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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
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
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
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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
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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
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
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
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
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