Bordeaux 2020 revisited

tasters at the Southwold tasting of 2020 bordeaux in January 2024

Thoughts on a blind tasting of more than 260 wines from the 2020 vintage at the Southwold tastings in London.

This time last year, Jancis wrote enthusiastically about Bordeaux’s 2019 vintage following the annual ‘Four Years On’ tasting organised by Farr Vintners at their HQ on the south bank of the Thames, the waterside location that has superseded the original one, after which the tasting is still named, in the seaside town of Southwold, on England’s east coast. 

As Jancis explained in Bordeaux 2019 – best ever?, the event brings together around 20 tasters, ‘a mix of bordeaux specialist...