Bordeaux 2020 En Primeur - "A Trilogy of Excellence"

Having released his first batch of in-barrel scores, alongside broader commentary on the Bordeaux 2020 vintage, James Suckling has become the first major critic to declare 2020 “excellent”. The veteran taster’s initial impressions suggest that this is every bit the worthy successor to the rich, lush 2018 and the beautifully classical 2019.

 

Suckling’s tasting in Hong Kong saw him joined by the legendary consultant Michel Rolland via video, and the internationally celebrated winemaker provide fascinating insights into Bordeaux 2020 En Primeur. Rolland himself believes that 2018, 2019 and 2020 represent a new trilogy of outstanding years, similar in this respect to 1988, 1989 and 1990. We believe that the narrative of a “Trilogy of Excellence” for these three vintages (especially given the devastating reports regarding 2021) will be a highly compelling one. Collectors and investors should take note.

 

We have a reputation in Bordeaux to say the last vintage is the best one...But we did 2018, 2019 and now 2020 … after we did our tastings in the Spring I can say it is a really great vintage. It is different than 2019 with more freshness, more tension, more balance. It’s a good one. Maybe a bit less powerful than 2019 but it made really great wine. I think that we can call it a trilogy now [three consecutive high-quality vintages: 2018, 2019 and 2020].
Michel Rolland

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22 Products

Prices: In Bond Inc. TAX
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Alter Ego de Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €449.52
2020

Alter Ego de Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (NM) (92-94)

The 2020 Alter Ego is very pure on the nose, almost Burgundian in style with lush blueberry, boysenberry, crushed violets and a touch of vanilla. It is not a powerful bouquet but it seems to gain momentum with aeration, finding its own voice with each swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with quite grippy tannins for Alter Ego, possibly because of tasting slightly later (Thomas Duroux commented it is the most tannic that he has produced.) Crustacea-tinged black fruit lacquer the mouth, fresh and very delineated on the finish. Maybe it needs a little more sustain on the aftertaste, though that may evolve throughout its élevage.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 92-94 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €449.52
Blanc de Lynch Bages 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €328.32
2020

Blanc de Lynch Bages 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95)

Really fresh and vivid with sliced grapefruit, lemon, green apple and white peach. Apricot, too. Medium to full body with phenolic texture and a long, vivid finish. 70% sauvignon, 20% semillon and 10% muscadelle. Drink or hold.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €328.32
Brane-Cantenac 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €429.12
2020

Brane-Cantenac 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

Extremely floral and beautiful with blackberry and blackcurrant aromas that follow through to a full body with a solid core of fruit and loads of dark fruit, sweet tobacco, bark and earth. Chewy, fine tannins. Perhaps the best of the trilogy years.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €429.12
Cantenac Brown 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €307.92
2020

Cantenac Brown 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

Fantastic depth of fruit with layers of firm, chewy tannins that are medium-grained and long in the mouth. Full and dynamic. One of the best ever.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €307.92
D'Issan 2020 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €903.85
2020

D'Issan 2020 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

Extremely floral and fruity with currants and blackberries. It’s full-bodied and very layered with delicious, dense character. Full-bodied with dusty, layered tannins. Rich, but not heavy. Long and chewy on the finish. 55% cabernet sauvignon, 39% merlot, 3% cabernet franc, 2% petit verdot and 1% malbec.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €903.85
D'Issan 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €377.52
2020

D'Issan 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

Extremely floral and fruity with currants and blackberries. It’s full-bodied and very layered with delicious, dense character. Full-bodied with dusty, layered tannins. Rich, but not heavy. Long and chewy on the finish. 55% cabernet sauvignon, 39% merlot, 3% cabernet franc, 2% petit verdot and 1% malbec.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €377.52
Duclot Collection Case 2020 (9x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €15,808.08
2020

Duclot Collection Case 2020 (9x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 9x75cl 1 - Inc. TAX: €15,808.08
Ferriere 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €319.92
2020

Ferriere 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

Full-bodied with layers of bark, black tea and intense blackberry and earth. Iodine, too. It’s powerful, chewy and focused. 68% cabernet, 27% merlot, 3% petite verdot and 2% cabernet franc. From biodynamically grown grapes. Demeter certification.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €319.92
Labegorce 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €241.92
2020

Labegorce 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (93-95)

I continue to love the wines from this estate in Margaux, and the 2020 Château Labegorce is no exception. Rock star crème de cassis, graphite, roasted herbs, iron, and loamy earth nuances all define the bouquet, and it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a relatively soft, plush, forward style, good mid-palate density, and wonderful purity of fruit. It’s going to benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age and drink nicely for 15-20 years. It should be a terrific value as well.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-95 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €241.92
Lascombes 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €546.72
2020

Lascombes 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

Blackberries and spices, such as cloves and nutmeg, as well as licorice and hints of graphite. It’s full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins, yet they are polished and beautiful. Structured. Solid.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €546.72
Le Blanc Sec de Suduiraut 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €161.52
2020

Le Blanc Sec de Suduiraut 2020 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (89-91)

Composed of 54% Semillon and 46% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2020 Le Blanc Sec de Suduiraut is being aged for six months in vats (75%) and the rest in oak barrels, 30% of which are new. It hits the ground running with vibrant notions of freshly squeezed limes, lemon meringue pie and Granny Smith apples, plus hints of dillseed and white pepper. The medium-bodied palate delivers an impressive satiny texture along with a racy line cutting through the citrus and apple-inspired flavors, finishing long and steely.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 60 89-91 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €161.52
Malescot St Exupery 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €381.12
2020

Malescot St Exupery 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

Solid red with blackberry, blueberry, chocolate and spice. Lots of hazelnut, too. It’s full-bodied with chewy, polished tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Best of the trilogy vintages?
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €381.12
Margaux 2020 (1x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €826.32
2020

Margaux 2020 (1x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

So floral and perfumed with blackcurrants, blackberries and some asphalt. Full-bodied with super, fine tannins. Extremely refined with great length and intensity. The wonderful combination of refinement and power is already evident. Superb finish. Another great Margaux.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 5 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €826.32
Margaux 2020 (3x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,721.36
2020

Margaux 2020 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

So floral and perfumed with blackcurrants, blackberries and some asphalt. Full-bodied with super, fine tannins. Extremely refined with great length and intensity. The wonderful combination of refinement and power is already evident. Superb finish. Another great Margaux.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,721.36
Margaux 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €4,800.72
2020

Margaux 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

So floral and perfumed with blackcurrants, blackberries and some asphalt. Full-bodied with super, fine tannins. Extremely refined with great length and intensity. The wonderful combination of refinement and power is already evident. Superb finish. Another great Margaux.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €4,800.72
Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,010.72
2020

Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (97-99)

97–99. Barrel Sample. This wine's floral perfume is matched by generous tannins that surprise by their strength. The fruit flavors offer a mix of black and red berries. They are finely structured and concentrated, balanced by tightly woven acidity. Made from organic and biodynamic grapes.
Delivery to Storage from 26 Sep 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 97-99 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,010.72
Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,686.72
2020

Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

Blackberry and graphite with dark fruit and violets on the nose. Very complex. Full-bodied with lovely, fine tannins that are lightly chewy. Extremely long and polished. Really refined. Integrated tannins. Wonderful length.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,686.72
Rauzan-Segla 2020 (1x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €129.12
2020

Rauzan-Segla 2020 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98+)

Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Rauzan-Ségla is aging for 18 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. It has an alcohol of 13.5% and a pH of 3.74. Deep purple-black colored, aromas of blackcurrant cordial, stewed red and black plums, chocolate-covered cherries and raspberry coulis erupt from the glass, leading to an undercurrent of tar, licorice, red roses and menthol, plus a hint of unsmoked cigars. The medium-bodied palate is elegant and yet manages seriously impressive intensity, which is well-sustained throughout the mid-palate and finish. Refined and refreshing, delivering beautifully soft, silt-like tannins and bags of bright red and black fruits, it finishes with amazing length and a stunning perfume. Between this and Château Canon, Nicolas Audebert and his team have knocked it out of the park this vintage. “The mildew was our biggest challenge this year,” said Technical Director Nicolas Audebert. “It is a very heterogeneous vineyard. More than 20 different soil types. And it is true, the August rain was not the same across Bordeaux. We have 40% Merlot in the blend, like Palmer, which works well this year. The impact of the dry period was stronger on the Cabernet Sauvignon. We had very small berries. The effect of the dryness and the ripeness is there in the wine, but there is no excess of ripeness. There is a little bit of an exotic style. It could be a place where you have a mix of culture and civilization. It is generous but extremely elegant. This was a vintage where we had to fight to get it. It’s like in rugby, when you win by just one point on a rainy day. This is a special wine for me—it has the taste of victory!”
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 96-98+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €129.12
Rauzan-Segla 2020 (3x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €491.76
2020

Rauzan-Segla 2020 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98+)

Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Rauzan-Ségla is aging for 18 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. It has an alcohol of 13.5% and a pH of 3.74. Deep purple-black colored, aromas of blackcurrant cordial, stewed red and black plums, chocolate-covered cherries and raspberry coulis erupt from the glass, leading to an undercurrent of tar, licorice, red roses and menthol, plus a hint of unsmoked cigars. The medium-bodied palate is elegant and yet manages seriously impressive intensity, which is well-sustained throughout the mid-palate and finish. Refined and refreshing, delivering beautifully soft, silt-like tannins and bags of bright red and black fruits, it finishes with amazing length and a stunning perfume. Between this and Château Canon, Nicolas Audebert and his team have knocked it out of the park this vintage. “The mildew was our biggest challenge this year,” said Technical Director Nicolas Audebert. “It is a very heterogeneous vineyard. More than 20 different soil types. And it is true, the August rain was not the same across Bordeaux. We have 40% Merlot in the blend, like Palmer, which works well this year. The impact of the dry period was stronger on the Cabernet Sauvignon. We had very small berries. The effect of the dryness and the ripeness is there in the wine, but there is no excess of ripeness. There is a little bit of an exotic style. It could be a place where you have a mix of culture and civilization. It is generous but extremely elegant. This was a vintage where we had to fight to get it. It’s like in rugby, when you win by just one point on a rainy day. This is a special wine for me—it has the taste of victory!”
Delivery to Storage from 30 Dec 2023

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-98+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €491.76
Rauzan-Segla 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €672.72
2020

Rauzan-Segla 2020 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98+)

Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Rauzan-Ségla is aging for 18 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. It has an alcohol of 13.5% and a pH of 3.74. Deep purple-black colored, aromas of blackcurrant cordial, stewed red and black plums, chocolate-covered cherries and raspberry coulis erupt from the glass, leading to an undercurrent of tar, licorice, red roses and menthol, plus a hint of unsmoked cigars. The medium-bodied palate is elegant and yet manages seriously impressive intensity, which is well-sustained throughout the mid-palate and finish. Refined and refreshing, delivering beautifully soft, silt-like tannins and bags of bright red and black fruits, it finishes with amazing length and a stunning perfume. Between this and Château Canon, Nicolas Audebert and his team have knocked it out of the park this vintage. “The mildew was our biggest challenge this year,” said Technical Director Nicolas Audebert. “It is a very heterogeneous vineyard. More than 20 different soil types. And it is true, the August rain was not the same across Bordeaux. We have 40% Merlot in the blend, like Palmer, which works well this year. The impact of the dry period was stronger on the Cabernet Sauvignon. We had very small berries. The effect of the dryness and the ripeness is there in the wine, but there is no excess of ripeness. There is a little bit of an exotic style. It could be a place where you have a mix of culture and civilization. It is generous but extremely elegant. This was a vintage where we had to fight to get it. It’s like in rugby, when you win by just one point on a rainy day. This is a special wine for me—it has the taste of victory!”
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-98+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €672.72
Y de Yquem 2020 (3x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €569.76
2020

Y de Yquem 2020 (3x75cl)

Jane Anson (97)

Give this 5 or 10 minutes to open in the glass because it has a pretty serious structure, deftly weighted, full of white pear, quince and apricot pit, balanced by savoury rosemary, straw and fennel notes, successful and totally moreish. A vintage that had the freshness necessary for great white wines in Bordeaux, and Y pulls away from the pack with this wine.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Dec 2021

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 97 (JA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €569.76
Y de Yquem 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,139.52
2020

Y de Yquem 2020 (6x75cl)

Jane Anson (97)

Give this 5 or 10 minutes to open in the glass because it has a pretty serious structure, deftly weighted, full of white pear, quince and apricot pit, balanced by savoury rosemary, straw and fennel notes, successful and totally moreish. A vintage that had the freshness necessary for great white wines in Bordeaux, and Y pulls away from the pack with this wine.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97 (JA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,139.52
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Alter Ego de Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €359.00
2020

Alter Ego de Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (NM) (92-94)

The 2020 Alter Ego is very pure on the nose, almost Burgundian in style with lush blueberry, boysenberry, crushed violets and a touch of vanilla. It is not a powerful bouquet but it seems to gain momentum with aeration, finding its own voice with each swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with quite grippy tannins for Alter Ego, possibly because of tasting slightly later (Thomas Duroux commented it is the most tannic that he has produced.) Crustacea-tinged black fruit lacquer the mouth, fresh and very delineated on the finish. Maybe it needs a little more sustain on the aftertaste, though that may evolve throughout its élevage.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 92-94 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description In Bond: €359.00
Blanc de Lynch Bages 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €258.00
2020

Blanc de Lynch Bages 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95)

Really fresh and vivid with sliced grapefruit, lemon, green apple and white peach. Apricot, too. Medium to full body with phenolic texture and a long, vivid finish. 70% sauvignon, 20% semillon and 10% muscadelle. Drink or hold.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €258.00
Brane-Cantenac 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €342.00
2020

Brane-Cantenac 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

Extremely floral and beautiful with blackberry and blackcurrant aromas that follow through to a full body with a solid core of fruit and loads of dark fruit, sweet tobacco, bark and earth. Chewy, fine tannins. Perhaps the best of the trilogy years.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €342.00
Cantenac Brown 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €241.00
2020

Cantenac Brown 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

Fantastic depth of fruit with layers of firm, chewy tannins that are medium-grained and long in the mouth. Full and dynamic. One of the best ever.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €241.00
D'Issan 2020 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €722.00
2020

D'Issan 2020 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

Extremely floral and fruity with currants and blackberries. It’s full-bodied and very layered with delicious, dense character. Full-bodied with dusty, layered tannins. Rich, but not heavy. Long and chewy on the finish. 55% cabernet sauvignon, 39% merlot, 3% cabernet franc, 2% petit verdot and 1% malbec.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €722.00
D'Issan 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €299.00
2020

D'Issan 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

Extremely floral and fruity with currants and blackberries. It’s full-bodied and very layered with delicious, dense character. Full-bodied with dusty, layered tannins. Rich, but not heavy. Long and chewy on the finish. 55% cabernet sauvignon, 39% merlot, 3% cabernet franc, 2% petit verdot and 1% malbec.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €299.00
Duclot Collection Case 2020 (9x75cl)
In Bond: €13,150.00
2020

Duclot Collection Case 2020 (9x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 9x75cl 1 - In Bond: €13,150.00
Ferriere 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €251.00
2020

Ferriere 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

Full-bodied with layers of bark, black tea and intense blackberry and earth. Iodine, too. It’s powerful, chewy and focused. 68% cabernet, 27% merlot, 3% petite verdot and 2% cabernet franc. From biodynamically grown grapes. Demeter certification.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €251.00
Labegorce 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €186.00
2020

Labegorce 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (93-95)

I continue to love the wines from this estate in Margaux, and the 2020 Château Labegorce is no exception. Rock star crème de cassis, graphite, roasted herbs, iron, and loamy earth nuances all define the bouquet, and it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a relatively soft, plush, forward style, good mid-palate density, and wonderful purity of fruit. It’s going to benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age and drink nicely for 15-20 years. It should be a terrific value as well.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-95 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €186.00
Lascombes 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €440.00
2020

Lascombes 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

Blackberries and spices, such as cloves and nutmeg, as well as licorice and hints of graphite. It’s full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins, yet they are polished and beautiful. Structured. Solid.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €440.00
Le Blanc Sec de Suduiraut 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €119.00
2020

Le Blanc Sec de Suduiraut 2020 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (89-91)

Composed of 54% Semillon and 46% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2020 Le Blanc Sec de Suduiraut is being aged for six months in vats (75%) and the rest in oak barrels, 30% of which are new. It hits the ground running with vibrant notions of freshly squeezed limes, lemon meringue pie and Granny Smith apples, plus hints of dillseed and white pepper. The medium-bodied palate delivers an impressive satiny texture along with a racy line cutting through the citrus and apple-inspired flavors, finishing long and steely.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 60 89-91 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €119.00
Malescot St Exupery 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €302.00
2020

Malescot St Exupery 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

Solid red with blackberry, blueberry, chocolate and spice. Lots of hazelnut, too. It’s full-bodied with chewy, polished tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Best of the trilogy vintages?
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €302.00
Margaux 2020 (1x75cl)
In Bond: €686.00
2020

Margaux 2020 (1x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

So floral and perfumed with blackcurrants, blackberries and some asphalt. Full-bodied with super, fine tannins. Extremely refined with great length and intensity. The wonderful combination of refinement and power is already evident. Superb finish. Another great Margaux.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 5 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €686.00
Margaux 2020 (3x75cl)
In Bond: €2,260.00
2020

Margaux 2020 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

So floral and perfumed with blackcurrants, blackberries and some asphalt. Full-bodied with super, fine tannins. Extremely refined with great length and intensity. The wonderful combination of refinement and power is already evident. Superb finish. Another great Margaux.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,260.00
Margaux 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €3,985.00
2020

Margaux 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

So floral and perfumed with blackcurrants, blackberries and some asphalt. Full-bodied with super, fine tannins. Extremely refined with great length and intensity. The wonderful combination of refinement and power is already evident. Superb finish. Another great Margaux.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €3,985.00
Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,660.00
2020

Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (97-99)

97–99. Barrel Sample. This wine's floral perfume is matched by generous tannins that surprise by their strength. The fruit flavors offer a mix of black and red berries. They are finely structured and concentrated, balanced by tightly woven acidity. Made from organic and biodynamic grapes.
Delivery to Storage from 26 Sep 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 97-99 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,660.00
Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,390.00
2020

Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

Blackberry and graphite with dark fruit and violets on the nose. Very complex. Full-bodied with lovely, fine tannins that are lightly chewy. Extremely long and polished. Really refined. Integrated tannins. Wonderful length.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,390.00
Rauzan-Segla 2020 (1x75cl)
In Bond: €105.00
2020

Rauzan-Segla 2020 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98+)

Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Rauzan-Ségla is aging for 18 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. It has an alcohol of 13.5% and a pH of 3.74. Deep purple-black colored, aromas of blackcurrant cordial, stewed red and black plums, chocolate-covered cherries and raspberry coulis erupt from the glass, leading to an undercurrent of tar, licorice, red roses and menthol, plus a hint of unsmoked cigars. The medium-bodied palate is elegant and yet manages seriously impressive intensity, which is well-sustained throughout the mid-palate and finish. Refined and refreshing, delivering beautifully soft, silt-like tannins and bags of bright red and black fruits, it finishes with amazing length and a stunning perfume. Between this and Château Canon, Nicolas Audebert and his team have knocked it out of the park this vintage. “The mildew was our biggest challenge this year,” said Technical Director Nicolas Audebert. “It is a very heterogeneous vineyard. More than 20 different soil types. And it is true, the August rain was not the same across Bordeaux. We have 40% Merlot in the blend, like Palmer, which works well this year. The impact of the dry period was stronger on the Cabernet Sauvignon. We had very small berries. The effect of the dryness and the ripeness is there in the wine, but there is no excess of ripeness. There is a little bit of an exotic style. It could be a place where you have a mix of culture and civilization. It is generous but extremely elegant. This was a vintage where we had to fight to get it. It’s like in rugby, when you win by just one point on a rainy day. This is a special wine for me—it has the taste of victory!”
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 96-98+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €105.00
Rauzan-Segla 2020 (3x75cl)
In Bond: €402.00
2020

Rauzan-Segla 2020 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98+)

Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Rauzan-Ségla is aging for 18 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. It has an alcohol of 13.5% and a pH of 3.74. Deep purple-black colored, aromas of blackcurrant cordial, stewed red and black plums, chocolate-covered cherries and raspberry coulis erupt from the glass, leading to an undercurrent of tar, licorice, red roses and menthol, plus a hint of unsmoked cigars. The medium-bodied palate is elegant and yet manages seriously impressive intensity, which is well-sustained throughout the mid-palate and finish. Refined and refreshing, delivering beautifully soft, silt-like tannins and bags of bright red and black fruits, it finishes with amazing length and a stunning perfume. Between this and Château Canon, Nicolas Audebert and his team have knocked it out of the park this vintage. “The mildew was our biggest challenge this year,” said Technical Director Nicolas Audebert. “It is a very heterogeneous vineyard. More than 20 different soil types. And it is true, the August rain was not the same across Bordeaux. We have 40% Merlot in the blend, like Palmer, which works well this year. The impact of the dry period was stronger on the Cabernet Sauvignon. We had very small berries. The effect of the dryness and the ripeness is there in the wine, but there is no excess of ripeness. There is a little bit of an exotic style. It could be a place where you have a mix of culture and civilization. It is generous but extremely elegant. This was a vintage where we had to fight to get it. It’s like in rugby, when you win by just one point on a rainy day. This is a special wine for me—it has the taste of victory!”
Delivery to Storage from 30 Dec 2023

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-98+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €402.00
Rauzan-Segla 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €545.00
2020

Rauzan-Segla 2020 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98+)

Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Rauzan-Ségla is aging for 18 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. It has an alcohol of 13.5% and a pH of 3.74. Deep purple-black colored, aromas of blackcurrant cordial, stewed red and black plums, chocolate-covered cherries and raspberry coulis erupt from the glass, leading to an undercurrent of tar, licorice, red roses and menthol, plus a hint of unsmoked cigars. The medium-bodied palate is elegant and yet manages seriously impressive intensity, which is well-sustained throughout the mid-palate and finish. Refined and refreshing, delivering beautifully soft, silt-like tannins and bags of bright red and black fruits, it finishes with amazing length and a stunning perfume. Between this and Château Canon, Nicolas Audebert and his team have knocked it out of the park this vintage. “The mildew was our biggest challenge this year,” said Technical Director Nicolas Audebert. “It is a very heterogeneous vineyard. More than 20 different soil types. And it is true, the August rain was not the same across Bordeaux. We have 40% Merlot in the blend, like Palmer, which works well this year. The impact of the dry period was stronger on the Cabernet Sauvignon. We had very small berries. The effect of the dryness and the ripeness is there in the wine, but there is no excess of ripeness. There is a little bit of an exotic style. It could be a place where you have a mix of culture and civilization. It is generous but extremely elegant. This was a vintage where we had to fight to get it. It’s like in rugby, when you win by just one point on a rainy day. This is a special wine for me—it has the taste of victory!”
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-98+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €545.00
Y de Yquem 2020 (3x75cl)
In Bond: €467.00
2020

Y de Yquem 2020 (3x75cl)

Jane Anson (97)

Give this 5 or 10 minutes to open in the glass because it has a pretty serious structure, deftly weighted, full of white pear, quince and apricot pit, balanced by savoury rosemary, straw and fennel notes, successful and totally moreish. A vintage that had the freshness necessary for great white wines in Bordeaux, and Y pulls away from the pack with this wine.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Dec 2021

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 97 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €467.00
Y de Yquem 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €934.00
2020

Y de Yquem 2020 (6x75cl)

Jane Anson (97)

Give this 5 or 10 minutes to open in the glass because it has a pretty serious structure, deftly weighted, full of white pear, quince and apricot pit, balanced by savoury rosemary, straw and fennel notes, successful and totally moreish. A vintage that had the freshness necessary for great white wines in Bordeaux, and Y pulls away from the pack with this wine.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €934.00

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