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Big scores, Low Prices. 2015 Margaux and St Julien Hidden Gems
Like Margaux? Like St Julien? If you’re even reading this e-mail, I’d be very surprised if the answer was not a resounding yes. You might know that 2015 is a wonderful year for Bordeaux in general, and probably the most revered vintage for the Margaux appellation since 1983 (it’s the only part of Bordeaux where the 83s are even better than the 82s). You might know that St Julien is the smallest of Bordeaux’s prestigious left bank appellations, and its most reliable. Everything made there is serious, and almost all of the Châteaux are...Learn more
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
Coutet 2009: Deep Discount on a 95 Point First Growth!
Sauternes remains perhaps the fine wine region capable of delivering the most ridiculously brilliant quality to price ratio anywhere in the world. Consider this, here we have a wine from a five hundred year old estate, a first growth in Bordeaux’s 1855 classification (equal to Lafite, Latour, Mouton, Margaux and Haut Brion), from one of the most magnificent vintages in the history of Bordeaux, a wine that scores 95 from Wine Advocate, 96 from James Suckling, 94 from Wine Enthusiast, and 95 from Wine Spectator. A château with a world class pedigree, and a wine that is almost unbelievably...Learn more
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93 pt. Pomerol for $24.99. Yes, Really...
I’m sure I am far from alone in a love for Pomerol that almost borders on an obsession. 800 hectares of unquestionably the world’s finest Merlot terroir, and a definite contender for the greatest wine ‘village’ in the entire world. The only problem with Pomerol of course, is that it doesn’t come cheap, certainly not the good stuff. Unless of course that is, you get very very lucky indeed. Honestly, this is so ridiculous that I think a lot of you are going to think we’ve made a mistake on the pricing here. $24.99 for a 93 pointer from one of the most celebrated vintages in years, not just from Pomerol, but from three...Learn more
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CASE BUY ALERT: Insane 2016 Value from Right Bank Iconoclast Ch. Le Puy!
Château le Puy has justifiably built up a huge following here over the past couple of years. We’re not exactly alone, as it seems to have done the wine equivalent of ‘going viral’. The surprising kick-starter was in Japan, where incredibly a wine themed manga essentially named it the greatest wine in the world. That might all seem a bit silly, but it does seem to have begun a global awakening via a chain reaction. Of course, none of that ‘hype’ would have got anywhere if people weren’t blown away each time...Learn more
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Château Figeac’s (Very Secret) “Romanée Conti of Saint Émilion”!
I’ll start here by giving a little context to our rather dramatic subject line, by quoting Decanter Magazine’s Bordeaux Correspondent Jane Anson, when she describes Château Figeac’s managing director Frederic Faye as “looking after the day-to-day needs of Figeac and the estate’s two sister properties, Château la Fleur Pourret and Château de Millery (a one-hectare clay-limestone plot which they call ‘the Romanée Conti of Saint Emilion’)” That’s just one single hectare, planted to 90% Merlot and...Learn more
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Château Le Puy: One More 2015 Last Call!
This is one wine from the magnificent 2015 Bordeaux vintage that everyone should own. A unique wine with a story to tell, that conveniently enough is ridiculously delicious. This is one that will drink very nicely young, or age for decades. Your choice- either way you need this wine! We offered it a little earlier than the year as a pre-arrival and I’ve copied in the original e-mail below the line. The wine is now in house and we’ve got just eight cases left. If you haven’t got one already- now is the time.Château Le Puy, Bordeaux’s trailblazer for the Biodynamic movement, is one of the hottest...Learn more
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Léoville Poyferré, and “How to Buy Value in Bordeaux”
This is a perfect example of one of the most important principles to follow when buying Bordeaux, and particularly back vintages; buy beyond the vintage chart! Here’s how you get a ready to drink, 94 Parker point wine from one of St Julien’s most legendary estates, for an absolute steal. More than 10% below it’s release price! Bordeaux pricing varies greatly year to year following all sorts of trends, not all of which are necessarily correlated with what’s in the bottle. It could be one critic’s scores, a perception of vintage in direct comparison with the year before, currency fluctuations, or wider...Learn more
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Last Call on Rosenthal’s 2015 Bordeaux- The Cream of the Crop!
If you read my e-mails regularly you’ll know what an enormous fan I am of the Bordeaux portfolio of legendary importer Neal Rosenthal. All are small, family run estates that don’t go through the usual Bordeaux sales channel of brokers and negociants known as ‘La Place’. They are under the radar wines, with no big scores or marketing machines behind them. They are the vanguard of real, authentic, terroir driven Bordeaux. Today I’m offering a ‘Last Call’ on the three finest of these wines from...Learn more
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Modern Legend Bordeaux Back Vintage: 2009 Haut-Médoc Downwind from Lafite
2009 remains, at least according to Robert Parker, the single highest rated Bordeaux vintage of all time. He gave a mind boggling nineteen wines the perfect one hundred points. As a comparison, the vintage that many still see as the ‘big dog’ in 1982, has four. The wonderful thing about these vintages is the enormous extent to which the standard of the ‘everyday’ wines is raised. The phrase always used is ‘a high tide raises all boats’, and it’s true. A $25 wine bought in 2011 as a future was almost bound to be...Learn more
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Ready, Set, Go: Perfect Aged, 1996 Haut-Médoc Drinking Beautifully
Fresh from a 2009 bargain last week, I’ve gone even further back into Bordeaux’s archives today for a ridiculously cool offer on another Haut-Médoc from a great vintage, this time 1996! A friend of mine in Bordeaux tipped me off that someone had a small parcel of this available. While it sounded great, and while I love old Bordeaux like nothing else, I always like to tread carefully. So, we went to the trouble of having a single sample bottle shipped here and letting it settle for a few days before opening it to...Learn more
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