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Pauillac 2020 in bottle: overview plus top-scoring wines

A difficult year like many appellations with a small crop of concentrated grapes but there are some excellent wines from Pauillac in 2020 with beautiful appellation signature in the best and some of the most delicious Cabernet Sauvignon flavours to come from the Médoc.

The appellation was extremely marked by the hot weather and drought conditions creating – in general – small but juicy berries with thick skins and high levels of tannins. Although there was large variability in grape size within vineyards let alone across the entire appellation with localised rainfall in April and August causing heterogeneity.


Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for the top Pauillac 2020 in-bottle wines


Pauillac saw an average yield of 37.4hl/ha in 2020, lower than 2018 at 38.5hl/ha and 2019 at 46.7hl/ha.


SCORE TABLE: top-scoring 349 wines with 92 points or above

Individual appellation analysis and top-scoring wines

St-Estèphe 2020Margaux 2020 | St-Julien 2020| Pomerol 2020 | Pessac & Graves 2020 | St-Emilion 2020 |  


See all Bordeaux 2020 in-bottle wines in score order


See tasting notes and scores for the top Pauillac 2020 in-bottle wines

The following wines all scored 94 points or above. 


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