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

 
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2015 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac   2017 Le G de Guiraud Bordeaux Blanc Sec   2015 Château Chapelle d'Aliénor Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge   2016 Château Marjosse Bordeaux Rouge   2016 Château Marjosse Bordeaux Blanc  
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2015 Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac

Proprietor Alfred Tesseron and winemaker Jean-Michel Comme produced an absolutely stellar Pontet-Canet in 2015. Sumptuous, racy and totally inviting, the 2015 is all class. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, spice and exotic floral notes build as the 2015 shows off its alluring personality. Even with all of its raciness, the 2015 speaks with authority and power. Fine tannins extend the persistent, highly nuanced finish. The 2015 is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot aged 50% new oak, 4% in terra cotta and 15% in neutral oak. Tasted three times. Rated 97+. - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com February, 2018

$137.50 the bottle $701.28 the case of 6

2017 Le G de Guiraud Bordeaux Blanc Sec

The world seems decidedly less sweet a place to inhabit right now. And sweet wine is suffering in the marketplace, too. So, necessity being the mother of invention, here's a little something, if not completely different, certainly far more prevalent than in days gone by: dry white wine from Sauternes, from about half each certified organically farmed Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon vines an average of 35 years old and planted to sandy gravel and clay gravel soils of Sauternes to the southeast of the city of Bordeaux. Lovely yellow gold in color with characteristic waxy Bordelais blanc aromas suggestive of fresh ripe melon, fig, rain-moistened stone and, with air, citrus blossom; oh this is a tactile wine, gently glycerol, rounded, cushy, satisfying, but with nerve and spine and underpinning enough to keep fresh melon, citrus and stone-tinged flavors moving along, even skipping along fresh and vital and long on the finish. Delightful. And of a formidable quality at so small a price.

$17.50 the bottle  $89.28 the case of 6

2015 Château Chapelle d'Aliénor Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge

Produce of 74% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon fruit grown in vineyards over the hills near Saint-Emilion. The property has been owned since 2001 by la famille Malet-Roquefort of Château La Gaffelière (Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé). The wine is a head-turner: lovely ruby to garnet in color at the edges, aromas reveal the ripeness of the sun-drenched 2015 vintage, but with complexing notes of shaved dark chocolate, toasted baguette, spiced plum and a hint of good winegrowing earth; rounded and polished on the palate with gentle intensity of flavors that ring true to the promise of the aromas with ripe round tannins lending a freshness, mouthwateringness and supple gentle energy that so invite another pull.

$13.75 the bottle $140.28 the case

2016 Château Marjosse Bordeaux Rouge

The 2016 Marjosse is an absolutely gorgeous, everyday wine from Pierre Lurton's home estate. Tobacco, cedar, mint and dried flowers add an attractive savory quality to this delicious, affordable, no-frills Bordeaux. Drink 2018-2023. Rated 88. - Antonio Galloni, vinousmedia.com January, 2019

$14.99 the bottle  $152.88 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. Rated 89. - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April, 2017

$13.75 the bottle  $140.28 the case

2017 Le G de Guiraud Bordeaux Blanc Sec

The world seems decidedly less sweet a place to inhabit right now. And sweet wine is suffering in the marketplace, too. So, necessity being the mother of invention, here's a little something, if not completely different, certainly far more prevalent than in days gone by: dry white wine from Sauternes, from about half each certified organically farmed Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon vines an average of 35 years old and planted to sandy gravel and clay gravel soils of Sauternes to the southeast of the city of Bordeaux. Lovely yellow gold in color with characteristic waxy Bordelais blanc aromas suggestive of fresh ripe melon, fig, rain-moistened stone and, with air, citrus blossom; oh this is a tactile wine, gently glycerol, rounded, cushy, satisfying, but with nerve and spine and underpinning enough to keep fresh melon, citrus and stone-tinged flavors moving along, even skipping along fresh and vital and long on the finish. Delightful. And of a formidable quality at so small a price.

$17.50 the bottle  $89.28 the case of 6

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

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