2020 Bordeaux is the third high-quality vintage in a row for the region. With great style and character, there are numerous, stunning wines with richness, deep color, aromatics and opulence. But the vintage is not equal for everyone. You need to know where to look.
2020 sweet Bordeaux has what you’re looking for. The wines combine gorgeous aromatics, sweetness, opulent, creamy textures, and racy acidity making these fabulous sweet treats. But production was down with some estates making 50% less wine than usual.
2018 Sweet Bordeaux is the product of a challenging year. Sauternes and Barsac did produce some nice, mid-weight, sweet wines that can drink well young, and age, if you know where to look.
2020 is a good vintage for white Bordeaux. Not only from Pessac Leognan, but the whites from the Medoc are quite strong. The wines are aromatic, creamy, fresh, ripe, and sweet, with good acidities.
Located next to Pomerol, Lalande de Pomerol shares terroir resembling Pomerol and in 2020, the vintage allowed several of these vineyards to produce some of the best wines in the history of their estates.
Bordeaux AOC wines are the textbook example of wines of pleasure. They drink well early, are inexpensive easy to enjoy. In 2020, if you know where to look, they can offer value and fun drinking.
Bordeaux Superieur wines always offer great value wines. They drink early, are soft, round, fruity and the best part is, they sell for a song. Plus, 2020 is strong for Merlot, so smart shoppers should take a good look at these wines.
Located in the far north of the Medoc, the Medoc often has difficulty ripening. But with their clay soils and cooler terroir, several producers managed to make some very good, well-priced gems. If you know where to look.