Bordeaux Futures 2019 estimated to arrive Spring 2022
99-100 James Suckling
“Stunning. It’s full-bodied, yet shows such harmony and polish. Elegance and complexity with finesse.”
97-99 Lisa Perrotti-Brown for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“In terms of flavor profile, this is a surprisingly (atypically) hedonic, forward expression, with notably lower acidity/higher pH (the pH is 3.9). The alcohol is 13.4%, just a tick higher than the 2018 (13.3%). And yet, the tannins here are unmistakably Lafite, featuring all the tannic grace, finesse and densely pixilated poise fans will expect. What an exciting paradox for the palate—bravo!”
98-100 Jeff Leve for The Wine Cellar Insider
“This is a beautiful example of what Chateau Lafite Rothschild does best”.
96-98 Neal Martin for Vinous
“The 2019 Lafite-Rothschild was picked from 19 September with the Merlots, pausing during a rainy spell and then picked through to 7 October. The blend includes what Eric Kohler calls “outsider” parcels that met the grade, including some of the Merlot on more clayey soils (see introduction) as well as 13.5% vin de presse. Alcohol here is some half a degree lower than many of its peers at around 13.4%. It has a very sensual bouquet, not a common feature in this First Growth, with generous black fruit infused with pencil box, sous-bois and discrete white pepper aromas. The oak is beautifully subsumed by the fruit already. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, rounded tannins that lend this Lafite its creamy femme fatale texture and disguise its backbone. More powerful than expected, this builds in the mouth towards an atypically corpulent, dense finish that seems to “flow” across the senses. There is not a single hair out of place. I can envisage this firming up during its élevage and deserving more bottle age than seemingly appropriate at this juncture. Whatever its drinking plateau turns out to be, it is certainly a wonderful Lafite-Rothschild that pips the 2018 and revels in the growing season.” (June 2020)
Important information to note: 2019 Bordeaux Futures are offered without any added tariffs currently in place. If there are any tariffs applied at the time the wines are imported in 2022, we will contact you with the option to pay tariffs and have the wines delivered, or cancel the order without penalty.
Shipping will be calculated at the time of delivery in 2022