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Drink Like the Owner of Château Montrose for $30
Today brings a special on one of the most exciting annual releases from Bordeaux, Château Montrose’s ‘Saint Estèphe’. This is their magnificent value third wine, made in the same winery and produced from the same extraordinary terroir as the Grand Vin, the 2015 of which sells for a little under $200. Made from the younger vines of the estate that don’t yet offer enough depth, complexity and ageability to make it into the top wine, before 2010 it was only made available to owners and employees of Montrose and would often be served at parties in the cellars. If it’s good enough for a party in the cellar of...Learn more
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
A Study in Soil & Value: Bordeaux’s New Star Château Le Rey
I first tasted these wines in Bordeaux in the spring of 2017, long before they were released. As soon as I did, I knew as a fact that we needed to be offering them as soon as we could. While it’s not unusual for a ‘new’ Bordeaux property or project to pop up on my radar as things are always changing hands, it is rare for one of them to really grab me by the lapels and demand attention. These did. We tasted them while visiting store favourite Château Tour Saint Christophe in St Émilion, where at the end of our visit, their extraordinarily talented director Jean-Christophe Meyrou took us aside and said he wanted to show...Learn more
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Mega Rare 100 Point St Emilion at Release Price!
Antonio Galloni recently released his in bottle scores for 2016 Bordeaux for Vinous. There’s more to come from us soon on the 2016s (in particular see here if you haven’t yet seen details of our big en primeur tasting on March 7- definitely one not to miss). However in the meantime I wanted to highlight just one wine today. The absolutely remarkable, peerless, unique, magical, tiny production, one hundred pointer: Tertre Roteboeuf. That we have this to offer today at a market busting price I owe to our esteemed Wine Director and Burgundy loon Ian Halbert. I buy pretty much every...Learn more
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
Between Haut Bailly and de Chevalier in 2010: “Exceptional” Under-the-Radar Chateau
This summer Jane Anson wrote a short profile for Decanter magazine featuring under the radar Pessac Leognan gem Château Larrivet Haut Brion, and a vertical of the last seven vintages of their reds and whites. The château, which has been in great form over the last decade, is about a 20 minute drive south of the legendary Haut Brion and the city of Bordeaux. It occupies a prime spot right in the heart of the ‘Leognan’ section of Pessac Leognan, which in turn is an appellation that defines...Learn more
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
In-House Legendary Vintage d’Yquem Special: Half Bottles of Nectar!
I am thrilled today to offer an in house special on half bottles of an explosively brilliant vintage of one of the world’s greatest wines. The single highest ranked Chateau in Bordeaux’s classification; the legendary and peerless Château d’Yquem. 2007 is a magnificent vintage for Sauternes, but one that is perhaps underpriced and underappreciated, as it wasn’t a terribly good year for the reds and people have a habit of applying a vintage ‘grade’ to the whole region. Sauternes in particular of...Learn more
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
Only Comes Along So Often: 2005 St. Emilion at World-Beating Pricing!
Sometimes something comes along that really doesn’t need me to sell it to you. Here’s a St Emilion Grand Cru Classé (which means it’s a level up from regular St Émilion Grand Cru), from an ancient estate smack inside the village of St Émilion itself, at fourteen years of age, from the stupendously good 2005 vintage, at $40. A lower price than you could find their most recent release for. Go! Beautifully poised St Émilion, with just the right balance of ripe fruit typical of 2005, with freshness and length. This is just starting to...Learn more
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“A Less Gregarious Pétrus”: Hot Price on Pomerol Megastar Trotanoy’s 2015
It’s a challenge to get across in a few paragraphs just how stunningly special Château Trotanoy is. Pomerol is perhaps the most sacred wine turf in the world to me, and this is about as good as it gets. That’s quite a claim when their neighbours on Pomerol’s legendary clay ‘button’ include Petrus, Le Pin, and Vieux Château Certan, but it’s one that I’m happy to make. In 19th century editions of the legendary wine guide Feret, Trotanoy was ranked as number two in Pomerol- above their sibling property...Learn more
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2018 Ends the Way it Began: Knockout 2005 Bordeaux for $19.99!!!
Our very first Bordeaux offer of 2018 was one of our most popular of the year. It was one of a couple of wines this year of which I bought what I intended to be a large enough quantity to sell through our stores for a few months, and instead sold out by e-mail in a single day, and not a single bottle saw a single shelf. The feedback from customers was so good on this that I went back to the Bordeaux well, and bought the last cases that I could. So, in a neat bit of symmetry, we’re coming out the way we came in. With one of the greatest...Learn more
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
In House Legendary Vintage Margaux for $20
Is there any wine ‘village’ anywhere in the world with a name that rolls off the tongue quite as well as Margaux? It’s not exactly groundbreaking to suggest that at their best, the wines made here are as good as it gets. I find it not to be the most consistent part of Bordeaux, but ask anybody in Bordeaux for two vintages where one appellation sings and soars above all others, and I’d expect that you will get the answer ‘Margaux in 1983 and Margaux in 2015’. Something about the soil, the climate, and the vines in Margaux makes things here more ‘marginal’ than elsewhere on the Left Bank. As with many things in wine, when...Learn more
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An Extraordinary Find (again!): 2006 Bordeaux for $15 & the PERFECT Turkey Day Claret!
Earlier this year we offered what I think might be the fastest selling Bordeaux in Gordon’s history. Perhaps not surprising given that what we’d found to offer was quite extraordinary. A twelve year old, stunningly good Bordeaux, drinking brilliantly, for $15. I bought what I intended to be enough stock for an e-mail offer and to sell stacks of the stuff in our retail stores. Instead, it sold out in about an hour. Whoops. The headline news is that we’ve got one more shot. This time I got twice as much as the first time, so on that basis...Learn more
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