AMA Selection 2020
Hidden Dragon Selection


AMA Selection 2020-Hidden Dragon Selection - Alexandre MA

I believe those who have seen my vintage report on Bordeaux 2020 in bottle published last week have already gained a full understanding of the vintage. In order to make it easier for everyone to choose the wine they are looking for,I have also prepared a highly practical recommendation wine list for you, that is  “AMA Selection 2020.”


I have a few words to share about the “AMA Selection 2020”.


As a Chinese wine critic based in Bordeaux, I have always hoped to incorporate Eastern elements into the bloodline of wine, and interpret the unique stories of each wine from a Chinese perspective. In my opinion, creating a Top50 or Top100 wine list  is a good way, but I would like to take it a step further and help consumers quickly locate the wine they are looking for.


Therefore, after extensive consultation and research, we decided to divide the “AMA Selection” into three categories last year, so that each category can meet different consumer needs. It can not only provide purchase suggestions for collectors, but also help young wine lovers find high-cost-performance wines. In my eyes, the selected wines represent the highest standards in their respective fields and I believe they will provide you with the most convenient wine selection plan.


The three categories are:

Kunlun Selection

Hidden Dragon Selection

Hidden Jade Selection


<Hidden Dragon Selection>

Exceptional Grands Vins of the vintage that have not yet fully revealed their true potential in the Chinese market. Their compelling quality suggests they are destined to shine in the future and offer great investment value.

The Chinese dragon – “Long” is a legendary creature in Chinese culture that symbolizes power, honor, and dignity. Behold the sleeping dragon, with its mythical power, destined for great success upon awakening.


AMA Selection 2020-Hidden Dragon Selection - Alexandre MA

For the vintage of 2020 there are 10 wines selected from the Left Bank and Right Bank respectively.


Here, I am honored to announce the 20 exceptional wines shortlisted in the Hidden Dragon Selection in 2020.

They are: 



Left Bank

Château Léoville Poyferré 2020

Château Grand-Puy Lacoste 2020

Château Durfort-Vivens 2020

Château Brane-Cantenac 2020

Château Branaire-Ducru 2020

Château Malartic Lagravière 2020

Château Gruaud Larose 2020

Château Lagrange 2020

Château Giscours 2020

Château Phélan Ségur 2020


Right Bank

Château Pavie Macquin 2020

Château Beauregard 2020

Château Le Gay 2020

Château Nénin 2020

Château Canon La Gaffelière 2020

Château La Dominique 2020

Château Larcis Ducasse 2020

Clos Saint Martin 2020

Château de Ferrand 2020

Château Le Prieuré 2020

AMA Selection 2020-Hidden Dragon Selection - Alexandre MA