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MULTIPLE CASE BUY ALERT:  2010 Right Bank Bordeaux - Outrageous $15 Value
2010 is a vintage almost beyond belief for Bordeaux. Described at the time by one of the world’s foremost experts on the region, Steven Spurrier, as ‘the best vintage of my lifetime’. Personally I think the very young 2016 will at least give it a good run for its money, but other than that, I would agree with Mr Spurrier, 2010 is the finest vintage of Bordeaux that I have seen. While the top wines are still improving, I’ve written before that this is the time to be loading up on ‘value’ 2010s. Almost certainly the last time...Learn more
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
But, Wait, There’s More: Château Le Puy’s 2016 Release -  'One of the Finest "Emilien" of the Past 50 Years' - Pascal Amoreau
Another ‘Now In House’ special today- the last bits and pieces of our annual allocation of Chateau Le Puy’s ever glorious and ever in demand ‘Emilien’, at the store and ready to go. Brilliant stuff, and one of the hottest wines on the planet, we have about 10 cases of 750ml bottles left, two Magnums, and one Jeroboam. This might be your last chance- don’t miss them. Le Puy is a legend. Bordeaux’s trailblazer for the Biodynamic movement and one of the hottest wines anywhere in the world. The attention has been building for...Learn more
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
Pomerol’s Hidden Gem: 2016 Clos Saint Andre Release
Time for the annual release of Clos Saint Andre, as ever a small quantity of a big favourite! We’ve been following this miniscule (we’re talking 0.6 hectares) family run Pomerol for a few years now and we haven’t had a disappointed customer yet. Consistently outrageously delicious and oozing heart and soul, it is one of my favourite wines in the world. Of course, 2016 is an astonishingly good vintage and this is not a vintage to miss. As usual we’ve bought as much as we could, which as usual is a small quantity, and yet still not a negligible percentage of the entire production of the ‘estate’.Learn more
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
Stunning Value 2009 Bordeaux Hidden Gem: Right Bank, Right Price!
As I return from a week tasting the 2018s (watch this space for my initial vintage report), it’s my pleasure today to go ten years back to the vintage that could be said to have launched the modern era of Bordeaux. When we talk about how good a young vintage like 2016 or 2018 is and can be- 2009 remains the standard against which to compare. Widely acclaimed straight off the bat, the fervor really started in December 2011 when Robert Parker gave a staggering eighteen wines the perfect...Learn more
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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
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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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