Top Guns

Bordeaux’s elite estates shine in the inconsistent 2019 vintage

Top Guns
Pauillac estate Château Lafite Rothschild was perfectly situated to capitalize on the growing conditions in 2019. (Deepix Studio)
From the Mar 31, 2022, issue

Despite impressive releases from Bordeaux’s premier estates, the 2019 vintage is inconsistent across and even within appellations, resulting in fewer wines that will improve with age. Consumers won't be able to easily buy across the board as they have in recent years. Get Wine Spectator senior editor James Moleswoth’s latest report on the region, including his picks for top Left Bank and Right Bank reds, top dry whites, top Barsac and Sauternes and top values for the region.

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