The 2020 Bordeaux En Primeur Campaign is proving to be one of the most fascinating in years.
While the weather conditions during the growing season were anything but straightforward, this incredible region has given rise to some staggeringly delicious wines as well as some renowned estates who have missed the mark. 2020 is not a year in which you can simply reorder past favourites. It is critical for collectors to do their research before spending their money and with early releases indicating that there will be some value to be found this year it is most important than ever to lodge your requests with your trusted wine merchants without delay. Allow me to be your guide. While this has been a bizarre year, not least because I have tasted more wines than ever before in my London office, as opposed to in situ in Bordeaux, the finest wines are unmissable and also unique. There is excellence to be found both in the highest echelons down to simple petit château creations.
This is a 100% independent view on the 2020 Bordeaux vintage and I hope that it will enable you to make highly informed decisions on which wines to buy for your cellar.
It is a great report and your introduction is spot on.
I look closely at Matthew Jukes’ tasting notes: he is a great art critic, with a personality that cannot be influenced.
It is always a pleasure to see Matthieu Jukes every year. We find his kind comments full and clear.
Matthew is a true wine lover who goes directly to the properties for a deep understanding of the weather, terroir and winemaker. His reports are detailed, fair and concise.
Very detailed and gives great insight to your readers.
Clear and well-written.
Your comments are really precise.