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The vintage of 2016 is certainly a very fine vintage in Bordeaux. Our tastings of barrel samples of the wines at the en primeur tastings in the spring of 2017 in Bordeaux indicated deeply colored, amply-bodied to sturdy, richly-textured wines capable of aging mid to long-term. The finished wines in bottle have since been praised further and more highly still (note Antonio Galloni's comments just below).

The bottled 2016s capture every bit of the potential I sensed when I started tasting the wines from barrel, prior to en primeur, in January 2017. I found many 2016s to be even better from bottle than they were during the spring futures campaign. The best 2016s are powerful, richly layered, vibrant and stunningly beautiful, not to mention incredibly delicious and alluring. For so many wines and estates, 2016 is an epic vintage. - Antonio Galloni, 2016 Bordeaux…It's All In The Bottle, vinous.com January 18, 2019

We are offering from among the best wines and best values we encountered en primeur, with a focus on wines from Saint‑Julien, and other of our favorites from Saint-Émilion, Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe and other communes in the Médoc. The wines are arriving here now and within the next few weeks. Please just give us a call at (512) 499-0512 or send us an e-Mail message with questions, comments, orders.


Pre-Arrival Offering of 2016 Vintage Bordeaux

Pack Size Vintage Producer Description Case
12 750 2016 Château d'Armailhac Pauillac $637.56
12 750 2016 Château Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien $765.00
6 750 2016 Château Calon Ségur Saint-Estèphe $765.00
12 750 2016 Château Cantemerle Haut-Médoc $433.56
12 750 2016 Château de Chantegrive Cuvée Caroline (Blanc) Pessac-Léognan $254.88
12 750 2016 Château de Chantegrive (Rouge) Pessac-Léognan $203.88
12 750 2016 Blanc de Chasse-Spleen Bordeaux $267.72
12 750 2016 Château Chasse-Spleen Moulis-en-Médoc $433.56
12 750 2016 Domaine de Chevalier (Blanc) Pessac-Léognan $1351.56
12 750 2016 Domaine de Chevalier (Rouge) Pessac-Léognan $1020.00
12 750 2016 Château Citran Haut-Médoc $229.56
12 750 2016 Château Climens Sauternes $943.56
12 750 2016 Château Cos d'Estournel Saint-Estèphe $2295.00
12 750 2016 Château Coufran Haut-Médoc $229.56
12 750 2016 Château Coutet Barsac $510.00
12 750 2016 Château La Fleur de Boüard Lalande de Pomerol $382.56
12 750 2016 Château Le Plus de La Fleur de Boüard Lalande de Pomerol $1351.56
12 750 2016 Château Fourcas-Hosten Listrac-Médoc $254.88
12 750 2016 Château La Gaffelière Saint-Émilion $892.56
12 750 2016 Château Giscours Margaux $867.00
6 750 2016 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac $573.78
12 750 2016 Château Gruaud-Larose Saint-Julien $1020.00
12 750 2016 Château Guiraud Sauternes $586.56
12 750 2016 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes $688.56
12 750 2016 Château La Lagune Haut-Médoc $688.56
6 750 2016 Château Lagrange Saint-Julien $344.28
12 750 2016 Château Lanessan Haut-Médoc $203.88
12 750 2016 Château Marjosse (Rouge) Bordeaux $140.28
12 750 2016 Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien $765.00
12 750 2016 Château Mauvesin Barton Moulis-en-Médoc $216.72
12 750 2016 Château Meyney Saint-Estèphe $408.00
12 750 2016 Château Montrose Saint-Estèphe $1912.56
12 750 2016 Alter Ego de Château Palmer Margaux $943.56
12 750 2016 Château Palmer Margaux $4590.00
6 750 2016 Château Rauzan-Ségla Margaux $573.78
12 750 2016 Château Sanctus Saint-Émilion $331.56
12 750 2016 Château Sénéjac Haut-Médoc $203.88
12 750 2016 Château Siran Margaux $408.00
12 750 2016 Château Talbot Saint-Julien $816.00
12 750 2016 Château La Tour Figeac Saint-Émilion $561.00
12 750 2016 Château Tour Saint-Christophe Saint-Émilion $331.56

Quantities may be limited. All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale. Wines expected to ship in the spring of 2019.

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