The Enthusiast 100 – The best wines of the year 2019

Château Cambon la Pelouse 2016 – Haut-Médoc  – Rank: 16th/100

Score 93 / 100

This rich wine is built by generous tannins and dense black-plum fruits.
A hint of dark chocolate offers depth and an edge of extraction that does not detract from the delicious ripe fruitiness.
Drink from 2023.
Editors’ Choice.

Wine Enthusiast – The Enthusiast 100 – The best wines of the year 2019

It isn’t easy tasting more than 24,000 wines in a year, but someone’s gotta do it.

Well, O.K., we really can’t complain: We here at Wine Enthusiast love the job and are happy to take on the burden of providing resources to aid your vinous adventures.

Each year, we recap a full calendar’s worth of wine tasting with our three Top 100 lists.

In the November issue, we share our Top 100 Best Buys, a roster of wines that provide the most bang for your buck.

Then, in the December 1 issue, our Top 100 Cellar Selections list showcases a compilation of stand-out wines with serious long-term potential.

Now comes the ultimate: The Enthusiast 100.

This best-of-the-best list is a showstopper in its own right and exemplifies a dazzling variety of wines available to consumers today.

With selections from 16 countries and nearly every wine style—dry whites and reds, rosés, bubbles and beyond—there’s truly something for everyone.

Boasting an average score of 93 points and an average price of $33, this is a list of the top wines to crack open and revel in right now.

The selections here are not to be missed and are sure to be snapped up fast, so find your favorites, grab a glass and enjoy!

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Wine Enthusiast Magazine was founded in 1988 in New-York, bringing consumers information on the world of wine and spirits, reviewing hundreds of wines each month, and comprehensive coverage of wine and lifestyle topics peripheral to wine, such as entertaining, travel, restaurants and notable sommeliers. Published 14 times a year, the magazine has a readership of 800,000 consumers worldwide. The magazine has an accompanying Web site,, that hosts an extensive database of wine reviews, interviews food and wine pairings, beer and spirits news, and other topics.

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