Bordeaux Futures 2021 estimated arrival Summer 2024
93-94 James Suckling
"A dark-fruited Pomerol with pretty notes of cloves, sandalwood, dried lavender and tar. Medium-to full-bodied with ripe, powdery tannins. Coffee notes at the end. Excellent intensity and structure for the vintage. 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc."
91-93 Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2021 La Petite L'Eglise Clinet comes from designated parcels that never seemed to blend well with the rest of the parcels, as well as some of the younger vine Merlot. It's 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, brought up in 60% new French oak. A beautiful wine in its own right, it has plenty of plum and cassis fruits, notes of violets, earth, and graphite, medium-bodied richness, silky tannins, and just a forward, charming, delicious profile."
90-92 Antonio Galloni for Vinous
"The 2021 La Petite Eglise is bright and nicely focused, with lovely energy to match its mid-weight personality. Sweet dark cherry, plum, cinnamon, leather, menthol, licorice and pipe tobacco come together in the glass. The 2021 is an easygoing Petite Eglise that will drink well with minimal cellaring. The Petite Eglise is all Merlot this year, now that a parcel of Franc that once was used for the blend has acquired the requisite age to be promoted into use for the Grand Vin."
90-92 Neal Martin for Vinous
"he 2021 La Petite Eglise was picked September 28–29 and raised in 60% new oak. It has a pretty, floral bouquet that is, as usual, a little more expressive than the Grand Vin at this stage. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, taut at first though offering finely tuned, tart red fruit on the finish. Just give it a couple of years in bottle. (14.0% alcohol)"
"A dark, serious brooding nose full of black fruits, truffle, rose, violet and dark chocolate. The palate is different however giving succulent and lively red fruits - sweet/sour strawberries and red cherries, so fresh and sincere, so perfectly presented with the bitter touches balanced against sweetness, racy acidity and fine tannins. An easy-to-like wine, with personality and style and just a feeling of pure joy about it! Not rich, heavy or opulent but taking the most joyous elements from the vintage and putting them the glass, still with structure and depth! Ageing in 70% new oak. 7,000 bottle production"
Important information to note:
Given the recent lifting of tariffs, 2021 Bordeaux Futures are offered assuming no charges due to tariffs. Should tariffs be in place at the time the of importation into the US, added costs as a result of the tariffs will be the responsibility of the buyer.
Shipping charges will be calculated and added at the time of delivery in the summer of 2024.