Wine Spectrum Brings You “En Primeur”

Chateau in Bordeaux

Enjoy Industry Insider Access To Legendary Wines

Historically, Bordeaux wine producers, including all major châteaux, sold their wine “en primeur” or as “futures” (buying wine that is still in barrel). En primeur, which means “first” in French, is when châteaux present their wines and set prices. It takes place a few months after harvest while the wine remains in barrels. Critics and other industry insiders have given initial ratings, but these wines are still two to three years out from being released.

En primeur is typically only available to industry insiders. Wine Spectrum is pleased to bring you access to this opportunity.

En primeur is currently scheduled for mid May to the end of June 2021. We will offer select Bordeaux for presale. Estimated time of arrival of all 2020 Bordeaux is Fall 2023, subject to final confirmation.

*This Opportunity Will End Soon*

2020 Bordeaux Futures: What to Expect

The 2020 vintage has been deemed extraordinary by growers and the Union Des Grands Crus de Bordeaux. The dry conditions and relatively steady temperatures will deliver “delicious and exciting” bottles to a thirsty public.

Wine critic James Suckling commented, “In general, the 2020 Bordeaux reds show plenty of fruit, but not too much, and the tannins are ripe and polished giving excellent length to the wines. I find the wines, so far, to be slightly less flamboyant than the 2018s and more along the lines of the 2019s that had fantastic freshness and linear phenolic character.”

Why Are Bordeaux Futures Significant?

The opportunity to acquire Bordeaux Futures lies in the fact that Wine Spectrum can secure a supply of often hard-to-find wines, and buy them at a price that is generally lower than when the vintage is finally bottled, aged and released on the market. And while the wines age beautifully in France, their value usually increases and the product itself gets better and closer to the ideal drinking window!

2020 BORDEAUX PRESALE 
ETA Fall 2023—subject to final confirmation.

To Acquire, Please Contact wineteam@winespectrum.com or call 1-800-933-8466. We update this listing daily.

BORDEAUX PRESALE WINES

PRICE

98-100PT RATED & ICONIC WINES

 

2020 Château Cheval Blanc Grand Cru Saint Emilion

Known all over the world, the Grand Cru Classe A Chateau Cheval Blanc is one of the legendary winemaking estates of the right bank of the Bordeaux region.

Chateau Cheval Blanc 2020 perfectly reflects these extreme weather conditions through an intense and mature nose as well as a powerful and dense tannic structure. This great wine unlocks a rich aromatic palette which mixes with a delicate freshness and fragrances of black fruit, garrigue and pepper. Opulent and warm, the attack gives way to a powerful palate from which the fine and structured tannins provide an exceptional length and richness. Long-lasting, the mouth tightens towards a lingering and delicate finish.   Merlot 65%, Cabernet Franc 30%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%.

$650

2020 Château Haut-Brion, Graves 1er Grand Cru Classé

JS100 This is a superb Haut-Brion with incredible tannins that are wonderfully fine-grained. It’s really powerful. This is very primary with so much grape-generated tannin structure. Very, very long, going on for minutes. Seductive and friendly at the start and then takes you on at the finish with so much structure. Wine of the vintage? 42.8% Merlot, 39.7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17.5% Cabernet Franc

$745

2020 Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé

JS99-100 Rather ethereal and so refined with finesse, focus and brightness that provides incredible energy and pedigree. It’s full-bodied with ultra fine tannins that go on and on. Superb presence with tannins that melt into the wine. This is 12.8%. I love the wine. Lots of dark fruit and fresh tobacco. Lead pencil, too. 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot.

$799

2020 Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé

JS99-100 This is a great and impressive Mouton with plushness and precision. A million layers of tannins. It’s full and very friendly, even seductive, in a rich and opulent way, yet it always remains fresh. Balanced and refined. Nothing sticks out here. Every so fine-grained tannins provide flesh. Looking forward to seeing its evolution. 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

$745

2020 Château Hosanna, Pomerol

JS99-100 This shows very intense, old-vine character with bark, black mushroom and dark fruit. Full-bodied and creamy with unique flavors of earth and fruit. Layered and soulful. The best Hosanna ever? Merlot and Cabernet Franc. 45% from old vines, dating from the late 1950s.

$179

2020 Château Pavie Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé    

JS99-100 The aromas are already exceptional, showing crushed-stone, limestone and salt character to the dark fruit and bark. It’s full-bodied, yet agile. Floats on the palate, then kicks in with loads of ultra fine tannins. The intensity and verve of this wine promises true greatness.

$420

2020 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac 2ème Grand Cru Classé

JD98-100 The 2020 Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is another brilliant wine in a succession of brilliant wines…it’s an incredible wine that’s going to flirt with perfection and is unquestionably one of the finest, if not the finest, Left Banks in the vintage. 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc

$229

2020 Château L’Evangile, Pomerol

JS98-99  This is so floral and pure, showing crushed-grape character with some walnut and crunchy seeds. It’s full-bodied, juicy and fresh. Purity of fruit. Juicy and long. 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc.

$315

2020 Château Pontet Canet, Pauillac 5ème Grand Cru Classé

JS98-99 This is integrated, with superb density and beauty, offering blackcurrant, mineral and some bark. Full-bodied, yet so polished and refined. Crushed stone. Lots of expression and texture to this wine. Creamy. Pure and precise. Elegant, yet layered. Slightly plusher than the 2019. Dense, yet agile. Fresh as always. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. 50%

$139

2020 Clos Fourtet, St-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé

JD97-99 One of the biggest successes on the upper plateau is the 2020 Château Clos Fourtet, and it does everything right in the vintage. A magical, perfumed bouquet of red plums, black cherries, white truffle, and white flowers just screams Saint-Emilion, and it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, flawless overall balance, a dense mid-palate, and a liqueur of rocks-like minerality on the palate. 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc

$142

2020 Château Suduiraut Sauternes 1er Cru Classé  

JS97-98 A Sauternes with tart tartine, cooked apple and caramel. It’s full-bodied, juicy and sweet, yet there’s lots of caramel and spice, too, such as cloves. Comes across almost dry. But lots of sweetness. Pure Semillon. Unique. Tiny production.

$79

94-97PT RATED

 

2020 Château Giscours, Margaux 3ème Grand Cru Classé

JS96-97 Aromas of crushed berries, dried flowers and spices with undertones of ink and iron. Full-bodied with wonderful, fine tannins that are totally embedded in the structure. Endless length and such refinement. Rather ethereal. Another winner from Giscours. Merlot comprises 44% of the blend

$79 

2020 Château Canon La Gaffelière 2020, Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé 

JD95-97 Lots of blue fruits, leafy herbs, chocolate, and earthy goodness emerge from the 2020 Château Canon-La-Gaffeliere, a medium to full-bodied, dense, focused, elegant Saint-Emilion that needs plenty of air to show at its best. The purity of fruit is remarkable, and while it starts out tight and focused, it blossoms with air, showing a more expansive, layered, rich yet still fresh texture that keeps you coming back to the glass. It’s a thrilling Saint-Emilion readers should snatch up.

$105 

2020 Château Fleur-Cardinale, Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé

JS96 Vivid and lively with blackberries, earth and some flowers. It’s full and layered with tannins that spread across the palate. Broader form to this young Bordeaux. Lots of tannins at the end.

$55 

2020 Château Gloria, Saint-Julien

JS94-95 Very focused and poised with blackberry, blackcurrant and graphite character. It’s full-to medium-bodied with racy tannins and a long, dynamic finish. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 11% Petit Verdot

$52 

Clos de L’Oratoire 2020, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru    

JS94-95 A rather mineral and spicy red with medium to full body, showing blackberries and black walnuts. There’s a deep, polished tannin backbone to this. Racy and fine.

$49

2020 Château Guiraud Sauternes 1er Cru Classé

JS94-95 Spicy and intense with dried-apple, peach and some stone character. It’s medium-bodied and sweet, yet fresh and vivid.

$60

Please note: these prices do not include any customs tariff costs, and may be subject to these at the time of importation.

To Acquire, Please Contactwineteam@winespectrum.com or call 1-800-933-8466 

 

 

 

 

 

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