Bordeaux 2019s retasted blind – left-bank reds

© Château Rauzan-Ségla - Photo Brice Braastad

More great wines, from the Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated properties this time. See also right-bank reds and whites, as well as our guide to 2019 bordeaux. Above, Ch Rauzan-Ségla in Margaux.

Allow me to remind you of the peculiar history of this vintage. You can find links to excellent surveys of the growing season in our guide so I won’t repeat their content here, but it is the en primeur campaign that was so distinctive. This was the vintage that was offered as the pandemic virtually shut down travel and there was considerable doubt that an en primeur campaign would...