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INTRODUCTION
2019 BORDEAUX NEAR FUTURES
2018: Over the last three springs, I've had the opportunity to taste 'en primeur' a wide range of Bordeaux wines from the highly successful 2018, 2019, and 2020 vintages. The 2018s, now in the market in profusion, have turned out as ample and agreeable as their barrel samples promised, lush fruit masking in youth the underlying tannins that will see them through cellar development to full bottle bouquet.

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2020: The 2020s barrel samples I tasted last year showed more firmness, the tannins often laid bare on the finish. It was not as easy a tasting experience. I have confidence the fruit will outlast the tannins through to maturity. Nonetheless, this will not prove a 'gentle' vintage upon arrival.

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2019: I like the 2019s...a lot. They're less buxom than the 2018s, more classic in claret weight and style. The early arrivals have shown great equilibrium, giving them forward appeal. They've shown me less tannin than either 2018 or 2020. It's the balance, not the tannin, that will carry them through to maturity during moderately long cellar time. Asked to compare 2019 to a previous claret vintage, I have to go back 40 years, to 1979, to catch similar vibes.

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CRU BOURGEOIS: I've spent my whole 57-year career promoting the crus bourgeois of Bordeaux's Left Bank: Medoc, Haut Medoc, and its elite enclaves, running up against resistance due to the demeaning interpretation of 'bourgeois' in our language. In French, it spells 'solid middle class', which is a fair assessment of these Chateaux' clarets: between 'Grand Cru' and the rest of the bunch. The first classification took place in 1932. Several have followed, the latest in 2020. Meanwhile, a growing number of Chateaux feel the title belittles the quality of their wines, many of which now rival those of the locked-in-time 1855 Grand Cru classification, so they have stopped applying for Cru Bourgeois status. Every unclassified Left Bank claret listed below has been a 'cru bourgeois' in at least one of the previous classifications. I have chosen to include the title after only those listed the latest.

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PACKAGING AND TIMING. I've chosen to sell these wines in six-bottle lots. Many are packaged in branded wood six-packs these days. Some are already in stock. Others will arrive March through June. Buyers will be emailed upon their arrivals.

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TASTING NOTES: 'From London's Decanter Magazine. New York's Wine Spectator Magazine, and the websites of James Suckling and Vinous Media. I do not subscribe to Decanter and Suckling, so I do not have access to their notes. While Wine Spectator has a most reliable Bordeaux reviewer, I find the notes by Neal Martin of Vinous more thorough, frequently offering background information as well as sensory impressions, so I have favored these when available. You‛ll often see him use 'medium-bodied' to describe the 2019s. Isn't this what classic claret is all about?: It ain't 15% California Cabernet gear oil. The term ought not be a turn-off except to bigger-is-better, Type A collectors.

s0222-107. 19 CHATEAU CHANDELLIERE, CRU BOURGEOIS, MEDOC six bottles
Vinous 90: 'The 2019 La Chandelliere has what you might call a traditional nose, perhaps a little herbaceous, though there is plenty of freshness and fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannins on the entry and good depth. Slightly peppery toward the finish, but it feels long on the aftertaste. A fine Cru Bourgeois.'
How Many: 89.95 six bolltles

s0222-108. 19 CHATEAU POTENSAC, MEDOC six bottles
Decanter 92; Vinous 91: 'The 2019 Potensac has a very similar nose to the sample that was dispatched to my home last year, but it is more backward by comparison, taking time to unfurl in the glass. The palate is well balanced, with sappy red fruit and a slight chalkiness toward the finish. Classic Haut-Medoc in style, this should drink well for 15 years or more.'
How Many: 174.95 six bottles

s0222-109. 19 CHATEAU BEAUMONT, CRU BOURGEOIS SUPERIEUR, HAUT MEDOC six bottles
Suckling 92; Vinous 91: 'The 2019 Beaumont, cropped at 50hL/ha, has a lovely, delineated bouquet of blackberry, briary and light tobacco notes. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, and not quite as supple as before, though I appreciate the tangy seaweed note toward the finish. Just what you want from a Cru Bourgeois Superieur.'
How Many: 104.95 six bottles

s0222-110. 19 CHATEAU CANTEMERLE, 5ME GRAND CRU CLASSE, HAUT MEDOC six bottles
Suckling 95. My notes: 'The usual snappy black currant stuff. It's amazing how distinctive and true to chateau nature these 2019s are at such an early stage./ Lots of charm and polish. Almost accessible now. Fine tannins. Noble fare. 93+/100.
How Many: 189.95 six bottles

s0222-111. 19 CHATEAU DE CAMENSAC, 5ME GRAND CRU CLASSE, HAUT MEDOC six bottles
Vinous 92: 'The 2019 Chateau de Camensac is one of the best produced at the estate. Still a little bashful on the nose, it unfolds to offer black fruit, Early Grey tea and tobacco, all beautifully defined and focused. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, and quite linear, yet full of vigor, leading to a spicier finish than was suggested out of barrel. Bon vin!'
How Many: 199.95 six bottles

s0222-112. 19 CHATEAU LA TOUR CARNET, 4ME GRAND CRU CLASSE, HAUT MEDOC six bottles
Decanter 93; Vinous 92: 'The 2019 La Tour Carnet has a well-defined bouquet of lifted black fruit, wild hedgerow, melted tar and just a touch of juniper berry. The palate is well balanced with supple tannins, a melange of red and black fruit, fine salinity and a nicely detailed, persistent finish. This is an excellent La Tour Carnet, one of the best in recent years.'
How Many: 214.95 six bottles

s0222-113. 19 CHATEAU LANESSAN, HAUT MEDOC six bottles
Decanter 93/100.
How Many: 109.95 six bottles

s0222-114. 19 CHATEAU MALESCASSE, CRU BOURGEOIS EXCEPTIONNEL HAUT MEDOC six bottles
Decanter 93/100.
How Many: 144.95 six bottles

s0222-115. 19 CHATEAU MARTIN, HAUT MEDOC six bottles
My barrel sample notes: Some oomph, some barrel aging. More dimension than I‛m used to getting from the Chateau./ Very bright fruit, as the vintage continues to set its style. 91+/100.
How Many: 79.95 six bottlew

s0222-116. 19 CHATEAU PEYRABON, CRU BOURGEOIS SUPERIEUR, HAUT MEDOC six bottles
Vinous 90: My notes: A pretty fruitiness to it. True and attractive rep of the vintage./ Faithfulness, equilibrium. Likely a nice value. 91+/100.
How Many: 104.95 six botles

s0222-117. 19 CHATEAU LAFON ROCHET, 4ME GRAND CRU CLASSE, SAINT ESTEPHE six bottles
Decanter 94, Wine Spectator 94; Vinous 94: 'The 2019 Lafon-Rochet has a bouquet very similar to the sample I tasted last year, featuring disarming, fragrant, beautifully defined blackberry and crushed violet scents and fine mineralite and elegance. The palate is medium-bodied and fresh, with fine-grained tannins, gentle grip, and a little chalkiness toward the saline finish. Very classic in style, less fruit-driven than the previous vintage, but with greater persistence. Tasted three or four times, at the chateau and elsewhere.'
How Many: 314.95 six bottles

s0222-118. 19 CHATEAU LILIAN LADOUYS, SAINT ESTEPHE six bottles
Decanter 93; Vinous 92+ : 'The 2019 Lilian Ladouys has gained a little more refinement since I tasted it in barrel, the black fruit now dominant and interlaced with tobacco and pencil box scents, less Margaux-like than previously. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, slightly powdery tannins. Classic in style, with that touch of brine on the finish. I admire the way it lingers in the mouth. Afford this 3-5 years in bottle.'
How Many: 139.95 six bottles

s0222-119. 19 CHATEAU MEYNEY, SAINT ESTEPHE six bottles
Decanter 93; Wine Spectator 93; Vnous 92+: 'The 2019 Meyney has a well-defined, fragrant, floral bouquet of ample red currant and cranberry fruit, touches of pencil shaving and smoke emerging with aeration, followed later by the tertiary aspect that one associates with the appellation. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, black pepper and graphite, tightening toward the finish but still showing fine length. This is a very fine Meyney that may warrant a higher score down the line.'
How Many: 214.95 six bottles

s0222-120. 19 CHATEAU LES ORMES DE PEZ, CRU BOURGEOIS, SAINT ESTEPHE six bottles
Wine Spectator 92; Vinous 92: 'The 2019 Ormes de Pez has an intense bouquet of blackberry, bilberry and a touch of hoisin, but none of the smoky elements that I commented upon from the barrel sample last year. Nicely delineated and certainly less rustic than past vintages. The palate is finely tuned with a touch of bitter cherry on the entry, quite peppery, and a little stricter than I expected at the moment, leading to a granular, almost truffly finish.'
How Many: 214.95 six bottles

s0222-121. 19 CHATEAU PHELAN SEGUR, SAINT ESTEPHE six bottles
Decanter 94; Wine Spectator 94; Suckling 96; Vinous 95: 'The 2019 Phelan Segur has a very impressive nose of ample blackberry and boysenberry fruit, plus touches of graphite, sous-bois and light minty aromas. The palate is medium-bodied, harmonious and poised, with substantial tannins and very good weight. There is a sense of completeness to this Saint-Estephe that urges you back for another sip. The best Phelan-Segur in a long time.'
How Many: 284.95 six bottles

s0222-122. 19 CHATEAU D‛ARMAILHAC, 5ME GRAND CRU CLASSE, PAUILLAC six bottles
Decanter 93, Wine Spectator 94; Vinous 93: 'The 2019 d'Armailhac requires a few minutes to open up. It has an intense bouquet of blackberry and small black cherries, iodine and crushed violet, plus a faint hint of tobacco (less than last year). The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy black fruit, this 2019 having gained some backbone during its barrel maturation. Solid grip and flavors of black pepper and mint toward the chalky finish. This is excellent, but it will need longer in bottle than I originally envisaged.'
How Many: 314.95 six bottles

s0222-123. 19 CHATEAU GRAND PUY DUCASSE, 5ME GRAND CRU CLASSE, PAUILLAC six bottles
Decanter 93; Wine Spectator 93; Vinous 93: 'The 2019 Grand Puy Ducasse showed promise when I tasted the barrel sample in the UK. Now in bottle, it has developed nicely, though it demands coaxing to reveal well-defined blackberry and graphite scents. The palate is medium-bodied, classic Pauillac in style, with gentle grip on the finish. Is it ring the estate's full potential? I think that is yet to come. But this is the finest Grand Puy Ducasse in many years and certainly superior to the 2018.'
How Many: 294.95 six bottles

s0222-124. 19 CHATEAU HAUT BAGES LIBERAL, 5ME GRAND CRU CLASSE, Pauillac< six bottles
Decanter 93; Vinous 93: 'The 2019 Haut Bages Liberal has a gentle nose that needs a little coaxing from the glass, eventually offering blackberry, briar, cedar and very light pencil shaving aromas. The harmonious palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and nicely judged acidity. It's a bit of a deceptive Pauillac, the back end revealing plenty of juicy black fruit and tobacco and a pinch of black pepper on the aftertaste. A beautiful wine from Claire Villars-Lurton.'
How Many: 329.95 six bottles

s0222-125. 19 RESERVE DE LA CHATEAU PICHON COMTESSE DE LALANDE, PAUILLAC six bottles
Decantere 93; Vinous 92: 'Reserve de la Comtesse is especially fine in 2019. Wonderfully dark, fleshy and inviting, the Reserve is just striking today. A rush of dark red/purplish fruit builds effortlessly in the glass. More than anything else, the Reserve impresses for its sensual, inviting personality. It is an ideal second wine that is approachable and avoids being excessively serious, as some recent editions have been.'
How Many: 284.95 six bottles

s0222-126. 19 CHATEAU GLORIA, SAINT JULIEN six bottles
Wine Spectator 94; Vinous 94: 'The 2019 Gloria personifies classic Saint-Julien, offering blackberry, wild hedgerow, cedar and tobacco scents, maybe a little conservative in style, but unashamed about that. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite firm tannins. Fresh and saline, this gets the saliva going with a precise, persistent finish and leaves hints of graphite on the aftertaste. Excellent.'
How Many: 284.95 six bottles

s0222-127. 19 LA CROIX DE CHATEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU, SAINT JULIEN six bottles
Decanter 95; Vinous 94: 'The 2019 La Croix Ducru Beaucaillou is matured for 12 months in 60% new oak. Interestingly, that Earl Grey tincture continues to define this very classically styled wine, enhancing the black fruit. Hints of ash emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and plenty of graphite-infused black fruit that render this quite Pauillac in style. Impressively persistent on the tobacco-tinged finish. Leave this for 4-5 years in bottle just to smooth its edges.'
How Many: 279.95 six bottles/

s0222-128. 19 CHATEAU LAGRANGE, 3ME GRAND CRU CLASSE, SAINT JULIEN six bottles
Decanter 95; Vinous 95: 'The 2019 Lagrange, which was picked over the longest period ever, has a compelling bouquet of beautifully defined black fruit laced with cedar and light graphite notes. The palate is smooth, fresh and vibrant, with great depth, perfectly judged acidity and a brilliantly focused finish. Winemaker Mathieu Bordes has crafted the best Lagrange in recent years, a benchmark for the estate.'
How Many: 309.95 six bottles

s0222-129. 19 CHATEAU LANGOA BARTON, 3ME GRAND CRU CLASSE, SAINT JULIEN six bottles
Decanter 94; Wine Spectator 93; Suckling 96; Vinous 93: 'The 2019 Langoa Barton has closed down a little on the nose since I tasted it from barrel, offering blackberry, black olive and sandalwood, quite pastille-like in style. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and beautiful definition but less structure than I remember out of barrel. Quite saline toward the finish, with a dash of white pepper. A delicious, classically-styled Langoa-Barton. Very fine.'
How Many: 319.95 six bottles

s0222-130. 19 CHATEAU SAINT PIERRE, 4ME GRAND CRU CLASSE, SAINT JULIEN six bottles
Decanter 95; Vinous 95: 'The 2019 Saint-Pierre has a little more intensity and ambition than the Gloria, offering intense blackberry, boysenberry, cedar and pencil box aromas; hints of iodine come through with time. The palate is medium-bodied, dense and saline, with sappy black fruit, fine acidity and hints of black olive lending complexity on the persistent finish. A great Saint-Julien.'
How Many: 394.95 six bottles

s0222-131. 19 CHATEAU BRANAS GRAND POUJEAUX, MOULIS six bottles
Vinous 93: 'The 2019 Branas Grand Poujeaux had just been bottled. Pretty red cherry and pomegranate scents on the nose, crushed stone and rose petals, all combine to impressive effect. The palate is medium-bodied with lithe tannins, taut and crisp, very elegant and harmonious on the finish. Superb.'
How Many: 199.95 six bottles

s0222-132. 19 CHATEAU CHASSE SPLEEN, MOULIS six bottles
Vinous 93: 'The 2019 Chasse-Spleen is very perfumed on the nose, offering vivid brambly red fruit, leather, undergrowth and cedar aromas that gain intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied and cohesive, with a sappy opening and fine acidity. Lightly spiced, showing plenty of substance on the finish. While not the most consistent estate, Chasse-Spleen has it in its grasp to make great wines, and the 2019 is one of them.'
How Many: 219.95 six bottles

s0222-133. 19 CHATEAU CANTENAC BROWN, 3ME GRAND CRU CLASSE, MARGAUX six bottles
Vinous 95: 'Jose Sanfins has overseen a 2019 Cantenac Brown that will give immense pleasure in coming years. The bouquet has tightened up since I tasted the barrel sample (also at the chateau, in summer 2021): blackberry, raspberry and cedar are now accompanied by just a touch of peppermint. The palate is medium-bodied, taut and fresh, with sappy red fruit, fine acidity and a vibrant, harmonious finish. This Margaux brims with confidence and should give 30 to 40 years of drinking pleasure. The insiders' Margaux of choice.'
How Many: 334.95 six bottles

s0222-134. 19 CHATEAU D‛ISSAN, 3ME GRAND CRU, MARGAUX six bottles
Decanter 96; Vinous 95: 'The 2019 d'Issan has an intense bouquet with blackberry, raspberry, pencil lead and wilted iris scents that unfold gradually from the glass. The oak seems nicely integrated here. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy ripe tannins that provide quite a firm backbone. Mainly black fruit with hints of white pepper, sage and graphite, this is a tightly-wound d'Issan with impressive persistence on the classic pencil lead finish. Maybe a bit old school? There's nothing wrong with that if it is well crafted, like this.'
How Many: 359.95 six bottles

s0222-135. 19 CHATEAU GISCOURS, 3ME GRAND CRU CLASSE, MARGAUX six bottles
Suckling 97; Vinous 94: 'The 2019 Giscours has certainly calmed down since its bravura performance from barrel, now more streamlined and focused, albeit retaining that black and blue fruit interlaced with pressed violet. The harmonious palate is very finely tuned and beautifully structured, with a touch of salinity. This is one of the more precise Giscours in recent years, perhaps partly due to consultant Thomas Duclos, who began working with the estate in 2018 (he was actually born nearby). This reminds me of some of the classic Giscours such as the 1966 or the 1970. It may even merit a higher score with bottle age.'
How Many: 359.95 six bottles

s0222-136. 19 CHATEAU LA TOUR DE BESSAN, MARGAUX six bottles
Vinous 91: 'The 2019 La Tour de Bessan has a well-defined and intense bouquet with blueberry, blackberry and pressed iris flowers, focused and poised. The palate is medium-bodied with very pliant tannins, harmonious and fleshy. Just a bit of toasty oak needs to be assimilated on the finish. This is a well-crafted and quite delicious Margaux.'
How Many: 189.95 six bottles

s0222-137. 19 CHATEAU LABEGORCE, MARGAUX six bottles
Vinous 94: 'The 2019 Labegorce was the first vintage vinified in the new cellar and also the first to use Cabernet Franc from the north part of the appellation, on more limestone soils, a massal selection from an organic producer in the south of France. Matured in 40% new oak, this has a voluminous, multifaceted bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit, cedar and perhaps more rose petal than violet at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, very well balanced, and a little spicier than I found from barrel, leading to a detailed, tensile finish.'
How Many: 219.95 six bottles

s0222-138. 19 CHATEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPERY, 3ME GRAND CRU CLASSE, MARGAUX six bottles
Vinous 96: 'The 2019 Malescot Saint Exupery has a well-defined bouquet, although it does not quite possess the intensity that it showed from barrel. Touches of licorice and allspice gently unfold with time. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, and lightly spiced with white pepper and clove toward the detailed, persistent finish. This is a serious Margaux that deserves time in bottle.'
How Many: 524.95 six bottles

s0222-139. 19 CHATEAU MARQUIS D‛ALESME BECKER, 3ME GRAND CRU CLASSE MARGAUX six bottles
Vinous 95: 'The 2019 Marquis d'Alesme Becker was very impressive from barrel. Now in bottle, it has retained those engaging aromas of blackberry, raspberry, cedar and a pinch of spice, well defined and quintessentially Margaux. The palate is understated on the entry, smooth and sensual in texture, with gorgeous, very pure red fruit. I adore the harmony of this wine, and the way it sashays toward the finish. Deceptively approachable, this will mature beautifully in bottle.'
How Many: 294.95 six bottles

s0222-140. 19 CHAEAU PRIEURE LICHINE, 4ME GRAND CRU CLASSE, MARGAUX six bottles
Decanter 93; Vinous 93: 'The 2019 Prieure-Lichine is very perfumed on the nose, offering ample red berry fruit, cranberry and undergrowth scents; more rose petal aromas emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and gentle grip. As I suggested in my primeur note, it appears to show a little more judicious extraction, so that the finish feels more substantial. Excellent.'
How Many: 279.95 six bottles

s0222-141. 19 CHATEAU SIRAN, MARGAUX six bottles
Vinous 94: 'The 2019 Siran has a very well-defined bouquet of pure black cherry and raspberry fruit, crushed violets and iris petals, and seamlessly integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied, structured and crisp, with fine tannins, impressive delineation and plenty of freshness on the saline finish. One of the best Siran releases in recent years.'
How Many: 219.95 six bottles

s0222-142. 19 CHATEAU CARBONNIEUX, GRAND CRU CLASSE, PESSAC-LEOGNAN six bottles
Vinous 94: 'I am so pleased that the 2019 Carbonnieux has retained the engaging aromatics that I found from the barrel sample: copious blackberry, raspberry, incense and light violet aromas soar from the glass. The palate is very well balanced with fine-grained tannins, and much more precise than recent vintages, leading to a harmonious, silky-smooth, almost tender finish. More polished than recent vintages, this Carbonnieux comes highly recommended.'
How Many: 239.95 six bottles

s0222-143. 19 CHATEAU LATOUR MARTILLAC, GRAND CRU CLASSE, PESSAC-LEOGNAN six bottles
Wine Spectator 94; Vinous 93: 'The 2019 Latour-Martillac was a little perplexing from the barrel samples that I received a few months back. Now in bottle, here is the Pessac-Leognan I know, with ample blackberry, cedar, black olive and light marine scents on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, quite fleshy but still nicely structured, and showing fine backbone on the sappy, white-pepper- and sage-tinged finish. Now this is promising.'
How Many: 239.95 six bottles

s0222-144. 19 CHATEAU MALARTIC LAGRAVIERE, GRAND CRU CLASSE, PESSAC-LEOGNAN six bottles
Decanter 95; Vinous 95: 'The 2019 Malartic Lagraviere presents a refined nose of blackberry, raspberry, cedar and light estuarine aromas, very well defined and focused. The palate is framed by fine-grained tannins, and the pure blackberry and raspberry notes are laced with blood orange. Maybe just a little more granular in texture than before, but still wonderfully balanced, with great length and nobility. This will age with style. A sophisticated Pessac-Leognan with a lot of potential.'
How Many: 334.95 six bottles

s0222-145. 19 CHATEAU BEAU SEJOUR BECOT 1ER GRAND CRU CLASSE, SAINT EMILION six bottles
Decanter 96; Wine Spectator 95: 'This delivers a tumble of ripe raspberry, plum and boysenberry fruit flavors, lined with violet, red tea and sweet tobacco notes that add lift and range. The long, racy, chalk-lined finish leaves a pure feel that's not easy to achieve in this vintage. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.'
How Many: 474.95 six bottles

s0222-146. 19 CHATEAU DE PRESSAC, GRAND CRU CLASSE, SAINT EMILION six bottles
Decanter 93; Vinous 92: 'The 2019 Chateau de Pressac has an intense bouquet of blackberry, raspberry and light cedar aromas, touches of mint coming through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit and quite edgy, showing a cheeky touch of Earl Grey toward the finish. It needs time but has the substance to age well in bottle.'
How Many: 224.50 six bottles

s0222-147. 19 CHATEAU FLEUR CARDINALE, GRAND CRU CLASSE, SAINT EMILION six bottles
Decanter 95; Vinous 93: 'The 2019 Fleur Cardinale has a pretty bouquet of vivacious red berry fruit, raspberry and cranberry, touches of tobacco and cedar emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied, harmonious and poised, with fine-grained tannins, nicely judged acidity and a delicate touch of salinity on the finish. This is an excellent Fleur Cardinale.'
How Many: 264.95 six bottles

s0222-148. 19 CHATEAU GRAND MAYNE, GRAND CRU CLASSE, SAINT EMILION six bottles
Vinous 95: 'The 2019 Grand Mayne has a beautifully defined, pure bouquet of black cherry, blueberry, crushed violet and mineral aromas. The harmonious palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, crisp acidity and touches of dark chocolate toward the finish, which displays both power and elegance. This is a superb Grand Mayne courtesy of Jean-Antoine Nony.'
How Many: 299.95 six bottles

s0222-149. 19 CHATEAU LA DOMINIQUE, GRAND CRU CLASSE, SAINT EMILION six bottles
Decanter 96; Vinous 94: 'The 2019 La Dominique presents a composed nose of blackberry and blueberry fruit, touches of cedar and sous-bois and a hint of humidor, complex and quite mercurial. The palate is medium-bodied with plush tannins, savory red fruit mixed with black pepper and sage, good depth, and a spicy, persistent finish. This has a promising future ahead of it.'
How Many: 439.95 six bottles

s0222-150. 19 CHATEAU LA GAFFELIERE, 1ER GRAND CRU CLASSE, SAINT EMILION six bottles
Decanter 95; Vinous 96: 'The 2019 La Gaffeliere has a wonderful bouquet of mineral-rich black and red fruit and sous-bois, a little tobacco and pencil box emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fleshy and ripe. Perfectly balanced, leading to an almost Left Bank, graphite-tinged finish courtesy of the 40% Cabernet Franc, the 2019 continues the purple patch of this Saint-Emilion stalwart. No doubt a wine that will give 30 to 40 years of drinking pleasure.'
How Many: 439.95 six bottles

s0222-151. 19 SAINTAYME, GRAND CRU, SAINT EMILION six bottles
Decanter 94. My notes: Yeah, the nobility. Exceptional statements of class, terroir, and use of barrels as well. Full modern claret./ Sweet fruit and oak. Definitely upscale. 93+/100.
How Many: 124.95 six bottles

s0222-152. 19 CHATEAU TOUR SAINT CHRISTOPHE, GRAND CRU CLASSE, SAINT EMILION six bottles
Suckling 96; Vinous 95: 'The 2019 Tour Saint Christophe builds on the promise it showed from barrel. This sample was actually tasted at my home, where I afforded it a two-hour decant. It revealed precocious yet controlled blackberry and blueberry fruit scents, with that violet component still intact. The tannins have not lost any of their grippiness or assertiveness. This is a Saint-Emilion that is in for the long haul. Great potential.'
How Many: 274.95 six bottles

s0222-153. 19 CHATEAU BONALGUE, POMEROL six bottles
Decanter 92; Suckling 97; Vinous 92: 'The 2019 Bonalgue has a fresh bouquet of blackberry, raspberry and light sous-bois aromas, hints of shaved truffle emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, quite sweet and concentrated, and almost viscous on the finish, which feels very persistent. A little heady in style, yet well crafted.'
How Many: 239.95 six bottles

s0222-154. 19 CHATEAU CLOS DU CLOCHER, POMEROL six bottles
Decanter 94; Vinous 94+: 'The 2019 Clos du Clocher presents a nose of beautifully defined black cherry and boysenberry fruit, truffle and hints of cedar, all very focused and full of vigor. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. Some oak has yet to be subsumed on the entry, but there is great structure here, leading to a complex, tensile finish. This is an outstanding Pomerol.'
How Many: 394.95 six bottles

s0222-155. 19 CHATEAU FEYTIT CLINET, POMEROL six bottles
Decanter 95; Vinous 95: 'The 2019 Feytit-Clinet has a stunning bouquet of pure red fruit, crushed stone and light rose petal scents; a hint of black truffle emerges with time. The palate is medium-bodied with good depth, the 70% new French oak a little more prominent than usual at the moment, though that will be subsumed with time. Very balanced and persistent, this is a bolder style of Feytit, but Jeremy Chasseuil pulls it off.'
How Many: 439.95 six bottles

s0222-156. 19 CHATEAU LES CRUZEELES, LALANDE DE POMEROL six bottles
Decanter 93; Vinous 92: 'The 2019 Les Cruzelles offers disarming aromas of blackberry and blueberry fruit, perhaps a little more discreet than some of Durantou's other cuvees and requiring more coaxing from the glass. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannins and perfectly judged acidity, the 40% new oak neatly integrated. Fans out with confidence on the aftertaste, which turns increasingly peppery courtesy of the 20% Cabernet Franc. This is very promising.'
How Many: 184.95 six bottles

s0222-157. 19 CHATEAU LA DAUPHINE, FRONSAC six bottles
Decanter 93; Vinous 92+: 'The 2019 Chateau de la Dauphine has a wonderful bouquet, beautifully defined, featuring raspberry coulis, singed leather and light rose petal aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, fresh and vibrant, and shows ample structure toward the piquant finish. Delightful.'
How Many: 144.95 six bottles

s0222-158. 19 CHATEAU D‛AIGUILHE, CASTILLON COTES DE BORDEAUX six bottles
Decanter 92; Vinous 92: 'The 2019 d'Aiguilhe has a really lovely bouquet of ample black cherry, mulberry and light floral scents, very pure and delineated. The palate is medium-bodied with cedar-infused red fruit. While not as exuberant as the aromatics, this is nicely detailed and quite poised on the finish. No, I still cannot pronounce its name, but this Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux is well worth seeking out.'
How Many: 139.95 six bottles

s0222-159. 19 CHATEAU CARBONNIEUX, GRAND CRU CLASSE, PESSAC-LEOGNAN BLANC six bottles
Decanter 93; Vinous 92: 'The 2019 Carbonnieux Blanc has developed nicely in barrel, offering orange pith, honeysuckle and jasmine scents, touches of quince and almond coming through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with a zesty entry, fine weight, and some new oak lending sweetness toward the finish. Give this two or three years, as it is an accomplished dry white Pessac.'
How Many: 239.95 six bottles

s0222-160. 19 L'ESPRIT DE DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER, PESSAC-LEOGNAN BLANC six bottles
Neal Martin 91: 'This has a freshness of oyster-shell-tinged citrus fruit and a very faint hint of chai. The palate is well balanced, offering superb delineation and depth, flavors of green apple mixed with nectarine and wild p, and a persistent finish. Excellent'
How Many: 174.95 six bottles

s0222-161. 19 CHATEAU COUTET, 1ER GRAND CRU CLASSE, BARSAC six half botttles
Decanter 97; Vinous 95: 'The 2019 Coutet has a very intense bouquet of wild honey, saffron, dried pineapple chunks and a touch of cold, wet stones, all imbued with palpable joie-de-vivre. The taut, fresh palate is underpinned by a silver bead of acidity (always one of this Barsac's leitmotifs), offering clementine, p and nectarine toward the persistent finish. A joy.'
How Many: 159.95 six bottles/

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2019 BORDEAUX NEAR FUTURES
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