Last week, The Wine Advocate published Part 2 of Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW's Bordeaux 2019 vintage report, which includes late in-barrel samples and her picks for the best bargains.
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Carrying on from the comprehensive summary in Part 1, entitled The Miracle Year, Perrotti-Brown continues to praise the quality of this vintage consistently.
As we noted in our Bordeaux 2019 Closing Report, Perrotti-Brown was one of the highest scoring critics for the vintage (Liv-ex Bordeaux 500 component wines), with an average score of 96.9 points; higher than Neal Martin"s and Antonio Galloni's scores of 96.1 and 95.2, respectively.
Perrotti-Brown noted that not only was the 2019 vintage excellent, but it was priced correctly as an incentive to buy these en primeur wines. She explains: Prior to this year's campaign, many were questioning whether there was a future for Bordeaux en primeur. In fact, as far as recent vintages are concerned, the premium wine market is no longer convinced. En primeur wines go up in price a lot after the bottle hits the shelves.
However, industry sources say that many wineries' pricing strategies for the 2019 vintage have been popular with buyers so far.
She further compiled a list of the best quality and affordable wines on the market for less than $35 (excluding duties, local taxes, etc.) .