Two thousand-twenty is an incredibly exciting vintage for Bordeaux…it is a year brimming with phenomenal wines at all levels.
– Antonio Galloni / vinous.com
We are offering our Barolo 2019 wines this week but are breaking with our scheduled programming to present this pair of 2020 Bordeaux, with hot-off-the-press perfect ratings from Antonio Galloni.
Antonio Galloni’s newly published report on 2020 in bottle revealed it to be, in his opinion, “an incredibly exciting vintage… brimming with phenomenal wines.” Two of the very best are the 100-point duo: Les Carmes Haut Brion and Pavie Macquin. We are thrilled to have cases of each to offer.
Les Carmes Haut Brion is currently one of the region’s hottest properties and is always in short supply thanks to a near-fanatical following. 2020 will continue that trend and is, for Galloni, a “masterpiece” that will “take your breath away”. He advises his readers, “Don’t miss it”.
St Emilion’s Chateau Pavie Macquin is the second of this pair of 100-pointers. For Galloni, this is “sensational. Rich, dark and explosive” and “a total knock out!” With a perfect 3-digit score from a respected critic like Galloni, the value here is remarkable and near unique in our experience.
The Offer: Subject to remaining unsold. Available ex our cellars in Singapore Q3 2023.
Chateau Pavie Macquin 2020
25 cases (1×6) OWC available @ $960 per case (w/ GST $1,036.80)
@ $910 per case (w/ GST $982.80) for orders of 3 cases or more
The 2020 Pavie Macquin is sensational. Rich, dark and explosive, the 2020 balances the natural richness that is such a signature of the estate with a level of energy and vibrancy I have not seen here in the recent past. The result is a towering, imposing Pavie Macquin that hugely delivers. In this vintage, regisseur Nicolas Thienpont did not use the Cabernet Sauvignon, so the blend is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, with the Franc lending aromatic presence, energy and depth. What a total knock out!
100/100 – Antonio Galloni
Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion 2020
15 cases (1×6) OWC available @ $1,400 per case (w/ GST $1,512)
The 2020 Les Carmes Haut-Brion is a total stunner. For the first time I can remember, Les Carmes Haut-Brion marries all of its elements so well that nothing stands out. In the past, the high percentage of Franc and/or the whole clusters were evident. The 2020 is the first modern vintage in which all the elements are so well balanced. Dark red/purplish fruit, rose petal, mint, lavender, dried herbs and incense all build in a ravishing Pessac-Léognan that will take your breath away.
The 2020 is 40% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 26% Merlot, picked between September 14 to 26, which is early here. Whole cluster was 55%. Vinification took place over five weeks, using very gentle extraction, with no pumpovers or punchdowns. Aging was 80% new oak, 11% 18hL foudres and 9% amphorae. In tasting, the 2020 is simply magnificent. There are no soloists, just the most exceptionally vivid, breathtaking orchestra imaginable. The 2020 is a masterpiece from Technical Director Guillaume Pouthier and his team. Don’t miss it!
100/100 – Antonio Galloni
Terms & Conditions:
Offer ends on Tuesday 7th March l No further discount l Immediate payment required l Delivery fees ($32.40) waived for purchases above $500 before GST excluding airports | Cancellation of orders not allowed l Order/s to be collected/delivered within 1 month upon stock availability l Offered Ex-Singapore & subject to remaining unsold