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2019 Pauillac - Farr Vintners

We have been shipping Farr Vintners Pauillac since the 2010 vintage, skipping only 2011 and 2013. Made for us by one of the great châteaux of Bordeaux, it has provided both exceptional quality and value year in, year out.  We shipped the 2019 vintage in 2022 – and it might just be the best ever vintage of this wine (though the 2016 takes some beating).

Everything that is good about 2019 is going on here: this is a deep, rich and dense Pauillac yet one that remains approachable.  Ideally it wants a couple of years in the cellar (and will likely keep for a decade) though with a decant it is already delicious.

The source of Farr Vintners’ Pauillac has been the same from the start. It comes from the very heart of Pauillac and we regret that we have to keep the source a secret: it is simply part of the deal. What we can say is that you simply cannot buy another Bordeaux of such class, quality and pedigree at this price.

The 2019 Farr Vintners Pauillac may turn out to be the best yet. Very deep and purple in colour. The nose is rich, smoky, dense and powerful in black fruit, showing cassis, incense, damsons and woody herbs. The palate has real focus thanks to crunchy, ripe M├ędocain tannins, but there is a plump richness from succulent black fruit. Bursting with cassis that is lined with savoury spice and graphite, this is seductive and serious at once. The long, unerring finish brings pencil shavings and blackcurrant leaf together with tobacco, but it is the rich black fruit that remains centre of attention. Give this a decant if approaching now, it will be better in 12 months and should drink beautifully for a decade or more.

Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners, April 2022

The 2019 Farr Vintners Pauillac is deep garnet-purple in color. Baked blackberries, stewed plums, and boysenberries strut from the nose, followed by wafts of violets and pencil shavings. The medium-bodied palate is tight-knit, with a solid structure of firm, grainy tannins and lovely freshness, finishing long and savory.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, May 2023