February 8, 2022

Taste one of Bordeaux’s best years

Don’t miss the Vintage 2019 tasting organised by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux which is taking place in Hall 5 today at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022.

Starting at 10am today, more than 110 Grand Crus will be available for tasting throughout the day, presented by the Bordeaux appellations’ Chateaux owners or operations directors. 2019 was another big year for the region’s wines thanks to a more clement climate, with a relatively dry winter except in January, a wet spring and exceptionally hot summer through to September. Coupled with the hard work of the region’s winemakers, the Vintage 2019 is likely to follow in the footsteps of other classic years in terms of quality including 2018, 2015, 2010 and 2009. Bordeaux’s summer heatwave benefited the cépage, cabernet sauvignon, which features more prominently among many of the Grands Vins, just like the cooler winter months has breathed a breath of fresh air into the merlot. The year was also good in terms of production volumes compared to 2018 when domaines on both sides of the river were plagued by mildew and warmer temperatures. The event titled “Présentation du Millésime 2019 de plus de 100 Grands Crus de Bordeaux” is being organised by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux and a complete list of châteaux is available on their website. The Union has grown since being founded in the early 1970s by a handful of winemakers and now boasts 131 estates from the most prestigious Bordeaux appellations.

Today, Monday, 14 February, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
“Presentation of the 2019 vintage of over 100 Bordeaux Grands Crus”
HALL 5 – On! Les Grandes Dégustations  

Photo: © Philippe Labeguerie & Joanna Margan