A Southwold summary

top-scoring 2019s at the Southwold tasting

Overarching conclusions – and some bargains from this year's extensive, three-day blind tasting of all the bordeaux 2019s that matter. See our guide to coverage of Bordeaux 2019.

Most importantly, this is a great vintage. At the end of the three days we try to put all the most recent vintages in order. This year we slightly prevaricated as to whether 2016 or 2019 was the best overall, but once Stephen Browett, owner of Farr Vintners who organise this annual tasting marathon, had analysed our aggregated scores, it was clear that 2019 was the winner. I can't think of...