Jeff Leve (The Wine Cellar Insider) has now released over 550 Bordeaux 2019 tasting notes and scores. His top-scoring wines can be found in the table below.
Leve found potential perfection in two First Growths, Lafite and Mouton Rothschild. The 2019 vintage of the latter was released this week, at 30.8% discount on last year’s ex-negociant offer. Leve commented in his tasting note: “On the palate, the wine is rich, lush, round, full-bodied and concentrated, with layers of lusciously textured, ripe, sweet, fresh, pure dark red pit fruits and blackberries. Classically styled, but classic in a good way, the wine is showy, but not flamboyant. The finish here just keeps on going”.
Leve was also full of praise for Conseillante: “This wine is drenched in enough velvet to be classified as heart stopping! […] This is pure bottled decadence that hits all your pleasure buttons. If you are seeking a deal closer, this Dionysian wine is the right choice! This is in serious contention for one of the wines of the vintage.”
When tasting Ducru-Beaucaillou, Leve liked the “gorgeous sense of purity to the fruits and chocolate overtones” and noted that “the finish passes the 60-second mark with ease”.
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