Pape Clement, Pavie & La Mission Haut-Brion 2019: Bordeaux En Primeur Finale


As this year’s hectic Bordeaux En Primeur campaign draws to a close, OenoFuture presents a glittering finale of releases selected by our expert fine wine team for their excellent investment potential. The final wave of OenoFuture releases includes some extremely rare white wines from Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion as well as these iconic estates’ exceptional red wines.

The team have also picked out several hot ticket wines from up-and-coming châteaux which offer tremendous value and have a very promising future ahead. These include the “Super Second” Gruaud Larose as well as a trio of châteaux owned by the Garcin-Leveque family; Clos l’Eglise, Poesia and Château Barde-Haut. These three are tipped for future greatness thanks to extensive investment and hard work by Hélène Garcin and her husband Patrick Lévèque.

Château Pavie 2019 / £1495 per case

Pavie (pictured above) was purchased in 1998 by supermarket magnate Gerard Perse who also owns two neighbouring châteaux, Monbousquet and Pavie-Decesse. At the time Pavie was already one of Saint-Emilion’s highest-rated Grand Cru estates. In 2012 the château was upgraded to Premier Grand Cru Classe A, the highest ranking for Saint-Emilion held by just three other estates, thanks to improvements in the vineyards and in the winery.

Château Haut-Brion Rouge 2019 / £1770 per case

Château Haut-Brion Blanc 2019 / £3630 per case

Château Haut-Brion is one of Bordeaux’s oldest and most prestigious châteaux with a viticultural history stretching as far back as 1426. Ranked as a First Growth during the 1855 Classification, Haut-Brion’s wines have been considered the pinnacle of Bordeaux winemaking ever since. Haut-Brion’s Grand Vin sets a benchmark for exceptional red Bordeaux, but the estate also has a cult following for their Haut-Brion Blanc which is easily Bordeaux’s finest and rarest white Bordeaux.

Château La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge 2019 / £1128 per case

Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc 2019 / £2970 per case

Over the years this château has been the nemesis of Chateau Haut-Brion until 1983 when the owners of Haut-Brion, the Clarence Dillon family, purchased the estate. If Haut-Brion wines are generally broad, muscular and punchy, La Mission Haut-Brion tends to be more feminine and elegant.

Despite not being ranked in the 1855 Classification and only holding the Cru Classe de Graves, the wines of the estate often rival its sister estate and those of the other first growths. The stunning dry white wine produced there is gaining momentum, emerging as a new challenger to the great whites of Haut-Brion.

Château Pape Clement Rouge 2019 / £360 per case

Château Pape Clement Blanc 2019 / £570 per case

Château Pape Clement is the oldest estate in Bordeaux, having produced its first wines as early as 1306. The château is located close to other top Pessac-Leognan estates like Haut-Brion, Mission Haut-Brion, and Domaine de Chevalier. Known for its consistency, year after year Pape Clement delivers some of the most excellent and reliable reds and whites of the Bordeaux region. The estate is owned by food magnate Bernard Magrez who has invested heavily in the vineyards and the winery, with the help of renowned consultant winemaker Michel Rolland.

Château Gruaud Larose 2019 / £330 per case

Gruaud Larose is the jewel in the Merlaut family estates which also includes some excellent Cru Bourgeois in the Médoc, a ranking which covers high quality estates not listed in the 1855 Classification. Although founded in 1725 and relatively youthful compared to many of Bordeaux’s top château, Gruaud Larose was rewarded for its superb wines with the second growth status in 1855. Today the estate is considered a “Super Second” thanks to the extensive efforts of the Merlaut family to produce excellent wines which often rival the First Growths.

Château Barde-Haut 2019 / £150 per case

Poesia 2019 / £138 per case

Clos l’Eglise 2019 / £360 per case

The Garcin-Leveque family has long been producing wine in the Saint-Emilion and Pomerol districts, with ideal location either on the Saint-Emilion plateau or in Pomerol, close to its prestigious and world-class neighbours such as Petrus, L’Evangile or La Conseillante.

Château Barde-Haut, currently a Grand Cru Classe, is widely tipped to be upgraded to Grand Cru Classe B due to the excellent work done by the family. Poesia is on the north-east of the plateau has tremendous future potential, while Clos L’Eglise is growing from strength to strength vintage after vintage 2015 was exponential, and 2016 one of the wines of the vintage.

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