It's the end of October and harvest was over for reds some 20 days ago
Reports say that there's a great potential in 2020. All grape varieties did exceptionally well.
Among "white" grapes, Semillon seems to be quite exceptional, while among red ones, Merlot takes the pole position. Some winemakers say that in 2020, Merlot and Cabernets changed their characteristics, so Merlot is more powerful and fleshy than usual and Cabernets more elegant than usual.
Harvest went very well in Sauternes & Barsac with very favourable conditions for botrytis spread towards the end of picking. It's high-quality vintage, says Jean-Pierre Meslier from Raymond Lafon.
We have to wait until the beginning of January 2021 to know more about the exact character and style of 2020 vintage.