Bordeaux 2022 – no 2019

Ch La Conseillante 2019

Nick Martin of Wine Hub puts this year's en primeur campaign in perspective. See also this guide to the Bordeaux 2022 vintage.

I can’t help but wonder if the top 60 or so Bordeaux producers look back with the benefit of hindsight on the release of the 2019 vintage as a cruel sleight of God’s hand. 

With tasting in situ curtailed for all but those in residence, there was much talk of it being the moment to dispense with a release 7–9 months’ after harvest and to wait for when we were all freed from lockdown restrictions (see When...