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2020 Bordeaux

We’ve been lucky enough to have received over 140 samples of 2020 Bordeaux and have been doing much research here at the shop.  2020 looks to be another exciting vintage and much different in style than 2018 or 2019. Generally we’ve found that the merlot based wines have really excelled and it’s a vintage of high tannin and low alcohol. There is real potential for some epic wines from both banks, and if you are a St. Emilion and Pomerol fan, this might be a “back up the truck” vintage!  We’ve seen the release of Cheval Blanc, Leoville Barton, Pavie, and Angelus as well as the always beloved Branaire Ducru and Lafon Rochet. Laroque and Tour St. Christophe are here as well and both have proven to be wines that always sell out before arriving. We were lucky enough to taste Angelus on a zoom call with owner Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal and we can confirm that it’s one of the wines of the vintage and maybe one of the best Angelus ever!

"We are accustomed to the Bordelais cranking out the hyperbole to the point where even they have begun taking their own words with a large pinch of salt. But the truth is that generally the 2020 does form the third in a trilogy of great vintages after 2018 and 2019."
Neal Martin, Vinous Media

ETA Spring 2023

2020 Chateau Angelus - St. Emilion (Future ETA 2023)
750ml | SKU 86871 
WA
(98-100)
JS
(98-99)
2020 Chateau L'Evangile - Pomerol (Future ETA 2023)
750ml | SKU 87083 
WA
(96-98+)
VM
(95-97)
"... The 2020 L'vangile is easily the most Lafite-like L'vangile I have ever tasted. Don't miss it!..."
2020 Chateau La Lagune - Medoc (Future ETA 2023)
750ml | SKU 86940 
WA
(92-94)
VM
(92-94)
"...The 2020 La Lagune is a real standout...."
2020 Chateau Latour Martillac Blanc - Pessac (Future ETA 2023)
750ml | SKU 86981 
VM
(93-95)
"...If I was going to spend my money on one dry white Bordeaux this year, it might well be this...."
2020 Chateau Le Prieure - St. Emilion (Future ETA 2023)
750ml | SKU 86993 
VM
(95-97)
"...le Prieur is quite simply one of the most beautiful, striking wines being made in Saint-milion today..."
2020 Chateau Malartic Lagraviere - Pessac (Future ETA 2023)
750ml | SKU 87015 
VM
(94-96)
"...ignore at your peril..."
2020 Chateau Pavie - St. Emilion (Future ETA 2023)
750ml | SKU 86872 
JS
(99-100)
WA
(97-99)
2020 Chateau Pedesclaux - Pauillac (Future ETA 2023)
750ml | SKU 86995 
JS
(95-96)
WA
(92-94+)
2020 Chateau Phelan Segur - St. Estephe (Future ETA 2023)
750ml | SKU 87042 
VM
(93-95)
"...This impressive Saint-Estphe has great potential and might well represent the appellation's best value for money...."
2020 Chateau Rauzan Segla - Margaux (Future ETA 2023)
750ml | SKU 87066 
WA
(96-98+)
VM
(95-97)
"...The 2020 is a super-classic Rauzan-Sgla that will delight readers in search of restrained elegance, something that is not so easy to find in Bordeaux these days...."
2020 Chateau Talbot - St. Julien (Future ETA 2023)
750ml | SKU 87065 
VM
(92-95)
"...The 2020 Talbot is a hugely promising wine...."