JamesSuckling.com Associate Editor Claire Nesbitt sits down with Claire Villars-Lurton, the owner of Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal, and her husband, Gonzague Lurton, the owner of Chateau Durfort-Vivens, to discuss how their 2019 releases differ from 2018.
"'19 was very different from '18," Gonzague says. "18 was very sunny with a high level of maturity and '19 was brighter, I would say. In Margaux, especially, we have this flowery taste, which we have not that much in the '18, which makes the wine ... probably less heavy than '18, but much more brilliant. I think they have a fantastic energy in the '19."
Find out all their thoughts about how the weather has impacted recent vintages, as well as how their biodynamic practices have helped protect their vineyards from the warming climate in Bordeaux.