Bordeaux 2019 – a delightful year

Aymeric de Gironde and James Lawther MW at Ch Troplong Mondot, St-Emilion

After supplying his tasting articles on Bordeaux 2019 right bank and Bordeaux 2019 left bank, James Lawther MW takes a moment to reflect on this exceptional vintage. He is seen on the right here with Aymeric de Gironde at Ch Troplong Mondot. See this guide to the rest of our coverage.

The on-off-on, coronavirus-disturbed 2019 Bordeaux en primeur campaign finally leapt into life mid May with prices continuing to tumble out as I write. Tastings in Bordeaux, mainly for the négociants, have run in parallel, although samples to locked-down journalists had already been winging their way around the world...