Bordeaux 2020 – left-bank reds

2020 vintage at Ch Leoville Poyferre, St-Julien, Bordeaux

6 May 2021 This article is now complete – any recent additions, added since 27 April, have been incorporated into the relevant groups below.

27 April 2021 The second of our three collections of tasting notes on 2020 cask samples. See also Bordeaux 2020 – right-bank reds and whites as well as this guide to our coverage of 2020 bordeaux. Gavin Quinney of Ch Bauduc took this picture of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes being picked at Ch Léoville-Poyferré on 23 September 2020, a couple of days after particularly heavy rain.

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