Bordeaux Futures

bordeaux futures

What is Bordeaux Futures?

Bordeaux Futures, or enprimeur, is a term referring to the practice of selling wine prior to it being bottled while it is still in the barrel. This occurs yearly in Bordeaux, predominantly for the classed growths, or crus.
Each spring following the harvest, the château will release the opening prices of their wines, after which thousands of media and trade attend organized tastings of the current vintage, all sampled from the cask. The winemaker creates an approximation of what the final blend should be like, and the young wines are given a preliminary score, or rating. Brokers and négociants will make arrangements for the sale of these wines, with the understanding that they will not be delivered until 18 months to 2 years later, after the wine has completed its maturing phase at the château.

Our 2018 Bordeaux Futures will be available at select Liquor Marts beginning, Thursday, October 14th.  Please check LiquorMarts.ca for availability details.

Here is the list of our Bordeaux 2018 Futures:

 

Chateau Mouton Rothchild 2018

#31247 Château Mouton Rothschild 2018 Pauillac  

$1,237.70
750ml

86% Cabernet Sauvignon
12% Merlot
2% Cabernet Franc
 
Tasting Notes:

Possessing an intense, deep colour. The nose reveals ripe red fruits, nutmeg and touches of mint. The full and refined attack opens with blackberry and cherry flavours with added complexity of spice. Great balance between the fruit and tannins paves the way for a highly refined and exceptionally long finish.

 

 

chateau Lynch Bages

#31238 Château Lynch Bages Grand Cru Classic 2018 Pauillac 

$276.56
750ml

72% Cabernet Sauvignon
19% Merlot
6% Cabernet Franc
3% Petit Verdot
 
Tasting Notes:

Powerful and possessing lots of flavour. Notes of dark chocolate, rosemary and spices lead to a long, complex finish.

 

chateau clinet

#31240 Château Clinet 2018 Pomerol 

$197.96
750ml

85% Merlot
15% Cabernet Sauvignon
 

Tasting Notes:

Deep ruby colour. Blackberry and fresh fig mingle with the scent of smoked wood and the complex, spicy freshness of black pepper. A delicately smooth attack gives way to an intricate mix of wild raspberries, blueberries and plum laced with sweet spice, cinnamon and vanilla. Layers of flavour provide intense mouthfeel.

 

 

chateau clerc milon

#31228 Château Clerc Millon Grand Cru Classé 2018 Pauillac

$185.87
750ml

60% Cabernet Sauvignon
27% Merlot
9% Cabernet Franc
3% Petit Verdot
1% Carmenere
 
 
Tasting Notes:

This wine has a deep colour with a crimson hue. The ample and succulent nose showcases the aroma of fresh berries together with notes of violets. Spice and licorice notes appear with the airing of the wine, recalling the ripeness of the grapes offset by touches of mint.

Chateau Beychevelle

#31227 Château Beychevelle Grand Vin 2018 - Saint Julien 

$185.87
750ml

50% Merlot
41% Cabernet Sauvigon
6% Petit Verdot
3% Cabernet Franc
 
Tasting Notes:

A bouquet of well – ripened red and black fruits lead to an intense and harmonious taste sensation. Well - integrated tannins accompanied by fruit bursting with freshness and concentration.


 

 

chateau D'Armailhac

#31239 Château D'Armailhac 2018 Pauillac

$109.70
750ml

55% Cabernet Sauvignon
30% Merlot
10% Cabernet Franc
5% Petit Verdot
 

Tasting Notes:

This wine has a deep colour. The rich, packed nose opens with aromas of blackberry and marzipan. With airing, the initial fruit is complimented by an array of spice notes and dark chocolate. The powerful and well – structured attack reveals peppery and slight minty flavours. The finish is long, smooth and harmonious.

 

 

 

chateau Lagrange

#31234 Château Lagrange 2018 - Saint Julien 

$107.89
750ml

67% Cabernet Sauvignon
28% Merlot
5% Petit Verdot
 
Tasting Notes:

Dark colour with purple hints on the edges Aromatic with notes of black cherry, blackcurrant and fresh prunes. The tannins are dense yet well - integrated. Very approachable and well – balanced.

 
 

 

chateau Phelan Segur

#31236 Château Phélan Ségur 2018 - Saint - Estephe

$98.92
750ml

57% Cabernet Sauvignon
43% Merlot
 
Tasting Notes:

Intense ruby – red colour with purplish reflections.Concentrated aroma of perfectly ripe, red fruits. Exceptional tannic structure leads to a persistent and long, drawn - out finish..

 

 

chateau lacoste Borie

#31242 Château Lacoste Borie 2018 Pauillac

$60.74
750ml

61% Cabernet Sauvignon
31% Merlot
8% Cabernet Franc
 

Tasting Notes: 

Deep, dark colour. Aromas of dark fruits, licorice and chocolate. Firm tannins and a slight vegetative note in the finish.

 

 

 

connetable talbot

#31229 Connétable de Talbot 2018 - Sainte - Julien 

$57.11
750ml

57% Merlot
43% Cabernet Sauvignon
 
 
Tasting Notes:

Very elegant with an excellent structure and a long, fresh finish.

 

Clos Marsalette Rouge

#31237 Clos Marsalette Rouge 2018 - Pessac - Léognan  

$52.42
750ml

55% Cabernet Sauvignon
45% Merlot
 
Tasting Notes:

Flavourful with massive ripe red fruit freshness. Mild spice add layers of complexity, complimenting the well – integrated tannins.

 

 

clos marsalette blanc

#31241 Clos Marsalette Blanc 2018 - Pessac - Léognan

$52.38
750ml

55% Sauvignon Blanc
45% Semillion
 
 
Tasting Notes:

Full and fresh with mild spiciness and balanced acidity.  A juicy and firm finish highlight this well – structured wine.

 

 

chateau Belle-Vue

#31233 Château Belle-Vue 2018 - Haut - Medoc 

$36.25
750ml

48% Cabernet Sauvignon
30% Merlot
20% Petit Verdot
1% Cabernet Franc
1% Carmenere
 

Tasting Notes:

Aromatic with notes of plum and spice. Very elegant wine that is polished and juicy on the palate.
Red fruits and a touch of herbs in the finish.

 

 

chateau clerc milon

#31219 Château Cap De Faugeres 2018 Cotes de Castillon

$29.91
750ml

85% Merlot
10% Cabernet Franc
5% Cabernet Sauvignon
 
 
Tasting Notes:

Aromatic with fresh red fruit characters. The well – integrated tannins balance the fruit, leading to a wonderful finish.