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Bordeaux 2019: Late Arrivals

Bordeaux 2019: Late Arrivals

It seems de rigueur these days for wines to arrive late. My Bordeaux 2019 primeurs report – that was back in 2020, when we were all still adjusting to the idea of a viral pandemic – was peppered with late arrivals. Indeed, I seem to recall I was still adding tasting notes to previously published reports weeks later. Well I am happy to report this tradition continues, and in the same vintage, with a few late arrivals added to my Bordeaux 2019 at Two Years reports.

From David Suire, who works alongside Nicolas Thienpont at Château Larcis Ducasse and Château Pavie-Macquin, I have added notes on the 2019 Château Laroque and the second wine, the 2019 Les Tours de Laroque. David took over winemaking at Château Laroque (pictured below) a few years ago (it is a personal project – nothing to do with his work with Nicolas) and has revitalised the estate’s wines, and it is great to be able to revisit his 2019s.

Bordeaux 2019: Late Arrivals

Alongside these, I have also added three new notes on wines from the portfolio of Magali and Thibaut Decoster. Their best-known property is Clos des Jacobins, which occupies a prominent roadside position near the town of St Emilion, It is an estate the wines of which I first tasted back in the 1982 vintage (long before the the Decosters owned it) and it frequently performs well. I added a note on the 2019 Clos des Jacobins, as well as the 2019 Château La Commanderie and 2019 Château de Candale, also Decoster properties, to my reports.

The notes are added to my 2019 St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and 2019 St Emilion Grand Cru reports. (2/4/22)

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  • Sherell Purvis

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Regards

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