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2014 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

94 points James Suckling: "I like the floral character, which highlights the aromas of currants and berries. Full body and a firm and tight center palate. Silky tannins and a savory and creamy-textured finish. A beautifully balanced red. Try in 2021, but it’s already gorgeous to taste." (2/2017) 91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel Sample* While the wine does have a strongly dry element, it also has a creamy, black currant background that shows promise for the future. With great acidity offering freshness, this wine will balance well. (RV)" (4/2015) 92 points Vinous: "A wine of notable precision, persistence and class, the 2014 Can ...Read More » 


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2014 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

94 points James Suckling: "Very aromatic and chalky on the nose with blackberries and blackcurrants. Licorice, too. Full to medium body, savory and chewy tannins, yet this always remains polished with a long and pretty finish. Drink in 2020, but hard not to drink now." (2/2017) 94 points Vinous: "The 2014 Barde-Haut has turned out beautifully. Dark cherry, mocha, spice, leather and tobacco flesh out in the glass. Effortless, supple and nicely layered, the 2014 hits all the right notes. The midweight style of the year comes through very nicely in this classy, polished Saint-Émilion. Proprietor Hélène G ...Read More » 


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2014 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

99 points James Suckling: "Fabulous aromas of crushed berries such as blackberries and blackcurrants, not to mention spices. Wet earth and cedar, too. Complex. Full-bodied, yet agile and complete. A dense center palate. Ultra-round tannins. Everything in the right balance. Wonderful to taste but better to drink in 2022." (2/2017) 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2014 is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot that was picked between 25 September and 15 October and matured in 100% new oak as usual. The IPT is 81, the pH 3.81. Compared to recent vintages the nose is more backwar ...Read More » 


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2015 Siran, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Siran, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "This really is fantastic with so much ripe fruit and ripe tannins. Exquisite purity and beauty. 55% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Petit Verdot." (4/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Siran is a blend of 55% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot picked between 17 September to 12 October. It is raised in 25% new oak plus one-year barrels. It is a little richer and more opulent than its neighbor, the 2015 Dauzac, due to the higher proportion of Merlot. It veers to more red fruit here, wild strawberry and later cassis. The palate is smooth and sensual on the ...Read More » 


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

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Tight tannins mask the ripe fruit in a wine that is set for long-term aging, so there is a dry core that dominates at the moment. But not for long: the bold black fruits are insistent and are going to be delicious. (RV)" (4/2017) 94 points James Suckling: "So perfumed with a freshness and beauty that is amazing. Blackberries, black cherries and violets. Full-bodied yet so polished and velvety. Gorgeous finish. A beauty. Best ever in bottle from here?" (2/2017) 94 points Vinous: "The 2014 Malartic-Lagravière is a gorgeous wine, but it is also flamboyant and exotic, especially in its fl ...Read More » 


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

96 points Vinous: "I was deeply impressed with these wines from Domaine de Chevalier. The red has a slight upper hand in 2014, but both wines are distinctive and full of character. Olivier Bernard owns one of the crown jewels of Bordeaux, as these wines clearly make evident. The 2014 Domaine de Chevalier is a total knockout. Precise, brilliant and finely sculpted, the 2014 possesses superb intensity. Freshly cut flowers, mint and sweet red berries, along with finessed but persistent tannins, give the wine its regal personality. The 2014 needs a number of years to shed some ...Read More » 


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2015 Malartic-Lagravière, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Malartic-Lagravière, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "This shows fabulous depth of fruit and ripe tannins that last for minutes. Full body. Insane finish. Powerful. Greatest ever from here." (3/2016) 95-97 points Vinous: "The 2015 Malartic Lagravière is a total rock star. Deep, powerful and exotic, the 2015 sweeps across the palate with stunning richness and intensity. The creamy voluptuousness of the vintage is on full display. The blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc works beautifully here. Rich, unctuous and also super-expressive, the 2015 is bursting at the seams with intensity. Da ...Read More » 


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2015 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "Wow. Real Cantemerle with stupendous power and depth. Mineral, stone and violet character. Full and structure. It starts slowly and then goes on for minutes. Perhaps best ever?" (5/2016) 92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "With structured tannins and red berry notes, this is already showing an elegant structure. It is the fruit that sings here, gently supported by the fine, dusty tannins. (RV)" (4/2016) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Cantemerle is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. It offers plenty of blackberry and raspberry fruit on the nose, not the best defined ...Read More » 


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2015 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "This is really exceptional this year. Full body, very velvety tannins, wet earth, mushroom and currant character. Very stoney. Very long and flavorful. Greatest wine in the history of the estate." (3/2016) 91-94 points Vinous: "The 2015 Prieuré-Lichine is all class. Nuanced, delicate and silky in the glass, the 2015 speaks to the finesse that is such a signature of Margaux. All the elements are in the right place. Sweet red cherry, plum, spice and floral notes mesh together in an effortless, gracious wine with a bright future. This is the first vintage Stephane Derenoncourt and ...Read More » 


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2015 Tour St-Christophe, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "Extremely firm and silky. Dark berry, violet, salt and mineral. Full body. Energy, vibrant and verve. Layered and compressed. Best ever here. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc." (4/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Tour Saint-Christophe, owned by Peter Kwok since 2012, is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc cropped at 33 hl/ha between 3-16 October and matured in 40% new oak. It has an intense nose, perhaps slightly on the alcoholic side due to the Merlot (14.8%). The palate is more controlled and refined. There is still some new oak to be absorbed, but the tannins s ...Read More » 


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2015 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "The beauty in the fruit here is so impressive. Full body, super fine tannins. It’s very racy and incredibly long. Sexy and rich finish. Better than the legendary 2009?" (4/2016) 93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Very lush and warm, with delicious plum and boysenberry fruit flowing easily over the well-integrated structure. Generous in feel, offering a lingering black tea note. Very suave. (JM, Web-2016)" 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Malescot-St-Exupery has an intriguing and complex bouquet with oyster shells and seaweed infusing the intense black fruit. It is certainly well defined with nicely integrated new oa ...Read More » 


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

98 points James Suckling: "If you want to know what St.-Estèphe smells like, this is it. Aromas of spices, black truffles, forest floor, dried strawberries and tar. It’s full-bodied yet pinpointed on the palate with fabulous density and richness. It’s opulent but in a reserved and checked way. This needs at least five or six years to come around, but it’s already fantastic. What harmony and structure. Try in 2022 if you can keep your hands off it!" (2/2017) 97 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* This is an immensely dense wine that is going to be a classic. The dark tannins are still lined with wood ag ...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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2014 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "I love the nose of blackberries, blueberries, flowers and citrus. Hints of stones and wet earth. Full body and ultra-fine tannins that are so long and seamless. Incredible length. A wine that you want to drink now." (2/2017) 97 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* This is a great wine. It has all the elements in place to produce a wine that will last for years: powerful fruit, rich tannins and a structure that is built to last. This is elegant, impressive and concentrated. Almost entirely Cabernet Sauvignon, the grape gives the wine its fruit and its tannins. (RV)" (4/2017) 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The ...Read More » 


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2014 Beaumont, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors’ Choice* The vineyard is in the heart of the Haut-Médoc, midway between Margaux and Saint-Julien. The wine is solid, dark and with plenty of firm tannins. At the same time, it has concentrated black fruits and a fine blend between black-currant acidity and ripe jammy fruitiness. Drink from 2020. (RV)" (4/2017) 90-91 points James Suckling: "A solid wine with tar, dark chocolate and berry character. Full and chewy. Impressive." (3/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Beaumont has a straightforward blackberry and raspberry bouquet that feels a little subdued at the moment and needs a tad more harmony. T ...Read More » 


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2015 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, matured in 75% new oak and was picked between September 18 until October 4 (although the 'real' picking commenced from September 21). Now, Grand-Puy-Lacoste is often quite 'aloof' at this early juncture, but that is not the case with the 2015. This is more approachable aromatically, beautifully defined, thanks to that expressive Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannin and finely tuned acidity (pH 3.68). Beguilingly harmonious in the mou ...Read More » 


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2015 Labégorce, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Labégorce, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a beautiful wine, full of great fruit and balanced dusty tannins. It is ripe and stylish, with all the elements in place. It should mature well. (RV)" (4/2016) 93-94 points James Suckling: "Wonderful purity of fruit here with blackberry, black currant and floral aromas and flavors. Full body. Fine tannins." (4/2016) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Labegorce is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot that was picked between 15 September and 20 October. Cropped at 38 hl/ha and matured in 45% new oak, it has a sumptuous bouquet with macerated black cherries, wi ...Read More » 


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2014 de Chantegrive Rouge, Graves (Pre-Arrival)

90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine has intense acidity, given some richness by a tannic core as well as ripe black plum flavors. It's aromatic and fruity, although the acid is almost shocking at the end. (RV)" (4/2015) Vinous: "The 2014 de Chantegrive is a midweight wine with good aromatic lift and plenty of floral/savory overtones. Sweet red cherry, tobacco and spice add further character. The 2014 is perhaps a touch light, but it is also quite attractive. This savory, feminine Graves appears to be best suited for near-term drinking. (AG)" (2/2017)  


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2015 Larrivet Haut-Brion Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "This is very structured and dense from here. Full body, chewy and powerful. Excellent tannin tension. Best ever from here?" (3/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Larrivet Haut Brion might be overlooked against some startling other 2015s with "Haut Brion" in their name, which would be wholly unfair because this is a potentially great wine. It has an outgoing bouquet with plenty of bright and bushy tailed red fruit that is well defined and very nicely focused. The new oak is carefully used here and gives it real lift. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, fleshy ...Read More » 


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

98 points James Suckling: "A stunning wine for this vintage although it’s still a bit shy on the nose (more spice than fruit showing than now). There’s wet earth, too, but on the palate it’s bursting with ripe yet subtle flavors. Very long and complex finish that goes on and on." (2/2017) 96 points Wine Enthusiast: "*** Cellar Selection *** This is a finely structured wine with dark tannins and intense black fruits. The estate, with its biodynamically grown fruit, has given an impressively pure wine, packed with tight serious tannins and a fine structure of black-plum skins and intense acidity. It is direct, ...Read More » 


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2015 Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "Very solid and powerful with dried mushroom and wet earth aromas and flavors. Complex. Full and chewy yet so polished and long. Spicy, meat and gorgeous. Most serious Alter Ego ever. More inner Ego now!" (4/2016) 93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a beautifully perfumed wine. It has ripe black fruits that shoot through the richness. It has a velvet texture, rounded and already smooth. There is just a shot of tannin and the hint of wood at the end. (RV)" (4/2016) 90-93 points Vinous: "The 2015 Alter Ego is round, succulent and also a terrific introduction to the vintage. Raspberry jam, cinnamon, flowers and ...Read More » 


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2015 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Leoville Barton is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot picked between 19-22 September and 28 September until 5 October for the Merlot and Cabernet respectively. Matured in 60% new oak, it has a more compelling and intense bouquet than the 2015 Langoa Barton at this early stage, whereas in other years I have found the siblings closer together. It delivers some lovely blackberry, sage and cigar box scents. The palate is very refined with edgy tannin, beautifully balanced with seamlessly integrated oak. It is the classic Léoville-Barto ...Read More » 


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

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*** Cellar Selection *** This wine, with its massive tannins and rich fruit, is obviously set for a long life. It does have the contrast of fresh black-currant acidity to give it a lift. But with the power behind it, the wine will develop slowly. (RV)" (2/2017) 94 points James Suckling: "Very aromatic with cherries and blackberries. Hints of flowers. Full body, lightly chewy yet ultra-fine tannins and a fresh finish. Tangy and delicious. Racy." (2/2017) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Léoville-Barton 2014 is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc picked between 25 September ...Read More » 


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

97 points Vinous: "The wonderfully nuanced, finessed 2014 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande exudes pedigree. Crème de cassis, licorice, lavender, licorice and sweet spices are front and center, while beams of supporting tannins and acidity give the wine its energy and overall tension. All of the elements are simply in the right place. Powerful and also remarkably delicate, the 2014 Pichon Comtesse might very well be the wine of the vintage on the Left Bank. Don't miss it! (AG)" (2/2017) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Pichon-Lalande 2014 is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 7% ...Read More » 


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2015 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

92-93 points James Suckling: "Blackberry and black licorice aromas and flavors. Full body, chewy tannins and bright acidity. Impressive concentration for the vintage. 60% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 4% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc." (3/2016) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Lanessan has quite a punchy, fruit-driven bouquet with well-integrated oak, a Lanessan with more sense of purpose than I have found in recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with fine blackberry and raspberry fruit, fine tannin, leading to a smooth and harmonious finish, which lingers nicely in the mouth. You know, this is ...Read More » 


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2015 Cantenac Brown, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Cantenac Brown, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Vinous: "The 2015 Cantenac Brown is superb. Translucent, weightless and totally finessed, the 2015 offers outstanding purity and exceptional overall balance. Sweet plum, tobacco, cedar, licorice and new leather are some of the many nuances that take shape in the glass, but it is the wine's purity that is most impressive. Hints of lavender, iron and smoke add shades of nuance on the tightly wound finish. Over the two weeks I followed it, the Grand Vin put on considerable depth and power. It will be interesting to see where things end up here, but the 2015 was supe ...Read More » 


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2015 d'Issan, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 d'Issan, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "This is solid and muscular Issan with round and powerful tannins. Full and long. Impressively structured." (3/2016) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Château d'Issan is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot cropped at 40 hl/ha, representing 55% of the production. Emmanuel Cruse told me how they suffered less rain on the weekend of 12 and 13 September, 32 millimeters being less than in the northern Médoc. Cropped between 21 September and 6 October, it has a very pure and sensual bouquet that takes time to open up, eventually offering black cherries and blueberry, a marin ...Read More » 


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2015 Marquis de Terme, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "Greatest Marquis de Terme ever made. Full body, chewy tannins and rich fruit. Yet shows tension and form. Super quality. Best ever." (3/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Marquis-de-Terme has a clean and precise bouquet with ebullient blackberry and raspberry fruit, quite a strong marine influence developing in the glass with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, judiciously integrated oak and a focused, cedar-tinged finish that has a nod to Pauillac. This is a very fine Margaux that should age well over the next 15-20 years. (NM) ...Read More » 


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2015 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This is very fine and silky with a beautiful vivid blackberry and blueberry character. Super polished tannins. Refined and very, very long. Fabulous harmony to this young wine. Very classic Bordeaux. Superb depth and length. Real Bordeaux." (4/2016) 95-98 points Vinous: "One of the wines of the vintage, the 2015 Pontet-Canet oozes class, finesse and pure pedigree. A hypothetical combination of the 2010 (for its dark fruit and tannic structure) and the 2009 (for its voluptuous fruit), the 2015 offers remarkable intensity, power and grace. A host of exotic floral and spice notes ...Read More » 


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

96 points James Suckling: "This is real powerful and sexy with a voluptuous style of ripe fruit, mushrooms and wet earth. Leafy. Full and seductive. Better after 2021 but already fantastic." (2/2017) 96 points Vinous: "The 2014 Calon Ségur is a real show-stopper. Unusually ripe, powerful and seductive, the wine exudes class. Myriad shades of plum, sweet red cherry, pomegranate, spice and blood orange are all on display. Wild flowers, tobacco and host of more aromatic notes develop in the glass. Above all else, though, the 2014 is a wine of pure power and breadth. This is yet another fabulous showing f ...Read More » 


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2015 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "This shows class and finesse with ultra-fine tannins and succulent fruit. Full body yet elegant and long. Gorgeous wine. Such length. Vibrant and focused." (3/2016) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Domaine de Chevalier is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot picked from 23 September until 15 October at just 35 hl/ha, matured in 35% new oak. It has a sophisticated bouquet that is more reserved than its peers. It possesses one of the most precise, detailed aromatic profiles that I have encountered from this estate, wonderfully poised with black fruit, i ...Read More » 


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2015 Petit Figeac, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

92-93 points James Suckling: "This is very powerful with lots of dark chocolate and blueberry character. Full body, concentrated and chewy. 48% cabernet sauvignon, 32% merlot and 20% merlot." (4/2016) 91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is aromatic, with fine acidity and dusty tannins that are ripe and almost approachable. It is a generous, open wine with plenty of bright fruits and blackberry flavors. The acidity is what lifts the wine at the end." 89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Petit Figeac is a blend of 32% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, representing around one-third of the production. It has a perfumed blac ...Read More » 


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

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 not chez Lafite, told me that the beginning of September had overripe grapes with passerillage – the second part had very good levels of botrytis. The blend is from these two parts. The bouquet is very well defined with crystal clear honeysuckle and white peach scents. The palate is beautifully balan ...Read More » 


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2015 La Dauphine, Fronsac (Pre-Arrival)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 La Dauphine is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Having vexed about the 2014 last year, the 2015 is a much "happier" sample, pure and quite elegant with black cherries, blueberry and cassis fruit, the new oak nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, crisp blackberry and bilberry fruit with a healthy sprinkle of white pepper to spice up the finish. This is an excellent Fronsac, although it deserves 4-6 years in bottle. (NM)" (4/2016) 90-91 points James Suckling: "A Fronsac with lots of dried dark fruits and dark chocolate. Full body, velvet ...Read More » 


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2015 Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This is a very polished and precise young wine with beautiful depth and intensity. Full and sexy. It shows blueberry and black currant character with walnut and chocolate undertones. The tannins have a lovely texture. Joy to taste." (3/2016) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Smith-Haut-Lafitte is adorned with a special label to celebrate the 650th anniversary of the château and the 25th vintage made under the ownership of Daniel and Florence Cathiard. It is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, picked between 23 September until 12 Oc ...Read More » 


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2014 Beychevelle, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "A very classical St. Julien that’s got good concentration and real elegance, too. Great black fruits on the nose with subtle oak, and the richness and dry tannins are balanced out beautifully. You could drink it now, but this will age beautifully." (2/2017) 94 points Vinous: "The 2014 Beychevelle is dark, ample and yet also quite nuanced. Blue and purplish stone fruits, lavender, spice, menthol and licorice notes abound in this super-expressive Saint-Julien. There is lovely freshness and vivacity to the flavors, but this is a pretty intense, succulent style. (AG)" (2/2017) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The ...Read More » 


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2014 Climens, Barsac (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Wine Spectator: "This delivers wave after wave of piecrust, dried pineapple, warm marmalade, singed almond, glazed peach and apricot flavors, with a hint of brioche. Despite the heft, this has a breezy feel within, thanks to riveting acidity buried deep on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2040. (JM)" (3/2017) 96 points Decanter: "One extremely fine lot after another, all marked by an extremely pure lemony botrytis. Bright and crisp, with lovely sweetness and mindboggling precision. Choosing between the various barrels to make the final blend will be even tougher than usual this year. ...Read More » 



2015 Latour-Martillac, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine has ripe, dusty tannins that go with the rich black currant fruits. It is full, generous and packed with both acidity and forward fruitiness. (RV)" (4/2016) 93-94 points James Suckling: "A firm and beautiful wine with blueberry and blackberry aromas and flavors. Full body, silky tannins and a bright and fresh wine. Racy with a fine line." (3/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 La Tour Martillac is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot matured in 40% new French oak. It has a slightly more high-toned and outgoing bouquet, with dark cherries and blackcurrant ...Read More » 


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2014 Montrose, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Montrose, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "Incredible aromas of currants, blackberries, slate and flowers. Full-bodied yet so tight and beautiful with superb polish and brightness. The length is fantastic. Truly superb." (2/2017) 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 scen ...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) 94 points James Suckling: "Super aromas of blackberries, minerals, roses and spices. Full body, firm tannins and a long and beautiful finish. Fantastic center palate. Like a tight ball of silky thread. Seamless. Try drinking in 2020." (2/2017) 94 points Vinous: "The 2014 Gloria is a bold, powerful wine. Dark cherry, smoke, licorice, tobacco and underbrush effortlessly fill out its frame. Ample and richly textur ...Read More » 


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

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "The initial wood flavors in this wine rapidly give way to rich fruit. Spice and black-plum flavors are built by a firmly tannic superstructure. The aftertaste brings out the acidity. This wine should develop well over the long term. (RV)" (2/2017) 89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Phélan-Ségur 2014 has quite a high-toned bouquet with iodine-scented black fruit, touches of cassis and blueberry coming through with aeration. The palate is rounded and generous on the entry with fine tannin, though I feel it just lacks a little complexity and terroir expression towards the finish. I ...Read More » 


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2009 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien 12-pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou will eclipse the brilliant wines produced in 2005, 2003 and 2000. It will be interesting to see how the 2009 fares against the 2010 after twenty years of aging, but my money is on the 2009. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, this inky purple, unctuous wine possesses classic aromas of graphite, creme de cassis, blueberries, violets, licorice and Christmas fruitcake. Full-bodied and intense with Ducru’s inimitable elegance and purity, it should firm up in the bottle after 7-10 ye ...Read More » 


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2009 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe 12-pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival)

100 points James Suckling: "This is amazing as always with layers of fruit and firm, velvety tannins. Full body, incredible depth of fruit and length. Currants, raspberries and Indian spices. It goes on for minutes. A monumental Cos. Greatest ever from here. Better in five years, but amazing." (10/2016) 100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted, the monumental 2009 Cos d'Estournel has lived up to its pre-bottling potential. A remarkable effort from winemaking guru Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot (33%) an ...Read More » 


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2014 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

97-99 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Apricot tones with lively acidity give this rich wine a vein of freshness. Pear and white peach notes offer weight, while a lime backbone brings levity. There is a richness from the botrytis that is lifted by this wines delicious freshness." (4/2015) 98 points James Suckling: "Very subtle Yquem on the nose with dried pineapple, lemons, green apples and hints of botrytis. The palate grabs you by the arms and shows you superb concentration of spices, dried fruit, phenolics and incredible energy. Nothing is like this from Sauternes this vintage! Drink whenever you like. ...Read More » 


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2015 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points James Suckling: "This is very rich and powerful with blackberry, blueberry, mineral and stone. Full body, very fine tannins. Very chalky and intense on the finish. Best ever?" (3/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Château Barde-Haut was harvested from September 17 until October 1, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc (the latter figure will increase from 2017 with new plantings.) There is no SO2 used during fermentation, just a little after the malolactic, especially the lots in barrel, the part in tank with almost no SO2. The alcohol level is 14%, which is still less than in the past ...Read More » 


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2015 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel Sample* There are plenty of firm tannins here, although this wine succeeds because of the intense acidity and classic black currant flavors. It is already a delicious wine with its fine acidity and lively aftertaste. (RV)" (4/2016) 91-92 points James Suckling: "A firm and silky red with blackberry and chocolate character. Hints of walnut. Full and chewy. Fresh finish." (4/2016) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Duhart Milon is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot picked between September 23 and October 6, the September 17-23 respectively. It will eventually see 40% new oak during its élevage. ...Read More » 


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2014 Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

90-93 points Vinous: "A big, powerful wine, the 2014 Haut-Bergey hits the palate with an exotic mélange of smoke, cured meats, tobacco, black fruit, incense and dark spices. Deep, rich and quite concentrated, the 2014 is bursting at the seams with personality. Don't expect the 2014 to drink well anytime soon. Still, for those who can wait, the 2014 has plenty to offer. The substantial yet silky finish alone is hugely appealing. The blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. (AG)" (4/2015) 89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Haut-Bergey 2014 is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot (tho ...Read More » 


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2015 Figeac, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Figeac, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival)

97-99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Figeac is a blend of 29% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc and 43% Cabernet Sauvignon that was picked from 21 September with the Merlot until 15 October with the Cabernet Sauvignon at 41 hectoliters per hectare. The Cabernet comes through strongly on the nose - classic Figeac in many ways - black fruit, a touch of cassis, pencil and a touch of rose petal. The palate is drop-dead gorgeous, its foundation a lattice of filigree tannin and perfectly judged acidity. It is very fresh from its vivacious start to its pencil-lead finish imbued with effortless g ...Read More » 


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2015 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Pichon Baron is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Merlot picked between 18 September until 9 October. Apparently Christian Seely made use of four additional 80-hectolitre wooden vats that augmented his stainless steel vessels. It has a very pure bouquet with lifted blackcurrant, blueberry and graphite aromas, beautifully delineated, the oak seamlessly embroidered with the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin. This is disarmingly and utterly harmonious with a startling mineral core. Possibly the most sensual Pichon Bar ...Read More » 


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

95 points Vinous: "One of the wines of the vintage, the 2014 Canon La Gaffelière is explosive, lifted and aristocratic in its breeding. Bright Cabernet Franc aromatics give the wine its signature lift and precision. Raspberry jam, rose petal, mint, blood orange, tobacco and pomegranate build slowly on the palate, leading to a super-expressive, finely knit finish. Powerful yet also impeccably refined, the 2014 has it all. The 2014 is 55 % Merlot, 37 % Cabernet Franc and 8 % Cabernet Sauvignon. Don't miss it. 95+ (AG)" (2/2017) 93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Superripe fruits dominate this win ...Read More » 


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