Primeurs 2019 : 638 wines tasted and rated by Yves Beck



The Bordeaux 2019 tasting session started on March 6, 2020, for Yves Beck.

An “En primeurs” tasting like no other

Everything was going fairly well, but the situation we are all facing now has completely changed the situation.

The reasons why I nevertheless decided to taste the 2019 wines are largely explained in an article published on April 20, 2020.

638 wine ratings – 91 wines selected for the magazine

In the end, no less than 638 comments and ratings went online; 91 have been selected for the online magazine. The 2019 Bordeaux vintage deserves our attention. The wines are fresh, well supported by their structure and have good to very good cellaring potential. Nevertheless, most of them will already be enjoyable while young, thanks to their freshness.

Vintage summary

When do we talk about a great vintage? To put it very simply, when there are great wines everywhere in all styles; be it red, white, dry or sweet. This is precisely the case in 2019 and, therefore, there is incentive for optimism. For an extensive report, let me refer you once again to the article published on April 20, 2020.

How did the tastings go?

I was able to taste the En Primeurs samples in ideal conditions:

  • between 6 March and 16 March at various oenologists’ offices
  • from 17 March in lockdown at Château La Voûte

It is only thanks to the dedication of several companies that I have been able to do this extensive review.

I sincerely thank the following companies:

Eric Boissenot et son équipe à LamarqueHubert de Boüard Consulting à MontagneStéphane Courrèges à BordeauxOlivier Dauga « Le Faiseur de Vin » à BordeauxOenocentre à PauillacOenoconseil à PauillacOenoteam à LibourneRolland Œnologie à Catusseau

I would also like to express my appreciation to all the estates that have sent me samples of their wines to the Château La Voûte.

Finally, it is you, dear readers, to whom I also owe my gratitude. Thanks to you, is a great success. Without you, all this would not be possible. Take care of yourself and your loved ones. See you soon and cheers!

Bordeaux 2019 - Primeurs 2019

Bordeaux 2019 – Primeurs 2019

Sincerely yours, Yves Beck