2020 Futures

All prices are excluding VAT and transport.
Please see below "Futures campaign".

The logo "bio" indicates the wine in organic culture in official under reserve of certification after bottling.

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

Newsletters Futures 2020

For each vintage and each appellation, there are always wines that distinguished themselves by being cheaper than others with the same quality level, or by being far better than others in the same range of prices.

These “best values for money” of the current vintage are highlighted in this category.

  • 4543
    Futures 2020 Graves dry white
    • Dry white
    84,00 € ex VAT
    More

    The star of Graves blancs, offering each vintage a very pure and straightforward wine, discreetly woody. It is not surprising to see this regularity in performance, as it is the own property of the late Denis Dubourdieu. Favourite Hachette in 2014.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 94-95/100
    Quarin : 91/100 « Nez intense, fruité, subtil et noble. Touches de mandarine et d’agrumes. Bouche tout en nuances subtiles, avec un gras fin, de la présence et une belle finale où revient délicatement la mandarine. C’est très bon. »
    Burtschy : 93-94/100 « La robe est pâle à reflets verts avec de beaux arômes de mirabelle. Le vin est ample avec une belle matière où le sauvignon trace et le sémillon s’impose par son gras en milieu de bouche, l’ensemble n’est pas encore harmonisé, mais il se fera avec le temps. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « The 2020 Clos Floridène Blanc is exquisite. Bright, creamy and perfumed, Clos Floridène is a winner. Gentle hints of apricot, spice, chamomile, spice and lemon confit all grace this impeccably balanced white from the Dubourdieu family. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 87-89/100 « The palate is taut and fresh on the entry, offering bitter lemon, orange zest and light Conference pear notes, and quite persistent, though I suspect it will benefit from a couple of years in bottle. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4564
    Futures 2020 Côtes de Cadillac
    • Red
    51,00 € ex VAT
    More

    Denis Dubourdieu (deceased in 2016), known for the quality' of his whites, was concerned to produce in his Château Reynon (80% Merlot) a balanced and charming red wine, favouring fresh fruit and silky tannins.

    Quarin : 87/100 « Couleur sombre, intense et pourpre. Nez d’intensité moyenne, fruité, pur, avec du fond et une touche florale. Bouche caressante, fruitée, savoureuse, avec une tannicité douce. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 88-90/100 « The 2020 Reynon is fabulous. Super-ripe dark plum, chocolate, sweet spice and leather are all kicked up. This tasty Cadillac from the Dubourdieu family once again delivers fabulous quality, especially for the money. Reynon is one of the very best values readers will find anywhere in the world. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 87-89/100 « The 2020 Reynon has a vibrant blackberry, raspberry and marine scented nose, a bit oaky at the moment, though that will be assimilated with time. The palate is medium-bodied with dense black fruit. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4566
    Futures 2020 Côtes de Francs red
    • Red
    66,00 € ex VAT
    More

    Puyguéraud is the reference in the Côtes de Francs, producing very high quality wines with great regularity. The owner, Nicolas Thienpont, also takes care of Pavie-Macquin and Larcis-Ducasse in St-Émilion. Always impeccable price/quality ratio.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 90-91/100
    Galloni (Vinous) : 89-91/100 « The 2020 Puygueraud is a huge, inky wine. Blackberry jam, graphite, dark chocolate, licorice and espresso infuse it with tons of depth, and yet there is good freshness and plenty of savory intensity that builds into the finish. In a word: terrific. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 89-91/100 « The 2020 Puygueraud presents a nose of earthy, broody black fruit infused with tobacco and cigar humidor; a faint touch of bell pepper surfaces with further aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, grainy tannins and plenty of black fruit laced with tobacco and black pepper that lends it a Left Bank personality. Classic in style, this is a promising Francs Côtes de Bordeaux. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4574
    Futures 2020 Fronsac
    • Red
    96,00 € ex VAT
    More

    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. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4575
    Futures 2020 Fronsac
    • Red
    102,00 € ex VAT
    More

    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. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4957
    Futures 2020 Fronsac
    • Red
    105,00 € ex VAT
    More

    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. »
    Revue du Vin de France :
    Quarin :
    Galloni (Vinous) :
    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. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4583
    Futures 2020 Graves red
    • Red
    76,00 € ex VAT
    More

    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. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4951
    Futures 2020 Pessac-Léognan red
    • Red
    96,00 € ex VAT
    More

    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. »


    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4600
    Futures 2020 Haut-médoc
    • Red
    49,50 € ex VAT
    More

    A family property since the 1950s, the arrival of a new generation has awakened this 32-hectare cru bourgeois in Cussac-Fort-Médoc, between Saint-Julien and Margaux. Revealed in 2012, du Retout climbs another notch in 2018 and 2019 with enthusiastic, sincere and tasty Haut-Médoc, full of fruit and carried by fresh tannins. Congratulations!

    Bettane & Desseauve : 89-90/100 
    Quarin : 89/100 « Belle couleur sombre et pourpre. Nez très aromatique, au fruité mûr et frais. La bouche débute caressante, évolue moelleuse au milieu, juteuse, avant de montrer une texture plus serrée. Le vin s’étire en finale avec de la profondeur dans la saveur. Tannicité enveloppée. Bonne longueur. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 84-86/100 « The 2020 Château du Retout is quite backward on the nose of tightly wound, earthy black fruit, pine and a pinch of white pepper. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, but there is a touch of greenness that just pokes out on the finish here. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    Potential alcohol:
    13.5%
    More
  • 4601
    Futures 2020 Médoc
    • Red
    51,00 € ex VAT
    More

    By balancing power and softness, finesse and length, Lousteauneuf has established itself in less than 5 years as the example to follow in the north of the Médoc. He reminds us of Poujeaux 20 years ago.

    Burtschy : 92-93/100 « Élaboré sur argiles profondes, Lousteauneuf se présente avec une robe noire, une grosse matière et
    des tannins. Il lui faudra un peu de temps pour se faire. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 87-89/100 « The 2020 Lousteauneuf, aged in two-thirds new oak with 15% aged in 20-hectoliter foudres, has plenty of black plum, boysenberry and raspberry coulis scents on the nose; this is one of the more opulent Médoc wines this vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and good acidity; maybe a little rustic toward the finish, but it conveys rugged charm. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4602
    Futures 2020 Médoc
    • Red
    54,00 € ex VAT
    More

    Second wine of Clos Manou, the Médoc as we like it: generous, sweet and balanced by a good vivacity. A real treat!

    Quarin : 85/100 « Couleur sombre, d’intensité normale. Nez très aromatique, au fruité mûr. Bouche tendre, fruitée, de corps et de longueur moyens. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4606
    Futures 2020 Haut-médoc
    • Red
    84,00 € ex VAT
    More

    Vinified in the cellars of Ch. Ducru-Beaucaillou, this cuvée benefits from the best care. Its higher proportion of Merlot (68%) makes it a wine of pleasure, gourmet and quickly enjoyable.

    Dupont (Le Point) : 14,5/20 « Fruits noirs. Bouche ronde, souple, gourmande, bien fruitée, finale mûre, plaisant. »
    Burtschy : 91-92/100 « Cette nouvelle cuvée du château Ducru-Beaucaillou [...] est en appellation Haut-Médoc et elle est issue d’une refonte de la gamme avec intégration des vignes à Listrac (ex Fourcas-Borie) et quelques autres. Avec ses arômes de violette, le vin est souple et charmant, très rond, suave, avec une petite dureté en finale pour le moment. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 89-91/100 « It displays good intensity on the nose: blackberry, iodine and iris petals scents, just a scintilla of honey. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, displaying fine depth. The judicious use of new oak allows the black fruit to shine on the finish, with hints of pencil lead on the aftertaste. This is well worth seeking out. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    Potential alcohol:
    13.5%
    More
  • 4605
    Futures 2020 Haut-médoc
    • Red
    85,00 € ex VAT
    More

    Initiator of cold pre-fermentation maceration, Charmail has been offering for 20 years amazing wines of flesh and fruit, which have the particularity of being quickly accessible for Haut-Médoc wines.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 92/100
    Dupont (Le Point) : 14/20 « Nez fruits noirs, bouche aux saveurs légèrement confiturées, moelleux, un peu serré en finale. »
    Quarin : 87/100 « Couleur sombre, intense et vive. Nez moyennement aromatique, au fruité mûr. Bouche moelleuse, très fruitée, savoureuse, agréable, de corps et de longueur moyens. »
    Burtschy : 91-92/100 « La robe est grenat avec des arômes de cassis et végétal. Le vin est peu extrait, d’où le charme et la suavité. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 86-88/100 « The 2020 Charmail is an easygoing, lightweight Haut-Médoc. Dried herbs, cedar, mint, crushed flowers and anise lend aromatic nuance. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 89-91/100 « The 2020 Charmail has a generous nose with raspberry, wild strawberry and undergrowth scents, the new oak neatly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannins, quite structured and grippy, but showing commendable harmony and persistence on the finish. This is a well-made Haut-Médoc that should give over a decade of drinking pleasure. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    Potential alcohol:
    14%
    More
  • 4609
    Futures 2020 Médoc
    • Red
    108,00 € ex VAT
    More

    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.

    Dupont (Le Point) : 16,5/20 « Nez expressif, mûre, myrtille, cerise noire, bouche carrée, dense, tanins assez présents, un peu rugueux à ce stade, long, nerveux. »
    Quarin : 89/100 « Nez moyennement aromatique, pur, au fruité frais et mûr. 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. Longueur moyenne. »
    Burtschy : 91-92/100 « Ce cru très régulier se présente avec une robe grenat et des arômes très fruits rouges. Le vin possède
    une bonne densité et il est bien équilibré. À déguster tranquillement les cinq prochaines années. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « The 2020 Clos Manou is plush and sensual. Blackberry jam, chocolate, cloves and sweet new oak give this flamboyant Merlot plenty of richness. This is an especially unctuous wine, with soft curves and plenty of intensity. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « The 2020 Clos Manou has a gorgeous bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit mixed with rose petal and blood orange aromas. The oak is very well integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, a fine bead of acidity, good weight and a classic, cedar and tobacco finish. Excellent and hopefully good value. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4615
    Futures 2020 Margaux
    • Red
    96,00 € ex VAT
    More

    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.

    Quarin : 89/100 « Couleur sombre, pourpre, vive et intense. Nez très aromatique, au fruité mûr, frais et épicé. Moelleux en entrée de bouche, savoureux au milieu, le vin évolue sur une bonne tenue, sur une finale un tantinet austère, mais sans angle tannique. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 88-90/100 « The 2020 Deyrem Valentin is a rich, heady wine. Black cherry, chocolate, espresso, leather and spice give this ample, racy Margaux quite a bit of darkness to match its supple, dense personality. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 88-90/100 « The 2020 Deyrem Valentin has a ripe, candied, licorice scented bouquet that is more opulent than recent vintages. This wants to make an impression. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, fleshy black fruit and a touch of sea salt mixed with licorice on the finish. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4619
    Futures 2020 Margaux
    • Red
    177,00 € ex VAT
    More

    The arrival of Mr. Derenoncourt as a consultant in 2002 relaunched Prieuré-Lichine, giving it first of all a better aromatic dimension thanks to a more mature grape. The limitation of yields since 2009 has resulted in additional density and volume, which he lacked to compete with his peers.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 93-94/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 91-93/100 « Le nez exprime des notes de fruits frais et une touche de poivre blanc. On retrouve ces notes en bouche. Un vin au profil plutôt tendre et fin. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 16,5/20 et Coup de cœur ♥ « Droit, plein, savoureux, un peu surprenant par son fruité explosif. C'est le style affirmé depuis quelques millésimes de ce cru [...] Le milieu de bouche, qui autrefois semblait un peu mince, a gagné en épaisseur ce qui lui garantit un vieillissement équilibré. »
    Quarin : 90/100 « Nez très aromatique, fin, fruité, pur. Nuance de cerise. Moelleux en entrée de bouche, fruité et très savoureux au milieu, le vin glisse crémeux, savoureux, vers une finale à peine marquée par le bois et longue. »
    Burtschy : 94-96/100 et Coup de cœur ♥ « La robe est grenat sombre avec des arômes intenses d’épices et de fruits noirs. Le vin est très épicé, harmonieux, plein de charme, la finale splendide sur les épices. Un vin superbe ! »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 91-94/100 « The 2020 Prieuré-Lichine opens with very pretty floral and spice overtones. Pliant, silky and nuanced, the 2020 is all charm. The purity of the red/purplish berry fruit is compelling. Readers will find an understated, classy Margaux full of character. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chalky tannins and a fine bead of acidity. Very fresh, with fine salinity on the finish. It actually meliorates as it goes on, leaving you wanting more. This has very good potential. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4622
    Futures 2020 Margaux
    • Red
    246,00 € ex VAT
    More

    Since 2006, Cantenac-Brown has returned to the forefront of the Margaux's scene with wines that are more fleshy, full-bodied and deep than most of its neighbours. A direct competitor of Giscours.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 92-93/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 93-94/100 « Le cru qui vient d’être racheté livre un 2020 de belle gourmandise, avec l’éclat et la générosité du fruit qu’on lui connaît. Un vin savoureux qui termine sur une note acidulée. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 17/20 « Fruits rouges, cerise, bouche fraîche, élégante, du jus, joli fruit, bonne matière, tanins fins, finale croquante, bonne longueur, de l'éclat. »
    Quarin : 92/100 « Nez très aromatique et subtil, au fruité mûr. Caressant à l’attaque, savoureux en milieu de bouche, construit avec de l’arôme, le vin s’achève long, sans angle, avec néanmoins une légère vivacité qui devrait se fondre à l’élevage. »
    Burtschy : 94-95/100 « De robe grenat sombre, le nez est très ouvert et très expressif entre fruits rouges, fruits noirs et épices. Le vin est souple avec un très joli moelleux en milieu de bouche, il n’est pas très puissant, mais il a beaucoup gagné en harmonie. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 94-97/100 « The 2020 Cantenac Brown is an outrageously beautiful wine. Ample, vertical and soaring in its intensity, the 2020 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. [...] What I like most about the 2020 is the way it balances fruit intensity with vibrancy and energy. Cantenac Brown is shaping up to be one of the wines of the vintage. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « The 2020 Cantenac Brown, cropped at 36hl/ha, has quite a precocious bouquet of macerated small black cherries, blueberry, touches of cassis and violet, all very generous and seductive in style. This is a sophisticated and quite cerebral Margaux in a series of excellent recent releases from the estate. Highly recommended. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4670
    Futures 2020 Saint-estèphe
    • Red
    126,00 € ex VAT
    More

    On the terroir of Pez, known to be the best in St-Estèphe (excluding classified growths), the Cazes family uses the same recipes here as those that made Lynch-Bages so successful: generous fruit and opulent texture. Ormes de Pez is an'almost' Lynch-Bages but at a quarter of the price!

    Bettane & Desseauve : 90/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 93-94/100 « Le cru livre un vin de grande séduction et de très bel éclat. Un 2020 à la fois digeste et délié en bouche qui se livre avec un croquant superbe. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 17/20 et Coup de coeur ♥ « Fruits noirs, bouche réduite, droite, serrée, tannique, bon milieu de bouche, frais, très pur. »
    Quarin : 90/100 « Joli nez très aromatique, au fruité pur. Bouche tout en nuances tactiles, savoureuses, juteuses et parfumées. Vin charmeur à la puissance contenue, avec de la minutie dans la trame. Longueur normale et sans angle. »
    Burtschy : 92-93/100 « La robe est sombre avec des arômes intenses de fruits noirs et d’épices. Le vin est souple, le milieu de bouche est très souple aussi grâce à un beau merlot, le vin possède du charme et une belle matière. Il est beaucoup plus accessible qu’autrefois avec une petite touche de fraîcheur. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 88-90/100 « Dried herbs, tobacco, mint, dried flowers and earthy tones lend aromatic nuance to this attractive, mid-weight Saint-Estèphe. It would be nice to see a bit more depth. Perhaps that will come with élevage. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « It has a nicely detailed bouquet of a mélange of red and black fruit – cranberry, blackberry and a touch of blueberry – accompanied by cedar and subtle wild mint aromas [...] there is commendable length and character, not to mention a very attractive openness, to this wine. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    Potential alcohol:
    13%
    More
  • 4672
    Futures 2020 Saint-estèphe
    • Red
    • Wine in organic approach
    141,00 € ex VAT
    More

    On a magnificent gravelly hillock that has nothing to envy that of its neighbour Montrose, Meyney (Crédit Agricole property) is a serious candidate for the title of best Médoc bourgeois cru in each vintage. Long, complex, refined, distinguished tannins: a great Médoc cut for long ageing. Recommended by Mr. De Boüard (Angelus) from the 2014 vintage.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 91-92/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 94-95/100 « La réussite est remarquable, le cru offre un éclat et une grande noblesse en bouche. La fraîcheur du fruit est parfaitement préservée et l’allonge est gourmande. Tout en équilibre. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 16/20 « Bouche tendue, fraîche, tanins onctueux, bonne longueur, gourmand, réglissé. »
    Quarin : 90/100 « Bouche agréablement pulpeuse tout le long de la dégustation. Le vin caresse le palais, savoureux, avant de s’achever sur une finale tramée à la tannicité enveloppée. »
    Burtschy : 93-94/100 «  Le vin se présente avec une jolie matière, en particulier un merlot de choc bien emballé par un beau boisé, l’ensemble est de fort belle longueur. Les argiles si particulières de Meyney étaient parfaites pour un millésime sec comme 2020. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « The 2020 Meyney is a very pretty if somewhat understated wine. In 2020 it has a bit less opulence than in the recent past, but that's not a bad thing at all. Silky, elegant and refined, featuring aromatic red fruit character, gravel, cured meat, scorched earth, spice, crushed rocks and rose petals. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins and graphite-laced blackberry. Quite citric toward the finish, showing Pauillac-like pretentions. This is a classy Saint-Estèphe from Meyney that will age with style. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4686
    Futures 2020 Pomerol
    • Red
    411,00 € ex VAT
    More

    Always of a high level for a reasonable price (in Pomerol), Gazin wines, moderately full-bodied and marked by truffles, are the archetype of the appellation.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 95-96/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 93-95/100 « Expression ample mais mesurée, svelte et complète à la fois. Le détail aromatique de ce fruit distingué (floralité, épices, subtile touche chlorophyllienne) est inné. Très belle cohérence d’ensemble de l’échantillon, comme souvent un peu plus vif et serré que ces voisins. Dans ce millésime précoce et chaleureux, Gazin demeure fidèle à son style distingué, ce dont nous nous réjouissons. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 17/20 « Joli nez, bouche légère, droite, gourmande, tendue, fraîcheur en finale malgré un taux d'alcool de 14,7°, tendre, élégant, gourmand. »
    Quarin : 93/100 « Nez très aromatique, fin, fruité, parfumé et subtil. Délicat en entrée de bouche, très savoureux, très fruité et nuancé au milieu, le vin caresse le palais et s’achève sur une bonne longueur sans angle tannique, ni austérité. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 94/100 « The 2020 Gazin, which contains no Cabernet Franc this year, has a wonderful bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, crushed stone and pressed iris petal scents, very focused and precise, that really whisks you down to Pomerol. The medium-bodied palate displays fine-grained tannins and a silver bead of acidity. Very sapid with a little more dryness on the finish than its peers, which gets the saliva flowing. Classic Pomerol through and through. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    Potential alcohol:
    14.5%
    More
  • 4695
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
    • Red
    120,00 € ex VAT
    More

    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. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    Potential alcohol:
    14%
    More
  • 4699
    Futures 2020 Saint-Émilion
    • Red
    165,00 € ex VAT
    More

    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. »

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    Potential alcohol:
    14.5%
    More
  • 4955
    Futures 2020 Santenay Village dry white
    • Dry white
    119,00 € ex VAT
    More

    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".

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4740
    Futures 2020 Bourgogne rouge
    • Red
    • Certified organic wine
    107,00 € ex VAT
    More

    Cyprien Arlaud has awakened this beautiful family estate of 15 hectares between Gevrey, Morey and Chambolle. Its wines, biodynamic since 2010, complete and delicious, have a frankness, a voluptuousness of texture and a rare aromatic elegance. The most recent vintages attest to remarkable progress, this domain clearly aims for excellence. Rated two stars in the guide 2021 of La Revue du Vin de France.

    Nomination: Cyprien Arlaud was elected "Winemaker of the Year" in the magazine "Bourgogne Aujourd'hui" in March 2017.

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4742
    Futures 2020 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er cru
    • Red
    • Certified organic wine
    342,00 € ex VAT
    More

    Cyprien Arlaud has awakened this beautiful family estate of 15 hectares between Gevrey, Morey and Chambolle. Its wines, biodynamic since 2010, complete and delicious, have a frankness, a voluptuousness of texture and a rare aromatic elegance. The most recent vintages attest to remarkable progress, this domain clearly aims for excellence. Rated two stars in the guide 2021 of La Revue du Vin de France.

    Nomination: Cyprien Arlaud was elected "Winemaker of the Year" in the magazine "Bourgogne Aujourd'hui" in March 2017.

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4744
    Futures 2020 Charmes-Chambertin grand cru
    • Red
    • Certified organic wine
    945,00 € ex VAT
    More

    Cyprien Arlaud has awakened this beautiful family estate of 15 hectares between Gevrey, Morey and Chambolle. Its wines, biodynamic since 2010, complete and delicious, have a frankness, a voluptuousness of texture and a rare aromatic elegance. The most recent vintages attest to remarkable progress, this domain clearly aims for excellence. Rated two stars in the guide 2021 of La Revue du Vin de France.

    Nomination: Cyprien Arlaud was elected "Winemaker of the Year" in the magazine "Bourgogne Aujourd'hui" in March 2017.

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4752
    Futures 2020 Côte de Nuits Villages
    • Red
    • Certified organic wine
    175,00 € ex VAT
    More

    Owned by AXA Millésimes since 1987, Domaine de l'Arlot covers 15 hectares spread over Nuits-Saint-Georges (Prémeaux) and Vosne-Romanée. A domain of excellence producing dense reds but on chiselled structures, wines that are both fleshy and delicate at the same time. Promoted three stars in the 2020 Revue du Vin de France guide.

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4758
    Futures 2020 Saint-péray
    • Dry white
    120,00 € ex VAT
    More

    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

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4762
    Futures 2020 Crozes-hermitage rouge
    • Red
    112,00 € ex VAT
    More

    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 2022 Revue du Vin de France guide.

    Thanks to vines (Syrah) 60 years old, Michel Tardieu produces a 'grand' Crozes-Hermitage. Divided between fruit and minerality, in a round and silky style more Burgundian than Rhodanian, a perfect introduction to the Hermitage's wines.

    Terroirs : Larnage, Battis, Gervans, Habrard
    Varieties (age of vines) : 100% syrah (more than 60 years)
    Alcohol content : 13,5°
    Vinification : 1/3 not destemmed grapes
    Ageing : 12 months in new and one wine old barrels, than 6 months in wooden tank
    Bottling : no fining and no filtration

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More
  • 4763
    Futures 2020 Saint-joseph rouge
    • Red
    136,00 € ex VAT
    More

    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 2022 Revue du Vin de France guide.

    This Saint-Joseph Vieilles Vignes is a perfect balance between the gourmet raspberry/cherry fruit (as in Hermitage) and the mineral tension of the schist and granite subsoil (as in Cornas). Syrah and serine (small syrah), aged 60 and over 100 years respectively.

    Terroirs : La Madonne and Chanson in Chavanay, Sainte-Épine in Saint-Jean de Muzols, Les Oliviers, Le Paradis and Saint-Joseph in Mauves
    Varieties (age of vines) : 100% syrah (more than 40 years)
    Alcohol content : 13.5°
    Vinification : 1/3 not destemmed grapes
    Ageing : 10 months in new and one wine old barrels, than 6 months in wooden tank
    Bottling : no fining and no filtration

    To keep or to drink:
    Available February 2022
    More