AMA Vintage Report
Bordeaux 2019 In Bottle

AMA Vintage Report-Bordeaux 2019 in bottle - Alexandre MA

If I have to choose one vintage among the “Three Musketeers vintages” of 2018, 2019, and 2020 in Bordeaux, I choose the vintage of 2019 without hesitation.

Compared to the vintage of 2018, 2019 is more translucent and elegant; compared to 2020, 2019 is more aromatic and expressive. After much deliberation, my overall rating for the vintage of 2019 arrives at 4.5 stars. The number of tannins shall account for the missing point. In other words, the handling of the maceration would be the killing point for the success of the vintage of 2019.

I tasted more than 800 bottled wines in the vintage of 2019, which is the highest record since I started working in the wine industry. To be more objective, I tried to blind taste as much as possible this time,  especially for those Grands Vins in Médoc. At this moment, I would like to express my special thanks to all of the associations and wine merchants who helped me to assemble the tasting samples. Thanks for your kindest support for a young Chinese Wine Critic.

 

According to my tastings, approximately 400 wines above 90 points have been entered in my selection, and each wine is a good example in its respective style. I highly recommend my friends of buyers to pay great attention to these selected wines.

Besides, as an attempt to save your time and energy to sort out your favorites, I am here to offer you an extraordinary gift: AMA Selections, which will be released next week.  The ancient Chinese mythology and culture inspired me of naming the selections, so I’ve borrowed the three typical images respectively, which are lyrically poetic and imaginative:

Kunlun Selection
Outstanding wines scored above 98 points, undoubtedly top collectors’ best love.
Kunlun: The Kunlun Mountains, known as “the ancestor of all mountains” and the “Dragon vein of Huaxia”, is the most divine Mountain Range in China, just like Mont Olympus in Greece. It holds a special place in Chinese mythology and culture. 

 

Hidden Dragon Selection

Exceptionally distinguish Grand Crus that are not yet broadly known in the Chinese market with great potential, fairly valuable for investment. Highly recommended for amateurs.
Hidden Dragon: The Chinese dragon – Loong is a legendary creature in Chinese culture. It symbolizes power, honor, dignity, and good luck.

 

Hidden Jade Selection
Top cost-effective wines with premium quality, which are comparable to the famous wineries. You could casually demonstrate your extraordinary taste and ability to choose good wines.
Hidden Jade: In Chinese culture, jade symbolizes beauty, nobility, preciousness, and purity. A piece of uncarved jade is a future gem.

 

In addition to the previous selections, I would like to highlight my three 100-points-Châteaux:

Château L’Église-Clinet
Château Léoville Las Cases
Château Mouton Rothschild

Château L’Église-Clinet has the magic to bring you back to your childhood. When I tasted this wine, I felt like a child who would never grow up.

As for Château Léoville Las Cases, it bestows you with a jeweled crown with countless details and dazzling glamour. It grants you the impression that the whole world is under your control.

When it comes to Château Mouton Rothschild, its extreme balance of power and grace will make you feel like you are dancing on the needle tip.

We put great efforts into this annual report. I am sure the three-month work of the entire AMA team would bring you the most authentic Bordeaux experience.

 

 

 

 

 

*Among the wines tasted, only wines above 90 POINTS  are listed
Vintage Wine Ama Point
2019 Château L'Eglise Clinet - Red 100
2019 Château Léoville Las Cases - Red 100
2019 Château Mouton Rothschild - Red 100
2019 Château Cheval Blanc - Red 99+
2019 Château Margaux - Red 99+
2019 Château Canon - Red 99
2019 Château Cos d'Estournel - Red 99
2019 Château Lafite Rothschild - Red 99
2019 Château Palmer - Red 99
2019 Château Ausone - Red 98+
2019 Château Haut-Bailly - Red 98+
2019 Château-Figeac - Red 98+
2019 Clos Fourtet - Red 98+
2019 Vieux Château Certan - Red 98+
2019 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou - Red 98
2019 Château Haut-Brion - Red 98
2019 Château La Mission Haut-Brion - Red 98
2019 Château La Violette - Red 98
2019 Château Montrose - Red 98
2019 Château Pichon Baron - Red 98
2019 Château Pichon Comtesse - Red 98
2019 Château Smith Haut Lafitte - Red 98
2019 Château Angélus - Red 97+
2019 Château d’Yquem - White 97+
2019 Château Clinet - Red 97
2019 Château La Conseillante - Red 97
2019 Château La Gaffelière - Red 97
2019 Château La Mondotte - Red 97
2019 Château Latour Blanche - White 97
2019 Château Léoville Barton - Red 97
2019 Château Léoville Poyferré - Red 97
2019 Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion - Red 97
2019 Château Pavie - Red 97
2019 Château Pavie Macquin - Red 97
2019 Château Pontet-Canet - Red 97
2019 Château Rauzan-Ségla - Red 97
2019 Château Smith Haut Lafitte - White 97
2019 Domaine de Chevalier - Red 97
2019 Domaine de Chevalier - White 97
2019 Château Beychevelle - Red 96
2019 Château Brane-Cantenac - Red 96
2019 Château Calon Ségur - Red 96
2019 Château Coutet - White 96
2019 Château Doisy Daëne - White 96
2019 Château Grand-Puy Lacoste - Red 96
2019 Château Haut-Brion - White 96
2019 Château La Mission Haut-Brion - White 96
2019 Château Larcis Ducasse - Red 96
2019 Château Le Gay - Red 96
2019 Château Malartic-Lagravière - Red 96
2019 Château Malartic-Lagravière - White 96
2019 Château Nénin - Red 96
2019 Château Pape Clément - Red 96
2019 Château Pape Clément - White 96
2019 Château Pavie-Decesse - Red 96
2019 Château Petit-Village - Red 96
2019 Château Suduiraut - White 96
2019 Château Troplong Mondot - Red 96
2019 Château Trotte Vieille - Red 96
2019 Enclos Tourmaline - Red 96
2019 Le Dôme - Red 96
2019 Château Beauregard - Red 95
2019 Château Bellefont-Belcier - Red 95
2019 Château Bellevue-Mondotte - Red 95
2019 Château Branaire-Ducru - Red 95
2019 Château Canon La Gaffelière - Red 95
2019 Château Cantenac Brown - Red 95
2019 Château Clerc Milon - Red 95
2019 Château Clos de Sarpe - Red 95
2019 Château Croix de Labrie - Red 95
2019 Château d’Issan - Red 95
2019 Château de Fieuzal - Red 95
2019 Château de Myrat - White 95
2019 Château Doisy-Védrines - White 95
2019 Château Duhart-Milon - Red 95
2019 Château Durfort-Vivens - Red 95
2019 Château Giscours - Red 95
2019 Château Gruaud Larose - Red 95
2019 Château Jean Faure - Red 95
2019 Château l’Évangile - Red 95
2019 Château La Dominique - Red 95
2019 Château Lynch-Bages - Red 95
2019 Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry - Red 95
2019 Château Pédesclaux - Red 95
2019 Château Phélan Ségur - Red 95
2019 Château Rieussec - White 95
2019 Château Rouget - Red 95
2019 Château Sigalas Rabaud - White 95
2019 Château Valandraud - Red 95
2019 Clos du Clocher - Red 95
2019 Château Margaux Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux - White 95
2019 Château Margaux Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux - Red 95
2019 Château Palmer Alter Ego - Red 94
2019 Château Lafite Rothschild Carruades de Lafite - Red 94
2019 Château Ausone Chapelle d’Ausone - Red 94
2019 Château Batailley - Red 94
2019 Château Cadet-Bon - Red 94
2019 Château Capbern - Red 94
2019 Château Climens Asphodèle - White 94
2019 Château Couhins - White 94
2019 Château d’Arche - White 94
2019 Château de Ferrand - Red 94
2019 Château de Fieuzal - White 94
2019 Château de Pressac - Red 94
2019 Château Doisy Dubroca - White 94
2019 Château Ferrière - Red 94
2019 Château Feytit-Clinet - Red 94
2019 Château Filhot - White 94
2019 Château Fleur Cardinale - Red 94
2019 Château Fonplégade - Red 94
2019 Château Fonroque - Red 94
2019 Château Kirwan - Red 94
2019 Château La Confession - Red 94
2019 Château La Croix St. Georges - Red 94
2019 Château La Fleur de Gay - Red 94
2019 Château La Marzelle - Red 94
2019 Château Lagrange - Red 94
2019 Château Langoa Barton - Red 94
2019 Château Lascombes - Red 94
2019 Château Latour-Martillac - Red 94
2019 Château Latour-Martillac - White 94
2019 Château Les Cruzelles - Red 94
2019 Château les Grandes Murailles - Red 94
2019 Château Marquis de Terme - Red 94
2019 Château Meyney - Red 94
2019 Château Prieuré-Lichine - Red 94
2019 Château Rabaud-Promis - White 94
2019 Château Saint Georges (Côte Pavie) - Red 94
2019 Château Sansonnet - Red 94
2019 Château Siran - Red 94
2019 Château Talbot - Red 94
2019 Château Tour Saint Christophe - Red 94
2019 Château Villemaurine - Red 94
2019 Château Vray Croix de Gay - Red 94
2019 Clos du Marquis - Red 94
2019 Clos Haut-Peyraguey - White 94
2019 Domaine de l’A - Red 94
2019 Château La Mission Haut-Brion La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion - Red 94
2019 Château Cheval Blanc Le Petit Cheval - Red 94
2019 Château Mouton Rothschild Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild - Red 94
2019 Vieux Château Mazerat - Red 94
2019 Château Pavie Arômes de Pavie - Red 93
2019 Château Angélus Carillon d'Angélus - Red 93
2019 Château Arnauld - Red 93
2019 Château Bellevue - Red 93
2019 Château Berliquet - Red 93
2019 Château Canon Pécresse - Red 93
2019 Château Cantemerle - Red 93
2019 Château Carbonnieux - Red 93
2019 Château Carbonnieux - White 93
2019 Château Cos Labory - Red 93
2019 Château Couhins-Lurton - White 93
2019 Château d'Armailhac - Red 93
2019 Château Dauzac - Red 93
2019 Château de La Dauphine - Red 93
2019 Château de Rayne Vigneau - White 93
2019 Château du Domaine de l’Eglise - Red 93
2019 Château Faugères - Red 93
2019 Château Gazin - Red 93
2019 Château Grand-Puy Ducasse - Red 93
2019 Château Guiraud - White 93
2019 Château Haut-Bages Libéral - Red 93
2019 Château Haut-Marbuzet - Red 93
2019 Château Haut-Simard - Red 93
2019 Château Jean Faux - White 93
2019 Château La Cabanne - Red 93
2019 Château La Clotte - Red 93
2019 Château La Lagune - Red 93
2019 Château La Louvière (White) - White 93
2019 Château La Vieille Cure - Red 93
2019 Château Laroque - Red 93
2019 Château Le Bon Pasteur - Red 93
2019 Château Le Prieuré - Red 93
2019 Château Lilian Ladouys - Red 93
2019 Château Malescasse - Red 93
2019 Château Marojallia - Red 93
2019 Château Monbousquet - Red 93
2019 Château Moulin Haut Laroque - Red 93
2019 Château Moulin Saint-Georges - Red 93
2019 Château Olivier - Red 93
2019 Château Pauillac - Red 93
2019 Château Pibran - Red 93
2019 Château Potensac - Red 93
2019 Château Poujeaux - Red 93
2019 Château Quinault L’Enclos - Red 93
2019 Château Quintus - Red 93
2019 Château Saint-Pierre - Red 93
2019 Château Saint-Pierre - Red 93
2019 Château Soutard - Red 93
2019 Château Tronquoy-Lalande - Red 93
2019 Clos de L’Oratoire - Red 93
2019 Enclos de Viaud - Red 93
2019 Château Haut-Bailly Haut Bailly-II - Red 93
2019 Château de Carles Haut-Carles - Red 93
2019 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou - Red 93
2019 Château Sigalas Rabaud La Sémillante de Sigalas - White 93
2019 Le Carré - Red 93
2019 Château Haut Brion Le Clarence de Haut-Brion - Red 93
2019 Château Léoville Las Cases Le Petit Lion - Red 93
2019 20 Mille - Red 92
2019 Château Alcée - Red 92
2019 Château Anthonic - Red 92
2019 Château Belgrave - Red 92
2019 Château Belle-Vue (Petit-Verdot) - Red 92
2019 Château Bouscaut - White 92
2019 Château Carlmagnus - Red 92
2019 Château Chasse-Spleen - Red 92
2019 Château Citran - Red 92
2019 Château Côte de Baleau - Red 92
2019 Château Couhins-Lurton - Red 92
2019 Château d'Aiguilhe - White 92
2019 Château d'Aiguilhe - Red 92
2019 Château Dassault - Red 92
2019 Château de La Rivière - Red 92
2019 Château de Malengin - Red 92
2019 Château de Malleret - Red 92
2019 Château Destieux - Red 92
2019 Château Doisy-Daëne (White) - White 92
2019 Château Fombrauge - Red 92
2019 Château Guadet - Red 92
2019 Château Haut-Batailley - Red 92
2019 Château Haut-Bergey - Red 92
2019 Château Haut-Brisson - Red 92
2019 Château Jean Faux - Red 92
2019 Château La Fleur Peyrabon - Red 92
2019 Château La Garde - Red 92
2019 Château La Louvière - Red 92
2019 Château La Patache - Red 92
2019 Château La Prade - Red 92
2019 Château La Tour Figeac - Red 92
2019 Château Lalaudey - Red 92
2019 Château Larrivet Haut-Brion - Red 92
2019 Château Le Boscq - Red 92
2019 Château Le Chatelet - Red 92
2019 Château Le Crock - Red 92
2019 Château Le Pin Beausoleil - Red 92
2019 Château Les Trois Croix - Red 92
2019 Château Lespault-Martillac - Red 92
2019 Château Lynch-Moussas - Red 92
2019 Château Marquis d'Alesme - Red 92
2019 Château Moulin du Cadet - Red 92
2019 Château Léoville Poyferré Château Moulin Riche - Red 92
2019 Château Olivier - White 92
2019 Château Paveil de Luze - Red 92
2019 Château Peyrabon - Red 92
2019 Château Rauzan-Ségla Ségla - Red 92
2019 Château Rol Valentin - Red 92
2019 Château Sociando-Mallet - Red 92
2019 Château Tournefeuille - Red 92
2019 Clos des Jacobins - Red 92
2019 Clos Lunelles - Red 92
2019 Clos Puy Arnaud - Red 92
2019 Château Cos d’Estournel G d’Estournel - Red 92
2019 La Gravette de Certan - Red 92
2019 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte - Red 92
2019 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte - White 92
2019 Opalie de Château Coutet - White 92
2019 Château Belle-Vue - Red 91
2019 Château Bernon Bécot - Red 91
2019 Château Bourdieu Absolu - Red 91
2019 Château Bouscaut - Red 91
2019 Château Branas Grand Poujeaux - Red 91
2019 Château Broustet - White 91
2019 Château Canon Guilhem - Red 91
2019 Château Cap Léon Veyrin - Red 91
2019 Château Carignan - Red 91
2019 Château Chauvin - Red 91
2019 Château Clarke - Red 91
2019 Château Corbin - Red 91
2019 Château Couhins - Red 91
2019 Château d’Agassac - Red 91
2019 Château d’Arsac - Red 91
2019 Château Dalem - Red 91
2019 Château de Carles - Red 91
2019 Château de Chantegrive Caroline - White 91
2019 Château de la Huste - Red 91
2019 Château de Laussac - Red 91
2019 Château des Laurets Sélection Parcellaire - Red 91
2019 Château Desmirail - Red 91
2019 Château Doyac - Red 91
2019 Château du Retout - Red 91
2019 Château du Tertre - Red 91
2019 Château Fonbadet - Red 91
2019 Château Fontenil - Red 91
2019 Château Fourcas Dupré - Red 91
2019 Château Franc Maillet - Red 91
2019 Château Grand Corbin - Red 91
2019 Château Grand Corbin-Despagne - Red 91
2019 Château Grand Ormeau - Red 91
2019 Château L’Enclos - Red 91
2019 Château La Croix de Gadet - Red 91
2019 Château La Croix du Casse - Red 91
2019 Château La Gurgue - Red 91
2019 Château La Vaisinerie - Red 91
2019 Château Lafitte Carcasset - Red 91
2019 Château Larmande - Red 91
2019 Château Larose Perganson - Red 91
2019 Château Larrivaux - Red 91
2019 Château Les Charmes Godard - White 91
2019 Château Les Grands Chênes - Red 91
2019 Château Lucia - Red 91
2019 Château Marjosse - Red 91
2019 Château Monbrison - Red 91
2019 Château Moulin Pey Labrie - Red 91
2019 Château Moulinet - Red 91
2019 Château Petit Bocq - Red 91
2019 Château Pierhem - Red 91
2019 Château Puy Guilhem - Red 91
2019 Château Puygueraud - Red 91
2019 Château Rochebelle - Red 91
2019 Château Sacré Coeur - Red 91
2019 Château Sanctus - Red 91
2019 Château Sénéjac - Red 91
2019 Château Siaurac - Red 91
2019 Château Tour Saint-Fort - Red 91
2019 Clos Floridene - White 91
2019 Clos Marsalette - Red 91
2019 Clos Marsalette - White 91
2019 Couvent des Jacobins - Red 91
2019 Château La Tour Blanche Duo de La Tour Blanche - White 91
2019 Château Guiraud G de Château Guiraud - White 91
2019 Domaine de Chevalier L’Esprit de Chevalier - Red 91
2019 Domaine de Chevalier L’Esprit de Chevalier(White) - White 91
2019 Château Malartic Lagravière Le Comte de Malartic - Red 91
2019 Château Malartic Lagravière Le Comte de Malartic (White) - White 91
2019 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou Le Petit Ducru - Red 91
2019 Château Rayne Vigneau Le Sec de Rayne Vigneau - White 91
2019 Château Léoville Poyferré Pavillon de Léoville Poyferré - Red 91
2019 Château Brane-Cantenac Baron de Brane - Red 90
2019 Château d’Issan Blson d'Issan - Red 90
2019 Château Balac - Red 90
2019 Château Balestard la Tonnelle - Red 90
2019 Château Boutisse - Red 90
2019 Château Brillette - Red 90
2019 Château Brown - Red 90
2019 Château Campillot - Red 90
2019 Château Capdet - Red 90
2019 Château Capet-Guillier - Red 90
2019 Château Chantemerle - Red 90
2019 Château Clément-Pichon - Red 90
2019 Château Clos de Boüard - Red 90
2019 Château Confidence de Margaux - Red 90
2019 Château Croix Cardinale - Red 90
2019 Château de Chantegrive - Red 90
2019 Château de Fonbel - Red 90
2019 Château de Sales - Red 90
2019 Château Escot - Red 90
2019 Château Gadet Terrefort - Red 90
2019 Château Haut Beyzac - Red 90
2019 Château Haut-Bages Monpelou - Red 90
2019 Château Haut-Breton Larigaudière - Red 90
2019 Château Julia - Red 90
2019 Château La Clémence - Red 90
2019 Château La Croix Lartigue - Red 90
2019 Château La Fleur Chantecaille - Red 90
2019 Château La Fleur Morange - Red 90
2019 Château La Galiane - Red 90
2019 Château La Graviere - Red 90
2019 Château La Haye - Red 90
2019 Château La Rose Perrière - Red 90
2019 Château La Serre - Red 90
2019 Château Lassègue - Red 90
2019 Château Les Ormes Sorbet - Red 90
2019 Château Livran - Red 90
2019 Château Louis - Red 90
2019 Château Madran - Red 90
2019 Château Madran Cuvée Prestige - Red 90
2019 Château Marsau - Red 90
2019 Château Maucaillou - Red 90
2019 Château Mazeyres - Red 90
2019 Château Mont-Pérat - Red 90
2019 Château Montaiguillon - Red 90
2019 Château Montlisse - Red 90
2019 Chateau Montviel - Red 90
2019 Château Paloumey - Red 90
2019 Château Petit Faurie de Soutard - Red 90
2019 Château Pierre 1er - Red 90
2019 Château Pouget - Red 90
2019 Château Preuillac - Red 90
2019 Château Rahoul - Red 90
2019 Château Reysson - Red 90
2019 Château Ripeau - Red 90
2019 Château Simard - Red 90
2019 Château Tayac - Red 90
2019 Château Tour Haut-Caussan - Red 90
2019 Château Tour St-Joseph - Red 90
2019 Château Trianon - Red 90
2019 Château Pape Clément Clémentin de Pape Clément - Red 90
2019 Château Pape Clément Clémentin de Pape Clément - White 90
2019 Château Trotte Vieille Dame de Trotte Vieille - Red 90
2019 Fugue de Nénin - Red 90
2019 Château Pape Clément L’Âme de Pape Clément - Red 90
2019 La Croix de Pérenne - Red 90
2019 Château Couhins La Dame de Couhins - White 90
2019 Château Latour-Martillac Lagrave-Martillac - Red 90
2019 Clos des Lunes Lune de l’argent - White 90
2019 Vieux Château des Rochers - Red 90