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Bordeaux is preeminent among sources for the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot based wines.

 
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2015 Château Rauzan-Ségla Margaux   2015 Château Meyney Saint-Estèphe   2015 Château Carbonnieux Graves Pessac-Léognan Blanc   2015 Château Marjosse Bordeaux Rouge   2016 Château Marjosse Bordeaux Blanc   2015 Bordeaux Rouge Instant Bécot   2015 Château Roquefort Bordeaux Rouge  
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2015 Château Rauzan-Ségla Margaux

The 2015 Rauzan-Ségla is every bit as impressive as it was from barrel. Rich, sumptuous and super-intense, the 2015 envelops the palate. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, licorice, leather, tobacco and menthol are all given an extra kick of richness in a dramatic, exceptionally beautiful Rauzan-Ségla that clearly swings for the fences. Although quite concentrated and sumptuous, the 2015 also retains considerable nuance. Readers lucky enough to own the 2015 can look forward to several decades of fine drinking. This is terrific effort from estate manager Nicolas Audebert, who wasted no time in sending a strong message about his ambitions in his first full-time vintage at Rauzan-Ségla. The 2015 is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Drink 2025-2045. Rated 96. - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com February, 2018

$150.00 the bottle $1,530.00 the case

2015 Château Meyney Saint-Estèphe

Château Meyney is one of the oldest estates in the Médoc. In 1662, it was a convent mentioned in records under the names Couvent des Feuillants or Prieuré des Couleys. Superbly located on a mound overlooking the Gironde estuary, the château lies at the centre of a single block vineyard of 51 hectares (some 126 acres) in the midst of châteaux Calon-Ségur, Montrose and Cos d'Estournel (hallowed Bordelais real estate, indeed). Château Meyney looks down onto the Gironde and the presence of the estuary protects the estate from frosts. The vineyard is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot (the latter from cuttings from Château Gruaud-Larose and Château Talbot and planted in the 1950s) on Garonne gravels with a layer of blue clay about 3 meters thick at a depth of roughly 2½ meters below the surface. The vines are an average of 35 to 40 years in age. Luxurious just translucent ruby in color; rustic at first with earthy and tanned leather aromas giving way to quite pure violet, red and blue berry fruits; gently rich almost velvety in texture, with a gentle grip of ripe polished tannins carrying flavors long on the finish. This is classic claret from just a superb vintage. Meyney? Mais oui!

$40.00 the bottle $408.00 the case

2015 Château Carbonnieux Graves Pessac-Léognan Blanc

The 2015 Carbonnieux Blanc is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon. It has a tightly wound grapefruit, white peach and citrus scented bouquet that slowly unfurls in the glass. Given a couple of minutes, it attains impressive harmony and focus. The palate is well defined on the entry, very crisp and pure, seguing into a saline finish that lingers nicely in the mouth. This is a very well-crafted Carbonnieux Blanc with class and poise. Drink 2019-2032. Rated (90-92). - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate, Issue 224 April, 2016.

$35.00 the bottle $357.00 the case

2015 Château Marjosse Bordeaux Rouge

Pierre Lurton's 2015 Marjosse is a big, bold wine packed with black cherry, tobacco, chocolate, smoke, leather and licorice. This dark, brooding wine should drink nicely upon release. There is plenty going on! Tasted April 2016. Rated (87-89). - Antonio Galloni, vinousmedia.com, April, 2016

$13.75 the bottle  $140.28 the case

2016 Château Marjosse Bordeaux Blanc

The 2016 Marjosse Blanc is terrific in this vintage, as it has a bit more depth and richness than is often the case. Green pear, lemon confit, flowers and mint notes are bright and beautifully delineated, while the 10% Muscadelle adds a distinctive aromatic profile. Best of all, it should be superb value. Drink 2017-2019. Rated 89. - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April, 2017

$13.75 the bottle  $140.28 the case

2015 Bordeaux Rouge Instant Bécot

Another winner from the 2015 vintage. Instant Bécot is overseen by the same wine producing team as the Saint-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé Château Beau-Séjour Bécot. Produce of 84% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Malbec from vineyards planted to clay and limestone soils south and east of Saint-Émilion; aromas of fleshy ripe Merlot apparent (fleshier still with some aeration), with nuance of dried cherries, cherry pit and earth tones; slippery smooth on the tongue with gentle tannins that give structure and carry the typical Merlot flavors suggestive of ripe cherry long on the finish. Brilliant value in high quality everyday red Bordeaux.

$11.99 the bottle  $61.14 the case of six

2016 Château Roquefort Bordeaux Rouge

Produce of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon fruit of vines on average about 30 years old and planted to chalky clay soils in the Bordeaux countryside southeast of Saint-Émilion; attractive ruby in color with aromas suggestive of spiced plum, cherry, red berries and woodsmoke; polished, gently structured on tongue, with bursting ripe berry flavors and ripe round tannins providing the gentlest astringency; all in all, a brilliant choice for everyday claret-styled wine.

$11.99 the bottle  $122.28 the case

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