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2008 Château Magdelaine Saint-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé   2014 Château Carbonnieux Graves Pessac‑Léognan   2015 Château Marjosse Bordeaux Blanc   2012 Château Beauséjour Héritiers Duffau-Lagarosse Saint-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé  
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2008 Château Magdelaine Saint-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé

This was my first bottle of 2008 Château Magdelaine out of my case, which I happily contributed to the March tasting, and I was perhaps the only attendee at the tasting not surprised that this was the finest of the flight that included the 2010 and 2009 vintages. The pure and utterly classic bouquet wafts from the glass in a mix of red and black cherries, menthol, chalky soil nuances, a bit of tobacco leaf, nutskin, vanillin oak and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite tightly-knit today, with a great core, impeccable balance, tangy acids and a very, very long, ripely tannic and perfectly focused finish. It is still very early days for the 2008 Magdelaine, but this is a great young wine in the making and seems very likely to be the last great classic vintage at this property. Drink 2022-2075. Rated 95. - John Gilman, The View From The Cellar Issue 56, March/April 2015

$117.50 the bottle  $1198.56 the case

2014 Château Carbonnieux Graves Pessac‑Léognan Blanc

The Château Carbonnieux Blanc 2014 has a pretty nose in the making: precise apple blossom and blackcurrant leaf aromas that gently waft from the glass. The palate is crisp on the entry, the acidity not as shrill as some of its peers, thus rendering it a more "languid" Pessac-Léognan. There is already a very elegant, gravelly finish that lingers in the mouth–a very promising Carbonnieux Blanc that may merit a higher score after bottling. Drink 2018-2032. Rated (90-92).- Neil Martin, Wine Advocate, Issue 218 April, 2015.

$40.00 the bottle  $408.00 the case

2015 Château Marjosse Bordeaux Blanc

The 2015 Marjosse Blanc exhibits Green apple, pear, mint and expressive floral notes abound in the 2015 Marjosse. This light-weight, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon/Sauvignon Gris/Muscadelle from Pierre Lurton is an excellent aperitif-style dry white to drink young! Tasted April 2016. Rated 88. - Antonio Galloni, vinousmedia.com, April, 2016

$11.99 the bottle $122.28 the case

2012 Château Beauséjour Héritiers Duffau-Lagarosse Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

The 2012 exhibits a black/purple color along with a striking nose of incense, spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries and hints of mulberries and crushed chalk. The sumptuous aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, super-concentrated, rich, layered wine that builds incrementally across the palate, finishing with an explosion of fruit, spice, tannin, glycerin and minerality. While neither as backward nor impenetrable as the 2009 and 2010, the 2012 should be approachable in 4-5 years and keep for 2-3 decades. A massive, concentrated effort from this great terroir, the 2012 Beausejour Duffau comes from a 16+-acre vineyard located on the clay and limestone southern slopes of St.-Emilion. It was cropped at 23 hectoliters per hectare, and the final blend was 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Only 66% of the production went into the top wine, which boasts 14.3% natural alcohol. Readers can usually count on this cuvee being one of the finest wines of the vintage given the talented team behind it, Nicolas Thienpont, Stephane Derenoncourt, David Suire and Julien Lavenu. Rated 93-95+. - Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate, Issue 206, April, 2013.

$112.50 the bottle  $1147.56 the case

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