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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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Cos d'Estournel 2020 (6x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,261.46
2020

Cos d'Estournel 2020 (6x150cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is a very refined, polished Cos with superb finesse and length. Medium-to full-bodied, very fine and persistent. Really long with beautiful tannins. Rich, but fresh and linear. Yet, the alcohol is around 13.5%. 62% cabernet and 38% merlot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,261.46
Hourtin Ducasse 2020 (6x150cl)

£238 - £281

2020

Hourtin Ducasse 2020 (6x150cl)

Bordeaux 6x150cl - -

£238 - £281

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
La Lagune 2020 (6x150cl)

£329 - £389

2020

La Lagune 2020 (6x150cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

A firm, polished red with tight, focused tannins that flow across the palate. It’s medium-to full-bodied with good length and a gorgeous finish. From organically grown grapes.

Bordeaux 6x150cl - 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description

£329 - £389

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Palmer 2020 (6x150cl)

£2,343 - £2,769

2020

Palmer 2020 (6x150cl)

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.

Bordeaux 6x150cl - 97-99 (WE) Read Review/Description

£2,343 - £2,769

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Sociando-Mallet 2020 (6x150cl)

£285 - £337

2020

Sociando-Mallet 2020 (6x150cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

Blackberries, blackcurrants and flowers on the nose and palate. Medium body, firm tannins and a long, fresh finish. Linear, refined tannins. Subtle now.

Bordeaux 6x150cl - 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description

£285 - £337

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Cos d'Estournel 2020 (6x150cl)
In Bond: £2,691.10
2020

Cos d'Estournel 2020 (6x150cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is a very refined, polished Cos with superb finesse and length. Medium-to full-bodied, very fine and persistent. Really long with beautiful tannins. Rich, but fresh and linear. Yet, the alcohol is around 13.5%. 62% cabernet and 38% merlot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,691.10
Hourtin Ducasse 2020 (6x150cl)

£238 - £281

2020

Hourtin Ducasse 2020 (6x150cl)

Bordeaux 6x150cl - -

£238 - £281

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
La Lagune 2020 (6x150cl)

£329 - £389

2020

La Lagune 2020 (6x150cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

A firm, polished red with tight, focused tannins that flow across the palate. It’s medium-to full-bodied with good length and a gorgeous finish. From organically grown grapes.

Bordeaux 6x150cl - 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description

£329 - £389

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Palmer 2020 (6x150cl)

£2,343 - £2,769

2020

Palmer 2020 (6x150cl)

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.

Bordeaux 6x150cl - 97-99 (WE) Read Review/Description

£2,343 - £2,769

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Sociando-Mallet 2020 (6x150cl)

£285 - £337

2020

Sociando-Mallet 2020 (6x150cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

Blackberries, blackcurrants and flowers on the nose and palate. Medium body, firm tannins and a long, fresh finish. Linear, refined tannins. Subtle now.

Bordeaux 6x150cl - 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description

£285 - £337

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later

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