2021 Futures

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Newsletters Futures 2020

  • 5547
    Futures 2021 Pomerol
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    Vieux Château Certan is certainly, with a high proportion of Cabernet Franc (30% on average), the most classic, firm and distinguished Pomerol wine. It does not have the softness and immediate charm of other great Pomerol, but still keeps all these promises as it ages. Very classy!

    Revue du Vin de France : 92-94/100 « Les vieilles vignes de “VCC” ont bien répondu aux contraintes du millésime, enfantant un vin plein d’éclat et d’agilité, noblement parfumé [...] Comme tous les meilleurs vins de Pomerol cette année, il déploie sa matière avec beaucoup de souplesse, de naturel, d’évidence.  »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 95-96/100
    Galloni (Vinous) : 96-98/100 « The purity of the flavors is just mind-bending. [...] Readers who can find the 2021 should not hesitate, as it is truly magical. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « The palate is beautifully balanced with exquisite definition, not powerful and certainly not opulent, yet built around finesse, precision and charm. [...] Pure class. »

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  • 5550
    Futures 2021 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).

    Revue du Vin de France : 94-96/100 « Aromatique, ouvert, délié, remarquable de transparence dans ses nuances florales et mentholées, voici un grand pomerol au charme septentrional »
    Quarin : 95/100 « En bouche, c'est juste un nuage qui fond sur le palais, d'une grande délicatesse de sève. Belle finale subtile, délicieuse et sèveuse. Irrésistible »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « Bright saline accents and vivid floral aromatics lend energy to a core of red-fleshed fruit.»
    Martin (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « The palate follows in a similar vein, a Le Pin imbued with a sense of athleticism, no excess fat, framed by fine tannins and a laser-focused finish. »

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  • 5551
    Futures 2021 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".

    Revue du Vin de France : 90-91/100 « Nez de graphite avec une touche de sous-bois. Compte tenu du gel, il ne reste dans le vin que la quintessence des superbes merlots. Le vin est en place et dégage une belle minéralité, les tanins se resserrent un peu en finale. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 88-89/100
    Quarin : 88/100 « Nez moyennement intense, au fruité mûr. Bouche tout en douceur, savoureuse et à peine tannique dans la persistance. Longueur moyenne. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 15.5/20 « Bouche charnue, réglissée, finale sapide. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 88-90/100 « A bit light in this vintage, but quite attractive just the same.  »
    Martin (Vinous) : 88-90/100 « The palate is ripe on the entry with sweet chewy black fruit and a smooth texture, though it's missing just a little complexity. »

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  • 5553
    Futures 2021 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
    Quarin : 87/100 « Nez moyennement aromatique, fruité, qui merlote. Bouche fruitée, tendre, évoluant légèrement boisée dans la persistance. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The 2021 Fombrauge is a bright, punchy wine. [...] a decidedly supple Fombrauge built on a core of red-fleshed fruit and bright acids, with less overt richness and oak intensity than in the past. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 86-88/100 « Like the aromatics, I feel that the palate is pushed to compensate for the shortcomings of the growing season, and while it has presence, it is missing complexity and delineation »

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  • 5552
    Futures 2021 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 : 91-92/100
    Quarin : 92/100 « Nez très aromatique, au fruité mûr, subtil et crémeux. Il évolue profond et truffé à l'agitation du verre. Minutieux en entrée de bouche et très vite suave au milieu, avec un corps confortable et un déroulé puissant, ce vin prend un petit look italien en fin de bouche, quand le caractère juteux s'allie à son énergie. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The 2021 Poesia is a firm, closed Saint-Émilion endowed with quite a bit of energy and sheer power. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « It has a touch more fruit concentration than the Barde-Haut, featuring dark berries, crushed stone and a touch of melted tar. »

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  • 5554
    Futures 2021 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 : 92/100
    Quarin : 92/100 «  Nez très aromatique, au fruité pur et subtil. Velouté en entrée de bouche, très savoureux au milieu, avec un corps fondant, le vin évolue riche en saveurs, sur une longue finale nuancée et agréable. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « All the elements are very nicely balanced. Specifically, the oak imprint is not as present as in previous years, and that's a good thing. The 2021 is beautifully done from start to finish. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « A much more linear and vertical Barde-Haut compared to recent vintages, ending in a lightly spiced finish. Give this very commendable Saint-Émilion three or four years in bottle. »

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  • 5558
    Futures 2021 Saint-Émilion
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    Second wine of Quintus, in a finely extracted, mellow and melting style.

    Quarin : 90/100 «  Bouche fascinante de par cette nuance de gelée de mûres qui égaye le palais. Le vin fond, juteux, noble et fin. Belle finale longue et incrachable. Un délice ! »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « It offers lovely depth and energy throughout. Dark-fleshed fruit, spice, leather and menthol are all laced together. This succulent, stylish Saint-Émilion is all charm. »

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  • 5556
    Futures 2021 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.

    Revue du Vin de France : 90-91/100 « Séduisants parfums de fruits rouges au nez. Finesse, complexité, belle tension et densité de matière caractérisent ce 2021. Le floral pointe en finale. »
    Quarin : 90/100 « Belle couleur sombre et pourpre. Nez intense, au fruité mûr. Bouche charnue, au déroulé gracieux, évoluant puissante et sèveuse dans la persistance. C'est long et très bon. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 16/20 « Bonne vivacité, long, fruité pur. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « Silky, aromatic and gracious, the Virginie is all charm. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 89-91/100 « Fine, and probably earlier-drinking than previous vintages. »

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  • 5557
    Futures 2021 Saint-Émilion
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    As well maintained as Canon-La Gaffelière (same owner), under the direction of Mr. Derenoncourt, Clos de l'Oratoire offers practically the same fullness and intensity for half the price.

    Revue du Vin de France : 89-90/100 « Un peu taiseux au nez, le vin affiche une matière légère dans le style du millésime : fruit rouge intense et vivacité en finale. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 90-91/100
    Dupont (Le Point) : 17/20 « Bouche ample, complète, bonne fraîcheur. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « Dynamic and vibrant in the glass, impresses for its finely cut, somewhat nervous personality. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 89-90/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, nice balance and neatly integrated oak, though it lacks a bit of flair on the finish. Still, it should give 10–12 years of pleasure. »

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  • 5559
    Futures 2021 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.

    Revue du Vin de France : 91-92/100 « Le cassis domine une bouche charnue, ce qui est une gageure dans ce millésime. Le vin est doté en milieu de bouche de beaux amers et se livre sur l’énergie d’un tanin mûr. La finale revient sur la violette et une douce minéralité. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 94/100
    Quarin : 91/100 « Délicat en entrée de bouche, puis très savoureux au milieu, avec un joli toucher et un corps juteux, le vin parfume le palais. Il s'achève sèveux, sur une bonne longueur à la tannicité minutieuse. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « The 2021 Fonroque is deep, fleshy and super-expressive. [...] All the elements are very nicely balanced throughout. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 86-88/100 « The 2021 Fonroque offers ripe wild cherries, cassis and violets on the nose, which is quite opulent considering the vintage, though it needs a little more delineation. »

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  • 5560
    Futures 2021 Saint-Émilion
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    • Certified organic wine
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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 : 90-91/100
    Quarin : 88/100 « Nez intense, fruité et légèrement boisé. Caressant en entrée de bouche, très fruité au milieu, le vin évolue un brin âpre en finale, tout en restant savoureux. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The 2021 Petit Gravet Aîné is elegant and nuanced, but it is also going to need time to fully come together. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « Fresh and saline on the finish, this comes recommended (especially if you have a penchant for Cabernet Franc). »

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  • 5561
    Futures 2021 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.

    Revue du Vin de France : 90-92/100 « Le nez dévoile la touche florale du millésime. Le fruit se réveille en milieu de bouche. Les tanins assument leur rôle et “verticalisent” un vin poivré en finale. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 90-91/100
    Quarin : 93/100 « Bouche délicieuse, fondante, avec beaucoup de minutie dans la texture. Elle évolue sur un charme redoutable et un retour de la saveur de mûres dans la persistance, le tout sur une touche boisée, toastée particulièrement bien ajustée. C'est superbe ! »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 15.5/20 « Bouche dense, fruité pur. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « Open and resonant in the glass, the 2021 offers a beguiling mix of red/purplish fruit, rose petal, lavender, sage and mint, with veins of salinity that lend energy as well as direction. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « Not a powerful Les Grandes Murailles, yet stylish and with plenty of character. »

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  • 5562
    Futures 2021 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!

    Bettane & Desseauve : 92-93/100
    Quarin : 92/100 « Nuance très chic de gelée de mûres. Délicatement charnu en entrée de bouche, parfumé au milieu, avec une pointe de truffe, très bien construit, le vin caresse le palais, tout en nuances parfumées. C'est très bon. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « This is a pretty understated vintage for Clos Saint-Julien, but the balance is there. I especially like the energy. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 89-91/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannins, quite sinewy and nicely balanced. »

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  • 5563
    Futures 2021 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.

    Revue du Vin de France : 91-92/100 « Fraîcheur et franchise caractérisent ce vin. L’extraction des tanins s’est faite en douceur. Il possède du volume et de l’envergure malgré une baisse d’énergie en bouche. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 94-95/100
    Quarin : 91/100 « Bouche au corps caressant, avec de la présence et un joli goût de fruits mûrs tout le long du palais. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 16/20 « Bouche veloutée, du fruit. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The well-balanced palate is fresh and crisp with fine-grained tannins. Silky-smooth leading into a very persistent, tensile finish. This continues La Dominique's upward trajectory. Excellent. »

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  • 5564
    Futures 2021 Saint-Émilion
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    A brilliant success since 2015 for this great terroir just below Ausone: aromatic precision, superlative but harmonious depth, a big bravo to Mr. Mallet (owner) and Mr. Derenoncourt (advisor).

    Revue du Vin de France : 94-95/100 « L’ensemble est construit sur une belle dynamique, sans rigidité. La structure est d’une grande élégance, on y sent aussi les épices douces. Le vin se montre élancé, les tanins assez croquants et la finale digeste. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 96/100
    Quarin : 94/100 « Délicat en entrée de bouche, très aromatique au milieu, le vin caresse le palais et va ascendant en finale, subtilement tramé. Belle longueur à la tannicité nuancée et parfumée. Ensemble raffiné et très bon. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 17.5-18/20 « Bouche savoureuse, beaucoup de fraîcheur, [...] complet, persistant et très savoureux. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « The 2021 La Gaffelière is a wine of extraordinary finesse and class. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « Conveying good intensity and vibrancy, this continues a strong run for this Saint-Émilion estate. »

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  • 5568
    Futures 2021 Saint-Émilion
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    Rocheyron is the result of a friendly and professional partnership between Sylvio Denz (Faugères and Lafaurie-Peyraguey) and Peter Sisseck (Pingus). Since 2010, they have been investing in this small 8-hectare vineyard, located entirely on the asteriated limestone plateau characteristic of Saint-Émilion: tilling the soil, conversion to organic farming (certified in 2020), gentle vinification at low temperatures... Rocheyron is constantly progressing, and each year offers wines with an unequalled tannic softness.

    Martin (Vinous) : 90-92/100 «The palate is silky-smooth, pure and charming, with lightly spiced red fruit and a slightly ferrous finish»

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  • 5566
    Futures 2021 Saint-Émilion
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    Immediate neighbour of Pavia, Larcis-Ducasse was logically promoted to 1st Grand Cru Classé in 2012 due to its full south-facing hillside exposure and the brilliant work of the Thienpont-Derenoncourt tandem.

    Revue du Vin de France : 94-96/100 « La robe est plus sombre que la moyenne des vins du millésime. Le nez floral est teinté de notes de fruits rouges (fraise, cerise). L’exposition sud a permis de conserver de la chair autour de la colonne vertébrale du vin. Les tanins sont crémeux, élégants. Beaucoup de distinction dans une finale aux notes de chlorophylle. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 95/100
    Quarin : 95/100 « Nez intense, fruité, subtil et complexe. Jolie nuance fleurie. Touche de noisette. Minutieux en entrée de bouche, très parfumé au milieu, avec du goût, de la présence, le vin fond au palais, savoureux, long et un brin boisé à cet âge. C'est très bon. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « The 2021 is more power than finesse. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « Quite saline in the mouth, this is distinguished by a liberal sprinkling of cracked black and Spanish Padron pepper towards the finely persistent finish. Classy and full of character. »

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  • 5567
    Futures 2021 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.

    Revue du Vin de France : 94-96/100 « Robe profonde et brillante ; touche de menthe fraîche sur un fruit gras (myrtille), acidulé au nez. En bouche, la structure est fluide, souple, légère, à la pointe délicatement poivrée, les tanins raffinés.  »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 95-96/100 
    Quarin : 94/100 « Délicat à l'attaque, fruité, le vin prend de la saveur à partir du milieu de bouche. Il s'étire long et parfumé, délicat, avec des nuances d'orange. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 17/20 « Bouche dense, onctueuse, tannique. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The 2021 Pavie Macquin is a rich, heady wine, as it typically is. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « More "vertical" than usual, this is nicely focused with a delineated, quite mineral-driven finish that showcases its asteriated limestone terroir. Excellent. »

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  • 5572
    Futures 2021 Saint-Émilion
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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 :
    Quarin : 95/100 « Minutieux en entrée de bouche, particulièrement aromatique au milieu, complexe et profond, avec de la classe dans le toucher, le vin prend de la puissance entre le milieu et la finale. Il s'achève long, suave, sèveux et délicieux. Il s'agit là de l'expression la plus aboutie que je connaisse dans Quintus à cet âge. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The 2021 Quintus is the most elegant wine I have ever tasted here, by a wide measure. [...] All the elements are so well balanced. Bright saline notes linger on the finish. This is impressive for the year. »


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  • 5573
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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.

    Revue du Vin de France : 96-97/100 « La pureté de Clos Fourtet 2021 se caractérise par une belle harmonie de fruits rouges. Tout est en équilibre : l’envergure, la tension et la texture soyeuse. L’aristocratie habituelle du vin s’adosse à l’énergie du millésime. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 95-96/100
    Quarin : 94/100 « Délicat en entrée de bouche et immédiatement doué d'un toucher minutieux et raffiné, le vin évolue savoureux, tendre, légèrement velouté, vers une finale sèveuse dans laquelle revient un brin de vivacité. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 17/20 « Fraîcheur salivante et douceur des tanins, finale soyeuse, délicate » 
    Galloni (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « The 2021 Clos Fourtet is very clearly one of the wines of the vintage on the Right Bank. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « A less concentrated Clos Fourtet, even with the bleeding, but it retains balance and displays salinity and precision on the finish. »

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  • 5575
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    Revue du Vin de France : 93-95/100 « La trame est dense, la concentration parfaite. Le fruit est encore très mûr et la densité typique de Valandraud. La fraîcheur se conjugue à un tanin crémeux mais vibrant qui donne plus d’énergie à la finale. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 96-97/100
    Quarin : 95/100 « Moelleux en entrée de bouche, velouté au milieu, le vin évolue plein, en caressant le palais, vers une longue finale savoureuse, à la tannicité enrobée et riche en saveurs. »
    Dupont (Le Point) : 17/20 « Milieu de bouche moelleux, réglisse, finale nette, sapide. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « The 2021 Valandraud is compelling. Bright acids give the 2021 terrific purity and cut. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « More linear than previous vintages, yet fresh, this is well-defined toward the finish, where a pleasant spiciness carries over on the aftertaste. »

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  • 5641
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    Bettane & Desseauve : 92-93/100
    Quarin : 93/100 « Délicatement charnu à l'attaque, savoureux au milieu, très fondant, le vin caresse le palais. Il évolue avec du goût, délicat, très fruité et incrachable. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « Dark cherry, cloves, leather, crushed rocks, rose petal and blood orange are some of the myriad aromas and flavors that develop with a little coaxing. The 2021 is a deeply intriguing wine. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « For the first time, I think L'If matches Le Pin pound for pound. »

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  • 5570
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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.

    Revue du Vin de France : 94-96/100 « Fruit rouge très mûr sur des notes d'orange sanguine. La bouche complexe, vibrante d’énergie et pourvue d'une belle concentration est structurée par un tanin soyeux. Cette nouvelle Mondotte, plus austère, n’en est que plus séduisante. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 95-96/100
    Dupont (Le Point) : 17.5/20 « Bouche vive, très droite, savoureuse, grande persistance »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « Like all of the Neipperg wines, La Mondotte shows terrific energy and drive. [...] The purity of the flavors is striking. I am so looking forward to tasting the 2021 in bottle. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « Much less powerful than the La Mondotte of old. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, juicy and ripe, well balanced with a silky smooth finish. »

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  • 5577
    Futures 2021 Saint-Émilion
    • Red
    572,00 € ex VAT Case of 3 bottles
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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?).

    Revue du Vin de France : 96-97/100 « La finesse et la pureté du terroir se mêlent à un fruit radieux et à une floralité intense (œillet, pivoine). L’attaque “merlote”, puis le cabernet franc supplante son codisciple en milieu de bouche, le cabernet-sauvignon clôt le débat. La barrique a commencé à arrondir le vin. La finale s’allonge avec élégance dans le plus pur style Figeac. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 97/100
    Galloni (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « The 2021 Figeac is a super-classy, elegant Saint-Émilion. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « Unequivocally one the finest Right Bank wines in 2021. Frédéric Faye continues to guide Figeac to the pinnacle of the appellation. »

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  • 5579
    Futures 2021 Saint-Émilion
    • Red
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    Brilliant even in the smallest vintages (1992 was a masterpiece), Angelus has become in 20 years a world-renowned star producing dense, intense wines with surfine tannins. Promoted in 2012 to 1st Grand Cru Classé A, like Ausone or Cheval Blanc, the prices are skyrocketing.

    Bettane & Desseauve : 96/100
    Quarin : 95/100 « Délicat en entrée de bouche, très raffiné au milieu, avec un corps fondant et de l'énergie entre le milieu et la finale, ce vin fin avance lentement, précisément, sans montrer le tannin. Il s'achève long et surtout plus délicieux que jamais à cet âge. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « For the first time ever, Angélus is 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot in 2021. There's terrific density and power, especially within the context of the year. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « Displaying fine tension throughout, though not astoundingly long, this Angelus deserves 4–5 years in bottle to show its true potential.»

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  • 5609
    Futures 2021 Crozes-Hermitage blanc
    • Dry white
    112,50 € ex VAT
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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.

    Predominantly Marsanne (vines over 50 years old), a Crozes-Hermitage Vieilles Vignes dry white wine, aromatic (apricot, peach, frangipane...) and fat, with a judicious touch of bitterness on the finish.

    Terroirs : Gervans, Habrard, Tenay (granite soils)
    Varieties (age of vines) : 80% marsanne (more than 50 years), 20% roussanne (more than 50 years)
    Ageing : 8 months in new and one wine old barrels (Allier-Tronçais-Jupille)
    Bottling : no fining and very light filtration

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  • 5611
    Futures 2021 Châteauneuf-du-pape blanc
    • Dry white
    168,00 € ex VAT
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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 2022 Revue du Vin de France guide.

    A blend of grenache, roussanne, clairette and bourboulenc, this white Châteauneuf plays the card of freshness and discretion. With aromas of white peach and orange blossom, its natural power will be fully expressed after 5 to 6 years of aging.

    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)
    Ageing : 8 months in new and one or two wines old barrels
    Bottling : no fining and very light filtration

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  • 5613
    Futures 2021 Hermitage blanc
    • Dry white
    264,00 € ex VAT
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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 2022 Revue du Vin de France guide.


    Splendid Hermitage white wine, 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne, with aromas of peach and acacia honey, with a characteristic touch of marzipan.

    Terroirs : Pierrelles, Beaume, Murets, La Croix
    Varieties (age of vines) : 80% marsanne (more than 50 years), 20% roussanne (more than 40 years)
    Ageing : 12 months in new and one old barrels, then 12 months in foudre Stockinger
    Bottling : no fining and very light filtration

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  • 5614
    Futures 2021 Crozes-hermitage rouge
    • Red
    112,00 € ex VAT
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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 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 : Gervans, les Méjeans
    Varieties (age of vines) : 100 % Syrah, Serine (60 years and more)
    Ageing : 12 months in new  and one old barrels, then 6 months in foudres
    Bottling : No fining, no filtration

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  • 5615
    Futures 2021 Saint-joseph rouge
    • Red
    136,00 € ex VAT
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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 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.

    Varieties : 100 % Syrah, Serine (60 years and more)
    Ageing : 12 months in new and one old barrels, then 8 months in foudres
    Bottling : No fining, no filtration 

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