Bordeaux 2020
2020 is the third in a trilogy of outstanding vintages for the region. View the wines as soon as they’re released here.

New Releases


2020 Château Pontet-Canet, Cru Classé Pauillac

Dry | Red | Still

The 2020 Pontet-Canet is bright, silky, and totally beguiling. Aged in 50% new oak, 35% amphora and 15% once-used barrels, it's a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. A stunning 2020, this is well worth following.

Young: 2027 - 2049

2020 Château Malescot St-Exupéry, Cru Classé Margaux

Dry | Red | Still

The 2020 Malescot-St-Exupéry is another impressive wine from this estate on the rise. Opulent yet not over the top on the nose, there's cassis and plums, and a finely structured palate with plenty of spice and fresh minerality. This is sure to charm at every stage of its life.

Young: 2026 - 2047

PN VZ 16, Bollinger

Dry | White | Sparkling

The PN VZ 16 is the second iteration of this 100% Pinot Noir cuvée from Bollinger. Like its predecessor, it is a paradigm in balance. It has both richness and freshness in its red berry and blossom scent. The fruit comes mostly from the Montagne de Reims grand cru village of Verzenay, and it shows its calibre in the wine's intensity and length. It is immediately open and inviting, with soft brioche notes and a satisfying savoury length, making it a delicious champagne to match with food.

Ready: 2021 - 2033

2020 Réserve de Pichon Comtesse, Pauillac

Dry | Red | Still

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2020 Château Pape Clément, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

Dry | Red | Still

The 2020 Pape-Clément is a wine of impressive poise and energy from this much-loved estate. Not overblown, but with perfectly ripe tannins, and a long and savoury finish, it's a really charming wine: one of the most delicious examples we've come across from here, but a wine with a considerable life ahead.

Young: 2027 - 2048

2020 Château Cos d'Estournel, Cru Classé St-Estèphe

Dry | Red | Still

The 2020 Cos d'Estournel is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot, aged in 55% new barrels. Its label commemorated 200 years of the estate, and 20 years of the ownership of Michel Reybier.

Young: 2027 - 2050

2020 Les Pagodes de Cos, St-Estèphe

Dry | Red | Still

The 2020 Pagodes de Cos is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, with 30% aged in new French oak. It's the perfect introduction to this much-loved St-Estèphe estate.

Young: 2026 - 2042

2020 Château Palmer, Cru Classé Margaux

Dry | Red | Still

The 2020 Palmer is a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot. We haven't had a chance to taste it yet, but look forward to doing so soon.

Young: 2027 - 2052

2020 Château L'Eglise-Clinet, Pomerol

Dry | Red | Still

One of the hottest properties in all of Bordeaux, L'Eglise-Clinet has a sainted position in the heart of Pomerol. Denis Durantou sadly passed away last year, but it seems that his family are continuing the impressive work. We haven't yet had the chance to taste this 2020.

Young: 2028 - 2052

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