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July 27, 2020

Bordeaux 2019 Vintage Tasting - 6th July 2020 - Commanderie de Bordeaux in Boston

Bordeaux 2019 Vintage Tasting

Commanderie de Bordeaux in Boston - Grand Conseil du Vin de Bordeaux

The 2019 Vintage wine samples were distributed to members of the Commanderie’s Management Team. Some samples were tasted by several Team members and others by just one taster.

A discussion was held by the group via videoconference on Monday 6th July 2020, following their analysis.

The wines considered as the best among the tasting gave the best “terroir expression”, finest balance and depth of flavour. 

The favourites of this tasting were:  

Château Siran
Château Latour Martillac
Cuvée Clémence  

Comments members made about the quality of the 2019 Vintage wines mentioned : 

– Purity of fruit
– Depth of flavor without heaviness
– Lively acidity
– Ripe, generous character
– Excellent expression of terroir 

Overall, there was great enthusiasm for the Bordeaux 2019 Vintage 

In general, the wines showed well and there were several advantages to tasting the wines in the USA:  

– Excellent stability
– It was similar to what would be expected a tasting with samples from barrel in Bordeaux
– It gave the possibility to follow wines over several hours and this was generally very positive 


Commandeurs were very enthusiastic about the 2019 Vintage, appreciating its natural ripeness without excess 

Holding a tasting virtually was generally favorable to the wines .
Commandeurs found the tasting more leisurely with more time for contemplation, compared to the usual en Primeur tastings held at the châteaux in Bordeaux 

List of the 30 wine samples : 

Château Turcaud 2019 AOC Bordeaux Bordeaux Clairet

Château La Freynelle 2019 AOC Bordeaux Bordeaux Blanc

Château de Pertignas 2019 AOC Bordeaux Bordeaux Rosé

Rioublanc Crémant 2019 AOC Crémant de Bordeaux

Château Lamothe Vincent Libertae 2018 AOC Bordeaux Rouge

Château Siran 2019 AOC Margaux

Château Pedesclaux 2019 AOC Pauillac Grand Cru Classé

Château Maurac 2019 AOC Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois

Château Caroline 2019 AOC Haut-Médoc

Château Cap LéonVeyrin 2019 AOC Listrac-Médoc

Château Latour-Martillac 2019 AOC Pessac-Léognan Rouge Grand Cru Classé de Graves

Château Roquetaillade La Grange 2019 AOC Graves Rouge

Château Crabitey 2019 AOC Graves Blanc

Château de Myrat 2019 AOC Sauternes - Grand Cru Classé en 1855

Château Loupiac- Gaudiet 2019 AOC Loupiac

Château Gaby 2019 AOC Canon-Fronsac

Château La Cabanne 2019 AOC Pomerol

Château Saint-Georges 2019 AOC Saint-Georges Saint-Emilion

Château Franc le Maine 2019 AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Château Grand Corbin 2019 AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

Château de Pitray AOC Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 2019

Château Haut-Gayat 2019 AOC Graves de Vayres

Château Faugas 2019 AOC Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux

Château de Francs 2019 AOC Francs Côtes de Bordeaux

Château des Tourtes 2019 AOC Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

Citran 2019 Maison Ginestet AOC Bordeaux Rosé

Ginestet 2019 Maison Ginestet AOC Bordeaux Blanc

Cuvée Clémence 2019 Cheval Quancard AOC Entre-Deux-Mers Blanc

Mauvais Garçon 2019 SAS Thunevin AOC Bordeaux rouge

Bord'Art 2019 MT Vins AOC Bordeaux Rosé

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