This morning marks the first major Bordeaux 2019 release via La Place, and the official launch of the En Primeur campaign.

Pontet Canet has become one of Bordeaux’s star estates in recent years, relentlessly receiving high scores across the board.

Released to the UK market at £366 per case (6) in bond, the 2019 release price is significantly below that of the 2018, and with James Suckling noting that “2019 seems more precise [than 2018]”. 

James Suckling has just now scored the wine at 98-99 points, putting it on par with 2016, making this a really special and interesting release indeed.

2019 as a vintage is already at this early stage receiving good critical attention – and this is encouraging for an interesting campaign for investors.

Jane Anson of Decanter awarded the 2019 vintage a barrel score of 96 points, saying, “This score is two points under the 2016, because it doesn’t have the same concentration of that exceptional vintage, but it’s an excellent Pontet, full of vigour”.

Recent Vintages – Release Prices

Per Case of 6 (£)
2019 366
2018 519
2017 505
2016 685
2015 396
2014 324