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.

Newsletters Futures 2020

Under the name « gems », we refer to unsung producers who make admirable wines due to their excellent vineyards and their own talent.

These wines are always produced in very small amounts, in vineyards maintained as gardens by gifted and meticulous wine-growers. Even if they do not make the headlines of magazines, they highly deserve to be discovered and tasted for their exemplary quality.

  • 4552

    Full-bodied, fat and with a characteristic vanilla woody taste, the dry white wine of Lynch-Bages plays the charm and fabric card. Less than 2000 cases produced each year, far insufficient for global success.

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  • 4554

    The great white wine of Ch. Valandraud, with a sparkling sap and balance. With only 4000 bottles produced, it is a nugget that will do wonders on the table in 5 years (to take advantage of its youthful brilliance) or in 15 years.

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  • 4555

    The dry white wine of Mouton-Rothschild, very confidential (1000 cases produced per year).

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  • 4567
    Futures 2020 Côtes de Castillon
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    Property of 6 ha in Côtes de Castillon acquired in 2011 by M. Thienpont (Puyguéraud, Pavie-Macquin, Larcis-Ducasse, etc.). After 5 years of restructuring, Mr. Thienpont is finally proud of his wine and offers it for the first time in 2016. Even if Merlot is dominant (92%), Alcée stands out from its neighbours by its emphasis on finesse, minerality and distinction. A wine in length and not in width!

    Bettane & Desseauve : 93-94/100 « Cœur de bouche soyeux subtil, caractère vibrant, énergique et dynamique du tannin, tout est réuni dans ce vin hédoniste qui va évoluer favorablement dans le temps. À mettre entre toutes les mains. »
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  • 4571
    Futures 2020 Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion
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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.

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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.

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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. »
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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.

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    Quarin : 91/100 « 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. »
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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.

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    Revue du Vin de France : 95-97/100 « Les cabernets (40 % de franc et 32 % de sauvignon) sont au cœur de l’assemblage. 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. »
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  • 4607
    Futures 2020 Bordeaux red
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    Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc) has been making an original cuvée since 2016, 100% Petit Verdot, with its oldest vines (77 years old and over) of this wonderful fruity and late grape variety (hence its name), adapted to global warming. 

    Watch the presentation film (30''') of Petit-Verdot By BELLE-VUE

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  • 4609
    Futures 2020 Médoc
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    The incessant work of Mr. and Mrs. Dief since 2000 is bearing fruit today: in a tense and distinguished style, Clos Manou shines with a vibrant, deep energy, with pure and radiant fruit, combining length and density. Undoubtedly the most beautiful revelation of the northern Médoc in recent vintages.

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    Quarin : 89/100 « Caressant à l’attaque, juteux en milieu de bouche, savoureux, avec un corps tendre au milieu, le vin s’achève sur une tannicité un peu plus marquée que de coutume. »
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  • 4615
    Futures 2020 Margaux
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    A small estate (12 ha), carefully tended and vinified with constant regularity, Deyrem Valentin is one of the most typical Margaux crus. Distinguished by the Revue du Vin de France among the hidden nuggets of the Médoc, "its Margaux wines draw a delicious balance".

    Promoted to "Cru Bourgeois Supérieur" in 2020.

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  • 4634
    Futures 2020 Saint-julien
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    In the heart of the classified growths area, Moulin de la Rose is one of the last artisanal growths of the commune. Guy Delon (also owner of Ségur de Cabanac in St-Estèphe) cultivates its only 4.8 ha with a care that forces respect. Natural, mellow and complete wines.

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  • 4669
    Futures 2020 Saint-estèphe
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    Very rare are the crus of the north of the Médoc to have launched out for the moment in the organic conversion because of a stronger hygrometry than everywhere else in the Gironde. De Côme, a Petit Cru Bourgeois (superior) of 7 ha, has become after 7 years of efforts (and the loss of 2/3 of the 2018 harvest) the first growth of Saint-Estèphe certified organic, in a supple, fine and silky version of the appellation.

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  • 4682
    Futures 2020 Pomerol
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    The second Pomerol of the late Mr. Durantou, made with wines from his Château L'Église-Clinet and the addition of neighboring plots. More than a second wine.

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  • 4687
    Futures 2020 Pomerol
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    Garcin property (Barde-Haut, Poesia), 5.9 ha ideally located on the Pomerol plateau (between Clinet and L'Église-Clinet). Clos L'Église has been returning since 2011 to a more harmonious, melting and tasty version, similar to the style of La Conseillante.

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  • 4692
    Futures 2020 Pomerol
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    The most flamboyant, sensual and extroverted Pomerol ever, under the direction of Michel Rolland. But also one of the rarest (800 cases per year).

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  • 4694
    Futures 2020 Pomerol
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    Like Pétrus, Le Pin is 100% Merlot. But if Pétrus has adopted a more classic style in recent years, Le Pin remains a hedonistic wine, often exuberant, sometimes even exotic. And unlike Pétrus, Le Pin is much rarer (500 cases per year).

    Bettane & Desseauve : 96/100 « Les tannins fins et enrobés par une chair formée se trament dans un corps à la fois concentré, charmeur et maîtrisé. Le fruité légèrement poivré se montre éloquent. La finale fraîche offre un raffinement satiné nuancé de notes de violette. »
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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. »
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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.

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  • 4707
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
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    Mrs Papon-Nouvel's other grand cru (with Petit Gravet Aîné). Same organic culture, same sensitivity, same style, with extra flesh and depth. Great wine!

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  • 4715
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
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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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  • 4724
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
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    Become a first grand cru classé in 2012, just reward for 20 years of effort by Mr. Neipperg (Canon-La Gaffelière, Clos de l'Oratoire) on this small vineyard of 4.5 ha adjoining Troplong-Mondot. A very large Saint-Émilion, fleshy, intense and penetrating, but with a confidential production.

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    Revue du Vin de France : 96-97/100 « Assez monolithique pour le moment, le nez de ce 90 % de merlot (10 % de cabernet franc) ne laisse passer qu’un parfum discret de cassis à la vanille mais on imagine une belle expansion aromatique d’ici quelques mois. Le palais tramé se prolonge d’un tanin élégant, épicé, presque poivré. »
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  • 4725

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  • 4727
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
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  • 4730
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
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    The glory of Cabernet Franc on a limestone hillside.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 98/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 97-98/100 « Peu loquace dans ses débuts, comme à son habitude, Ausone 2020 ne lâche pas grand-chose. La profondeur des massales de cabernet franc est cependant au rendez-vous et la verticalité classique du cru se conclut dans un ensemble plus velouté que le nez encore austère. »
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    Quarin : 97/100 « Moelleux en entrée de bouche, ultra caressant tout le long de la dégustation, avec de la classe dans le toucher, le vin fond, s'étire, à la fois longiforme et résistant. Il s'achève savoureux et noble, sur une belle longueur au grain fin, avec un retour de fleurs et d'épices dans la bouche. »
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  • 4739

    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

    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 : 14°
    Ageing : 12 months in new and one old barrels
    Bottling : no fining and very light filtration

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  • 4765

    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.

    Cornas Vieilles Vignes is the rarest cuvée from the Tardieu-Laurent cellar (not produced in 2012 and 2013), from Syrah aged 80 to 100 years and more. Intensely peppery and tight, a great bottle for keeping.

    Terroirs : Les Eygats and Patou full slopes
    Varieties (age of vines) : 100% syrah (80 to over 100 years)
    Alcohol content : 14°
    Vinification : 3/4 not destemmed grapes
    Ageing : 24 months in new and one old barrels
    Bottling : no fining and no filtration

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