James Suckling 93-94
This is very rich and layered with lots of ripe fruit and flamboyant wood, giving it impressive opulence. Full and chewy, but not overdone in any sense of the word. All here. A lot like 2018, which was excellent.
The 2020 Bonalgue has a ripe, slightly exotic bouquet of precocious red cherries, kirsch, wild strawberry and black currant scents. I would like to see more of its terroir expressed once in bottle. The palate is ripe and succulent on the entry, lacquering the mouth with fine-grained tannins, and the acidity is well judged. Black currant, blueberry and light chocolaty notes develop toward the finish. This just needs to muster more refinement once in bottle and then it could be a thoroughly enjoyable Pomerol.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2040