Petit-Village 2020 (Pre-Arrival)
Petit-Village 2020 (Pre-Arrival)
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Petit-Village 2020 (Pre-Arrival)

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Bordeaux Futures 2020 estimated arrival Spring 2023

 Appellation: Pomerol

Size: 750mL

This new vintage of Petit-Village can’t be compared and has nothing to do with the previous vintages of the Estate.

It opens a new chapter of the Estate history…

A NEW ERA :

  • In early 2020 the Moulin family, who were already majority owners of Château Beauregard in the prestigious appellation of Pomerol, were proud to acquire Château Petit-Village.
  • 10 hectares in the heart of Pomerol
  • Surrounded by some of the greatest Pomerol estates: Le Pin, Conseillante, VCC, Petrus,
  • Petit-Village 2020 was created with hand-picked grapes from the the best vines in a select 4.5 hectares in order to capture the maximum potential and typicity of the greatest clay soils of Pomerol
  • Atypical blend of 60% Merlot (planted in 1948 and 1979) as well as 40% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon (planted in 1951).
  • Since 2020, the vineyard has also been managed organically which will allow the wine to receive organic certification for the 2023 vintage.
  • Château Petit-Village wine possesses richness and incomparable finesse of the great Pomerol
  • The 2020 vintage will come in a brand new bottle and a new label

Ratings:

 

97-98 James Suckling

"Firm and linear tannins frame this young Bordeaux beautifully with blackberry, walnut and hazelnut character. Gorgeous center palate. It’s racy and refined. Creamy-textured tannins with length. Really pure and focused. Very transparent. Finesse. Best ever? 60% merlot, 32% cabernet franc and 8% cabernet sauvignon." (5/2021)

93-95+ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Composed of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, the opaque purple-black colored 2020 Petit Village storms out of the glass with powerful scents of blackberry preserves, plum pudding and blueberry pie, plus hints of mocha, molten licorice, dried mint, sassafras and violets with a hint of vanilla pod. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers mouth-coating black fruit preserves with loads of spicy and floral accents, supported by plush tannins and just enough freshness, finishing on a lingering minty note. Impressive! (LPB)" (5/2021)

91-93+ Jeb Dunnuck

"Checking in as a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Château Petit-Village should certainly be an outstanding wine, and then some. Brought up in 60% new French oak, with the sum of the Cabernet Franc and Merlot brought up in larger barrels, it has a terrific nose of ripe black fruit, chocolate, tobacco, and graphite. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, with a dense, concentrated mid-palate, it displays a rather focused, firm mouthfeel, ripe, building tannins, and a great finish." (5/2021)

91-93 Neal Martin for Vinous

"Having been acquired by the Moulin family, the 2020 Petit Village has undergone a makeover with a spanking new label and wax seal. As for the wine itself, the nose is fragrant and pure, featuring dark cherries, boysenberry, hints of marmalade and light estuarine scents. The palate is medium-bodied with a structured opening. This feels quite firm and contains that charcoal trait that I remarked upon apropos of the 2018. Fresh and full of tension, the Cabernet component drives the finish, traces of dark chocolate lingering on the aftertaste. I think the tannins here just need a little more refinement, and maybe that will come during élevage. This shows an improvement over underperforming recent vintages, but give it another 3–4 years to see what this Pomerol is really capable of." (5/2021)

Important information to note:

Given the recent lifting of tariffs, 2020 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 spring of 2023.