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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.
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!
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.).
Bettane & Desseauve : 89-90/100
Quarin : 90/100 « Bouche fondante et aérienne, avec du goût et des nuances épicées subtiles. Ensemble délicat, pur et sans lourdeur. C'est très bon. »
Martin (Vinous) : 89-91/100 « The palate is ripe and honeyed on the entry. It needs a little more tension though the finish, but it retains freshness and meliorates in the glass. »
With a winegrowing past dating back to the 17th century and classified as a 3rd growth in 1855, Château Marquis d'Alesme has nevertheless fallen into decline as it has been bought up (many times).
The Perrodo family (Labégorce, Labégorce-Zédée, La Tour de Mons) acquired it in 2006 in a poor state of repair, with solid ambitions: redistribution of the small 15-hectare vineyard, meticulous work in the vineyard, and a state-of-the-art winery... The vineyard has regained its credentials in recent vintages, as confirmed by the critics' notes and comments.
Revue du Vin de France : 93-94/100 « Voici un vin bien construit, avec une bouche structurée et un joli grain de tanins. Encore un peu compact, il possède beaucoup de réserve et d’énergie. »
Quarin : 91/100 « Nez très aromatique, fin, fruité, pur et subtil. Tendre à l'attaque, minutieux en milieu de bouche, savoureux, le vin caresse le palais. Il monte en finale sèveux et fin dans ses arômes et son tannin. »
Dupont (Le Point) : 15/20 « Bouche dense, puissante, riche »
Galloni (Vinous) : 92-94/100 « The 2021 Marquis d'Alesme is packed with inky dark fruit, licorice, lavender, spice, graphite and new leather. Although not exactly the last word in finesse, the 2021 certainly packs a good bit of punch. »
Martin (Vinous) : 91-93/100 « Now, this has a lovely bouquet with iris flower infusing the lifted black fruit, fine mineralité here. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannins, fine grip, slightly saline with a bit of sinew on the finish. »