In Sauternes, noble rot again came late, because of the hot, dry weather in August and September. Les bordeaux du millésime 2019 arriveront à notre entrepôt au printemps 2022. That said, I now feel more confident to tell you a little bit about what to expect from the wines. Vous voyez actuellement la sélection de produits à la succursale de. This does not include wines that are normally shown at the official Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGCB) tasting; the group is holding back until it is once more safe to organise collective tastings. Bordeaux wines are holding an online auction in June, with 100% of proceeds going to local hospitals fighting Covid-19. A largely dry summer meant small, concentrated berries. Voir les notes - Troisième livraison de bordeaux primeur 2019. Bordeaux wine sales as a whole were down 12% in 2019 compared to 2018, with 56% of sales in France, 10% in China and Hong Kong, 5% in the US, and 4% each in Belgium, the UK, Germany and Japan. Cela est très inhabituel pour des millésimes qualitativement et stylistiquement aussi semblables. Bud break was around one week earlier than in 2018. With the Bordeaux en primeurs cancelled the Grand Circle des Vins de Bordeaux’s London tasting last Thursday was the first and only glimpse at Bordeaux 2019 for the foreseeable future. They are rich and lush in many cases, although with slightly higher acidity levels than in 2018. Products of an excellent vintage, the 2019 Bordeaux Primeurs wines showcase a real "winemaker's'" vintage, requiring constant attention and tireless work in the vineyard to respond effectively to the challenges posed by the climate and the terroir. This is also true when you look at how overall sales were standing at the end of 2019, before any of the current issues came along. Average temperatures were 28.4°C, compared to an average of 21.7°C between 1981 and 2010. Once again, however, Bordeaux winegrowers still had to contend with unpredictable conditions and step up their efforts at each stage of the growing season. July: Among the sunniest of the past three decades, with 319 hours versus an average of 249 between 1991 and 2010. First, July storms followed by temperature spikes caused localised outbreaks of acid rot. The pH levels were 3.2 on average, versus 3.1 last year, which means the perception of acidity is a little lower but the wines still offer plenty of freshness and definition. He said that he found more freshness than expected in the subsequent blends, with the two grape varieties complementing each other well. 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The Cabernet harvest began straight after the Merlot nearly everywhere, and most grapes were in by mid-October under ideal conditions. Despite the heat, which usually would be bad for whites, there was very little hydric stress – at least not until very late in their growth cycle – so the balance was excellent, with enough acidity and not too much sugar. Les bordeaux du millésime 2018 arriveront à notre entrepôt au printemps 2021. « Selon les premières indications, les bordeaux 2019 rappellent ceux des millésimes 2016 et 2018. 2017 Chateau Haut Pinquat Bordeaux France . Abonnez-vous au bulletin « Quoi de neuf ? I then give the bottles an extra clean before tasting. The ISVV assesses a vintage by measuring: In 2019, early budding was followed by a sporadically wet and cool April, May and June. Second, some bunches shrivelled due to water stress in late August. Les commandes seront acceptées à compter du mercredi 27 janvier à 8 h 30. 2019 was a vintage which was all about the hot dry summer and the resulting high pHs – which led some châteaux to acidify. The quality of Bordeaux wines produced in 2019 should still live up to the expectations of wine buyers and observers from around the world. Monsieur Propriétaire leaned forward, his elbows resting on the polished surface of the conference room table. Bon nombre de cuvées sont riches et opulentes, et dotées d’une acidité légèrement plus intense que l’an dernier. Average sugar for Cabernet Sauvignon came in at 233g/l, compared to 230g/l in 2018. This is close to figures for 2016 and 2010. Veuillez sélectionner une langue. If every Bordeaux vintage could be summarised in three buzz words repeated over and over again by the winemakers, in 2019 they were “Easy, Energy and Miracle”, according to Perrotti-Brown. The top wines on the Left Bank seem less lush but more structured than in 2018, so closer to 2016 in style. Voici les bordeaux primeur offerts en ce moment. The 2019 Bordeaux vintage is a cross between the openness of 2009, a popular vintage for American wine lovers, and the more structured 2010, perhaps with a … August: hot despite two cool rainy days on the 10th and 11th. This required some careful berry sorting, but the region was able to benefit from a rapid installation of botrytis cinerea in mid-September. The berries had almost no rot, as with the reds. Overall, we have a vintage here with low yields but pure, aromatic and high quality wines. This is around one week to 10 days later than 2018, with berry size generally determined by whether picking took place before or after September rains. A warm spring encouraged early … Summer round-up: Overall, summer rain varied per area. 2010-2019. My garage has become like the demilitarised zone; there is a drop-off system that respects safe distancing, where I then leave the bottles for 24 hours. The growers are all smiles. Most estates were finished by mid-October, and rain meant that anything picked much later than 20 October was not used. The most vigorous plots had a little more trouble. I have certainly seen less of the gourmet richness that made 2018 St-Emilion wines so immediately appealing, but there is still lots of plump fruit on offer in 2019, and there were many successes in the samples I have tasted so far. June right through to October saw higher temperatures than average. « Après avoir passé deux semaines à Bordeaux à déguster plus de 1 100 vins du millésime 2018, à visiter 67 châteaux et à parler à des centaines de viniculteurs et vinificateurs, je peux vous affirmer que le millésime 2018 a été exceptionnel pour les vins du Bordelais. Consultant and Fronsac winery owner Dany Rolland said that 2019 was ‘more serene’ that 2018, despite frost risk in April that saw her estate burn fire pots for the first time, and the water stress that later caused headaches with some young vines. Weather in the Bordeaux 2019 growing season Overall, 2019 was a hot vintage with all the potential successes and pitfalls that this style of year brings with it; rich fruits, concentration, high alcohols, plenty of tannins. The full report can also be viewed/downloaded via PDF: – Bordeaux 2019 Firstly, and most important for readers to know, 2019 is unquestionably a great vintage for Bordeaux. Vines were generally well-prepared for the summer drought because of the rain earlier in the year. Choisissez la cueillette le jour même, maintenant offerte dans plus de 190 succursales. Les bordeaux du millésime 2019 sont exceptionnels, et nous sommes ravis de vous en offrir encore davantage. April: Cool and wet for first half of the month, and frost on 12 April saw localised damage. Our Bordeaux correspondent, Colin Hay, unpicks Gavin Quinney’s Bordeaux 2020 vintage report and gives us as taste of what we can expect from this year’s en primeur campaign. VEUILLEZ NOTER QUE NOUS NE LIVRONS PAS À L'EXTÉRIEUR DE L'ONTARIO. Les commandes sont traitées selon le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi. There was an extremely high-quality round of picking between 10 and 14 October. According to Enosens consultancy group, the average alcohols in 2019 were around 14%abv. Alcohol and acid levels are both a little higher than in 2018. Payez un acompte de 25 % non remboursable et le solde au moment de la livraison. Bordeaux 2018: An Exceptional Vintage Thursday, April 11, 2019 1072 Tasting Notes. Depuis des années, Vintages offre à sa clientèle les meilleurs bordeaux de chaque millésime en se fondant sur les dégustations de ses acheteurs et de la critique internationale durant la campagne « en primeur Â», à Bordeaux. On the Left Bank, they are lower or the same as 2018 in most of the top wines. » (James Suckling,, 13 mai 2020). We work for our readers. It’s worth noting, too, that Liv-ex reported recently that there are still relatively healthy stock levels of recent Bordeaux vintages. Finally: Bordeaux 2015 In Bottle, Neal Martin, July 2019 PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ONLY DELIVER IN ONTARIO / VOUS DEVEZ AVOIR AU MOINS 19 ANS POUR ACHETER DE L'ALCOOL. September: Overall, it was a hot, dry month with 69mm of rain in the first three weeks, compared to an average of 84mm between 1991 and 2010. Looking at the technical measurements, the ISVV recorded Merlot average sugars at 244g/l,  compared to 233g/l in 2018. But, I would point out that low release prices for the 2008 vintage in a difficult economic environment – albeit in a very different context – provided a springboard for recovery, at least from a château coffers point-of-view. Before looking into the weather conditions responsible for the specific characteristics of wines from the 2019 vintage, it is important to bear in mind, as usual, the five prerequisites to produce a great red Bordeaux. Things are not normal this year, and there is no point pretending otherwise. Bordeaux primeur 2019 : qualité fantastique, prix plus bas, « Tous les vins [rive droite et gauche] sont très bons, et quelques-uns sont fantastiques. Classified estates are always more resilient, but even Cru Bourgeois and equivalent-level producers are suffering from low bulk prices, and inevitably it has an impact on general market confidence. L’opinion de la presse vinicole internationale et autres intéressés est unanime : les bordeaux du millésime 2019 sont de qualité exceptionnelle. A Century of Bordeaux: The Nines, Neal Martin, September 2019. One particular storm at the end of July brought 100mm of rain in one day, which weakened grape skins. The Bordeaux Institute of Wine and Vine Science (ISVV) has given 2019 a 3.5 to four-star rating – out of five – in its annual report. The Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur Campaign is here. Where estates sits on that range depends heavily on soil type and location. In general, it is less heterogeneous and of a slightly higher quality on both left and … Safely returned from the region and with the first en primeur releases underway, Mark Pardoe MW provides a full report on Bordeaux’s 2018 vintage. August and September were hot and dry, so ripening and harvest were successful, except for certain cases of extreme water stress on the driest soils, which saw some bunches shrivel in early September. The product of a long, dry, warm (but not overbearing) season, these are wines that espouse the best of Bordeaux. I have now tasted around 160 en primeur samples from the Bordeaux 2019 vintage, on top of many vat and barrel samples in the months between last September’s harvest and the beginning of lockdown in France, when cellar visits became impossible. Exports were down 4% in volume but remained steady in value at €2 billion, despite shipments to China dropping by 18% in volume and 12% in value. Soyez parmi les premiers à être informés des nouveaux produits, offres spéciales, événements virtuels et plus encore.Â, Please select a language / April 16, 2019. Up in St-Estèphe, the average yield stood at 50hl/ha. There was 37% more rain than usual, but the mid-point of flowering was 4 June, except on really late-ripening soils, which was the same as 2018 and pretty much in-line with the 30-year average. The 2017 vintage for Bordeaux was very hit and miss but some good wines were made. Finally, what kind of a market are these wines going to be released into? Rain from 20 September onwards allowed the Merlots to ripen, often with high alcohol, and Cabernet did particularly well because the rains meant their ripening could go on for longer, lowering alcohols and allowing for more ‘normal’ development after the hot weather. Grand Toronto : livraison deux semaines après l’arrivée des produits à l’entrepôt The biggest falls were seen in France, which is why bulk prices have suffered so badly – sales were 10% down in volume and 9% in value compared to 2018. Dans l’ensemble, 2019 sera un millésime très bon à excellent. That compares to a Bordeaux-wide average of 164mm between 1959 and 2017. As ever, yields differ widely per appellation and estate. Bulk prices are way below €1,000 per tonneau (equal to 900 litres), which is seen as the benchmark for ‘just about acceptable to make a living’. Vintage quality: Good. Building confidence and loyalty has to be prioritised above all else in my opinion. Boissenot also made the interesting point that it was only after the blending that he really began to get a feel for the vintage, because there were some high-alcohol Merlots and more classically-balanced Cabernets. VOUS DEVEZ AVOIR AU MOINS 19 ANS POUR ACHETER DE L'ALCOOL. As a result, winemakers had to be more careful about which grapes they selected for harvest. The overall yield for 2019 was a little more than five million hectolitres, not far off the 10-year average. Current condition: Ready to drink, will keep. ‘Most vines did a good job in resisting issues, as they have had to cope with similar issues for the past few years,’ he said. The publishing of scores is being held back until we know more about the Bordeaux 2019 en primeur campaign timing, and there is an opportunity to taste UGCB members’ wines. This gives the barrel samples a chance to settle. Magasins-agences dans les plus petites collectivités. White Bordeaux from the 2019 vintage may be even better than the 2018 vintage. However, there was more rain than in 2018, and it fell mainly in two spots, with 10mm on 10 and 11 September, and 30mm on 22 September. It allowed the alcohol to reduce a little, in contrast to 2018; you might remember that alcohol was a particular issue of mine in appellations such as St-Estèphe in the 2018 en primeur samples. Rating: Not yet tasted in-bottle. Good acidity means a more classic style than in 2018. Overall, 2019 was a hot vintage with all the potential successes and pitfalls that this style of year brings with it; rich fruits, concentration, high alcohols, plenty of tannins. Because of this relatively early harvest, alcohol is a touch lower than in 2018, down by 0.1% to 13.7% abv on average. 2019 was one of the sunniest vintages in Bordeaux’s recent history. Bordeaux 2018: vintage report Author: Mark Pardoe MW. Voir les notes - offres précédentes de bordeaux 2018. VEUILLEZ NOTER QUE NOUS NE LIVRONS PAS À L'EXTÉRIEUR DE L'ONTARIO. At the lower end of Bordeaux, quite apart from current challenges, the bottom has already fallen out, and it’s looking tough. After two weeks in Bordeaux tasting more than 1,100 wines from the 2018 vintage, visiting 67 chateaux and talking to hundreds of vintners and winemakers, I can tell you that 2018 is an exceptional year for Bordeaux wines. Share this post. There were two main weather-related issues to deal with. Established in the Napa Valley in 2010, the Vintage Report returns to Bordeaux for its 9th edition to talk about the 2019 season hallmarks, innovation, terroir and sustainability. » (Paul Farrell, Chef de catégorie, Vins européens, LCBO), « Nous baisserons nos prix et cela signifie que l’aubaine sera fabuleuse pour un vin aussi fin. La campagne de bordeaux primeur 2019 a connu un tel succès que Vintages a le plaisir d’annoncer que nous avons réussi à renouveler les stocks de plusieurs produits épuisés. “In normal times, none of … Voir les notes - Les nouveaux bordeaux 2018 Plus, we all know châteaux hate to price from a place of weakness. Agenda - … The cru classés of Sauternes, for example, saw yields of just 10hl/ha. Overall, there are excellent dry whites. Vintage Quality Drink Comments; 2019: Cellar: As in 2018, there were no … Consultant Eric Boissenot, who has 150 clients, mainly in the Médoc, said this week that 2019 was ‘a contrasting vintage, with a cool beginning then a hot dry summer. {"api":{"host":"https:\/\/","authorization":"Bearer YWM5NTE0MWE1YTkxNjFjNGMzZjgyYjU4NGI5NDM3NmUyNTVlYWY2MGUwZTYzOWYyYTc0NmFjZTBkMGIzMWQ0Ng","version":"2.0"},"piano":{"sandbox":"false","aid":"6qv8OniKQO","rid":"RJXC8OC","offerId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","offerTemplateId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","wcTemplateId":"OTOW5EUWVZ4B"}}, {"location":"Keystone Header","subscribeText":"Subscribe Now","version":"2","menuWidgetTitle":"","myAccountLnk":"\/wine-reviews\/account","premiumLnk":"\/subscribe","menuLnks":{"2":{"text":"My Wines","href":"\/wine-reviews\/my-wines"}},"colors":{"text":"#ffffff","button":"#decc8f","link":"#ffffff"}}. This vintage too had its difficulties. No really, Bordeaux 2019 is a very good to excellent vintage. The 2018 vintage is defined by two events: the virulent outbreak of mildew in June and … The 2019 vintage in Bordeaux is unique and exceptional. Vous avez déjà un compte? Nous proposons également une plus vaste sélection de vins en grand format. There will also be a follow-up piece to talk about some of the major changes in Bordeaux over the past year, from ownership and consultants to winemaking style and viticulture. Salon du Vintage - Bordeaux : Le Salon du Vintage, présent dans les plus grandes villes de France depuis 12 ans revient pour lacinquième édition au Hangar 14 à Bordeaux.La frénésie du shopping vintage va régner sur 3 500 m2 : avec 150 exposants professionnels venus de toute l'Europe, c'est unesélection pointue et exigeante qui attend les visiteurs. Jane Anson provides an in-depth report on how the growing season affected the vintage, and gives her first impressions on the wines, based on barrel sample tastings so far. Even once the lockdown ends, it’s hard to imagine economic conditions getting better before the end of the year. The wines may not be as exuberant as 2009, 2015 or 2018, but more elegant, with concentration levels that are clear. Many only began to show water stress in early September, and the rain at the end of the month was particularly useful for the Cabernets. To give you an idea of the scale, 2013 didn’t even make it to one star, and 2014 was at three. Some estates saw gaps between technical and phenolic maturity, as is often the case in hot vintages, and this had to be managed carefully. Sauternes and other sweet white wines: Botrytis affected a good number of grapes in 2019, but grey rot and fruit flies were prevalent throughout the region. Étant donné les restrictions liées à la COVID-19, les dégustations des Bordeaux Primeur 2019 ont eu lieu à distance, les châteaux participants ayant envoyé des échantillons à nombre des principaux critiques vinicoles du monde. » (Jane Anson,, 16 avril 2020), Collection des Bordeaux 2019 Unbiased, professional tasting notes, reviews, articles, videos, daily news and much more. ‘Aside from some spring mildew, there was almost no rot pressure throughout the summer, which means very few vine treatments,’ Rolland said. The world's most trusted authority in wine for over 30 years. It saw an exceptionally warm dry early spring and long gorgeous summer with cool nights, which were vital for vines to retain freshness across all sub-regions. From my tastings so far, I would say the wines are going to make it worth your while. La campagne de bordeaux primeur 2019 a connu un tel succès que Vintages a le plaisir d’annoncer que nous avons réussi à renouveler les stocks de plusieurs produits épuisés. The top Right Bank wines seem closer to 2018 in style. June: Also cool with frequent storms, and around 5°C cooler than average, with the coolest nights in Entre-deux-Mers during this month since 1978.