone - £1,294/3 IB

Château Cheval Blanc - £2,250/6 IB - SOLD OUT


Should you wish to receive Bordeaux 2019 en primeur offers please contact Private Client Sales Manager Patrick Robinson.


*wines currently in barrel, shipping spring/summer 2022.

Patrick robinson blog

Patrick Robinson

View all Patrick's articles

About us

We sell wine that offers quality and value at every level, from the everyday to the extraordinary. Read more about us.

Awards & press Our latest awards

We're Decanter and IWC Specialist Merchant of the Year for our USA range.

... London's best collection of seriously smart wine available by the single bottle

Jancis Robinson MW