2019 Futures

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Please see below "Futures campaign".

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The campaign "Futures 2019" will stop on 2021 July 31st, in the limit of the available stock.

Newsletters Futures 2019

The opinions of the tasters that we regularly share with you:
- Michel Bettane, bettanedesseauve.com
- Jacques Dupont, Le Point
- La Revue du Vin de France
have not been released to date because of Covid-19.

To date, the only ones to have put their notes for the 2019 vintage online are Jean-Marc Quarin (quarin.com), Neal Martin and Antonio Galloni (vinous.com).

As it was impossible to travel to Bordeaux, the latter two have only been able to taste the samples that were sent to them in the United States (with all the risks that this entails for the conservation of the wines, which are already usually "fragile" in Primeurs).

As a result, we have placed in this category those crus that we believe have produced the greatest and most exciting wines of the 2019 vintage.

You will see in this category the most prestigious estates, therefore the most expensive, but also several challengers that create surprise...
You'll see the most prestigious estates, and therefore the most expensive, but also several challengers that create surprise...

  • 3965
    Futures 2019 Pessac-Leognan white
    • Dry white
    529,00 € ex VAT
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    The white wine of Smith Haut Lafitte has built up a solid reputation over the last 10 years, even if it is not a grand cru classé (but Haut-Brion blanc and Pape-Clément blanc are not either). A happy marriage of wood and fruit, it always delivers a beautiful aromatic complexity, from lime blossom to citrus, and a lively, rich and fine structure. 2017 was rated 19/20 by the Revue du Vin de France "one of the most complete and accomplished wines ever tasted. The depth, complexity of flavor and length are truly impressive. It will go very far".

    Bettane & Desseauve : 95-96/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 94-95/100 « Flatteur grâce à une texture riche qui semble superposer les strates de fruit et de velours, ce vin où le sauvignon demeure très majoritaire évite toute exubérance aromatique variétale. Sa saveur garde au contraire une noble réserve, ponctuant une très belle longueur de touches subtiles de tilleul et de verveine. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 
    Quarin : 96/100 « Ultra minutieux à l'attaque, ultra fondant en milieu de bouche, très parfumé, avec un toucher cristallin, un corps élancé, le vin s'achève particulièrement long, complexe et magnifique. Bravo ! »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « Orchard fruit, mint, white flowers, lemon confit and white pepper confer briskness to a white that nicely balances the natural richness of the year with freshness that comes from picking on the early side. » 
    Martin (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « It is not the most complex white Smith Haut Lafitte that I have tasted, yet it is full of tension with subtle spicy notes of ginger and lemongrass that enliven the persistent finish. There is a brightness and sophistication to this wine that is very persuasive. Superb. »

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  • 3970
    Futures 2019 Sauternes
    • Sweet white
    244,00 € ex VAT
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    In the commune of Preignac, Suduiraut offers a wine that reflects its geographical position: halfway between Sauternes and Barsac. The latest vintages are dazzling in terms of contained power and aromatic distinction. Double coup for the 2016 and 2017 vintages in the Revue du Vin de France, respectively rated 19/20 "masterful" and 19.5/20 "remarkable".

    Bettane & Desseauve : 93-94/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 95-96/100 « Si le premier nez embaume l’abricot confit, il est rapidement suivi d’une touche variétale, voire végétale, sans que cela nuise à son équilibre. Une liqueur douce, très agréable, vient conforter un fruit d’une grande pureté. Un sauternes très soyeux qui, comme toujours, se construira en cours d’élevage »
    Dupont (Le Point) :
    Quarin : 94/100 « Ample à l’attaque, fondant au développement, tout à la fois aromatique et gras, mais sans lourdeur, avec de la noblesse dans le toucher, le vin s’étire longtemps en finale, complexe, long, tandis que des nuances rappellent la mandarine et l’orange. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « What I like most about Suduiraut is how it delivers superb flavor intensity and yet remains light on its feet. The 2019 is a gorgeous and totally compelling wine. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « A powerful and intense Sauternes in the making with layers of honey, ginger and quince. You could almost describe the texture as "gloopy"! This is a superb Suduiraut with long-term potential. »

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    Potential alcohol:
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  • 4074
    Futures 2019 Pauillac
    • Red
    2 850,00 € ex VAT
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    Appointed cellar master in 1994, Mr. Chevallier focused on developing Lafite-Rothschild wines without losing any of the characteristic bouquet of blackcurrant, graphite and cedar. This objective was quickly achieved in 1995, placing Lafite at the top of the 1st classified growths (this was already the case in 1855), and revered as such by the Chinese market. The incredible qualities of Lafite's terroir make it a unique vintage and give Cabernet Sauvignon (more than 90% present each year) its most beautiful aromatic expressions.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 96-97/100 « Le tannin est parfaitement extrait. Seul un boisé un peu rigoriste et asséchant l'empêche d'offrir pour le moment ce petit supllément qu'on aimerait pour ce cru. »
    Revue du Vin de France : 99-100/100 « Une essence de Lafite jaillit du verre dès le premier nez. Minéral, concentré, graphite, il déploie toute la panoplie. La bouche est à la fois ultra dense mais aussi étonnamment approchable. Classique parmi les classiques, il “pousse” en finale et déroule des flots de saveurs interminables. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 19/20 « Tanins serrés, une matière assez imposante, mais élégante. Beaucoup de finesse chez cet athlète. »
    Quarin : 96/100 « La bouche se présente tout en douceur tactile, soutenue par un gras fin de part en part. L'éclat fruité domine la finale dans une belle longueur sans angle tannique. C'est un délice de minutie sans être très opulent. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 96-98/100 « The 2019 Lafite-Rothschild is sensual, alluring and simply breathtaking in its beauty. A vivid, towering Lafite, the 2019 simply has it all. Even with all of its intensity, the 2019 possesses striking minerality and tension that give the wine its sense of drive and precision. it is a stunning wine by any measure. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 96-98/100 « Alcohol here is some half a degree lower than many of its peers at around 13.4%. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, rounded tannins that lend this Lafite its creamy femme fatale texture and disguise its backbone. More powerful than expected, this builds in the mouth towards an atypically corpulent, dense finish that seems to "flow" across the senses. »

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    Potential alcohol:
    13.4%
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  • 4123
    Futures 2019 Saint-Émilion
    • Red
    420,00 € ex VAT
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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. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 
    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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    Potential alcohol:
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  • 4133
    Futures 2019 Saint-Émilion
    • Red
    1 080,00 € ex VAT
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    The wines of Figeac display unparalleled naturalness, freshness and distinction. Without losing any of its finesse and balance, Figeac is currently working hard to reach the highest level of Angelus and Pavia in the future classification (2022?).

    Its 2017 has been rated 20/20 by the Revue du Vin de France "The immense success of the en primeur interview is confirmed without a shadow of a doubt. The duel with Cheval-Blanc [also 20/20] continues...".

    Bettane & Desseauve : 99/100 « Un corps satiné, fuselé et une profondeur parmi les plus accomplies du millésime. La finale saline est grandissime. C'est pur, long, séveux, cristalin, d'une fraîcheur intense et d'une longueur ultra racée. »
    Revue du Vin de France : 98-99/100 « Excellent millésime pour ce terroir de graves profondes et d’argiles bleues influencé par le climat, sous influence de la Dordogne, à la limite de Pomerol. L’équilibre parfait du nez sur le fruit précis, frais du merlot est d’une grande finesse, ponctué des épices du cabernet-sauvignon sur une finale où les cabernets francs livrent leur fraîcheur. Toute l’harmonie de la trilogie de raisins saint-émilionnaise concourt à l’excellence de la construction aux tanins graphites, signature de Figeac. » 
    Dupont (Le Point) : 18-18.5/20 « Épices, cassis, complexe, frais, élégant, très fin, long, vif, droit, finale relevée. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 97-99/100 « A stunning vivid wine, the 2019 Figeac may very well turn out to be one of the wines of the vintage, when all is said and done. Cabernet Franc is 36%, a bit higher than the norm, which has been closer to 30%. The 100% new oak is barely perceptible. Rich and dramatic in the glass, the 2019 soars with magnificent intensity. Graphite, cured meats, smoke, licorice, menthol and spice develop with aeration, but the 2019 is dense and very primary today. It is a truly grand Grand Vin in the making. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 97-99/100 « It is quintessential Figeac on the nose, that is to say that the enticing mélange of Merlot and Cabernet together creates more than a sum of their parts. It is exquisitely defined. The palate is medium-bodied. First impressions are of a Figeac that leans more to the Cabernet/Left Bank side of its personality, quite structured with black fruit dominating, saline and marine-influenced. A deeply impressive, intellectual Figeac this years, amongst the canon of greats that stretch back to the 1940s. »

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  • 4145
    Futures 2019 Chevlaier-Montrachet Grand cru
    • Dry white
    1 684,00 € ex VAT
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    In 2004, Jean-Michel Chartron gave a new impetus to his estate, with the chance to have an extraordinary land heritage (the Clos des Chevaliers is the best part of the Chevalier-Montrachet, itself considered the best grand cru in Puligny after Montrachet). Mineral, nervous, powerful and long, its wines are among the greatest in Puligny. Rated two stars in the Revue du Vin de France guide.

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    Jean-Michel Chartron was doubly elected "Winegrower of the Year": in the magazine "Bourgogne Aujourd'hui" in March 2018 and in the Hachette guide in September 2018.

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  • 4172
    Futures 2019 Côte-rôtie
    • Red
    285,00 € ex VAT
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    In 1994, Michel Tardieu began selecting and maturing wines from very old vines and from the best terroirs, following the precepts of his friend Dominique Laurent. While Laurent is known for the concentration of his Burgundy wines, Tardieu has, due to the innate power of Rhone Valley wines, sought to favor elegance and aromatic complexity in his selections. In addition, the luxurious maturation in high quality barrels is a perfect match for the wines of this region.

    Promoted two stars in the 2020 guide Revue du Vin de France.

    A new cuvée created in 2017, a Côte-Rôtie from the heart of the hillside on the major terroirs of the Côte Brune. Phenomenal concentration, energetic tannin, a compact but refined wine, to wait at least 10 years before considering tasting.

    Terroirs : Landonne, Lancement, Chavaroche, Les Rochains
    Varieties (age of vines) : 100% syrah (more than 60 years)
    Alcohol content : 13,5°
    Vinification : 100% not destemmed grapes
    Ageing : 12 months in new and one old barrels, and 12 months in wooden tank
    Bottling : no fining and no filtration

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  • 4173
    Futures 2019 Hermitage rouge
    • Red
    285,00 € ex VAT
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    In 1994, Michel Tardieu began selecting and maturing wines from very old vines and from the best terroirs, following the precepts of his friend Dominique Laurent. While Laurent is known for the concentration of his Burgundy wines, Tardieu has, due to the innate power of Rhone Valley wines, sought to favor elegance and aromatic complexity in his selections. In addition, the luxurious maturation in high quality barrels is a perfect match for the wines of this region.

    Promoted two stars in the 2020 guide Revue du Vin de France.

    More roundness and flesh than Côte-Rôtie, with a texture of fatty and melting tannins, the solar side of the Hermitage hillside is perfectly highlighted here.

    Terroirs : beginning of Le Méal, Pierrelles, Diognières, Les Bessards, La Croix
    Varieties (age of vines) : 100% syrah (60 years)
    Alcohol content : 14°
    Vinification : 1/3 not destemmed grapes
    Ageing : 12 months in new and one old barrels, and 12 months in wooden tank
    Bottling : no fining and no filtration

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  • 4179
    Futures 2019 Châteauneuf-du-pape rouge
    • Red
    192,00 € ex VAT
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    In 1994, Michel Tardieu began selecting and maturing wines from very old vines and from the best terroirs, following the precepts of his friend Dominique Laurent. While Laurent is known for the concentration of his Burgundy wines, Tardieu has, due to the innate power of Rhone Valley wines, sought to favor elegance and aromatic complexity in his selections. In addition, the luxurious maturation in high quality barrels is a perfect match for the wines of this region.

    Promoted two stars in the 2020 guide Revue du Vin de France.

    In addition to his classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Michel Tardieu produces a cuvée Vieilles Vignes, a blend of grenache (80%, 80 to over 100 years), mourvèdre (10%, 60 to 80 years) and syrah (10%, 50 years), more tense and spicier (pepper, clove, laurel), an interminable finish, a wine of great style and long ageing potential.

    Terroirs : La Crau, Les Gardioles, La Janasse, Coste Froide, Bois Dauphin
    Varieties (age of vines) : 80% grenache (80 to more than 100 years), 10% syrah (50 years), 10% mourvèdre (60 to 80 years)
    Alcohol content : 14,5°
    Vinification : 1/2 not destemmed grapes
    Ageing : 12 months in one old barrels, and 12 months in wooden tank
    Bottling : no fining and no filtration

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  • 4178
    Futures 2019 Châteauneuf-du-pape rouge
    • Red
    207,00 € ex VAT
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    In 1994, Michel Tardieu began selecting and maturing wines from very old vines and from the best terroirs, following the precepts of his friend Dominique Laurent. While Laurent is known for the concentration of his Burgundy wines, Tardieu has, due to the innate power of Rhone Valley wines, sought to favor elegance and aromatic complexity in his selections. In addition, the luxurious maturation in high quality barrels is a perfect match for the wines of this region.

    Promoted two stars in the 2020 guide Revue du Vin de France.

    In addition to his classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Mr. Tardieu produces an original cuvée, the Cuvée Spéciale, 100% century-old Grenache, which is incredibly rich and voluptuous. A superlative wine aged in barrels in barrels of at least one wine (no new barrels to best express the sweetness of old grenaches).

    Terroirs : at the base of La Crau on sandy soils
    Varieties (age of vines) : 99% grenache (more than 100 years), 1% others
    Alcohol content : 14,5°
    Vinification : 100% not destemmed grapes
    Ageing : 12 months in two or three old barrels, and 12 months in wooden tank
    Bottling : no fining and no filtration

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