2023 Futures

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The campaign "Futures 2023" will stop on 2025 July 31st, in the limit of the available stock.

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  • 6747
    Futures 2023 Graves dry white
    • Dry white
    82,50 € ex VAT
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    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  Florence & Denis Dubourdieu, hence the name of the wine.

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    Quarin : 91/100 « Délicat en entrée de bouche, savoureux au milieu, avec un beau toucher soyeux et une énergie qui lui est propre, ce vin subtil fond au palais, aromatique et long. »
    Galloni : 91-93/100 
    « The 2023 Clos Floridène Blanc is a heady dry white from the Dubourdieu family. Tangerine peel, chamonile, apricot and honeyed notes build in a creamy, layered white that shows the richer side of the year. Readers will find a voluptuous, extroverted wine that will shine at its brightest at the dinner table. »
    Martin : 88-90/100 « The 2023 Clos Floridène Blanc has a lively and well-defined bouquet with yellow fruit, Granny Smith and light stony aromas. The palate is fresh and crisp with grapefruit and orange rind notes. It's a little pithier than its peers, with a slightly resinous finish. Fine. »

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    Available early 2026
    Blend:
    62 % Sémillon, 38 % Sauvignon blanc
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  • 6748
    Futures 2023 Bordeaux dry white
    • Dry white
    86,50 € ex VAT
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    Family property of the Dubourdieu family. Always very bouquety and expressive, round with buttered notes, perfect to accompany a cheese platter.

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    Galloni : 92-94/100 « The 2023 Blanc Sec is stellar and also one of the most distinctive whites of the year. Rich, layered and super-expressive, the Blanc Sec possesses exceptional pedigree and structure. Dried apricot, lemon peel, sage and dried flowers build effortlessly in the glass. The 2023 is seriously intense, yet nothing whatsoever is out of place. It is also an absolute steal. Fabulous. »

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    Available early 2026
    Blend:
    100% Sauvignon
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  • 6749
    Futures 2023 Bordeaux dry white
    • Dry white
    117,50 € ex VAT
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    The dry white wine of Lagrange, in a precise and pleasant style. As always in Lagrange, the quality/price ratio is there!

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    Quarin : 88/100 « Ample à l'attaque, juteux en milieu de bouche, le vin caresse le palais, épicé et parfumé. Finale agréable, de longueur normale. »
    Martin : 87/100 
    «  Light pear and Golden Delicious scents emerge on the nose. It's quite pretty, if not the most complex white that you will find in the Médoc. The palate is balanced with white peach and Anjou pear and lightly spiced toward the finish. Drink it over the next two or three years. »

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    Available early 2026
    Blend:
    73% Sauvignon blanc, 12% Sauvignon gris, 15% Sémillon
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  • 6750
    Futures 2023 Pessac-Leognan white
    • Dry white
    • Certified organic wine
    133,75 € ex VAT
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    This classified growth, owned by INRA, has grown considerably since the Institute's researchers decided to apply the results of their most advanced research to it, and the arrival of Mr Derenoncourt as an advisor. In a rather lively and tense style, Couhins is today by its price the best deal among the white classified growths of Pessac-Léognan.

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    Revue du Vin de France : 90-91/100 « Pur sauvignon (dont 5 % de sauvignon gris) large et savoureux, offrant un généreux éventail d’agrumes mais aussi une belle allonge saline, calcaire, qui tient la bouche en éveil. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 90/100
     « Net, élégant, parfumé, vif, un blanc réussi et très bordelais dans l’esprit. »
    Galloni : 90-92/100 
    « The 2023 Couhins Blanc is a bit dense and textured in this vintage. Apricot, white flowers, mint and lemon confit build nicely, supported by a phenolic-like structure that adds character. »

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  • 7029
    Futures 2023 Pessac-Leognan white
    • Dry white
    • Certified organic wine
    134,42 € ex VAT
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    Built on freshness and tension, Esprit de Chevalier distinguishes itself from the appellation's other second wines by its extra smoothness and remarkable aromatic richness (green mango, citrus fruit, white peach...). The development of a third wine is undoubtedly no stranger to this.

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    Martin : 95-97/100 « The 2023 L'Esprit de Chevalier Blanc offers crisp sea-spray scents on the nose, complemented by Granny Smiths and light kiwi notes. The palate is very well balanced with a keen line of acidity. Notably saline on the entry, it possesses impressive depth, turning quite spicy with touches of white pepper on the persistent finish. This is one of those Deuxième Vins where you think: "Cor blimey...what's the Grand Vin like?" »

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    Available early 2026
    Organic certification:
    2023
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  • 6751
    Futures 2023 Pessac-Leognan white
    • Dry white
    168,00 € ex VAT
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    Very pale, crystalline colour, aromatic notes of lemon and grapefruit, lively and delicate on the palate, Carbonnieux is by its refined style the most Medoc style of Pessac-Léognan whites.

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    Revue du Vin de France : 91-92/100 « Vin toujours élégant et mesuré, déjà harmonieux, ses contours sont définis avec une grande netteté, tout comme le parfum évoquant la fleur d’acacia et, subtilement, la tarte au citron meringuée. S’exprimant au fil d’une acidité brillante, la matière garde un pied léger. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 90-91/100
     « Précis, net, agréable, le vin très transparent et cristallin cache son vrai corps dans ce début de vie.  »
    Galloni : 87-88/100 
    « The 2023 Carbonnieux Blanc is bright, chiseled and full of Sauvignon Blanc character. I find it a bit austere in feel, though. It lacks just that little bit of mid-palate texture that could take it to the next level. »

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  • 6752

    The Latour-Martillac white wine is aromatic, straightforward and has excellent ageing potential. It is one of the most consistent and interesting wines in the appellation, and holds up formidably well to ageing (10 years or more).

    Galloni : 89-91/100 « The 2023 Latour-Martillac Blanc is a tense, steel dry white. Lemon peel, chalk, white pepper, sage, mint and crushed rocks lend brightness and energy. I like the vibrancy here, but I just wish there was a bit more mid-palate creaminess. At this stage, the Blanc is a bit austere. Tasted two times. »

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    Available early 2026
    Potential alcohol:
    13.5%
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  • 6753
    Futures 2023 Bordeaux dry white
    • Dry white
    193,00 € ex VAT
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    Based on Sauvignon (with a hint of Semillon), Caillou Blanc has been presented for 50 years as the archetype of Médoc dry white wine: pale colour, between delicate freshness and aromatic distinction (citrus fruits, bitter orange, honeysuckle), never too full or demonstrative. And always reasonably positioned in terms of price.

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    Martin : 88/100 « The 2023 Caillou Blanc has a pretty bouquet with orchard fruit, touches of orange blossom and grapefruit thanks to the 71% Sauvignon Blanc. The palate is fresh on the entry: green apple mixed with pear and a dab of lemongrass, with decent length. This is very Graves-like this year. Drink it over the next four to five years. »

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    Available early 2026
    Potential alcohol:
    13%
    Blend:
    71 % Sauvignon Blanc, 29 % Sémillon
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  • 6754
    Futures 2023 Pessac-Leognan white
    • Dry white
    234,00 € ex VAT
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    Known to produce Léognan's most voluminous and expressive white wine, Larrivet Haut-Brion has gained in freshness, precision and aromatic complexity since the arrival of Mr Lemoine (cellar master from Montrose), advised by Mr Derenoncourt, and vinifications in ovoid vats.

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    Revue du Vin de France : 91-93/100 « Très belle matière ! Elle est encore en travail mais offre à ce stade beaucoup de relief et de saveur (pêche blanche et tilleul au premier plan), de la profondeur, avec un réel tranchant, un caractère incisif qui assure la cohésion de l’ensemble. »
    Quarin : 91/100 
    « Couleur jaune pâle, aux reflets verts. Nez intense, fin, fruité et subtil. Délicatement charnu en entrée de bouche, avec de l'élégance dans la texture et des saveurs profondes de fruits blancs, fruits exotiques et fleurs, le vin fond au palais précisément accompagné par le bois. Bonne longueur savoureuse. »
    Galloni : 94-96/100 « The 2023 Larrivet Haut-Brion Blanc is a rich, exotic wine. Tangerine peel, spice, lemon confit and passion fruit build as this explosive, resonant white shows off its considerable pedigree. All the elements are so well balanced. Readers should expect a pretty overt style. »

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    Available early 2026
    Potential alcohol:
    13.60%
    Blend:
    95% Sauvignon blanc, 5% Sémillon
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  • 7035
    Futures 2023 Bordeaux dry white
    • Dry white
    252,00 € ex VAT
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    Alongside its famous Sauternes, Suduiraut has been producing for 20 years now a dry white wine for gourmets, made from 45-year-old vines and aged entirely in barrels.

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    Bettane & Desseauve : 94/100 « Très harmonieux dans ses équilibres, ses fines notes végétales, ses parfums d’agrumes frais et la manière dont s’intégre son acidité. Une vraie personnalité et une pleine réussite dans ce millésime. »
    Quarin : 93/100 « Nez très aromatique, fruité, frais, subtil et légèrement vanillé. Juteux et soyeux dès l'entrée en bouche, aromatique et minutieux dans sa texture, le vin fond au palais. Il évolue lentement vers une finale profonde, bien difficile à cracher. C'est superbe. »
    Galloni : 94-96/100 « The 2023 Grand Vin Blanc Sec Vieilles Vignes is superb. Lemon confit, marzipan, white flowers, sage, mint and dried flowers all run through this super-expressive, savory dry white. There's real phenolic intensity to the Vieilles Vignes-a rich, deep white for the dinner table. Pretty floral top notes and a kick of tropical fruit brighten the finish. »
    Martin : 90-92/100 « The 2023 Suduiraut Vieilles Vignes has a lifted bouquet with scents of orange pith, lemon verbena and light patisserie scents-finely delineated. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and lightly spiced with a tangy, austere but engaging finish. There's just a hint of stem ginger on the aftertaste. »

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    Available early 2026
    Potential alcohol:
    13,8%
    Blend:
    57% Sémillon, 43% Sauvignon Blanc
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  • 6756
    Futures 2023 Pessac-Leognan white
    • Dry white
    268,75 € ex VAT
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    With near-maniacal intransigence at every stage of its development, the Bonnie family delights us with each vintage with its white wine, very Sauvignon (80 to 90%), combining energy, supreme finesse and exemplary straightness.

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    Revue du Vin de France : 90-91/100 « Clair et expressif, déjà formé, dans un style soigné mais convenu, toujours très sauvignon, le blanc de Malartic affiche une belle allonge, avec une tonalité grillée un peu en avant par rapport à la perception du fruit. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 95/100 ♥ Coup de cœur 
    « Remarquable intensité de caractère et de sève, rivalisera avec ses pairs du secteur dans l’expression typique du sauvignon à Léognan, entre notes de pin, d’acacia et de fleurs blanches. »
    Quarin : 93/100 
    « Couleur jaune vert. Nez intense, fin, subtil, fruité et complexe. Gras à l'attaque, ample au développement, aromatique, avec de la classe dans le toucher, le vin va ascendant entre le milieu et la finale. Il s'achève sur une belle saveur de poire mêlée au bois, sans jamais perdre sa texture délicatement grasse. Une expression générale rarement vue à Pessac Léognan. »
    Galloni : 92-94/100 « The 2023 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc is a seriously beautiful wine. Explosive aromatics meld into a core of orchard and citrus fruits. Bright acids pull it all together. I especially admire the wine's inner perfume and balance. This is one of the better dry whites of the year. A kiss of French oak lingers. »
    Martin : 92-94/100 « The 2023 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc has a taut, correct and, in some ways, conservative bouquet that takes time to unfold in the glass. But, I appreciate the tension and mineralité. Hints of petrichor and Granny Smiths eventually take control. The palate is very well balanced with a fresh lemon sherbet-, orange pith- and lemongrass-tinged opening. There's a very appealing texture and impressive weight on the finish. Overall, this is a superb white Malartic to drink over the next 20 years. »

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    Available early 2026
    Blend:
    80% Sauvignon, 20% Sémillon
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  • 7034
    Futures 2023 Bordeaux dry white
    • Dry white
    • Certified organic wine
    269,00 € ex VAT
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    Like many Sauternes crus, Climens has been producing a confidential 100% Semillon cuvée since 2022. Thanks to precision work during pressing and ageing in glass globes, Lilium expresses with a great purity the aromatic richness of this emblematic Sauternes grape variety, in a great gourmet white wine with a silky texture.

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    Revue du Vin de France : 91-93/100 « La douceur du fruit est une caresse dans ce sec de sémillon gracieux, au corps aérien, à la saveur nuancée de verveine et de guimauve, abricotée au point qu’elle pourrait évoquer celle d’un condrieu. Une proposition très originale et séduisante, dont la liberté de ton peut surprendre. »
    Galloni : 91-93/100 « Rich, creamy and beautifully textured, the 2023 offers up scents of apricot, passion fruit, pineapple and exotic white flowers. It's an especially tropical style of Sémillon, but bright acids provide a lovely counterpoint. »
    Martin : 89-91/100 « The 2023 Lilium, the pure dry Sémillon from Climens, has a delightful, pretty, finely delineated bouquet with lemon rind and orange blossom scents. The palate is a little more honeyed on the entry compared to other dry Sauternes-a tad richer, with lemon curd and vanilla scents. »

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    Available early 2026
    Blend:
    100% Sémillon
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  • 6755
    Futures 2023 Bordeaux dry white
    • Dry white
    290,00 € ex VAT
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    Full-bodied, fat and with a characteristic vanilla woody taste, the dry white wine of Lynch-Bages plays the charm and fabric card. Less than 2000 cases produced each year, far insufficient for global success.

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    Quarin : 92/100 « Ce vin vient juste d'être mis en bouteilles. Couleur pâle, aux reflets verts. Nez intense, fin, pur et fruité, sentant bon la poire. En bouche, la joie de boire bon et frais m'enchante. Corps juteux et parfumé (merci la muscadelle), texture soyeuse, le vin jongle dans la bouche. C'est superbe ! »
    Le Point : 15.5/20 
    « Sauvignon mûr, plutôt délicat, frais, une discrétion aromatique à tendance pierreuse qui rappelle le sancerre. »
    Galloni : 92/100 
    « The 2023 Blanc de Lynch-Bages, just bottled a week before this tasting, is terrific. Bright citrus peel, dried flowers, almond, lime and crushed rocks lend quite a bit of nuance. A dollop of Muscadelle adds tropical flair without
    overpowering the balance. This is very nicely proportioned. »
    Martin : 87-89/100 
    « The 2023 Blanc de Lynch-Bages has a fresh, orchard-fruit-scented bouquet, maybe a bit constrained since it was only bottled two weeks prior to my visit. The palate is well balanced with more complexity than the aromatics at the
    moment-pear and white peach, with almond shavings toward the finish. Fine. »

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    Available early 2026
    Potential alcohol:
    13%
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  • 6757
    Futures 2023 Bordeaux dry white
    • Dry white
    378,00 € ex VAT
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    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.

    A blend of predominantly Sauvignon Gris and Sauvignon Blanc grapes, topped up with Semillon.

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    Bettane & Desseauve : 96/100 « Il y a de l’onctuosité en attaque, dynamisée par une suite en tension, la salinité donne de l’élan à la finale de style. »
    Quarin : 95/100 
    « Couleur jaune vert. Nez intense, au fruité mûr et subtil. Notes de menthe poivrée à l'agitation du verre. Gras à l'attaque, complexe en milieu de bouche, avec une saveur originale de fruits exotiques, le vin se développe minutieux et fondant. Il s'achève long et incrachable. »
    Galloni : 92-94/100 « The 2023 Valandraud Blanc is a rich, textured white with tons of appeal. Today, the aromatics are not totally defined, but that is not unusual for dry whites tasted from barrel. What impresses most about the Blanc is its overall presence and persistence. To be sure, this is one of the more extroverted dry whites in Bordeaux. »

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    Available early 2026
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  • 6758
    Futures 2023 Pessac-Leognan white
    • Dry white
    • Certified organic wine
    529,17 € ex VAT
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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.

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    Revue du Vin de France : 93-95/100 « Le blanc de Chevalier se démarque par son développement particulièrement articulé, mais aussi par sa richesse et sa puissance. [...] L’allonge et la densité inscrivent le vin dans la sphère des grands vins blancs de texture et de garde. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 94-95/100 ♥ Coup de cœur « Admirable tension et parfums très élaborés avec les notes habituelles de pin et d’acacia, enrobées par la maturité des nuances de fruits. »
    Quarin : 94/100 « Nez intense, fin, pur, fruité, suave et subtil. Touche de poire et de vanille. Délicieux en entrée de bouche, très aromatique au milieu, avec un toucher gras, le vin évolue juteux, long et parfumé. »
    Galloni : 94-96/100 « The 2023 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is one of the best dry whites of the year. Creamy and expansive, with terrific brightness, this exudes balance. [...] I expect it will offer exceptional drinking for the next several decades. »
    Martin : 94-96/100 « This has wonderful purity on the nose, revealing scents of lime, green apple and crushed stone-one of the most precise I have encountered at this early stage. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity that lends this white Pessac-Léognan superb focus. There's real intensity here, building with a sense of nascent confidence toward the mineral, almost slate-like finish. Very long and tender, this is a white Domaine de Chevalier from the top drawer.»

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    Available early 2026
    Organic certification:
    2023
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  • 6759
    Futures 2023 Pessac-Leognan white
    • Dry white
    630,00 € ex VAT
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    Sophisticated white wine from Pape-Clement, with a balance of tone and concentration that is always perfectly defined. Its 2020, precise, intense, discreetly woody and less smoky than usual, will be among the greatest Bordeaux whites of the decade.

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    Quarin : 94/100 « Couleur jaune vert. Nez moyennement aromatique, au fruité mûr et complexe. Très jolie nuance de poire rôtie sur un fond de vanille. Délicat à l'attaque, moelleux en milieu de bouche, avec du goût et une touche truffée. Le vin évolue parfumé, avec beaucoup de classe dans le déroulé et s'achève incrachable. »
    Galloni : 95-97/100 
    « The 2023 Pape Clément is one of the most exciting wines I have tasted here in a long time, maybe ever. Intensely aromatic and layered, the 2023 is simply stunning. Dried flowers, mint, licorice, mocha, cedar and tobacco soar out of the glass. The purity of the flavors is simply mind-blowing. Plum, pomegranate, blood orange and spice build in the glass, adding notable textural richness and resonance. [...] For readers who want to taste the "new" Bordeaux, this is it. What a wine! Tasted four times. »
    Martin : 93-95/100 
    « The 2023 Pape Clément is the first vintage fully employing crème de levures [...]. The 2023 is cut from a very different cloth compared to recent vintages. It's much more classic in style, almost reserved, with tightly wound black fruit mixed with briar and light gravelly scents. The palate is medium-bodied with a light entry, just a pinch of spice and moderate depth. [...] Very fine. I like this new direction. though I would not regard this as a benchmark for future vintages. This will be interesting to revisit after bottling. »

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  • 6760
    Futures 2023 Bordeaux dry white
    • Dry white
    765,00 € ex VAT Case of 6 bottles
    Out of stock
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    The dry white wine of Mouton-Rothschild, very confidential (1000 cases produced per year).

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    Le Point : 14.5-15/20 « Poire, pomme mûre, bouche parfumée, amertume, agréable des agrumes. »
    Quarin : 93/100 
    « Couleur jaune vert. Nez intense, fin, fruité, suave et mentholé. Bouche tout à la fois grasse, opulente et séveuse. Elle évolue fraîche et légèrement mentholée en finale. Ensemble impossible à cracher. »
    Galloni : 92-94/100 
    « The 2023 Aile d'Argent is a rich, heady, wine that very much captures the radiant style of the year in its generous textural feel. Tangerine peel, spice, menthol, lime, dried flowers and light tropical accents abound, The 2023 is a serious dry white. There's a bit more Sémillon in the blend and a greater emphasis on texture and structure than usual, while the oak imprint and exotic character of some previous editions have been toned down. »
    Martin : 91-93/100 
    « The 2023 Aile d'Argent contains a little more Sémillon than usual (44.5%) to add texture to the blend. It has a lovely bouquet with grapefruit, hints of lime cordial, chamomile and lanolin. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, fresh and focused, with just a slight bitter lemon note imparting tension. A hint of ginger rises on the aftertaste. Superb. »

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    Available early 2026
    Potential alcohol:
    13.5%
    Blend:
    50% Sauvignon blanc, 44.5% Sémillon, 5% Sauvignon gris, 0.5% Muscadelle
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  • 6761
    Futures 2023 Pessac-Leognan white
    • Dry white
    • Certified organic wine
    Soon
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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.

    Quarin : 95/100 « Jaune aux reflets verts. Nez intense, fin, fruité, avec une touche florale et vanillée. Vis à vis des deux autres vins blancs de la propriété, le toucher est ici cristallin et le déroulé y gagne une grâce captivante. Le vin évolue savoureux avec cette année dans les derniers instants un petit manque d'envolée dans l'ultime persistance, même si c'est très bon.  »
    Galloni : 94-96/100 
    « The 2023 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc is quite the extrovert. Apricot, passion fruit, mint, tangerine peel and pineapple all soar out of the glass. Medium in body, with gorgeous texture, the 2023 is quite showy. I imagine it will drink well with minimal cellaring. »
    Martin : 95-97/100 « The 2023 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc has a reticent bouquet at first, requiring a few swirls of the glass to reveal touches of orange pith, peach skin, wild fennel and light pressed white flower scents. The palate is very well balanced with a lovely creamy texture, counterbalanced by the taut line of acidity. Very poised and focused, it's somehow almost Corton-Charlemagne-inspired on the finish (perhaps due to the umami). This is a seriously fine white Pessac-Léognan. »

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    Available early 2026
    Organic certification:
    2019
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  • 6762
    Futures 2023 Bordeaux dry white
    • Dry white
    798,00 € ex VAT
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    Ultra-confidential white wine from Cos d'Estournel, with a predominance of Sauvignon Blanc (75%) on a terroir located at the northern tip of the Médoc. The proximity of the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean gives the wine its freshness, its mineral notes and its marine accents.

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    Bettane & Desseauve : 93-94/100 « Comme d’habitude les argilo-calcaires du secteur de la Goulée ont brillé et ont donné un sec plein et vibrant, aromatiquement noble et déjà ouvert, et qui montre que sauvignons et sémillons suffisent largement à produire de grands vins classiques . »
    Le Point : 15.5/20 « Fruits blancs, bouche vive, du gras. Gourmand, plein, finale relevée. »
    Quarin : 95/100
     « Nez intense, fruité, mentholé. Ample en entrée de bouche, juteux et très parfumé au milieu, le vin se développe complexe. Il s'achève long, pur et noble dans son toucher et ses arômes. C'est délicieux. »
    Galloni : 91-93/100 « The 2023 Cos d'Estournel Blanc is quite powerful and not especially aromatic today. At this stage, it is mostly the wine's body that makes an impression. The 2023 has good depth, but it is clearly not expressive today. It will be interesting to see what time brings. »
    Martin : 92-94/100 « The 2023 Cos d'Estournel Blanc offers slightly more tropical notes on the nose than Les Pagodes, with a touch more depth-hints of orange blossom and honeysuckle. The palate is well balanced with tangerine and lime, fine acidity, notable focus and a bright and tensile finish. This is another delicious white. It will be difficult to resist in its youth. »

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    Available early 2026
    Potential alcohol:
    12.85%
    Blend:
    70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sémillon
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  • 6763
    Futures 2023 Sauternes
    • Sweet white
    125,00 € ex VAT
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    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.

    Martin : 92-94/100 « The 2023 Haut-Bergeron has a clean and precise bouquet with saffron-tinged white peach and apricot aromas, quite restrained but well-defined. The palate is excellent: very citrus-fresh on the entry, a superb line of acidity and a vivid, marmalade- and quince -driven finish that urges you back for more. Recommended. This is a Sauternes that punches above its weight. »

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  • 6764
    Futures 2023 Barsac
    • Sweet white
    199,17 € ex VAT
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    Administered by the Rothschilds (Mouton) since 1996, Coutet has joined the leading pack of the biggest Sauternes after Yquem. Like Climens, it is a true Barsac, pure and remarkably subtle, but with a more marked liquor. Since 2005, Coutet has been in great shape! In a rare feat, the exceptional 2020 vintage came top (ahead of Yquem) in the Revue du Vin de France's ranking of Sauternes 2020 « un sommet de pureté, de précoce harmonie, de naturel ! ».

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    Revue du Vin de France : 96-99/100 « La robe est claire, le nez d’une évidence brillante, le tranchant de la feuille de citronnier s’insinuant dans un fruit profondément rôti. La matière se pose en bouche avec des pattes de velours, prenant son temps pour définir les dimensions d’une forme que l’on peut qualifier de classique, plus élancée que celle du 2022, d’une beauté apollinienne. Tout se met en place avec aisance, concourant à une sérénité unique et voluptueuse. »
    Quarin : 94/100 
    « Couleur dorée. Nez intense, fruité. Touches d'iode et de coquille d'huîtres. Magique en entrée de bouche, fondant au milieu, le vin évolue complexe et savoureux vers une belle finale au toucher subtil. »
    Galloni : 93-95/100 
    « The 2023 Coutet is stellar. Soaring aromatics and bright acids drive through a core of lemon confit, apricot, mint, spice, passion fruit and pineapple. The interplay of deep, layered flavors and energy is so compelling. »
    Martin : 94-96/100 « The 2023 Coutet has a tightly-wound bouquet that demands more coaxing than its peers. It typically already possesses laser-sharp focus and is less flamboyant than fellow Barsacs, underpinned and sharpened by its limestone soils. The palate is well balanced with intense botrytised fruit, lightly spiced dried honey and orange rind notes, just a hint of apricot in the background, stretching out on the finish that lingers on the tongue. I am not sure it is the best Coutet in recent years, but it is certainly a very fine contribution to the vintage that should age well in bottle. »

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    Potential alcohol:
    13.5%
    Blend:
    95% Sémillon, 4% Sauvignon blanc, 1% Muscadelle
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  • 6765
    Futures 2023 Barsac
    • Sweet white
    202,00 € ex VAT
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    Doisy-Daëne may never be the sweetest wine in its sector, but its expression and aromatic refinement are unrivalled. A pure Barsac, brilliantly orchestrated by Denis Dubourdieu until 2016. The 2014 vintage was rated 94-96/100 by the Revue du Vin de France « with pure fruit and generous liquor, it is balanced by the finesse and minerality of the soil »; 96/100 for the 2016 vintage « sparkling, crystal-clear fruit, the pure character of the Barsac terroir ».

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    Revue du Vin de France : 95-97/100 
    Quarin : 96/100 «Couleur dorée. Nez intense, fruité, subtil et profond. Touche de poire. Bouche tout en minutie tactile complexe, avec un déroulé haut de gamme, évoluant sans faille sur une note de citron qui pointe en finale. Tout caresse, minutieux, gras, fondant. Ensemble d'une magnifique expression. »
    Galloni : 94-96/100 «The 2023 Doisy-Daëne is all class. Lifted aromatics open first. Delicate and understated in feel, with fine balance, the 2023 has so much to offer. Tangerine peel, passion fruit, mint, apricot and a kiss of sweet spice blossom with a bit of aeration. Doisy-Daëne remains one of the most sublime wines in Barsac and Sauternes. »
    Martin : 95-97/100 «The 2023 Doisy-Daëne, takes time to unfurl on the nose. Notes of lemon curd, dried peach and a touch of marmalade are all nicely defined, developing subtle pithy elements with aeration. The palate is just wonderful. Very harmonious with perfectly judged acidity, it's extremely pure with a tensile finish. This is Barsac in full flight. It will be outstanding once bottled. Bravo! »

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    80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon
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  • 6766
    Futures 2023 Sauternes
    • Sweet white
    222,75 € ex VAT
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    Classified among the first growths of Sauternes during the classification of 1855, the vineyard of Rayne Vigneau (84 hectares, including 62 in one piece) is famous for its soil, which is well known to geologists, as it is composed of a great variety of precious minerals of Pyrenean origin. Without losing sight of these "luxurious" origins " Rayne Vigneau offers smooth, easily accessible wines with floral aromas that are particularly marked in their youth.

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    Revue du Vin de France : 95-98/100 « L’opulente liqueur est soutenue par un socle de fermeté qui ne quitte jamais la dégustation. C’est un grand vin complet, pur, encore proche du moût frais dans son expression miellée et citronnée, mais déjà d’une prestance remarquable. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 96-97/100
    « Monumental et noblement rôti, long en bouche avec un cachet remarquable né de son terroir respecté par la vinification. Grand rapport qualité-prix. »
    Quarin : 95/100
    « Bouche ample, suave, juteuse, avec de la profondeur dans la sucrosité, le tout sur un corps aérien et sans lourdeur. Très belle finale racée, accompagnée par des touches de réglisse et framboise. »
    Galloni : 92-94/100 « The 2023 Rayne Vigneau is a wild, exotic Sauternes. Pear, jasmine, tropical fruit and hints of white truffle are some of the many aromas and flavors that give the 2023 its complex, wonderfully dynamic personality. Understated, airy and nuanced, Rayne Vigneau is compelling in 2023. »
    Martin : 92-94/100 « The palate is sorbet-fresh on the entry with tangy marmalade, peach and saffron notes. There is an undercurrent of stem ginger that lends a bit more complexity on the finish. Once the aromatics cohere, as I am sure they will, this will constitute a fine Sauternes. »

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    Blend:
    72% Sémillon, 26% Sauvignon blanc, 2% Muscadelle
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  • 7032
    Futures 2023 Sauternes
    • Sweet white
    • Certified organic wine
    279,00 € ex VAT
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    The only 1er cru classé in the commune of Sauternes with Yquem, Guiraud offers rich, voluminous, powerful wines with a formal classicism. Certified organic since the 2011 vintage.

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    Revue du Vin de France : 96-99/100 « À l’aveugle, la finesse et la tension de ce cru emblématique de Sauternes nous transportent à Barsac ! L’incarnation semble cette année encore plus aboutie, grâce à ce que nous percevons comme un surcroît de profondeur. La distinction évidente du vin, ses détails précieux mais exprimés avec la plus élégante réserve affirment avec éclat la pertinence de cette évolution stylistique. »
    Quarin : 96/100 « Nez intense, fin, fruité et subtil. Nuances de poire, d'épices et de menthe. Cristallin en entrée de bouche, fondant et aérien au milieu, le vin évolue profond dans la seconde partie du palais, avec les nuances complexes décrites au nez. Très longue persistance. Ensemble envoûtant. » 
    Martin : 92-94/100 « Guiraud 2023, now made by former Yquem winemaker Sandrine Garbay, has a rather reticent nose at first, opening up to aromas of orange marrow and pear. [...] It is a little spicier than its peers - jam and ginger on the stem, with more peach on the finish. Harmonious and balanced.»

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    Organic certification:
    2011
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  • 6767
    Futures 2023 Sauternes
    • Sweet white
    302,33 € ex VAT
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    In the commune of Preignac, Suduiraut offers a wine that reflects its geographical position: halfway between Sauternes and Barsac. The latest vintages are dazzling in terms of contained power and aromatic distinction.

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    Revue du Vin de France : 96-98/100 « Après le monumental et atypique 2022, Suduiraut revient en 2023 à des mensurations plus classiques. Complet, très serein, l’échantillon définit magnifiquement l’identité du cru : une sensation de glycérol unique, une richesse davantage fondée sur la matière, le gras, le velouté de la chair, que sur le sucre. Distingué dans tous ses détails, posé dans sa prestance et son éloquence, c’est un seigneur. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 97-98/100 ♥ Coup de cœur « Monumental une nouvelle fois par sa richesse en liqueur mais aussi son suprême équilibre, avec déjà les notes d’agrumes, orange et mandarine, qui font sa spécificité entre tous les premiers crus de Sauternes. »
    Galloni : 98/100 « The 2023 Suduiraut  is a real stunner. Light on its feet yet wonderfully deep, the 2023 offers up a heady mix of tangerine oil, mint, white flowers, apricot and passion fruit. Readers will find a Sauternes that is more finesse than power. »
    Martin : 96-98/100 « Matured in 50% new oak, it has a lovely, beguiling bouquet with dried honey, quince, almond and saffron aromas that are beautifully defined. The palate is well balanced with a spicy, tensile opening. Very impressive richness matches with a silver bead of acidity here. This is armed with immense purity on the finish that effortlessly manages the 150g/L residual sugar. Supremely gifted Suduiraut, ahoy. »

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    Potential alcohol:
    14%
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    57% Sémillon, 43% Sauvignon Blanc
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  • 6768
    Futures 2023 Barsac
    • Sweet white
    • Certified organic wine
    750,00 € ex VAT
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    Climens has been, for more than 50 years, the finest, the fruitiest and the most endearing of the Sauternes wines. Almost discreet in its first youth, Climens does not cease to develop and to refine itself in bottle. Biodynamic since the 2014 vintage. Magnificent 2016 "a fruit of an exemplary purity" noted 99/100 by the Revue du Vin de France.

    Following 4 years of almost no production (none in 2017, 2018 and 2020, barely 1200 bottles in 2019), Climens changed hands in 2022.

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    Bettane & Desseauve : 96/100 ♥ Coup de cœur « Grands arômes citronnés avec de la richesse en liqueur, beaucoup de caractère de terroir qui a besoin de temps pour donner la pleine mesure de son grand potentiel. »
    Quarin : 91/100 
    « Couleur jaune clair. Nez intense, fruité et légèrement fumé. Très jolie entrée en bouche minutieuse, puis le vin fond avant de se montrer légèrement austère entre le milieu et la finale. L'expression manque. »
    Galloni : 93-96/100 
    « The 2023 Climens is a dense, racy Barsac. Today is embryonic, but the potential is there. A wine of textural resonance, Climens offers up an exotic mélange of dried apricot, pear, spice, dried flowers, orange peel and passion fruit. I am very much looking forward to tasting this in bottle. »

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    Potential alcohol:
    13.5%
    Blend:
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  • 6770
    Futures 2023 Côtes de Castillon
    • Red
    • Certified organic wine
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    Mrs Papon-Nouvel is known for her 2 wonderful Saint-Émilion wines: Clos Saint-Julien and Petit-Gravet Aîné. But it also owns Peyrou, a small vineyard (10 ha) of the Côtes de Castillon in organic farming. Excellent and highly recommended.


    Quarin : 88/100 « Couleur sombre et pourpre. Nez aromatique, au fruité mûr et crémeux. Minutieux en entrée de bouche, savoureux au milieu, avec de l'éclat dans la saveur, le vin évolue juteux, tendre et néanmoins tramé dans la persistance. Ensemble toujours aussi agréable à avaler. » 

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  • 6771
    Futures 2023 Côtes de Francs red
    • Red
    68,42 € ex VAT
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    Puyguéraud is the reference of the Côtes de Francs, producing with great regularity wines of very high level. The owner, Nicolas Thienpont, also manages Pavie-Macquin and Larcis-Ducasse in St-Émilion. Always well rated, Puyguéraud proves better than others that it is possible to taste a beautiful and great Bordeaux for less than 15 € a bottle.

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    Revue du Vin de France : 90-91/100 « Une jolie couleur violine, juvénile, un grain fougueux, un joli vin à l’attaque tendre et à la fermeté tannique. Bien défini. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 90/100 « Pivoine et fruits bleus se mêlent de belle façon. La bouche offre un profil vertical. »
    Galloni : 86-88/100
     « The 2023 Puygueraud is laced with dark red cherry, blood orange, plum, spice, dried herbs, mocha and licorice. It has good intensity but also dries out a bit on the close. This is the first vintage to include some Malbec in the blend. It will be interesting to see if this softens with élevage. »

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    Blend:
    90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec
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  • 6772
    Futures 2023 Côtes de Castillon
    • Red
    86,42 € ex VAT
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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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    Revue du Vin de France : 91-92/100 « Issu d’un plateau calcaire, c’est un castillon de bonne constitution. Une chair dynamique, traçante. Idéal pour découvrir l’appellation. »
    Bettane & Desseauve : 91-92/100 ♥ Coup de cœur « C’est à la fois énergique, soyeux, fin et raffiné. Progressivement, le vin se met en place et il donnera du plaisir très rapidement. »
    Galloni : 88-90/100
     « The 2023 Alcée is a dense, plush, explosive wine. Inky dark fruit, leather, licorice, mocha, sage and chocolate are all amplified to the maximum. Poor soils yielded an especially dense, opulent Alcée. There's just a bit of dryness on the finish. Tasted four times. »
    Martin : 90-92/100 « Both samples were showing just a little reduction on the nose, though it opens in the glass with black cherries, boysenberry and light floral scents, violets and iris. The palate is medium-bodied with sapid black fruit, fine acidity, a more muscular Alcée here but at least there is freshness on the finish. The second sample at the end of my tasting exhibited more length and complexity and my score reflects this. »

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    Potential alcohol:
    14.5%
    Blend:
    88% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc
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  • 6773
    Futures 2023 Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion
    • Red
    • Certified organic wine
    87,00 € ex VAT
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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. A true gem in the right bank !

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    Quarin : 92/100 « Couleur noire. Nez intense, au fruité mûr et subtil. Un peu plus parfumé que d'habitude. Minutieux en entrée de bouche, très savoureux au milieu, avec de l'éclat, le vin s'étire en finale, long, juteux, séveux et parfumé. Jolie enveloppe tannique. C'est très bon. »

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    Available early 2026
    Organic certification:
    2012
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