2021 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.

In the "Top of the Top" category, we group together the podium (i.e. the dozen or so most exciting wines with the best scores of the vintage) of what we consider to be the most reliable tasters and which we regularly report on:

- Michel Bettane, bettanedesseauve.com
- Jacques Dupont, Le Point
- La Revue du Vin de France
- Jean-Marc Quarin (quarin.com)
- Bernard Burtschy (burtschy.com)
- Antonio Galloni and Neal Martin (vinous.com)

You will see in good place the most prestigious domains, therefore the most expensive, but also several challengers who create the surprise...

 

  • 5409
    Futures 2021 Pessac-Leognan white
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    In white, Domaine de Chevalier produces a model unique among its peers, made of tension, vivacity and energy. Its mineral side and its capacity to age (30 years and more) bring it closer to the greatest Burgundy whites.

    Revue du Vin de France :
    Bettane & Desseauve :
    Quarin :
    Galloni (Vinous) :
    Martin (Vinous) :

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  • 5412
    Futures 2021 Pessac-Leognan white
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    The white wine of Smith Haut Lafitte has built up a solid reputation over the last 10 years, even if it is not a grand cru classé (but Haut-Brion blanc and Pape-Clément blanc are not either). A happy marriage of wood and fruit, it always delivers a beautiful aromatic complexity, from lime blossom to citrus, and a lively, rich and fine structure.

    Revue du Vin de France :
    Bettane & Desseauve :
    Quarin :
    Galloni (Vinous) : 96-98/100 « The 2021 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc is one of the great white wines of the vintage. Soaring in its aromatic intensity and sheer volume, the 2021 saturates every corner of the palate with its unctuousness and richness. »
    Martin (Vinous) :

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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.

    Revue du Vin de France :
    Bettane & Desseauve :
    Quarin :
    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. »
    Martin (Vinous) :

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  • 5455
    Futures 2021 Pessac-Léognan red
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    Haut-Brion is the most famous of all the Bordeaux growths, having twice been classified as 1er grand cru, in 1855 and again in 1959 (Graves classification). Haut-Brion is both the oldest of the Grands Crus, with more than five centuries (since 1509) behind it, and the most innovative, introducing stainless steel vats as early as 1960 and green harvesting as early as 1980.
    Its particular situation within the Bordeaux agglomeration makes it the earliest Premier Cru on the left bank, a clear advantage in less mature vintages. For this reason, Haut-Brion's consistency is a benchmark for the whole of Bordeaux, with the intense bouquet of fresh earth, smoke and pine resin so characteristic of the appellation.
    Fortunately, the unique silhouette of its bottle has disrupted the Asian market and has not triggered the same speculative interest there as it has for the other 1er grands crus classés. Haut-Brion is today without question the most qualitative and the least expensive of the premiers.

    Revue du Vin de France :
    Bettane & Desseauve :
    Quarin :
    Galloni (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « The 2021 Haut-Brion is all class, all finesse. »
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  • 5488

    No other vintage can better express the magical association that is so difficult to obtain simultaneously finesse and power. A first growth without rival in its style!

    Revue du Vin de France :
    Bettane & Desseauve :
    Quarin : 96/100 « Minutieux en entrée de bouche, particulièrement aromatique au milieu, avec du corps, un toucher soyeux et un port fondant, le vin nous offre une fois de plus son inénarrable enveloppe tannique nuancée et subtile. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « The 2021 is a rich, penetrating Margaux that is going to need a lot of time. »
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  • 5505

    Since the arrival of Bruno Borie in 2003, Ducru-Beaucaillou has been flying from success to success.  No one has forgotten that, until 1980, Ducru was the greatest of the Médoc's second growths, a position it is now regaining. Bravo !

    Rated 20/20 in 2015 by the Revue du Vin de France "a legend", and again 20/20 in 2016 "the greatest modern Ducru! ».

    Revue du Vin de France :
    Bettane & Desseauve :
    Quarin :
    Galloni (Vinous) : 96-98/100 « A deep, aristocratic wine, the 2021 possesses remarkable intensity from start to finish [...] Superb. »
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  • 5506
    Futures 2021 Saint-julien
    • Red
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    Intended for very long ageing in the cellar (at least 10 years even in small vintages), the wines of Léoville-Las Cases represent in each vintage one of the most perfect and purest expressions of the Médoc vineyard. As Wine Advocate has written, "Léoville-Las Cases looks more and more like Lafite rather than its close neighbour Latour".

    Revue du Vin de France :
    Bettane & Desseauve :

    Quarin : 95/100 « Minutieux dans sa texture dès l'attaque, très aromatique au milieu, juteux et noble au toucher, le vin grandit entre le milieu et la finale tout en délicatesse. Il s'achève séveux, parfumé, long, sur une puissance modérée. »
    Dupont : 18-18.5/20 « Beaucoup d'éclat, un des grands vins du millésime. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « It's a wine that has one foot in its rich, historical past, and the other very much in the more modern style of contemporary vintages. There is so much to look forward to. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « Very impressive in terms of depth and backbone/grip with iodine and oyster shells towards the finish, this is a cerebral Las-Cases that will demand patience. »

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  • 5521

    Mr Rouzaud (Champagne Roederer) acquired it in 2007 and has since strengthened the technical team by adding the advice of Mr Boissenot. Pichon-Comtesse remains faithful to the style that has made it so successful, as dense, suave, charming, enchanting and above all endearing.

    Revue du Vin de France :
    Bettane & Desseauve :

    Quarin : 94/100 « Nez très aromatique, fin, fruité et pur. Tendre à l'attaque, juteux en milieu de bouche, le vin caresse le palais, agréable, très bien construit et savoureux. Il s'achève sur une bonne longueur, sans jamais marquer le tannin. [...] Rendement : 15 hl/ha, soit 70 % de moins que la normale. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 96-98/100 « The 2021 Pichon Comtesse is epic and certainly among the great wines of this vintage. »
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  • 5525

    Appointed cellar master in 1994, Mr. Chevallier focused on developing Lafite-Rothschild wines without losing any of the characteristic bouquet of blackcurrant, graphite and cedar. This objective was quickly achieved, placing Lafite at the top of the 1st classified growths (this was already the case in 1855), and revered as such by the Chinese market. The incredible qualities of Lafite's terroir make it a unique vintage and give Cabernet Sauvignon (more than 90% present each year) its most beautiful aromatic expressions.

    Revue du Vin de France :
    Bettane & Desseauve :

    Quarin : 97/100 « Nez très aromatique, fin, fruité et subtil, se développant délicatement parfumé dans le verre. Cette délicatesse conduit tout le déroulé de la bouche où le vin se montre ultra parfumé, avec de la grâce dans le toucher [...] Magique, ce vin va crescendo en finale, distingué, long et noble, avec un très beau retour du parfum, aux nuances de fruits mûrs, d'encre et de réglisse. Un miracle de la nature. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « In some ways, the 2021 reminds me of the 1996, but with the greater delineation found in today's wines. I can't wait to see how it ages. The 2021 is one of the stars of the Left Bank. »
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  • 5533

    The acquisition of Calon-Ségur in 2012 by a subsidiary of Crédit Mutuel (a French bank) heralds the great awakening of this famous terroir of gravel on limestone, in one piece and entirely surrounded by a wall (a unique fact in the Médoc). All of Bordeaux wants Calon-Ségur to be as fabulous as those of the middle of the last century after a 15-year investment plan.

    Revue du Vin de France :
    Bettane & Desseauve :

    Quarin : 96/100 « Note suave, rare dans ce millésime. Minutieux en entrée de bouche, très aromatique au milieu, avec beaucoup de goût et un gras fin, le vin caresse le palais juteux et complexe dans la persistance. C'est très bien construit et surtout incrachable. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 94-96/100 « The 2021 is a cool, classy Saint-Estèphe to savor for years and decades to come. »
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  • 5545
    Futures 2021 Pomerol
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    Since the creation of the second wine (Duo) in 2007, the selections have become more severe and, gaining in density without losing any of its finesse, La Conseillante is more than ever part of the Pomerol elite.

    Revue du Vin de France :
    Bettane & Desseauve :
    Quarin :
    Galloni (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « The 2021 is a super-classic La Conseillante the likes of which has not been made here in a very long time. »
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  • 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 :
    Bettane & Desseauve :
    Quarin :
    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. »
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  • 5577
    Futures 2021 Saint-Émilion
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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?).

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  • 5580
    Futures 2021 Saint-Émilion
    • Red
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    Neither quite Saint-Émilion nor really Pomerol, the inimitable Cheval Blanc occupies a special place on the right bank, on the famous gravelly soil of the Figeac plateau.

    Revue du Vin de France :
    Bettane & Desseauve :
    Quarin : 96/100 « Moelleux à l'attaque, juteux en milieu de bouche, complet et avec beaucoup de goût, le vin évolue puissant, sèveux et parfumé en finale. Il s'achève noble, avec un retour suave étonnant. C'est superbe. »
    Galloni (Vinous) : 96-98/100 « The 2021 Cheval Blanc is one of the wines of the vintage. Vertical and aristocratic in bearing, Cheval is just stunning. »
    Martin (Vinous) : 95-97/100 « A bit like Ausone, this is an uncompromising Cheval Blanc, very saline and marine-influenced. While not as flattering as the 2020, it will appeal more to those who prefer a cerebral Cheval Blanc. One of the stars of the Right Bank. »

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