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

 
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2015 Clos des Jacobins Saint-Émilion Grand Cru   2015 Château Meyney Saint-Estèphe   2015 Château Carbonnieux Graves Pessac-Léognan Blanc   2015 Château de Chantegrive Graves Rouge   2015 Château Puygueraud Francs Côtes de Bordeaux   2015 Château Amour Médoc   2015 Château Marjosse Bordeaux Rouge  
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2015 Clos des Jacobins Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

The 2015 Clos des Jacobins is pliant, supple and engaging. Plush fruit and soft, silky tannins add to an impression of total sophistication. Cedar, tobacco, menthol, black cherry and plum fruit all flesh out in a racy, inviting Saint-Émilion that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Tasted two times. Drink 2020-2035. Rated 91. - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com February, 2018

$40.00 the bottle $408.00 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 de Chantegrive Graves Rouge

Produce of about half each Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from vineyards southeast of the city of Bordeaux on the left bank of the Garonne river and planted to shallow well-drained soils of gravel and coarse sand mixed with silt and resting on a layer of clay and limestone subsoil, . Dense ruby in color with forward fruit-driven aromas suggestive of black raspberry, dried cherries, violets, toasted barrel and spice, then nuance of vineyard floor following summer rainfall; polished and plush on entry, then full and potent, almost velvety in texture, and holding its shape with structure of fine-grained tannins that keeps the fullness in check. Superb value!

$19.99 the bottle $203.88 the case

2015 Domaine Clarence Dillon Saint-Émilion de Quintus

Le Saint-Emilion de Quintus is grown on the same soil and terroir as Château Quintus and Le Dragon de Quintus and receives the same care. The vineyard covers 28 hectares with vines having reached an average age of 30 years.

$27.50 the bottle  $140.28 the case

2015 Château Puygueraud Francs Côtes de Bordeaux

The 2015 Puygueraud is a plump, delicious wine. Dark cherry, plum, new leather and chocolate are nicely pushed forward in this succulent, racy Merlot-based red. Silky tannins, a host of floral/savory aromatics and plush fruit add to the wine's appeal. The blend is 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec. Tasted two times. Drink 2018-2022. Rated 88. - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February, 2018

$19.99 the bottle  $203.88 the case

2015 Château Amour Médoc

No, this isn't just a come on. Château Amour is really a thing. Located on the gravelly slopes of Civrac-en-Médoc northwest of the town of Lesparre in the far northern part of the presqu’île that is the Médoc, the 26 hectares of vineyards of Château Amour are planted to well-drained gravel and clay-limestone soils to about equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines and benefit both from the stabilizing influence of the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Gironde river estuary to the east. Classic, if discreet, claret aromas suggesting a mélange of dried berry fruits and dark cherry along with hints of graphite and fresh roasted coffee bean; poised and polished on entry, the wine broadens out nicely on the tongue to an elegant medium in body; subtle and delicately flavorful with fine dusty tannins keeping things fresh to the gently flavorful finish.

$17.50 the bottle $178.56 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

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