UGCB 2020s in bottle – whites and right-bank reds

UGCB Nov 2022 press

The smart bordeaux 2020s retasted. For all our previous coverage of this vintage, including Gavin Quinney’s statistical analysis of the weather, see this guide. Tomorrow’s companion article will focus on left-bank reds.

Jancis writes En primeur tastings of the hot, dry 2020 vintage were a bit more of a patchwork than usual in spring 2021, but somehow seem to have resulted in 600 tasting notes.

Travel between the UK and France was still extremely difficult thanks to the pandemic-inflicted bureaucracy so it was very much a team effort, a combination of James Lawther MW dashing around the Bordeaux region...