All is set for yet another thrilling vintage in Bordeaux!

Harvest 2020

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.

 

 

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ATTENTION! I'm well in the process of tasting app. 290 2018s from Bordeaux sent to my Copenhagen home. 2018 vintage is now 100% bottled with very few exceptions, and it'll be incredibly fascinating to find out if the promises from tasting barrel samples can be confirmed. I'm pretty sure they will! A full report will follow at the beginning of February 2021, but I already have put some TNs and comments on my website. Check out chapter "2018 IN BOTTLE" in "VINTAGES".

2020 vintage in Bordeaux looks like it will follow the trend of excellent vintages like f.i. 2016 and 2018/9. We will know more during primeurs in late spring 2021.

TNs/ratings on 2019 Bordeaux barrel samples - see "Vintages" chapter. 325 samples were tasted during the summer of 2020 from classified/non-classified properties. 

All chateau profiles on the website are up to date (ultimo December 2020). 

A new feature is the Burgundy blog in News chapter. Tasting notes from tastings and tasting dinners attended since November 2018.

I do contribute with tasting notes at www.tastingbook.com. 6.200+ followers and 2.200+ TNs by primo January 2021. These TNs are taken from my website's chateau-profiles plus TNs concerning wines from other properties.