Both of those articles (available only to paid subscribers) discuss good values, particularly Part 2—after all, The Wine Advocate is, first and foremost, a buyer’s guide. We work for our readers. So, we have compiled the abridged excerpt on good values from Part 2 below just for you, our valued readers. Cheers!
About Finding Value, Perrotti-Brown wrote:
“In 2019, we have an outstanding vintage with some clear price incentives to buy the wines as futures. At the top end, there have been some clear investment opportunities, if buyers were quick off the mark. At the lower tiers, there is still a lot of good value and some downright bargains to be had.
“With this in mind, I have put together a list of my top outstanding-quality wine bargains that I could find available in the markets for under US $35 (before local duties, taxes, etc.). The prices cited are approximate, based on what I could find online and available in the US market.”
The Wine Advocate’s Top 25 Bordeaux 2019 Red Wines for Under $35
“I LOVE this energy on the elegantly styled, medium-bodied palate. The red and black fruit layers practically dance, intermingled with grainy (Cabernet-like) tannins and tons of freshness. Truly impressive!”
It “slips easily out of the glass with fragrant notes of violets, blackberry pie, fruitcake, blackcurrant pastilles and dried lavender… Punching well above its weight, this is a very impressive showing for Siran!”
“The 2019 Grand Mayne comes galloping out of the glass with powerful notes of crushed blackberries, warm black plums and baked black cherries plus suggestions of spice box, smoked meats, licorice and mocha.”
“The 2019 Clos Rene charges out of the glass with gregarious scents of freshly crushed blackberries, plum preserves and wild blueberries with hints of hoisin, moss-covered tree bark and black truffles.”