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2018 Château Tanesse Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux

2017 Château Tanesse Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux

Located on a high hillock among the sloping vineyards of Langoiran, this Bordeaux charterhouse was built during the 2nd half of the 18th century by the Tanesse family. The property is surrounded by 30 hectares of vineyards overlooking Langoiran’s medieval 13th century castle with a panoramic view that stretches from the edge of the Sauternais to the outskirts of the city of Bordeaux while following the meandering Garonne river. Produce of the fruit of 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc vines averaging 25 years in age and planted to clay and gravel soils over limestone subsoils, the vineyards here are sustainably farmed and enjoy an Haute Valeur Environnementale (High Environmental Value) certification; deep ruby in color with complex Merlot-dominant aromas suggestive of macerating fleshy dark berries, kirsch, plum and pulverized stone; on the palate the wine is broad and mouthfilling, mouthwatering, too, with innervating jittery fine-grained stony tannins that carry flavor long and fresh on the finish.

$13.75 the bottle  $140.28 the case



2018 Château de Benauge Cuvée des Seigneurs Bordeaux Supérieur

2018 Château de Benauge Cuvée des Seigneurs Bordeaux Supérieur

Built in the 11th century on the highest point of the Entre-Deux-Mers, the Château de Benauge (a fortified castle, to be sure) has dominated the nearby vineyards for over a thousand years. Endowed with a rich and thrilling history, it was notably a hotbed of resistance to the Gascon revolt in the fall of 1253. In 1426 by royal decision of King Henry VI (king of both France and England at the time), the viscount was officially established as the county of Benauge. The Château de Benauge has been listed as an historical monument since 1995. And while the Entre-Deux-Mers may not now be so exalted in terms of its wines, it is doing noble work supplying solid trustworthy red and white wines at prices the rest of us can the more easily afford. From the fruit of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon vines averaging 25 years in age planted to the clay and gravel soils of the south-facing hillside beneath the château, this 2018 Château de Benauge Cuvée des Seigneurs Bordeaux Supérieur (red wines from the Entre-Deux-Mers are typically labelled Bordeaux Supérieur) is a dense almost opaque ruby in color with aromas that stick to the script, it's grapes and good winegrowing earth; fleshy, ripe, dark-fruited with good intensity of flavor, medium full in body with underpinning of dusty ripe tannins that any good Bordeaux would demonstrate. And, hey, those south-facing hillside vineyards allowed for this wine to reach a respectable, nearly fortified 14.5% in alcohol, holding off, in the process, those marauding tariffs. This is real value in Bordeaux wine.

$7.99 the bottle  $81.48 the case



2018 Château Roc de Bécot Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion

2018 Château Roc de Bécot Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion

Sister and brother Caroline and Pierre Bécot learned the winegrowing ropes on the family’s Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé estate, Château Beau-Séjour Bécot, where they were initiated into high quality standards, hard work and the rigorous attention to detail required to make un grand vin. On the 1st of April, by a nice stroke of luck, they purchased this property in Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion, a satellite appellation of Saint-Émilion itself. Their wish was to remain in the same area where their family and their father, Dominique, had been settled for a long time. Produce of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc fruit of vines an average age of 35 years and planted to the clay/limestone soils on the plateau of Puisseguin (5km from the village Saint-Emilion); deep translucent ruby in color with rather straightforward aromas suggesting spiced plum, taut red berries, bing cherry, earth (good winegrowing earth) and stone; at once both firm and smooth on the tongue, with fine, polished, well-resolved dusty tannins carrying delicate flavors on the long, fine gently warming finish. Our wine buyer recalled that Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion (along with a nice piece of Brie) was among his introduction to red Bordeaux. Delicious memory at that.

$17.50 the bottle  $89.28 the case of 6



2016 Château Chapelle d'Aliénor Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge

2016 Château Chapelle d'Aliénor Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge

Produce of mostly Merlot with a good dollop of Cabernet Franc and just a skosh of Cabernet Sauvignon fruit grown in vineyards over the hills but not far away from Saint-Émilion. The property has been owned since 2001 by la famille Malet-Roquefort of Château La Gaffelière Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé. Chapelle d'Aliénor represents what is possible by way of merely bon vin de Bordeaux, hinting at the greatness of the category of the finest red Bordeaux, but not at all involving a call to one's banker when considering investing in a case. While the opulent and sun-drenched 2015 vintage was our introduction to this wine, the comparatively more fresh and vibrant 2016 is now on the scene and a delicious follow-on. Deep ruby in color with aromas of fleshy Merlot fruit holding sway, suggesting dark ripe bing cherry, spiced plum, shaved dark chocolate, toasted baguette and a hint of the dusty dry vineyard floor; supple and polished on entry, with gentle intensity of flavor that rings true to the promise of the aromas with emerging ripe round crisp tannins lending a freshness, mouthwateringness and gentle energy that so invite another pull.

$13.75 the bottle  $140.28 the case



2019 Château Marjosse Bordeaux Blanc

2019 Château Marjosse Bordeaux Blanc

Château Marjosse is an historical property located 14 km south of Saint-Émilion, first built in 1782. It is surrounded by 40 acres of vineyards which sit on exceptional clay and limestone soils. Winemaker Pierre Lurton, born and raised in a neighbouring château, bought the property piece by piece starting in 1991 and has been producing widely-acclaimed, sensibly-priced red and white wines since. The 2019 Bordeaux Blanc is just in, a delicious mingling of Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Sémillon and Muscadelle; bright yellow-gold in color with hyper-fresh aromas of pamplemousse, melon, just-plucked fig and flint; hyper-crisp and fresh on the tongue, too; Ian noted its 'thirst-quenching' qualities; yes, one could simply gulp this stuff down. At only 13% alcohol, this one could not escape the tariff, so you'll notice a bit of an increase over the price of the 2018 vintage. This said, it remains splendid value, just the same.

$14.99 the bottle  $152.88 the case



2015 Château Corbin Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

2015 Château Corbin Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc aged for 18 months in barrels, 40% new, the 2015 Corbin is medium garnet-purple colored with cigar box and spice box notions accenting the core of red and black plums, blackberry preserves and earthy layers plus a hint of lavender. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm, elegant and well balanced with grainy tannins, finishing lively and long. Drink 2020-2037. Rated 92. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate February 21, 2018.

$47.50 the bottle  $242.28 the case of 6



2016 Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac

2016 Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac

The 2016 Pontet-Canet is absolutely breathtaking. Powerful, ample and racy in the glass, the 2016 is one of the most exquisitely well-balanced young Pontet-Canets I can remember tasting. Savory, high-toned aromatics and brisk mineral notes lend energy and delineation as this vivid wonderfully alive wine opens up in the glass. The flavors are dark and incisive, but it is the wine's total sense of harmony that is most compelling. All of the elements are simply in the right place. The 2016 is tremendous. It's as simple as that. As is often the case, Pontet-Canet is one of the most singular wines in Bordeaux. Alfred Tesseron could have chosen to play things safe when he took over the management of the estate in the mid-1990s. Instead, he chose a very different path. No proprietor in Bordeaux has taken more risks over the last two decades than Alfred Tesseron. A commitment to biodynamic farming, sustainability across the entire estate more broadly, and the adoption of new concepts for Bordeaux, such as aging a portion of the wine in terra cotta, set Pontet-Canet apart from other properties in Pauillac and the Left Bank. Not surprisingly, the wine is also starkly different from the wines of neighboring estates. Drink 2026‑2066. Rated 99. - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com January, 2019

$195.00 the bottle  $994.50 the case of 6



2016 Chateau Sénéjac Haut-Médoc

2016 Château Sénéjac Haut-Médoc

Château Sénéjac is located halfway between Margaux and Bordeaux, on the clay and gravel crest of the commune of Pian-Médoc. The property extends over 150 hectares (roughly 370 acres). The vineyard of 41 hectares is planted to 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. The soils here naturally poor in organic matter which favours the expression of the Cabernet Sauvignon varietal. Full on ruby to just a glint of garnet at the edges with aromas that all but blurt out Bordeaux, what with suggestion of spiced plum, shaved dark chocolate, toasted baguette and a hint of graphite; strutting its stuff right up front, this is a really nice mouthful of wine, medium to medium full in body, pleasingly plump on the tongue (a good decanting will bring out an even more polished, almost velvety palate feel); then, gentle and delicately flavorful on the finish. Right sophisticated stuff at a very reasonable price.

$22.50 the bottle  $114.78 the case of 6



2016 Château Croix de Mai Médoc

2016 Château Croix de Mai Médoc

Produce of 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec and Petit Verdot vines averaging 55 years in age and grown on gravel soils over limestone near the town of Bégadan north of Lesparre on the Médoc peninsula. Deep ruby at center to garnet at edges in color; classic, if ripe, claret aromas of fleshy berry and graphite with a hint of toasted baguette after some aeration; velvety in texture, engaging on the palate with a certain potency and vigor, then gently structured with ripe polished tannins that hold it all together and long on the finish. Impressive effort from the far reaches of the northern Médoc.

$19.99 the bottle  $203.88 the case



2016 Bordeaux Rouge Instant Bécot

2016 Bordeaux Rouge Instant Bécot

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 typical Merlot flavors long on the finish. Brilliant value in high quality everyday red Bordeaux.

$11.99 the bottle  $61.14 the case of six


All bottles are 750ml in size and all cases are of 12/750ml bottles unless otherwise indicated. All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale.


More Red Bordeaux

Pack Size Vintage Producer Key Producer Description Bottle
6 750 2016 Becot, Famille Famille Bécot Bordeaux Instant Bécot $11.99
12 750 2018 Benauge, Château de Château de Benauge Bordeaux Supérieur Cuvée des Seigneurs $7.99
12 750 2016 Chapelle d'Aliénor, Château Château Chapelle d'Aliénor Bordeaux Supérieur $13.75
12 750 2017 Tanesse, Château Château Tanesse Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux $13.75
12 750 2008 Haut-Bailly, Château Château Haut-Bailly Graves Pessac-Léognan $150.00
12 750 2014 Mission Haut-Brion, Château La Château La Mission Haut-Brion Graves Pessac-Léognan $287.50
6 750 2016 Sénéjac, Château Château Sénéjac Haut-Médoc $22.50
6 750 2016 Ormeau Chevalier, Château Grand Château Grand Ormeau Chevalier Lalande de Pomerol $17.50
12 750 2016 Fourcas-Dupré, Château Château Fourcas-Dupré Listrac-Médoc $22.50
12 750 2016 Fourcas-Hosten, Château Château Fourcas-Hosten Listrac-Médoc $24.99
12 750 2012 Palmer, Chateau Château Palmer Margaux $325.00
12 750 2016 Roquegrave, Château Château Roquegrave Médoc $11.99
6 750 2016 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Château Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac $112.50
6 750 2016 Pontet-Canet, Château Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac $195.00
6 750 2015 Pontet-Canet, Château Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac $167.50
6 750 2014 Pontet-Canet, Château Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac $132.50
1 750   Pontet-Canet, Château Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Vertical Selection (6 bottles, 2 bottles each: 2006, 2008, 2009) $1200.00
1 750   Pontet-Canet, Château Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Vertical Selection (12 bottles, 3 bottles each: 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012) $2100.00
6 750 2012 Trotanoy, Château Château Trotanoy Pomerol $400.00
6 750 2018 Roc de Bécot, Château Château Roc de Bécot Puisseguin Saint-Émilion $17.50
6 750 2016 Corbin, Château Château Corbin Saint-Émilion Grand Cru $50.00
6 750 2015 Corbin, Château Château Corbin Saint-Émilion Grand Cru $47.50
6 750 2015 Grace Dieu, Château La Château La Grace Dieu Saint-Émilion Grand Cru $29.99
12 750 2015 Haut Saint-Brice, Château Château Haut Saint-Brice Saint-Émilion Grand Cru $22.50
12 750 2016 Bellefont-Belcier, Château Château Bellefont-Belcier Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé $62.50
12 750 2015 Côte de Baleau, Château Château Côte de Baleau Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé $35.00
12 750 2015 Murailles, Château les Grandes Château les Grandes Murailles Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé $65.00
6 750 2016 Quinault l'Enclos, Château Château Quinault l'Enclos Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé $47.50
6 750 2016 Belair-Monange, Château Château Belair-Monange Saint-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé $225.00
6 750 2015 Belair-Monange, Château Château Belair-Monange Saint-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé $187.50
6 750 2014 Belair-Monange, Château Château Belair-Monange Saint-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé $147.50
6 750 2012 Belair-Monange, Château Château Belair-Monange Saint-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé $150.00
12 750 2010 Calon Ségur, Château de Château Calon Ségur Saint-Estèphe $187.50
12 750 2009 Calon Ségur, Château de Château Calon Ségur Saint-Estèphe $187.50
1 1500 2008 Calon Ségur, Château de Château Calon Ségur Saint-Estèphe $350.00
12 750 2008 Calon Ségur, Château de Château Calon Ségur Saint-Estèphe $167.50
6 750 2000 Calon Ségur, Château de Château Calon Ségur Saint-Estèphe $200.00
6 750 2016 Cos d'Estournel, Château de Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estèphe $225.00
6 750 2015 Cos d'Estournel, Château de Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estèphe $242.50
12 750 2016 Macquin, Château Château Macquin Saint-Georges-Saint-Émilion $14.99
12 750 2018 Corbin, Château Saint-André Château Saint-André Corbin Saint-Georges-Saint-Émilion $19.99
12 750 2016 Saint-Georges, Château Château Saint-Georges Saint-Georges Saint-Émilion $29.99
12 750 2015 Saint-Georges, Château Château Saint-Georges Saint-Georges Saint-Émilion $15.75
12 750 2016 Beychevelle, Château Château Beychevelle Saint-Julien $117.50
12 750 2016 Branaire-Ducru, Château Château Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien $87.50
12 750 2016 Gruaud-Larose, Château Château Gruaud-Larose Saint-Julien $100.00
12 750 2016 Lalande-Borie, Château Château Lalande-Borie Saint-Julien $47.50
12 750 2016 Langoa Barton, Château Château Langoa Barton Saint-Julien $70.00
12 750 2016 Talbot, Château Château Talbot Saint-Julien $80.00

All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale.


Vins Blancs Sec de Bordeaux

Pack Size Vintage Producer Key Producer Description Bottle
12 750 2019 Ducasse, Château Château Ducasse Bordeaux Blanc $18.75
12 750 2019 Haut-Rian, Château Château Haut-Rian Bordeaux Blanc $11.99
12 750 2019 Marjosse, Château Château Marjosse Bordeaux Blanc $14.99
6 750 2017 Yquem, Château d' Château d'Yquem Bordeaux Blanc Y de Château d'Yquem $175.00
6 750 2016 Yquem, Château d' Château d'Yquem Bordeaux Blanc Y de Château d'Yquem $187.50
12 750 2019 Graville-Lacoste, Château Château Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc $18.75
12 750 2016 Carbonnieux, Château Château Carbonnieux Graves Pessac-Léognan Blanc $45.00
6 750 2016 Fieuzal, Château de Château de Fieuzal Graves Pessac-Léognan Blanc $65.00
12 750 2016 Smith Haut Lafitte, Château Château Smith Haut Lafitte Graves Pessac-Léognan Blanc $137.50

All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale.


Vins Blancs Doux de Bordeaux

Pack Size Vintage Producer Key Producer Description Bottle
12 750 2016 Coutet à Barsac, Château Château Coutet à Barsac Barsac Sauternes $50.00
6 750 2014 Coutet à Barsac, Château Château Coutet à Barsac Barsac Sauternes $50.00
6 750 2015 Climens, Château Château Climens Barsac Sauternes 1er Cru $95.00
12 750 2016 Climens, Château Château Climens Sauternes $92.50
12 375 2015 Climens, Château Château Climens Sauternes $50.00
12 375 2016 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Château Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes $35.00
12 750 2015 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Château Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes $70.00
12 375 2016 Yquem, Château d' Château d'Yquem Sauternes $225.00

All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale.

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