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

Classified estate right next to Troplong Mondot, with real emphasis on the salinity of limestone, wrapped in delicious black fruits, soft spices and persistent smoked oak. This is an excellent wine,Classified estate right next to Troplong Mondot, with real emphasis on the salinity of limestone, wrapped in delicious black fruits, soft spices and persistent smoked oak. This is an excellent wine, extremely well put together with clear ageing potential. Drinking range: 2027 - 2042 Rating: 94 Jane Anson, Decanter(May 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

The 2019 Meyney is well defined on the bouquet, leaning a little more towards the red side of the fruit spectrum with raspberry, wild strawberry and floral scents. The oak is neatly integrated. TheThe 2019 Meyney is well defined on the bouquet, leaning a little more towards the red side of the fruit spectrum with raspberry, wild strawberry and floral scents. The oak is neatly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins. It has a citric element from start to finish, a taut line of acidity with light spicy notes towards the finish that shares the brininess of stablemate Grand Puy Ducasse. Very fine. Tasted twice with consistent notes. Drinking range: 2024 - 2048 Rating: 91-93 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Jun 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

The 2019 Ormes de Pez has an intense bouquet of blackberry, bilberry, pencil box and light fumé aromas, nicely defined but demanding encouragement from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied withThe 2019 Ormes de Pez has an intense bouquet of blackberry, bilberry, pencil box and light fumé aromas, nicely defined but demanding encouragement from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, pliant tannins almost unrecognizable from the somewhat sturdy offerings in the past. It feels seductively smooth in texture with a very satisfying, detailed finish. One of the best Ormes de Pez that I have tasted in recent years. Drinking range: 2025 - 2055 Rating: 92-94 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Jun 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

The 2019 Lilian Ladouys has a powerful, quite burly bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit, wine gums, touches of blueberry and violet. It feels more Margaux than Saint-Estèphe! The palate isThe 2019 Lilian Ladouys has a powerful, quite burly bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit, wine gums, touches of blueberry and violet. It feels more Margaux than Saint-Estèphe! The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, fine grip, just a hint of piquancy and a lovely estuarine/briny influence that defines the classic finish. I prefer the palate to the aromatics at this juncture, but overall this is promising. Tasted thrice with consistent notes. Drinking range: 2024 - 2048 Rating: 92-94 Neal Martin, www.vinous.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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