Primeurs 2019

Dank der hervorragenden Beziehungen zu den Chateaus in Bordeaux konnte CWW Weinexperte und Beiratsmitglied Markus Del Monego einen kleinen Teil des neuen Bordeaux-Jahrgangs 2019 bereits vorab verkosten.

Primeurs in schwierigen Zeiten 

Als ich Anfang März Bordeaux besuchte, war Corona eine drohende Gefahr am Horizont, und Frankreich war mehr besorgt über einen Streik der Flugsicherung. Ich reiste jedoch nach Bordeaux und hatte die Gelegenheit, erste Einblicke in den Jahrgang 2019 zu bekommen. Ich freute mich sehr auf die "en primeur-Verkostungen", die für den 26. März 2020 geplant waren, aber die Verkostungen wurden Mitte März abgesagt. Sofort nahm ich Kontakt zu den verschiedenen Verbänden und Weingütern in Bordeaux auf und bat um Kostproben. Das Ergebnis war eine kleine Anzahl von Weinen, die in Essen ankamen, bevor die Schließung Frankreichs die Lieferungen ziemlich kompliziert machte. Diese ersten Proben des Jahrgangs 2019 wurden unter unberührten Bedingungen verkostet, um eine faire und gleiche Bewertung aller Qualitäten zu gewährleisten. Tatsächlich erwiesen sich die Proben als richtig, so die Meinung einiger führender Persönlichkeiten aus Bordeaux. Bruno-Eugène Borie vom Château Ducru-Beaucaillou sieht 2019 in einer Linie mit den hervorragenden Jahrgängen 2016, 2010, 2009 und 2005. Henri Lurton spricht über seinen besten Jahrgang, zusammen mit 2016, den er je auf Château Brane-Cantenac vinifiziert hat. Philippe Dhalluin von Château Mouton-Rothschild bewertet den Jahrgang als reich und reichhaltig in Qualität und Quantität. Nach einigen kleineren Ernten erreichten sie wieder eine durchschnittliche Produktion. Emmanuel Cruse von Château d'Issan sieht, dass der 2019 viel mit dem 2016 gemeinsam hat und dennoch mehr Frische bewahrt. Es ist ein sehr guter Jahrgang, der aber in einer sehr schwierigen Zeit auf dem Markt erscheint.

Tatsächlich war der Start dieses Jahrgangs sehr positiv. Genügend Niederschläge im Winter wurden von Böden wie Kreide und Lehm zurückgehalten. Die Weinberge auf diesen wasserspeichernden Böden hatten einen großen Vorteil in der zukünftigen Wachstumsperiode. Mit Ausnahme eines feuchten Juni hat der Jahrgang von einem eher trockenen Klima profitiert, was Krankheiten in den Weinbergen weitgehend verhindert hat. Keine Chance für Mehltau oder Falscher Mehltau. Selbst die Hitzewellen haben den Reben nicht wirklich geschadet, denn der Regen setzte ein, immer im letzten Moment, aber immer noch früh genug, um massiven Wasserstress und eine Verlangsamung der Reife zu verhindern. Die späte physiologische Reife brachte viel Alkohol, aber die Weine zeigen mehr Frische als in den Vorjahren. Fabien Teitgen, Winzer von Smith-Haut-Lafitte, führt diese Frische auf die gute Säure "aufgrund der kühlen Nachttemperaturen während der Reifezeit" zurück. Diese Tatsache ist auch für Weißweine eine gute Nachricht. "Sie sind die große Überraschung", sagt Olivier Bernard von der Domaine de Chevalier. Auf Château Coutet in Barsac haben Philippe und Aline Baly in drei Durchgängen mit insgesamt 19 Lesetagen geerntet. Sie beurteilen die Bedingungen als eher ideal: "Diese klimatischen Bedingungen haben eine Ernte hervorgebracht, deren Qualität unbestreitbar vorhanden ist", so Olivier Bernard von der Domaine de Chevalier.

Leider kommt 2019 in eine schwierige Zeit, der Corona-Virus versetzt die Welt in Angst und erschwert den Handel immer mehr. Handelsbarrieren und neue Zölle schaffen einen herausfordernden Rahmen für diesen Jahrgang. Eines sollten wir jedoch nicht vergessen: Es warten wunderbare 2019er auf uns, Weine mit Alterungspotenzial und Charme, die jede Krise überstehen werden.

Tasting: Primeurs Vintage 2019
Place Essen
Date March, April,  May and June 2020
Taster Markus Del Monego MW
Introduction: 
This is the full list of all primeurs tasted till June 2, 2020. Up to now it was a very exciting experience as there was a chance to taste some wines at the beginning of the campaing and again at a later stage. In addition, most of the wines have hade two months more in barrels than at the usual "en primeur" tastings beginning of april. I addition I had the chance to taste the wines twice or even more often during a day. As usual my best rating is 99 points. In my opinion, the "en primeur" tastings show wines in a very early stage and a 100 points perfection should be reserved for bottled samples. As some wines have been a little bit closed during the tastings, I have more "+" signs behind the points as ever before. "+" just means that there is a promising potential and a good chance for a higher rating at a later stage.

 

Vintage Wine Appellation Rating Tasting Notes
2019 "B", Château Bastor-Lamontagne Bordeaux Blanc 90 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Elegant nose with aromatic character, reminiscent of grapefruit peel, ripe apricots, Buxus and white blossoms. On the palate well structured with crisp acidity, fresh citrus fruit and hints of lemon peel, very good length. A very appealing, crisp white Bordeaux. 
2019 "Chairman's Selection" Château Plain Point Fronsac 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Powerful nose with rather closed character but very good concentration. Ripe fruit upfront and mild spices in the background. On the palate rich with dense structure, distinct yet ripe tannins, well structured with rich taste, flavour repeating the aroma of the nose, firm yet ripe tannins, succulent fruit, good concentration, depth and length. 
2019 "Cuvée Caroline", Château de Chantegrive Graves Blanc 92 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Expressive nose with ripe apricots, peaches, hints of vanilla, roasted hazelnuts and Buxus in the background. On the palate well balanced with crisp acidity, creamy texture, juicy fruit and hints of vanilla in the aftertaste. A classic wine with convincing length. 
2019 "Cuvée Royale", Château des Mille Anges Bordeaux Blanc 87 Pale yellow colour. Aromatic nose reminiscent of ripe grapefruit, juicy apricots, acacia blossoms and hints of lemon zest. On the palate juicy fruit, lemon zest, apricots and hints of peaches, medium bodied with medium length and pleasant finish.  
2019 "Cuvée", Château Gaby Canon-Fronsac 90 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Concentrated nose with ripe fruit, plums, blackberries and sweet elderberries. Subtle oak in the background, dark chocolate and hints of coffee. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, elegant freshness, mouth watering fruit, discreet spiciness and fine toasting flavour in the background. A well made wine with very good length. 
2019 "Hautes Carles" Château de Carles Fronsac 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Opulent nose with excellent concentration, ripe black cherries, blackberries and plums, vanilla and gingerbread spices, fine toasting aroma. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, elegant freshness, distinct fruit and spicy aftertaste. An excellent wine with freshness, depth and convincing length. 
2019 "Le Rosé", Château Laurence Bordeaux Rosé 88 Bright rose colour with slightly orange coloured hue. Elegant nose with restrained fruit, hints of red currants, raspberries and mallow blossoms. On the palate well structured and balanced with fine acidity, restrained fruit and hints of minerality in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with good length. 
2019 "Les Cérisiers", Château de Francs Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux 88 Dark purple colour with violet hue. Quite expressive nose with fragrant fruit, reminiscent of blackcurrants, blackberries and hints of violets, toasting aroma and oak spices in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe fruit, juicy berries, firm tannins and good length. 
2019 "Petite Laurence", Château Laurence Bordeaux Blanc 87 Pale yellow colour. Elegant nose with slightly closed character, restrained fruit reminiscent of tangerine, apricots and tropical fruit. On the palate well balanced with juicy fruit, tangerine zest and hints of apricots, , medium bodied with rather good length. 
2019 "Petite Laurence", Château Laurence Bordeaux Supérieur 87 Dark purple colour with violet hue. Aromatic nose with pure fruit, blackcurrants and blackberries, hints of vanilla in the background. On the palate juicy fruit, firm tannins, medium bodied with medium length. 
2019 "Princess Gaby", Château Gaby Canon-Fronsac 88 Dark purple colour with violet hue. Slightly closed nose, opening up only slowly. Restrained fruit, elegant spiciness and hints of earthy minerality. On the palate well balanced with juicy fruit, ripe yet firm tannins and elegant acidity, hints of toasting flavour lingering in the aftertaste. 
2019 Absolu, Château Bourdieu Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 91 Very dense and concentrated wine with intense purple colour, violet hue and black core. Very powerful nose with distinct dark stone fruit, sweet elderberries, ripe plums and hints of gingerbread spices, discreet toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well structured with good extraction, depth and length, ripe yet firm tannins, juicy fruit, hints of toasting flavour and mild spices in the aftertaste. 
2019 Aile d'Argent, Château Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux Blanc 94+ Bright yellow colour with slightly green hue. Expressive nose with aroma reminiscent of fresh grapefruit, aromatic tangerine, juicy vineyard peaches, white currants and a hint of wisteria. On the palate creamy texture, fine acidity, multi-layered fruit and discreet spiciness. A charming wine with class, excellent length and mouth-watering character. 
2019 Alto De Cantenac Brown, Château Cantenac Brown Bordeaux Blanc 92 Bright yellow colour with slightly golden hue. Aromatic nose with fine fruit, reminiscent of fresh citrus fruit, lemon zest, lime and tangerine complemented by ripe apricots and white blossoms. On the palate creamy texture, crisp acidity, flavourful with aroma reminiscent of citrus fruit and yellow stone fruit, discreet hints of brioche in the background. A fine wine with convincing length. 
2019 Balthus Bordeaux Supérieur 91 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very elegant nose displaying fragrant fruit and fine flowery components. Initially slightly closed the wine opens up very will with some oxygen. On the palate On the palate concentrated, with rich fruit, firm tannins, succulent fruit and discreet spiciness. The relatively intense extraction is well handled, freshness prevailing in the finish. 
2019 Baron de Brane (Château Brane-Cantenac, 2nd wine) Margaux 91 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Pleasant nose with ripe fruit, mulberries, blackberries and blackcurrants, discreet hint of mild spices, a discreet touch of toasting aroma. On the palate well structured with firm yet ripe tannins, wonderful freshness and lingering fruit in the aftertaste. (Tasted on April 1, 2020)
2019 Cabernet Franc, Hubert de Boüard Bordeaux 90+ Dark purple colour with violet hue. Aromatic nose with distinct fruit, blackcurrants, sweet elderberries and hints of mild spices and fine toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well balanced and structured with juicy fruit, flavour of dark berries and hints of mild spices, fine tannins and good length. 
2019 Carat de Château Réaut Côtes de Bordeaux 91 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very concentrated nose with slightly closed character initially. Blackcurrants, dark berries and slightly roasted aroma in the background. On the palate firm yet ripe tannins, juicy fruit and elegant spiciness. A wine with convincing length and depth. 
2019 Chardonnay, Hubert de Boüard Vin de Pay d'Aquitaine 91 Bright yellow colour with slightly green hue. Elegant nose with ripe pear and juicy apricots, fresh butter and hints of butterscotch, vanilla in the background. On the palate well balanced with creamy texture, crisp acidity, fine toasting aroma, ripe yellow stone fruit and juicy pear, pineapple in the background. A wine with freshness and very good length. 
2019 Chardonneret Château Sainte-Marie Bordeaux Blanc 87 Very bright yellow with green hue. Elegant nose with restrained fruit, starfruit, pear and lemon zest. On the palate crisp acidity, again restrained fruit, almost salty minerality and well balanced medium length. 
2019 Château  Corconnac Haut-Médoc 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue. Aromatic nose with distinct fruit, reminiscent of blackcurrants and blackberries, ripe plums and almost peppery spiciness. On the palate well balanced with juicy fruit, ripe tannins, medium bodied with very good length, charming wine. 
2019 Château Alcée Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Expressive nose with juicy fruit, dark berries, ripe plums and black cherries, hints of roasting aroma and mild spices in the background. On the palate well structured with elegant character, juicy fruit, subtle oak and distinct fruit flavour reminiscent of black cherries. A wine with appealing freshness and very good length. 
2019 Château Ampélia Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very aromatic nose with good concentration of aroma. Reminiscent of overripe plums, blackberries, sweet elderberries and hints of mulberries. On the palate firm tannins, crisp acidity, ripe fruit, well structured and quite mouth-watering however with a slightly dryish finish.
2019 Château Arnauld Haut-Médoc 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Well concentrated but initially closed nose ripe blackberries and blackcurrants, hints of dark chocolate and mild spices as well as finely toasted oak. On the palate distinct oak influence, ripe fruit, elegant acidity and well structured tannins. A concentrated yet elegant wine with convincing length. 
2019 Château au Vignoble Bordeaux Supérieur 89 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant yet powerful nose with subtle oak influence, ripe stone fruit and dark berries, backed by vanilla, fine toasting aroma and mild spices. On the palate well balanced and structured with ripe tannins, full-bodied character with good length, ripe fruit lingering the finish. 
2019 Château Auguste Bordeaux 87 A very approachable Bordeaux with dark purple colour and violet hue, charming fruit reminiscent of blackcurrants and blackberries, on the palate juicy fruit, ripe tannins, crisp acidity, meaty finish with medium length. 
2019 Château Auguste Bordeaux Rosé 88 Bright rose colour with slightly orange coloured hue. Aromatic nose reminiscent of red currants, raspberries, mallow blossoms and pear drops. On the palate well structured and balanced with fine acidity, juicy fruit reminiscent of red berries and citrus fruit, medium bodied with pleasant mouthfeel and good length. 
2019 Château Badette Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Excellent nose with hints of flint stone, graphite, blackberries and violets. On the palate well structured and balanced with freshness and depth, fine tannins, ripe fruit and convincing length. 
2019 Château Balestard La Tonnelle Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 91 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Well structured nose with ripe berries, blackcurrant leaf, stewed black cherries, hints of mild spices in the background. On the palate well balanced with ripe and juicy fruit, firm tannins, elegant body with convincing length. 
2019 Château Bastor-Lamontagne Sauternes 93 Bright yellow colour with golden hue. Expressive nose with typical botrytis influence and an aroma reminiscent of dried apricots, peach jam, stewed pineapple, with hints of mango and vanilla in the background. On the palate opulent sweetness balanced by elegant acidity, aromatic finish with very convincing length, good structure, balance and depth. A rather sophisticated Sauternes. 
2019 Château Batailley Pauillac 95 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with aroma reminiscent of elegant rum marinated fruits, ripe plums, blackcurrants, vanilla and gingerbread. On the palate elegant with silky, tannins, subtle oak and discreet spiciness, juicy fruit. Well balanced wine with marvellous length.  
2019 Château Beauséjour, Duffau-Lagarrosse Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 96 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Closed character, needs a lot of time to open up. Rather restrained fruit and discreet spiciness, however showing an excellent potential. On the palate a great wine with freshness and elegance, restrained fruit and mild spices. Elegant style with ripe tannins and excellent length.
2019 Château Beau-Site Cru Bourgeois Saint-Estèphe 93 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with an elegant touch, well structured aroma reminiscent of blackcurrants, sweet elderberries, fine toasting aroma, hints of mild spices in the background as well as a hint of earthy minerality. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins, sweet fruit reminiscent of dark berries, black cherries and hints of plums. Fine toasting flavour and elegant minerality in the aftertaste. The best Beau-Site ever tasted en primeur.  
2019 Château Béchereau Lalande-de-Pomerol 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very closed nose, restrained fruit, opens up very slowly. On the palate well balanced with silky tannins and charming fruit, good aromatic length. 
2019 Château Béchereau "Couleur Malbec" Montagne-Saint-Emilion 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Rich and aromatic nose displaying freshly ground coffee, smoky touch, graphite, backed by ripe dark stone fruit. On the palate opulent yet elegant with freshness, succulent fruit and excellent length. A wonderful, refined wine. 
2019 Château Bélair Monange Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Gru Classé 95+ Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Well structured wine with elegant nose reminiscent of dark berries and mild spices, rather closed character, with discreet spiciness and delicate oak in the background. On the palate well structured with good depth and length, a wine with promising potential, perhaps a bit shy at the moment. 
2019 Château Bellegrave Pauillac 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Quite powerful yet elegant nose ,fine fruit reminiscent of blackcurrants and ripe plums, in the background elegant spices and hints of dark chocolate. On the palate well balanced with freshness and ripe tannins, concentrated and juicy fruit, elegant spiciness, hints of minerality, a quite classic style with very good length. 
2019 Château Bellevue Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 93 Deep purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with aroma reminiscent of dark chocolate and mild spices, subtle toasting aroma, ripe plums, blackberries and  mulberries. On the palate well structured with firm yet ripe tannins, ripe fruit, discreet spiciness and convincing length, a wine with freshness. 
2019 Château Belle-Vue Haut-Médoc 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Concentrated, initially slightly closed character. Aroma reminiscent of ripe plums and juicy blackberries, white pepper and mild spices. On the palate elegant and well structured with firm tannins, crisp acidity and elegant spiciness.  A well structured wine with freshness and aromatic depth. 
2019 Château Bertineau Saint-Vincent Lalande-de-Pomerol 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Closed nose, displaying slowly some berry fruit and discreet spiciness. On the palate well balanced with silky tannins and good aromatic length. 
2019 Château Beychevelle Saint-Julien 95 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very expressive character, ripe fruit reminiscent of blackcurrants and blackberries, toasting aroma, mocha, dark chocolate, vanilla and mild spices in the background. On the palate well balanced with freshness and complexity, ripe tannins, charming fruit, hints of toasting flavour in the background. A rich wine with freshness, aromatic depth and length. 
2019 Château Bibian Haut-Médoc 89 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Fine aroma reminiscent of dark berries and liquorice, vanilla and mild spices. On the palate well structured with good balance, ripe tannins, good aromatic length and depth. 
2019 Château Blaignan Médoc 88 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Nice fruit, reminiscent of blackcurrants and dark stone fruit, discreet spiciness and hints of toasting aroma in the background. On the palate firm tannins, fresh character with ripe fruit and good aromatic length. 
2019 Château Bois Pertuis Bordeaux 87 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Expressive nose with concentrated fruit, ripe blackberries, hints of blackcurrants and black cherries, discreet spiciness and a hint of vanilla in the background. On the palate well structured with firm tannins, ripe fruit and good balance. A medium bodied wine with pleasant length. 
2019 Château Bourdieu Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 87 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Very expressive fruit, ripe blackberries, blackcurrants and sweet plums. Discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate well balanced with ripe and juicy fruit, mature tannins, very pleasant with excellent fruit in the finish, well structured medium length. 
2019 Château Bourgneuf, Famille Vayron Pomerol AOC 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with ripe blackberries and hints of violets, mild spices and subtle toasting aroma. On the palate juicy fruit, mild spices and hints of liquorice, ripe tannins fine acidity, a wine with very good balance, length and depth. 
2019 Château Bournac Médoc 88 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of violet and blackberries, crushed berries and hints of smoke in the background. On the palate well structured with firm yet ripe tannins, juicy fruit, elegant finish with freshness. 
2019 Château Bouscaut, Grand Cru Classé de Graves Pessac-Léognan  92 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with distinct fruit, ripe blackberries, blackcurrants and sweet elderberries. Mild spices and fine oak in the background. On the palate well structured with firm tannins and good aromatic depth, convincing length and lingering fruit. 
2019 Château Bouscaut, Grand Cru Classé de Graves Pessac-Léognan blanc 92 Bright yellow colour. Aromatic nose reminiscent of candied grapefruit, orange zest, ripe apricots and peach jam, hints of vanilla in the background. On the palate elegant yet persistent with crisp acidity, fresh fruit, discreet spiciness and lingering minerality in the aftertaste. Wonderful example with convincing length. 
2019 Château Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien 95 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Marvellous nose with fine-spun aroma reminiscent of blackcurrants, dark stone fruit, dark chocolate and hints of vanilla, almost flowery hints in the background. On the palate quite classic in style yet well concentrated with a lot of freshness, ripe tannins and excellent length. 
2019 Château Branas Grand Poujeaux Moulis 93 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Juicy fruit, blackberries, blackcurrant jam, ripe plus, elegant spiciness and hints of toasting aroma in the background. On the palate firm full-bodied with juicy fruit and expressive toasting flavour, ripe tannins, fresh character with fine acidity and excellent length. Elegant and persistent. 
2019 Château Brane-Cantenac Margaux 96 Dark purple red colour with violet hue and black core. Initially quite closed, with some oxygen the nose opens up very well displaying fragrant fruit reminiscent of blackcurrants, sweet elderberries, crushed black cherries and mild spices. Fine toasting aroma in the background, elegant gingerbread spices and a touch of vanilla complementing the fruit. On the palate excellent depth and length with great freshness and multi-layered fruit. A gorgeous yet particularly elegant and refined Brane-Cantenac with a promising potential. (Tasted on April 1, 2020)
2019 Château Brondelle Graves 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with fine fruit, dark berries, plums and black cherries. Discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate ripe tannins and elegant acidity, juicy fruit and discreet minerality, a fine and very appealing wine. 
2019 Château Cadet-Bon Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 92 Deep purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Pleasant nose with ripe fruit, dark berries, black cherries and hints of blackcurrant leaf. Discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins, juicy fruit, discreet spiciness and subtle oak, well made with depth and very good length. 
2019 Château Calon Ségur Saint-Estèphe 96 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Sublime nose displaying an aroma reminiscent of ripe blackcurrants and elderberries, hints of violets and mild spices, well balanced oak, hints of mocha and cocoa in the background. On the palate complex and rich with freshness, elegance and depth. A very classic wine with excellent potential. 
2019 Château Cambon La Pelouse Haut-Médoc 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with distinct berry fruit, blackcurrants, plums and blackberries, elegant toasting aroma and mild spices in the background. On the palate succulent fruit, firm yet ripe tannins, elegant acidity, a wonderful wine with freshness, depth and length. 
2019 Château Cantegril Barsac Blanc 93 Golden yellow colour. Very pure nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe apricots, peach jam, candied lemon peel, Angelika. On the palate quite rich with peach and apricot flavour, discreet spiciness with hints of vanilla and honey, well structured with opulent sweetness tamed by fine acidity, a wine with convincing depth and length. 
2019 Château Cantemerle Haut-Médoc 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of blackcurrants and dark berries, ripe black cherries, fine roasting aroma in the background.  On the palate well structured with a certain finesse, freshness and aromatic depth, multi-layered fruit and hints of mild spices as well as some toasting flavour. A well made wine with ripe tannins and very good length. 
2019 Château Cantenac Brown Margaux 95 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very perfumed nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe blackberries and plums, Boysenberries, in the background hints of violets, delicate oak and mild spices. On the palate displaying a very good concentration and freshness, ripe tannins, multi-layered fruit flavour and excellent length. A very classic style with freshness and elegance. 
2019 Château Cantin Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 92 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Rich and concentrated nose with expressive fruit reminiscent of black cherries, sweet elderberries and blackberry jam. In the background fine toasting aroma and vanilla, mild spices and an almost flowery touch.  On the palate well structured and balanced with freshness, firm yet ripe tannins, succulent fruit and discreet spicy flavour, very savoury character and convincing aromatic length. 
2019 Château Cap de Faugères Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Quite classic nose with distinct fruit, reminiscent of ripe blackberries and blackcurrants, juicy black cherries and sweet elderberries. Subtle oak in the background. On the palate ripe yet firm tannins, fine acidity, well structured with juicy fruit and convincing length, a very mouth-watering style with a certain class. 
2019 Château Cap de Mourlin Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 92 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with distinct toasting aroma, backed by mild spices and dark berries. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins, good aromatic length and depth. 
2019 Château Cap Léon Veyrin Listrac 90 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very typical nose with ripe blackcurrants and hints of blackcurrant blossoms, discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate juicy and fresh with fine fruit and discreet spiciness, medium bodied with very good length. 
2019 Château Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan 92 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with distinct oak influence, fine toasting aroma, dark chocolate and hints of graphite backed by juicy fruit, ripe dark berries and sweet plums. Gingerbread spices in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, freshness and good aromatic depth, convincing length and lingering dark berries and plums in the aftertaste.  
2019 Château Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan blanc 92 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Elegant nose with ripe citrus fruit, hints of tangerine and lime zest, mint and starfruit in the background, subtle hints of Buxus. On the palate well balanced with crisp character, lush fruit, hints of minerality and good tension. Well made with convincing length. 
2019 Château Carteau (Côtes Daugay) Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with ripe berry fruit, subtle oak, discreet spiciness. On the palate well structured with juicy fruit, ripe yet firm tannins and good length. 
2019 Château Certan de May de Certan Pomerol 94+ Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Powerful nose with distinct toasting aroma, graphite and hints of exotic spices. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins, good structure, depth and length, very classic style maintaining a certain freshness. 
2019 Château Charmail Haut-Médoc 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Well structured and concentrated nose, quite opulent with aroma reminiscent of blackberries, blackcurrant leaf, lovage and dark chocolate. On the palate well concentrated with ripe fruit and finely toasted oak. Elegant with convincing finish. 
2019 Château Chauvin Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 92 Deep purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with initially closed character, opening up very well, displaying an aroma reminiscent of blackberries, gingerbread spices, wisteria and fine roasting aroma in the background. On the palate firm yet ripe tannins, mild acidity, discreet fruit and mild spices in the aftertaste, very good length. 
2019 Château Cissac Haut-Médoc 92 Purple red with violet hue and black core. Very expressive nose with distinct fruit character, ripe elderberries, blackberries and blackcurrants, elegant yet discreet toasting aroma, with a fine scent of mild spices in the background. On the rich yet well structured with freshness and ripe tannins, excellent fruit, discreet spiciness, complex approach with a wonderful length. A noteworthy wine in a remarkable vintage, slightly more classic in style than 2018. (Tasted on march 23, 2020)
2019 Château Clerc Milon Pauillac 95 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Well structured but initially closed nose, opens up slowly but very well, displaying crisp fruit aroma reminiscent of blackcurrants, blackberries and a subtle touch of violets in the background. Subtle oak, perfectly well integrated. On the palate a wonderful wine with very good tension, vibrant fruit, discreet hint of toasting flavour, ripe tannins and elegant acidity. An excellent wine with promising potential. 
2019 Château Clos de Boüard Montagne-Saint-Emilion 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Rich and expressive fruit reminiscent of ripe blackberries, sweet plums, mulberries and elderberries. Subtle oak and delicate spices in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, dark berries and black cherries, hints of sloe and mild spices, elegant roasting aroma. A well balanced with  potential and excellent length. 
2019 Château Clos de Sarpe Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 93 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Intense and aromatic nose reminiscent of ripe blackcurrants, blackberry jam, candied cherries, vanilla and gingerbread, fine toasting aroma in the background. On the palate opulent fruit, fine acidity, ripe tannins, a wine with promising character and convincing length. 
2019 Château Clos des Princes Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with fragrant fruit, blackberries and sweet elderberries, hints of violets in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe fruit, juicy character, ripe yet firm tannins and good finish. 
2019 Château Clos Dubreuil Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose, ripe berries and hints of blackcurrant leaf. ON the palate well structured and balanced with integrated ripe tannins and good length. 
2019 Château Corbin Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 94 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe blackcurrants and blackberries, black cherries, vanilla, hints of cardamom and cinnamon in the background, fine toasting aroma. On the palate well structured and balanced with ripe tannins, juicy fruit, aromatically rich finish. 
2019 Château Cos d'Estournel AOC Saint Estèphe 98 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Profound nose with multi-layered aroma reminiscent of blackberries and blackcurrants, vanilla and hints of gingerbread spices, discreet flowery touch in the background, subtle oak. On the palate rich yet elegant, velvety tannins and delicate acidity, opulent fruit, mild spices and subtle toasting flavour, a true expression of Cos d'Estournel' s terroir. (Tasted on Mai 19, 2020)
2019 Château Cos-Labory Saint-Estèphe 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Well structured but quite closed nose with restrained fruit, hints of oak and mild spices. On the palate medium bodied with good length, firm tannins, backed by hints of ripe fruit. 
2019 Château Côte de Baleau Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 93 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with ripe fruit reminiscent of dark berries, ripe plums, fine toasting aroma, dark chocolate and vanilla. On the palate well balanced with firm yet ripe tannins, fine acidity, juicy fruit, mild spices, elegant body and convincing length. 
2019 Château Côte Montpezat "Cuvée Compostelle" Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Closed nose with restrained fruit, earthy minerality, subtle oak and mild spices in the background. On the palate well concentrated with ripe yet firm tannins, elegant acidity, well structured with juicy fruit and convincing length. Quite promising, to be observed. 
2019 Château Coudert Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Intense nose reminiscent of stewed blackcurrants, blackberries and mild spices. On the palate stewed fruit again, well balanced with well structured tannins, good length. 
2019 Château Couhins Pessac-Léognan  93 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Rich character, expressive nose, intense fruit and elegant spiciness. Blackberries, ripe plums and black cherries, hints of mild spices and subtle oak. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, fine acidity adding freshness and taming the opulent approach. A very convincing wine with good potential and lingering fruit. 
2019 Château Couhins Pessac-Léognan blanc 92 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Fine-spun aroma reminiscent of fresh tangerine and lemon zest, ripe nectarine and gooseberries. Hints of Buxus in the background. On the palate well structured with crisp acidity, fresh fruit, discreet spiciness and fine minerality, well balanced with good length. 
2019 Château Couhins-Lurton Pessac-Léognan 94 Deep purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Ripe nose with elegant character and fragrant fruit, blackcurrants and sweet elderberries. Hints of vanilla and toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well balanced and structured with silky tannins, ripe and juicy fruit, elegant finish with freshness and convincing length. 
2019 Château Couhins-Lurton Pessac-Léognan Blanc 94 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Very elegant yet expressive nose with juicy fruit. Fresh peaches, juicy apricots, ripe lime and lemon zest, broom and white blossoms. On the palate crisp acidity, excellent flavour repeating the aroma of the nose, freshness and minerality, excellent aromatic length. 
2019 Château Coutet Barsac 95 Deep yellow, almost golden colour. Expressive nose with aroma reminiscent of candied orange peel, pineapple, passion fruit, dried apricots, complemented by hints of vanilla and gingerbread in the background. On the palate rich yet well balanced with fine acidity, opulent sweetness, ripe yellow stone fruit, candied citrus fruit and hints of mango and ginger in the background. A well balanced with  aromatic depth and excellent length. 
2019 Château Couvent des Jacobins Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 93 Deep purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Expressive nose with aroma reminiscent of dark chocolate, vanilla, ripe dark berries and juicy plums. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins, elegant freshness and juicy fruit, multi-layered spiciness in the finish, a wine with convincing length. 
2019 Château Crabitey Graves 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very densely woven nose, restrained fruit, blackberries and elderberries, gingerbread spices and fine toasting aroma, hints of liquorice in the background. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins and fine acidity, good depth and length, a very appealing wine with potential. 
2019 Château Crabitey Graves Blanc 90 Bright yellow colour with slightly green hue. Expressive nose reminiscent of ripe grapefruit, peaches and white blossoms. On the palate well balanced with elegant acidity, juicy citrus fruit and ripe apricots, creamy texture and very good length. 
2019 Château Croix Cardinale Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 91 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose with ripe fruit, e.g. plums, black cherries and blackberries. Elegant toasting aroma in the background reminiscent of chocolate and coffee. On the palate well structured with firm tannins, sweet fruit, discreet spiciness and good length. 
2019 Château Croix de Labrie Saint-Emilion Grand Cru  92 A rich yet elegant wine with dark purple colour, violet hue and black core. Excellent nose with multi-layered aroma reminiscent of ripe dark berries, elegant toasting, balmy character with hints of tobacco leaf, vanilla and gingerbread spices in the background. On the palate well structured with concentrated character, distinct freshness, ripe yet firm tannins, juicy fruit and convincing length. 
2019 Château Croizet-Bages Pauillac 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Closed nose with restrained fruit, hints of fresh blackcurrant and blackcurrant bud, hints of chocolate in the background. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins, juicy fruit and fresh character, well structured with good length. 
2019 Château d'Agassac Haut-Médoc 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of blackberries, blackcurrant leaf, liquorice and mild spices. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, freshness and juicy fruit, well balanced with very good length. 
2019 Château Dalem  Fronsac 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Intense nose with ripe fruit, balmy spices and discreet minerality. On the palate well balanced character with freshness, ripe fruit, mature tannins, excellent aromatic depth and length. Very convincing example. 
2019 Château d'Arche Sauternes 93 Golden yellow colour. Pure and aromatic nose with tropical fruit reminiscent of fresh pineapple, starfruit and mango jelly, apricot jam and cloudberry jam in the background. On the palate elegant acidity, fine sweetness, a well balanced wine with finesse and convincing length. 
2019 Château d'Armailhac Pauillac 94 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very elegant nose with expressive fruit, raspberries, blackcurrants, hints of vanilla and discreet toasting aroma, subtle oak in the background. On the palate well structured and balanced with ripe tannins, fine acidity adding freshness and tension to a wine with good aromatic depth. Flavour reminiscent of red and dark berries, discreet spiciness and hints of dark chocolate in the finish. Very pleasant and inviting style. 
2019 Château d'Arsac Margaux 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Expressive nose with fragrant fruit reminiscent of blackberries, blackcurrants, wisteria and hints of mild spices. On the palate well structured and balanced with ripe tannins, elegant acidity, silky mouthfeel and convincing length. 
2019 Château Dassault Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. A powerful aromatic expression, rich yet elegant, dark berries, black stone fruit, vanilla, mild spices and very subtle oak. On the palate ripe tannins, elegant freshness, multi-layered fruit and hints of mild spices, a wonderful wine with excellent length, "tout en finesse". 
2019 Château Daugay Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 92 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Refined nose with aroma reminiscent of blackberries, raspberries and sweet elderberries, subtle oak, fine toasting aroma and mild spices. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, fine acidity, flavourful fruit and mild spices. A wonderful wine with freshness, aromatic depth and very good length. 
2019 Château Dauzac Margaux Grand Cru Classé 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with fresh character, fragrant fruit reminiscent of blackcurrants, elderberries, mulberries, gingerbread spices, dark chocolate and fine toasting aroma. On the palate freshness and elegance, ripe tannins and multi-layered fruit, a fin wine with convincing length. 
2019 Château de Barbe Blanche Lussac Saint-Emilion 89 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant fruit and discreet spiciness, slightly closed character. On the palate firm tannins, medium bodied with good length. 
2019 Château de Camensac Haut-Médoc 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of dark berries, cloves, fine leather and subtle oak. On the palate well structured with firm tannins, backed by juicy fruit and mild spices, aromatic finish with good length. 
2019 Château de Carles Fronsac 92 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Convincing nose with aroma reminiscent of candied berries, raspberries and blackberries, subtle oak in the background, discreet spiciness. On the palate well structured with mouth watering character, freshness and juicy fruit, ripe tannins and very good length. 
2019 Château de Cérons Graves 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant and refined nose with blackberries, raspberries and hints of chestnut blossoms. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins, freshness and aromatic depth, lingering berry fruit in the aftertaste. A wine with length. 
2019 Château de Cérons Graves Blanc 91 Bright yellow with green hue. Elegant nose with slightly reductive start, opening up well displaying fine citrus fruit and hints of fresh mint. On the palate lively acidity, fresh citrus fruit, discreet minerality adding up to a fine tension. A well made Graves with very good length. 
2019 Château de Chambrun Lalande-de-Pomerol 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Initially slightly closed, opening up quite slowly, aroma reminiscent of ripe plums and black cherries, discreet spiciness and hint of blackcurrant spur in the background. On the palate juicy with ripe tannins and fine fruit, discreet spiciness, very good length. 
2019 Château de Chantegrive Graves 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with ripe fruit, dark berries and stone fruit, dark chocolate, cocoa, mocha, vanilla and gingerbread spices. On the palate well structured and balanced with firm tannins, juicy fruit and convincing length. 
2019 Château de Chantegrive Graves Blanc 90 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Aromatically closed nose with restrained fruit yet well structured. On the palate mor open, expressive fruit, juicy peaches and apricots, hints of pineapple and lime in the background. A crisp wine with good length. 
2019 Château de Cruzeau Pessac-Léognan 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose, initially slightly closed, fine berry fruit and subtle oak. On the palate ripe tannins and fine acidity, well structured with good length and freshness, a very pleasant wine. 
2019 Château de Cruzeau Pessac-Léognan Blanc 90 Bright yellow with green hue. Fine nose with aroma reminiscent of lemon zest, hints of tangerine and pear. On the palate well balanced with juicy fruit, fine acidity, good mouthfeel and length. 
2019 Château de Ferrand Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 94 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. A very concentrated yet initially slightly closed nose, displaying an aroma reminiscent of ripe blackberries and blackcurrants, black cherries and discreet flowery hue, fine toasting aroma in combination with gingerbread spices. On the palate densely woven structure, savoury taste with ripe tannins and fine acidity, mild spices and ripe fruit. An excellent wine with promising potential. 
2019 Château de Fieuzal Pessac-Léognan  94 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose with multi-layered fruit, sweet blackberries and blackcurrant, in the background a hint of candied orange-zest as well as fine gingerbread spices and subtle oak. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, sweet fruit yet elegant acidity, a wine with freshness and good aromatic depth as well as a convincing length. 
2019 Château de Fieuzal Pessac-Léognan blanc 93 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Initially closed nose, opening up slowly, displaying fine aroma reminiscent of citrus fruit, juicy peaches and white currants, hints of physalis in the background. On the palate well structured with crisp acidity, elegant citrus fruit, fine minerality, a wine with balance, depth and convincing length. 
2019 Château de France Pessac-Léognan 92 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with ripe blackberries and blackcurrants, hints of graphite and almost smoky toasting aroma, discreet touch of mild spices in the background. On the palate well structured and balanced with ripe tannins, juicy fruit and very good length. 
2019 Château de France Pessac-Léognan Blanc 90 Bright yellow colour with golden hue. Refined nose with restrained fruit, hints of apricots, peaches and grapefruit peel, on the palate juicy and well structured with good fruit, good aromatic length and wonderful freshness. 
2019 Château de La Dauphine Fronsac 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Crushed blackberries, blackcurrants and raspberries, elegant toasting aroma, supported by mild spices. On the palate medium bodied with good structure and length, ripe yet firm tannins. 
2019 Château de La Rivière Fronsac 90+ Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Intense nose with distinct aroma reminiscent of vanilla and dark chocolate, oak spices, backed by ripe dark berries and plums. On the palate well structured with ripe yet firm tannins, fine acidity, ripe fruit, good length, however with a slightly dryish finish. 
2019 Château de Lamarque Haut-Médoc 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Slowly opening nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe blackberries and mulberries, sweet elderberries, backed by nice toasting aroma, vanilla and gingerbread spices. On the palate firm yet ripe tannins, juicy fruit, restrained spiciness and good length. 
2019 Château de Laussac Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux 89 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with slightly smoky character, ripe dark berries and dark stone fruit, hints of vanilla in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe fruit, firm tannins, slightly smoky finish with good length. 
2019 Château de Laussac "Cuvée Sacha" Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux 91 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Well structured nose with ripe fruits reminiscent of blackberries, blackcurrants and hints of mulberries. Spicy touches and a hint of graphite in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe blackcurrants, hints of blackcurrant leaf, ripe yet firm tannins and good length. 
2019 Château de Lussac Lussac Saint-Emilion 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Vibrant fruit and discreet spiciness, on the palate elegant, repeating the fruit, in balance with ripe tannins and fine acidity as well as good length. 
2019 Château de Malle Sauternes 92 Golden colour. Ripe nose with aromatic fruit, apricot jam, pineapple and hints of fresh hazelnuts with honey. On the palate well balanced and structured with fine sweetness and mouth-watering acidity, ripe fruit and very good length. 
2019 Château de Malleret Haut-Médoc 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Concentrated nose with aroma reminiscent of blackcurrants and blackberries, discreet toasting aroma and mild spices in the background. On the palate juicy fruit, firm yet ripe tannins, fine acidity, freshness and length. 
2019 Château de Myrat Barsac 94 Intense yellow colour with almost green hue. Aromatic nose reminiscent of candied lemon peel, cloudberry jam, fragrant tangerine and hints of tropical fruit as well as delicate hints of mild spices in the background. On the palate well balanced with ripe tropical fruit, candied orange peel, crisp acidity and charming sweetness. A wine with excellent length. 
2019 Château de Pressac Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 94 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Opulent nose with intense fruit, blackberries, sweet elderberries, ripe plums, hints of wild strawberries in the background. Distinct toasting aroma, dark chocolate and mild spices, vanilla in the background. On the palate well structured and balanced with sweet berries, mild spices, ripe tannins and elegant freshness, multi-layered finish. The best de Pressac ever tasted "en primeur". 
2019 Château de Rayne Vigneau Sauternes 94 Bright golden colour. Aromatic nose with fine fruit reminiscent of candied tangerine, dried apricots, peach jam, Angelica, fresh grapefruit zest and mild spices in the background. On the palate well structured with opulent sweetness, elegant acidity and excellent length. A wonderful 2019. 
2019 Château De Rochemorin Pessac-Léognan 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Expressive nose with hints of Crème de Cassis, vanilla and gingerbread spices, subtle oak. On the palate well balanced with mature tannins, distinct freshness, distinct fruit of blackcurrants and ripe blackberries, well structured with very good length. 
2019 Château De Rochemorin Pessac-Léognan Blanc 90 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Elegant nose with aroma reminiscent of citrus fruit, white blossoms and hints of Buxus. On the palate well balanced with crisp acidity, juicy fruit and very good length. 
2019 Château de Rouillac Pessac-Léognan 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of blackcurrant leaf, fresh blackcurrants and dark berries. On the palate elegant with almost silky tannins, medium bodied but very persistent in the finish with lingering fruit. 
2019 Château de Rouillac Pessac-Léognan Blanc 90 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Fragrant nose reminiscent of citrus fruit, lemon zest and grapefruit peel. On the palate well balanced with freshness and good flavour profile, ripe citrus fruit and hints of peaches. Good structure and length. 
2019 Château de Sales Pomerol 93+ Dark purple red colour with violet hue and almost black core. Fragrant nose with aroma reminiscent of blackberries, sweet elderberries, juicy mulberries and a discreet flowery touch in the background. Wonderful spiciness with hints of vanilla and gingerbread. On the palate well balanced and structured with ripe yet firm tannins, exemplary freshness, fine minerality, juicy fruit and hints of liquorice and flowery tones in the background. (Tasted on march 26, 2020)
2019 Château de Viaud Lalande-de-Pomerol 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very elegant nose with ripe berries and hints of iodine minerality, in the background black cherries and hints of mild spices. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, good aromatic length and depth. 
2019 Château de Villegeorge Haut-Médoc 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue. Fine nose with ripe berries and hints of blackcurrant spurs. Subtle oak in the background. On the palate well structured and balanced with ripe blackberries, blackcurrants and mild spices, a wine with juicy character, freshness, ripe tannins and very good length. 
2019 Château des Laurets Puisseguin Saint-Emilion 89 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Concentrated fruit in combination with hints of mild spices, on the palate opulent and well balanced with convincing structure and length. Juicy fruit in combination with firm tannins. 
2019 Château des Laurets "Baron Edmond" Sélection Parcellaire Puisseguin Saint-Emilion 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Concentrated fruit, stewed berries and marinated plums, black cherries in the background. Mild spices, elegant roasting aroma. On the palate juicy berries, firm tannins, a touch of sweet fruit, well structured with good length. 
2019 Château des Mille Anges Cadillac - Côtes de Bordeaux 86 Dark purple colour with violet hue. Quite typical nose with ripe berries, blackcurrants and hints of blackcurrant leaf, on the palate well structured with firm tannins, ripe fruit, however slightly rough finish. 
2019 Château Desmirail Margaux 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Elegant aroma reminiscent of crushed blackberries, fresh blackcurrants and juicy plums. Fragrant spiciness in the background, subtle oak and hints of vanilla and toasting aroma. On the palate well structured with pleasant fruit flavour, distinct toasting aroma, hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and gingerbread, balanced with ripe tannins and convincing length. 
2019 Château Destieux Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 92 Deep purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose with slight ethereal aroma, dark berries, toasted oak in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, mild acidity, sweet fruit and gingerbread spices, well made with very good length. 
2019 Château Deyrem-Valentin Margaux 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with initially restrained fruit, slowly opening up, displaying aroma reminiscent of mulberries and elderberries, discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate freshness and elegance with fine acidity, ripe tannins, dark berries and mild spices, well structured with very good length. 
2019 Château d'Issan Margaux 96 Very intense purple colour with violet hue. Excellent nose showing real class, fragrant fruit, juicy mulberries, ripe blackcurrants and blackberries, genteel hints of red berries in the background. Noble toasting aroma and hints of mild spices, vanilla and gingerbread in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe fruit, blackberries and hints of blackcurrants. Silky tannins, great freshness, depth and length. A wonderful wine with excellent tension. 
2019 Château Doisy Daëne Barsac 95 Intense yellow colour with golden hue. Elegant nose with fine fruit, fresh and dried apricots, hints of pineapple and tropical fruit, vanilla in the background. On the palate well structured with rich sweetness tamed by fine acidity, juicy fruit and hints of minerality in the aftertaste, a wine with very convincing length. 
2019 Château Doisy-Védrines Barsac 94 Intense yellow colour with golden hue. Expressive nose with classic botrytis aroma reminiscent of dried apricots, canned pineapple, mild spices, vanilla and angelica in the background. On the palate elegant structure with fine fruit, refined sweetness and mouth-watering acidity. Juicy fruit lingering in the aftertaste of a wine with convincing length.  
2019 Château du Bois Chantant "cuvée Laurence H" Bordeaux Supérieur 88 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of blackcurrants, ripe mulberries and sweet elderberries, mild spices in the background, hints of vanilla and discreet toasting aroma. On the palate well structured with firm tannins balanced by juicy fruit, elegant spiciness in the aftertaste, medium bodied with good length. 
2019 Château du Cartillon  Haut-Médoc 89 Purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Lovely nose with fragrant fruit reminiscent of ripe blackberries, fresh blackcurrant, mulberries in the background, elegant hints of vanilla and toasting aroma. On the palate rich and well structured with ripe tannins, fine acidity adding freshness and good aromatic length with lingering fruit and toasting flavour.  
2019 Château du Domaine de l'Eglise Pomerol 95 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Excellent nose with expressive character, elegant spiciness, gingerbread and dark chocolate, backed by plums, ripe Boysenberries and hints of violets. On the palate well balanced with ripe yet firm tannins, elegant fruit, fine flowery components, hints of dark chocolate and toasting flavour in the background. Lingering fruit in the aftertaste, finishing with elegant minerality. An excellent Pomerol. 
2019 Château du Glana Saint-Julien 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Quite powerful and well structured nose but aromatically slightly closed. On the palate well structured and balanced with ripe tannins, fine acidity, aromatic depth and convincing length, very pleasant finish with lingering fruit. 
2019 Château du Paradis Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 90 Dark purple red with violet hue an almost black core. Fragrant fruit reminiscent of blackberries and blackcurrants, hints of cedar wood in the background and a touch of vanilla. On the palate well structured with juicy character, ripe fruit and discreet spiciness, subtle oak in the background. 
2019 Château du Parc Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Excellent nose with multi-layered fruit, blackberries, elderberries and hints of raspberries, elegant spiciness in the background, a touch of toasted oak, dark chocolate and hints of vanilla. On the palate well structured with fresh character, ripe tannins, fine acidity, well balanced fruit and discreet spiciness, a balanced Saint-Emilion with good length. 
2019 Château du Taillan Haut-Médoc 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Well structured and expressive nose with distinct aroma reminiscent of blackcurrants, blackberries and mulberries, vanilla and fine toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well concentrated with ripe berries and plums, fine toasting flavour and very good length. 
2019 Château Dubois-Grimont Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux 88 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very elegant nose initially slightly closed, displaying mild gingerbread spices, ripe berries and hints of cold smoke. On the palate well structured with ripe fruit, firm tannins and good length. 
2019 Château Ducluzeaux Listrac 89 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Fine nose with elegant dark berry fruit, hints of vanilla and mild spices in the background. On the palate firm yet ripe tannins, juicy fruit and hints of mild spices. A mouth-watering wine with freshness and good length. 
2019 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien 98 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very noble nose, multi-layered and very expressive fruit, blackcurrants, blackberries and sweet elderberries, very elegant and subtle flowery components, reminiscent of violets and iris, in the background subtle oak with hints of vanilla, roasting aroma and gingerbread spices. On the palate excellent structure, depth and length, very fleshy style, opulent and rich yet elegant and fresh. A wine with great precision, tension, depth and length. 
2019 Château Dutruch Grand Poujeaux Moulis-en-Médoc 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Ripe nose with classic aroma reminiscent of ripe blackcurrants and toasted gingerbread. On the palate well balanced with freshness and ripe tannins, juicy fruit, discreet spiciness and very good length. 
2019 Château Escot Médoc 87 Deep purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Refined nose with blackcurrants and blackberries, discreet and almost smoky spiciness in the background. On the palate well balanced with ripe yet firm tannins, juicy fruit and good length. 
2019 Château Faizeau, Sélection Vieilles Vignes Montagne-Saint-Emilion 88 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with restrained fruit and discreet spiciness. More open on the palate with firm tannins balanced by juicy ripe berries and hints of mild spices, good aromatic length. 
2019 Château Faugères Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 94 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Intense and concentrated nose, dark berries and mild spices, fine toasting aroma, needs time to open up. On the palate rich character, well balanced with a juicy finish and freshness, ripe tannins and mild acidity. A wine with convincing length, aromatic depth and excellent potential. 
2019 Château Faurie de Souchard Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 93 Purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of ripe elderberries, Boysenberries, discreet flowery components and mild spices. Fine toasting aroma in the background. On the palate quite elegant, well balanced with ripe yet firm tannins, restrained fruit and discreet spiciness, convincing length. 
2019 Château Filhot Sauternes 90 Bright golden yellow colour. Ethereal nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe pear, canned pineapple, discreet hints of lychee in the background. A slightly "petrol" aroma in the background. On the palate ripe with well structured acidity, distinct sweetness and good length. 
2019 Château Fleur Cardinale Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with aroma reminiscent of blackberries, forest berry jam, ripe figs and hints of sloe. Backed by fine toasting aroma, mocha and dark chocolate, vanilla and gingerbread. On the palate well concentrated yet elegant with juicy fruit, sweet tannins, excellent depth and length, a wonderful, rich but elegant wine with complexity and class. 
2019 Château Fleur Haut Gaussens Bordeaux Superieur 92 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very aromatic and expressive nose reminiscent of dark chocolate and fresh ground coffee, ripe blackberries and fresh blackcurrants, mild spices in the background, vanilla and gingerbread. On the palate well structured with good balance and weight, convincing length. 
2019 Château Fombrauge Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with ripe dark berries, plums and black cherries, stewed elderberries in the background. Distinct toasting aroma and mild spices. On the palate rich start with firm tannins, juicy fruit and hints of mild spices, well structured very good length. 
2019 Château Fonbadet Pauillac 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Opulent yet elegant nose with intense aroma reminiscent of blackcurrants and black cherries, cloves, nutmeg and vanilla, hints of cocoa in the background. On the palate distinct oak influence, well structured with ripe tannins, delicate acidity, rich fruit and mild spices in the finish. Very convincing length. 
2019 Château Fonplégade Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Initially slightly closed, the nose opens up well, displaying an aroma reminiscent of dark chocolate and cocoa, ripe berries and plums, elegant oak. On the palate well structured with firm yet ripe tannins, juicy fruit and hints of roasting flavour and mild spices, well made with convincing length. 
2019 Château Fonréaud Listrac 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with complex approach, blackberries and blackcurrants, ripe black cherries and hints of elderberries in the background. Fragrant flowery components and elegant hints of vanilla in combination with distinct toasting aroma. On the palate opulent taste with firm yet ripe tannins, juicy and multi-layered fruit, wonderful toasting flavour and hints of gingerbread spies, excellent wine with freshness and convincing length.  
2019 Château Fonroque Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of blackcurrant jam, ripe strawberries, gingerbread spices and vanilla, fine toasting aroma. On the palate well balanced and structured with ripe yet firm tannins, freshness and aromatic depth, excellent with convincing length. 
2019 Château Fontenil Fronsac 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Opulent nose with wonderful fruit, layers of dark berries and dark stone fruit, hints of mild spices and very elegant toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well structured with depth and length, silky tannins, juicy fruit and a wonderful lingering finish. 
2019 Château Franc Mayne Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Quite closed but very concentrated nose with restrained fruit and discreet spiciness. On the palate sweet fruit, mild spices and roasting flavour, firm yet ripe tannins, good depth and length. 
2019 Château Franc Pipeau Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 91 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with distinct toasting aroma, blackcurrants and blackberries. On the palate well structured with ripe fruit, juicy character and ripe yet firm tannins, a convincing wine with good length. 
2019 Château Gaby Canon-Fronsac 93 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Excellent nose, initially slightly closed, well structured and concentrated aroma reminiscent of ripe dark berries, juicy dark stone fruit, fine toasting aroma and mild spices. On the palate rich character, well structured with ripe yet firm tannins, elegant freshness, flavourful fruit, fine toasting flavour, hints of dark chocolate, mild spices and liquorice in the finish. An excellent wine with convincing length. 
2019 Château Giscours Margaux 94+ Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Initially slightly closed. The nose opens up well, displaying an aroma reminiscent of multi-layered fruit, dark berries and black cherries, sweet elderberries and mulberries in the background. On the palate very elegant with a lot of freshness, crisp fruit, hints of mild spices and dark chocolate in the background. An excellent with  aromatic depth and length. 
2019 Château Godeau Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose reminiscent of dark chocolate, ripe dark berries, vanilla and fine toasting aroma. On the palate well structured with ripe fruit, fine tannins and very good aromatic length. 
2019 Château Gouprie Pomerol 90 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Well structured nose with cherries, plums and mulberries, elegant toasting aroma. On the palate juicy fruit, firm tannins and good length. 
2019 Château Gracia Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Well structured and concentrated nose, aromatically dense yet closed. On the palate well structured with firm tannins and ripe fruit in the background. Powerful character with good length. 
2019 Château Grand Corbin Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue. Aromatic nose with elegant fruit, blackberries, raspberries and hints of elderberries, mild spices and fine toasting aroma in the background. On the palate ripe tannins, fine acidity, good structure and length, showing potential. firm tannins, good structured and length with aromatic finish.
2019 Château Grand Corbin-Despagne Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 93 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Closed nose, opening up slowly, displaying an aroma reminiscent of ripe cherries and elderberries with hints of vanilla and mild spices in the background. Subtle oak. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, sweet fruit, multi-layered character and convincing length. 
2019 Château Grand Ormeau Lalande-de-Pomerol 92 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with distinct fruit, ripe berries and hints of dark stone fruit. On the palate well concentrated with freshness and aromatic depth, ripe tannins, fine acidity and convincing length. 
2019 Château Grand Puy Ducasse Pauillac 94 Dark purple red colour with violet hue and black core. Elegant aroma reminiscent of ripe blackcurrants and blackberries, sweet elderberries and fine toasting aroma, discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured with sweet tannins and fine acidity, ripe fruit and mild spices, fine toasting flavour lingering in the finish, very good balance, depth and length. 
2019 Château Grand-Pontet Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 92 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Pleasant nose with subtle oak and ripe fruit, blackberries, mulberries and hints of sweet elderberries. Slightly flowery hints in the background. On the palate well balanced with juicy fruit, wonderful freshness and very good tannins, convincing length, very appealing aftertaste. 
2019 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac 95 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Densely structured nose with slightly closed character, ripe fruit reminiscent of plums and dark berries, mild spices and subtle oak. On the palate well structured with great elegance and persistence, refined fruit and mild spices. A well balanced wine with freshness and enjoyable length, a great classic. 
2019 Château Grivière  Médoc  90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with intense Crème de Cassis aroma, hints of vanilla and toasting aroma, discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe yet firm tannins and juicy fruit, very good length. 
2019 Château Guiraud Sauternes 95 Yellow colour with golden hue. Expressive nose with distinct botrytis influence, multi-layered fruit, pineapple, passion fruit and papaya, hints of lemon zest and tangerine in the background. On the palate opulent sweetness balanced by fine acidity, convincing aromatic length and depth. 
2019 Château Haura Graves 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Distinct oak influence, toasting aroma, vanilla and mild spices, backed by juicy blackcurrants and mulberries, hints of plums in the background. The fruit becomes more intense with some oxygenation. On the palate well structured and balanced with very good length, ripe tannins, fine acidity, crisp fruit and distinct oak influence. 
2019 Château Haut Bertinerie Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Blanc 87 Bright yellow colour with slightly green hue. Very closed nose, rather reductive start, restrained fruit. On the palate well structured, much more open than on the nose, juicy fruit and good mouthfeel, creamy texture and fine minerality. A wine with medium length. 
2019 Château Haut l'Abeille "Premium" Bordeaux Blanc 90 Bright straw yellow colour. Ethereal nose with aroma reminiscent of pineapple, peaches and grapefruit peel. Hints of vanilla in the background. On the palate well balanced with crisp acidity, succulent fruit, hints of toasting aroma and mild spices in the background. Lingering fruit in the aftertaste. 
2019 Château Haut-Baclan Pessac-Léognan 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Fine nose with fragrant fruit, red and dark berries, hints of mild spices in the background. On the palate well structured with good length, ripe tannins and fine acidity, ripe berries lingering in the aftertaste. 
2019 Château Haut-Bages Monpelou, Cru Bourgeois Pauillac 91 Deep purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Dark berries and hints of mild spices, blackberries, blackcurrants, Boysenberries, in the background vanilla, cloves and hints of toasting aroma. Well structured with ripe tannins, juicy fruit and good length. 
2019 Château Haut-Beauséjour Saint-Estèphe 90 Dark purple red with violet hue. Aromatic nose with ripe berries and hints of cherries, discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe fruit, juicy character, freshness and ripe tannins. A pleasant wine with good length. 
2019 Château Haut-Bergeron Sauternes 90 Intense golden colour. Distinct aroma of dried fruits, e.g. apricots and pineapple, vanilla and discreet spiciness. On the palate opulent sweetness with fine acidity, distinct fruit, a Sauternes with good length. 
2019 Château Haut-Bertinerie Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Ripe nose with aroma reminiscent of juicy plums, black cherries, dark berries and hints of prunes. Restrained spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured with firm tannins, ripe fruit and hints of mild spices. A rich and opulent wine. 
2019 Château Haut-Breton Larigaudière Margaux 89 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Rich nose with distinct oak influence backed by juicy fruit. On the palate well structured with firm tannins, fresh acidity and juicy fruit, good aromatic length. 
2019 Château Haut-Lagrange Pessac-Léognan 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic character with ripe blackberries and blackcurrant spurs, distinct minerality with slightly iodine character. On the palate ripe tannins, fine acidity, juicy fruit and mild spices, liquorice in the background with good length. 
2019 Château Haut-Lagrange Pessac-Léognan Blanc 90 Bright yellow colour. Elegant nose with fragrant fruit, grapefruit, tangerine zest, starfruit and hints of mint. On the palate elegant and aromatic with juicy fruit, aromatic herbs and discreet spiciness. A juicy and pleasant wine. 
2019 Château Haut-Sarpe Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with fragrant fruit, blackberries, raspberries and discreet flowery hints in the background. Subtle oak and fine toasting aroma. On the palate elegant character, freshness, ripe tannins, fine fruit and discreet spiciness. A classic style with very good length. 
2019 Château Haut-Surget Lalande de Pomerol 92 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Fragrant fruit, red and dark berries, juicy plums and ripe figs. Delicate spices and hints of toasted gingerbread in the background. On the palate elegant fruit, ripe tannins, delicate toasting flavour and wonderful spiciness lingering in the aftertaste, a charming wine with very good length. 
2019 Château Hosanna Pomerol 96 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Expressive nose with fragrant aroma reminiscent of sweet berries, hints of violets and elegant toasting aroma, dark chocolate and mild spices. On the palate elegant with lush fruit, ripe tannins, freshness and spiciness, with an aromatic finish.  
2019 Château Jean de Gué Lalande-de-Pomerol 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Opulent nose with distinct oak influence, ripe plums and juicy black cherries, hints of prunes and plum jam in the background. On the palate juicy with ripe tannins and expressive fruit, gingerbread spices and hints of incense in the aftertaste, very good length. 
2019 Château Jean Faure Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Rich and concentrated nose with aroma reminiscent of dark chocolate, ripe blackberries, sloe and elderberries, vanilla and hints of mild spices. On the palate elegant character, freshness, ripe tannins, juicy fruit and discreet spiciness, excellent length with fine-spun flavour in the aftertaste. 
2019 Château Jean Voisin Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 90 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose with fragrant aroma of cocoa and dark berries, vanilla and mild spices in the background. On the palate fine toasting aroma, backed by succulent fruit, ripe tannins and elegant freshness, a fine wine with good length. 
2019 Château Kirwan Margaux 94+ Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with crisp fruit, blackberries, ripe blackcurrants, juicy plums and sweet elderberries. In the background elegant spiciness, hints of vanilla and toasting aroma, subtle oak. On the palate very elegant with juicy fruit, ripe tannins, excellent freshness and convincing length. A wonderful and well balanced wine. 
2019 Château La Bastienne Montagne-Saint-Emilion 89 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Expressive nose with fine fruit, blackberries, mulberries and hints of ripe plums, decent roasting aroma, mild gingerbread spices in the background. On the palate elegant with freshness, ripe fruit, firm tannins and good length. 
2019 Château La Cardonne Médoc  90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose,  blackcurrant spur, elderberries, hints of cedarwood. On the palate well structured with firm tannins, juicy fruit, mild spices and good length. 
2019 Château La Chandellière Médoc 88 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose with fine fruit, blackcurrants and blackberries, fine toasting aroma, hints of white blossoms in the background. On the palate well structured with firm yet ripe tannins, good aromatic length and lingering fruit in the aftertaste. 
2019 Château La Clémence Pomerol 93 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose with slightly restrained fruit and balmy hints in the background. On the palate rich and well structured with mature tannins, ripe fruit and convincing length. 
2019 Château La Commanderie Pomerol 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose expressive character, reminiscent of ripe plums, blackberries, black cherry jam and mulberries, mild spices in the background, fine roasting aroma and distinct oak spices. On the palate rich with ripe tannins and fine acidity, good structure, depth and balance with very good length. 
2019 Château La Commanderie Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 92 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Closed character, ripe fruit, figs and plums, dark berries, discreet spiciness and toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well balanced with ripe yet firm tannins, juicy fruit and mild spices, elegant with good length. 
2019 Château La Couronne "Réserve" Montagne-Saint-Emilion 89 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with ripe fruit, fresh berries and dark stone fruit, hints of mild spices in the background. On the palate well structured, juicy fruit, balanced tannins and a very fresh finish. 
2019 Château la Couspaude Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Rich nose distinct fruit, stewed plums, blackberry jam, ripe elderberries, vanilla  in the background. Distinct oak influence. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, opulent style with ripe berries and mild spices, good concentration and length. 
2019 Château La Croix du Casse Pomerol 93 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Well balanced character with expressive nose, sweet plums, black cherries and cherry-stone, candied orange zest, discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate well balanced with ripe yet firm tannins, juicy fruit, black cherries and plums, hints of mulberries and slightly balmy spices. Well structured with convincing length. 
2019 Château La Croizille Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose with rather restrained fruit, elegant spiciness, however displaying a promising potential. On the palate more open, flavour reminiscent of blackberries and cherries, hints of mild spices and dark chocolate, well structured with ripe yet firm tannins and good aromatic length. 
2019 Château La Dominique Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 94 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Powerful yet elegant, dark chocolate, fresh ground coffee, ripe blackberries, blackcurrant jelly, flowery hints in the background. On the palate On the palate well balanced with juicy fruit, ripe tannins, great freshness and aromatic length, a great wine for its vintage. 
2019 Château La Fleur Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of blackberries, sweet elderberries and plums, hints of mild spices and dark chocolate in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe fruit, repeating the flavour of the nose, elegant spiciness, ripe yet firm tannins and convincing length. A wine with depth and freshness. 
2019 Château La Fleur d'Arthus Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose with fragrant fruit, blackberries and mulberries, discreet spiciness in the background, slight toasting aroma. On the palate well structured with freshness, juicy fruit, well balanced with good length and promising potential. 
2019 Château La Fleur de Boüard Lalande de Pomerol 94 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Expressive nose with initially slightly closed character, however opening up very well. Aroma reminiscent of ripe blackberries, juicy plums and black cherries, liquorice and mild spices in the background, subtle oak and hints of dark chocolate in the background. On the palate elegant with ripe and silky tannins, rich fruit, subtle oak with discreet toasting aroma and mild spices. Excellent, one of the winners of this vintage. 
2019 Château La Fleur Morange Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 93 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose, blackberry jam, ripe strawberries, hints of Crème de Cassis, dark chocolate and roasted gingerbread in the background. On the palate well balanced with firm yet ripe tannins, full-bodied with very good length. 
2019 Château la Fleur-Pétrus Pomerol 97 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Complex nose with distinct spiciness, subtle oak, hints of dark chocolate and mocha. In the background lush fruit, becoming more prominent with some oxygen, reminiscent of blackcurrants, blackberries as well as hints of violets. On the palate, power, elegance and freshness in excellent combination, ripe tannins, excellent depth and length. Another great classic of this vintage. 
2019 Château la Fortune Margaux 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Excellent wine with closed character, needs time to open up, restrained fruit and discreet spiciness. On the palate freshness and juicy character, well structured with good length. A promising Margaux.
2019 Château la Grave Pomerol 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Fragrant fruit, aroma reminiscent of dark berries, black cherries, mild spices and hints of chocolate. On the palate well structured with ripe, almost sweet tannins, expressive fruit reminiscent of dark berries and stone fruits, a wine with freshness, very convincing length and a charming lingering finish. 
2019 Château La Haye Saint-Estèphe 90 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Multi-layered nose, blackcurrants, blackberries and raspberries, hints of vanilla and mild spices, delicate toasting aroma. On the palate well balanced with ripe yet firm tannins, freshness, juicy fruit and fine toasting flavour. Well made with good length. 
2019 Château La Lagune Haut-Médoc 95 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Distinguished nose with persistence and depth. Aroma reminiscent of ripe plums and black cherries, subtle hints of blackcurrant jelly in the background. Elegant spiciness, hints of graphite and cedar wood. On the palate complex and well structured with freshness, ripe tannins, elegant fruit and aromatic depth. Excellent. 
2019 Château La Louvière Pessac-Léognan 93 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Intense fruit reminiscent of dark berries, juicy plums and cherries, fine toasting aroma in the background. On the palate quite powerful and expressive, well structured with mature tannins and ripe fruit. A very fine example with very good length. 
2019 Château La Louvière Pessac-Léognan Blanc 91 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Elegant nose with ripe fruit aroma reminiscent of juicy peaches, ripe pineapple, grapefruit zest, fresh lime in the background as well as white blossoms. On the palate well balanced with ripe citrus fruit and peaches, crisp acidity, elegant and almost salty minerality, very good length. 
2019 Château La Marzelle Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Ripe nose with fine fruit, dark berries, plums and cherries, hints of roasted hazelnuts in the background. On the palate juicy fruit, ripe berries and black cherries, mature tannins well balanced with fine acidity, convincing length. 
2019 Château La Prade Francs-Côtes de Bordeaux- 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant with aroma reminiscent of blackberries, black cherries and elderberries, hints of fine toasting, dark chocolate and vanilla in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, decent acidity, sweet fruit reminiscent of dark berries and cherries, hints of vanilla in the background. A very approachable wine with freshness and good length. 
2019 Château La Rose Perrière Bordeaux Blanc Sec 88 Bright yellow with green hue. Elegant nose with ripe fruit, grapefruit and apricots, hints of white blossoms, slightly ethereal character. On the palate well balanced with crisp acidity and juicy fruit, medium bodied with good length. 
2019 Château La Rose Perrière Lussac Saint-Emilion 92 Dark, almost inky colour, purple with violet hue and black core. Very intense and  concentrated nose with rich fruit, ripe plums and black cherries, Boysenberries, vanilla and hints of toasting aroma in the background. On the palate very intense and powerful with ripe tannins and fine acidity, sweet fruit and convincing length. A wine with intense yet excellent extraction and a juicy finish. 
2019 Château La Sergue Lalande-de-Pomerol 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Fine nose with rather restrained fruit but elegant spiciness. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins and fine acidity, juicy fruit and good length. 
2019 Château La Serre Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with fragrant fruit, reminiscent of blackberries, juicy plums, black cherries, complemented by hints of peony. On the palate rich yet elegant with succulent fruit and ripe tannins, complex finish, very elegant and fresh with aromatic depth and excellent length.  
2019 Château La Tour Blanche Sauternes 94 Intense yellow colour with golden hue. Closed nose with restrained fruit, however very clean botrytis and discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate opulent sweetness balanced by elegant acidity, very good structure, aromatic character, fruit more obvious on the palate than in the nose, quite promising potential. A fine wine with convincing length. 
2019 Château La Tour Carnet Haut-Médoc 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very closed and concentrated nose, hints of violets, blackberries and blackcurrants in the background. Elegant toasting aroma. On the palate well structured with ripe fruit, balanced tannins and very good length. 
2019 Château La Tour de Bessan Margaux 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive and persistent nose with fragrant flowery aroma reminiscent of violets and Wisteria, dark berries, e.g. blackberries and mulberries, hints of blackcurrant spurs. Distinct oak influence. On the palate well structured with ripe yet firm tannins, fresh acidity and juicy fruit, mouth-watering with convincing depth and aromatic length. 
2019 Château La Tour Figeac Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Well balanced and fragrant nose with aroma reminiscent of subtle oak, vanilla and fine toasting, backed by ripe berries, e.g. blackberries and mulberries. Hints of black cherries in the background. On the palate opulent character, dark chocolate and fin toasting aroma, sweet and juicy fruit, gingerbread spices in the aftertaste. A well made 2019 with power and elegance, convincing length and complex finish.  
2019 Château La Vieille Cure Fronsac 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose, slightly closed, with restrained fruit. Ripe blackberries and aromatic cherries. Hints of vanilla and mild spices in the background. On the palate well structured with aromatic depth and length, ripe tannins and multi-layered fruit in the finish. 
2019 Château La Voûte Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of dark berries, dark chocolate and incense. On the palate juicy fruit, flavourful spiciness, good structure and length, ripe tannins, overall very opulent yet fresh character. 
2019 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes 95 Intense yellow colour with golden hue. Alluring nose with a very classic aromatic profile. Aroma reminiscent of dried apricots, ripe pineapple, tangerine peel, candied citrus fruit, vanilla, angelica and white nougat. On the palate opulent sweetness, balanced by fine acidity and a noble touch of Botrytis-bitterness in the aftertaste, distinct minerality and candied fruit. Excellent with great depth and length. 
2019 Château Laffitte Carcasset Saint-Estèphe 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Well concentrated nose with intense berry fruit and flowery hints in the background. On the palate well structured with good extraction, ripe tannins, freshness and convincing aromatic length. 
2019 Château Lafitte Côtes de Bordeaux 89 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very open nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe blackberries and sweet elderberries, discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured with firm yet ripe tannins, elegant fruit, pleasant in the finish with a certain depth. 
2019 Château Lafleur de Viaud Lalande-de-Pomerol 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with ripe blackberries and hints of forest berry jam, discreet spiciness. Great elegance on the palate, juicy fruit, ripe and almost silky tannins, well made with convincing length. 
2019 Château Lafleur-Gazin Pomerol 95 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Well structured but slightly closed nose, delicate aroma reminsicent of violet, candied berries, juicy plus, mild spices and hints of toasted gingerbread in the background. On the palate well balanced with ripe yet firm tannins, fine acidity, lush fruit and excellent length. A classic style with freshness and aroamtic depth. 
2019 Château Lagarosse "Cuvée les Comtes" Cadillac - Côtes de Bordeaux 90 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very concentrated yet closed nose, opens up very slowly, ripe berries, mild spices and a touch of smoke in the background. On the palate well structured with quite opulent taste, intense fruit, smoky and roasted touches, well balanced with ripe tannins and very convincing length. 
2019 Château Lagrange Saint-Julien 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Delightful nose with fine-spun aroma reminiscent of elderberries, blackcurrants and plums, vanilla and mild spices, dark chocolate and hints of toasted oak. On the palate well balanced with freshness, juicy fruit, ripe tannins, very convincing structure and length. 
2019 Château Lagrange Pomerol 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Well structured nose with slightly closed character, earthy minerality, backed by dark berries, plums and hints of beetroots. Mild spices, subtle oak influence and elegant toasting. On the palate also slightly closed with ripe tannins, freshness and elegant fruit, very pleasant with very good length. 
2019 Château L'Ambroisie Lalande-de-Pomerol 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Opulent nose with distinct oak influence, dark chocolate, blackberry jam and ripe plums, discreet hints of vanilla and mild spices in the background. On the palate opulent character yet with freshness, ripe tannins and convincing length. 
2019 Château Lamothe Sauternes 92 Golden colour. Ethereal nose, ripe peaches, dried apricots and candied orange peel. Mild spices in the background. On the palate well balanced with fine acidity, elegant sweetness and very good length. 
2019 Château Lamothe-Bergeron Haut-Médoc 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Intense nose with aroma reminiscent of fresh ground coffee, dark chocolate, finely toasted oak, backed by aromatic fruit, blackberries and ripe plums, black cherries and mulberries. On the palate distinct oak influence with vanilla and dark chocolate, ripe fruit and well structured tannins. A powerful wine with convincing length in a very modern yet fresh style. 
2019 Château Lanessan Haut-Médoc 90 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Ripe fruit on the nose, blackcurrants and dark berries, on the palate also distinct berry fruit, mild spices, ripe tannins, good aromatic length. 
2019 Château Langoa Barton Saint-Julien 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. The nose is straightforward displaying aroma reminiscent of dark berries in combination with mild spices and fine toasting aroma. Hints of liquorice in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe yet firm tannins, crisp fruit and hints of mild spices. Well balanced with convincing length. 
2019 Château Larcis Ducasse Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé 96 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very appealing nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe dark berries and stone fruit. Discreet spiciness and almost flowery hints in the background. On the palate, freshness and finesse go hand in hand, very elegant fruit, ripe tannins, excellent length. 
2019 Château Laroque Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 93 Deep purple red colour with violet hue. Aromatic nose, distinct oak character, black chocolate and coffee, blackberries and ripe plums. On the palate opulent with ripe tannins, fine acidity, very good structure and length with convincing aromatic finish.
2019 Château Larose Perganson Haut-Médoc 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Fragrant nose with blackberries and wisteria, mild spices and fine toasting aroma. On the palate well structure with freshness and elegance, fine fruit and discreet spiciness, medium bodied with very good length. 
2019 Château Laroze Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 93 Deep purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with fragrant fruit and fine earthy character. Ripe dark berries and plums, hints of Meringue and vanilla, graphite and beetroots, discreet spiciness and roasting aroma in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, freshness and aromatic depth, with convincing length. 
2019 Château Lascombes Margaux 96 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Powerful nose with very aromatic character, juicy fruit, ripe plums, black cherries and blackcurrants, distinct toasting aroma, dark chocolate and hints of coffee. On the palate opulent character, aromatic depth and excellent length, again ripe fruits and distinct toasting aroma. A wonderful wine with very good potential. 
2019 Château Latour à Pomerol Pomerol AOC 95 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Wel structured nose, quite powerful and concentrated, however closed, with restrained fruit, subtle oak and discreet spiciness. On the palate tamed power with promising potential and excellent length. 
2019 Château Latour-Martillac Pessac-Léognan  94 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Powerful nose with distinct fruit reminiscent of sweet elderberries, blackberries and blackcurrants, sloe in the background. On the palate well structured with freshness, ripe yet firm tannins, multi-layered fruit, hints of mild spices and convincing length. 
2019 Château Latour-Martillac Pessac-Léognan blanc  94 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Very fine nose, initially slightly closed, displaying an aroma reminiscent of ripe starfruit, lemon zest, white currants and ripe peaches. Candied Angelika in the background. On the palate well structured with juicy fruit, crisp acidity and almost salty hints of minerality, elegant with convincing length. 
2019 Château Laurence Bordeaux Blanc 89 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Fragrant nose with aroma reminiscent of apricots and peaches, citrus fruit, lemon zest and hints of mint. On the palate well balanced with juicy fruit, lemon zest, ripe apricots, hints of Buxus and vanilla in the background, well structured with good length. 
2019 Château Laurence Bordeaux Supérieur 89 Dark purple colour with violet hue. Quite powerful nose with restrained fruit, reminiscent of blackcurrants, mulberries and blackberries, hints of vanilla and fine toasting aroma as well as oak spices in the background. On the palate well structured with firm tannins, rather full-bodied with good length, ripe berries and mild spices lingering the finish. 
2019 Château Le Bon Pasteur Pomerol 92 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of balmy spices, crushed dark berries and elegant roasting aroma. On the palate well structured with firm yet ripe tannins, succulent fruit, opulent character with good length. 
2019 Château le Châtelet Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 92 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Fine nose with elegant aroma reminiscent of dark berries, oak spices, roasted gingerbread and vanilla. On the palate displaying freshness with juicy fruit, ripe tannins  mild spices and very good length. 
2019 Château Le Coteau Margaux 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with crisp fruit, blackberries, blackcurrants, elderberries and hints of dried juniper berries. On the palate well structured with elegant tannins and freshness, convincing length and appetising aftertaste. 
2019 Château Le Crock Saint-Estèphe 91 Dark purple red colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with ripe fruit, hints of toasting aroma, graphite and subtle oak. On the palate very elegant with ripe tannins, fine acidity, juicy fruit and lingering spiciness in the aftertaste. 
2019 Château Le Moulin Pomerol 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose with balmy character, ripe plums and black cherries, cherry jam in the background, hints of mild spices and subtle oak. On the palate quite rich start, ripe tannins, good structure and balance with very good length. 
2019 Château le Prieuré Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Slightly closed nose, however well structured. Restrained fruit, elegant spiciness and fine toasting aroma. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, juicy fruit, elegant spiciness and fine toasting aroma. A wine with freshness, depth and convincing length. 
2019 Château Lécuyer Pomerol 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Closed nose, opening up only slowly, restrained fruit and subtle oak. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins and elegant fruit which is more open than on the nose. A wine with freshness and very good length. 
2019 Château Léoville Barton Saint-Julien 96+ Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Again a classic style with subtle oak and discreet spiciness backed by juicy fruit reminiscent of blackcurrants and dark berries. On the palate elegant with aromatic depth, excellent depth and length with ripe tannins and delightful freshness lingering in the aftertaste. 
2019 Château Léoville Poyferré Saint-Julien 97 Dark purple red colour with violet hue and black core. Sophisticated aroma reminiscent of blackberries, blackcurrants, sweet elderberries, vanilla, balmy spices, hints of toasted oak in the background. On the palate excellent style with great purity and elegance, freshness and complexity. A gorgeous wine with excellent tension on the palate, a real character. 
2019 Château Leroy-Beauval Bordeaux 89 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. An excellent nose with intense fruit, blackberries, blackcurrants and mulberries, ripe black cherries in the background, discreet toasting aroma and mild spices. On the palate concentrated and rich yet fresh with juicy fruit, ripe yet firm tannins and convincing length. 
2019 Château Les Charmes-Godard Francs-Côtes de Bordeaux Blanc 89 Bright yellow colour with greenish hue. Aroma reminiscent of ripe pear, pineapple, candied lemon zest and hints of white blossoms. On the palate well balanced with crisp acidity, elegant fruit and savoury character, an elegant wine with good length. 
2019 Château Les Clauzots Graves Blanc 90 Bright, almost pale yellow colour. Aromatic nose with ripe yellow stone fruit, citrus fruit and hints of Buxus. On the palate well structured with expressive fruit, juicy peaches, citrus fruit, hints of Buxus and flowery flavour, crisp acidity and very good length. 
2019 Château les Grandes Murailles Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic and concentrated nose, however slightly closed but showing a promising potential. Dark berry and stone fruit, hints of mild spices. On the palate well structured with a rich start and an elegant, lingering finish. A wine with freshness, ripe tannins and convincing length. 
2019 Château Les Grands Chênes Médoc  91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very concentrated yet aromatically closed nose. On the palate well structured with good concentration, firm tannins and juicy fruit, good length. 
2019 Château Les Trois Croix Fronsac 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose with mild gingerbread spices, ripe berries and juicy cherries, wonderful balmy components in the background. On the palate well structured with excellent tannins, fine acidity, great freshness and elegance, supported by juicy fruit. A wine with depth and length. 
2019 Château Lesparre Graves de Vayres 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue. Aromatic nose reminiscent of blackcurrant jam, blackberries, hints of sweet elderberries and mild spices in the background. On the palate well structured and balanced with intense fruit, blackberries, strawberries and mild spices, a wine with freshness, ripe tannins and very good length. 
2019 Château Lestage  Listrac 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Opulent nose with aroma reminiscent of dark chocolate, roasted coffee and hints of smoke, a distinct oak expression, backed by juicy fruit, reminiscent of blackcurrants, ripe black cherries and sweet elderberries. The opulence continues on the palate however tamed by fine acidity which adds a lot of freshness, a wine with depth and aromatic length promising an excellent evolution in the future.
2019 Château Lestage-Simon Haut-Médoc 90 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Well structured but slightly closed nose, restrained fruit reminiscent of dark berries and ripe plums, elegant spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe yet firm tannins, juicy fruit and restrained spiciness. A quite promising wine with good length. 
2019 Château Lilian-Ladouys Saint-Estèphe 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Ripe plums and black cherries, blackberries and sweet elderberries, hints of vanilla, mild spices and dark chocolate. On the palate well structured with firm yet ripe tannins, flavourful fruit, freshness and good aromatic depth. 
2019 Château Lynch-Moussas Pauillac 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose with fine-spun aroma, reminiscent of ripe berries, e.g. blackberries, blackcurrants, elderberries and mulberries, hints of mocha and dark chocolate in the background. On the palate well structured with persistence and freshness, ripe tannins and very good length. The renaissance of this cru is confirmed with this wine. 
2019 Château Madran Bordeaux 87 Deep purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Ripe nose with juicy fruit, black cherries, blackberries and sweet plums, discreet spiciness, on the palate stewed fruit, well balanced with ripe tannins, hints of mild spices in the background, medium bodied with rather good length. A pleasant wine with charming fruit. 
2019 Château Madran "Cuvée Prestige" Bordeaux Supérieur 88 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Well structured nose, ripe dark berries and juicy plus, discreet hints of vanilla and mild spices. On the palate juicy fruit, well balanced with ripe yet firm tannins, well structured with good aromatic length. 
2019 Château Magnol Haut-Médoc 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Well concentrated modern nose with distinct aroma reminiscent of dark chocolate and mild spices, blackcurrants and blackberries. On the palate elegant yet well concentrated with fresh fruit and finely toasted oak. An elegant wine with good aromatic depth and very good length. 
2019 Château Magrez Fombrauge Bordeaux Blanc 92 Bright yellow colour. Ripe nose reminiscent of pineapple and pear with hints of citrus fruit and vanilla in the background. On the palate lush fruit, creamy texture, fresh and vibrant acidity with good aromatic length. 
2019 Château Magrez Fombrauge Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 93 Dark, almost inky colour, purple with violet hue and black core. Very concentrated nose with opulent character, sweet fruit, ripe plums, black cherries, blackberries, blueberries and Boysenberries. Opulent on the palate with rich character, ripe tannins, good structure depth and length. 
2019 Château Maillet Pomerol 93 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Charming nose with distinct fruit reminiscent of black cherry jam, juicy plums, hints of vanilla and cocoa. On the palate well structured and balanced with firm yet ripe tannins, juicy fruit and discreet spiciness, subtle oak adding complexity. Well made with convincing length. 
2019 Château Maine-Chaigneau Lalande-de-Pomerol 92? Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of ripe blackberries, blackcurrants and black cherries, gingerbread spices and hints of toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well balanced with ripe and opulent character, mature tannins, intense fruit and mild spices, a wine with very good length. 
2019 Château Malartic Lagravière Pessac-Léognan  96 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with distinct spiciness, liquorice and gingerbread spices, backed by juicy fruit reminiscent of blackberries and blackcurrants, in the background hints of graphite and cold smoke. On the palate complex and rich with intense fruit, hints of graphite and mild spices, ripe tannins and fine acidity, multi-layered fruit in the finish, excellent length and body. 
2019 Château Malartic Lagravière Pessac-Léognan blanc 96 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Very noble nose with aromatic persistence, juicy peaches and dried apricots, hints of wisteria and jasmine in the background. Subtle oak and discreet spiciness add complexity. On the palate excellent structure with crisp acidity, and great tension, aromatic depth with juicy citrus fruit and ripe peaches lingering in the aftertaste. An extraordinary wine with real class. 
2019 Château Malescasse Haut-Médoc 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Well balanced nose with fragrant fruit, reminiscent of ripe plums and dark berries, discreet toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well structured and balanced with ripe tannins, rich mouthfeel, multi-layered fruit and very convincing finish. 
2019 Château Malescot Saint Exupery Margaux 96 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with multi-layered fruit, fine toasting aroma and gingerbread spices, Initially slightly closed, but opens up quite well. On the palate excellent structure and balance with fine acidity, ripe tannins, juicy fruit and mild spices, a very complex wine with excellent length. 
2019 Château Margaux Margaux 99 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Splendid nose with multi-layered crisp fruit, blackberries, blackcurrants, backed by an elegant spiciness reminiscent of cloves and gingerbread. On the palate very densely woven, sophisticated character, creamy texture, fine acidity adding freshness and tension, multi-layered fruit,  hints of subtle oak and mild spices. An excellent example for a very classic Château Margaux with precision, freshness, aromatic depth and impressing length.  
2019 Château Marojallia Margaux 92 Deep purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Refined nose with restrained fruit and discreet spiciness, very elegant approach yet displaying a certain persistence. On the palate well balanced with silky tannins, ripe fruit and discreet spiciness, hints of minerality in the aftertaste. A wine with freshness, aromatic depth and length.  
2019 Château Marquis d'Alesme Becker Margaux 95 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Exuberant nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe blackcurrants and blackberries, gingerbread spices, vanilla and balmy hints, slight flowery components in the background. On the palate well balanced with excellent structure, rich taste with freshness, ripe tannins and multi-layered fruit, excellent length and the best Marquis d'Alesme ever tasted en primeur. 
2019 Château Marquis de Terme Margaux 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Well concentrated nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe plums and black cherries, blackcurrants and sweet elderberries. Mild spices, dark chocolate and hints of blackcurrant leaf in the background. On the palate well structure with ripe yet firm tannins, juicy fruit, mild spices. A classic style with freshness and convincing length. 
2019 Château Mayne Lalande Listrac 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatically rich nose with black cherries, blackberries and raspberries, distinct oak influence, balmy spices, vanilla, gingerbread, in the background ethereal freshness. On the palate well structured with ripe yet firm tannins, fine acidity, convincing depth and length with lingering fruit and toasting aroma. 
2019 Château Mazeyres Pomerol 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant fruit, raspberries, blackberries and mulberries. Vanilla and hints of dark chocolate and subtle oak in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, freshness and crisp fruit, very good length. 
2019 Château Messile-Aubert Montagne Saint-Emilion 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Ripe nose with aroma reminiscent of prunes and blackberries, figs in the background, hints of vanilla. On the palate well balanced with ripe character, mature tannins, good length. 
2019 Château Meyney Saint-Estèphe 92 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose with ripe berries, mild spices and hints of toasted gingerbread in the background. On the palate fresh fruit, fine toasting flavour, hints of chocolate and coffee, overall juicy character with almost silky tannins, hints of liquorice in the aftertaste. A wine with freshness, depth and length. 
2019 Château Moine Vieux Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 87 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Fine nose with closed character, releasing aroma only slowly. Restrained fruit and hints of earthy minerality. On the palate medium bodied with good length and firm tannins. 
2019 Château Moncets Lalande-de-Pomerol 89 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Ripe fruit, dark berries and plums, on the palate well structured with medium bodied character yet good length. 
2019 Château Mondou Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 91 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Opulent nose with excellent fruit, ripe cherries, overripe blackberries and sweet elderberries. Well balanced oak spices in the background. On the palate rich and well structured with opulent taste reminiscent of ripe berries and plums, mild spices and gingerbread, with ripe yet firm tannins and a fresh finish. 
2019 Château Monolithe Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Concentrated nose, rich character, yet very closed. On the palate well structured with firm tannins and balancing fruit, rather good length. 
2019 Château Montaiguillon Montagne-Saint-Emilion 87 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Slightly closed character, discreet fruit. On the palate well structured with distinct tannins, backed by juicy fruit. Medium bodied with rather good length. 
2019 Château Montlisse Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost core. Expressive nose with distinct aroma reminiscent of dark chocolate, toasting aroma, opulent berry fruit and ripe black cherries. On the palate rich and powerful with firm tannins, good structured, weight and length. 
2019 Château Mont-Pérat Bordeaux 87 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with distinct oak influence, backed by dark berries and hints of gingerbread spices. On the palate well structured with ripe fruit, firm tannins, medium bodied with good length. 
2019 Château Mont-Pérat Bordeaux Blanc 87 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Very aromatic nose with intense aroma of fresh peaches, tinned peaches and lime zest, grapefruit peel in the background. On the palate intense peach flavour, lemon zest and hints of tangerine, medium bodied with medium length. A very pleasant white Bordeaux.  
2019 Château Moulin du Cadet Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Concentrated nose with distinct fruit, blackberries, elderberries, ripe figs and hints of plums. Backed by fine toasting aroma, balmy spices and a well balanced oak influence. On the palate well structured with rich fruit, ripe tannins, fine acidity, excellent balance and depth, freshness and lingering aftertaste. 
2019 Château Moulin Haut-Laroque Fronsac 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Elegant yet expressive nose, ripe dark berries, discreet flowery hints, mild spices in the background. On the palate well balanced with medium bodied character but very good length, silky tannins and juicy fruit in the finish.
2019 Château Moulin Neuf Blaye - Côtes de Bordeaux 89 Dark purple colour with violet hue. Aromatic nose with distinct yet well integrated and balanced oak influence, ripe blackcurrants and sweet elderberries, candied orange peel and vanilla in the background. On the palate juicy fruit, fine toasting aroma, ripe tannins, discreet acidity adding freshness. A pleasant and approachable wine with good length.
2019 Château Moulin Riche Saint-Julien 93 Dark purple red colour with violet hue and black core. Excellent nose with pleasant fruit and discreet roasting aroma, blackberries, blackcurrants and hints of mild spices. On the palate well balanced with ripe fruit and hints of dark chocolate, well structured with ripe yet firm tannins and very good length. 
2019 Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 99 A very typical and well structured Mouton Rothschild with intense purple colour, violet hue and black core. Very classic and complex aroma reminiscent of graphite, roasting components and a hint of smoke, well balanced subtle oak, crisp fruit reminiscent of blackcurrants, dark berries and a hint of sweet elderberries. On the palate well structured with great depth, wonderful tension, ripe tannins and elegant acidity, distinct minerality lingering in the finish, a powerful yet elegant wine with enormous potential.
2019 Château Moya Bordeaux 89 Serious Bordeaux with dark purple colour and violet hue. Aromatic nose reminiscent of blackberries, mulberries and hints of blackcurrants. Hints of vanilla, mild spices and discreet toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well structured with juicy fruit, dark berries and hints of cherries, mild spices and discreet hints of toasted oak in the background. Well balanced with good length. 
2019 Château Olivier Pessac-Léognan 95 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Expressive yet elegant fruit, aroma reminiscent of blackberries, sweet elderberries, blackcurrants and hints of blackcurrant leaf, vanilla and discreet toasting aroma in the background. On the palate excellent structure with almost silky tannins, fine acidity in perfect balance with juicy fruit and an almost "sweet" touch on the palate, excellent length. My best red Château Olivier ever tasted end primeur, well done! 
2019 Château Olivier Pessac-Léognan blanc 95 Bright yellow with green hue. Very elegant yet expressive nose, aroma reminiscent of grapefruit peel, fresh grapefruit and white peaches, white currants, physalis and hints of gooseberries. On the palate well balanced and structured with aromatic depth, repeating the flavour already present on the nose, excellent length with lingering citrus fruit and peaches in the finish. A wonderful wine with promising potential. 
2019 Château Pabus Bordeaux Supérieur 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of dark chocolate and roasted coffee, backed by juicy fruit, blackberries, sweet elderberries and black cherries. Opens up very well with some oxygen contact. On the palate well structured with firm yet ripe tannins, juicy and concentrated fruit, elegant spiciness and a certain depth. A very promising wine. 
2019 Château Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan  96 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Powerful nose with intense roasting aroma, dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans, backed by juicy fruit, ripe dark berries and stone fruit. On the palate opulent with freshness and ripe tannins, intense roasting flavour and juicy ripe fruit, graphite in the background. A rich and intense wine with freshness and very convincing length. 
2019 Château Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan blanc 94 Bright yellow with green hue. Fine nose, slightly closed, aroma reminiscent of fresh grapefruit, ripe gooseberries, yellow stone fruit and discreet hints of Buxus and a touch of vanilla. On the palate well balanced and structured with fine citrus fruit flavour and discreet minerality, very good length and aromatic depth. 
2019 Château Pas de L'Ane Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very aromatic nose reminiscent of ripe blackberries and black cherries, hints of coffee and dark chocolate in the background. On the palate well structured with sweet fruit, ripe yet firm tannins and very good length. 
2019 Château Patris Querre Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatically closed nose with restrained fruit and distinct minerality, subtle oak in the background. On the palate well structured with sweet fruit, ripe yet firm tannins and very good length. 
2019 Château Pauillac Pauillac 92 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with balmy character, mild spices and ripe berries, almost flowery hints in the background. On the palate well structured with good balance and length, very pleasant finish, a real discovery. 
2019 Château Paveil de Luze Margaux 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of ripe blackberries and blackcurrants, distinct oak influence with elegant toasting aroma. On the palate well structured with firm tannins, fine acidity, expressive fruit e.g. dark berries in the aftertaste, good aromatic length. 
2019 Château Pavie Macquin Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé 97 A very complex and rich wine with dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Excellent nose with rich fruit, blackberries, hints of blackcurrants, ripe plums and black cherries. Fine toasting aroma and mild spices in the background. On the palate wonderful structure, depth and length, with great freshness, a very precise style with sweet fruits and fine roasting flavour. 
2019 Château Pédesclaux Pauillac 94 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant and aromatic nose reminiscent of crushed blackberries, blackcurrants and juicy plums, mild spices and hints of toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well structured with freshness and aromatic depth, ripe berries, discreet spiciness and fine toasting flavour, aromatic depth and convincing length. 
2019 Château Penin Bordeaux Blanc 90 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Elegant yet expressive fruit, ripe pear, juicy pineapple and tangerine zest. On the palate juicy and rich with ripe fruit, pear and pineapple, mild acidity and discreet minerality. A very charming wine with juicy finish. 
2019 Château Penin Les Cailloux Bordeaux Supérieur 89 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with ripe plums and cherries, hints of berries in the background, discreet spiciness and subtle oak. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, freshness and fine fruit, discreet spiciness, well balanced with good length. 
2019 Château Petit Bocq Saint-Estèphe 91 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of freshly grated chocolate, dark berries and juicy stone-fruit, delicate toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well balanced with good mouthfeel, ripe tannins, elegant acidity, juicy fruit and very good length. 
2019 Château Petit Faurie de Soutard Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 93 Deep purple red colour with violet hue. Opulent nose with fragrant fruit, slight flowery hints and decent roasting aroma, mild spices in the background. On the palate ripe tannins, juicy fruit, well structured with freshness, depth and very good length. 
2019 Château Peyredon Lagravette Haut-Médoc 91 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Distinct oak influence backed by ripe fruit on the nose, blackcurrants and dark berries. On the palate medium bodied with good length and ripe tannins, fine acidity and lingering fruit. 
2019 Château Phélan Sègur Saint-Julien 93 Dark purple red colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with intense fruit reminiscent of blackcurrants, marinated blackberries and hints of black cherries. Well balanced oak influence with hints of toasted gingerbread and vanilla. On the palate well structured with freshness and balance, mature tannins, ripe fruit an mild spices. An excellent wine with length and depth. 
2019 Château Pichon Baron, Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac 96 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Well structured nose with hints of graphite and toasted oak, backed by sweet berries and dark stone fruit aroma. On the palate rich and well balanced with ripe fruit, mature tannins, fine-spun acidity adding freshness, a marvellous with  great length.  
2019 Château Pichon Longueville,  Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac 96+ Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Superb nose with fine aroma reminiscent of ripe blackcurrants and hints of blackberries, mulberries in the background. Well integrated, subtle oak and hints of almost balmy spices. On the palate well balanced with excellent length and depth, ripe tannins, fine acidity, juicy fruit and delicate toasting flavour lingering in the aftertaste. 
2019 Château Pierhem Pomerol 92 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with roasting aroma, pencil shavings, backed by juicy fruit, e.g. black cherries and blackberries. On the palate well structured with firm yet ripe tannins, sweet fruit and discreet acidity, balanced with good length. 
2019 Château Pierre 1er Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Fragrant fruit, discreet flowery hints, elegant spiciness reminiscent of liquorice. On the palate well balanced and structured with ripe fruit, firm tannins and multi-layered finish, quite promising. 
2019 Château Plain Point Bordeaux Blanc 91 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Expressive nose reminiscent of ripe peaches, grapefruit and lemon peel, hints of Buxus and mint, vanilla in the background. On the palate excellent structure, flavour of ripe peaches and grapefruit, very juicy finish with convincing length. 
2019 Château Plain Point Fronsac 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Concentrated nose, blackberries, plum jam, vanilla, oak spices and dark chocolate. On the palate well structured with rich taste, flavour repeating the aroma of the nose, firm yet ripe tannins, succulent fruit, good concentration, depth and length. 
2019 Château Prieuré Marquet Bordeaux Supérieur 88 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Closed nose, opening up slowly, hints of plums and blackberries, discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured with firm tannins and fine acidity, medium bodied with good length. 
2019 Château Prieuré-Lichine Margaux 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with crisp fruit, blackcurrants, black cherries and fragrant flowery hints. On the palate well structured with freshness, crisp fruit, ripe tannins and elegant spiciness. Promising wine with very good length. 
2019 Château Puygueraud Francs-Côtes de Bordeaux 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of dark chocolate, fine toasting, ripe blackberries and black cherries, mulberries in the background. On the palate rich and well structured with ripe tannins, fine acidity, juicy fruit and decent toasting flavour. A powerful wine with balance and length. 
2019 Château Puygueraud Blanc Francs-Côtes de Bordeaux Blanc 89 Bright yellow with green hue. Elegant nose with fragrant citrus fruit, hint of tangerine, lemon zest, golden kiwi and hints of tropical fruit. On the palate well structured with crisp acidity, expressive fruit reminiscent of citrus fruit and hints of tropical fruit, well balanced with good aromatic length. 
2019 Château Ramafort Médoc  88 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose with restrained fruit and distinct oak influence. On the palate with ripe yet firm tannins and elegant fruit, fine acidity, medium bodied with good length. 
2019 Château Rauzan-Gassies Margaux 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Expressive nose with back cherries, dark berries and subtle oak, discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins, firm structure, freshness, mild spices and lingering fruit flavour. 
2019 Château Raymond-Lafon Sauternes 93 Intense golden colour. Very classic nose reminiscent of dried apricots, peach jam, white Nougat and candied orange peel. Vanilla and mild spices in the background. On the palate well structured with fine acidity and opulent sweetness as well as intense fruit. A promising Sauternes in a very classic style. 
2019 Château Réaut Cadillac - Côtes de Bordeaux 90 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with ripe fruit, plums, cherries and blackcurrants, elegant spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured and balanced with juicy fruit, ripe tannins, elegant freshness and good length. 
2019 Château Reignac Bordeaux Supérieur 89 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with slightly smoky character, dark chocolate, mild spices, ripe berries and black cherries. On the palate well balanced with ripe yet firm tannins, well  concentrated yet balanced with rich fruit and juicy finish. 
2019 Château Reignac Bordeaux Blanc 88 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Elegant nose with restrained fruit, hints of lemon peel and ripe apricots. On the palate juicy fruit, well balanced with good length, creamy texture and good length.  
2019 Château Renon Côtes de Bordeaux 89 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very expressive nose with distinct fruit, reminiscent of blackcurrants, elegant and slightly balmy spices in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe fruit, hints of toasting flavour, well balanced with ripe tannins and good length. 
2019 Château Reynon  Cadillac-Côtes de Bordeaux 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Well structured nose with ripe fruit, plums, cherries and dark berries, hints of mild spices in the background, subtle oak. On the palate well structured with ripe yet firm tannins, rather full-bodied with good length. 
2019 Château Reynon Sauvignon Blanc Bordeaux Blanc 89 Bright yellow with green hue. Excellent nose with distinct aroma reminiscent of grapefruit, Buxus, lime zest and mint. On the palate well structured with crisp acidity, juicy fruit and hints of aromatic herbs in the finish. Well balanced with good length. 
2019 Château Ripeau Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 92 Deep purple red colour with violet hue. Quite powerful yet very closed nose with restrained fruit and distinct oak influence. On the palate ripe tannins, juicy fruit, well structured with depth and very good length, promising potential.  
2019 Château Rochebelle Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 93 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose, dark chocolate, black cherries, chocolate coated prunes, blackberry jam. On the palate well structured with good length, firm jet ripe tannins,  juicy fruit, distinct oak influence and very good length. 
2019 Château Rocher Gardat Montagne-Saint-Emilion 89 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose with ripe berries and mild spices, slightly closed but promising. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins, juicy fruit and discreet spiciness, fine wine with good length. 
2019 Château Rol Valentin Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Ethereal nose with ripe berries, prunes and hints of violets. On the palate well balanced and structured with ripe tannins, fine acidity and convincing length. 
2019 Château Rolland-Maillet Saint-Emilion 87 Deep purple red with violet hue. Pleasant nose with fragrant fruit, blackberries, blackcurrants and mulberries, discreet spiciness and hints of vanilla in the background. On the palate well structured with firm tannins, ripe fruit and juicy finish. Very pleasant wine with a hint of bitterness in the background. 
2019 Château Roquetaillade La Grange Graves 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very intense nose with aroma reminiscent of freshly crushed blackcurrants, blackcurrant spur, sweet elderberries in the background. Well used oak adding aromatic depth with hints of vanilla, dark chocolate and roasted coffee. On the palate multi-layered aroma, intense flavour blackberries and blackcurrants, vanilla and dark chocolate. Very good depth and length. 
2019 Château Roudier Montagne-Saint-Emilion 91 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Pleasant fruit in combination with fine toasting aroma and delicate minerality, well balanced character. On the palate very refined taste with expressive fruit, silky tannins and excellent length. A wonderful wine with great elegance and freshness.
2019 Château Roylland Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 88 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very closed nose with hints of oak influence and fine leather, backed by ripe berries. On the palate ripe fruit, medium bodied with good length. 
2019 Château Saint Georges (Côte Pavie) Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 93 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Initially slightly closed character, opening up quite well. Restrained fruit, discreet spiciness. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins and fine acidity, good aromatic length and depth. 
2019 Château Sainte Barbe Bordeaux Supérieur 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with aroma reminiscent of blackberries, cherry stone, vanilla, mild spices, hints of toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well structured with sweet fruit, ripe berries, mild spices and fine minerality, ripe tannins and fine acidity, a pleasant wine with convincing length. 
2019 Château Sainte-Marie, Vielles Vignes Bordeaux Supérieur 86 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Fresh nose with aroma reminiscent of blackcurrants and raspberries, discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured with firm, slightly dry tannins, medium bodied with medium length. 
2019 Château Sainte-Marie, Vielles Vignes  Entre-Deux-Mers 87 Bright yellow with green hue. Very appealing nose with fragrant fruit, fresh lemon, hints of tangerine and ripe pear. On the palate wonderfully fresh with crisp acidity and fruit, well balanced with well structured middle length. 
2019 Château Saint-Pierre Saint-Julien 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Pleasant nose with aroma reminiscent of dark berries, blackcurrants, liquorice and mild spices. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, fresh character, juicy fruit and convincing length. 
2019 Château Saint-Robert Graves Blanc 90 Bright straw yellow colour. Expressive nose with typical aroma reminiscent of grapefruit, tangerine, Buxus and blackcurrant leaf, discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate well balanced with crisp acidity, aromatic length and refreshing mouthfeel. A wine with good potential. 
2019 Château Saint-Robert "Cuvée Poncet Deville"  Graves   89 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Delicate fruit reminiscent of blackberries, sweet elderberries, ripe plums and black cherries, hints of blackcurrant leaf, mild spices and discreet toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well structured with freshness, ripe yet firm tannins, nice fruit and discreet spiciness creating good aromatic length. 
2019 Château Sansonnet Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 93 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Multi-layered nose, blackcurrants, blackberries and sweet plums, vanilla, gingerbread spices and liquorice, distinct toasting aroma. On the palate well balanced with ripe yet firm tannins, freshness, juicy fruit and distinct toasting, convincing length. 
2019 Château Seguin Pessac-Léognan 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Well structured and concentrated nose, multi-layered fruit, blackberries, elderberries and hints of blackcurrants, elegant oak spices in the background as well as fine toasting aroma. On the palate well structured and balanced with mature tannins, opulent fruit yet distinct freshness. A wonderful wine with excellent mouthfeel and length. 
2019 Château Sergant Lalande de Pomerol 91 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Delicate fruit reminiscent of dark berries, black cherries and ripe plums, with hints of mild spices. On the palate fragrant fruit, fine toasting flavour, hints of dark chocolate, ripe and silky tannins and very good length. (re-tasted on 2020-04-27)
2019 Château Sérilhan Saint-Estèphe 92 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Intense nose reminiscent of freshly grated dark chocolate, blackberry jam, Crème de Cassis, coffee and gingerbread spices, candied orange peel in the background. On the palate distinct oak influence, however well balanced with good mouthfeel, ripe tannins, elegant acidity, juicy fruit and very good length. 
2019 Château Sigalas Rabaud Sauternes 92 Bright yellow with slightly golden hue. Elegant nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe pear, starfruit, dried apricots and hints of white plums. Discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured with fine acidity, pleasant sweetness and flavour of candied fruit. Well made with very good length. 
2019 Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte Pessac-Léognan 97 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Opulent nose with expressive fruit, ripe blackcurrants, juicy plums and hints of black cherries in the background. Discreet spiciness, fine toasting aroma and a slight hint of flintstone in the background. On the palate excellent structured, firm yet ripe tannins, aromatic depth and excellent length. A great wine with freshness and class. (Tasted on march 20, 2020)
2019 Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc Pessac-Léognan 96 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Excellent nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe pear, juicy grapefruit, hints of tangerine peel, cape gooseberries and hints of passion fruit in the background backed by elegant yet restrained toasting aroma and mild spices. On the palate very expressive with crisp acidity, almost salty minerality, savoury character and excellent tension. A wine with great freshness and convincing depth and length, multi-layered character with astonishing elegance and persistence. (Tasted on march 20, 2020)
2019 Château Soutard-Cadet Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with intense aroma reminiscent of ripe plums, blackcurrants, blackberries. Fine toasting aroma and hints of dark chocolate and mild spices in the background. On the palate well structured, juicy fruit, toasting flavour, firm jet ripe tannins, elegant spiciness. Well structured with convincing length. 
2019 Château St. Jean de Lavaud Lalande-de-Pomerol 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Mature nose with distinct fruit, ripe plums and black cherries, but also prunes and dried blueberries, hints of dark chocolate in the background. On the palate rich yet fresh with ripe tannins and juicy fruit. 
2019 Château Suau Barsac 93 Intense yellow colour with golden hue. Aromatic nose reminiscent of poached pear, dried apricots, vanilla and mild spices. On the palate rich sweetness and fine acidity, dried apricots an juicy pear discreet spiciness in the aftertaste, pleasant mouthfeel and very good length. 
2019 Château Suduiraut Sauternes 95 Golden colour. Elegant nose with fine botrytis character, white lilies, wisteria and honey, passion fruit and papaya, starfruit in the background. Discreet spiciness in the background. Rich taste with opulent sweetness and expressive fruit, dried apricots and pineapple, vanilla and mild spices in the background. A rich and expressive wine with excellent length. 
2019 Château Taillefer Pomerol 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of ripe plums and juicy blackberries, hints of mulberries in the background. Dark chocolate and mild spices. Subtle oak in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe yet slightly dryish tannins, freshness and crisp fruit, very good length. 
2019 Château Talbot Saint-Julien 95 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Well structured nose, however very closed character. Restrained fruit, fine minerality, elegant toasting aroma, subtle oak and mild spices. On the palate superb structure with promising potential, ripe berries and dark stone fruit, fine toasting flavour and elegant spices. Excellent wine with depth and length. 
2019 Château Tauzinat l'Hermitage Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 89 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with ripe fruit reminiscent of plums, fresh figs and prunes, subtle oak in the background. On the palate well structured, juicy fruit, firm tannins, discreet spiciness, medium bodied with good length. 
2019 Château Tertre Margaux 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Alluring nose with dark berries, ripe dark stone fruit, delicate flowery hints and mild spices in the background. On the palate elegant with freshness, yet well concentrated and structured, mature tannins, ripe fruit, lingering spiciness, good depth and convincing length. 
2019 Château Teynac Saint-Julien 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Expressive nose with aroma reminiscent of blackberries and sweet elderberries, hints of vanilla, mild spices and fine toasting aroma. On the palate elegant with fine acidity and ripe tannins, medium bodied but very good length. A very classic style. 
2019 Château Timberlay "Cuvée Marie Paule" Bordeaux Supérieur 88 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Distinct oak influence confirmed by toasting aroma, hints of vanilla and oak spices, backed by ripe dark berries, plums and black cherries. On the palate well structured with firm tannins, ripe fruit, hints of mild spices and distinct toasting aroma in the finish. 
2019 Château Tour Baladoz Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with intense aroma reminiscent of blackcurrants and plums, dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla. On the palate quite powerful and well structured with juicy fruit, distinct toasting flavour, firm tannins and very good length., elegant spiciness. Well structured with convincing length. 
2019 Château Tour de Pez Saint-Estèphe 92 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Expressive and fine fruit, dark berries and ripe plums, mulberries in the background, discreet spiciness and subtle oak. On the palate delicate fruit, discreet spiciness, a wine with freshness, depth and length. 
2019 Château Tour des Termes Saint-Estèphe 91 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Initially closed character, slowly opening up displaying ripe berries and fresh plums, sweet elderberries, delicate toasting aroma and mild spices. On the palate well structured with ripe fruit, subtle, fine acidity and ripe tannins, a fine with  slightly closed but promising character. 
2019 Château Tour Maillet Pomerol 91 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with dark stone fruit and a touch of vanilla. On the palate firm yet ripe tannins, sweet berries and plums, mild spices, well structured with good length. 
2019 Château Tour Saint-Fort Saint-Estèphe Cru Bourgeois 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with ripe blackcurrants, blackcurrant spur and blackberries, hints of cedar wood and ethereal spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, very elegant acidity, good balance and length. 
2019 Château Tournefeuille Lalande-de-Pomerol 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose with ripe berries and plums, hints of mild spices in the background, slightly flowery components. On the palate ripe tannins, juicy fruit and mild spices, good aromatic length. 
2019 Château Trianon Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 92 Dark purple red with violet hue. Aromatic nose with ripe dark berries and cherry jam, balmy spices in the background. On the palate well structured with rich taste, ripe fruit, balmy spices, fine freshness and mature tannic structure, good mouthfeel and very good length. 
2019 Château Trianon "Cuvée Casher" Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 92 Dark purple red with violet hue. Aromatic nose with subtle oak, dark berries and cherry jam, balmy spices and toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well structured with rich taste, ripe fruit, balmy spices, fine freshness and good tannic structure and very good length. 
2019 Château Trotanoy Pomerol AOC 99 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Very expressive nose with great finesse. Ripe blackberries, blackcurrants, sweet elderberries and hints of violets, dark chocolate and fine toasting aroma, vanilla and gingerbread spices in the background. On the palate rich yet elegant with fine toasting flavour, dark chocolate, juicy fruit, dark berries and ripe black cherries, subtle oak and hints of minerality. An excellent wine with great freshness and persistence, aromatic deltph and long, exuberant and lingering finish.  The best Trotanoy ever tasted en primeur. 
2019 Château Trottevieille Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé 97 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with distinct aroma reminiscent of graphite and hints of cold smoke, very ripe fruit, sweet elderberries, blackberries and ripe plums. Fine toasting aroma and elegant spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured and balanced with ripe tannins, fine acidity adding freshness, aromatic depth with flavour reminiscent of dark berries and cherries, elegant toasting flavour and hints of dark chocolate in the finish. Excellent length. 
2019 Château Vieux Chantecaille Saint-Emilion Grand Cru   90 Dark purple red with violet hue. Well structured but closed nose with restrained fruit and discreet spiciness. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, fine acidity and juicy fruit, well made with good length. 
2019 Château Vieux Maillet Pomerol 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of ripe plums and prunes, black cherries and blackcurrant leaf, dark chocolate and subtle oak in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe yet firm tannins, crisp fruit lingering in the finish, complemented by discreet spiciness. Very good length. 
2019 Château Villars Fronsac 92+ Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very intense and concentrated nose displaying aroma reminiscent of toasted oak, vanilla, ripe plums and juicy dark berries in the background. On the palate rich yet fresh with intense flavour of dark chocolate, ripe berries and hints of vanilla. Very good depth and length. 
2019 Château Villemaurine Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Fine nose with wonderful flowery start reminiscent of violets and wisteria, opening up towards ripe fruit aroma reminiscent of blackberries and Boysenberries. Toasting aroma and mild spices, hints of coffee and cocoa in the background. On the palate rich yet elegant with very persistent, excellent structure, depth and length, ripe tannins and very fine acidity adding freshness to the blend. 
2019 Château Yon-Figeac Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 93 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Excellent nose with rather restrained fruit but pleasant spiciness. On the palate rich taste with intense fruit and fine spiciness, a wine with aromatic length and good depth. 
2019 Cheval Noir, Cuvée le Fer, Mähler-Besse Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 91 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Excellent nose with distinct fruit, blackberries and blackcurrants, toasting aroma in the background. On the palate well structured with distinct fruit, dark berries and hints of sloe, vanilla, dark chocolate and coffee in the background. Youthful with promising character and very good length. 
2019 Clémentin de Pape Clément, Grand Vin de Graves Pessac-Léognan  91 Dark purple colour with violet hue. Expressive nose with ripe dark berries, hints of liquorice and mild spices. On the palate well structured with quite opulent approach, ripe tannins, fine acidity and ripe fruit, very good length. 
2019 Clémentin de Pape Clément, Grand Vin de Graves Pessac-Léognan blanc 90 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Aromatic nose with citrus fruit and a touch of flintstone. On the palate juicy character, crisp acidity, creamy texture and lingering fruit, a charming wine with very good length. 
2019 Clos 126 Pomerol 92 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Well structured nose, ripe blackberries and hints of blackcurrant leaf. Discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured with rather velvety tannins, ripe fruit and discreet spiciness, round and quite rich in the  finish. 
2019 Clos Beauregard Pomerol 92 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Massive nose, yet very closed with restrained fruit and discreet spiciness. Excellent structure on the palate, rich and concentrated yet still with freshness, firm yet ripe tannins and very good length. To be observed in the future. 
2019 Clos Bertineau Montagne-Saint-Emilion 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Expressive nose with wonderful fruit, mild spices and subtle oak. On the palate well balanced with ripe and velvety tannins, juicy fruit and mild spices, a very well made wine with good depth and length. 
2019 Clos de la Vielle Eglise Pomerol 93 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe plums and prunes, black cherries and dark chocolate, delicate oak in the background. On the palate well structured with upfront juicy fruit, ripe tannins and fine acidity adding freshness. A very pleasant Pomerol with mouth-watering character and convincing length. 
2019 Clos des Jacobins Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with multi-layered fruit, hints of mild spices and fine toasting aroma. On the palate well structured with ripe yet firm tannins, sweet fruit, charming spiciness and discreet toasting in the finish. A wine with good length. 
2019 Clos Dubreuil Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Intense nose with ripe fruit and mild spices, on the palate well structured with ripe tannins and good length. 
2019 Clos Floridene Graves 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Fine nose with closed fruit but fine aroma reminiscent of balmy spices and fine toasting aroma. On the palate ripe tannins and elegant acidity, juicy berries and ripe plums, hints of mild spices, a very approachable wine with good structure and length. 
2019 Clos Floridene Graves Blanc 90 Bright yellow colour with slightly green hue. Aromatic nose reminiscent of apricots, ripe pear and peony. On the palate well balance with crisp acidity, creamy texture, ripe fruit and discreet minerality. A pleasant wine with good length. 
2019 Clos Haut-Peyraguey Sauternes 94 Intense yellow colour with golden hue. Very elegant nose with refined tropical fruit, ripe pear and apricots, hints of gingerbread spices in the background. On the palate rich, with opulent sweetness, balancing acidity and very convincing length, flavour of apricots and tropical fruit lingering in the finish. 
2019 Clos Margalaine Margaux 94 Deep purple colour with violet hue and black core. Concentrated yet elegant nose, blackberries, hints of violets and blackcurrants, fine toasting aroma. On the palate rich and well structured with ripe yet firm tannins,  good aromatic length, juicy fruit lingering in the aftertaste. 
2019 Clos Puy Arnaud Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Closed nose with restrained fruit yet intense vanilla aroma, fine oak and elegant roasting aroma, hints of dark chocolate. On the palate well concentrated with ripe yet firm tannins and fine acidity adding freshness, lingering fruit in the finish, good length with mouth-watering character. 
2019 Clos Vieux Taillefer Pomerol 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Fine nose with fragrant fruit and flowery components, discreet spiciness in the background, subtle oak. On the palate ripe yet firm tannins, dark berries and plums, mild spices. A well balance wine with very good length. 
2019 Cuvée Sacha Château de Laussac Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux 91 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Well structured nose with ripe fruits reminiscent of blackberries, blackcurrants and hints of mulberries. Spicy touches and a hint of graphite in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe blackcurrants, hints of blackcurrant leaf, ripe yet firm tannins and good length. 
2019 Dame de Boüard Montagne-Saint-Emilion 89 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with slightly closed character and restrained fruit, delicate spiciness in the background. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins, juicy taste, fine fruit and good length. A fine wine. 
2019 Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan  97 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very refined yet expressive nose, dark berries, e.g. blackberries, sweet elderberries, Boysenberries, wonderful aroma reminiscent of toasted gingerbread, hints of candied orange peel in the background, a touch of violets. On the palate rich yet elegant with wonderful freshness, ripe tannins, fine roasting flavour, juicy fruit and again gingerbread in the aftertaste. A great wine with precision and purity, a wonderful textbook sample of 2019. 
2019 Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan blanc 96 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Sophisticated nose with expressive fruit reminiscent of ripe apricots and peaches, cloudberry jam, honey and white blossoms, subtle oak in the background. On the palate excellent structure, depth and length with ripe citrus fruit and yellow stone fruit, fine salinity adding freshness, crisp acidity yet creamy texture and convincing length. An impressing and great classic wine. 
2019 Expression de Béchereau Lalande-de-Pomerol 95 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Opulent nose with distinct fruit, reminiscent of black cherry jam, crushed blackberries, hints of blackcurrants and discreet flowery tones in the background. On the palate succulent fruit, ripe and velvety tannins, excellent aromatic expression. A classy wine with depth, not to be missed.
2019 Girolate Bordeaux 90 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose with fragrant fruit, blackberries, blackcurrants and sweet plums, fine roasting aroma, dark chocolate, vanilla and mild spices int he background. On the palate firm yet ripe tannins, juicy fruit and hints of mild spices, wonderful freshness, medium bodied with good length. 
2019 Girolate Bordeaux Blanc 89 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Very elegant and expressive nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe peaches, tangerine zest and lime. On the palate very flavourful, peach and lime, good structure with crisp acidify and very good length. 
2019 Grand Enclos du Château de Cérons Graves 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue. Elegant nose with restrained fruit and hints of cold smoke, discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured and balanced with ripe tannins, mature fruit flavour and mild spices. 
2019 Grand Enclos du Château de Cérons Graves Blanc 89 Bright yellow with green hue. Reductive start, opening up well with aroma reminiscent of tangerine zest, white lilies and ripe pear. On the palate well balanced with juicy fruit and round character, good aromatic length. 
2019 Héritage de Négrit Montagne-Saint-Emilion 87 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of blackcurrant and blackcurrant leaf, on the palate well structured with soft fruit and firm tannins. 
2019 La Croix de Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan  88 Dark purple colour with violet hue. Elegant nose with aroma reminiscent of blackcurrant and blackcurrant spur, blackberries and plums in the background. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins, fresh acidity and ripe fruit, good length. 
2019 La Croix de Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan blanc 88 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Fine nose with discreet character, restrained fruit, hints of fresh grapefruit, lemon zest and hints of nettles and white blossoms. On the palate elegant with good structure, fine acidity, medium bodied with good length. A very pleasant and elegant wine. 
2019 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien 94 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Densely woven nose, multi-layered and fragrant fruit, blackberries, hints of blackcurrants, flowery components reminiscent of wisteria, dark chocolate, fine toasting aroma. On the palate well structured, excellent freshness in combination with ripe tannins, lush fruit, very persistent finish, an excellent wine in absolute purity. 
2019 La Réserve de Malartic Pessac-Léognan  92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose with distinct character, aroma reminiscent of ripe blackcurrant, blackberries, graphite and hints of flintstone. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, fresh acidity, crisp berry fruit and very good length, a well balanced wine. 
2019 La Réserve de Malartic Pessac-Léognan blanc 92 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Elegant nose with fragrant citrus fruit, hints of lemon zest, fresh grapefruit, fine flowery touch in the background. On the palate well structured with crisp acidity, lush fruit and hints of minerality, a wine with freshness and good length. 
2019 Labastide Dauzac, Château Dauzac Margaux 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with rather restrained fruit but fine toasting aroma and discreet spiciness. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins, juicy fruit and fresh character, good mouthfeel and aromatic length. 
2019 Lagrave-Martillac Pessac-Léognan 89 Dark purple colour with violet hue. Ripe nose with aroma reminiscent of blackcurrant jelly and blackcurrant spur, discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe yet firm tannins, freshness and good flavour expression. A pleasant second wine with good length. 
2019 Lagrave-Martillac, Grand Vin de Graves Pessac-Léognan blanc 89 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Fine nose with restrained fruit, reminiscent of lemon, grapefruit and apricots. On the palate juicy fruit, fine acidity, well balanced with good length.
2019 Le Blanc de Château de La Rivière Bordeaux Blanc 87 Bright yellow with green hue. Elegant nose with fine, rather restrained fruit, reminiscent of fresh lemon zest, peaches and a hint of mint. On the palate well balanced with crisp acidity and juicy fruit, medium bodied with good length. On the palate charming with a lot of freshness, crisp acidity and lush fruit, juicy finish with well structured middle length. 
2019 Le Blason d'Issan Margaux 91 Dark purple red with violet hue. Very appealing nose with ripe fruit, blackberries and blackcurrants, discreet hint of vanilla and mild spices and a slight flowery touch in the background. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins, fine acidity, great freshness, well structured with good length, ripe fruit in the finish. (Tasted on march 20, 2020)
2019 Le Défi de Fontenil Lot No. 19 Vin de France 95+ Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Rich nose with intense aroma of ripe fruit and toasting components. Complex character, ripe plums, black cherries, crushed mulberries, gingerbread spices, roasted cocoa and hints of violet. On the palate opulent yet elegant with freshness and aromatic depth. An almost monumental wine with great potential. 
2019 Le Haut-Médoc de Lascombes, Château Lascombes Haut-Médoc 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of blackberries, sweet elderberries, ripe sloe, slightly flowery components in the background as well as mild spices. On the palate firm yet ripe tannins, excellent fruit, discreet spiciness, nice toasting flavour and convincing length. A wine with potential. 
2019 Le Lion de La Fleur de Boüard Lalande de Pomerol 90 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Excellent nose with juicy fruit, blackberries, elderberries and hints of blackcurrants. On the palate elegant with ripe and silky tannins, fine fruit and very convincing length. 
2019 Le Petit Ducru de Ducru-Beaucaillou, Château Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Very expressive nose, blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, mild spices. On the palate well structured with serious body and convincing length, lingering fruit in the finish. A juicy and fleshy wine for an early drinking, however with a very promising ageing potential. Freshness and precision. 
2019 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 95 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with distinct fruit, blackberries and blackcurrants, earthy minerality, discreet hints of graphite and subtle oak with fine roasting aroma in the background. On the palate complex and well structured with ripe tannins and fine acidity, crisp fruit, elegant toasting flavour and discreet spiciness. A wine with convincing balance and tension. 
2019 Le Plus de la Fleur de Boüard Lalande de Pomerol 96 A sophisticated wine with intense purple colour, violet hue and black core. Rich yet elegant nose with excellent fruit, ripe blackberries, sweet elderberries, blackberry jam, Boysenberries and juicy plums. Balanced oak spices, hints of toasted gingerbread and dark chocolate. On the palate rich again although the wine shows velvety, almost sweet tannins and marvellous freshness, ripe and opulent fruit as well as fine spiciness. An exquisite wine with class. 
2019 Le Saint-Estèphe de Cos Labory, Château Cos Labory Saint-Estèphe 88 Dark purple colour with violet hue. Fragrant nose with fine red and dark berries, discreet hint of vanilla in the background. On the palate juicy and crisp with fine acidity and ripe fruit, firm tannins, a pleasant wine with freshness and length. 
2019 Les Angelots de Gracia Saint-Emilion 87 Deep purple red with violet hue. Initially slightly closed nose, opening up well, displaying aroma reminiscent of ripe red and dark berries, hints of vanilla in the background. On the palate firm tannins, juicy fruit, slightly dryish finish, however quite good length. 
2019 Les Chênes de Bouscaut Pessac-Léognan  90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Well defined nose with ripe fruit and distinct toasting aroma, dark chocolate, hints of coffee, backed by ripe dark berries and plums. On the palate well structured with ripe yet firm tannins, fresh acidity, crisp berry fruit, good aromatic length. 
2019 Les Chênes de Bouscaut Pessac-Léognan blanc 89 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Elegant nose with ripe citrus fruit and in the background subtle hints of Buxus and nettles. On the palate well balanced with creamy texture, juicy citrus fruit and a touch of vanilla. A pleasant wine with good length.  
2019 L'Esprit de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan 92 Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Wonderful nose with juicy fruit, blackberries, mulberries and blackcurrants, backed by hints of gingerbread spices and roasting aroma. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins and fine acidity, crisp fruit, discreet spiciness and subtle oak, very good length. 
2019 L'Esprit de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan blanc 90 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Elegant nose with fine aroma reminiscent of fresh lemon peel, starfruit and ripe peaches. On the palate lively acidity, crisp fruit, fine minerality, a very pleasant wine with very good length. 
2019 L'Infini du Château de Francs Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux 91 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Opulent nose with ripe fruit, black cherries, blackberries and hints of blackcurrants, elegant spiciness reminiscent of cloves and cinnamon, vanilla and toasted gingerbread. On the palate well structured with firm yet ripe tannins, elegant freshness, juicy fruit and discreet spiciness in the aftertaste. A wine with depth and length. 
2019 Loudenne Le Château  Médoc  90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very concentrated yet closed nose. Restrained fruit, discreet spiciness. On the palate well structured with good concentration, firm tannins and juicy fruit, very good length, quite promising potential. . 
2019 Lynsolence Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Intense yet closed with nose with restrained fruit and hints of mild spices as well as fine toasting aroma. On the palate well structured with firm but ripe tannins, juicy fruit and very good length, however slightly drying out in the finish.  
2019 Madame de Beaucaillou, Château Ducru Beaucaillou Haut-Médoc 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Very elegant and approachable nose, ripe blackberries and blackcurrants, mild spices, a slight touch of smokiness in the background. ON the palate firm yet ripe tannins, medium bodied with good length and balance
2019 Merlot, Hubert de Boüard Bordeaux 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue. Aromatic nose with distinct fruit, blackberries, ripe plums, black cherries and discreet hints of vanilla and dark chocolate the background. On the palate well balanced and structured with juicy fruit, flavour of dark berries, plums and cherries, vanilla and elegant toasting, well structured tannins and good length. 
2019 No 1, Château Bourdieu Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 89 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Opulent nose with rich fruit, black cherries and blackcurrants, discreet toasting aroma and nice spiciness in the background. On the palate well structured, concentrated with good extraction, very good depth and length, ripe yet firm tannins, juicy fruit and discreet spiciness in the finish. 
2019 Pastourelle de Clerc Milon, Château Clerc Milon Pauillac 91 Intense purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Fragrant nose with aroma reminiscent of blackberries, blackcurrants and hints of violets. Elegant spiciness in the background. On the palate well balanced with freshness, fine tannins, juicy and crisp fruit and discreet spiciness. 
2019 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux Margaux 95 Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with intense and crisp fruit, blackberries and blackcurrants, ripe cherries and hints of Mulberries. Discreet spiciness in the background. Very subtle oak influence. On the palate ripe tannins, elegant acidity, very savoury with lush fruit and discreet spiciness. An opulent wine, however displaying enormous freshness.
2019 Reclos de la Couronne Montagne Saint-Emilion 90+ Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Distinct fruit reminiscent of mulberries, elderberries and blackberries, hints of juicy plums and vanilla in the background. On the palate well balanced with distinct oak influence, ripe tannins, rather juicy fruit, discreet spiciness and hints of dark chocolate, very good length. 
2019 Ronan by Clinet, Groupe Clinet Bordeaux Blanc 89 Bright straw yellow colour. Very fragrant nose with aroma reminiscent of fresh grapefruit, passionfruit, ripe physalis, tangerine zest in the background. On the palate crisp acidity, elegant citrus fruit, hints of tropical fruit, well balanced with good length and mouthfeel. 
2019 Sauvignon, Hubert de Boüard Bordeaux Blanc 90 A charming wine with fragrant fruit and elegant minerality, displaying a bright yellow colour with green hue. Elegant nose with aroma reminiscent of ripe grapefruit, juicy peaches and hints of physalis, nettles in the background. On the palate a crisp character, juicy citrus fruit and ripe yellow stone fruit, lime zest, elegant minerality and convincing length. 
2019 Sémillon, Hubert de Boüard Bordeaux Blanc 90 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Aromatic nose reminiscent of ripe apricots, pear, fresh honey, hints of candied lemon peel in the background. On the palate well structured with good mouthfeel, ripe yellow stone fruit, hints of honey in the background, juicy finish with good length. 
2019 The Corsair of Laffitte Carcasset Saint-Estèphe 89 Dark purple colour with violet hue. Very modern style with appealing nose reminiscent of dark stone fruit and ripe berries, vanilla and oak spices as well  as hints of cocoa in the background. On the palate juicy fruit, great freshness and ripe tannins, a very appealing wine with good length. 
2019 Vieux Château des Rochers "Cuvée Prestige" Montagne-Saint-Emilion 90 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Concentrated fruit on the nose, very elegant roasting aroma, dark chocolate and hints of vanilla, on the palate well balance with ripe fruit, firm tannins, medium bodied but very long. 
2019 Vieux Château Palon Montagne-Saint-Emilion 92 Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Expressive nose with balmy spices, marinated berries and hints of plum jam, quite rich and concentrated with gingerbread spices in the background. On the palate powerful with ripe tannins, excellent freshness, aromatic depth and promising length. 

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