UGCB 2020s in bottle – left-bank reds

UGCB Nov 2022 trade

Following on from yesterday’s article on whites and right-bank reds, we present our thoughts on the left-bank reds as shown at the UGCB tasting in London last month. See this guide to all of our previous coverage of the 2020 vintage in Bordeaux.

Julia writes I had tasted some of these wines en primeur but none of those from St-Julien, Pauillac and St-Estèphe reviewed below. And I didn’t look back at my notes until after the event. When I did, I was pleased to see that I scored the majority around half a point higher than when I tasted...