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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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“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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Léoville Las Cases Vertical: As Good as it Gets!
On October 26th, we hosted what might be the most fascinating wine dinner that I’ve ever had the privilege to attend. Joined by Antoine Gimbert from Léoville Las Cases, we were treated to an array of back vintages of Las Cases as well a fine pair of wines from Châteaux Nenin and Potensac, all under the same ownership of the Delon family. I’m thrilled today therefore, to offer an unbelievable array of these wines with absolutely perfect provenance, coming straight to us from Bordeaux. If Bordeaux’s 1855 classification was redone today, Las Cases would be one of a tiny handful (probably three, alongside Palmer and...Learn more
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At the Apogee of Unique: Mature, Under-the-Radar & Monumental Margaux from 100 Year Old Ungrafted Vines
Recently Neal Martin wrote one of the most striking Bordeaux profiles I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. I’d love to copy it all in here but for the full thing you’ll need to be a Vinous subscriber (I recommend it). It was however to me, a revelation. I don’t often come across ‘new’ stars in Bordeaux. Of course, Bordeaux is an enormous region producing more wine than the whole country of Australia, and there’s hundreds of wines that I’m not familiar with, but not like this. Not this good. Not in the middle of...Learn more
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1996 Potensac: Their Greatest Ever?
I’ve written before that 1996 is a perfect year to be buying Bordeaux from. It’s one of the best vintages of the 20th century, given 96/100 in the Wine Advocate which puts it (along with 1982, 1990, 2009 and 2010) in their top five ever. Many of the wines are also drinking absolutely perfectly right now, but are not even close to going over the hill. The problem of course is availability. You can’t just expect to casually stroll into a store or go online and pick up a few nice value 1996s. Certainly not ones like this, perfect provenance ex Bordeaux bottles of perhaps the greatest vintage ever made by one of...Learn more
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
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