UGC 2019s in bottle – right-bank reds

Horse in a Ch Canon vineyard close to St-Émilion

At last – a chance to taste the miracle vintage in bottle! And a great pleasure it was too. See this guide to our coverage of 2019 bordeaux.

What an exceptional vintage this was, in almost every way. The en primeur campaign took place in spring 2020 when the world was locked down. Long-time Bordeaux resident James Lawther MW, now a fully fledged member of our team, was kind enough to flit from château to château tasting as many of the most sought-after wines as possible but this was inevitably fewer than usual.

Nevertheless, James was able to describe 2019...