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2020 Bordeaux Futures

Marquis Wine Cellars

2020 Bordeaux Futures Offer

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Médoc

 

Chateau Potensac - $57.99 plus tax ($66.69)
“The 2020 Potensac is composed of 44% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot and 22% Cabernet Franc, weighing in with an alcohol of 14.05%, a pH of 3.63 and an IPT (tannins index) of 76. The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested on the 29th and 30th of September, the Merlot from the 14th to the 26th of September, the Petit Verdot on the 29th of September and the Cabernet Franc on the 28th of September. With a medium to deep garnet-purple color, it offers up eager-to-please notes of fresh Bing cherries, redcurrants and black raspberries, plus hints of dried Provence herbs, dusty soil, wild mushrooms and tobacco leaf. The medium-bodied palate has a good concentration of red and black fruits with a chewy texture and just enough freshness, finishing earthy.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     88-90 points

“The 2020 Potensac is quite delicate and finessed, with bright acids that lend a real sense of energy. Expressive floral accents from the Cabernet Franc (a bit elevated in 2020) add aromatic presence to balance things out. Sweet red berry fruit, mint, sage and rose petals linger on the delineated, precise finish.”
- Vinous, June 2021     90-92 points


St. Estèphe

 

La Dame de Montrose - $91.99 plus tax ($105.79)
“A ton of dark fruits on offer in the form of cassis, bilberry, blackcurrant, brambles of blackberry and raspberry, a ton of spice and sinew. Bitter almond and chocolate notes come in on the finish and add to the feel of a signature Dame de Montrose. Not the exoticism of 2018, this is more of a return to classicism, closer to the 2019 or 2016. 4% Petit Verdot completes the blend. A yield of around 29hl/ha.”
- Decanter.com, April 2020      92 points

Chateau Meyney - $66.99 plus tax ($77.04)
“Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2020 Meyney springs from the glass with lively notes of red and black cherries, cassis and pencil shavings, plus touches of clove oil and bay leaves. Medium-bodied, the elegantly fruited palate delivers impressively pure black and red fruit layers with ripe, fine-grained tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing savory. A very impressive showing for what remains a relative bargain!”
- The Wine Advocate, Issue 255     90-92+ points

“The 2020 Meyney is a very pretty if somewhat understated wine. In 2020 it has a bit less opulence than in the recent past, but that's not a bad thing at all. Silky, elegant and refined, featuring aromatic red fruit character, gravel, cured meat, scorched earth, spice, crushed rocks and rose petals.”
- Vinous, June 2021     90-92 points


Chateau Lilian Ladouys - $45.99 plus tax ($52.89 plus tax)
“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 Lilian Ladouys comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant notes of crushed black cherries, kirsch and warm cassis, plus hints of cinnamon stick, dusty soil and wild sage. The medium-bodied palate delivers mouth-filling black berry and earthy layers, supported by ripe, approachable tannins and a racy backbone, finishing on a lingering mineral note. A property to watch—in 2018, the Lorenzetti family purchased two neighbor estates, Château Clauzet and Château Tour de Pez, adding these to the Lilian Ladouys vineyard to almost double its planted area to 77 hectares. These additional vineyards are composed of gravelly soils of the same level as the best blocks of Lilian Ladouys. Soils are a typical Saint-Estèphe mix of sandy gravel and clay with some limestone deposits. It is planted at 8,500-10,000 vines per hectare, with an average vine age of 37 years in 2020.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     91-93 points

“The 2020 Lilian Ladouys is deep, fleshy and super-expressive. This midweight, gracious Saint-Estèphe has so much to offer. Silky tannins and bright aromatics complement a core of bright red fruit in the 2020, a gorgeous wine that will drink well right out of the gate. As always, this Merlot-driven Saint-Estèphe offers quite a bit of immediacy. This is the first vintage in the conversion to organic farming. Warm temperatures caused concentration on the vine, especially for the Cabernet Sauvignon. Yields at the property were 45 hectoliters per hectare as opposed to the normal 52 or so.”
- Vinous, June 2021     90-92 points


Pauillac

 

Chateau Haut-Batailley - $120.99 plus tax ($139.14)
“A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot aging in French oak barriques, 60% new, the 2020 Haut-Batailley weighs in with 13.6% alcohol, a pH of 3.85 and an IPT of 81. Deep purple-black in color, it opens with seducing, beautifully pure notes of blackcurrant jelly, juicy blackberries and warm plums, plus hints of chocolate mint, lilacs and forest floor with a touch of ground cloves. The refreshing, medium-bodied palate gives a great burst of crunchy black berries, framed by finely grained tannins, finishing with a minty lift.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     92-94 points

“The 2020 Haut-Batailley is a powerful, brooding Pauillac. Black fruit, grilled herbs, menthol, licorice, smoke, dried flowers and leather add to the wine's virile feel. Here, too, the tannins are pretty imposing. It will be interesting to see what time brings.”
- Vinous, June 2021     91-93 points


Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse - $79.99 plus tax ($91.99)
“The 2020 Grand-Puy-Ducasse reveals a deep purple-black color and notes of crème de cassis, blackberry pie, espresso and black olives, giving way to nuances of cedar chest, graphite and wild sage, with a suggestion of Sichuan pepper. The palate is medium-bodied with a sturdy frame of chewy tannins and just enough freshness, taking a bit of a flavor-dip in the mid-palate, finishing a little short and firm.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     87-89 points

“The 2020 Grand Puy Ducasse is another fabulous wine from a château that has been on an impressive streak over the last few years. Red fruit, graphite, mint, dried herbs and blood orange. The interplay of richness and energy is compelling. Even as a very young barrel sample, the oak is so well integrated. The 2020 is a striking wine loaded with potential. The long, seamless finish is a thing of beauty. Tasted two times. I very much like the energy here.”
- Vinous, June 2021     92-94 points


Chateau Pibran - $75.99 plus tax ($87.39)
“A blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2020 Pibran is being aged for an estimated 18 months in French oak, 50% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it is a little shy to begin, requiring considerable swirling to unlock wonderfully pure scents of crushed blackcurrants, fresh blackberries and wild blueberries, plus hints of lilacs, wild sage, pencil lead and cinnamon stick. The medium to full-bodied palate coats the mouth in expressive, well-defined black fruits, supported by grainy tannins and well-balanced acidity, finishing long and mineral laced.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     90-92 points

“Once again, the 2020 Pibran is terrific. Inky, creamy, and resonant to the core, the 2020 dazzles dark red fruit, cedar tobacco, licorice and menthol all blast out of the glass in this inky, opulent Pibran. Rich and seductive Pibran is a wine that will be nearly impossible to resist upon release.”
- Vinous, June 2021     91-93 points

 

St. Julien

 

Chateau Gloria - $84.99 plus tax ($97.74)
“Opaque purple-black colored, the 2020 Gloria comes soaring out of the glass with notes of blackcurrant cordial, preserved plums and blueberry compote, followed by suggestions of powdered cinnamon, cedar chest and menthol, plus a waft of graphite. The medium to full-bodied palate is completely coated with juicy black fruits, framed by grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 11% Petit Verdot, aging for approximately 14 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. The alcohol is 13.3%.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021    92-94 points

“The 2020 Gloria is impressive. Bright and punchy, yet quintessentially medium in body, Gloria impresses for its exceptional balance. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint, white pepper and rose petal give this bright, chiseled Saint-Julien so much character. Gloria is such a pretty and inviting Saint-Julien. Tasted two times.”
- Vinous, June 2021     91-93 points


Chateau Leoville Las Cases - $549.99 plus tax ($632.49)
“The 2020 Léoville Las Cases is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc and 8% Merlot, aging in 80% new French oak barriques.  With an opaque purple-black color, it slowly unfurls to reveal beguiling notes of fresh blackcurrants, Morello cherries, candied violets and dark chocolate, giving way to an undercurrent of crushed rocks, unsmoked cigars, clove oil and fragrant earth. The medium-bodied palate is a powerhouse of energy, delivering tightly wound red and black fruits, mineral and floral layers, supported by fantastic tension and incredibly ripe, silt-like tannins. The finish has jaw-dropping fragrance and depth.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     96-98 points

“The 2020 Léoville Las Cases comes across as a super-classic Saint-Julien that combines mid-weight structure of previous decades, with the greater textural finesse that has become the norm here in recent years. A shy introvert, the 2020 Las Cases won’t impress with size or brawn as is often the case, but with a total sense of finesse. Readers with classically leaning palates will flip out over the 2020. I can't wait to watch it evolve, hopefully for many decades to come. It is certainly one of the standouts of the year at this point.”
- Vinous, June 2021     95-98 points


Chateau Leoville Poyferre - $214.99 plus tax ($247.23)
“Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 Léoville Poyferré comes bounding out of the glass like an energetic young pup, delivering exuberant scents of crushed black cherries, juicy blackberries and warm cassis, with hints of ground cloves, dark chocolate, lilacs and tilled soil. The medium to full-bodied palate is wonderfully plush, delivering bags of ripe black fruits with a seamless backbone of acidity, finishing long and spicy.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     95-97 points

“The 2020 Léoville-Poyferré is a powerful, structured wine. In recent vintages, Léoville-Poyferré has been more opulent, but the 2020 shows off a towering, vertical build framed by a soaring spine of tannin. Dark red cherry, pomegranate, cedar and spicebox emerge with a bit of coaxing. Ultimately, though, Léoville-Poyferré is less showy than most Saint-Juliens at this stage. I don't expect that will be much of an issue in time. In a word: magnificent. Tasted three times.”
- Vinous, June 2021     95-97 points


Chateau Gruaud Larose - $169.99 plus tax ($195.49)
“The 2020 Gruaud Larose was cropped at 31hl/ha with one-third of the production in the Grand Vin, picked 14-29 September. The 13.18% alcohol is lower than recent vintages. It is quite tightly wound on the nose with blackberry, blueberry, iris petal, cedar and marine/seaweed aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chalky tannins on the entry and modest depth. That marine element translates right to the end with a dash of black pepper on the finish. Tasted at the château.”
- Vinous, May 2021     92-94 points


Chateau Saint Pierre - $117.99 plus tax ($135.69)
“Deep purple-black in color, the 2020 Saint-Pierre bursts with baked blackberries, stewed plums and cassis, followed by hints of dried mint, chocolate box and tapenade with a waft of pencil lead. The medium-bodied palate is elegantly styled with impressive freshness and ripe, fine-grained tannins supporting the energetic black fruits, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note. The blend is 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, aging for around 14 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. The alcohol is 13.3%.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     94-96 points

“The 2020 Saint-Pierre (Saint-Julien) is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. Inky, rich and explosive, the 2020 possesses magnificent intensity from start to finish. Crème de cassis, lavender, spice, chocolate, licorice, graphite and menthol infuse the 2020 with striking depth. The 2020 is heady and unctuous, but not at all overdone. It is one of my early favorites in this vintage, within its peer group. Tasted two times.”
- Vinous, June 2021     93-95 points


Chateau Lagrange - $109.99 plus tax ($126.49)
“Deep purple-black in color, the 2020 Lagrange leaps from the glass with vibrant notes of redcurrant jelly, ripe blackcurrants and minted blackberries, followed by nuances of dark chocolate, star anise and mossy tree bark. The medium-bodied palate is both super intense and super elegant, featuring exquisitely ripe, fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness to frame the bright, crunchy black and red fruits, finishing long and mineral laced.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     94-96 points

“The 2020 Lagrange (Saint-Julien) is bright, punchy and wonderfully energetic. Red-toned fruit, sweet spice, cedar and pipe tobacco are all beautifully delineated in this mid-weight, vibrant Saint-Julien. I very much like the depth and tension in this barrel sample.”
- Vinous, June 2021      91-94 points


Margaux

 

Chateau Giscours - $124.99 plus tax ($143.74)
“A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot, the 2020 Giscours reveals a deep garnet-purple color and compelling notes of crushed redcurrants, plum preserves and Morello cherries, leading to hints of lavender, wild sage, damp soil and black truffles with a touch of licorice. The medium-bodied palate bursts with vibrant red and black fruits and lots of savory accents, supported by soft, very well managed tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     92-94+ points

“The 2020 Giscours is surprisingly juicy and forward, with lovely mid-palate richness from the Merlot that comprises 44% of the blend. Inky dark fruit, new leather, spice, menthol and dried herbs all meld together effortlessly. In 2020 Giscours is a real charmer. I imagine it will drink well with minimal cellaring. Harvest started on September 8 for the Merlot and finished with the last of the Cabernets on October 3, which is a good week ahead of schedule. Yields are down about 25% from the 2019, mostly because of heat and dry weather during the summer. New oak is 50%.”
- Vinous, June 2021    93-95 points


Chateau Cantenac Brown - $106.99 plus tax ($123.04)
“Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2020 Cantenac Brown slides effortlessly out of the glass with pronounced notes of licorice, tar, tapenade and fertile loam over a core of warm cassis and plum preserves, with a waft of charcuterie. The medium-bodied palate is refreshing, bursting with crunchy black fruit and herbal sparks with a well-managed, grainy texture, finishing long and earthy.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     91-93+ points

“The 2020 Cantenac Brown is an outrageously beautiful wine. Ample, vertical and soaring in its intensity, the 2020 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. Punchy red berry fruit, lavender, spice, mint and rose petal abound. What I like most about the 2020 is the way it balances fruit intensity with vibrancy and energy. Cantenac Brown is shaping up to be one of the wines of the vintage.”
- Vinous, June 2021     94-97 points


Chateau Lascombes - $146.99 plus tax ($169.04)
“Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2020 Lascombes comes skipping out of the glass with bright, cheery scents of raspberry coulis, blackberry preserves and fresh blackcurrants, plus suggestions of pencil shavings, dried roses and charcuterie with a waft of bouquet garni. The medium to full-bodied palate has great tension and energy, delivering crunchy red and black fruit layers and a firm, grainy frame, finishing long with an herbal lift.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     92-94 points

“The 2020 Lascombes is gorgeous. Inky and deep, the 2020 is brimming with character. There is a bit less opulence than in some recent vintages, but that is not a bad thing. And plenty of inky dark fruit, leather and spice flavor. The 2020 is an attractive, mid-weight Lascombes with a good deal of richness and fine balance. Lavender, cloves, spice and new French oak linger on the suave finish.”
- Vinous, June 2021     92-94 points


Chateau Marquis de Terme - $94.99 plus tax ($109.24)
“The 2020 Marquis de Terme sports a deep garnet-purple color and pronounced notes of blackcurrant cordial, blackberry preserves and kirsch, plus suggestions of bay leaves, forest floor, black truffles and hoisin. The medium-bodied palate is soft and juicy, delivering a good amount of ripe black fruits without heaviness, finishing with a spicy kick. This blend is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. It is aging for 18 months in French oak barriques, 50% new. The alcohol is 14%.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     90-92 points

“The 2020 Marquis de Terme is a bit firm, but it offers good depth in its red cherry/red plum fruit. It will be interesting to see if the 2020 becomes more charming over time. Today, it is a bit brutish. Graphite, scorched earth, dried flowers and incense add aromatic nuance with a bit of time in the glass. Tasted three times.”
- Vinous, June 2021     89-91 points


Chateau Palmer - $669.99 plus tax ($770.48)
Vivid colours, and the aromatics grab hold straight away. This is intense and concentrated, elegant, balanced and classical, all about the texture which is velvety and seductive with softly-grained tannins. Moves oh so slowly through the palate with dozens of layers to get hold of. The overall feel is precise, slow and seductive, with appellation and estate signature at every turn. Sappy, hawthorn freshness, rosemary, redcurrant, tobacco, cigar box and dark chocolate shavings on the finish. 3.77pH, 78IPT, 55% of overall production, with 13% press wine.”
- Decanter.com, April 2021     97 points


Chateau Prieure Lichine - $82.99 plus tax ($95.44)
“Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2020 Prieure-Lichine offers up notes of fresh redcurrants, blackcurrant pastilles, boysenberries and dried Provence herbs, plus wafts of tobacco leaf and pencil shavings. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers a great intensity of pure black and red fruit flavors, framed by grainy tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long with a refreshing herbal lift.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     91-93 points

“The 2020 Prieuré-Lichine opens with very pretty floral and spice overtones. Pliant, silky and nuanced, the 2020 is all charm. The purity of the red/purplish berry fruit is compelling. Readers will find an understated, classy Margaux full of character. I can't wait to taste this from bottle. A bit clenched today, but that should not be an issue with time. The Prieuré-Lichine finishes with notable freshness and savory intensity.”
- Vinous, June 2021     91-94 points


Chateau Kirwan - $94.99 plus tax ($109.24)
“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 Kirwan prances out of the glass with pretty scents of redcurrant jelly, black raspberries and Morello cherries, followed by hints of lavender, black tea and dried Provence herbs, with a touch of tree bark. The medium-bodied palate has fantastic tension and fine-grained tannins framing the tightly wound red fruit and savory layers, finishing long and refreshing.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     91-93+ points

“The 2020 Kirwan is a pretty tough, brooding wine. It will be interesting to see if the searing tannins soften during élevage. There is good depth to the fruit, but I am not sure if that will be enough to balance the tannins. Red purplish berries, gravel, smoke and grilled herbs linger. This is an especially potent, brooding style.”
- Vinous, June 2021     88-91 points

  

Haut-Médoc

 

Chateau La Tour Carnet - $73.99 plus tax ($85.09)
“The 2020 la Tour Carnet sports a deep purple-black color and notes of crushed red and black currants, Morello cherries and fresh blackberries, plus hints of lavender, pencil lead and tobacco leaf with a touch of bay leaves. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers a great intensity of crunchy black fruits with a lively backbone and fine-grained tannins, finishing with great length and a skip in its step. Nicely done!”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     91-93 points

“The 2020 La Tour Carnet comes across a bit light and muted. Bernard Magrez's Haut-Médoc shows its typical earthy, savory profile, with good aromatic persistence, but less depth and structure than the best years. La Tour Carnet is often more compelling. Tasted two times.”
- Vinous, June 2021     88-90 points


Chateau Sociando-Mallet - $75.99 plus tax ($87.39)
“The 2020 Sociando Mallet has a beautifully defined and focused bouquet of intense blackberry, briar and wilted iris petal aromas; hints of boysenberry jam linger offstage. The medium-bodied palate features fine-boned tannins and predominantly black fruit. Very saline and sappy, with a dash of pepper on the aftertaste. This is a typical Sociando Mallet, full of grace and power.”
- Vinous, May 2021     92-94 points


Chateau Cantemerle - $62.99 plus tax ($72.44)
“Deep purple-black in color, the 2020 Cantemerle reveals a great intensity and purity of blackcurrant cordial, stewed plums and black raspberry scents, plus hints of dried Provence herbs, Indian spices and woodsmoke. The medium-bodied palate delivers approachable chewy tannins and just enough freshness to support the savory-laced black fruit flavors, finishing with an herbal lift.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     88-90 points

“The 2020 Cantemerle comes across as overripe and lacking in persistence. An initial burst of crème de cassis, blackberry jam and sweet oak fades pretty quickly. I expected more.”
- Vinous, June 2021     85-87 points


Chateau La Lagune - $84.99 plus tax ($97.74)
“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 La Lagune strides confidently out of the glass with bold, fantastically pure black fruit notes of crushed black plums, ripe blackcurrants and juicy blackberries, plus hints of tar, dried Provence herbs, star anise and smoked meats, with a hint of black truffles. The medium-bodied palate delivers tightly wound, bright, crunchy black fruits with plenty of freshness and an approachable, grainy texture, finishing long with loads of earthy and herbal sparks.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     92-94 points

“The 2020 La Lagune is a real standout. Intense, soaring aromatics give this racy Haut-Médoc tons of allure. Graphite, dried herbs, leather, menthol and licorice explode from the glass. A wine of unreal dimension, pedigree and class, the La Lagune is simply lights out in 2020. Time in the glass brings out gorgeous red/purplish fruit intermingled with sweet floral notes that add striking inner perfume.”
- Vinous, June 2021     92-94 points


Chateau Lanessan - $39.99 plus tax ($45.99)
“Sporting a deep purple-black color, the 2020 Lanessan has a lively nose of crushed redcurrants, black raspberries and blackcurrant preserves, plus hints of dried Provence herbs and pencil shavings. The medium-bodied palate has plenty of energetic red and black berry flavors, supported by grainy tannins, finishing deliciously refreshing.”
- The Wine Advocate, Issue 255     89-91 points

“The 2020 Lanessan is impressive, to say the least. Dark, layered and mysterious, the 2020 packs serious punch, the blackberry jam, incense, scorched earth and leather all melding together. I especially admire the wine's depth and textural intensity. Beautifully done.”
- Vinous, June 2021     90-92 points


Chateau Belle-Vue - $42.99 plus tax ($49.44)
“The 2020 Belle-Vue is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 20% Petit Verdot, with an alcohol of 13.5%. Deep purple-black colored, it prances out of the glass with exuberant notes of blackcurrant preserves, stewed plums and mulberries with hints of menthol, mocha and cardamom. The medium-bodied palate delivers appealing freshness and balance, delivering minted black fruit flavors and a soft, well-managed texture, finishing with a spicy lift.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     88-90 points

“The 2020 Belle-Vue comes across a little raw and herbal on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly aggressive tannins, quite dry towards the finish. To be honest, I have tasted better from this Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel - I just find this quite bitter.”
- Vinous, May 2021     85-87 points

 

Bordeaux Supérieur

 

Chateau Croix-Mouton - $30.99 plus tax ($35.64)
“Giving up a floral, sappy nose of cedar pencil, flowers, and red and black cherries, the 2020 Château Croix-Mouton is medium-bodied on the palate, with a forward, charming, character-filled style. It should drink nicely right out of the gate and keep for 7-8 years.”
- JebDunnuck.com, June 2021     88-90 points

 

Bordeaux Blanc

 

Blanc de Chasse Spleen - $54.99 plus tax ($63.24)
“The Blanc de Chasse-Spleen terroir is spread over 2 hectares of sand and clay. The grape varieties are about 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc. The viticulture is traditional, the harvest is done by hand and the grapes are aged in thermo-regulated stainless-steel vats and barrels for 9 months (half of which are new barrels).  Limpid, brilliant and holder of a strong yellow color, the Blanc de Chasse-Spleen brings very distinct aromas of grapefruit and lychee with a background of linden blossom and terpene of sauvignon when tasting. It is considered to have a sharp attack and a round mouth with a retained fat.”

 

Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

 

Chateau Montlandrie - $54.99 plus tax ($63.24)
“The 2020 Montlandrie is a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Merlot was picked between the 18th and the 22nd of September, and the Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon were picked from the 23rd to the 25th of September. It has an alcohol of 14.5% and is aging in French oak barrels, 40% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it bursts from the glass with vibrant notes of crushed blackberries, fresh, juicy black plums and mulberries, plus hints of bay leaves, cardamom, ground black pepper and black truffles. The medium to full-bodied palate possesses impressive freshness with a solid backbone of soft, rounded tannins and bags of ripe black fruits, finishing long with a peppery kick. 53,000 bottles are expected to be made.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     92-94 points

“The 2020 Montlandrie is powerful, densely constituted and full of character. Inky red/purplish fruit, cedar, spice, mocha and dried flowers are all laced together. Far from an easygoing wine, it packs a serious punch, and I expect it will age wonderfully. In 2020, the Montlandrie may very well be the hidden gem in the Durantou range. (This is the second year in the new winery.)”
- Vinous, June 2021     91-93 points

 

Francs Côtes de Bordeaux

 

Chateau Puygueraud - $39.99 plus tax ($45.99)

“Sporting a deep purple-black color, the 2020 Puygueraud bursts from the glass with vibrant notions of black cherries, ripe black berries and redcurrant jelly, plus wafts of garrigue, fertile loam and tar. The medium to full-bodied palate possesses plenty of freshness with a soft texture and bags of juicy black fruits, finishing earthy.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     89-91 points

“The 2020 Puygueraud is a huge, inky wine. Blackberry jam, graphite, dark chocolate, licorice and espresso infuse it with tons of depth, and yet there is good freshness and plenty of savory intensity that builds into the finish. In a word: terrific.”
- Vinous, June 2021     89-91 points


St. Émilion

 

Saintayme - $44.99 plus tax ($51.74)
“The 2020 Saintayme is 100% Merlot, harvested between the 28th and the 30th of September. It has an alcohol of 14.5% and is aging in French oak barrels, 30% new. Deep purple-black colored, it needs a little coaxing to unlock scents of tar, forest floor and aniseed, over a core of baked black plums, blackberry pie and chocolate-covered cherries, plus a touch of dried mint. The full-bodied palate is densely packed with muscular black fruits and loads of earthy accents, framed by firm, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing on a lingering minty note. 63,000 bottles are expected to be made.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     90-92 points

“The 2020 Saintayme is bright, punchy and wonderfully vibrant. Sweet perfumed floral notes, red berry fruit, cedar and cinnamon lend terrific aromatic brightness. In 2020, Saintayme is a bit nervy and less fleshy than it can be. This is the first vintage made without microbullage, a technique that was previously used in some of the tanks here. I expect that will serve it well in the years to come, as the 2020 has an extra level of purity that is striking. As always, Saintayme is a selection from a 15-hectare property in Saint-Émilion's Saint Etienne de Lys district, made with a Burgundian approach in which the wine is vinified by the owner and then raised by the Durantou family.”
- Vinous, June 2021     91-93 points


Chateau Jean Faure - $77.99 plus tax ($89.69)
“A blend of 65% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 5% Malbec, the 2020 Jean Faure has a deep garnet-purple color. It bursts with ripe, bold, juicy black fruits, featuring notions of blackberry preserves, Black Forest cake and boysenberries, plus hints of pencil shavings, red roses and allspice with an earthy touch of underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is soft-textured and refreshing, coating the mouth with black fruits and finishing with a spicy kick.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     89-91 points

“The 2020 Jean Faure, dominated by 65% Cabernet Franc, has a well-defined, slightly earthy bouquet, touches of tobacco coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, just a little bell pepper deriving from the Cabernet Franc and a relatively light but balanced finish. This tends to show better in bottle and, as a recent vertical proved, benefits from bottle age.”
- Vinous, May 2021     89-91 points


Chateau La Tour Figeac - $81.99 plus tax ($94.29)
“Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 La Tour Figeac comes bounding out of the glass with rambunctious scents of stewed black cherries, mulberries and boysenberry preserves, plus wafts of spice cake, dark chocolate and aniseed. The medium to full-bodied palate is filled with spicy black fruits with a plush texture and just enough freshness, finishing savory.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     90-92+ points

“The 2020 La Tour Figeac is an elegant Saint-Émilion loaded with class. Silky tannins and sweet, perfumed aromatics lend a real air of finesse. Bright red cherry fruit, mocha, cedar, leather and rose petals grace this understated, wonderfully classy 2020. All the elements are nicely balanced. I love the energy here.”
- Vinous, June 2021     91-93 points


Chateau Bellefont-Belcier - $94.99 plus tax ($109.24)
“The 2020 Bellefont Belcier displays a deep purple black color, opening with fragrant notions of chocolate-covered cherries, red roses and menthol, giving way to a core of stewed plums, blackberry pie and hoisin, with a waft of anise. The medium to full-bodied palate has a solid backbone of finely grained tannins and bold freshness supporting the intense, tightly wound black fruit and earthy layers, finishing long and spicy. The blend this year is 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon with an alcohol of 14.5% and a pH of 3.65. The wine is aging in French oak barriques, 30% new.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     91-93 points

“The 2020 Bellefont-Belcier is a dark, brooding beauty. Intense red-toned fruit graphite, leather, cedar and incense give the 2020 layers of aromatic dimension. More than anything else I am impressed by how well the potent tannins are integrated. Bellefont-Belcier is still a powerful wine, but not the behemoth of years past. Sweet floral notes and red toned fruit perk up the mineral-laced persistent finish. The 2020 is bit tight, but also super-promising.”
- Vinous, June 2021     93-95 points

 

Pomerol

 

Chateau La Croix de Gay - $81.99 plus tax ($94.29)
“Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 La Croix de Gay rocks up with ready-for-business notes of stewed black plums, black cherry compote and freshly crushed blueberries, plus wafts of tar, aniseed and wild sage. The medium to full-bodied palate has impressive freshness and bags of black fruits, supported by soft tannins, finishing savory.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     88-90 points

“The 2020 La Croix de Gay has a pretty bouquet of blackberry and truffle scents – not intense, but you succumb to its charms. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and fine acidity, though lacking a bit of cohesion on the midpalate and showing just a little attenuation on the finish.”
- Vinous, May 2021     86-88 points


Chateau La Fleur de Gay - $185.99 plus tax ($213.89)
“The 2020 La Fleur de Gay sports a deep purple-black color and notes of wild blueberries, chocolate-covered cherries and mulberries, plus fragrant suggestions of candied violets, cinnamon toast and clove oil. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers mouth-coating black and blue fruits with loads of spicy accents and a soft, velvety texture, lifted by just enough freshness, finishing long and fragrant. Impressive!”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     91-93 points

“The 2020 La Fleur de Gay is a supple, fruity Pomerol. Dark cherry, tobacco, licorice, smoke, menthol, chocolate and dried herbs fill out the layers. The 2020 is nicely plush, but there are some angular contours that will hopefully soften in élevage.”
- Vinous, June 2021     85-87 points

 

Fronsac

 

Chateau La Dauphine - $47.99 plus tax ($55.19)
“Deep purple-black in color, the 2020 de la Dauphine opens with expressive notes of baked blackberries, prunes and Christmas pudding, leading to hints of eucalyptus, tar and dusty soil. The full-bodied palate is rich and decadent, delivering impactful exotic spice-laced black fruit preserves with just enough freshness and a velvety texture, finishing long and opulent.”
- The Wine Advocate, May 2021     90-92 points

“The 2020 La Dauphine is gorgeous. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, cloves, menthol and licorice build as this Fronsac opens with a bit of air. The 2020 is wonderfully fleshy and inviting, with all the elements in the right place. There is so much to look forward to. Tasted two times.”
- Vinous, June 2021     90-92 points

 

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