2020 Futures

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  • 4689
    Futures 2020 Pomerol
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    Since the creation of the second wine (Duo) in 2007, the selections have become more severe and, gaining in density without losing any of its finesse, La Conseillante is more than ever part of the Pomerol elite.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 97-98/100
    Dupont (Le Point) : 17-17,5/20 « Fruits noirs, baies sauvages, fruité pur, trame très fine, tanins veloutés, bouche douce, bien tramée, tout en longueur, tanins délicats, bonne tension. »
    Quarin : 97/100 et Coup de cœur ♥ « Nez très aromatique, fin, subtil, au fruité mûr se révélant profond et complexe à l’agitation du verre. Nuances d’encre et de fruits noirs. Bouche tout en minutie tactile, avec ce que ce cru peut donner de grâce et d’expression unique avec en plus cette année une sensation de densité qui étoffe le vin en finale, le pousse, l'étire. Et il s’achève en dansant sur une folle complexité. Minutieux, délicat et dense à la fois, profond, noble, il surprend tant il échappe avec brio aux pièges tendus par cette année climatique. Voilà la plus agréable des nouvelles. Bravo ! »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 94-97/100 « The 2020 La Conseillante is a supremely elegant, restrained wine that shows the continued move toward finesse here. Silky and gracious, it’s wonderfully classy from start to finish. Lavender, mint, spice and mocha complement the purplish berry fruit nicely, all framed by bright saline and mineral notes that lend energy. Today, the 2020 is quite reserved, with less opulence than some previous vintages. It's the sort of wine that is shy in its youth and then explodes with years in bottle. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 96-98/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, ripe tannins that disguise the backbone of this exquisitely balanced Pomerol. A discreet crescendo leads to a pixelated finish of awe-inspiring persistency. A deeply impressive and quite profound La Conseillante. »

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  • 4693
    Futures 2020 Pomerol
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    A talented and perfectionist winemaker, Denis Durantou, at the service of a great terroir on the edge of the church of Pomerol between Lafleur and Clinet. L'Église-Clinet is one of the most subtle Pomerols in terms of its aromatic precision, fine grain and satiny texture. Mr. Durantou passed away far too soon in 2020, but fortunately he has three daughters who are united and determined to continue their father's work.

    Revue du Vin de France : 96-98/100 Coup de cœur ♥ « Le millésime 2020, signé par ses filles Noémie et Constance, perpétue le style si caractéristique pensé et voulu par Denis Durantou. La fraîcheur demeure le maître-mot. Même dans un millésime caniculaire, le vin suggère davantage les fruits rouges que noirs. Les tanins sont si finement enrobés qu’on en oublie presque de les ressentir, alors que le vin est bâti pour une évolution sur plusieurs décennies. Il y a un génie particulier dans la finesse de texture, dans cette gaine de fruit où les coutures sont imperceptibles. Comme en 2019, La Petite Église, deuxième vin de grande classe, se rapproche du premier par l’esprit et par le charme. »
    Quarin : 96/100 « Nez très aromatique, fin, fruité, pur et mûr. Il est parfumé comme le merlot peut l’être dans ce coin de terre. Note fine d’encre. Délicat et pourtant charnu dès l’entrée en bouche, complet au développement, gras avec beaucoup de goût, le vin évolue savoureux et profond en finale sur une longueur à la tannicité raffinée. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 96-98/100 « The 2020 L'Eglise-Clinet is a towering wine. I am not sure what else to say. After having tasted hundreds of 2020s, L'Eglise-Clinet very clearly claims a stake for itself among the wines of the vintage. L'Eglise-Clinet can be a brute in its youth, but the 2020 is all finesse. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 96-98/100 « This is a very harmonious and focused L’Eglise-Clinet, and as always, it is not an immediately crowd-pleasing Pomerol. There is wonderful salinity on the finish, and awe-inspiring persistence. A magnificent testament to a great winemaker. »

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  • 4695
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
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    A small vineyard of 8 ha of old vines (70% Merlot), now owned by Clos Fourtet. Superb wine, balanced and fruity and tasty, for a very modest price, which rightly became a grand cru classé in 2012. Totally agree with La Revue du Vin de France "The best quality/price ratio in Saint-Émilion".

    Bettane & Desseauve : 92-93/100
    Dupont (Le Point) : 16.5/20 « Fruits rouges, cerise, de la fraîcheur, très savoureux, boisé fin grillé, fumée, finale droite, vive, ensemble harmonieux. »
    Quarin : 88/100 « Couleur sombre, intense, pourpre et belle.Nez très aromatique, au fruité frais et mûr. Délicat à l'attaque, minutieux en milieu de bouche, très agréable et un brin léger, le vin fond agréablement au palais sur une longueur moyenne. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « The 2020 Côte de Baleau is shaping up to be a very serious wine. Today it offers up a compelling mélange of blackberry, gravel, spice, licorice and espresso. From barrel, the 2020 presents an intriguing combination of fruit richness and structure that is utterly beguiling. This is such an exciting and compelling wine. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « It has a very pretty nose of brambly red fruit tinged with blueberry, well defined and quite vivacious. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chalky tannins, a fine bead of acidity and quite a pixelated finish. A classy Côte de Baleau that shows you can pick at higher yields in 2020 and still make a fine wine. »

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  • 4698
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
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    Small vineyard of 8.8 ha north-east of Saint-Émilion, property Garcin (Clos l'Église, Barde-Haut) since 2013. Their aim is not to produce yet another "competition animal" but a generously fruity, delicious, creamy, easily and quickly accessible Saint-Émilion.

    Bettane & Desseauve :94-95/100 « Sculptural, Poésia 2020 est impressionnant. Dans son registre frais et intense, il impose une personnalité unique, construite pour la longue garde. »
    Quarin : 89/100 « Nez très aromatique, puissant, épicé, fruité, avec une touche d'agrumes. Juteux à l'attaque, plus tendre que de coutume en milieu de bouche (c'est le millésime), le vin évolue agréable, parfumé et savoureux en finale sur une bonne longueur. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « The Poesia is absolutely gorgeous in 2020. Bright, beautifully perfumed and elegant, it’s a total knockout. The energy and purity of the flavors is just remarkable. Sweet red cherry, red plum, tobacco, cedar, mint, mocha and dried flowers all meld together. Simply dazzling, and it may turn out to be the best vintage yet. That's pretty much all there is to it. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins and a well-judged line of acidity. Velvety in texture and very harmonious, this is already an irresistible Poesia with a caressing, pure finish. It might well be the best vintage I have tasted from this Saint-Émilion Grand Cru. »



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  • 4697
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
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    Fombrauge, the largest vineyard in Saint-Émilion with 57 hectares, has been offering since its purchase by Mr. Magrez (1997) structured wines that do not deny their terroir, full, gourmet and devilishly seductive thanks to a luxurious maturing process.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 90-91/100
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    Quarin : 87/100 « Couleur sombre et intense. Nez moyennement aromatique, au fruité mûr, crémeux et boisé. En bouche, côté tactile le job est fait, côté aromatique il reste à faire. »
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    Martin (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The 2020 Fombrauge has a crisp blackberry, blueberry and cedar nose, subtle pine aromas filtering through with aeration. The medium-bodied palate delivers crunchy black fruit laced with cedar and very light ash notes. Good acidity here, and nice structure; a convincingly more classic Fombrauge, this, with fine grip toward the finish. I approve. »

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  • 4700
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
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    Second wine of Quintus, in a finely extracted, mellow and melting style.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 89-90/100
    Quarin : 87/100 « Bouche pulpeuse, au fruité mûr et frais à la fois, évoluant savoureuse, vers une finale sans angle tannique. Longueur moyenne. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « The 2020 Le Dragon de Quintus is very nicely done. In 2020, it has an extra kick of freshness that was at times missing from earlier vintages. That energy neatly plays off the natural richness of this site. All the elements are well balanced here. Crushed raspberry, cinnamon, new leather and blood orange linger. This is a terrific showing. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « The 2020 Le Dragon de Quintus has a bold, generous bouquet of licorice-infused black fruit, touches of incense and potpourri emerging with aeration. The palate is very smooth on the entry, quite lush and pure, and lightly spiced, leading to a cohesive, seductive finish of fine length for a Deuxième Vin. »

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  • 4702
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
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    This 17-hectare vineyard, located in the extension of Troplong-Mondot, forms a magnificent south-facing amphitheater. Under the guidance of Hélène Garcin (Poésia, Clos l'Église) and her husband Patrice Lévêque, Ch. Barde-Haut offers vintage after vintage intense, rich and opulent wines, without ever falling into the trap of over-ripeness.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 93-94/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 91-93/100 « Puissance, ampleur, volume, minéralité, simplicité d’un joli fruit net. La franchise de la bouche est juste compromise par des tanins un peu collants, on aimerait plus d’allégresse. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 14,5/20 « Vanille, bouche ronde, douce, tanins fins, veloutés, bonne matière. »
    Quarin : 92/100 « Nez fin, fruité, pur et subtil. Nuances de cerise noire et de mûre. Moelleux en entrée de bouche, gras au milieu, le vin conserve son beau toucher tout le long de la dégustation. Il s'achève savoureux et long sur une belle construction. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « Deep and muscular in the glass, the 2020 possesses off the charts intensity married to equally imposing tannins. The 2020 is a huge, virile wine that is going to need time to fully come together. It sure is impressive today. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « The 2020 Barde-Haut clearly benefited from its limestone soils in this vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins that disguise the structure of this Saint-Émilion Grand Cru. It has the same harmony and detail as its stablemate [Poesia], but there is more depth and length toward the finish, which shows real panache. Gorgeous. »

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  • 4699
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
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    The terraces of Moulin Saint-Georges (7 ha) face those of Ausone (same owner). For the quality of its terroir and the refined style of its wines, Moulin Saint-Georges is a grand cru classé in power.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 93-94/100
    Quarin : 92/100 « Nez très aromatique, fin, fruité, pur, mûr. Délicat en entrée de bouche, raffiné au toucher, moelleux au milieu, avec de la présence, du fondant et une nuance de truffe, le vin évolue sèveux, long, sur un grain fin. Ce millésime lui convient très bien, tant il semble amadouer sa puissance naturelle. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « This has an expressive bouquet, very floral with rose petal and iris flower, blueberry and blackberry fruit bursting from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, ripe tannins, fleshy and with ample substance on the finish that exerts a gentle grip, a touch of salinity on the aftertaste. Very fine. »

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  • 4704
    Futures 2020 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.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 94-95/100
    Dupont (Le Point) : 17/20 « Pureté de fruit, beaucoup de fraîcheur, fruits noirs, très charnu, bigarreau, noyau, amande, tanins pudrés, long, racé. »
    Quarin : 89/100 « Couleur sombre, intense et pourpre. Nez très aromatique, au fruité mûr. Bouche charmeuse, tout en grâce tactile, avec du goût, du moelleux et aucun angle tannique. Longueur normale. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « The 2020 Virginie de Valandraud is a serious wine endowed with real depth. Broad and ample in feel, it has so much dimension. Bright red berry fruit, spice, rose petal and cedar add an attractive aromatic upper register; I very much like the sense of energy here. Pretty floral and savory notes perk up the finish. All the 2020 needs is a bit of time in bottle. I suspect it will age well based on its brightness. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with dark chocolate and mint on the entry and grainy in texture, displaying a fine bead of acidity, and leading to an almost Left Bank–inspired finish that feels long and tender. Very fine. »

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  • 4701
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
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    The amateur looking for fine and easily digestible classified great wines should be interested in Fonroque. In organic cultivation since 2006 and biodynamic cultivation since 2008, Fonroque offers an original vision of the terroir of the Saint-Émilion plateau, made of freshness, elegance, controlled and melting power. Alain Moueix, its owner, clearly shows the way forward for the future of the great wines of Bordeaux, all shores combined.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 94-95/100 « Le fruit possède un côté joyeux qui convient admirablement à sa profondeur. Subtilité tannique volontaire qui propulse la bouche dans un grand élan frais. L’une des priorités absolues du millésime. »
    Revue du Vin de France : 94-95/100 « Belle fraîcheur sur une pointe d’agrumes en bouche. Le tanin est franc et délié dans une bouche juteuse. Fonroque comme à son habitude présente un millésime pur et stylé, avec cette fois un excédent de fraîcheur. »
    Quarin : 90/100 « Nez très aromatique, au fruité mûr. Moelleux en entrée de bouche et de suite savoureux, le vin se développe pulpeux, parfumé, juteux et sans cesse velouté vers une finale sans angle. Bonne longueur. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 88-90/100 « It reveals quite intense black cherry, black currant and raspberry fruit, a faint hint of boot polish, and later figs and fresh dates. The palate is medium-bodied with polished tannins, sweet and plush, and quite heady toward the finish, which needs a little more refinement and freshness. »

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  • 4705
    Futures 2020 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 : 92-93/100
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    Quarin : 87/100 « Couleur sombre, intense et pourpre. Nez fruité et discret. Bouche caressante, au corps élancé, avec du goût en finale et une tannicité fine. Longueur moyenne. »
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  • 4963
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
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    A tiny cru of one and a half hectares adjacent to Clos Fourtet, which came into the Cuvelier family in 2013 and has been vinified by the technical team of Clos Fourtet since 2018. Without losing any of their silky roundness and flattering fruitiness (100% Merlot), the wines have gained in purity and length in recent vintages. They now faithfully reflect their terroir, with the underlying limestone giving the wines minerality and distinction.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 94-95/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 92-94/100 « Le domaine au pied du monument historique est géré comme une parcelle de Clos Fourtet. Le 2020 révèle un beau fruit, sapide, frais, fluide et digeste. Un parfum ciselé, mûr et dense avec de la profondeur même si la vinification en carrière fige un peu le vin. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 16/20 « Juteux, bien tendu, on sent un bon fond de vin, fin, beaucoup d'allonge. »
    Quarin : 89/100 « Nez très aromatique, fin, fruité et pur. Délicat à l'attaque, suave en milieu de bouche, parfumé, le vin caresse le palais, savoureux, sèveux et long »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The 2020 Les Grandes Murailles is fabulous. Rich, effusive and vibrant, it possesses terrific energy and plenty of verve. A whole range of floral and spice notes opens first as this chiseled, finely sculpted Saint-Émilion gradually unfolds in the glass. A wine of reserve and character, the Les Grandes Murailles is shaping up to be a gem. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « This is quite a solid Les Grandes Murailles, very saline in the mouth, leading to a grippy, slightly tarry finish. Broody at the moment. I suspect this will require 4–5 years in bottle before it shows what it is capable of. »

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  • 4708
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
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    From 2005, La Dominique, prestigious terroir adjacent to Cheval-Blanc, L'Évangile and La Conseillante, returns in great shape. His velvety and sensual style places him halfway between Saint-Émilion and Pomerol.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 94-95/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 93-95/100 « Le fruit flamboyant de La Dominique marque le premier nez. L’extraction plus simple que par le passé dote le cru d’un tanin minéral, assez rafraîchissant sur une structure qui reste concentrée et très serrée. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 16/20 « Nez fin, fruité pur, fruits noirs, du volume, un peu large en milieu de bouche, dense, bien sapide en finale. »
    Quarin : 90/100 « Couleur sombre, intense et belle. Nez moyennement aromatique, fruité et un peu discret. Moelleux à l'attaque, délicat dans son toucher en milieu de bouche, parfumé, le vin caresse le palais tout en douceur, sur une longueur moyenne et aromatique. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « The medium-bodied palate offers a sapid entry, crisp acidity and flavors of blackberry plus touches of tobacco and smoke, maintaining fine delineation all the way through to the finish. This is a step up from recent vintages, a testament to the changes that have been implemented at the estate. La Dominique is back! »

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  • 4712
    Futures 2020 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 since 1994.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 96-97/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 96-98/100 « Les calcaires du plateau n’ont pas souffert du manque d’eau estival, la preuve avec la chair dense et racée de Pavie Macquin. Sa complexité lui octroie une présence particulière en milieu de bouche et une finale qui rafraîchit d’une intensité particulière toute sa dégustation. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 18-18,5/20 « Beaucoup de fraîcheur, bouche tonique, tanins fermes, racés, serrés, vin de calcaire, finale crayeuse, ciselé, racé. »
    Quarin : 94/100 « Nez très aromatique, fin, fruité mûr et complexe. Magie du toucher de bouche, mêlée aux goûts nuancés, le vin fond au palais, juteux, raffiné dans ses arômes et sa structure. Bonne longueur savoureuse. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 95-98/100 « The 2020 Pavie Macquin is one of the most exotic Saint-Émilions of the year. Inky red fruit, lavender, rose petal, mint, plum and kirsch all open in the glass. Succulent and racy to the core, the 2020 possesses mind-blowing intensity yet remains fresh, vibrant and full of energy. It is one of the most alluring and complete recent vintages I can remember tasting. In a word: dazzling. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet entry, certainly one of the most exotic wines from the estate in recent years, and a luscious finish, where I would like to feel more of the Cabernet Franc. »

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  • 4717
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    Second wine of Angelus.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 93-94/100
    Quarin : 92/100 « Couleur sombre, intense et pourpre. Nez très aromatique, fin, fruité, subtil et épicé. Note d'encre. Délicat en entrée de bouche, minutieux au toucher, avec de l'éclat dans le fruit, le vin glisse tout le long du palais, long, sèveux et distingué entre son goût et ses appuis tanniques. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The 2020 Le Carillon d'Angélus is another very pretty, expressive wine from the de Boüard family. Bright floral notes open first, showing off the wine's aromatic presence. Surprisingly elegant for the year, the Carillon impresses with its refined personality. Crushed flowers, sweet red berry fruit and cedar linger on the vibrant, persistent finish. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The palate is well balanced with a lovely bead of acidity that slices through the pure blackberry and raspberry fruit. I cannot recall a Carillon as precise as this, particularly on the finish. Just a superb Deuxième Vin. »

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  • 4716
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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 : 95-96/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 95-97/100 « Le millésime va bien à ce cru plutôt massif, il gagne en équilibre immédiat, ses contours se font plus légers. Le milieu de bouche, toujours assez large, se borde d’un tanin soyeux et reste équilibré, avec une pointe finale civilisée et accueillante, malgré l’austérité due aux calcaires. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 17-17.5/20 « Fruits noirs frais, du volume en attaque, réglisse, noyau, milieu de bouche puissant, tanins riches, serrés, bien vifs, finale bien bâtie, persistante. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « Exotic and voluptuous, the 2020 is endowed with terrific depth and plenty of layers that unfold over time. Raspberry jam, cloves, kirsch and lavender all flesh out beautifully in the glass. Troplong Mondot has been exceptionally fine since 2017, when the new team headed by de Gironde took over and began to focus on giving the Grand Vin more energy. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « This is typical of the more elegant, terroir-driven style introduced under Aymeric de Gironde. The acidity is well judged and it conveys palpable energy on the finish. This is a delicious and characterful Saint-Émilion, fresh and vibrant, that will fill out and gain depth during its barrel maturation. Excellent. »

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  • 4719
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    In 2012, Haut-Brion bought and combined two grands crus classés (Tertre-Dauguay and L'Arrosée) on the slopes of Saint-Émilion (Côte Ausone), and put a foot in the right bank, called Quintus because it is their fifth property (after Haut-Brion, La Mission HB, Laville HB and Latour HB).

    Their first objective is to make fine, long wines, focusing on freshness and delicacy rather than power or density, more typical of the left bank than the right bank.

    Second objective: to shine in the next Saint-Emilion classifications (its immediate neighbours are Ausone, Belair-Monange, Angélus and Canon, all 1st classified grands crus).

    Bettane & Desseauve : 94-95/100
    Quarin : 94/100 « Nez très aromatique, au fruité mûr et épicé. Moelleux en entrée de bouche, savoureux au milieu, avec de l'éclat dans le fruit, le vin se développe puissant, juteux et parfumé dans la persistance, sans se départir de son côté velouté. Longue finale sèveuse et crémeuse. C'est très bon. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The 2020 Quintus is wonderfully promising. Soft contours and generous fruit give it tons of immediate appeal. Blueberry, mocha, lavender, spice and new leather are some of the aromas and flavors that emerge over time. More than anything else, though, Quintus impresses with its harmony. The 2020 is one of the finest vintages I have tasted here. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with lithe tannins, a perfect line of acidity and just a slight bitterness that imparts the necessary tension and sapidity on the finish. This is a very suave Saint-Émilion that will be difficult to resist in its youth. »

    Link to the video presentation of the 2020 vintage

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  • 4720
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
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    Advised by Mr. Derenoncourt, Clos Fourtet regularly and unobtrusively demonstrates that the upper part of the Saint-Émilion plateau can produce wines as great as the Ausone or Pavie hillsides. Sobriety, depth, finesse and intensity are exemplary.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 97-98/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 96-98/100 « Ce millésime atteint une maturité de fruit exceptionnelle. Le potentiel d’anthocyanes et de tanins était tel à la récolte que l’extraction douce fut une évidence. Tout venait naturellement. Un fruit magnifique mêlé d’orange sanguine précède un moelleux formidable, délicat qui développe un fruit onctueux porté par les calcaires et un tanin ciselé. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 17-17.5/20 « Riche, complexe, pureté du fruit, bouche onctueuse, tanins fins, vifs, veloutés, vin très droit, fraîcheur de bout en bout. »
    Quarin : 96/100 « Nez intense fin, fruité, pur, subtil et complexe. Très frais sur un fond de fruits noirs. Magie du toucher, grâce du calcaire, où le vin s'étire délicatement pulpeux. Après le milieu de bouche, il gagne un goût de framboise irrésistible tandis que la pulpe reste douce et distinguée. Grande finale racée et noble qui laisse la bouche fraîche. C'est superbe ! »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 96-98/100 « A wine of stature and breeding, the 2020 Clos Fourtet is absolutely breathtaking from barrel. [...] Vibrant and powerful, yet also remarkably light on its feet, the 2020 has so much of offer. All the elements are so crisp, so beautifully defined. The 2020 is all class. It is one of the most promising wines of this young vintage and a fabulous effort from the Cuvelier family. Don't miss it. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannins and wonderful acidity. Harmonious and almost crystalline toward the finish. This is a very impressive Clos Fourtet that brims with freshness and persistence, gaining weight and depth over the course of an hour. It will battle the 2019 for supremacy. »

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  • 4722
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    Bettane & Desseauve : 96-97/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 96-98/100 « La densité d’une chair mûre et riche expose sa profondeur sur un profil très net. La richesse du palais passe par une texture veloutée, une sucrosité savoureuse de fruit noir mûr (cassis). Un tanin crayeux rehausse l’ensemble sur une finale plus minérale. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 17.5-18/20 « Nez riche, fruits noirs, bouche crémeuse, tendue, tanins fins et bien tramés, vifs, poudrés, bonne astringence, salivant, amer délicat en finale. »
    Quarin : 96/100 « Nez intense, fruité, mûr et fumé toasté comme certains Mouton Rothschild. Délicat en entrée de bouche, subtilement aromatique au milieu, avec un corps suave et velouté, non surdimensionné, le vin s'étire en finale, savoureux, subtil, avec un goût de fruits noirs et une douceur de construction jamais atteinte à ce jour. Vin vivant. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « The 2020 Valandraud is impressive. Inky, deep and exquisitely layered, it possesses tremendous richness in every dimension. crème de cassis, chocolate, licorice, new leather, spice and lavender build as the 2020 gains volume in the glass. Silky and plush, with magnificent balance, this is shaping up to be one of the wines of the year. A magnificent effort from Muriel Andraud and Jean-Luc Thunevin. Superb. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « The palate is very well balanced with a sensual opening. This’ll have you smitten from the first sip: silky-smooth with immense depth and harmony. There is tension and precision from start to finish. This 2020 continues a startling run of form by Jean-Luc Thunevin, this representing one of his crowning achievements to date. Chapeau! »

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    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
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    Bettane & Desseauve : 93/100
    Quarin : 95/100 « Nez intense, fin, fruité, subtil, complexe et profond. Noble à l'agitation. Ultra caressant à l'attaque, avec un corps doux et une texture de rêve, bouleversante pour ses nuances aromatiques, le vin fond au palais gracieux, noble, complexe, avec une touche d'austérité dans la persistance. Mais quelle fabuleuse expression ! »
    Martin (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « Tightly-wound at first, the 2020 opens with lavender and incense aromas infusing the red berry fruit. Touches of rose petal emerge with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannins and moderate depth. A discrete white pepper note builds towards the finish that is vivacious and vibrant. I suspect that this might close down a little after bottling, but there is great potential. »

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  • 4726
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
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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 Pavie in the future classification (in 2022?).

    Bettane & Desseauve : 97-98/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 97-98/100 « Encore vinifié dans un chai provisoire mais dans le respect du parcellaire, ce millésime de Figeac respecte le fruit classique du cru mis en valeur par un ensemble chaleureux pointé d’une salinité délicate et de précision. Encore sur la réserve comme dans tous ses débuts, ce 2020 n’en préserve pas moins une profondeur solaire dans un tanin qui s’allonge. »
    Quarin : 96/100 « Nez très aromatique, fin, fruité, subtil, parfumé et délicat. Bouche tout en grâce tactile, avec une folle élégance dans le toucher et une texture noble qui m'a donné envie d'un peu plus de puissance entre le milieu et la finale, d'un peu moins de prudence. Belle persistance incrachable. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « A super-classic wine, the 2020 Figeac sizzles with vertical energy. The château has made a number of tremendous wines in recent vintages, but I don't remember a Figeac with this much saline-drenched intensity and mineral drive. The 2020 is superb, but it won't be ready to drink anytime soon. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 96-98/100 « Given that the Cabernets comprise 63% of the blend, this has a typical Left Bank personality but with Right Bank precocity. This is a magnificent Figeac from head winemaker Frédéric Faye and his team. »

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  • 4723
    Futures 2020 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.

    Born in 1996, Le Dôme is his first micro vintage (3.61 ha), coming from 3 contiguous plots near Ch. Angélus, halfway up the hillside. Predominantly Cabernet Franc (80%, vines planted in 1960-1970), Le Dôme is an intense, deep wine with an impressive tannic structure carefully coated, with a long finish.

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    Galloni (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « The 2020 Le Dôme is incredibly elegant and polished; I can't remember a vintage of Le Dôme with this much finesse and nuance. Bright floral aromatics lead into a core of sculpted red cherry fruit. Dried rose petal, mint, blood orange and cinnamon open with a bit of time in the glass. A promising wine. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « The 2020 Le Dôme has a backward nose that demands coaxing, eventually revealing very attractive blackberry, wild strawberry, blood orange and crushed stone aromas. The way this builds with aeration is very promising. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins, quite structured and maybe a little more austere than recent vintages. That comes through on the finish, which seems to be clamped down at the moment. It will require several years of bottle age, but it will be worth the wait. »

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  • 4955
    Futures 2020 Santenay Village dry white
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    In 2004, Jean-Michel Chartron gave a new impetus to the family 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 one star in the 2021 Revue du Vin de France guide.

    Appointment : 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.

    In the north of the Côte de Beaune behind Pernand-Vergelesses, Domaine Chartron has a tiny vineyard of 0.6 ha, planted in 1970 with pinot noirs. The result is a confidential production of a fresh, fairly light, very drinkable, fruity and unpretentious red Burgundy, "for every day".

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  • 4732
    Futures 2020 Savigny-les-Beaune Village blanc
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    In 2004, Jean-Michel Chartron gave a new impetus to the family 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 one star in the 2021 Revue du Vin de France guide.

    Appointment : 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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  • 4735
    Futures 2020 Puligny 1er cru blanc
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    In 2004, Jean-Michel Chartron gave a new impetus to the family 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 one star in the 2021 Revue du Vin de France guide.

    Appointment : 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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  • 4737
    Futures 2020 Puligny 1er cru blanc
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    In 2004, Jean-Michel Chartron gave a new impetus to the family 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 one star in the 2021 Revue du Vin de France guide.

    Appointment : 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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  • 4738
    Futures 2020 Bâtard-Montrachet grand cru
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    In 2004, Jean-Michel Chartron gave a new impetus to the family 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 one star in the 2021 Revue du Vin de France guide.

    Appointment : 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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  • 4739
    Futures 2020 Chevlaier-Montrachet Grand cru
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    In 2004, Jean-Michel Chartron gave a new impetus to the family 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 one star in the 2021 Revue du Vin de France guide.

    Appointment : 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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  • 4758
    Futures 2020 Saint-péray
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    Since 1994, Michel Tardieu has been selecting and growing wines from very old vines and from the best terroirs of each appellation. Associated until 2007 with Dominique Laurent, known for the concentration of his Burgundy wines, Michel Tardieu has, because of the innate richness of the Rhone Valley wines, always sought to favour elegance and aromatic complexity in his selections.

    Promoted two stars in the 2021 Revue du Vin de France guide.

    Saint-Péray Vieilles Vignes: 50% marsanne (with 100 years old vines!) and 50% roussanne. On a background of honeyed and toasted notes, intense aromas of white flowers and quince, the freshness is well present and, in the mouth, the vivacity balances the roundness.

    Terroirs : La Côte, La Beylesse
    Varieties (age of vines) : 50% marsanne (50 to 100 years), 50% roussanne (more than 40 years)
    Alcohol content : 13.5°
    Ageing : 12 months in new and one wine old barrels
    Bottling : no fining and very light filtration

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  • 4759
    Futures 2020 Châteauneuf-du-pape blanc
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    Since 1994, Michel Tardieu has been selecting and growing wines from very old vines and from the best terroirs of each appellation. Associated until 2007 with Dominique Laurent, known for the concentration of his Burgundy wines, Michel Tardieu has, because of the innate richness of the Rhone Valley wines, always sought to favour elegance and aromatic complexity in his selections.

    Promoted two stars in the 2021 Revue du Vin de France guide.

    40% Grenache and 30% Roussanne, with Clairette and Bouboulenc, this Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes white is discreet in its early days. Always keeping well, its natural power is expressed as it ages, with aromas of white peach and orange blossom.

    Terroirs : La Crau, Font de Michelle, Les Gardioles, Cabrières, Plateau de Mont-Redon
    Varieties (age of vines) : 40% grenache (60 years), 25% roussanne (40 years), 20% clairette (50 years), 10% bourboulenc (50 years) and 5% picpoul (50 years)
    Alcohol content : 13.5°
    Ageing : 8 months in new and one or two wines old barrels
    Bottling : no fining and very light filtration

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