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2020 Chateau Picadis Bordeaux Superieur

2020 Chateau Picadis Bordeaux Superieur

Ok, we have a new Bordeaux Superieur in the cheap seats. Long time readers know we love exploring these wines.

The cheap seats refer to the aisles of stacked wines, versus those in the wooden boxes. In the cheap seats you never know what you’re going to find.

2020 Chateau Picadis Bordeaux Superieur

More than anything, the wines in the cheap seats are inexpensive, so it’s a fun experiment that’s easy on the pocketbook. Often these are Spanish, Italian or in this case, French bottles.

Sometimes you find a real gem under $10 that gets shuffled in the mix. This one wasn’t that gem, although it wasn’t a terrible wine either.

Coming in at $6.99, expectations weren’t high, and we’d say they were moderately met. This is a decent Bordeaux bottle, simple and completely one dimensional so we’re blown away by Suckling going 92 points on this wine.

2020 Chateau Picadis Bordeaux Superieur

Nose is actually nice and promising, decent fruit once you get into it, and pretty quick in the finish. For an inexpensive everyday table wine, you could do worse.

In the end, probably not a wine we’ll go back to, but happy to have tasted. Rating: 85 points

Costco item number: 1797591

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA

Alc. 13.5%

Andrew McDonald

Saturday 17th of February 2024

Suckling does up score 2-4 points but he is a prolific taster. He goes to the small producers and brings us a lot of bargain everyday drinking wine to collectors looking for some value. Roger Voss with Wine Enthusiast also sources many bargain Bordeaux values too.

Louis D.

Saturday 10th of February 2024

Don’t waste your money on the Cht Picadis. I opened a bottle the other day and was quite disappointed with it.


Friday 9th of February 2024

Haha, came here for the comments. Glad to see I am not alone with the JS ratings. The last few years everything has gone up and now I feel as well you have to discount 2-3 points in many/most cases for JS. Watched his masterclass on the Masterclass course site and now I know why. ;-) It was entertaining and interesting, but also somewhat self discrediting, I thought.

But Bordeaux has so much overproduction and excellent quality with huge volume that you sometimes can get amazing wines for very reasonable money, compared to the small batch "we try to be boutique" and sell to you at a high margin Napa stuff. So, let's keep hunting for the great tasting discounted Bordeaux!


Sunday 4th of February 2024

Suckling sells his ratings.

Steve P

Saturday 3rd of February 2024

well, I was going to comment on Suckling, but seeing the comments below, he’s pretty well (and accurately) covered in those comments.