2019 Futures

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Newsletters Futures 2019

  • 4112
    Futures 2019 Saint-Émilion
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    With today 11 ha, the vineyard of Valandraud allows Mr. Thunevin to tighten his selections for the great wine and his second, Virginie de Valandraud (there is a 3rd, Clos Badon, and even a 4th wine!). Rich in colour, always delicious with an elegant tannic structure, Virginie de Valandraud makes those who think that second wines have no soul lie.

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    Revue du Vin de France : 90-91/100 « Ici, on retrouve le croquant classique du millésime sur une définition un peu mate du fruit. Le milieu de bouche se montre puissant, la finale intense et réjouissante. »
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    Quarin : 89/100 « Nez très aromatique, au fruité mûr. Bouche caressante de part en part, très fruitée au milieu, évoluant suave et charmante, avec une touche de truffe. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « The 2019 Virginie de Valandraud is fabulous. Inky, rich and dense to the core, the 2019 possesses tremendous creaminess and a feeling of intensity that builds with time in the glass. The 2019 finishes with a closing flourish of mineral- and floral-drenched overtones. It is such a captivating wine. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, superb structure and an almost Left Bank like density on the graphite-tinged finish. Excellent. »

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  • 4108
    Futures 2019 Saint-Émilion
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    An oenologist by training, Ms. Papon-Nouvel owns two tiny properties at the bottom of Saint-Émilion near Canon-La Gaffelière: Petit Gravet Aîné (2.4 ha) and Clos Saint-Julien (1.3 ha), where the vines are mainly old cabernets francs. From the vine to the cellar, she manages all the stages in the production of her wines on her own and, whatever the vintage, her talent as an instinctive winemaker gives wines of natural elegance and exemplary sweetness.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 94/100
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    Quarin : 90/100 « Sa texture est délicate dès l’entrée en bouche. Le vin se développe minutieux, très savoureux, avec de la présence, avant de s’achever long et parfumé. Beaucoup de cabernet franc infère ce comportement tout en délicatesse. Un superbe Outsider en agriculture biologique ! »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « Even with all of its intensity and pure power, the 2019 retains terrific aromatic brilliance. Then again, that is the magic of Cabernet Franc in this 2.4-hectare vineyard. Petit Gravet Aîné shows the ripeness of the year a bit more than its sibling Clos Saint-Julien, but it has an allure all of its own. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 85-87/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins. A bit disjointed compared to its peers with a dry and atypically austere finish that feels green around the edges. Perplexing. »

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  • 4114
    Futures 2019 Saint-Émilion
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    Bettane & Desseauve :  93-94/100
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    Quarin : 93/100 « Superbe nez éclatant de fruits noirs et frais, avec un fond crémeux et épicé. Bouche voluptueuse, où le corps ne cesse de fondre, gracieux, suave, velouté, sans une once de tannin dans la persistance. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The 2019 La Marzelle is such a gorgeous wine. Rich and unctuous in the glass, the 2019 is a heady, flamboyant wine, but it all works so well here. La Marzelle is not exactly complex, but it sure is delicious. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The 2019 La Marzelle is extremely pure on the nose with vivacious dark cherries, cassis, pressed iris flowers and incense, well defined with seamlessly integrated new oak. It is a well-crafted modern-style Saint-Émilion. »

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  • 4117
    Futures 2019 Saint-Émilion
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    From 2005, this prestigious terroir adjacent to Cheval-Blanc, L'Évangile and La Conseillante returns in great shape, under the supervision of M. Thunevin (Valandraud). His velvety and sensual style places him halfway between Saint-Émilion and Pomerol.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 95-96/100 « Attaque veloutée plaisante avec une finale énergique. Le cru a gagné en ressor et en expression pour afficher un vrai caractère, énergique et sans aucune lourdeur. »
    Revue du Vin de France : 94-95/100 « Un fruit puissant et ardent, ainsi qu’une touche de pivoine pour le nez qui a déjà pris les notes de bois. Le bouquet reste sur un fruit noir et la structure serrée devient plus crémeuse au fil de la dégustation. Ce millésime affirme le style et libère le potentiel du vignoble de La Dominique. »
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    Galloni (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « The 2019 La Dominique just shimmers with beauty. Bright, floral and vibrant, the 2019 is a total stunner. Freshly cut flowers, mint, cedar and red cherry jam open up in the glass, but it is the wine's purity that impresses most today. This is a fabulous showing. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « The palate is well defined with detailed black fruit laced with graphite, but the real difference vis-à-vis previous vintages is the weight on the mid-palate. There is no hole in the middle and the wine stretches out languorously on the finish. Is La Dominique beginning to realize its potential? This sample suggests that is the case. »

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  • 4203
    Futures 2019 Saint-Émilion
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    Jonathan Maltus, a British citizen, bought his first vines in the 1990s in Saint-Emilion, with the aim of creating a vineyard made up of plot selections in the image of the great Burgundian estates. His plots are worked and vinified separately, with a heritage of old vines managed at low yields (30 hl/ha) in order to draw the quintessence of each terroir. Remarkable vintages, little known in France but much sought after by English and American wine lovers.

    Le Carré, the second single-vineyard cuvée of Mr Maltus, comes from a 1.05 hectare (square) plot, bought in 2001 from Ch. Canon and located next to Clos Fourtet. The predominantly clay soil on a layer of limestone allows the Merlot (85%) to express all its richness and exuberance.

    Galloni (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « The 2019 Le Carré is a powerful, virile wine. Swaths of tannin enshroud a core of dark ruit, while smoke, tobacco, game, iron and black fruits give the 2019 a distinctly wild, feral quality that is impossible to miss. The 2019 finishes with real drive and tons of pure intensity. The Cabernet Franc is decidedly vivid. The 2019 will likely need a few years in bottle to be at its best, but it sure is impressive today. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The palate kicks up a gear with fine tannins and attractive cracked black pepper notes literally sprinkled over the black fruit and a long, satisfying aftertaste. Good potential here. »

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  • 4118
    Futures 2019 Saint-Émilion
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    Immediate neighbour of Pavia, Larcis-Ducasse was logically promoted to 1st Grand Cru Classé in 2012 due to its full south-facing hillside exposure and the brilliant work of the Thienpont-Derenoncourt tandem.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 95-96/100 « On aime son énergie et sa suavité. Dès l'attaque, le vin se montre tonique en son centre. [...] Grand charme. »
    Revue du Vin de France : 94-95/100 « La puissance solaire du cru se perçoit de prime abord. Une flamboyance qui n’est pas notable dans la structure plus sobre aux tanins presque mats. Ce milieu de bouche au spectre aromatique plus sévère se délie dans la finale où la violette reprend le dessus. »
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    Quarin : 93/100 « Nez très aromatique, sentant bon les fruits noirs. Délicat à l'attaque, aromatique au développement, le vin évolue sur un corps tendre, juteux, savoureux, très agréable, mais un peu moins puissant que de coutume. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « The 2019 Larcis Ducasse is a Saint-Émilion of energy and tension. On the palate, though, the 2019 is much more reticent. That is likely a very good thing for its long-term prospect. Larcis is one of the more introverted 2019s I tasted. It is also one of Bordeaux's most under the radar gems. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « Great depth, touches of ash and black pepper infusing the black fruit with unerring balance on the finish. This is an outstanding Saint-Émilion with 30-40 years of pleasure to give. »

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  • 4120
    Futures 2019 Saint-Émilion
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    An ultra-refined great wine, with a mineral tension that is out of the ordinary in Bordeaux, the fruit of the great terroir of the Côte Pavie, but also of the complicity of Mr Nicolas Thienpont and Mr Stéphane Derenoncourt, his oenologists since 1994.

    Rated 17/20 in 2015 by the Revue du Vin de France "superior length, contained ardour, a subtly spicy and smoky profile is beginning to take shape" and 17.5/20 in 2016 "a full-bodied, rich, very ripe wine but held together by an almost sharp acidity!".

    Bettane & Desseauve : 96/100 « Énergique et élégant, tannins suaves d'une intensité subtile. Plus dans l'étirement que dans l'enveloppement. C'est un cru de gastronomie, [...] d'une profondeur impressionnante. »
    Revue du Vin de France : 95-97/100 « L’intégrité du millésime est parfaite, c’est vraisemblablement l’une des plus belles réussites de 2019. Les calcaires du plateau ont livré ici une profonde minéralité sur un jus qui a le souffle d’un fruit rouge adossé à une finale où la floralité révèle la pureté du raisin. Les cabernets francs ont une agilité encore plus expressive que 2018. La garde est assurée. »
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    Quarin : 94/100 « Bouche tout en éclat fruité, au corps à la fois dense et à la fois aérien, qui séduit par sa finale framboisée et son gras fin. C'est très bon. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « The 2019 Pavie Macquin is succulent and racy, as it so often is. [...] A wine with soft curves and no hard edges, the 2019 is likely to give readers many years of drinking pleasure right out of the gate. The 2019 is pure sensuality in the glass. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « The palate has a satin-like texture, almost Vosne-Romanée-like, with extraordinarily pure blue and black fruit. Seamless! There is fine tension on the finish with impressive persistence. This is a seriously good Pavie-Macquin. »

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  • 4202
    Futures 2019 Saint-Émilion
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    Jonathan Maltus, a British citizen, bought his first vines in the 1990s in Saint-Emilion, with the aim of creating a vineyard made up of plot selections in the image of the great Burgundian estates. His plots are worked and vinified separately, with a heritage of old vines managed at low yields (30 hl/ha) in order to draw the quintessence of each terroir. Remarkable vintages, little known in France but much sought after by English and American wine lovers.

    Produced from 2003, Les Astéries comes from a plot of 1.2 ha on the plateau, from century-old vines (planted in 1920) bought from Ch. Fonroque, and takes its name from the astery-limestone that makes up its soil. Even if it is 80% Merlot, Les Astéries is a great fresh and long wine, with a marked acid support, almost sharp, expressing all the minerality of the famous "iron dross" present at less than 40 cm deep.

    Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The 2019 Les Astéries is another fabulous wine in this range from Jonathan Maltus. A rush of blackberry jam, spice, mocha, white chocolate and licorice builds in a Saint-Émilion endowed with tremendous textural resonance and intensity. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « The 2019 Les Astéries has a charming bouquet with small dark cherries, crushed violet and inky aromas, all neatly integrated with the new oak - lush but controlled and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, cohesive and poised with fine tension and complexity towards the finish. This might well turn out to be Jonathan Malthus' best release this vintage. »

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  • 4121
    Futures 2019 Saint-Émilion
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    Galloni (Vinous) : 86-88/100 « The 2019 Rocheyron is a soft, pleasant, easy-going wine. Inky dark cherry, plum, chocolate, licorice and spice all develop with a bit of air. It would be nice to see a bit more mid-palate and overall body. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity, so much freshness and tension bursting towards the finish that you want to immediately return for another sip. The best Rocheyron thus far. »

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  • 4123
    Futures 2019 Saint-Émilion
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    Bought out in 2017 by the reinsurer SCOR, a page is turned in Troplong-Mondot, a formidable terroir in Saint-Emilion. Up to and including 2016, these are the richest in extract and most generous wines of the appellation, made by Christine Valette and her husband, under the aegis of Michel Rolland.

    A radical break in style from the 2017 vintage: armed with the power of its terroir, the Château now aims, under the leadership of Aymeric de Gironde (former director of Cos d'Estournel), to produce more harmonious wines, combining elegant precision with their natural aromatic richness.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 96/100 « Mâche soyeuse subtile en attaque, avec un tannin qui prend de la densité et de la profondeur. La fraîcheur aromatique est intégrée et la finale crayeuse donne de la verticalité au vin. »
    Revue du Vin de France : 95-96/100 « Le profil est massif mais le fruit dynamique. La puissance rassemblée des calcaires sert l’équilibre de ce vin complexe et généreux, à l’extraction plus infusée. Une belle réussite. »
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    Quarin : 95/100 « Immédiatement délicat dès l’entrée en bouche, plus floral que jamais, minutieux dans son toucher et sans cesse parfumé, le vin s’étire en finale, savoureux et délicatement complexe dans son déroulé. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 96-98/100 « The 2019 Troplong Mondot is sensational. Rich, vibrant and explosive, the 2019 pulses with energy. Black cherry, violet plum, licorice, lavender and dark spice build in a statuesque Saint-Émilion endowed with tremendous energy and pure power. Troplong Mondot is not as obvious a wine as it was a few years ago, but its grandeur - and more importantly, the grandeur of this site - are evident. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « Its gentle personality belies the backbone of this Troplong, with touches of white pepper and tobacco toward the cerebral finish. It is a wonderful Saint-Émilion from Aymeric de Gironde and his team, more approachable than the 2018, to be frank, just a wine you are going to want to drink. »

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