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2019 Bordeaux Futures - Update 6/27

A Fine Vintage with Reduced Prices
June 27, 2020

 

2019 Bordeaux Futures

Update

 

If you don't see a wine, please email me for it. Some of our customers have already placed orders for wines that have not been released. Tempus fugit!!!

      Tightly allocated wines are marked Ltd

We will be posting our offerings on our website and by email.

There has not been anywhere near the amount of independent tasting of the 2019’s as we are used to during past campaigns. This is what I can pass along:

 

1. The 2019 quantity produced is greater than the 2014-2016 average. Prices  run 18 to 25% less than 2018s. Mouton’s opening price is down 20% from 2018

2. The quality seems to run from very good plus  for the lesser chateau to excellent for the top vineyards. Overall it is being described at the same level as 2010,2016 or 2018.

3. The style seems to be best described as “classical” Bordeaux. Sleek, refined with soft deep tannins, balanced acidity. Potentially long lived. Both Cabernet and Merlot were successful and uniform across all appellations.

4. Because many of their customers cannot visit, many chateaux have posted social media reports/videos detailing their 2019 vintage. I would strongly recommend a quick search.

5. I will list the potential alcoholic content of each wine.  Currently French wines less than 14% alcohol are subject to a 25% surcharge. Those greater than 14% are not. These 2019 wines will not be shipped to the US until March,2022 or after No one can predict whether or how much the tariff will be then. Therefore tariff is not included in our pricing. If there are either  a tariff or additional fees when the wine is ready to ship, we can  either  have the wine  stored in Bordeaux for a period at no charge to you or have the  wine shipped with  with your payment of whatever is owed.

 

Given the quality of the vintage and lower prices that are currently being offered I highly recommend purchasing 2019 Bordeaux. The consistency across all areas means choosing what to buy is free of quality concern. The only question  is whether there will  be a tariff or not.

We don’t hold with points, or some wine writers, but want to call your attention to a few moderately priced  wines that have gotten good notes from wine writers we trust

 

Worth Your Attention

 

We don’t hold with points, or some wine writers, but want to call your attention to a few moderately priced  wines that have gotten good notes from wine writers we trust

 

2019 La Dame de Montrose (St. Estephe)

“Strong buy signal…Elegant and balanced, with purity and juicy black fruits.” Jane Anson, Decanter $39

2019 Chateau Talbot (St. Julien

“Superb. Expect this to land at the top of my banded score.” Neal Martin, Vinous

“This has lovely plump black fruits on the nose. Takes hold right from the start, with clear tannic build and a silky character to the tannins.” Jane Anson, Decanter  ) $51

2019 Chateau Giscours (Margaux

"Giscours is magnificent in 2019, and also one of the rising stars of Margaux today. Pliant, supple and creamy, the 2019 races out of the glass with striking dimension” Antonio Galloni, Vinous  $51

2019 Chateau Lagrange (St. Julien) 

“I love this wine, one of the most enjoyable St. Juliens ….. Dark plum in colour, medium intensity, this is sleek, well-defined and has an extremely pure expression of cassis fruit. Just enormously elegant, with tons of St Julien balance”   Jane Anson,Decanter  $45

2019 Chateau Tour St. Christophe (St. Emilion)

“Will bide its time, and should be a delicious glass of wine in five or six years - the blueberry, gunsmoke and grilled rosemary finish is extremely promising. “  Jane Anson, Decanter   - -  $30

 

NEW                                                                                                                                               

BERLIQUET, St. Emilion                                                                  Ltd     14+      $49    1

CLOS DE SARPE, St. Emilion                                                                      14+      $59    6

DOISY DAENE, Barsac                                                                                  <14      $46    6

DOISY VEDRINES, Sauternes                                                                    NA       $34    6

GUIRAUD, Sauternes                                                                                     <14      $46    6

BASTOR LAMONTAGE, Sauternes                                                           NA       $26    6

LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY, Sauternes                                                       NA       $53     6

LA TOUR BLANCHE , Sauternes                                                               NA       $43    6

SIGALAS RIBAUD , Sauternes                                                                   <14      $43    6

                                                                                                                                                          

 

LEFT BANK                                                                                                                                 

ALTER EGO DE PALMER, Margaux                                                        <14      $64    6

BARON DE BRANE, Margaux                                                                     14+      $28    6

BEYCHEVELLE, St. Julien                                                               Ltd     14+      $77     1

BLASON D'ISSAN, Margaux                                                                       <14      $26    6

BRANAIRE DUCRU, St. Julien                                                       Ltd     <14      $44    6

BRANE CANTENAC, Margaux                                                        Ltd     14+      $59    1

CANTEMERLE, Haut-Medoc                                                                      <14      $28    6

CANTENAC BROWN, Margaux                                                                  <14      $46    6

CAPBERN, St. Estephe                                                                      Ltd     14+      $24    6

CARBONNIEUX, Pessac-Leognan                                                            14+      $34    6

CARMES DE HAUT BRION, Pessac-Leognan                          Ltd     <14      $94    1

CHASSE SPLEEN, Moulis                                                                            <14      $31     6

CONNETABLE DE TALBOT, St. Julien                                                   <14      $27     6

COS D'ESTOURNEL, St. Estephe                                                  Ltd      14+      $155   1

CROIZET BAGES, Pauillac                                                                           14+      $35     6

D'ISSAN, Margaux                                                                              Ltd     <14      $53     6

DAUZAC, Margaux                                                                                         14+      $37     6

DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER, Pessac-Leognan                         Ltd     <14      $59    6

DU TERTRE, Margaux                                                                                  <14      $39    6

DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU, St. Julien                                              Ltd     14+      $162  1

DUFORT VIVENS, Margaux                                                                        <14      $56    6

DUHART MILON ROTHSCHILD, Pauillac                                Ltd     <14      $71     1

ECHO DE LYNCH BAGES, Pauillac                                                          <14      $36    6

FIEUZAL, Pessac-Leognan                                                                          <14      $34    6

GISCOURS, Margaux                                                                         Ltd     14+      $51     6

GLORIA, St. Julien                                                                                          14+      $38    6

GRAND PUY DUCASSE, Pauillac                                                              14+      $35     6

GRAND PUY LACOSTE, Pauillac                                                   Ltd     14+      $64    6

GRUAUD LAROSE, St. Julien                                                                     <14      $76     1

HAUT BAILLY, Pessac-Leognan                                                   Ltd      <14      $96    1

HAUT BATAILLEY, Pauillac                                                                       14+      $53     6

HAUT BRION, Pessac-Leognan                                                     Ltd     NA       $431  1

KIRWAN, Margaux                                                                                         <14      $41     6

LA DAME DE MONTROSE, St. Estephe                                      Ltd     14+      $39    1

LA FLEUR PEYRABON, Pauillac                                                               <14      $28    6

LA LAGUNE, Haut-Medoc                                                                            <14      $38    6

LA TOUR MARTILLAC, Pessac-Leognan                                               14+      $32    6

LABEGORCE, Margaux                                                                                14+      $31     6

LAFITE ROTHSCHILD, Pauillac                                                   Ltd     <14      $551   1

LAFON ROCHET, St. Estephe                                                                     14+      $42    6

LAGRANGE, St. Julien                                                                      Ltd     <14      $45    6

LANGOA BARTON, St. Julien                                                                     <14      $44    1

LARRIVET HAUT BRION, Pessac-Leognan                                         14+      $36    6

LASCOMBES, Margaux                                                                                14+      $68    6

LE MARQUIS DE CALON SEGUR, St. Estephe                        Ltd     14+      $29    6

LE PETIT LION DU MARQUIS DE LAS CASES, St. Julien              14+      $53     6

LEOVILLE BARTON, St. Julien                                                     Ltd     <14      $76     1

LEOVILLE LAS CASES, St. Julien                                                 Ltd     14+      $195  1

LES FIEFS DE LAGRANGE, St. Julien                                                    <14      $26    6

LES PAGODES DE COS, St. Estephe                                                        14+      $46    6

LILIAN LADOUYS, St. Estephe                                                      Ltd     <14      $21     6

MADAME DE BEAUCAILLOU, Haut-Medoc                                        <14      $21     6

MALARTIC LAGRAVIERE, Pessac-Leognan                                        14+      $41     6

MARGAUX, Margaux                                                                         Ltd     <14      $468  1

MARQUIS D'ALESME, Margaux                                                               <14      $41     6

MEYNEY, St. Estephe                                                                                    <14      $29    6

ORMES DE PEZ, St. Estephe                                                                       <14      $28    6

PAPE CLEMENT, Pessac-Leognan                                               Ltd      <14      $84    1

PEDESCLAUX, Pauillac                                                                    Ltd     <14      $37     6

PETIT DUCRU DE BEAUCAILLOU (Lalande-Borie  St. Julien      14+      $31     6

PHELAN SEGUR, St. Estephe                                                                     14+      $41     6

PICHON LONGUEVILLE BARON, Pauillac                              Ltd     14+      $135   1

POTENSAC, Medoc                                                                                         14+      $25     6

POUJEAUX, Moulis                                                                                        14+      $28    6

PRIEURE LICHINE, Margaux                                                        Ltd     <14      $38    6

RAUZAN GASSIES, Margaux                                                                     <14      $52     6

RAUZAN SEGLA, Margaux                                                              Ltd     14+      $79     1

RESERVE DE LA COMTESSE, Pauillac                                                  14+      $41     6

SARGET DE GRUAUD LAROSE, St. Julien                                           <14      $29    6

SIRAN, Margaux                                                                                              14+      $30    6

SMITH HAUT LAFITTE, Pessac-Leognan                                  Ltd    14+      $94    1

SOCIANDO MALLET, Haut-Medoc                                                          14+      $33    6

ST. PIERRE, St. Julien                                                                       Ltd    14+      $51     6

TALBOT, St. Julien                                                                              Ltd              $51     6

                                                                                                                                                          

 

RIGHT BANK                                                                                                                              

ANGELUS, St. Emilion                                                                      Ltd     14+      $322  1

BARDE HAUT, St. Emilion                                                                          14+      $34    6

BEAU-SEJOUR BECOT, St. Emilion                                            Ltd     14+      $57     1

BEAUREGARD, Pomerol                                                                              14+      $58    6

BEAUSEJOUR DUFFAU- LAGARROSSE, St. Emilion          Ltd     14+      $112   1

BELLEFONT BELCIER, St. Emilion                                                         <14      $42    6

BELLEVUE, St. Emilion                                                                    Ltd     14+      $42    Call

CANON LA GAFFELIERE, St. Emilion                                        Ltd     14+      $72     1

CHAUVIN, St. Emilion                                                                                  <14      $35     6

CLOS L'EGLISE, Pomerol                                                                            14+      $76     1

CLOS L'ORATIORE, St. Emilion                                                                14+      $34    6

CORBIN, St. Emilion                                                                                      14+      $29    6

DE FONBEL, St. Emilion                                                                  Ltd     <14      $23    6

DE SALES, Pomerol                                                                                        14+      $27     6

FAUGERES, St. Emilion                                                                                14+      $37     6

FLEUR CARDINALE, St. Emilion                                                             14+      $37     6

GAZIN, Pomerol                                                                                              14+      $74     6

GRAND MAYNE, St. Emilion                                                          Ltd     14+      $39    1

HAUT BRISSON, St. Emilion                                                                      <14      $26    6

L'EVANGILE, Pomerol                                                                      Ltd     14+      $191   1

LA GAFFELIERE, St. Emilion                                                         Ltd     14+      $61     6

LA TOUR FIGEAC, St. Emilion                                                                   14+      $38    6

LARCIS DUCASSES, St. Emilion                                                   Ltd     14+      $66    1

LE BON PASTEUR, Pomerol                                                           Ltd     14+      $54    1

LE GAY, Pomerol                                                                                 Ltd     14+      $91     1

LES CRUZELLES, Lalande De Pomerol                                                 14+      $26    6

MONBOUSQUET, St. Emilion                                                                    14+      $46    6

MONTVIEL, Pomerol                                                                                     14+      $34    6

MOULIN ST GEORGE, St. Emilion                                               Ltd     <14      $34    6

NENIN, Pomerol                                                                                              14+      $63    6

PAVIE MACQUIN, St. Emilion                                                       Ltd      14+      $69    1

PEBY FAUGERES, St. Emilion                                                       Ltd      14+      $129  1

POESIA, St. Emilion                                                                                       14+      $31     6

QUINAULT L'ENCLOS, St. Emilion                                                          14+      $38    6

ROUGET, Pomerol                                                                                          14+      $44    6

SAINTAYME, St. Emilion                                                                                   $18     6

SIAURAC, Lalande De Pomerol                                                                14+      $19     6

TOUR SAINT CHRISTOPHE, St. Emilion                                  Ltd     14+      $30    6

TROPLONG MONDOT, St. Emilion                                              Ltd     14+     $87     1

TROTTEVIEILLE, St. Emilion                                                        Ltd     14+      $70    1

VALANDRAUD, St. Emilion                                                                        14+      $129  1

CAP DE FAUGERES, Castillon Cotes Bordeaux                                  14+      $15     6

CLOS LUNELLES, Castillon Cotes Bordeaux                                       14+      $26    6

D'AIGUILHE, Castillon Cotes Bordeaux                                                14+      $21     6

FONTENIL, Fronsac                                                                                       14+      $24    6

JOANIN BECOT, Castillon Cotes Bordeaux                                          14+      $21     6

MONTLANDRIE, Castillon Cotes Bordeaux                                         NA       $22    6

                                                                                                                                                          

 

DRY WHITE                                                                                                                                

CARBONNIEUX BLANC, Pessac                                                               <14      $34    6

DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER BLANC, Pessac                             Ltd     14+      $83    1

LARRIVET HAUT BRION BLANC, Pessac                                             14+      $34    6

LATOUR MARTILLAC BLANC, Pessac                                                   <14      $32    6

MONBOUSQUET BLANC, Bordeaux                                           Ltd     <14      $46    1

OPALIE DE CHATEAU COUTET, Bordeaux                                         <14      $34    6

PAPE CLEMENT BLANC, Pessac                                                   Ltd     <14      $127   1

                                                                                                                                                          

 

SWEET                                                                                                                                          

COUTET, Barsac                                                                                               <14      $41     6

SUDUIRAUT , Sauternes                                                                              14+      $53     6

 

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ETA MARCH, 2022

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