Crus bourgeois 2019 and 2020

Ch St-Aubin cru bourgeois

How do these two vintages compare at this affordable quality level? Above, owner Charles Fernandez de Castro of Ch St-Aubin with his most expensive equipment.

Jancis writes We have long suggested that some of the best value to be had in Bordeaux is in the crus bourgeois, the petits châteaux that are not well-sited enough to have qualified as crus classés in the famous 1855 classification but are still keen to establish a reputation for the produce of their vine holdings.

In the old days, a common problem with cru bourgeois wines was that they were grown on less propitious...