2021 Futures

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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.

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.

  • 5408

    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.

    Blending : 50 % sauvignon gris, 40 % sauvignon blanc, 10 % sémillon.

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  • 5410

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

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  • 5423
    Futures 2021 Côtes de Castillon
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    A 6 ha property (92% Merlot) acquired in 2011 by Mr. Thienpont (Pavie-Macquin, Larcis-Ducasse...). After a break-in period, Alcée takes off in 2016, standing out from its neighbours by its emphasis on finesse, minerality and distinction. A wine with more length than breadth.

    Already ranked among the "essential producers" in the 2019 Bettane&Desseauve guide.

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  • 5426
    Futures 2021 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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  • 5435
    Futures 2021 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.

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  • 5436
    Futures 2021 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. Incomparably superior to the neighbouring Pomerol of the same price.

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  • 5438
    Futures 2021 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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  • 5452
    Futures 2021 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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    Galloni (Vinous) : 96-98/100 « I don't think I have ever tasted a young Carmes with this level of precision. [...] The 2021 is a magical wine. That's all there is to it. »
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  • 5464
    Futures 2021 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 « Nez intense, frais et très fruité. Minutieux en entrée de bouche, juteux au milieu, avec de l'éclat dans la saveur, le vin évolue savoureux, plaisant et sans angle tannique. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 90-92/100 « Clos Manou is beautifully done in 2021. It is sure to find many fans. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 89-91/100 « The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very good concentration and a bit of hardness on the finish, but that will soften, and there is certainly more energy here than in many other Médoc wines. »

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  • 5472
    Futures 2021 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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  • 5508
    Futures 2021 Pauillac
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    Ideally located on the Mouton plateau, next to prestigious crus classés such as d'Armailhac, Clerc-Milon and Pontet-Canet, Pibran is owned by the insurance company AXA and benefits from the expertise of the technical team of Pichon-Baron (same owner). There are only a few unclassified wines left in Pauillac, and Pibran is by far the best of them!

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    Quarin : 92/100 « Bouche particulièrement hédoniste, au relief aromatique intense, évoluant avec du corps, du goût et une finale délicieuse et sans angle tannique. »
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  • 5539
    Futures 2021 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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  • 5542
    Futures 2021 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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  • 5548
    Futures 2021 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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  • 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).

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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.

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  • 5560
    Futures 2021 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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  • 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!

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    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. »
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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.

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  • 5570
    Futures 2021 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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  • 5576

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    Quarin : 95/100 « Très belle évolution complexe dans le verre sur une dominante de framboise. Minutieux en entrée de bouche, particulièrement savoureux au milieu, délicat et éclatant dans ses saveurs, le vin s'étire en finale, savoureux, suave et fin. C'est superbe ! »
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  • 5578
    Futures 2021 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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  • 5581
    Futures 2021 Saint-Émilion
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    Impossible to resist the unspeakable complexity of its bouquet, floral and fruity, spicy and liquorice, as well as the incredible depth of its fresh and sumptuous finish. Great art, all the glory of Cabernet Franc on a limestone hillside. Pauline Vauthier manages the 7 hectares of Ausone like a (very) great Burgundy wine. Magistral!

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    Quarin : 97/100 « Nez intense, fin, fruité et pur. Il mélange les nuances florales avec celles des fruits mûrs noirs. Cette texture minutieuse ultra raffinée dès l'entrée en bouche, conduit tout le déroulé de la dégustation. Suave au milieu, noble et complexe, avec beaucoup de goût et une classe folle, ce vin s'achève délicieux et incrachable. [...] Une fois encore, Ausone est sur le toit du monde. »
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  • 5610

    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.

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  • 5612
    Futures 2021 Condrieu blanc
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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.

    100% Viognier (45 years old), from the best terroirs of the appellation including the famous Vernon hillside. A Condrieu that is restrained, expressive and complex but without exuberance.

    Terroirs : Paton, Lys de Volan, La Bonnette, Rochecourbe, Les Rivoires, Merlant
    Varieties (age of vines) : 100% viognier (45 years)
    Alcohol content : 13.5°
    Ageing : 10 months in new and one wine old barrels
    Bottling : no fining and very light filtration

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  • 5617

    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.

    The rare Cuvée Vieilles Vignes is uncompromising, with Syrahs aged from 80 to over 100 years on two plots of land on the hillside, vinified 75% in whole clusters. Expect at least 15 years of cellar ageing.

    Terroirs : 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 wine old barrels
    Bottling : no fining and no filtration

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  • 5625

    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.

    In addition to his classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Michel Tardieu produces an original cuvée, the Cuvée Spéciale, 100% century-old Grenache, which is incredibly rich and voluptuous. A superlative wine aged in barrels in barrels of at least one wine (no new barrels to best express the sweetness of old grenaches).

    Terroirs : at the base of La Crau on sandy soils
    Varieties (age of vines) : 99% grenache (more than 100 years), 1% others
    Alcohol content : 14.5°
    Vinification : 100% not destemmed grapes
    Ageing : 12 months in two or three wines old barrels, and 12 months in wooden tank
    Bottling : no fining and no filtration

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  • 5628
    Futures 2021 Spain (Ribera del Duero)
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    Amazing story as that of Dominio de Pingus. Created in 1995 by Peter Sisseck, a Danish (!), this estate a few kilometres from Vega Sicilia has become a cult in less than 15 years.

    Flor de Pingus is the second wine, coming from the Dominio de Pingus and neighbouring parcels acquired by fermage, 100% tempranillo aged 50 years, biodynamic since 2005. 4000 cases produced per year.

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  • 5629
    Futures 2021 Spain (Ribera del Duero)
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    Amazing story as that of Dominio de Pingus. Created in 1995 by Peter Sisseck, a Danish (!), this estate a few kilometres from Vega Sicilia has become a cult in less than 15 years.

    Pingus is the great wine, made from the 4 ha of the estate, 100% tempranillo aged 70 years, biodynamic since 2000. 450 cases per year (an average yield of 10hl/ha, not counting small vintages, such as the 2002, totally downgraded in Flor de Pingus).

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