2020 White Bordeaux Wine Complete Guide Tasting Notes Scores


2020 white Bordeaux wine performed quite well this year. That is not always the case when the red wines are also good as fans of dry white Bordeaux know all too well. There are many years when the white wines turn out to be great, with fresh, racy characteristics, while the red wine grapes have difficulties ripening, most recently, 2017 2014, 2013, and 2011 for example.

And yet, 2020 is quite good for both red and white Bordeaux. With the 2020 Bordeaux vintage it is even more interesting because normally, the hot, dry vintages do not favor dry white Bordeaux. But that is not the case this year as the white wines manage to show freshness, aromatic complexity, and concentration, as well as ripeness and good acidity in the fruit.

And this is not only in Pessac Leognan but in other appellations where white wine grapes are planted. I am a big fan of the white wine coming from the Medoc this year. The wines are ripe, sweet, crisp, juicy, and fresh and a few offer that special racy acidity that is found in the best, 2020 dry white Bordeaux wines. It is important to note that in this year, growers had success with their dry white wines all over the Left Bank, and even in the Right Bank as well, as you will see in this report.

Harvesting for dry White Bordeaux wine grapes began about August 20, with a few growers starting even earlier with the Sauvignon Blanc, making 2020 one of the earliest for white wines vignerons have seen in quite a while. For those of you that are keeping track, this was over one week earlier than in 2019.

The 2020 white wine harvest took place in good conditions, with pleasant temperatures, sunny days, and those much desired cool nights. Semillon picking continued until early September, which was perfect, as this part of the harvest was completed just before it began to rain.

For further details on the 2020 white Bordeaux wine-growing season and harvest, as well as producer quotes about the 2020 vintage 2020 Bordeaux Growing Season and Harvest Report

The following white Bordeaux wines were all tasted in my home office in non-blind conditions.

2020 Alba Mauvinon – Bordeaux – Bright, refreshing, yellow and orange citrus-oriented wine that is ready for uncomplicated consumption. 87 Pts

2020 d’Alix Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Creamy, rich and spicy, with green and yellow apples, lemons and grapefruit in the nose and on the crisp, juicy, sweet, fresh, fruity palate. 88 Pts

2020 dAiguilhe Blanc – Bordeaux – Green apple, lime, flowers, honeysuckle and stone open the wine. Crisp and energetic, the wine shows freshness, sweet, yellow citrus and crisp Granny Smith apples in the juicy, lifted, finish. The wine is produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc. 92 Pts

2020 Bastor-Lamontagne B – Bordeaux – Limes, green apples and crisp lemons with a refreshing zesty character and lift, and a sweet, juicy, spicy, bright, citrus finish that is ready to go. 88 Pts

2020 Bastor-Lamontagne Condifence – Bordeaux – Bright, fresh and energetic on the nose, with its display of pomelo, white peach, spice and mango. The wine finishes with creamy green apples and lemon peels. This will be best in its vibrant youth. 89 Pts

2020 Bouscaut Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Sweet, yellow citrus, flowers, green apples, a touch of honeysuckle with spice is found on the nose and in the creamy, sweet, citrus filled palate. You can enjoy this on release. 90 Pts

2020 Brondelle Blanc – Graves – Creamy lemons, mango and yellow tropical fruits on the nose and palate. Drink this summer quaffer in its youth. 87 Pts

2020 Cantelys Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Grapefruit and flower aromas are front and center of this lush creamy, ripe, fresh charmer. There is a sweet touch of white peach along with juicy yellow citrus in the finish. The wine blends 50% Sauvignon Blanc with 50% Semillon. 91 Pts

2020 Carbonnieux Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Bright, fresh lemon, orange peel, flowers and honeysuckle come through on the nose. Creamy, sweet and fresh, with a tinge of honey along with crisp lemons on the backend, this will be easy to like on release. 91 Pts

2020 Cerons Blanc – Graves – Light, bright, fresh, simple, lemon-filled white wine for early drinking consumption. 86 Pts

2020 Chantegrive Blanc – Graves – Notes of lemons and green apples pop from the nose while loads of energetic, sweet, yellow citrus and spice hit your palate. Juicy and fresh with good lift, this will be easy to like on release. This is a solid white Bordeaux wine value. 90 Pts

2020 Chantegrive Caroline – Graves – Honeysuckle, lemon rind, pomelo, spice and tangerine all make an appearance on the nose and refreshing, zesty, sweet, creamy palate. This is going to be great to enjoy on a hot sunny afternoon. 90 Pts

2020 ChateauOlivier Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Crushed rock, waxy lemon, grapefruit, flowers, green apple and lemon oil shoot from the glass. Bright, fresh, creamy and juicy with Meyer lemon, tangerine and a drop of honey on the palate, this is already showing just great. 93 Pts

2020 Clarendelle Blanc – Bordeaux – White peach and pomelo share the spotlight here in this fresh, sweet and open, delicious and refreshing white Bordeaux wine. 89 Pts

2020 Clauzots Blanc – Graves – Apples, pears, lemons and honeysuckle on the nose and on the forward, sweet, creamy, fresh palate. This will be best in its fruity youth. 87 Pts

2020 Clos Floridene Blanc – Graves – Bright, crisp and fresh with bracing acidity and lift to the tart lemon, lime and green apple dominated nose and spicy palate. 90 Pts
2020 Clos Marsalette Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – White peach, orange rind, pineapple, green apple and herbs open the aromatic profile. Creamy, fresh, sweet and fruity, with green apples, yellow citrus and mango in the finish to rounds things off. The wine blends 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillon. 92 Pts

2020 Clos de La Molenie Blanc – Bordeaux – White peaches, honeysuckle, candied orange rind and yellow citrus on the nose, the finish is creamy, fresh, sweet and fruity. 89 Pts

2020 Clos des Lunes Lune d’Argent – Bordeaux – Lemon, pomelo, white peach and flowers open this fresh, sweet, ripe, juicy, creamy, citrus-filled wine. You can drink this with pleasure on release and over the next 3-5 years. 91 Pts

2020 Clos des Lunes Lune d’Or – Bordeaux – White peach, orange rind, grapefruit, flowers, green apples and honeysuckle open the wine on the nose. Creamy, fresh and fruity, the endnotes are balanced and crisp. 93 Pts

2020 Cos d’Estournel Blanc – Bordeaux – Vivacious, bright, yellow citrus, lime, green apple, tangerine and honeysuckle notes are there for the taking on the nose and palate. Crisp and energetic, with a long blast of zesty green apples, lemon peel and a hint of vanilla in the finish. This is among the best vintages of Cos d’Estournel Blanc ever produced. The wine blends 66% Sauvignon Blanc and 34% Semillon. 96 Pts

2020 Cos d’Estournel Pagodes de Cos Blanc – Bordeaux – Crisp pomelo, lemon, lime and green apple notes on the nose and palate work well here. The wine is vibrant, sweet, juicy and fresh with a core of white peach and creamy yellow citrus in the finish. 92 Pts

2020 Cote Montpezat Cuvée Compostelle Blanc – Bordeaux – Bright, juicy, crisp lemons with a drop of honey and a refreshing, apple and citrus character in the finish. 90 Pts

2020 Couhins-Lurton Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Zesty yellow citrus, pink grapefruit, flowers and green apple notes crowd your nose as soon as it finds the glass. Crisp, sweet, fresh and vibrant, creamy, yellow citrus with hints of tangelo and a drop of honey on the backend. This should age and evolve well. 92 Pts

2020 Crabitey Blanc – Graves – White peach, lemon oil and green apple notes dominate in this fresh, creamy, fruity, forward wine. 88 Pts

2020 Cruzeau Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Lemons, orange rind, honeysuckle and pears on the nose sets you up for the bright, sweet, creamy, yellow citrus-filled palate. Drink this over the next 3-5 years. 88 Pts

2020 de France Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Honeysuckle, lemon chiffon, orange rind, spice and green apple come through on the nose and on the sweet, juicy, fresh, creamy, zesty palate. 90 Pts

2020 des Mille Anges Cuvee Royale – Bordeaux – Bright, tart, creamy apples with a lemon peel finish that is best consumed young. 84 Pts

2020 des Places Blanc – Graves – A bright shot of lemons and green apples in a forward, fresh, early-drinking style that will be at its best over the next few years. 87 Pts

2020 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Straw yellow in color, the wine shows off its Meyer lemons, spice, mango, pink grapefruit, lemon oil and flowers on the nose. On the palate the wine is silky, lush, creamy, juicy and fresh, finishing with sweet lemons and green apple nuances that easily display their purity, silky texture and racy acidity. The wine blends 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon 13.7% ABV. 96 Pts

2020 Domaine de Chevalier L’Esprit de Chevalier Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Green apples, honeysuckle, pomelo, lemon and flowers come through easily on the nose. The fruits are crisp and juicy. The finish is long and refreshing with its core of sweet, yellow citrus fruits and crushed stone in the endnote. 93 Pts

2020 Domaine de la Solitude Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Green apples, honeysuckle, mango and Meyer lemons on the nose come through easily. Fresh, crisp and juicy on the palate, with a creamy, lush, bright, yellow citrus finish. 92 Pts

2020 Dubreuil Chardonnay – Vin de France – Unfiltered, with a nose of apples, pears and crispy citrus, the wine is fresh, creamy, sweet, vibrant and juicy, finishing with green apples and lemon peel in the endnote. 89 Pts

2020 Ferrande Blanc – Graves – With all its bright lemon and green apples, the wine is lively, sweet and refreshing with a vigorous, creamy lemon finish. This is a superb value-priced white Bordeaux wine. 90 Pts

2020 Fieuzal Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Green apple, waxy lemon, grapefruit, flowers, orange rind and spice create a fabulous perfume. Lifted, bright and fruity, with loads of sweet yellow citrus in the creamy textured, finish, with a gentle hint of honeyed lemon in the endnote. 92 Pts

2020 Le Blanc de Fontenil – Vin de France – The perfume is loaded with grapefruit, flowers, white peach, vanilla and lemon oil, on the palate, the wine is sweet, fresh, creamy and vibrant, finishing with spice, pears, green apple and citrus. Produced from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon, Muscadelle and Chardonnay, this is only the second vintage for their white wine, but it is my first time tasting it. I am looking forward to tasting it again! 91 Pts

2020 Girolate Blanc – Bordeaux – Pomelo and fresh green apples with lemon peel on the nose and crispy zesty palate. This is ready to go for near-term drinking. 88 Pts

2020 Haut Bergey Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – A touch of almond, crisp lemon and waxy grapefruit scents create the perfume. On the palate, the wine is sweet, juicy, lush and fresh with a honeyed lemon and grassy character in the finish. 91 Pts

2020 Haut Bertinerie Blanc – Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux – Light in color and in fruit, this yellow citrus-filled wine should be consumed over the next year or two. 84 Pts

2020 Haut Brion Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Lush, creamy, floral, fresh, and packed with flowers, spice, mango, rocks, stone, green apple, lemon peel, and waxy aromas. On the palate, the wine is bright, crisp, creamy, concentrated, long, and intense. The sweet, ripe, fruity, oily, fresh, finish with its spiced yellow citrus, touches of mango, and mineral essences carry through to the endnote. The wine blends 71% Sauvignon Blanc with 29% Semillon. Picking took place August 20 – August 27. 98 Pts

2020 Haut Brion La Clarte de Haut Brion Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Long, fresh, juicy and intense, the wine shows off its flowers, crushed rock, greenery, lemon peel, mango and green apple with ease. Creamy, oily and fresh, the finish keeps right on going. 94 Pts

2020 Haut L’Abeille Les Robins – Bordeaux – Blending Chardonnay and Semillon produced a bright, tart, yellow citrus and apple dominated wine for early drinking consumption. Drink this over the next year or two. 85 Pts

2020 Haut Nouchet Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Lighter styled, fresh, zesty, yellow citrus fruits and white peach are found on the nose and in the sweet and creamy textured, vibrant finish. 90 Pts

2020 Haut-Lagrange Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Flowers, green apples, grapefruit and orange rind come together on the nose. The wine is fresh, bright, crisp and juicy with a racy, yellow citrus character in the finish. This should be delicious on release. 91 Pts

2020 Hostens Picant Cuvée des Demoiselles – Sainte Foy Bordeaux – Juicy, sweet and fresh with a distinctive aromatic character of white peach, spice, pear, lemon oil and green apples. There is a refreshing pop of green apples on the palate with sweetness and lift. This will be best in its refreshing youth. 90 Pts

2020 Hubert de Boüard Chardonnay – Vin de France – Lush, round, sweet and fruity with core of bananas, honeyed yellow citrus, apples and pears, the wine is fruity, fresh and zesty. 90 Pts

2020 Hubert de Boüard Le Sauvignon Blanc – Bordeaux – Crisp, fresh, bright lemons and green apple stand out right off the bat. Juicy and lifted with freshness and bracing acidity, this is refreshing and ready to go. 90 Pts

2020 Hubert de Boüard Le Sémillon – Bordeaux – Honeyed yellow citrus with sweet pineapple accents, apples and juicy pears in a creamy, fresh, sweet, already delicious style. 89 Pts

2020 Jean Faux Sainte-Radegonde – Bordeaux – Lighter-bodied, citrusy, zest wine with a lean to the fresh yellow and bright orange side of the style range. This will be best over the next few years. 89 Pts

2020 L’Eperon Blanc – Bordeaux – Bright and crisp lemons, green apple and sweet limes with freshness on the palate are ready to go for current consumption. Drink this over the next year or two. 88 Pts

2020 La-Fleur-Morange Blanc – Bordeaux – The debut vintage blends 50% Sauvignon Blanc with 50% Sauvignon Gris to produce an almost golden, yellow-colored wine. Very floral in its nature, the wine offers sweet, honeyed grapefruit and peach notes. Rich and creamy, this will be best in its youth. 89 Pts

2020 La Garde – Pessac-Léognan – Lemon peel, grapefruit, green apples and tangy yellow citrus combine to create a bright, energetic blast of citrus and spice that is fresh and refreshing. 91 Pts

2020 La Grande Clotte Blanc – Bordeaux – Creamy grapefruit and lemon with a strong floral character, freshness is crisp and fruity in the citrusy finish. 91 Pts

2020 La Louviere Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Barely ripe pears, green apples, grapefruit, waxy lemon and lime with ginger and honeysuckle create an intense perfume. On the palate the wine is fresh, juicy, energetic and sweet, with a crispness and purity to the array of citrus that stands out in the crowd, carrying through to the finish. 92 Pts

2020 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Green apples, pears, lemon, grapefruit peel, spice, flowers, crushed rocks and stone create the nose. The palate is full, rich, deep and creamy, with endless layers of fresh, ripe, yellow citrus, honeysuckle and minerality tinted fruits that are made even better by its slap of crisp, biting acidity. Made from a blend of 55% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Semillon, picking took place August 20 – August 27. 99 Pts

2020 La Riviere Blanc – Bordeaux – Juicy, fresh, creamy, vibrant green apples, lemon and orange all come together easily in this ready-to-go summer charmer. 87 Pts

2020 La Rose Perriere Blanc – Bordeaux – Yellow citrus, flowers and spice on the nose and palate, finishing with fresh green and yellow apples with pink grapefruit in the background. 87 Pts

2020 La-Tour-Martillac Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Flowers, waxy lemon, honeysuckle, grapefruit and tangerine peel scents take no effort to find. The palate is fresh, sweet, juicy and vibrant, with creamy texture, minerality, purity and freshness in the citrus-dominated finish. 92 Pts

2020 Larrivet Haut Brion Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Honeysuckle, white peach, yellow tropical fruit, waxy lemon and lawn grass aromas make for a catchy perfume. Sweet, creamy, juicy and fresh with loads of sweetness and lift in the finish, this will be beautiful to enjoy on release. 92 Pts

2020 Laurence Blanc Sec – Bordeaux – Grapefruit, yellow apples and honeysuckle form the perfume. The wine is refreshing, crisp and packed with creamy, sweet, zesty fruit on the palate. 90 Pts

2020 Laurence Petite Laurence – Bordeaux – Honeysuckle, apples, lime and lemon on the nose, and juicy, refreshing, crisp palate for early drinking consumption. 89 Pts

2020 Leroy-Beauval Blanc – Bordeaux – Lemons and green apples are all over the place here on the nose and palate. Fresh, sweet, ripe and fruity, enjoy this over the next few years for its fruits and freshness. 88 Pts

2020 Les Charmes-Godard Blanc – Côtes de Francs – Vivacious, crisp and fresh with loads of sweet, juicy, clean, pure grapefruits, lemon and white peach on the nose. Lush, creamy and zesty, with yellow citrus and green apples on the palate that taste and feel great as they linger. 92 Pts

2020 Lespault-Martillac Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Rich, creamy, fresh and juicy, with layers of ripe pears, green apples, yellow citrus, and a touch of honey in the green apple and lemon oil finish. 92 Pts

2020 MagrezFombrauge Blanc – Bordeaux – Waxy lemons, green apples, herbs, white peach, mango and a touch of vanilla hit your nose, while a blast of fresh, bright, juicy, yellow citrus and green apples with refreshing, crisp acidity sing in the finish. 92 Pts

2020 Malartic Lagraviere Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Mango, white peach, lemon, flowers, an array of spices and a gentle touch of almond make a beautiful perfume. Lush, creamy and loaded with sweet, fresh, bright, yellow citrus, green apples, grapefruit and a drizzle of pineapple are found on the palate. This is so good now, it is going to be hard not to open it on release. But patience is a virtue. So, give it at least 5 years in the cellar and it will be a much more complete, complex wine. 94 Pts

2020 Le Comte de Malartic Blanc – Green apples, flowers, melon, lemon and lime create the perfume. Fresh, juicy and with a green apple, pear, citrus and herbal finish, this will be ready to go on release. Le Comte de Malartic Blanc is the new name for the second wine of Malartic Lagraviere. 90 Pts

2020 Malleret Blanc – Bordeaux – Lemon zest, pear and grapefruit rind combine to give you a forward, early-drinking, lighter-styled, sweet, citrusy wine. Drink this over the next year or two. 87 Pts

2020 Monbousquet Blanc – Bordeaux – Blending 62% Sauvignon Blanc with 38% Sauvignon Gris starts right off the bat with white peach, lemon oil, cut grass and honeysuckle. Rich, supple and creamy with bright, fresh citrus and a touch of mango, you find lift, freshness and loads of fruit in the finish. 92 Pts

2020 Mongiron Blanc – Bordeaux – Green apple, lemon and hay on the nose and palate with a bright quality in the lemony finish for early drinking consumption. 87 Pts

2020 Mongiron Prior Blanc – Bordeaux – Green apples, grapefruit rind and lemon chiffon come together nicely on the nose and fresh, juicy, crispy palate. 89 Pts

2020 Mont Perat Blanc – Bordeaux – Bright, fresh, forward and ready to go with its crisp green apples and sweet, creamy, yellow and orange citrus fruits. Enjoy it over the next few years. 90 Pts

2020 Mouton Rothschild Aile D’Argent Blanc – Bordeaux – Squeeze fresh lemons over rocks and you get the picture. The wine is bright, zesty, crisp, and juicy. With a creamy texture, lift, and length, the wine offer purity and compelling freshness. 95 Pts

2020 Nardian Blanc – Bordeaux – Flowers, yellow and orange citrus and tangerine skin come alive with freshness, tension and racy acidity. 93 Pts

2020 Naujan Blanc – Bordeaux – With honeysuckle, lemons, pears and green apple, the wine is bright, crisp and juicy with a refreshing vibrant yellow citrus finish. This is going to be easy to drink on release. 90 Pts

2020 Pape Clement Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Honeysuckle, orange rind, spice, pomelo, green apple and a shot of mango create the nose. On the palate, the wine is full, rich, creamy, oily and fresh, with layers of ripe, sweet, spicy, yellow citrus and tart green apples in the finish. 96 Pts

2020 Pape Clement Clementin Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Fresh, bracing, bright and juicy, with a crispness and racy character to all the yellow citrus and spice. Sweet, fresh, energetic and lifted, the zesty, tart green apple and lemon hit the spot in the endnotes. It is hard to believe this is only a second wine. 91 Pts

2020 Le Prelat de Pape Clement Blanc – Graves – Bright pomelo, crisp green apples and waxy lemons with a gorgeous crispy and refreshing acidity that carries all the way through from start to finish. 90 Pts

2020 Penin Blanc – Bordeaux – Flowers, lemon chiffon, flowers, grapefruit and herbs come through easily in this ready-to-go early drinker. 84 Pts

2020 Peyrat Blanc – Graves – Freshly squeezed grapefruit with flowers makes a nice entry in the perfume. Light, bright, crisp and with a nice, slightly honeyed sweetness to the juicy, yellow citrus on the palate, this well-priced wine will be ready to go on release and over the next few years. 88 Pts

2020 Peyredon Lagravette Chardonneret – Bordeaux – Flowers with crisp, waxy lemons and green apple skins are on the nose and on the fresh, bright, sweet, juicy and creamy palate. Drink this in its fresh and fruity youth. 88 Pts

2020 Picque Caillou Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Honeysuckle, lemon curd and crunchy green apples come through easily on the nose, while sweet, lemon rind with hints of orange end things nicely on the juicy, creamy, fresh palate. Drink this on the young side. 88 Pts

2020 Plain-Point Blanc – Bordeaux – Light, bright, fresh, juicy, creamy yellow citrus with a sweet lemon, spicy and green apple finish. 88 Pts

2020 Puy Redon Chardonnay – Vin de Pays Pyrénees-Atlantiques – The nose shoots its banana, white peach and lemon aromas right off the bat. Fresh, sweet, round and fruity the wine offers a zesty, yellow citrus finish. 89 Pts

2020 Puygueraud Blanc – Bordeaux – Bright, crisp, juicy, sweet lemons and green apple with a touch of honeysuckle and peach hit all the right notes. The finish is fresh and a bit spicy. It is impossible to find a better value in white Bordeaux wine than you have here. 91 Pts

2020 Rahoul Blanc – Graves – Lemon, grapefruit and green apple nuances are all over the place here. The wine is sweet, fresh, creamy and crisp with a blast of juicy Meyer lemon rind in the zesty finish. This is already showing just great. 90 Pts

2020 Renon – Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux – Lemon peel, green apple, tangerine and honeysuckle are fresh, bright and just a bit sweet on the nose and palate. You find a nice shot of fresh yellow citrus in the crisp finish as well. Drink this refreshing wine over the next few years. 88 Pts

2020 Reynon Blanc – Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux – Flowers, green apples, lemons, spice and crushed stones come through on the nose and on the fresh, juicy, crisp and creamy palate. Drink this on the young side. 89 Pts

2020 Rochemorin Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – White peach, lemon rind, green apple and floral notes come through easily in the nose and on the palate. The finish is fresh, creamy and fruity, with a lemon chiffon finish that carries through to the endnote. 90 Pts

2020 Saint-Cernin No. 1 Blanc – Bergerac – Crisp sweet lemons and creamy white peaches work together to create a sweet, juicy, citrusy, forward, food-friendly wine that is ready for delicious, summer drinking. 89 Pts

2020 Saint-Robert Blanc – Graves – Green and Golden Delicious apples, waxy lemons and flowers come through easily, finishing with bright, crisp, juicy apples and lemon peel notes in the sweet, lively finish. 90 Pts

2020 Sainte Marie Blanc Vieilles Vignes – Entre-Deux-Mers – Bright yellow citrus with grapefruit accents, green apples and flowers come through on the nose and palate. 88 Pts

2020 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – With the pop of grapefruit, white peach, lemon peel, flowers, orange rind and honeysuckle in the nose, and a creamy, sweet, fresh, juicy, slightly honeyed, lush, white peach and citrus finish, you have all the ingredients needed for a luscious, white Bordeaux wine. The wine was produced from a blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sauvignon Gris and 5% Semillon. 97 Pts

2020 Smith Haut Lafitte Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Honeysuckle, spring flowers, waxy lemons and tangerine rind on the nose hit it just right. Creamy, sweet, and fresh, with a core of bright juicy, yellow citrus in the endnote finishes everything off nicely. The wine blends 80% Sauvignon Blanc with 20% Semillon. 92 Pts

2020 Smith Haut Lafitte Les Hauts de Smith Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Crisp pomelo, Meyer lemons, flowers, bees wax, white peach and almonds create the bouquet. Bright, juicy, fresh and creamy, the wine is vibrant, long and complete, with an array of yellow citrus and pineapple in the finish. The wine is produced with 100% Sauvignon Blanc. 93 Pts

2020 Suduiraut Le Blanc Sec de Suduiraut – Bordeaux – A fresh, crisp, lively shot of lemon, grapefruit, flowers, spice and white peach that is delivered in a creamy, zesty style, making this perfect for early drinking pleasure. 91 Pts

2020 Talbot Caillou Blanc – Bordeaux – Floral with white peach, tangerine, pineapple and lemon rind on the nose, the wine is fresh, bright, lifted with rich, lush, creamy sweet finish and balancing acidity. 92 Pts

2020 Thenac Blanc – Bergerac Sec – Bright lemons, crisp green apples, honeysuckle and pears are found on the nose and on the sweet, fresh, creamy palate. You can enjoy this over the next few years. 88 Pts

2020 Tour Saint Christophe Angela – Bordeaux – Straw yellow in color, the wine quickly serves up its grapefruit, flower, lemon peel, green apple and orange character. Sweet, vivacious and creamy with a nice shot of oily lemons in the finish, the wine was made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Not much was made. In fact, the production was only 175 cases in total. You can enjoy this on release. 92 Pts

2020 Tour de Bellegarde Blanc – Bordeaux – Golden Delicious apples and citrus in a creamy, forward, fresh, early-drinking style for consumption over the next year or two. 86 Pts

2020 Valandraud Blanc de Valandraud – Bordeaux – The array of yellow and green apples is impressive. Next, you find waxy lemons, honeysuckle and spice on the nose. The finish balances its creamy texture with bright citrus, juicy apples and crisp acidity. 95 Pts

This is the second to the last of our reports on the 2020 Bordeaux vintage. The final report will focus on 2020 Sauternes and 2020 Barsac wines.

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