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Taste the Tasting: Legendary First Growth Bordeaux for as Low as $32!!!
On June 27 we were incredibly lucky to be joined for a tasting by Candice Hunt, Export Director of legendary Sauternes First Growth Château Guiraud. Slightly delayed by the holiday, today I’m very pleased to be able to offer these magnificent wines. A point I made at the tasting is that I like to think that I’m not the ‘pushiest’ of people when It comes to sales, but for these wines I would do everything I can do strong arm everyone reading this e-mail into buying some of these. They are extraordinarily good and frankly...Learn more
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
Ex Château 2005 Magnums of St Julien; Enough Said!
I’ll start simply and by stating the obvious. Well-priced and ready to drink ex château magnums of pedigree St Julien from remarkable terroir in legendary vintages and made by the team at Leoville Las Cases, do not exactly grow on trees. Aged at the Château since release, these could not possibly be in better condition and represent a remarkable buying opportunity. Take advantage! The Clos du Marquis 2005 is evolving into a little beauty. It has an opulent, downright sexy bouquet with macerated dark cherries, briary, mint interlaced with candied orange peel that is beautifully...Learn more
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
CASE BUY ALERT!!! The Best Value of 2015? Neal Martin Thinks So - And We Agree!
Regular readers of our Bordeaux e-mails will know that I try not to make everything about points. I’m a huge believer that there’s so much more to great wine than can be expressed with a single rating, and particularly for mature wines, many of the best values out there are almost by definition the ones that don’t get those big scores. However, every now and then everything aligns. A château I love, a great vintage, an undervalued region, a brilliant wine, a low price, and a ridiculously good score.Learn more
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My Favourite Wine: Grand Puy Lacoste’s Best Value Vintage?
In the wine trade we’re not really supposed to play favourites. People often ask me my favourite vintage, style, region, producer, and I generally can’t answer. I like all sorts of wines for different purposes. For different times of year, at different price points, with different foods, or for different moods. However, if I’m being honest I do have one favourite. If you ask me for my number one château in my beloved Bordeaux, I won’t hesitate to say Grand-Puy-Lacoste. A photo of their barrel room is the background on my phone, a drawing of the château is my desktop background, and the only...Learn more
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Nearly Half Price Haut Médoc from Branaire Ducru
The rarely seen ‘Haut-Médoc’ wine made by St Julien superstar Château Branaire-Ducru. The Branaire team make this at the Château, from a small section of just 3.5 hectares of vines across the border from the St Julien appellation. Many of these ‘house’ wines made by the great Bordeaux estates simply come from young vines or fruit that for whatever reason just hasn’t delivered well enough to be used in the top wines of a particular vintage. This one benefits greatly from having its own vines and its own personality, while of course being made by the hands of masters.Learn more
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
New Release: One 2015 Margaux to End Them All?
If any of you have been following the 2015 Bordeaux vintage, from when we first offered the wines as futures in the summer of 2016, to the recent lavish praise for the in-bottle wines (which we’ll start taking delivery off around June) from the wine press- you will have seen that a vast amount of the attention has been focused on Margaux. From Neal Martin “In 2015 I would be setting my sights on the rejuvenated appellation of Margaux”, Antonio Galloni “Readers will find a bevy of spectacular wines in Margaux in 2015” James Molesworth in the Wine Spectator “If you were to stick to just one appellation...Learn more
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
Twelve Year Old St Estephe from Capbern at under $30
The Château formerly known as Capbern Gasgueston, now simply ‘Capbern’, has been seriously hot property in Bordeaux in recent years. Both it and its brother property Calon Segur were two of the most sought-after releases of the 2016 futures. Capbern sold out in Bordeaux in a flash, and Calon Segur was like gold dust- released at $87.99 and now selling in the States for double that only 6 months later. Due to the small size of Capbern, it’s always hard finding ready to drink back vintages, and today we’ve got...Learn more
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
“The quality here was exceptionally good”: 2015 de Montille
We were lucky to be visited by Etienne de Montille last week and taste through a selection of some of the 2015s. Yes, it was special to taste through what are truly special wines, but it as even more special to hear about the Domaine - its history, present and future - from Etienne himself. The de Montille family is Burgundy royalty - even if they never made another bottle of wine. The history of this prominent family figures quite large in the history of Burgundy. However, lucky for us, they continue to produce among Burgundy’s greatest wines in every vintage.Learn more
Posted in Bordeaux List By Ian Halbert
The $20, 93 Point “Petrus of the Côtes de Francs” Load up!!
While Château Marsau sits in the not very widely known right bank appellation of Côtes de Francs, the Petrus comparison isn’t just hyperbole. Marsau’s vineyards are atop a clay outcrop, with 12 hectares of thirty five year old vines including a portion on the precious and rare ‘blue clay’ that appears in Petrus and almost nowhere else. We tasted their 2015 during our week in Bordeaux tasting the 2017s from barrel, and we were blown away by it. While it’s a small production wine, we managed to dig ourselves up a healthy parcel at a hot price, for good measure including half bottles and magnums.Learn more
Posted in Bordeaux List By Guy Davies
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