Best Value Buys

We will be keeping a very close eye on each release to see which wines score for both quality and value at all price levels. You can keep up to date with all our thoughts in the L&S Release Reports archive. We hope there will be lots of options to choose from on this list but much will depend on sensible pricing from the châteaux.

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L&S Recommendations

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2019 CHÂTEAU BARDE HAUT Grand Cru Saint Emilion Château Barde-Haut

2019 CHÂTEAU BARDE HAUT Grand Cru Saint Emilion Château Barde-Haut

Release date: 18/6/2020

The 2019 Barde-Haut is an opulent, full-throttle Saint-Émilion. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, cloves and menthol power through in a heady, exotic Saint-Émilion that very much reflects the

The 2019 Barde-Haut is an opulent, full-throttle Saint-Émilion. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, cloves and menthol power through in a heady, exotic Saint-Émilion that very much reflects the opulent style of the year. Today, the tannins are equally imposing, which suggests the 2019 is going to need a number of years in bottle to come around. Readers should expected a potent, flamboyantly ripe style.

Hélène Garcin-Lévêque and Patrice Lévêque turned out a gorgeous set of 2019s. The wines are deep, ample and so expressive. Readers who want to understand the diversity of Saint-Émilion will find that in Barde-Haut and Poesia, two wines that really capture the personality of the vintage in these two districts.

Rating: 93-95 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com(Jun 2020)

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

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2019 CHÂTEAU MEYNEY Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Saint Estèphe

2019 CHÂTEAU MEYNEY Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Saint EstèphePRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 18/6/2020

One of the wines I use as a marker of how good the vintage is in St Estèphe, because it isn't classified but is in a brilliant location right next door to Montrose. And this is good, extremelyOne of the wines I use as a marker of how good the vintage is in St Estèphe, because it isn't classified but is in a brilliant location right next door to Montrose. And this is good, extremely concentrated, pure cassis and bilberry flavours, tons of tannins, clear austerity and fairly high acidity as I am getting in a lot of these 2019s. Not the same luscious character as 2018, but in many ways that makes it more typical of the appellation, and the alcohol seems less over the top than in 2018. Lots to enjoy here, not quite up to 2016 standard but not far. Tasted two weeks apart, and if anything its expression had deepened second time around. Hubert de Boüard consultant. Drinking range: 2025 - 2038 Rating: 93 Jane Anson, Decanter(May 2020)

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

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2019 CHÂTEAU LES ORMES DE PEZ Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint Estèphe

2019 CHÂTEAU LES ORMES DE PEZ Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint Estèphe

Release date: 10/6/2020

Plenty of punch in this Ormes de Pez, full of rich ripe black fruits, traces of exotic spices of cinnamon and saffron from the heat of the summer, and brilliant value if looking for personality andPlenty of punch in this Ormes de Pez, full of rich ripe black fruits, traces of exotic spices of cinnamon and saffron from the heat of the summer, and brilliant value if looking for personality and appellation signature in St Estèphe. Blend completed with 3% Petit Verdot. Drinking range: 2024 - 2038 Rating: 92 Jane Anson, Decanter(May 2020)

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

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2019 CHÂTEAU LILIAN LADOUYS Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint Estèphe

2019 CHÂTEAU LILIAN LADOUYS Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint Estèphe

Release date: 2/6/2020

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Lilian Ladouys comes bounding out of the glass with expressive scents of crushed blackberries, cassis and boysenberries with touches of dried Provence herbs,Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Lilian Ladouys comes bounding out of the glass with expressive scents of crushed blackberries, cassis and boysenberries with touches of dried Provence herbs, charcoal, clove oil and espresso. The medium-bodied palate is charged with energy, offering firm grainy tannins and electric freshness to support the tightly wound black fruits, finishing with loads of invigorating herbal and mineral sparks. A property to watch—in 2018, the Lorenzetti family purchased two neighbor estates, Château Clauzet and Château Tour de Pez, adding these to the Lilian Ladouys vineyard to almost double its planted area to 77 hectares. These additional vineyards are composed of gravelly soils of the same level as the best blocks of Lilian Ladouys. Soils are a typically Saint-Estèphe mix of sandy-gravel and clay with some limestone deposits. It is planted at 8,500-10,000 vines per hectare, with an average vine age of 36 years in 2019. Rating: 91-93 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, RobertParker.com(Jun 2020)

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

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2019 TOURELLES DE LONGUEVILLE de Château Pichon Baron Pauillac

2019 TOURELLES DE LONGUEVILLE de Château Pichon Baron Pauillac

Suave and sophisticated, such a subtle spice of oak, really quite voluptuous, ripe tannins, very complete. Dark fruit which is already expressive and will be delicious early drinking.Suave and sophisticated, such a subtle spice of oak, really quite voluptuous, ripe tannins, very complete. Dark fruit which is already expressive and will be delicious early drinking.L&S(Jun 2020)

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

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