2020 Futures

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Please see below "Futures campaign".

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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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In this category, we offer you the wines, renowned or not, which were not in our selection last year:

• either because they have been created recently;
• or because their price has become attractive again;
• or because they raised their quality standards.

In any case, they deserve your attention as they succeed to retain our attention. We bet that they will stay for a long time in our selection!

  • 4952
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Leognan white
    • Dry white
    115,00 € ex VAT
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    This classified growth, owned by INRA, has grown considerably since the Institute's researchers decided to apply the results of their most advanced research to it, and the arrival of Mr Derenoncourt as an advisor. In a rather lively and tense style, Couhins is today by its price the best deal among the white classified growths of Pessac-Léognan.

    Revue du Vin de France : 89-90/100 « Large, savoureux, avec une saveur franche d’agrumes et un développement monolithique, l’expression est vigoureuse mais demeure simple, convenue. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 16/20 « Nez très floral, frais, bouche pleine, vive, original, de la finesse, long, très salivant, finale saline. »
    Burtschy : 92-93/100 « Les arômes sont sur les agrumes et le vin est d’honnête densité, bien structuré par son acidité, un rien filiforme, très typé sauvignon. Le millésime a engendré le meilleur qui ait été produit par le château. »

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  • 4954
    Futures 2020 Sauternes
    • Sweet white
    111,00 € ex VAT
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    Straddling Barsac and Sauternes, Haut-Bergeron enjoys a quality terroir superbly exploited by the Lamothe family for 9 generations (!). It is the artisanal cru and the sure value of Sauternes, of which each vintage wins its share of awards in competitions and guides (2016 gold medal Brussels and Paris, 2015 gold medal Frankfurt, etc.).

    Pour célébrer ses 200 ans à la tête de Haut-Bergeron, la famille Lamothe a décidé de créer une étiquette exceptionnelle dédiée au millésime 2020. Celle-ci retrace l'histoire de la propriété et les valeurs transmise depuis 9 générations.

    Revue du Vin de France : 95-96/100 « Au nez, on a le sentiment d’un souffle frais végétal propre au caractère de ce millésime, voire même, il donne l’impression qu’une touche de sauvignon domine dans son parfum. Puis, une puissante note d’ananas frais s’impose. Un liquoreux pur, net et équilibré, d’une belle longueur en bouche avec un beau relent acidulé en finale. Splendide ! »
    Quarin : 89/100 « Nez intense, au fruité frais et mûr. Moelleux en entrée de bouche, savoureux au milieu, avec un toucher caressant, le vin s’étire en finale sur des nuances de fruits confits et d’agrumes. Longueur normale. »
    Burtschy : 94-95/100 « Robe paille dorée. Nez intense d’ananas et de poire. Le vin est dense, racé, équilibré avec une très belle longueur et beaucoup de classe. Il dépasse la moitié des Crus Classés. Un vin splendide ! »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « Apricot, passionfruit and orange marmalade are some of the aromas and flavors that run through the 2020 Haut-Bergeron Blanc. Creamy and open-knit, this will drink well upon release. All the elements build nicely into the textured, inviting finish. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The 2020 Haut-Bergeron presents a very fragrant nose of pure dried honey, honeysuckle, white flowers and almond aromas that combine in seductive fashion. The palate is well balanced with a viscous opening, notes of candied orange peel and marmalade to the fore, and the acidity providing all the tension at the back end. Very promising. »

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  • 4562
    Futures 2020 Sauternes
    • Sweet white
    176,00 € ex VAT
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    Clos Haut-Peyraguey is a division of the Peyraguey cru and inherited the richest part of the famous Haut-Bommes terroir, which explains the amplitude and unctuousness of its wines. It owes its tonicity to its aromas of bitter orange peel and to the happy acidity that underpins it.

    Formerly owned by Mrs. Langlois-Pauly, who had put her heart and soul into it, the cru was bought in 2012 by Mr. Magrez.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 90/100
    Quarin : 89/100 « Joli nez intense, fruité, épicé, frais. Bouche agréable, au toucher caressant, évoluant vanillée, sur une note d’ananas, une longueur normale et sans aspect aérien. »
    Burtschy : 93-94/100 « Robe pâle à reflets verts avec des arômes d’abricots. Le vin est souple et le botrytis noble, la finale est belle et tendue par de beaux amers. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « The 2020 Clos Haut-Peyraguey is wonderfully sensual and polished. Lemon confit, passionfruit, pineapple, coconut and a touch of new oak give the 2020 its exotic, alluring personality. Creamy and wonderfully expressive, the 2020 opens nicely with a bit of time in the glass. It has been absolutely terrific in two separate tastings. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The palate is lively and elegant, offering seductive quince, crème brûlée and fudge notes, and fanning out gently on the finish. Generous, but it needs a little more nerve on the finish. »

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  • 4951
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
    • Red
    96,00 € ex VAT
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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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  • 4953
    Futures 2020 Listrac
    • Red
    75,00 € ex VAT
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    Historic estate of the Listrac appellation, in clear progression since 2010. The best cru bourgeois of the sector in 2016, hailed as such by Mr Martin (Vinous) "What a magnificent Listrac in Fonréaud this year! ", rated 91/100.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 89-90/100
    Dupont (Le Point) : 15/20 « Boisé toasté, bouche bien juteuse, épicée, vin assez riche, long. »
    Quarin : 86/100 « Nez moyennement intense, mais parfumé. Ce parfum se retrouve en bouche, où le corps se présente délicat, avec une douceur inédite pour l’appellation. Le vin manque encore un peu de puissance en finale. »

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  • 4961
    Futures 2020 Médoc
    • Red
    118,00 € ex VAT
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    Galloni (Vinous) : 86-88/100 « The 2020 Goulée by Cos d'Estournel is perfumed and silky in the glass. Cedar, sweet pipe tobacco and crushed flowers lend attractive aromatic presence. This is an especially gracious style that feels a bit light. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 85-87/100 « The 2020 Goulée by Cos d’Estournel has a very earthy nose, bell pepper intermingling with black fruit, the former becoming quite pronounced with time. I would like a little more fruit to come through here. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannins and quite herbaceous on the entry, showing some attenuation toward the finish. »

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  • 4960
    Futures 2020 Pauillac
    • Red
    202,00 € ex VAT
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    New denomination of the second wine of Pichon-Baron from the 2012 vintage, undoubtedly at the level of the 5th growths of Pauillac.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 92-93/100
    Dupont (Le Point) : 16,5/20 « Nez épicé, bouche droite, tendue, fraîche, élégante, juteuse, long, équilibré, salivant en finale, une belle qualité de tanins avec des côtés plus épicés apportés par le petit-verdot. »
    Quarin : 90/100 « Couleur sombre, intense et pourpre. Nez moyennement aromatique et fruité. Moelleux à l’attaque, juteux en milieu de bouche, savoureux, le vin évolue un brin discret en finale tandis que le grain reste fin. Longueur normale. »
    Burtschy : 94-95/100 «  les Griffons sortent cette année leurs griffes. La robe est noire, le vin est ample, un peu boisé, généreux, assez tannique. Grâce à ses 50 % de merlot, il se fera un peu plus vite que le grand vin dont il garde la structure. Patientez quelques années avant de l’apprécier pleinement. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The 2020 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron is fabulous. Bright and intensely savory, the 2020 screams with character. The Cabernet seems especially expressive today. Inky red fruit, spice, dried flowers, crushed rocks and blood orange build as this exquisitely perfumed, nuanced Pauillac shows off its considerable pedigree. This is a terrific showing. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The wonderful palate is very smooth and silky, delivering quite lush black fruit that disguises the structure behind it. Almost symmetrical in poise, this might well be the first Griffons that is just a mere nose behind the Grand Vin, perhaps in part thanks to the contribution of the 8% Petit Verdot. Not to be overlooked. »

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  • 4963
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
    • Red
    227,00 € ex VAT
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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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  • 4955
    Futures 2020 Santenay Village dry white
    • Dry white
    112,00 € ex VAT
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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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