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2008 Château Magdelaine Saint-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé   2014 Château Carbonnieux Graves Pessac‑Léognan   2016 Château Marjosse Bordeaux Blanc  
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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

$125.00 the bottle  $1275.00 the case
$250.00 the 1.5-litre magnum bottle  $1275.00 the case of 6

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

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

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