When should Bordeaux launch its 2019s?

Ch Batailley in Pauillac, Bordeaux

This year the pandemic-inspired lockdown put paid to the Bordeaux en primeur campaign that should now be underway. So when should the 2019s be released? The Bordeaux buyer of a leading UK wine merchant assesses the options below, and in Re-thinking en primeur, someone who has been buying bordeaux for half a century makes a concrete permanent suggestion. See also this guide to our coverage of Bordeaux 2019.

Jancis writes Bordeaux is still the most popular category of tradable fine wine, even if it has been losing ground to Burgundy and Italian and American wine. So when the 2019 en primeur...