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2016 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is another successful vintage from this estate. It is so finely structured that you notice the blackberry fruit more than the tannins, with a seam of crisp acidity throughout. (RV)" (4/2017) 94-95 points James Suckling: "Dense and chewy already with plenty of ripe tannins and bright fruit. Vivid acidity. Full body, a firm and silky texture and a flavorful finish. Lots going on. Excellent follow-up to the great 2015!" (4/2017) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Cantemerle has a tightly wound bouquet and it never quite delivers the detail and mineralité that some of its peers have produced in this vintage. The ...Read More » 


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2016 Beychevelle, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Beychevelle is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc cropped at 45 hectoliters per hectare between 3 October and 18 October. It is matured in 50% new oak. Furthermore, it is the first vintage to be matured in the new chichi winery whose glass exterior overlooks the passing traffic on the D2. It has a very pure, fragrant bouquet with black cherries, cassis, cedar and wet limestone, extremely precise to the point where you might think it was from the Right Bank (logical given the proportion of Merlot ...Read More » 


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2016 Siran, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Siran, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is another chateau that's on the rise. This vintage has produced a powerful wine, solid with tannins and concentration. It also has all the fruit that this year has produced. It will age well, being ready to drink in 10 years. (RV)" (4/2017) 94-95 points James Suckling: "This is a great follow-up to the 2015! Full-bodied, chewy and powerful. Solid core of ripe fruit and intense tannins. A triumph... again." (4/2017) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Siran is a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc picked from 26 September until 20 October. The alcohol level is 13 ...Read More » 


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2016 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

98-99 points James Suckling: "Vivid and full of energy with blackberry, currant and salt. Full body, intense and long. Harmony. Purpose. Classicism. The mineral and currant character is all year. A seamless tannin texture. Great wine. You want to drink it now!" (4/2017) 96-99 points Vinous: "The 2016 Pontet-Canet has been absolutely brilliant on the three occasions I’ve tasted it so far. Exotically ripe, powerful and voluptuous, it brings together the richness of the 2009 with the structure of the 2010. There aren't too many other 2016s where that is the case, but it is undoubtedly true here. The 2016 is a ...Read More » 


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2016 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

98-99 points James Suckling: "This is a superb wine. I didn’t think it could be better than the 2015 but indeed it is. Full, layered and sexy. It goes on for minutes with dense fruit, yet it’s also vivid and showcases sublime tannins and acidity balance. Great finish." (4/2017) 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Malescot-St-Exupery has an opulent, lavish and pure bouquet with billowing black cherry and blueberry fruit, a touch of mint and graphite emerging with time. I love the delineation to this Margaux. The palate is very well balanced, sensual and voluptuous in style, but that does not detract from the fine ...Read More » 


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2016 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

98-100 points Decanter: "Cabernet Sauvignon makes up 75% of the main blend, with 14% of 80 year old Merlot and 11% of Cabernet Franc, and aged in 90% new oak. It is hard to think of a vintage when this is not a great wine, but in 2016 it is exceptional, comparable to the majestic 1996. It has all the intensity, richness and depth, but it lets the light in. The yield is fairly high at 40hl/ha, with 3.66pH balancing a tannin index of 82IPT. This is the highest ever at this property and yet the wine is elegant, gorgeous and juicy, with an endless array of black fruits and graphite. ...Read More » 


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2016 Capbern, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Capbern, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

92-93 points James Suckling: "Love the stone, tar and black currant in this. Full and tight with firm and silky tannins and a long, long finish. Spicy, too. Can’t wait to see how this evolves. Serious." (4/2017) 91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is spicy, perfumed and fragrant. It is also solid and concentrated, a sumptuous wine with dark tannins and black plum fruits. Even in a wine as rich as this, there is the edge of freshness that keeps the wine from being heavy. (RV)" (4/2017) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "A vibrant and energetic wine, with savory and bay notes adding to the mix of crushed cherry, plum and blood orange flavors. Reveal ...Read More » 


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2016 Peyrabon, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Peyrabon has a feminine and pure bouquet with red cherries and wild strawberry fruit. The oak here is present but neatly interwoven with pressed flower notes developing with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy entry. The acidity is nicely judged, although the light structure suggests that this Haut-Médoc will probably drink earlier than many. (NM)" (4/2017) K&L Notes: This is a property very close to Pauillac, and it's one to watch out for now, and in the future. These wines are well-made, value-driven, with good depth and length. Pr... Read More » 


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2016 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

95-98 points Wine Spectator: "The deep well of gorgeous cassis, blueberry paste and blackberry puree flavors will carry this for the long haul. Shows a terrific graphite underpinning and a flash of cold charcoal. This is a big one. (JM)" (4/2017) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Leoville-Poyferre is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Didier Cuvelier told me that color leeched out naturally and he conducted an 8 day pre-fermentation maceration. Matured in 80% new oak with some malolactic in barrel, it has a typical bouquet for this estate with opulent but neat ...Read More » 


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2016 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

92-93 points James Suckling: "A structured young red with currant and berry character. Medium body, velvety tannins and a savory finish." (4/2017) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Lanessan has a perfumed, quite floral bouquet with graphite tinged black fruit—fine delineation with impressive focus, even if it is not the most complex Haut-Medoc that I encountered in this vintage out of barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannin, well-judged acidity, plenty of black fruit with a harmonous, engaging and slightly tarry finish. This is a great Lanessan that should give 20 years of pleasure. This comes h ...Read More » 


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2016 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This is phenomenal with a density and finesse that are hard to remember for this wine. Full-bodied, tight and polished. Seamless texture and salty undertones. Goes on for minutes. Truly great. What a barrel sample." (4/2017) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Pape Clement is a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon this year, picked from 30 September until 19 October at 48 hectoliters per hectare. The first bottle that I tasted with Bernard Magrez and his team felt a little overdone, but I had a strong suspicion that it was not a representative bottle. A second bottle was m ...Read More » 


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2016 Canon, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival)

97-99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Canon makes it a double slam-dunk for head winemaker Nicolas Audebert and his team, as it is the second of two ethereal wines that will put the estate right at the top of the Saint Emilion tree. This year is a blend of 74% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc picked from 22 September until 10 October at 45 hectoliters per hectare. It delivers 14.02% alcohol and an IPT of 65. Matured in 65% new oak, it has a compelling bouquet with intense black cherry and blueberry fruit, a tincture of oyster shell, all with exquisite definition. The palate is medium-b ...Read More » 


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2016 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Decanter: "An estate that has been making great leaps forward over recent years, and once again we have a gorgeous Clerc on our hands. This is extremely succulent, with aromatic complexity and a freshness that just bursts out of the glass. Things start off closed for the first minute or so, then the juice comes rushing through. The mid-palate is smooth and polished but also bursting with energy. This is quite clearly one of their best ever wines, ripped through with sweet cherry and wild blackberry fruit, tightened up by slate and cedar. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% ...Read More » 


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2016 Pedesclaux, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "This is very tight and focused with a precise, almost percing depth. Full body, ultra-refined and a long finish. Fantastic length. Great elegance here with power." (4/2017) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Pedesclaux is a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc, picked between 29 September and 18 October, matured in 60% new oak. It has a tightly-wound bouquet with blackberry and raspberry fruit, a touch of iodine and graphite. I like the subtle nature of this Pedesclaux, the brooding intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine ...Read More » 


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2016 La Tour de Mons, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

93-94 points James Suckling: "Dense and chewy with very firm and silky tannins. Full-bodied and powerful. Better than the 2015." (4/2017) 91 points Decanter: "Here we are stepping up a gear for this estate, with careful but not shy fruit extraction, some real intensity to the silky raspberry and bilberry flavours, and tannins that cradle without overpowering the fruit. Brilliant value for money in a wine where you get a hint of the floral silkiness of Margaux. Owned by CA Grands Crus, the same group that owns Grand Puy Ducasse, Tour de Mons is benefitting from recent investments together with the sure touc ...Read More » 


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2016 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel Sample* Mint aromas and flavors signal the new wood in which this wine is aging. It has impressive fruit, opulent and dense, balanced by fine acidity, crisp edges and solid tannins. A serious wine that will last for a long time. (RV)" (4/2017) 96-97 points James Suckling: "A dense and tight DC with mineral, crushed stone, and cement and black currant. Full, tight and racy. Gorgeous. Leafs and tobacco undertones. Very tannic. Tight. So strucured. Complex." (4/2017) 96 points Decanter: "Rich, round and beautiful, there really is distance between red and white this year. This has all the signature welco ...Read More » 


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2016 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

97-100 points Vinous: "A deeply emotional, moving wine, the 2016 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is simply extraordinary. The tannins are nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit, while the 100% new oak is remarkably well integrated at this stage. Dark, powerful and brooding, the 2016 possesses remarkable polish for such a big wine. The purity of the flavors is simply captivating. Scents of graphite, smoke, leather, tobacco and menthol soar from the glass, enhancing a core of deep, plush, dark fruit. All the elements fuse together in a wine of nearly unparallel ...Read More » 


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2016 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Superbly ripe and juicy, this is a solid, powerful wine that also is packed with black currant fruits. It is richly structured, concentrated and ready for long-term aging. (RV)" (4/2017) 94-97 points Wine Spectator: "A fresh bay leaf note leads off, followed quickly by pure, enticing layers of cassis, blackberry and black cherry fruit that emerge steadily through the long finish. Offers lovely mouthfeel and purity. A very pretty expression of St.-Julien. (JM)" (4/2017) 95-96 points James Suckling: "This is clearly the best wine I have tasted from Branaire-Ducru. Exquisite depth and richness are on offer, yet this is ...Read More » 


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2016 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

97-99 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a powerful wine, with superb tannins and blackberry fruits. It has a dense texture allied to stylish fruitiness and acidity. The result is a wine with the potential to age over a long period of time, while probably showing well starting in 2028. (RV)" (4/2017) 96-99 points Wine Spectator: "This packs some serious punch and drive, with a terrific core of blueberry, açai and plum reduction notes, backed by waves of graphite and roasted apple wood. Has the pleasantly chewy feel typical of St.-Julien, along with an extra-racy graphite edge. (JM)" (4/2017) 96 points Decanter: "Restrained bu ...Read More » 


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2016 Ormes de Pez, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This dense wine is full of generous fruits and a fine structure. Already balanced, notes of blackberry are hit with touches of spice and dark chocolate. Made by the team at Lynch-Bages, this has similar elegance. (RV)" (4/2017) 93-94 points James Suckling: "Powerful and structured with lots of blueberry, blackberry and currant character. Full-bodied, tight and tannic yet polished and beautiful. Fantastic. Juicy." (4/2017) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Les Ormes de Pez is a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 52% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked from 28 September until 12 October. It has an i ...Read More » 


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2016 Figeac, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Figeac, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival)

98-100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Figeac is a blend of 36% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc and 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, picked from 23 September until 20 October at 49 hectoliters per hectare with 13.9% alcohol. The acidity is 3.67 pH, and it matured in 100% new oak (focused on five cooperages). This is a property that opened a new chapter in 2013, when Michel Rolland's services as a master blender have been called upon and engendered far greater harmony between the three grape varieties, now all singing from the same hymn sheet. It has a crisp blackberry nose, a little closed at firs ...Read More » 


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2016 Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

98-100 points Decanter: "An awesome Lafite, this is elegant to a fault. It has the classicism of the very best vintages, and the pulse of electricity that runs through it is clear from the first moment you taste it. You are absolutely in Pauillac here, the epitome of what the left bank can deliver in terms of elegance and density: menthol edged tobacco, charcoal and cassis with both a subtlety and an intensity at once. It totally expands through the palate and pulls itself out, stretching out in front of you. It's a serious wine, but seamless. Concentrated, pure and fresh, every ...Read More » 


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2016 Marquis de Calon, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a beautiful wine. Stylish and elegant, it has structure while at the same time impressive fruitiness. The velvety tannins go with the crisp black-currant fruits. It will certainly age well and should be drinkable from 2026. (RV)" (4/2017) 92-93 points James Suckling: "Dark berry, tar and stone character. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Balance and intensity. Very pretty density. Pretty fruit. Second wine of Calon." (4/2017) 90-93 points Vinous: "The 2016 Le Marquis de Calon Ségur is a gorgeous, exotically beautiful wine. Succulent dark fruit, lavender, mint, white f ...Read More » 


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2016 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Wine Spectator: "This is stacked, with dark plum, cassis and blueberry reduction notes forming the core. The serious spine of graphite and tar is thoroughly embedded, so the finish is long and polished. A beauty. (JM)" (4/2017) 94-95 points James Suckling: "The clarity and beauty of this young red are brilliant with blackberry, blueberry and mineral undertones. Full and racy. Long and wonderfully polished. Racy. Better than the 2015." (4/2017) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Clos du Marquis was picked from 30 September to 19 October and consists of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, matured in 55% new oa ...Read More » 


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2016 Meyney, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "Solid and incredible depth reminds me of the Meyneys of the 1960s that were so structured and incredible. Full-bodied yet polished and refined. Super structure." (4/2017) 90-93 points Vinous: "The 2016 Meyney is powerful and absolutely delicious. Black fruit, torrefaction, smoke, licorice and bittersweet chocolate flavors are dark and boldly sketched. Beams of firm tannin add to the wine's imposing, brooding personality. All the elements fall into place effortlessly in this ample, broad Saint-Estèphe. (AG)" (4/2017) 92 points Decanter: "Winemaker Anne la Naour and consultant Hubert de Bouard are clea ...Read More » 


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2016 Poujeaux, Moulis (Pre-Arrival)

93 points Decanter: "One of the great value (everything's relative of course) wines of the Médoc, with brilliant work being done by Christophe Labenne and Matheiu Cuvelier of Clos Fourtet. Great Médoc character, full of mint and charcoal and a clear build up of power through the palate. This is rich and spicy with lovely rippling tannins and great depth to the autumnal berry fruit . A classic Poujeaux that will age well but there is no need to wait beyond six to eight years to start drinking this. A real success. (JA)" (4/2017) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Poujeaux has an impressive bouquet with ...Read More » 


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2016 Bellevue, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This is very exciting this year with a profound depth and power of fruit in addition to mineral undertones. Full and intense. Great finish. Better than the 2015?" (4/2017) 93-96 points Vinous: "* 2016 Bordeaux Top Values* The 2016 Bellevue is simply extraordinary. The aromatics alone are captivating, but it is the wine's balance and poise that are most impressive. Graphite, gravel, smoke, licorice, crème de cassis and blueberry jam all flesh out on the palate as this deep, dense Saint-Emilion shows off its personality. Hints of blood orange and citrus add a touch of freshness. ...Read More » 


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2016 Clos Marsalette, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Wine Spectator: "A bright sanguine note gives this a distinctive feel, while racy cassis and bitter cherry fruit fills in behind. Offers a long singed juniper note through the finish. A bit atypical in profile for Pessac, but the focus and energy is enjoyable. (JM)" (4/2017) 92-93 points James Suckling: "A wine with lots of deep fruit, round and juicy tannins and a savory finish. Very driven by the fruit for the appellation this year." (4/2017) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Clos Marsalette, the Pessac-Léognan property of Comte Stephan von Neipperg, is a blend of 45% Merlot, 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc that w ...Read More » 


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2016 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

97-99 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a powerful wine, with superb tannins and blackberry fruits. It has a dense texture allied to stylish fruitiness and acidity. The result is a wine with the potential to age over a long period of time, while probably showing well starting in 2028. (RV)" (4/2017) 96-99 points Wine Spectator: "This packs some serious punch and drive, with a terrific core of blueberry, açai and plum reduction notes, backed by waves of graphite and roasted apple wood. Has the pleasantly chewy feel typical of St.-Julien, along with an extra-racy graphite edge. (JM)" (4/2017) 96 points Decanter: "Restrained bu ...Read More » 


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2016 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

98-99 points James Suckling: "This young wine shows such pinpoint precision with a full body, dense fruit and gorgeous intensity. Muscular yet toned and beautiful. It really builds on the finish. Very fine-grained. So long and beautiful. Sophisticated power. Oyster shell and iodine undertones. Traditional style yet with a modern interpretation. Savory." (4/2017) 96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Haut Bailly is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc picked between 26 September until 18 October. Coming in with 13.6% alcohol and an IPT of 81, which is quite close to 2 ...Read More » 


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2016 Giscours, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Giscours, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine is massive, dense and solid. At the same time, it has style and elegance. The result is that it is ripe, yet perfumed, with ample black fruit and mouthwatering acidity. Cellar at least 12 years. (RV)" (4/2017) 96-97 points James Suckling: "This is extremely long and linear with a powerful and refined texture of superfine tannins. Full-bodied, yet so tight and polished. The finish is very, very impressive. Snaps at the end. Better than the 2015?" (4/2017) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Giscours is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, the highest percentage of Cabernet in r ...Read More » 


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2016 Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel Sample* This wine is ripe, perfumed and firmly textured. It has balance, concentrated tannins and already just the right sense of wood and structure. It will obviously last; try it in 12–15 years. (RV)" (4/2017) 96-97 points James Suckling: "A solid red with currant and blackberry character. Full body, soft tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows richness and excitement. Juicy and sexy undertone to this." (4/2017) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Rauzan-Segla (Rausan-Segla) is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot picked between 20 September and 15 October at 45 hectoliters per ...Read More » 


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2016 Senejac, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

92-93 points James Suckling: "Dense and layered with blueberry and chocolate character. Medium body, fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Racy and refined already." (4/2017) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Sénéjac has an attractive bouquet with floral-tinged red and black fruit—strawberry pastilles and just a touch of bay leaf, nicely defined and gaining intensity with aeration. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannin, well-judged acidity, very harmonious with assiduous use of new oak. This is a very stylish Haut-Médoc, one of the best that I have tasted in many years. This comes highly recommended ...Read More » 


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2016 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

98-99 points James Suckling: "I have been waiting for this for a long time. It’s a remake of the legendary 1990 Pichon Baron. Full body, ultra-polished yet powerful tannins and a glorious finish. The will evolve beautifully. The core of fruit and tannins are great. A truly great Pichon Baron." (4/2017) 96-99 points Wine Spectator: "Has the pure, fresh, racy feel of the vintage, which is even more admirable considering the depth of the red currant, plum and cherry preserve flavors at the core and the power of the structure on the back end, pulling in accents of graphite and loam. A thumper of a Pauillac. (JM) ...Read More » 


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2016 Beaumont, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine comes from an estate that is showing great improvement, the wine showing power and concentration. Brimming with delicious black fruits, it will age well and is likely to be ready after 2025. (RV)" (4/2017) 91-92 points James Suckling: "A juicy and pretty wine with berry and chocolate character, a medium body and a clean finish. Clearly better than the 2015." (4/2017)  


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2016 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

100 points James Suckling: "This is a monument for Haut-Brion and reminds me of the great 1998 but in a modern and bright style. Full-bodied, very tannic and superbly structured yet always agile and vivid. Its energy and dynamic nature grabs you by the shoulder and tells you it’s great. Staggeringly precise. It can’t get better than this, can it?" (4/2017) 97-99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Haut Brion is a blend of 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 19 September and 13 October. Jean-Philippe Delmas told me that this represents a touch more Merlot than last yea ...Read More » 


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2016 d'Issan, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "This is so energetic for a young d’Issan with lots of white pepper, crushed stones and blackberries. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and great length. One of the greatest ever. Superb depth and intensity to this real Bordeaux. Wow." (4/2017) 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine has an austere structure, with firm tannins. The fruit comes through slowly, revealing an attractive black-currant flavor and ample acidity. This will be a very fine wine with time; try after 2029." 95 points Decanter: "Beautiful violet and lilac-tinted edging to the colour, a promisng sign of a vibrant, balanced wine, and it absolut ...Read More » 


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2016 Coutet, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is dense, mingling spicy nutmeg along with superb ripe honey and marmalade flavors. With its balanced acidity and opulence, it is going to be a great wine. (RV)" (4/2017) 94-95 points James Suckling: "Oily and dense with lots of sliced-cooked-pineapple, honey and light spice character. Full body and a long and spicy finish. Lasts a long time on the palate." (4/2017)  


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2016 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "This is all about the finish with a sweet-tobacco, berry and light milk-chocolate character. Full body, very fine tannins and a juicy finish. Love the intensity and finesse at the end. Lots of energy. Could better the exquisite 2014." (4/2017) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot that matured in 75% new oak. It has 13.3% alcohol this year. It has an extraordinarily pure bouquet with blackberry, briary, touches of pencil shaving and cedar aromas--quintessential Grand-Puy-Lacoste, basically. The palate is medium-bodi ...Read More » 


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2016 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

98-99 points James Suckling: "This young wine shows such pinpoint precision with a full body, dense fruit and gorgeous intensity. Muscular yet toned and beautiful. It really builds on the finish. Very fine-grained. So long and beautiful. Sophisticated power. Oyster shell and iodine undertones. Traditional style yet with a modern interpretation. Savory." (4/2017) 96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Haut Bailly is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc picked between 26 September until 18 October. Coming in with 13.6% alcohol and an IPT of 81, which is quite close to 2 ...Read More » 


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2016 Brane-Cantenac, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Brane-Cantenac is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Carmenere picked from 22 September until 17 October (the tiny parcel of Carmenere picked three days later). The yields came in at 51 hectoliters per hectare and it is matured in 75% new oak and 25% one-year-old barrels, the final alcohol level 13.3%. It has a beautifully defined, very detailed bouquet with mineral-rich black fruit laced with cedar and graphite notes, living up to its nom de plume as the "Pauillac of Margaux." The palate is simply the best t ...Read More » 


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2016 Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "Wow. This is incredibly rich and exotic. Full-bodied, so deep and long. It lasts for minutes. Perfectly polished tannins evidence how texturally focused and supple this is. Decadent and enticing. From organically grown grapes. Super quality of Cabernet is on show here. We will see if 2016 is better than 2015." (4/2017) 96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Smith-Haut-Lafitte is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot that was picked between 29 September and 19 October at 35 hectoliters per hectare. It is being matured in 60% new oak for a t ...Read More » 


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2016 Fombrauge, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points James Suckling: "Dense and fresh red with lots of blackberries, blueberries and walnuts. Hints of chocolate. Full-bodied, tight and refined yet always showing muscle." (4/2017) 93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a perfumed wine, likely thanks to a dollop (7%) of Cabernet Franc. It has ripe fruit characters, pleasant richness and a firm structure. (RV)" (4/2017) 91-94 points Vinous: "Dark raspberry, black cherry, plum, chocolate, smoke, wildflowers and exotic spices are some of the many notes that infuse the 2016 Fombrauge. Ripe, powerful and voluptuous, it offers a striking interplay of intense dark fruit an ...Read More » 


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2016 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel Sample* This ripe wine is full of great fruit aromas and flavors. Rich, juicy blackberry is combined with intense tannins and ample acidity on the palate. It is a fine summation of the vintage, with opulent fruit that mellows serious tannins. It might seem accessible with all this fruit, but don't be fooled, the wine will need many years. (RV)" (4/2017) 95 points Decanter: "Streamlined and pared back to the essentials, this is an excellent Duhart that has the classic reserve of this wine but with a pure fruit quality. There is a beautiful balance between fruit and tann ...Read More » 


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2016 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

98-99 points James Suckling: "This is really crazy. The layers of fruit to this and the sheer intensity are really superb. Full-bodied and very sweet yet energetic and focused. Dense and tight. Tasted it and said OMG right away!" (4/2017) 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey has a perfumed, minerally bouquet that is taut and focused, beautifully defined and very precise. The palate is very well balanced with peach, nectarine and honey on the entry. This is a complex Sauternes, armed with superb acidity and bite, leading to a persistent finish that offers a dab of peaches and cream on th ...Read More » 


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2016 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

98-100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Cos d'Estournel takes the 2016 baton and runs with it. A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 1% Cabernet...this fabulous Saint Estèphe will be matured in 60% new oak. The alcohol level this year is 13.07%, which proprietor Michel Reybier reminded me is almost 1.5% lower than in 2010. This is clearly a more classically styled Cos d'Estournel that is completely different than say, the 2009 Cos d'Estournel and the more flamboyant, exotic wines in recent years. It actually bears more stylistic similarities to its neighbor Montrose. It is ...Read More » 


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2016 Haut-Brisson, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Haut-Brisson, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "Soft and velvety wine with blackberry, blueberry and raspberry character. Full body, a dense center palate and a long and pure finish. Another winner." (3/2017) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Haut Brisson is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc was cropped at 42 hectoliters per hectare picked from 5-15 October, matured in 35% new oak. It has a rich and slightly heady bouquet with intense black cherry and crème de cassis notes, although I find that the Tour St Christophe, which is also owned by Peter Kwok, has far more detail. The palate is full-bodied with dense ripe ta ...Read More » 


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2016 Lagrange, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "Powerful red with a rich and tannic center palate. Full body, lots of depth and a long and chewy finish. Indeed, this shows potential. Much better than the 2015." (4/2017) 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Lagrange is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot that is matured in 50% new oak. The yield came in at 46.5 hectoliters per hectare, lower than in 2015. It has a very well defined bouquet with intense black cherry, red plum, touches of cedar and with continued aeration, a hint of blueberry. It certainly is one of the most expressive Lagrange that I ha ...Read More » 


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2016 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

97-100 points Wine Spectator: "Offers a scintillating display of roasted apple wood, incense and warm ganache before the core of cassis, plum preserves and raspberry reduction starts to step forward. The finish, loaded with grip but remarkably polished, pulls everything together. A huge, undeniable wine, overt in style. (JM)" (4/2017) 97-99 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel Sample* This wine is so stylish, with a great future that is all balance and elegance. There are structured tannins as well as ample acidity that will allow the wine to age gracefully. A great Ducru with restrained power for long-term aging. (RV) ...Read More » 


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