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2019 Bordeaux Futures #12
June 22, 2020

2019 Bordeaux Futures #12


Bordeaux reigns supreme in 2019 achieving a brilliant vintage! The wines are impressive, elegant, and balanced across the board. The vintage is everything a winemaker could wish for: ripe, lush, and abundant in quality. Warm days in the beginning of the summer provided for healthy, vibrant, and powerful fruit that is clearly demonstrated in these spectacular wines. 2019 is already buzzing as a candidate for vintage of the century and it is not hard to see why. This is an extremely high-quality vintage that we recommend collecting and enjoying for years to come.

Although the global landscape is tougher than ever, the first estates we are offering today have placed their prices 30% lower than last year to show their support for the market. These are the lowest prices we’ve seen since 2014 and the early ratings from the critics have been incredible including a 97-99 WA rating for Cos d’Estournel and a 98-100 point rating for Pontet Canet. Quantities are limited, place your order today! - Laurent Jaubert, Wally's Bordeaux Buyer. For larger formats, please send your request to Laurent at

Note: The price below does not include US tariffs. The US Trade Representative is currently applying a 25% tariff to wines imported from France. It is uncertain what, if any, tariff will be applicable when the 2019 Bordeaux are ready for shipment in 2021/2022. By purchasing this wine on futures you, the buyer, will be responsible for the prevailing tariff when the wine is imported.

2019 Chateau Pichon Comtesse de Lalande

375ml Price $75

750ml Price $144

1.5L Price $295

3L Price $605

6L Price $1190

The 2019 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande was picked 16 September to 8 October. It has a showstopping nose: intense black fruit laced with graphite and mint. (Whisper reminds me of their First Growth next door neighbor.) The palate is underpinned by very refined tannins that cradle what may well be the purest fruit you will find in this vintage. Unbelievably precise all the way through to the finish, I admit staring at my glass trying to find fault with it. Unless winemaker Nicolas Glumineau gets distracted by the new Cure album and makes a catastrophic error during the rest of its élevage, which he is not prone to doing, you are not looking at a modern-day 1982 or 2016, but something even better and more profound. Tasted from three bottles with consistent notes. NM-06/2020

98 - 100 points, Vinous

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM

2019 Chateau La Fleur Petrus

375ml Price $90

750ml Price $175

1.5L Price $355

3L Price $730

6L Price $1440

Very deep purple-black in color, the 2019 la Fleur-Petrus soars out of the glass with vibrant notes of freshly crushed black cherries, warm plums and kirsch with underlying suggestions of wild sage, damp soil, charcoal and unsmoked cigars plus just a hint of Sichuan pepper. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins and bags of freshness supporting the muscular black fruits, finishing long and savory. LPB-06/2020

94 - 96 Points, Wine Advocate

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM

2019 Chateau Hosanna

375ml Price $72

750ml Price $139

1.5L Price $285

3L Price $585

6L Price $1150

The strengths of 2019 appear incredibly well suited to Hosanna, which is shaping up to be one of the most compelling wines of the year. Rich and sumptuous to the core, with stunning depth. The 2019 is simply breathtaking. Plum, chocolate, licorice, leather and dark spice all build effortlessly. As always, Hosanna is a Pomerol built on fruit density and volume. About 2/3rds of the property is planted with 60+ year old vines (the oldest in the Moueix stable) that clearly handled the rigors of the summer heat well. The 2019 is big, bold and beautiful. What a wine! AG-06/2020

96 - 98 points, Vinous

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM

2019 Chateau Smith Haut Lafite

375ml Price $48

750ml Price $90

1.5L Price $189

3L Price $395

6L Price $769

The blend this year is 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, harvested from the 17th of September to the 10th of October. The wine is aging in French oak barriques, 60% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Smith Haut Lafitte is downright hedonic on the nose, rolling sensuously out of the glass with notions of warm cassis, chocolate-covered cherries, Black Forest cake and black raspberries with nuances of cinnamon toast, lilacs, camphor and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate juxtaposes remarkable energy and brightness with densely packed, rich, ripe black fruits, framed by wonderfully ripe, finely grained tannins and fantastically invigorating freshness, finishing long with mineral-tinged fireworks. Stunning! LPB-06/2020

94 - 96 points, Wine Advocate

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM

2019 Chateau Troplong Mondo

375ml Price $45

750ml Price $84

1.5L Price $175

3L Price $370

6L Price $720

The 2019 Troplong Mondot is a blend this year of 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, harvested from the 10th to the 25th of September. The pH is 3.55—pretty incredible when you consider the alcohol is nearly 15%! I hasten to add that from tasting, I would have guessed this was 14.3% to 14.5% alcohol. It is the kind of wine with so much energy it practically does pirouettes on your palate. Opaque purple-black colored, the nose is fantastically floral, bursting from the glass with notes of candied violets, red roses and lavender over a core of plum preserves, wild blueberries and black raspberries with touches of garrigue, tilled soil, wild fungi and crushed rocks plus a waft of powdered cinnamon. The medium-bodied palate is like a tightly coiled spring, featuring beautifully knit layers of black and red fruits, earth and floral notes within a firm, fine-grained frame and bags of freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. This is a far cry from the old-school style of Troplong Mondot from a few years back, and it is incredibly impressive. This wine is aging in French oak barriques, some larger vats, and a small proportion is in amphorae. The oak portion is 60% new. LPB-06/2020

96 - 98 points, Wine Advocate

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM

2019 Chateau Smith Haut Lafite Blanc

375ml Price $55

750ml Price $104

1.5L Price $215

3L Price $450

6L Price $880

The blend this year is 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sauvignon Gris and 5% Sémillon, fermented in French oak, 50% new, within which it will age for 12 months on lees with batonnage. The Smith Haut Lafitte 2019 Blanc has a nose that unfolds in stages—offering intense white grapefruit, green mango, yuzu and orange blossoms scents to begin, giving way to hints of coriander seed, turmeric, shaved almonds and cedar chest with wafts of baking bread and beeswax coming through after some coaxing. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is wonderfully opulent with layers of citrus, stone fruit and savory flavors and a seductive oiliness to the texture, finishing very long and fantastically refreshing. Wow-o-WOW, that is good! LPB-06/2020

96 - 98+ points, Wine Advocate

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM

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