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.

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2020 Château Cantenac Brown, Cru Classé Margaux

Dry | Red | Still

The 2020 Cantenac-Brown is a huge achiever in 2020. Incredibly supple, silky, with stunning precision, it's possibly the finest Cantenac-Brown we've tasted. It's a must buy in the vintage.

Young: 2026 - 2047

2020 Château Gloria, St-Julien

Dry | Red | Still | 13.5%

The 2020 Gloria is a really stunning St-Julien in 2020. There's an exuberence here, but also real poise and delicacy to the tannins. The palate is ample yet with a very fine thread of acidity, and the finish is long and stony. This tastes like a cru classe at double the price. Bravo.

Young: 2025 - 2045

2020 Château Talbot, Cru Classé St-Julien

Dry | Red | Still | 13%

The 2020 Talbot is a beautiful St-Julien, that balances ripeness of fruit, silkiness of tannins, and a finely judged mouthfeel. This is a new level for this estate, which is clearly on the up. Secure it at this price, while you have the chance.

Young: 2027 - 2046

2020 Château Clerc Milon, Cru Classé Pauillac

Dry | Red | Still

The 2020 Clerc Milon is a really beautiful iteration of this well-placed Pauillac. More elegant than usual, there's lovely purity here, and silky acidity, and a very long, savoury finish.

Young: 2026 - 2046

2020 Château Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, Cru Classé Pauillac

Dry | Red | Still

Nice density and texture here - just restrained claret. Mouth watering, grippy tannins and also plenty of cassis fruit. Just a hint of leafiness and mint on the finish, and also a perfume element. Nicely done.

Young: 2026 - 2044

2020 Château l'Evangile, Pomerol

Dry | Red | Still

There’s lots of creamy merlot character on the 2020 Evangile, a Pomerol which gets better every year we taste it. Lovely silkiness to the tannins, that build through and coat the palate. Very detailed and feel that slight savoury cabernet franc on the finish. Very pure and insanely long. Gets better and better.

Young: 2027 - 2049

2020 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

Dry | Red | Still

This is one of the top performing second wines in Bordeaux from the talented Ducru-Beaucaillou team. It has all the concentration and ripeness of recent vintages, but with slightly lower alcohol than we’ve seen in the past few years, so it has a hugely appealing freshness and balance.

Young: 2026 - 2044

2020 Château Nenin, Pomerol

Dry | Red | Still

The 2020 Nenin is a brilliant Pomerol, from this estate's impressive holdings in this much-loved appellation. It's silky and complex, with blue fruit and lots of mineral complexity. Very long, and very fine.

Young: 2026 - 2046

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