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 was a challenging vintage for many producers in the Haut Medoc. It was difficult to achieve full ripeness due to the hot, bone-dry, hot summer. But if you look closely, there are several, well-priced gems worth tasting and cellaring.
2020 Graves, red and white wines offer good character and style. Elegant, soft, and easy to enjoy in their youth, they are also well-priced. Savvy consumers should take notice of this appellation.
2020 Pessac Leognan red and white wines were successful. The reds, because more are picked early and include large amounts of Merlot, frankly rock! The whites are fresh, creamy, vibrant, and expressive.
The best 2020 Margaux wines will rival 2015 and 2018. They are rich, sensuous, elegant, fresh, floral and texturally silky. The fruits are ripe, lively and complex, exactly what you seek in Margaux wines.
2020 St. Julien wines are richly colored, deep, refined, elegant, classic and age-worthy. Stylish, silky, long and fresh, the appellation is consistent, but all wines were not created equally this year.
2020 Pauillac produced classic, age-worthy, aromatic wines with deep color, ripe, strong tannins and refined character. But not 2020 Pauillac are created alike. There are big differences this year.