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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Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Alter Ego de Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £379.67
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 1 92-94 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £379.67
Beaumont 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £105.47
2020

Beaumont 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A linear and polished young red with compact, silky tannins that are polished and beautiful. Lots of blackberry, blackcurrant, mushroom and spice character. Very solid wine from here.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £105.47
Bellevue 2020 (6x75cl)

£172 - £203

2020

Bellevue 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (NM) (93-95)

The 2020 Bellevue is always so seductive out of barrel and this is no different, armed with glorious, extremely pure black cherries, blueberry, crushed violet and iris scents, the oak seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with lithe tannins, and quite zesty on the midpalate, revealing veins of blood orange. Cohesive on the finish with a veneer of new oak that will require a few years to be fully assimilated. Lovely.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 93-95 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description

£172 - £203

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Bellevue Mondotte 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £667.67
2020

Bellevue Mondotte 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

This is a terrific wine that has everything, from seamless texture to great depth of fruit. Full-bodied, yet agile and energetic. Pure merlot. One of the best I have had from here.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £667.67
Blanc de Lynch Bages 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £232.07
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 5 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £232.07
Calon 2020 (1x300cl)
TBC
2020

Calon 2020 (1x300cl)

Bordeaux 1x300cl - - TBC
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Carmes de Rieussec 2020 (6x75cl)

£61 - £72

2020

Carmes de Rieussec 2020 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£61 - £72

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Carruades de Lafite 2020 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £836.63
2020

Carruades de Lafite 2020 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

This is very classically structured with a palate that starts off slowly. Full-bodied and chewy with a soft, creamy texture and a long finish. Savory. A touch austere. 52% cabernet sauvignon, 42% merlot and 3% cabernet franc, the rest petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £836.63
Carruades de Lafite 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,492.07
2020

Carruades de Lafite 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

This is very classically structured with a palate that starts off slowly. Full-bodied and chewy with a soft, creamy texture and a long finish. Savory. A touch austere. 52% cabernet sauvignon, 42% merlot and 3% cabernet franc, the rest petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Dec 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,492.07
Chapelle d'Ausone 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £892.07
2020

Chapelle d'Ausone 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (NM) (93-95)

The 2020 Chapelle d’Ausone has a well defined, focused bouquet. Tightly-wound at first, the 2020 opens with lavender and incense aromas infusing the red berry fruit. Touches of rose petal emerge with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannins and moderate depth. A discrete white pepper note builds towards the finish that is vivacious and vibrant. I suspect that this might close down a little after bottling, but there is great potential.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-95 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £892.07
Chateau Puygueraud Cotes de Francs 2020 (6x75cl)

£61 - £72

2020

Chateau Puygueraud Cotes de Francs 2020 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£61 - £72

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Clinet 2020 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £248.03
2020

Clinet 2020 (3x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96-98+)

I continue to love the wines from this estate, and the 2020 Château Clinet is no exception. Straight-up sensational notes of blueberries, cassis, violets, tobacco, and earth all emerge from the glass, and this beauty is full-bodied, with a rich, concentrated mid-palate, flawless balance, and a great finish. It shows the tighter, fresher, more focused style of the vintage, yet it still brings plenty of mid-palate depth as well as an expansive texture. It has enough oak to warrant short-term bottle age but will have 25-30 years of overall longevity. This is a gorgeous wine.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-98+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £248.03
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Clinet 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £597.47
2020

Clinet 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96-98+)

I continue to love the wines from this estate, and the 2020 Château Clinet is no exception. Straight-up sensational notes of blueberries, cassis, violets, tobacco, and earth all emerge from the glass, and this beauty is full-bodied, with a rich, concentrated mid-palate, flawless balance, and a great finish. It shows the tighter, fresher, more focused style of the vintage, yet it still brings plenty of mid-palate depth as well as an expansive texture. It has enough oak to warrant short-term bottle age but will have 25-30 years of overall longevity. This is a gorgeous wine.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-98+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £597.47
Clos des Lunes Lune d'Argent 2020 (6x75cl)

£41 - £48

2020

Clos des Lunes Lune d'Argent 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A dense, fruity white with sliced lemon, apple and some dried pineapple. It’s full and flavorful. Quite layered. Pretty fruit and firmness, giving it form. Mostly semillon with some sauvignon blanc. Drink now.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description

£41 - £48

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Clos Floridene 2020 (6x75cl)

£72 - £85

2020

Clos Floridene 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (89-91)

The 2020 Clos Floridène is a powerful, driving wine. Bright and punchy in the glass, the 2020 has plenty of energy, all propped up by a spine of tannin that lends energy. Floral and savory accents add perfume over time. It will be interesting to see if the 2020 softens with élevage.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 89-91 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£72 - £85

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Clos Floridene Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)

£79 - £94

2020

Clos Floridene Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (90-92)

The 2020 Clos Floridène Blanc is exquisite. Bright, creamy and perfumed, Clos Floridène is a winner. Gentle hints of apricot, spice, chamomile, spice and lemon confit all grace this impeccably balanced white from the Dubourdieu family.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 90-92 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£79 - £94

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Clos L'Eglise Pomerol 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £470.27
2020

Clos L'Eglise Pomerol 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

A Pomerol with gorgeous crushed-berry, walnut, hazelnut and chocolate character, as well as a full body with ultra fine tannins that frame the wine beautifully. Extremely long finish. Three super wines in a row since 2018.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £470.27
Clos La Gaffeliere 2020 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £266.14
2020

Clos La Gaffeliere 2020 (12x75cl)

Decanter (91)

Bright plum, cranberry and cherry fruit, some easy-to-love freshness. Unfussy and appealing with a limestone kick and chalky finish. Second wine of Château la Gaffelière, made since 1985. Has its own separate wine cellar, with grapes that come from specific plots.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £266.14
Clos La Gaffeliere 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £130.67
2020

Clos La Gaffeliere 2020 (6x75cl)

Decanter (91)

Bright plum, cranberry and cherry fruit, some easy-to-love freshness. Unfussy and appealing with a limestone kick and chalky finish. Second wine of Château la Gaffelière, made since 1985. Has its own separate wine cellar, with grapes that come from specific plots.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 91 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £130.67
Clos Rene 2020 (12x75cl)

£268 - £317

2020

Clos Rene 2020 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (92-94)

The 2020 Clos René showed beautifully, with a pure, elegant style offering lots of cassis and black cherry fruits as well as notes of Christmas spice, flowers, and cedar. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated, with ripe, present tannins, it's very much in the style of this ripe yet fresh, lively vintage.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 92-94 (JD) Read Review/Description

£268 - £317

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Clos Rene 2020 (6x75cl)

£129 - £152

2020

Clos Rene 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (92-94)

The 2020 Clos René showed beautifully, with a pure, elegant style offering lots of cassis and black cherry fruits as well as notes of Christmas spice, flowers, and cedar. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated, with ripe, present tannins, it's very much in the style of this ripe yet fresh, lively vintage.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 92-94 (JD) Read Review/Description

£129 - £152

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Cos d'Estournel Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)

£625 - £739

2020

Cos d'Estournel Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

A super white with dense mango, lemon and lime, as well as some clove and nutmeg. Full-bodied, really complete and long. Sensational. So much potential here. 66% sauvignon blanc and 34% semillon.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description

£625 - £739

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Coutet (St Emilion) 2020 (6x75cl)

£180 - £213

2020

Coutet (St Emilion) 2020 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£180 - £213

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Croix Canon 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £254.27
2020

Croix Canon 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

A fantastic second wine with a dense center palate of tight, racy tannins and dark fruit. Spicy and almost salty. It’s full, yet very compact with excellent structure and length. Very serious.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £254.27
Croix Cardinal 2020 (6x75cl)

£121 - £143

2020

Croix Cardinal 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (NM) (91-93)

The 2020 Croix Cardinale was picked October 1–2 at 32hl/ha. It has a tight but focused nose of blackberry and touches of blueberry and violet, well defined though more backward than other vintages I have tasted (which is not necessarily a bad thing). The promising palate displays a slightly granular texture, good grip and assertive black fruit laced with cedar and graphite that lends the finish an almost Médoc-like personality. There is also a pleasant peppery aftertaste. Excellent.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 91-93 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description

£121 - £143

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Croix Cardinale 2020 (6x75cl)

£1,100 - £1,300

2020

Croix Cardinale 2020 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91-93)

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 Croix Cardinale skips out of the glass with bright, vivacious scents of Morello cherries, redcurrant jelly and black raspberries, plus suggestions of cinnamon toast, wilted roses and oolong tea, with a waft of woodsmoke. The medium to full-bodied palate is soft and juicy, featuring bags of red fruit preserves and a velvety texture, finishing long and savory.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 91-93 (WA) Read Review/Description

£1,100 - £1,300

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Croix de Labrie 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £527.87
2020

Croix de Labrie 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

The focus and texture of this wine is really something. It’s totally transparent with blackberries, blueberries, earth, stone and mushrooms. Flowers too. Full-bodied with firm tannins that give super form and length to this. Freshness. Almost all merlot with a tiny dash of cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. Perhaps the best ever? Certainly at the same level as the 2019. About 14,000 bottles made.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £527.87
D'Aiguilhe 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £124.07
2020

D'Aiguilhe 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (90-92)

The 2020 Château d’Aiguilhe has a nose laden with mulberry, blackberry, allspice and even rooibos scents that lends it a subtle Capelands slant, not necessarily in a bad way. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grip on the entry, offering crunchy black fruit struck through with a silver bead of acidity. Fresh and vibrant, leaving blackberry, tobacco and touches of sour cherry on the aftertaste. There is real joie-de-vivre here.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 90-92 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £124.07
De Fieuzal Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)

£226 - £267

2020

De Fieuzal Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A full-bodied white with dried-apple, pear and crushed-stone character, creamy texture and bright acidity. Riper style with tangy acidity at the end.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description

£226 - £267

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De Pez 2020 (12x37.5cl)

£198 - £234

2020

De Pez 2020 (12x37.5cl)

Vinous (92-94)

The 2020 Château de Pez is one of the more aromatically fruit-driven Saint-Estèphes, presenting a nose of black cherries, raspberry and light blueberry scents, and hints of cedar and mint. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and real salinity and precision. A slightly powdery-textured, quite mineral-driven finish completes this superb de Pez. Tasted twice with consistent notes.

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - 92-94 (VN) Read Review/Description

£198 - £234

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Alter Ego de Palmer 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £303.00
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 1 92-94 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £303.00
Beaumont 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £74.50
2020

Beaumont 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A linear and polished young red with compact, silky tannins that are polished and beautiful. Lots of blackberry, blackcurrant, mushroom and spice character. Very solid wine from here.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £74.50
Bellevue 2020 (6x75cl)

£172 - £203

2020

Bellevue 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (NM) (93-95)

The 2020 Bellevue is always so seductive out of barrel and this is no different, armed with glorious, extremely pure black cherries, blueberry, crushed violet and iris scents, the oak seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with lithe tannins, and quite zesty on the midpalate, revealing veins of blood orange. Cohesive on the finish with a veneer of new oak that will require a few years to be fully assimilated. Lovely.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 93-95 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description

£172 - £203

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Bellevue Mondotte 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £543.00
2020

Bellevue Mondotte 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

This is a terrific wine that has everything, from seamless texture to great depth of fruit. Full-bodied, yet agile and energetic. Pure merlot. One of the best I have had from here.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £543.00
Blanc de Lynch Bages 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £180.00
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 5 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £180.00
Calon 2020 (1x300cl)
TBC
2020

Calon 2020 (1x300cl)

Bordeaux 1x300cl - - TBC
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Carmes de Rieussec 2020 (6x75cl)

£61 - £72

2020

Carmes de Rieussec 2020 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£61 - £72

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Carruades de Lafite 2020 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £690.50
2020

Carruades de Lafite 2020 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

This is very classically structured with a palate that starts off slowly. Full-bodied and chewy with a soft, creamy texture and a long finish. Savory. A touch austere. 52% cabernet sauvignon, 42% merlot and 3% cabernet franc, the rest petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £690.50
Carruades de Lafite 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,230.00
2020

Carruades de Lafite 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

This is very classically structured with a palate that starts off slowly. Full-bodied and chewy with a soft, creamy texture and a long finish. Savory. A touch austere. 52% cabernet sauvignon, 42% merlot and 3% cabernet franc, the rest petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Dec 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,230.00
Chapelle d'Ausone 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £730.00
2020

Chapelle d'Ausone 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (NM) (93-95)

The 2020 Chapelle d’Ausone has a well defined, focused bouquet. Tightly-wound at first, the 2020 opens with lavender and incense aromas infusing the red berry fruit. Touches of rose petal emerge with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannins and moderate depth. A discrete white pepper note builds towards the finish that is vivacious and vibrant. I suspect that this might close down a little after bottling, but there is great potential.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-95 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £730.00
Chateau Puygueraud Cotes de Francs 2020 (6x75cl)

£61 - £72

2020

Chateau Puygueraud Cotes de Francs 2020 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£61 - £72

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Clinet 2020 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £200.00
2020

Clinet 2020 (3x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96-98+)

I continue to love the wines from this estate, and the 2020 Château Clinet is no exception. Straight-up sensational notes of blueberries, cassis, violets, tobacco, and earth all emerge from the glass, and this beauty is full-bodied, with a rich, concentrated mid-palate, flawless balance, and a great finish. It shows the tighter, fresher, more focused style of the vintage, yet it still brings plenty of mid-palate depth as well as an expansive texture. It has enough oak to warrant short-term bottle age but will have 25-30 years of overall longevity. This is a gorgeous wine.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-98+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £200.00
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Clinet 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £484.50
2020

Clinet 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96-98+)

I continue to love the wines from this estate, and the 2020 Château Clinet is no exception. Straight-up sensational notes of blueberries, cassis, violets, tobacco, and earth all emerge from the glass, and this beauty is full-bodied, with a rich, concentrated mid-palate, flawless balance, and a great finish. It shows the tighter, fresher, more focused style of the vintage, yet it still brings plenty of mid-palate depth as well as an expansive texture. It has enough oak to warrant short-term bottle age but will have 25-30 years of overall longevity. This is a gorgeous wine.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-98+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £484.50
Clos des Lunes Lune d'Argent 2020 (6x75cl)

£41 - £48

2020

Clos des Lunes Lune d'Argent 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A dense, fruity white with sliced lemon, apple and some dried pineapple. It’s full and flavorful. Quite layered. Pretty fruit and firmness, giving it form. Mostly semillon with some sauvignon blanc. Drink now.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description

£41 - £48

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Clos Floridene 2020 (6x75cl)

£72 - £85

2020

Clos Floridene 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (89-91)

The 2020 Clos Floridène is a powerful, driving wine. Bright and punchy in the glass, the 2020 has plenty of energy, all propped up by a spine of tannin that lends energy. Floral and savory accents add perfume over time. It will be interesting to see if the 2020 softens with élevage.

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£72 - £85

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Clos Floridene Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)

£79 - £94

2020

Clos Floridene Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (90-92)

The 2020 Clos Floridène Blanc is exquisite. Bright, creamy and perfumed, Clos Floridène is a winner. Gentle hints of apricot, spice, chamomile, spice and lemon confit all grace this impeccably balanced white from the Dubourdieu family.

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£79 - £94

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Clos L'Eglise Pomerol 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £378.50
2020

Clos L'Eglise Pomerol 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

A Pomerol with gorgeous crushed-berry, walnut, hazelnut and chocolate character, as well as a full body with ultra fine tannins that frame the wine beautifully. Extremely long finish. Three super wines in a row since 2018.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £378.50
Clos La Gaffeliere 2020 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £195.00
2020

Clos La Gaffeliere 2020 (12x75cl)

Decanter (91)

Bright plum, cranberry and cherry fruit, some easy-to-love freshness. Unfussy and appealing with a limestone kick and chalky finish. Second wine of Château la Gaffelière, made since 1985. Has its own separate wine cellar, with grapes that come from specific plots.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £195.00
Clos La Gaffeliere 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £95.50
2020

Clos La Gaffeliere 2020 (6x75cl)

Decanter (91)

Bright plum, cranberry and cherry fruit, some easy-to-love freshness. Unfussy and appealing with a limestone kick and chalky finish. Second wine of Château la Gaffelière, made since 1985. Has its own separate wine cellar, with grapes that come from specific plots.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 91 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £95.50
Clos Rene 2020 (12x75cl)

£268 - £317

2020

Clos Rene 2020 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (92-94)

The 2020 Clos René showed beautifully, with a pure, elegant style offering lots of cassis and black cherry fruits as well as notes of Christmas spice, flowers, and cedar. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated, with ripe, present tannins, it's very much in the style of this ripe yet fresh, lively vintage.

Bordeaux 12x75cl - 92-94 (JD) Read Review/Description

£268 - £317

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Clos Rene 2020 (6x75cl)

£129 - £152

2020

Clos Rene 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (92-94)

The 2020 Clos René showed beautifully, with a pure, elegant style offering lots of cassis and black cherry fruits as well as notes of Christmas spice, flowers, and cedar. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated, with ripe, present tannins, it's very much in the style of this ripe yet fresh, lively vintage.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 92-94 (JD) Read Review/Description

£129 - £152

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Cos d'Estournel Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)

£625 - £739

2020

Cos d'Estournel Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

A super white with dense mango, lemon and lime, as well as some clove and nutmeg. Full-bodied, really complete and long. Sensational. So much potential here. 66% sauvignon blanc and 34% semillon.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description

£625 - £739

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Coutet (St Emilion) 2020 (6x75cl)

£180 - £213

2020

Coutet (St Emilion) 2020 (6x75cl)

Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

£180 - £213

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Croix Canon 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £198.50
2020

Croix Canon 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

A fantastic second wine with a dense center palate of tight, racy tannins and dark fruit. Spicy and almost salty. It’s full, yet very compact with excellent structure and length. Very serious.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £198.50
Croix Cardinal 2020 (6x75cl)

£121 - £143

2020

Croix Cardinal 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (NM) (91-93)

The 2020 Croix Cardinale was picked October 1–2 at 32hl/ha. It has a tight but focused nose of blackberry and touches of blueberry and violet, well defined though more backward than other vintages I have tasted (which is not necessarily a bad thing). The promising palate displays a slightly granular texture, good grip and assertive black fruit laced with cedar and graphite that lends the finish an almost Médoc-like personality. There is also a pleasant peppery aftertaste. Excellent.

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£121 - £143

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Croix Cardinale 2020 (6x75cl)

£1,100 - £1,300

2020

Croix Cardinale 2020 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91-93)

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 Croix Cardinale skips out of the glass with bright, vivacious scents of Morello cherries, redcurrant jelly and black raspberries, plus suggestions of cinnamon toast, wilted roses and oolong tea, with a waft of woodsmoke. The medium to full-bodied palate is soft and juicy, featuring bags of red fruit preserves and a velvety texture, finishing long and savory.

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£1,100 - £1,300

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Croix de Labrie 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £426.50
2020

Croix de Labrie 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

The focus and texture of this wine is really something. It’s totally transparent with blackberries, blueberries, earth, stone and mushrooms. Flowers too. Full-bodied with firm tannins that give super form and length to this. Freshness. Almost all merlot with a tiny dash of cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. Perhaps the best ever? Certainly at the same level as the 2019. About 14,000 bottles made.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £426.50
D'Aiguilhe 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £90.00
2020

D'Aiguilhe 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (90-92)

The 2020 Château d’Aiguilhe has a nose laden with mulberry, blackberry, allspice and even rooibos scents that lends it a subtle Capelands slant, not necessarily in a bad way. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grip on the entry, offering crunchy black fruit struck through with a silver bead of acidity. Fresh and vibrant, leaving blackberry, tobacco and touches of sour cherry on the aftertaste. There is real joie-de-vivre here.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 90-92 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £90.00
De Fieuzal Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)

£226 - £267

2020

De Fieuzal Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A full-bodied white with dried-apple, pear and crushed-stone character, creamy texture and bright acidity. Riper style with tangy acidity at the end.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description

£226 - £267

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De Pez 2020 (12x37.5cl)

£198 - £234

2020

De Pez 2020 (12x37.5cl)

Vinous (92-94)

The 2020 Château de Pez is one of the more aromatically fruit-driven Saint-Estèphes, presenting a nose of black cherries, raspberry and light blueberry scents, and hints of cedar and mint. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and real salinity and precision. A slightly powdery-textured, quite mineral-driven finish completes this superb de Pez. Tasted twice with consistent notes.

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl - 92-94 (VN) Read Review/Description

£198 - £234

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