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2014 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

93-94 points James Suckling: "This is a knockout. Excellent concentration of fruit and firm tannins. Very, very long. Fruity and intense. Same quality or better than 2010. Impressive." (3/2015) 90-93 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Cantemerle is complete, beautiful and highly expressive. Tobacco, new leather, menthol, cloves, earthiness are all laced together, but it is the wine's exceptional balance that stands out most. The 2014 finishes with notable energy and an invigorating sense of freshness. I won't be surprised if the 2014 comes towards the higher end of this range once bottled. (AG)" (4/2015) 91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. ...Read More » 


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2014 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine has spice and fresh fruit aromas, which translate on the palate into intense blackberry and wood tastes. It is firmly structured, with a dry core and medium-plus concentration. It promises a long life ahead." (3/2015) 92-95 points Wine Spectator: "Mouthfilling from the start, with lovely plum sauce, steeped fig and blackberry coulis flavors, lined with warm ganache notes and carried by ample but polished tannins. Features a tarry edge at the end, but maintains a rather polished feel overall. A lovely wine, once again. (Web-2015)" 91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "A fabulous wine from this venerab ...Read More » 


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2014 Capbern  St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Capbern St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Pure and direct, with a textbook beam of cassis and bitter cherry notes, laced with lilac and iron hints. The racy, unencumbered finish lets the mineral edge shine. Lots of improvement here recently. This may be the best value play in the vintage." (4/2015) 90-92 points Antonio Galloni: "A delicious, mouth filling St. Estèphe, the 2014 Capbern captures the personality of the year in the northern Médoc in spades. Hints of smoke, tobacco, licorice, mocha and earthiness wrap around a core of dark fruit in an exuberant wine loaded with pure textural richness. The 2014 finishes with notable ...Read More » 


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2014 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "This has fascinating aromas already with blackcurrants and cassis. Hints of spices. It’s full-bodied with ultra-fine tannins and a long, focused finish. Muscular but toned and beautiful." (3/2015) 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Pure Cabernet flavors are right at the front of this wine. It has fragrant fruitiness, with layers of black currant and fresh, juicy acidity on the palate. It's a bright wine, with just a touch of smoky wood flavors at the end." (4/2015) 93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Offers lovely weight and feel, with a big core of plum, blackberry and black currant fruit that manages to show re ...Read More » 


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2014 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Rock-solid, with a gutsy core of plum, black currant, steeped fig and melted licorice snap, all carried by a gorgeous, charcoal-edged spine. Long, and loaded with fruit and grip. As solid as they come." (4/2015) 92-95 points Antonio Galloni: "Vibrant and pulsating in the glass, the 2014 Grand Puy Lacoste impresses for its superb overall balance. The flavors are bright and beautifully expressive, with sweet floral notes woven throughout that give the wine much of its nuance, while the seamless, silky tannins speak to finesse. Even with all of its explosive energy, the 2014 is not an obvi ...Read More » 


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2014 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Calon Ségur is silky, polished and exceptionally beautiful. Freshly cut flowers, mint, dark berries and sage are some of the notes that are pushed forward in a sweet, unctuous St. Estèphe endowed with tons of class and personality. Raspberry jam and crushed flowers add further shades of nuance. The 2014 captures a deeply intriguing blend of lifted aromatics, super-ripe, fruit, pulsating energy and polished tannins. Persistent and impeccably balanced throughout, the 2014 Calon Ségur is without question one of the wines of the vintage. The refined ...Read More » 


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2014 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a huge wine. Rich, powerful and dense, yet remarkably precise, the 2014 boasts extraordinary density and fabulous balance. Scents of black fruits, graphite, smoke, tobacco, grilled herbs and incense meld into a huge core of fruit. Hints of black cherry jam, wild flowers and mint add an attractive aromatic top register on the close. Explosive and virile in style, the 2014 appears to have the pedigree to age well for several decades. It is without question one of the wines of the year. The blend is 65% Cab ...Read More » 


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2014 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Ducru-Beaucaillou is one of the richest, most explosive wines of the year. Scents of blackberry jam, crème de cassis, graphite, pencil shavings, exotic spices and lavender meld into a plush core of super-ripe fruit in a decidedly opulent, full-throttle Ducru that is strikingly beautiful today. The 2014 is likely to require many years to drop some of its baby fat, but it is unquestionably stunning. Veins of saline-inflected minerality add a measure of freshness to the unctuous yet brooding finish. Readers who can find the 2014 should not hesitate ...Read More » 


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2014 Ormes de Pez, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Ripe and structured, this has a fine combination of smoky tannins and rich black-fruit notes that mingle harmoniously. It is a balanced wine that will age well, but also be approachable at a younger age." (4/2015) 90-93 points Antonio Galloni: "A dark, sumptuous beauty, the 2014 Ormes de Pez offers up a compelling mélange of purplish and black fruit, smoke, grilled herbs and graphite, with quite a bit of density. Rich and voluptuous, the 2014 is a gorgeous Ormes de Pez that will drink well relatively early. Best of all, the 2014 may very well turn out to be one of the sle ...Read More » 


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2014 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "Deep and translucent to the core, the 2014 Pontet-Canet is one of the sexiest wines of the vintage. A host of violets, lavender, mint, spices, new leather and plums grace the palate in an utterly exquisite wine endowed with magnificent yet understated depth and crystalline purity. This is without question one of the highlights of the vintage. The 2014 isn't a big wine; rather it is a Pauillac built on a total sense of finesse. The 2014 was vinified in equal parts cement and oak, and is aging in a combination of 50% new oak, 35% amphora and 15% once used ...Read More » 


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2014 Montrose, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Montrose 2014 is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot that represents 47% of the total production. It was picked from mid-September via five or six tries through the vineyard. The aromatics represent a clear step in quality from the second wine, attired with far more precision and focus, much more purity with scents of blackberry, boysenberry and blue fruit, now with touches of violet and vanilla. It is beautifully defined and actually, at least at this juncture, closely aligned with Cos d’Estou ...Read More » 


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2014 Coutet, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Aromatic with the a note of wildflower honey, the palate brings white fruit flavors and rich botrytis power. The midpalate is densely concentrated with fruit tones, yet lightened by a vein of acidity." (4/2015) 95-98 points Wine Spectator: "Plump at first, with a praline note around the heather, pineapple and nectarine flavors. Stretches out, with a juicy feel, while orange blossom and white peach accents fill in, imparting lift and cut. This packs a bit of power, but there’s lots of buried freshness as well. The finish is seriously long already." (4/2015) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Cout ...Read More » 


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2014 Labégorce, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Labégorce, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Labégorce is round, supple and nicely layered. Smoke, plums, black cherries and French oak meld together in a ripe, racy Margaux built on textured fruit. Sweet floral notes add lift on the layered, sensual finish. This voluptuous Margaux should drink well pretty much upon release. There is a lot to like, that much is clear. The blend is 58% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. Michel Rolland is the Consultant for Labégorce, which is owned by the Perrodo family. Here, the winemaking style appears to be better suited to the intrinsi ...Read More » 


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2014 Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

97-99 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. A great wine, this Lafite has great power and richness as well as a wonderfully elegant touch. It is dark and brooding on the one hand and fresh in black currant fruit on the other. Woody tones support the superb fruits and complement the texture." (4/2015) 97-98 points James Suckling: "I love the sexy, perfumed and feminine style to this young Lafite with rose petals, rose stems and currants. Full body, super fine tannins and a wonderful finish. Lasts for a very, very long time." (3/2015) 94-97 points Wine Spectator: "Very backward, with loads of cedar, espresso and juniper out front, while the core o ...Read More » 


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2014 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a sophisticated wine, already one of the stars of the vintage. It has a concentrated color and serious tannins that are presented in a stylish package of smooth, polished fruitiness and ample acidity. It is certainly for long-term aging." (4/2015) 96-97 points James Suckling: "The aromas to this wine are enchanting with blackberries, dried flowers, blueberries, citrus and stones. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and bright acidity. Citrus skin undertones. Very, very long. Structured. This is 13.8 alcohol meaning the Cabernet was incredibly ripe for the vintage. Yet ...Read More » 


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2014 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a highly aromatic wine, with a superbly dense structure and firm, brooding tanning. On top of the drying tannins are finely polished fruit, followed by a fresh, vibrant finish. Overall, it boasts a great combination of structure and fruit." (4/2015) 95-98 points Wine Spectator: "This captures the pure, distilled essence of Cabernet Sauvignon, with a racy core of red and black currant fruit that almost struts alone, but there's ample roasted apple wood and iron deeply buried in the background, which should emerge with time. The finish has terrific delineation, wit ...Read More » 


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2014 Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Smith Haut Lafitte is quite supple and textured in the glass, with lovely understated richness and impeccable overall balance. The least expressive of the 2014s I tasted at the estate, the Grand Vin is all finesse. Silky tannins and distinctly red-hued fruit are two of the signatures in an exceptionally polished wine endowed with fabulous overall balance. Sweet floral and mint notes add striking aromatic lift. Quite simply, although the 2014 is magnificent, it is also far from obvious in style. This is about as refined a 2014 as I came across du ...Read More » 


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2014 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. The wine is serious, darkly structured and firm in character, packed with tannins that lend a very dry feel. Fragrant fruitiness and intense acidity shine through for a very fine wine, likely to age over several decades." (4/2015) 95-98 points Wine Spectator: "Features a youthfully muscular edge, but remains elegant despite the heft, with a core of plum, red currant and raspberry fruit, guided by supple tannins and backed by subtle tobacco and spice hints. A light bay thread chimes in on the finish, while a juniper detail adds a pleasant underpinning. Displays admirable ...Read More » 


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2013 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This white is so dense and powerful, with a finish that lasts for minutes. Pear, lemon, grapefruit and loads of minerals. Has more weight than all the red wines made in 2013. Full body. Profound depth. I look forward to tasting this from bottle in a few years." (4/2014) 94-97 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2013 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is fabulous. White flowers, spices, mint, grapefruit and lemon peel all meld together in a distinctive wine bursting with personality. The flavors are bright and high-toned, while aging on the lees with a little bit of stirring adds texture. Intense, sali ...Read More » 


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2014 Gloria, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine promises a great future ahead. It has all the elements in balance—rich tannins, intense black fruits and fragrant acidity—to suggest successful long-term aging." (4/2015) 91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Gloria is ample, rich and beautifully resonant, with more than enough fruit to fill out its broad-shouldered frame. Red currant, blood orange, smoke, white pepper and iron build to the deeply satisfying finish. The combination of extroverted fruit, tannin and saline-inflected minerality dazzles from the very first taste. What a gorgeous wine this is. (AG) ...Read More » 


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2014 Reserve de la Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

90-92 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Reserve de La Comtesse is quite soft and lush in this vintage, in part because of the large presence of Merlot. Dark red cherry, plum, new leather, spices and cloves are super-expressive. Dried flowers, smoke, pencil shavings and dark spices reappear on the open-knit, resonant finish. With time in the glass, the Reserve finds more gracious dimensions of expression, with redder tonalities of fruit intermingled with spice that come forward. I imagine the 2014 will drink well pretty much upon release, as it is already quite open. The blend is 59% C ...Read More » 


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2014 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "A solid and muscular Domaine de Chevalier with layers of fruit. Very dense, loads of flavor. Full body, bright acidity and a long, long finish. Tangy acidity. It lasts for minutes." (3/2015) 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a deliciously fruity wine that has fine poise between richness and ripe peach and red apple flavors. The tangy texture gives the wine extra complexity. It should age well, although it will also be attractive soon." (4/2015) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Sémillon matured in around 40% new oak, with a low pH ...Read More » 


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2014 Croix de Beaucaillou, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is powerful in dark tannins that surround the ripe plum and damson plum notes. It is rich and concentrated, yet juicy in acidity. The structured tannins and acidity promise successful long-term aging." (4/2015) 90-93 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Croix de Beaucaillou is a dark, voluptuous beauty. Juicy black cherries, smoke, violets, crème de cassis and new leather are some of the many notes that wrap around the palate, leading to a deep, inky finish laced with purplish-hued fruits. Juicy and extroverted to the core, the 2014 is likely to reward consumers with considerable ...Read More » 


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2014 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Powerful tannins and ripe fruit notes set this wine up for a rich future. It has a dark, brooding quality, with smooth wood flavors and a creamy black-cherry aftertaste." (3/2015) 91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "A wine of total finesse, the 2014 Prieuré-Lichine boasts striking purity in its fruit. The flavors are bright and floral throughout, with plenty of red currant, cherry and raspberry. There is virtually no sensation of tannin. Although perhaps not super-complex, the 2014 is impeccably balanced and harmonious from the very first taste. I imagine the 2014 will drink w ...Read More » 


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2014 Canon-La-Gaffelière, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "Exuberant and explosive, the 2014 Canon La Gaffelière is quite forward in style, yet all the elements seem to come together. An open, exotic bouquet melds into sweet red cherries, plums, spices and dried rose petals. The high percentage of Cabernet Franc gives the wine considerable aromatic lift and tons of personality. Floral and savory Franc notes abound on the super, long finish. The 2014 is 55% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. (AG)" (4/2015) 93-96 points Wine Spectator: "A strong ganache element flows along with the dark currant and blackberry flavors. A charco ...Read More » 


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2014 Pavie Macquin, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival) Back In Stock!
2014 Pavie Macquin, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Pavie Macquin is superb. Black cherries, smoke, new leather, cloves and cedar blossom in the glass as this textured, voluptuous St.-Emilion shows its dark, enticing personality. The flavors are distinctly sepia-toned in a muscular, powerful Pavie Macquin that will drink well for several decades. Savory herbs, crushed flowers, mint and smoke blossom on the dense, explosive finish. The blend is 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. (AG)" (4/2015) 93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Well-packed, with ample boysenberry, blackberry and raspberry flavors that course al ...Read More » 


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2014 Fonplégade, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

90-93 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Fonplégade is round, succulent and impeccably balanced. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and new oak meld together in a deeply expressive, layered wine endowed with superb purity and nuance. Silky, polished tannins add to an overall impression of creaminess and resonance as mocha, plums, black cherries, licorice and smoke build to the huge, extroverted finish. The style is opulent and overt, but all the elements are in the right place. Sweet floral notes add an attractive flourish of brightness on the close. (AG)" (4/2015) 89-92 points Wine Spectator: "Barrel Sample. A t ...Read More » 


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2014 La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2014 is a blend of 54% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, picked between 15 September and 8 October raised in 55% new oak. It has a very fresh and precise bouquet, not one that marches out the barrack in confidence fashion, but rather unfolds piece-by-piece in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a structured and neatly placed opening: a little masculine for La Mission Haut-Brion at this stage, linear and focused, maintaining precision rather than aiming from power and roundness. This is a sophi ...Read More » 


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2012 Malartic-Lagravière, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This large estate of 131 acres has been run brilliantly by a Belgian family, the Bonnies since their acquisition a number of years ago. The quality of the white and red have soared to exceptional heights, and this is certainly still one of the more realistically priced wines of Pessac-Lèognan and classified crus. The 2012 is a beauty, with a dense ruby/purple color, a fabulously plush, opulent texture and medium to full-bodied flavors of cassis, spicy earth and blueberry. Quite rich, yet light on its feet, this is an absolutely textbook Pessac-Lèognan, w ...Read More » 


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2014 Coutet, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Aromatic with the a note of wildflower honey, the palate brings white fruit flavors and rich botrytis power. The midpalate is densely concentrated with fruit tones, yet lightened by a vein of acidity." (4/2015) 95-98 points Wine Spectator: "Plump at first, with a praline note around the heather, pineapple and nectarine flavors. Stretches out, with a juicy feel, while orange blossom and white peach accents fill in, imparting lift and cut. This packs a bit of power, but there’s lots of buried freshness as well. The finish is seriously long already." (4/2015) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Cout ...Read More » 


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2014 Echo de Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

89-92 points Wine Spectator: "This packs solid dark currant, fig and blackberry fruit, with notes of charcoal and loam, but stays fleshy overall, revealing ample length and definition on the finish." (4/2015) 89-91 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Echo de Lynch-Bages is a juicy, forward wine that will deliver considerable pleasure pretty much upon release. Distinctly Cabernet-inflected notes take center stage, with savory/floral overtones that add nuance. The tannins are a bit rough around the edges today, even though the fruit is quite voluptuous. In 2014, the Echo is 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, the hig ...Read More » 


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2014 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Domaine de Chevalier is stunningly beautiful. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, spice and leather are all supported by veins of underlying acidity and minerality. Sweet floral and spice notes continue to open up over time, but it is the wine's imposing structure that stands out most. Readers will need to be especially patient here, as the domaine's wines are typically very slow to mature. That is especially like to be the case with the 2014, as the tannins are quite imposing at this stage. The 2014 is going to need a considerable amount of time. The ...Read More » 


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2014 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a finely fruity wine—all tangy acidity, crisp lemon and stone fruit. The wood aging shows in the notes of toast and burnt spice. It should all integrate well as it develops into a seriously ageworthy wine." (4/2015) 94-97 points Wine Spectator: "This crackles with energy, while a mix of white peach, yellow apple, Chartreuse, chamomile and green plum notes all mix together. The finish is still coiled up, but there's range and length here to spare." (4/2015) 93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "A real head-turner, the 2014 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc is all about texture, silkiness and polish. All the elem ...Read More » 


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2014 Clinet, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Clinet is striking. Energetic, tense and wiry, the 2014 jumps from the glass with notable intensity. The tannins are quite evident, as is the acidity, but there is a level of harmony here that is impossible to miss. Red currant, sweet red cherry, tobacco, smoke and white pepper add nuance on the pulsating finish. I imagine the 2014 is going to require quite a bit of time, but it is compelling, even at this early stage. The 2014 is 90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc that saw 30+ days on the skins in small lot fermenters, with ...Read More » 


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2014 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Wine Spectator: "Offers a bold, spicy profile, with nectarine, ginger, hazelnut and pineapple notes. Shows lots of energy, brimming with spice and focused acidity through the finish. A great showing." (4/2015) 95-96 points James Suckling: "A solid wine with dried fruits, spices, dried mushrooms and medium sweetness. Full-bodied, sweet and intense." (4/2015) 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Doisy-Védrines 2014 is a blend of 85% Sémillon and 15% Sauvignon Blanc, a modest 134 grams per liter residual sugar and a pH of 3.55 (a figure that might be a little lower than recent vintages.) It has a fragrant bouquet that is actually q ...Read More » 


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2014 du Tertre, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a rich, smoky wine, with medium weight and concentration. It offers spicy notes, solid tannins and swathes of fresh fruit. This is going to be a seriously good wine." (4/2015) 92-93 points James Suckling: "A fantastic Tertre. One of the best in years with so much dark fruit, earth and light meat character. Decadent yet classy. Full body, polished tannins long finish." (4/2015) 89-92 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 du Tertre is intense and powerful from the very first taste. Game, smoke, tobacco, leather and cedar all open up in the glass, adding considerable nuance to a core of dark red stone ...Read More » 


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2014 Cheval Blanc, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

96-99 points Wine Spectator: "Reserved aromatically for now, but this has a lot at its clutch, with remarkably silky plum, currant and raspberry fruit inlaid seamlessly with alder, rooibos tea and bergamot notes. There's a fine minerality that stretches out the finish, with remarkable cut, delineation and finesse. This is gorgeous. Tasted non-blind.—" (4/2015) 96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine has great tension, with an almost mineral character. The ripe black fruits are complemented by ample acidity, with a stylish structure and enormous aging potential." (4/2015) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Cheval Blanc 2014 i ...Read More » 


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2014 Cantenac Brown, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Cantenac Brown is very pretty. A model of total understatement, the 2014 stands out for its terrific overall balance. All the elements are in the right place. Sweet red stone fruit, iron, tobacco and cedar are woven into the silky, exquisitely layered finish. Tasted twice." (4/2015) 92-93 points James Suckling: "A silky red with fine tannins and a beautiful core of ripe fruit. Medium to full body, fine tannins. Polished already." (4/2015) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Cantenac Brown 2014 is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. It has a feisty nose compared to its mild-mannered Margau ...Read More » 


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2014 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Wine Spectator: "Bright and juicy, with a core of plum, blackberry and black cherry fruit, backed by hints of anise and fruitcake. The apple wood edge on the finish gives this spine. Very solid. (Web-2015)" 91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Malescot Saint Exupéry is deep, fleshy and very nicely textured in the glass. Smoke, tobacco, incense and new leather lead to a host of dark red/black-fleshed fruits in a supple, deeply expressive Margaux. Layers of fruit continue to build through to the creamy, inviting finish. Young and bursting at the seams with a real sense of unbridled power, the 2014 is l ...Read More » 


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2014 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. A very firm, dark structure sustains the ripe, bold flavors of black plums and rich berries. The wine has a structured, concentrated background that shows a new, more subtle direction in contrast with the winery's previously showy style." (4/2015) 96-97 points James Suckling: "I love the style of this Cos with so much Indian spices constituting the aromas and flavors here. Full body, fine tannins and an ultra-long finish. Excellent structure and length yet this maintains finesse." (3/2015) 92-95 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Cos d'Estournel brings together gorgeous textural richness and ripeness, ye ...Read More » 


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2014 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This has a phenomenal finish. It’s dense yet agile with dried tropical fruits and spices. Honey, too. Yet so intense and powerful. It really lasts for minutes. Medium sweet yet so fruity and energetic. This shows how you can have ripeness with fruit and then lots of botrytis. Exciting wine." (3/2015) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Rieussec 2014 is a blend of 93% Semillon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle, picked from 15 to 29 October through seven tries, the yield half the normal crop at 13 hectoliters per hectare. Charles Chevalier, how lest we forget started here and n ...Read More » 


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2013 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Wine Spectator: "A talc note gives way quickly to straw, verbena and shortbread flavors at the core, along with macadamia nut, lemon curd and brioche. Richly layered, with impressive range, this flattering style has nicely embedded acidity to carry it all. A gorgeous white in the making." (4/2014) 95-96 points James Suckling: "Why drink Silex from Dagueneau? This is really something exceptional with incredible density and power. Full-bodied, dry and mineral and lemon zest with fabulous length and beauty. This is definitely one to buy in 2013." (4/2014) 93-95 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2013 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc is beautiful, but ...Read More » 


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2014 Clos Fourtet, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Clos Fourtet is one of the highlights of the vintage. Super-finessed and gracious to the core, the 2014 presents a super-intriguing array of lavender, mint, violet, herb and blue stone fruits. Veins of cool, saline-infused minerals give the wine its energy and length. At its essence, the 2014 is a deceptively mid-weight, refined St.-Emilion built on weightless energy, tension and class. Hints of lavender, cloves, white pepper and savory herbs reappear on the finish, adding lift and precision. In 2014, Clos Fourtet is a true stand out, as well as ...Read More » 


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2014 Malartic-Lagravière, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a rich, rounded wine that has dusty tannins floating in the ripe wood and berry fruits. It has enough structure to age well, but is also generous and full-fruited on the palate. It ends with just the right amount of fresh acidity." (3/2015) 91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "Exotic and powerful to the core, the 2014 Malartic-Lagravière boasts considerable power allied to a real sense of tension. Scents of lavender, mint, herbs, crushed flowers and rose petal lead to a core of super-ripe plums and hard candy as this ample, bold wine shows its compelling personality. Br ...Read More » 


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2014 Suduiraut, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "Best since 2005? It has a unique style of botrytis intensity yet fresh, agile and bright. It’s full-bodied, delicate and refined. The palate is full of figs, spices, dried mushrooms and earth. It lasts for minutes. It makes you want to drink it now!" (3/2015) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Suduiraut 2014 may well be one of the best Sauternes of the vintage. This year, it is a blend of 95% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc with a healthy 145 grams per liter residual sugar and 4.5 grams per liter total acidity. It needed some coaxing on the nose so I afforded the sample five min ...Read More » 


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2014 Tour St-Christophe, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Tour St-Christophe, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

93-94 points James Suckling: "This is a stunning barrel sample with oyster shells, blackberries, chalk, blueberries. Full body, great density of fruit and power. Best yet?" (3/2015) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Tour Saint Christophe 2014 has a very pure bouquet. There is some new oak to be subsumed, but there is plenty of fruit to support it. The palate is ripe and sensual on the entry with supple tannin, plush black cherry and blackberry fruit with a generous, modern-style opening with commendable length. This could turn out to be one of Saint Emilion's classier offerings in 2014. (NM)" (4/2015) 88-91 points Antonio Galloni: "The 201 ...Read More » 


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2014 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "A fabulous young wine with superb depth of fruit and density that shows blueberries, blackberries, oyster shells and stones. Full-bodied, chewy yet with a laser-guided backbone of tannins. Goes on for minutes. Concentrated yet so fine and beautiful. The tannin content analysis is the same as 2009 and 2010 apparently from the winemakers, but the tannin quality is better. Amazing. This could be a remake of the 2010 but fresher." (3/2015) 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine has the finest, dusty tannins that float through the structure. Don't be deceived, though—this ri ...Read More » 


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2014 Rieussec, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This has a phenomenal finish. It’s dense yet agile with dried tropical fruits and spices. Honey, too. Yet so intense and powerful. It really lasts for minutes. Medium sweet yet so fruity and energetic. This shows how you can have ripeness with fruit and then lots of botrytis. Exciting wine." (3/2015) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Rieussec 2014 is a blend of 93% Semillon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle, picked from 15 to 29 October through seven tries, the yield half the normal crop at 13 hectoliters per hectare. Charles Chevalier, how lest we forget started here and n ...Read More » 


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2014 Meyney, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

90-93 points Antonio Galloni: "A deep, powerful wine, the 2014 Meyney shows the more virile, imposing side of the vintage. Black cherries, plums, game, smoke, tobacco and menthol are all supported by a spine of firm tannin that gives the wine its imposing structure. This fruit did not come in until October 30, very late, even by the standards of the year. The style is decidedly virile, with more than enough pure depth and underlying structure to develop beautifully in bottle for many years. Consulting Winemaker Hubert de Boüard is doing terrific work at Meyney." (4/2015) 92-93 points James Suckling: "Full body, dens ...Read More » 


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2014 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Doisy-Daëne 2014 is bestowed with 144 grams per liter residual sugar and a pH of 3.7. It is much more introspective compared to the Coutet at the moment, perhaps because of less residual, but it is fragrant and ethereal with wild honey, yellow flower and orange blossom scents developing with aeration. The palate is very well balanced with superb tension and fruit intensity on the entry. It is more linear than recent vintages, minerally with a lovely twist of sour lemon imparting tension and vivacity on the crystalline finish. This is a fabulo ...Read More » 


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