Så 2020 er mindst lige så god som 2019!
Generelt set er slotsejerne rigtig tilfredse med kvaliteten i 2020 og siger at den kan matche den store årgang 2019, som var en meget succesfuld En Primeurkampagne, dels fordi kvaliteten er meget høj, dels fordi priserne faldt med op til 30%, hvilket var tiltrængt. Her er et udpluk af citater:
“We think that the 2020 is the best of [the] trilogy” said Florence Cathiard, the owner of Chateau Smith Haut-Lafitte, who made one of her best wines ever. “It has the structure and the typicity of the 2018 and the aromatics of the 2019. So it takes the best of both.”
“It was crazy, crazy,” said Saskia Rothschild, the head of the famous first-growth Chateau Lafite-Rothschild as well as Duhart-Milon and Evangile. The Lafite only has about 12.8 percent alcohol, a good degree less than most recent high-quality vintages. “Everyone told us 2020 was hot and we measured the vats and they were like what we knew in the 1990s and 1980s. It’s very surprising. It’s about that paradox [of the vintage] that we talked about.”
Den berømte 100P winemaker Michel Rolland siger: ”We have a reputation in Bordeaux to say the last vintage is the best one, but we did 2018, 2019 and now 2020 … after we did our tastings in the Spring I can say it is a really great vintage. It is different than 2019 with more freshness, more tension, more balance. It’s a good one. May be a bit less powerful than 2019 but it made really great wine. I think that we can call it a trilogy now, three consecutive high quality vintages: 2018, 2019 and 2020. But you have to say that 2020 is a very, very good vintage.”
Priserne på Bordeaux 2020 er indtil videre på nogenlunde samme niveau som 2019 med enkelte, små prisstigninger, da verdensmarkedet fortsat lider under Covid-19 krisen, og man skal være hurtig, da volumen vil være begrænset på mange af slottene!