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THE MEDOC HAS A GOOD REASON TO REMEMBER THE YEAR. AFTER THE GLORIOUS 2018 AND THE ELEGANT 2019, THE LATEST SUCCESS STORY IS COMING TO MARKET. VINTAGES COME AND GO. JUST AS WELL

Bettane+Desseauve selection by Hélène Durand, Michel Bettane, Louis-Victor Charvet and Thierry Desseauve

Impossible for us to report on all our tastings of 2020 Bordeaux. On bettanedesseauveasia.com premium section, you can access all our tastings appellation by appellation.

HAUT-MÉDOC

Château d’Agassac A refined, full-bodied nose, fruity and floral, with elegant oak, these aromas are found in a smooth, harmonious and well-balanced palate. Its elegance sets it apart.

Château Arnauld Superb nose, powerful and refined, fruity, elegantly woody with a lovely smokiness. Dense and generous on the palate, with velvety tannins and great final tension. Balance and potential. #veryrecommendable

Château Belgrave Today a little less formally accomplished than others, with ripe grape flesh and slightly astringent tannin. It has not yet found its unity on the nose and palate, but that will come. Some variations from bottle to bottle.

Château Cantemerle Lovely nose, full of finesse and nuance despite its young age, elegant tannin, floral bouquet worthy of a fine Margaux, lovely persistence of controlled oakiness. As always, clear value for money. At iDealwine

Château Charmail Expressive nose of dried flowers, rhubarb, red fruit and flint, fleshy palate with fine tannins and a fresh, tender finish. We love its exuberance and energy. #recommendable. At iDealwine

Château Clément-Pichon Full, complex nose, intense fruit, woody and liquorice notes, rich, tight tannins, present woodiness and vigorous finish. Well made. #superbordeaux

Château Doyac A nose of dried flowers and small red berries that are found in a round, fleshy, lively and well-balanced palate. Harmonious and easy to drink. #superbordeaux

Château Haut-Madrac Lovely mellow body and smoothness, we like its smoothness and immediate drinkability. The nose is precise and elegant, very typical of the Médoc with a welcome touch of modernity. #Superbordeaux

Château La Lagune One of the most complete and precise wines for over ten years. Straightforward, full-bodied, with the precision and nobility of Cabernet Sauvignon picked at ideal ripeness. A fine success to be enjoyed over the next ten years. At iDealwine

Château Lamothe-Bergeron Blossoming nose, ripe fruit, white flowers, soft attack on the palate with good flesh, persistent aromas supported by great vivacity.

Château Larose-Trintaudon Fruity, floral, mineral nose, rich and precise, tender palate with silky tannins, salinity and lovely freshness. Velvety, fruity and perfectly balanced.

Château La Tour Carnet Well vinified, full-bodied and tannic, without the mineral touch of the limestone hillock, with a fuller texture. Well-balanced oak. A tour de force and great value for money. At iDealwine

Château Malescasse Full-bodied, complex nose, mellow fruit, hints of white flowers, toasty oak, delicious on the palate with a silky texture and a taut finish. Refinement.

Château de Malleret Pretty flesh, precise and luxurious ageing without heaviness, which is becoming rare for fear of wood, a seductive and seductive wine, perfectly ripe grapes and harmonious tannins.

Château Paloumey Powerful nose, black fruit and liquorice, smoky notes, generous, warm palate, with characterful tannins and an energetic finish. #superbordeaux

Château Patache d’Aux Beautiful aromatic complexity and subtlety in the fruit and spices, clean, nervous, aromatic on the palate, with an energetic finish. #Very recommendable

Château Ramage La Bâtisse Balanced and pleasant to drink, refined fruit and floral notes, full on the palate, with a lovely satiny texture, fruit and a long, invigorating finish.

Château Sociando-Mallet A racy, classic nose of the great northern terroirs, with hints of cedar, controlled oak and a stylish graphite finish. It dominates our tasting of the vintage’s non-classified wines, which should come as no surprise. At iDealwine

LISTRAC

Château Cap Léon Veyrin Powerful nose expressing pure fruit, sweet floral notes and elegant oak, full-bodied palate with a tight, velvety texture, fruit and an energetic finish. A wine with personality.

Château Clarke A straightforward, charming nose of red fruit and floral notes, precise and refined. We appreciate the quality of the ageing, which does not freeze the wine on the palate and leaves it free to develop right through to the finish. A pleasant, classic wine from its appellation. #Very recommendable

Château Fonréaud Fresh nose, light notes of smoke and toast, elegant return of menthol on the finish, balanced body, pleasant texture, well-made wine. At iDealwine

Château Fourcas Dupré A fine success in this vintage, which confirms the recent progress made by the estate. The nose is fine and intense with notes of black fruit, the palate is delicious and the impression of velvety smoothness is superb. It will age very well. At iDealwine

Château Fourcas Hosten Well-crafted on the palate, marked by tactile sensations given by the clay soils of the vineyard, enveloping texture and freshness on the finish. Style, good ageing potential and excellent value for money.

MARGAUX

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