2020 Futures

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The campaign "Futures 2020" will stop on 2022 July 31st, in the limit of the available stock.

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  • 4571
    Futures 2020 Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion
    • Red
    • Certified organic wine
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    A 4 ha plot selection from Château Rigaud, La Mauriane is not yet another luxurious cuvée on the right bank but a wine built on fine grain tannins where the brilliance and precision of the fruit prevail.

    Quarin : 91/100 « Couleur sombre, vive et intense. Nez très aromatique, au fruité mûr, crémeux et truffé. Moelleux à l’attaque et plutôt ample pour le millésime, le vin se développe juteux, savoureux, agréable, avec du fond entre le milieu et la finale. Belle longueur sans angle. Bravo pour avoir maintenu cette qualité cette année. »

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  • 4572
    Futures 2020 Fronsac
    • Red
    • Certified organic wine
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    Certified organic since 2015 and with a vineyard entirely biodynamic, Château de La Dauphine wishes, beyond its 350 years of history, to set an example of modern viticulture that is concerned about environmental issues.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 93/100 « Fruité floral épanoui, tannin ambitieux, beau volume soyeux [...] Encore une grande réussite et une priorité pour l’amateur. »
    Quarin : 90/100 « Couleur sombre, intense et pourpre. Nez intense, pur, subtil, au fruité mûr. Pulpeux en entrée de bouche, savoureux au milieu, très agréable, le vin fond au palais avec du goût et une texture veloutée et sèveuse à la fois. C’est très bon. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « The 2020 La Dauphine is gorgeous. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, cloves, menthol and licorice build as this Fronsac opens with a bit of air. The 2020 is wonderfully fleshy and inviting, with all the elements in the right place. There is so much to look forward to. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy black fruit, traces of soot and ash in the background and lovely delineation on the finish, but it’s a little sinewy, so it will require 3–5 years in bottle. Very fine. »

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  • 4569
    Futures 2020 Lalande de Pomerol
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    80% Merlot, La Chenade is the almost second wine of the Cruzelles. Designed and conceived by Mr. Durantou (Église-Clinet), this is one of the best quality/price ratios on the entire right bank. In confidence!

    Bettane & Desseauve : 91-92/100
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    Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The 2020 La Chenade is clean and precise on the nose, offering a mixture of red and black fruit, plus hints of licorice and light minty scents loitering in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, veering more toward black fruit. An underlying salinity then encourages the saliva to flow on the finish. This is a beautiful Lalande de Pomerol – elegance personified. »

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  • 4574
    Futures 2020 Fronsac
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    In the same family since 1609 (!), Moulin Haut-Laroque offers a disciplined Fronsac: ripe and rich without excess, softened by the sweetness of its Merlot (65%) and by a judicious breeding. A sure value of the appellation.

    Remarkable success in 2015 and 2016.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 89-90/100  
    Quarin : 91/100 « Nez intense, au fruité mûr, truffé et épicé. Bouche pulpeuse à souhait, sur un corps à la fois élancé et velouté, qui garde longtemps son très beau toucher. Il s’achève long, sèveux, sur un grain fin et même parfumé. Un vrai caractère. C’est très bon. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « The 2020 Moulin Haut-Laroque is so promising. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, spice, new leather, licorice and mocha all meld together in this unctuous, undeniably sexy Fronsac. In a decidedly flamboyant style, with all the elements harmoniously balanced. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 83-85/100 « The 2020 Moulin Haut-Laroque comes across a little stewed on the nose. The palate is very ripe with chewy tannins and feels a tad cloying on the finish at the moment. »

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  • 4575
    Futures 2020 Fronsac
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    Beautiful vineyard of 10 ha (90% Merlot) in Fronsac, where the owner, Mrs. Rullier, invests herself without counting. We find his energy in Dalem, with wines, full and assertive but also endowed with a real elegance.

    Bettane & Desseauve :  92-93/100 « Le vin gagne en définition et en expression de style avec toujours cette élégance soyeuse portée par un tannin profond et raffiné. »
    Quarin : 90/100 « Nez moyennement intense, au fruité mûr. Caressant à l’attaque, nuancé en milieu de bouche, avec une construction allongée, le vin se développe agréable, savoureux, vers une bonne longueur sans angle tannique. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « The 2020 Dalem is a very pretty wine, a bit brighter and more aromatically intense than usual, and offering more red/purplish fruit and blood orange. One of the most refined, nuanced Dalems I can remember tasting. All the elements are impeccably balanced. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The 2020 Dalem has a well-defined bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, cedar and light undergrowth scents, all very focused and beautifully delineated. There is an effervescent quality about this nascent Fronsac that I love. A super Dalem that will age with style. »

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  • 4573
    Futures 2020 Côtes de Castillon
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    In 2008, Denis Durantou acquired this Château for which he fell in love at first sight. A splendid 12 hectare clay-limestone vineyard on the first line of the Dordogne hillside, Montlandrie is in Castillon (which it directly overlooks) the equivalent of Ausone in Saint-Émilion.

    As in his other properties (L'Église-Clinet, Les Cruzelles, La Chenade...), Denis Durantou used all his know-how and perfectionism to produce a fresh and floral wine, with a crisp and juicy fruitiness. Few Bordeaux wines are as deserving of the term "vibrant wine" as Montlandrie.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 93-94/100 « On aime ce 2020 pour son volume parfait, remarquable d’intensité et de volupté. Grand raffinement de texture, puissance domptée, soyeux de tannin remarquable »
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    Martin (Vinous) : 88-90/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, sweet and sensual, although I find less complexity on the finish compared directly with its siblings, La Chenade and Les Cruzelles. Still, this will give several years of drinking pleasure. »



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  • 4957
    Futures 2020 Fronsac
    • Red
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    Under the leadership of M. Thunevin (Valandraud), La Vieille Cure presents a more greedy and less square profile than before and reveals itself as one of Fronsac's major properties.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 90-91/100 « Comme souvent à ce stade, le vin se montre un peu serré. C’est pourtant une belle promesse tant on distingue nettement sa belle intensité et sa finale marquée par les 30 % de cabernet franc. »
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    Martin (Vinous) : 87-89/100 « The 2020 La Vieille Cure offers plenty of black fruit intermingling with dark chocolate and leathery notes on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy black fruit, mint and a touch of menthol toward the high-toned finish that will need to calm down during élevage. »

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  • 4577
    Futures 2020 Fronsac
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    Selection of the best parcels of Château de Carles (10 ha out of the 20 ha of the estate), certainly the finest and most ambitious wine of Fronsac, making since 2000 equal game with the best classified growths of the slopes of Saint-Émilion.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 92-93/100
    Galloni (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « The 2020 Haut-Carles is wonderfully fleshy and succulent right out of the gate. Black cherry, mocha, chocolate and spice give this open-knit, racy Fronsac tons of appeal. Dense and creamy, the Haut-Carles has a lot going on. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 88-90/100 « The 2020 Haut-Carles has a voluminous and expressive nose, a mixture of red and black fruit mingling with loamy notes and undergrowth. The palate is sweet and fleshy, and slightly honeyed in texture, leading to a plush and heady conclusion. The fruit is attractive and there is a pleasant note of dark chocolate toward the finish »

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  • 4579
    Futures 2020 Lalande de Pomerol
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    Applying the same principles of cultivation and vinification as in Angelus, Hubert de Boüard brought his Château de Lalande de Pomerol to the top of his appellation. Rich and luxuriously aged wines, of incredible charm, with each vintage praised by critics.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 92-93/100
    Quarin : 90/100 « Nez intense, fin, au fruité pur et mûr. Bouche moelleuse, savoureuse, tendre au milieu, puis très fruitée qui finit parfumée sur des tannins fins. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The 2020 La Fleur de Boüard is racy, plush and super-expressive right out of the gate. Inky red cherry/plum fruit, spice, new leather, licorice and rose petal fill out the layers. Silky tannins and pliant fruit add to the wine’s considerable immediacy and overall appeal, while bright floral accents lift the finish. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The 2020 La Fleur de Boüard has a gorgeous bouquet of vibrant red cherries, blueberry and violet scents, very well defined and assimilated with the new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins and a fine bead of acidity. Harmonious and silky-smooth, displaying a touch of white pepper toward the finish. Excellent. »

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  • 4580
    Futures 2020 Côtes de Castillon
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    Mr Derenoncourt, Bordeaux's most sought-after consultant, is also a producer. Obviously, he (with his wife) applies in his vineyards the methods that have made his success: respect for the terroir and biotope, subtle vinification and maturation, wines of great aromatic precision.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 93-94/100 « Une matière enveloppante, soyeuse et profonde qui grâce à l’élevage et au temps va gagner en complexité et révéler toute sa dimension et sa finesse. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The 2020 Domaine de L'A is incredibly reticent today. Given how well it ages, that should not be a huge concern. Dark-fleshed fruit, graphite and spice gradually open with a bit of coaxing, all framed by bright saline notes that build into the persistent finish. I imagine the 2020 is going to need a number of years to shine. It is a hugely promising wine, even in the very early going. »

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  • 4578
    Futures 2020 Lalande de Pomerol
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    Mr. Durantou (owner of Église-Clinet who died in 2020) produced only 1500 cases per year of his remarkable Lalande de Pomerol Les Cruzelles. This was far superior to the neighbouring Pomerol of the same price.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 93-94/100
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    Martin (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « The 2020 Les Cruzelles offers plenty of brambly red fruit on the nose, where touches of undergrowth, menthol and cassis unfold with time. [...] Displaying wonderful focus and energy from start to finish, this is a classy Lalande de Pomerol that should give 12–15 years of drinking pleasure. Superb. »

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  • 4581
    Futures 2020 Côtes de Castillon
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    With 12 hectares cultivated in biodynamic farming, certified since the 2007 vintage, Clos Puy-Arnaud is one of the great Côtes de Castillon wines that have nothing to envy to neighbouring Saint-Émilion.

    "Grand Vin", the uncompromising cuvée that has made the estate's reputation, authentic, straight and deep, classic, spicy and cut out for keeping.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 92-93/100
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    Quarin : 87/100 « Couleur sombre et intense. Nez aromatique, au fruité très frais, sentant le jus de raisin. Bouche au corps tendre [...] »
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  • 4582
    Futures 2020 Côtes de Castillon
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    Started in 2003, the adventure of Clos Louie is a textbook case: doll's vineyard (2.3 ha) on a beautiful clay-limestone terroir of Castillon, very old vines (150 years old!) mostly Merlot and red tail malbec, careful biodynamic cultivation, double manual sorting during the harvest, little interventionist vinification, gentle maturing in 500-litre demi-muids. A true artist's wine, absent from the guides but that informed amateurs know well.

    Quarin : 91/100 « Nez intense, fin, pur, au fruité mûr. Minutieux en entrée de bouche, savoureux au milieu, juteux, le vin est construit élancé, mais charnu. Très belle finale savoureuse et longue, à la tannicité enrobée. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 91-93+/100 « The 2020 Clos Louie is gorgeous. Rich and explosive, the 2020 possesses terrific energy that distinguishes it. Inky black fruit, graphite, gravel, dried herbs, blood orange and lavender are all finely knit. The 2020 deftly marries fruit intensity with vibrancy and energy. It is a wine of tremendous appeal. Bright floral and spice accents perk up the finish. Clos Louie isn't a big wine, but it sure is impressive. »


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  • 4583
    Futures 2020 Graves red
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    Dubourdieu property. Unanimously considered as the best and most distinguished of the red Graves, with a grand cru classé grape variety: 2/3 Cabernet Sauvignon and 1/3 Merlot.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 92/100
    Quarin : 89/100 « Nez intense, au fruité mûr. Touche subtile de violette. Moelleux à l’attaque, savoureux en milieu de bouche, le vin caresse le palais et prend de l’expression entre le milieu et la finale. Bonne longueur savoureuse, à la tannicité enveloppée. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 89-91/100 « The 2020 Clos Floridène is a powerful, driving wine. Bright and punchy in the glass, the 2020 has plenty of energy, all propped up by a spine of tannin that lends energy. Floral and savory accents add perfume over time. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 87-89/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with grippy, slightly rustic tannins and a very slight greenness, but that merely lends freshness on the finish. »

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  • 4584
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
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    Property awakened in 2011 by the arrival of son Paul Garcin, ex rock musician of the Bordeaux scene. Instant passage to organic farming, artist wines, intuitive, immediately sapid, tasty and with a strong note of pleasure, white as well as red.

    Revue du Vin de France : 91-93/100 « La matière soyeuse, sapide offre une intensité modérée mais affiche un très joli relief, une texture fine, alerte. Une fraîcheur très supérieure à la moyenne anime la finale. Dans le verre, l’échantillon s’épanouit comme un bouton floral. »
    Quarin : 85/100 « Couleur sombre et intense. Nez aromatique, au fruité très mûr. En bouche si je me félicite du gras de ce vin, la saveur reste modeste. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 86-89/100 « The 2020 Haut-Bergey is a potent, brooding wine. Huge tannins wrap around a core of dark red/purplish fruit. It will be interesting to see if the 2020 softens. »


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  • 4951
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
    • Red
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    Couhins' clear progress, seen in white wine since 2009, is now being felt in red wine. Here, it is not power that is sought but balance, aromatic delicacy and palatability.

    Dupont (Le Point) : 17/20 Coup de coeur ♥ « Nez expressif, délicat, fruits noirs, sureau, élevage élégant, de la fraîcheur, note fumée, bien tramée, complet, mais joli vin prometteur. »


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  • 4585
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
    • Red
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    In both large and small years, Latour-Martillac produces each time a remarkably distinctive and balanced wine, the sure value of the appellation. The same regularity being displayed in its prices, Latour-Martillac has become a priority choice in Pessac-Léognan, in red as in white!

    Bettane & Desseauve : 91-92/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 91-93/100 « Fraîcheur, tension et allonge : un profil sobre et articulé, mais aussi peut-être un léger manque de chair en milieu de bouche qui confère une certaine rigidité à la dégustation. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 17-17,5/20 et Coup de coeur ♥ « Notes épicées, tanins serrés, racé, juteux, très bon fond de vin, harmonieux, bien vif, note saline. »
    Quarin : 90/100 « Nez très aromatique, fin, fruité, pur, mûr et suave. Velouté à l’attaque, juteux en milieu de bouche, le vin profite d’un toucher gras tout le long de la dégustation. Il s’achève sur des appuis tanniques plus minutieux que jamais. Bonne longueur savoureuse. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « The 2020 Latour-Martillac is a potent, brooding wine. Graphite, crushed rocks, game, scorched earth, menthol, lavender and chocolate are all kicked up in this searingly intense Pessac-Léognan. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, well-integrated oak and impressive depth. This is a very assured and confident Latour-Martillac that continues their strong run of form. Perhaps one of the dark horses of the appellation in 2020, this should be on your primeur shopping list. »

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  • 4587
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
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    The second wine of Haut-Bailly, renamed in 2018 (ex La Parde de Haut-Bailly). In the same style as its big brother, all in restraint and finesse, and more and more charming by an increased proportion of Merlot since 2010.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 92-93/100
    Quarin : 92/100 « Couleur sombre, intense, pourpre et belle. Nez intense, fin, fruité, subtil, très parfumé, avec une nuance de fruits noirs. Moelleux à l’attaque, juteux en milieu de bouche, plein, savoureux, avec un corps fondant, le vin s’étire en finale, délicat et parfumé dans sa densité. Que de velours ! Jamais ce vin n’a aussi bien porté son nom tant il est le modèle juste en dessous du premier. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The 2020 Haut-Bailly II is superb. The tannins and overall structure are suggestive of an important Pessac-Léognan that is going to need time to come around. Dark blue/purplish fruit, lavender and menthol are front and center. A wine of savory energy and intensity, Haut-Bailly II sizzles with energy. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit that gently grips. Very marine in style, shucked oyster shells infusing the sappy finish, which leaves an impressively long aftertaste considering this is the Deuxième Vin. Excellent. »

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  • 4588
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
    • Red
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    More famous in the 90s for its whites, Carbonnieux has for the last ten years clearly raised the level of its red wine in power, matter and velvety texture, joining the best vintages of Leognan. With its unquestionable value for money, Carbonnieux never disappoints: tasted in February 2020 at its peak, the 2010 vintage was rated 17/20 "an intense and tasty finish" by the Revue du Vin de France, which also gave a "coup de coeur" to its 2015 vintage rated 16.5/20.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 93/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 91-92/100 « Ce vin de belle intensité partage avec le blanc du château une originale tonalité anisée. Bien en place, la matière offre une mâche franche, sans lourdeur, dominée par le cabernet-sauvignon (60 %) qui soutient un développement expressif et équilibré. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 16/20 « Fruité pur, cerise noire, matière riche [...] tanins vifs, salivants »
    Quarin : 87/100 « Couleur sombre, intense et pourpre. Nez moyennement aromatique, fruité et suave. Bouche agréable, au corps un peu coulant, mais avec un joli arôme en finale. Tannin fin. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The 2020 Carbonnieux is dark and juicy to the core. Inky red cherry, cedar, leather, tobacco, smoke and mocha are all kicked up in this deep, flavorful Pessac-Léognan. Bright acids and a firm spine of tannin lend energy while giving the wine its sense of proportion. This is such a gorgeous wine. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, fine acidity, crisp blackberry and wild strawberry fruit and a slightly chalky finish. It is traditional in style, but that is not necessarily a bad thing, and I find there is more persistence on the finish compared to the recently tasted 2018 in bottle. This is a return to form. »

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  • 4589
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
    • Red
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    Roundness, suppleness and depth of flesh are the hallmarks of the consensual red wines produced in Larrivet Haut-Brion, advised by Mr. Rolland until 2014 and then by Mr. Derenoncourt. No link between Larrivet (in Léognan) and Haut-Brion (in Pessac).

    Bettane & Desseauve : 89-90/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 90-91/100 « Toujours très exubérant, avec des notes réglissées originales, ce cru offre une fois de plus un profil aromatique très à part. La structure ne force pas, privilégiant la sucrosité des tanins, le plaisir et l’expressivité. »
    Quarin : 89/100 « Touche crémeuse. Caressant à l’attaque, juteux en milieu de bouche, tendre tout le long de son parcours, le vin caresse le palais et s’achève agréable, sur une longueur normale et sans angle. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 91-94/100 « The 2020 Larrivet Haut-Brion is shaping up to be a real gem. Bright floral and savory notes perk up a core of red/purplish fruit. Medium in body and wonderfully nuanced, the 2020 bristles with energy. It is a restrained wine for the year, with all the elements very nicely balanced. Impressive and promising. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 89-91/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with a minty opening, supple and most pastille-like, revealing veins of blood orange toward the finish. Good length, but I am seeking more complexity. »

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  • 4590
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
    • Red
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    Bought in 1988 and then renovated from top to bottom, Malartic-Lagravière is back to the fine, straight and distinguished style that made it successful in the 1950s and 1960s.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 94/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 92-93/100 « De grande ampleur, le fruit est parfaitement préservé dans son éclat, avec de très belles touches florales. La chair est intense, pulpeuse, sans mollesse, le toucher de bouche admirablement satiné. Le deuxième millésime conseillé par Éric Boissenot est bien dans la lignée du 2019, il s’exprime peut-être un peu plus en largeur que son prédécesseur. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 17,5-18/20 « Mûre, burlat, fruité frais, bouche très délicate, tanins fins, du moelleux, texture onctueuse, complet. »
    Quarin : 92/100 « Nez intense, au fruité mûr et crémeux. Délicatement pulpeux en entrée de bouche, très savoureux au milieu, avec un toucher raffiné, le vin caresse le palais et s’achève sur une finale à la tannicité sans angle. De la tenue et du charme. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « The 2020 Malartic Lagravière is a powerful, tightly wound wine. There is perhaps a bit less opulence than in years past, but that just gives the wine an extra kick of energy and vibrancy that is quite attractive. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « Very focused and precise, this is an aromatically sophisticated Pessac-Léognan. The palate is medium-bodied with graphite-tinged black fruit, hints of wild mint coming through, and lively and tensile toward the finish. This is one of the best vintages of Malartic Lagravière that I have encountered out of bottle. Ignore at your peril. »



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  • 4591
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
    • Red
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    Mr. Derenoncourt's arrival as a consultant in 2006 has given the Domaine de Chevalier an extra touch of charm and softness, while preserving its distinguished finesse.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 96/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 92-93/100 « Chevalier se distingue cette année par son acidité vive, qui confère beaucoup de fraîcheur et de tension à une matière décidée, svelte, presque mince. La saveur racée évoquant le piment rouge et le bois frais est bien marquée par le cabernet-sauvignon qui compose 65 % de l’assemblage. C’est un vin qui ne peut que grandir. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 18/20 « Fruits rouges, baies sauvages, nez délicat, frais, tanins fins, veloutés, vin profond, bien bâti, élégant, tout en longueur »
    Quarin : 94/100 « Nez très aromatique, au fruité mûr et suave, avec un fond de cuir mouillé et de crème. Moelleux à l’attaque, juteux en milieu de bouche, très caressant, le vin prend de l’ampleur avec douceur entre le milieu et la finale. Il s’achève savoureux et long, délicatement tramé, sans angle tannique. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « Rich, heady and super-concentrated, the 2020 is so impressive, right out of the gate. Crushed rocks, rose petal, cedar, pomegranate and mint all build as the 2020 shows off its vibrant, layered personality. Domaine de Chevalier remains one of the most under the radar wines in all of Bordeaux. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « The bouquet is very clean, precise and focused, not dissimilar to the impressive Malartic Lagravière that I tasted alongside, touches of wet granite and truffle emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins. This Domaine de Chevalier has a deeply impressive structure counterbalanced by equally impressive freshness and elegance, fanning out wonderfully on the finish, which is very persistent. »

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  • 4592
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
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    Second red wine of La Mission Haut-Brion, created in 1991, and greatly improved since 2006 by the addition of the entire vineyard of La Tour Haut-Brion.

    Quarin : 88/100 « Au départ, muet et un peu rétif en bouche, son nez est devenu plus intense, plus parfumé et son comportement en bouche moins austère. En finale, ce vin prend le parfum du lieu et devient finalement plus dynamique, en perdant de l’austérité. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The 2020 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion is rich, dense and so inviting, right from the very first taste. Ripe red purplish/berry fruit, rose petal, spice and gravel all meld together in the glass, but what impresses most about La Chappelle is its exceptional balance. Aromatics, fruit and structure are all so well-balanced. The 2020 is an especially fine La Chappelle. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 88-90/100 « The 2020 La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion has a perfumed, floral bouquet of iris and pitted black olive scents infusing copious black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a little more backbone than the Le Clarence Haut-Brion, plus it is a little drier on the finish. »

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  • 4593
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
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    Since 1985, Pape Clément has magnificently combined the bouquet and natural finesse of the Graves with the power of its terroir (comparable to that of the greatest Pauillac wines). It is undoubtedly one of the super seconds on the left bank.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 94/100
    Quarin : 94/100 « Couleur sombre, intense, pourpre et belle. Nez très aromatique, au fruité mûr, frais et fumé. Minutieux en entrée de bouche, savoureux au milieu, avec un beau toucher caressant, le vin glisse sur le palais et vient s’achever sèveux, long, juteux et noble dans son grain et ses arômes. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « The 2020 Pape Clément is so impressive. Red cherry, plum, cedar, mint, tobacco, blood orange and rose petal all build as the 2020 opens in the glass. Vibrant and beautifully delineated, the 2020 has a ton to offer. The 2020 exudes purity, energy and breathtaking balance. It is one of the finest recent vintages I can remember tasting. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « The 2020 Pape Clément has a very precise bouquet of pure blackberry, cedar, mint and violet aromas, quite discreet but paradoxically intense; these aromas are very seductive. Seamless in texture, this is a sophisticated Pape Clément in the making, an outstanding wine that should age brilliantly in bottle. »

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  • 4594
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
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    Practically abandoned in 1993 when Mr. and Mrs. Cathiard bought it, Smith Haut Lafitte is today one of the 10 greatest vintages of the Bordeaux left bank.

    Tasted in February 2020 by the Revue du Vin de France, the 2010 vintage obtained 19/20 "it stands out as a major success, a wine all in intensity but especially in balance".

    Bettane & Desseauve : 96/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 94-95/100 « L’expression est profonde, réservée. Elle débute par une vague de crème de cassis ample, large, chaleureuse, mais bascule dans un registre beaucoup plus frais dès le milieu de bouche. L’allonge se fait sur la progression de tanins serrés, évoquant petites baies et peaux épaisses, cassis toujours, mais aussi myrtille et prunelle. Doté pour une belle et longue évolution, cet échantillon tient à la fois du 2018 (vigueur et densité) et du 2019 (proximité du fruit). »
    Quarin : 95/100 « Couleur sombre, intense, pourpre et noire. Nez très aromatique, fin, fruité, pur, mûr, crémeux et très frais à la fois. Nuances d’encre, de bois précieux et d’épices. Très délicat en entrée de bouche, minutieux au milieu, avec de la nuance dans le goût, le vin évolue long, parfumé, tendre et sèveux. C’est très bon. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « The 2020 Smith Haut Lafitte is a thrilling wine of grandeur and spellbinding beauty. The aromatics literally soar out of the glass, perhaps driven by a touch more Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. A vertical, explosive wine, the 2020 possesses tremendous energy. It is a rapturous wine that will delight readers for years to come.[...] what I admire most is a total sense of harmony. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « Disarmingly pure, its silky texture is very appealing, likewise the veering toward more red berry fruit lacked with white pepper toward the finish. This may well surpass the previous two vintages. An outstanding effort from winemaker Fabien Teitgen and his team. »

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  • 4595
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
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    Haut-Bailly is the most delicate of the Graves wines with a particularly silky tannic structure.

    The Revue du Vin de France noted 16/20 on 2004 (to be tasted again in 2014) "round, very open, full and dense fruit, unspeakable ageing" and 18/20 on 2017 "all the refinement of the cru is found in this bottle of admirable definition and very fine balance".

    Bettane & Desseauve : 96/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 96-98/100 Coup de cœur ♥ « 2020 est le premier millésime élevé dans le nouveau chai au toit végétalisé, s’intégrant avec grâce au sommet de la croupe de Haut-Bailly. Long, serein, très pur, le vin de ce millésime se situe dans la veine du magnifique 2019. Avec un naturel supérieur, il laisse parler le fruit, tout un éventail de baies rouges et noires, une touche de poivre et de mine de crayon. Il n’affirme jamais sa puissance, les tanins sont imperceptibles jusqu’en milieu de bouche mais conduisent la finale très loin. Du grand art. »
    Quarin : 97/100 « Nez intense, fin, fruité, pur, subtil, noble, profond et complexe. Un jardin de fleurs fraîches sur un lit de fruits noirs. Aérien en entrée de bouche, moelleux et plein au milieu, avec une texture soyeuse, le vin se développe lentement, gras, ascendant et profond, avec dans les 30 derniers pour cent du palais un magnifique éclat. La douceur de sa pulpe me rappelle le 1964. Grain très fin. Superbe ! »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « Deep, rich and explosive, the 2020 Haut-Bailly is magnificent from the very first taste. Dark fruit, chocolate, licorice and spice give the 2020 a level of unctuousness that is absolutely thrilling. Readers should be patient, as the 2020 is going to need time to come around. Yields are down 25% from 2019, and that richness comes through loud and clear. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with supple but firm tannins that provide backbone. Perhaps less rich on the finish compared to the last two vintages – a virtue as far as I am concerned, as it allows more terroir to show through. This is an impressive Haut-Bailly to coincide with their new winery. »

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  • 4597
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
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    Although Les Carmes is adjacent to Haut-Brion and its vines were once part of those of Haut-Brion, the wines produced there are radically different from those of its prestigious neighbour. Due to a particular subsoil with the presence of clay, the vines are mainly Cabernet Franc (42%) and Merlot (40%) and the wines, deep and tasty, have an immediate generosity more typical of the right bank than the left bank. The new team set up following the acquisition in 2010 immediately propelled Les Carmes to the top of the Pessac-Léognan's wines.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 94-95/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 95-97/100 « Une fois de plus le vin des Carmes Haut-Brion affirme une grande originalité. Une teinte moins saturée que les autres ténors de l’appellation, un fruit plus frais, plus floral et plus terrien à la fois (intrigantes notes de mousseron…). Distingué, racé sans conteste, profond. La douceur s’exprime dans le délié de la chair, vraiment en finesse, allant jusqu’à une sensation de minceur, que la magistrale persistance dément énergiquement. »
    Quarin : 97/100 « Nez intense, fin, fruité, pur, subtil, noble et plus floral que d’habitude. Nuances d’encre et de fumée à l’agitation du verre. Extrêmement moelleux en entrée de bouche, ample au milieu, puissant et fondant, avec un gras de magicien, le vin fond au palais, juteux, savoureux, complexe, avant de s’achever long, nuancé et noble dans sa texture et ses arômes. C’est très bon. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 95-97+/100 « The 2020 Les Carmes Haut-Brion is dazzling, but it is also a wine of reserve and understatement. I image it will be some years, at the very least, before the 2020 is ready to show all it has to offer. [...] I can't wait to taste the 2020 from bottle, and won't be at all surprised if it turns out even better than this note suggests. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « Though it shares the same surname, it is interesting to see how, stylistically, it is cut from a totally different cloth than Haut-Brion and La Mission, which each possess their own distinct attributes. Quite thickly textured and weighty on the finish with a long, spicy aftertaste, this is a serious Les Carmes Haut-Brion with a very long future ahead. »

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  • 4596
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
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    Second red wine of Haut-Brion, named as such since 2008 (previously Ch.Bahans Haut-Brion). To underline the stylistic kinship with Haut-Brion, Le Clarence is put in the same very special bottle.

    Quarin : 90/100 « Moelleux en entrée de bouche, savoureux au milieu, le vin caresse le palais et laisse parler un parfum subtil, tandis que la tannicité présente un brin d’austérité. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The 2020 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion is a jewel of a wine. Deep, powerful and structured, it captures all of the gravitas of the Grand Vin, but in a more accessible style. Gravel, leather, tobacco, cedar and dried herbs lend quite a bit of aromatic nuance to this powerhouse Pessac-Léognan. I very much like the intensity and drive here. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, pliant tannins that frame the pure black cherry, wild strawberry and black currant fruit. There is a lot of density in this Le Clarence and a little more structure than usual, and it suits it well. »

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  • 4598
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
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    In a denser and more opulent register than Haut-Brion, La Mission is a potential premier cru. Exceptional 2010 rated 19.5/20 by the Revue du Vin de France "A monumental wine, even superior in terms of balance to the spectacular 2009" and formidable 2017 rated 96/100 by M. Galloni (Vinous) "Effortless, graceful and wonderfully nuanced, this 2017 has simply everything for him. What a wine!".

    Bettane & Desseauve : 97/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 96-97/100 « Noble et disert, tout aussi dense mais plus ouvert au public que Haut-Brion, moins nerveux et plus moelleux, c’est un vin qui va vers le dégustateur. La matière montre une texture admirablement fondue, une ampleur généreuse mais aussi beaucoup de délicatesse dans la définition du fruit. Finale presque en dentelle, très longue mais sans insistance tannique. 2020 montre ici plus de parenté avec le 2019 qu’avec le 2018. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 18/20 « Nez racé, mûre, gelée de fruits noirs, bouche fraîche, tendue, tanins fermes, bien tramés, tout en longueur, amer délicat, élevage élégant. »
    Quarin : 97/100 « Grand nez complexe, intense, profond, noble et suave. Ouh là là, quel plaisir ! Immédiatement minutieux dans sa texture, le vin se pâme en milieu de bouche, il caresse le palais, fond, puis sa stimulation s’accélère. Il s‘achève puissant, long, complexe, sur des arômes de fruits noirs avec un retour de nuances fumées dans la persistance et un grain de tannin très fin. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 96-98/100 « The 2020 La Mission Haut-Brion is a gorgeous, elegant wine. Silky and pliant, La Mission is all finesse. Fine tannins lend energy as the 2020 gradually opens with some coaxing. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 97-99/100 Jewel in The Crown ♥ « The exquisitely balanced palate is lightly spiced on the entry and segues into a very structured midpalate that frames the weight of pixelated black fruit. That spicy theme continues and is exaggerated toward a finish that fans out wonderfully. This is a less alcoholic La Mission Haut-Brion compared to recent vintages, a bit "cooler" and streamlined, yet no less intense and satisfying. »

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  • 4599
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
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    Always a reference for Graves, with this intense bouquet of fresh earth, smoke and pine resin characteristic of the appellation. Its location in the heart of the Bordeaux conurbation makes it the earliest first growth on the left bank, a clear advantage in vintages of freshness.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 97-98/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 96-98/100 « Haut-Brion 2020 impose d’emblée sa vigueur majestueuse, une intensité sans aucune violence. [...] La longueur est remarquable, le vin avance sur la pointe des pieds, presque cabré, ne quittant jamais son quant-à-soi, mais laisse entrevoir un spectre aromatique d’une grande richesse, racé, déjà complexe. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 18,5-19/20 « Nez fin, délicat, fruité, pur, bouche bien bâtie, juteuse, tanins denses, veloutés, vifs, ensemble harmonieux, très droit. »
    Quarin : 96/100 « Délicat en entrée de bouche, raffiné dans son toucher au milieu, le vin évolue juteux, savoureux, dense, sur une trame tannique serrée et sans cesse enrobée. Il persiste long, délicatement crémeux, sur un grain fin, avec une nuance d’austérité positive. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 97-99/100 « The 2020 Haut-Brion is shaping up to be one of the wines of the year. Substance, depth and textural intensity elevate Haut-Brion into the realm of the sublime in 2020. All the elements are so wonderfully balanced. [...] Wow. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 96-98/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins and a disarming satiny texture matched by a perfect line of acidity. It builds beautifully in the glass, and yet as I constantly return to the La Mission, it does not possess quite the same thrilling tension and pixelation. This is still a magnificent, bold and almost audacious Haut-Brion. »

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