Grand Cercle 2019s – right-bank reds

Clos Puy Arnaud

See this guide to our extensive coverage of 2019 bordeaux. Tasting notes on Grand Cercle left-bank reds and whites follow.

We have published many a tasting article on 2019 bordeaux – arguably making up for our COVID-restricted coverage when it was released en primeur in 2020 with the depth of our enthusiasm for this relatively good-value vintage now that it is in bottle. And, make no mistake about it, this is a most attractive year which, despite its ripeness and, in some cases, dangerously high alcohol levels (15% is not uncommon), manages generally to provide freshness too – as well...