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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L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2020 (6x37.5cl)

£800 - £946

2020

L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2020 (6x37.5cl)

Vinous (NM) (96-98)

The 2020 L’Extravagant de Doisy-Daëne has a very well-defined nose, one that is perhaps more restrained than other vintages at this stage. But it is wondrously pure, offering detailed yellow plum, quince and white flower scents. The palate, however, is where all the action is. It delivers a payload of honeyed fruit mixed with quince, peach and a touch of crème caramel. Displaying fabulous length and precision, this is a stunning Barsac.

Bordeaux 6x37.5cl - 96-98 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description

£800 - £946

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 Conseillante 2020 (6x37.5cl)

£416 - £491

2020

La Conseillante 2020 (6x37.5cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

The balance and energy to this is very impressive with blackberry, black-olive, tar and walnut character. It’s full, but very compact with superb tannin quality that is intense, yet so fine-grained, building layers on the palate. A subtle and structured young wine. It really goes on and on.

Bordeaux 6x37.5cl - 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description

£416 - £491

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
L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2020 (6x37.5cl)

£800 - £946

2020

L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daene 2020 (6x37.5cl)

Vinous (NM) (96-98)

The 2020 L’Extravagant de Doisy-Daëne has a very well-defined nose, one that is perhaps more restrained than other vintages at this stage. But it is wondrously pure, offering detailed yellow plum, quince and white flower scents. The palate, however, is where all the action is. It delivers a payload of honeyed fruit mixed with quince, peach and a touch of crème caramel. Displaying fabulous length and precision, this is a stunning Barsac.

Bordeaux 6x37.5cl - 96-98 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description

£800 - £946

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 Conseillante 2020 (6x37.5cl)

£416 - £491

2020

La Conseillante 2020 (6x37.5cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

The balance and energy to this is very impressive with blackberry, black-olive, tar and walnut character. It’s full, but very compact with superb tannin quality that is intense, yet so fine-grained, building layers on the palate. A subtle and structured young wine. It really goes on and on.

Bordeaux 6x37.5cl - 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description

£416 - £491

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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