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2019 Bordeaux Pre-Arrival

What a time to be releasing Bordeaux futures! And it's not just the current COVID-19 upheaval, the major markets for Bordeaux have perhaps greater challenges with continued unrest in Hong Kong, Brexit in the UK, and additional tariffs for imported wine in the US. However, initial reports and offerings show the Bordelais may just get this campaign right with pricing. Couple this with the outstanding quality of the vintage and this is shaping up as the year to buy.

"the wines I have tasted so far from 2019 seem good to excellent and comparable in quality to 2018, 2016 and 2015 – all excellent vintages." - James Suckling

And 2019 is certainly another excellent year in Bordeaux. Not only is quality uniform and homogenous, the wines are classic in style with bright fruit and well balanced acidity and tannins. Alcohol levels are more moderate than other top years, while the wines still have notable intensity. James Suckling sums it up "comparing 2019 to the great 2010 vintage but without the austerity and intensity. Some say 2019 is close to the excellent 2016 vintage but with perhaps slightly less tannin concentration." Likewise veteran consultant Michel Rolland says "The wines of 2019 compared to 2018 are a little like how 2016 was to 2015 and 2010 was to 2009”.

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    2019 Chateau Trotte Vieille Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $155. 00 Bottle
    $1860.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2019 TrotteVieille is rich and explosive in the glass. A whole range of intense floral notes appears first, followed by inky dark fruit, espresso, licorice, new leather and cedar overtones that open up over time. A wine of power and stature, the 2019 is drop-dead gorgeous. There is so much complexity to the 2019 that it is hard to move on in this tasting. In a word: dazzling.
    94-96 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Trotte Vieille has a ripe black cherry, raspberry preserve and iodine-scented bouquet that becomes floral with continued aeration. This is an exuberant nose that displays impressive purity. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit laced with black pepper and a pinch of sea salt, very cohesive and demonstrating fine grip on the finish. This is a classy offering from a much improved Saint-Émilion, especially in terms of the detail on the finish. Excellent. Tasted from bottle and half-bottle.
    93-95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    A really classy, beautiful red with seduction and force at the finish. Aromas and flavors of currants, wet earth and truffles, as well as mushrooms. Full bodied, tight and tannic. Toned and steely. A new, traditional style. 49% cabernet franc, 48% merlot and 3% cabernet sauvignon.
    96-97 points
    James Suckling

    Blackberry, raspberry and cappuccino-laced liquorice notes on the attack. As ever with Trotte Vieille there is clear and present austerity that comes through as chalky tannins and fresh acidities that scrape through the finish along slate walls adding a kick of salinity. Takes its time to open and is really one you need to sit with. As it relaxes in the glass the peony and iris floral notes become clear, showcasing the Cabernet Franc in the wine, with smoked coffee beans ensuring a gourmet edge. Good stuff.
    95 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter


    Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

    1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
    2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
    3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
    4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2022.
    5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
    6. Errors and omissions excepted.
    7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.


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    2019 Chateau Valandraud Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $285. 00 Bottle
    $3420.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Deep purple-black colored, the 2019 Valandraud sings of freshly crushed black plums, warm blackberries and black cherry coulis with nuances of lavender, cinnamon stick, clove oil and aniseed with a fragrant waft of candied violets. Full-bodied, the palate is both densely laden with concentrated black fruits and wonderfully refreshing, with a firm backbone of velvety tannins, finishing with lingering exotic spice sparks.
    95-97 points
    Lis Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    A regal, statuesque wine, the 2019 Valandraud dazzles from the very first taste. Deep, beautifully textured and expansive, the 2019 races across the palate with stunning energy and pure vibrancy. Dark plum, espresso, chocolate, licorice and menthol are some of the many aromas and flavors that build in the glass. A wine of notable power and explosive richness, Valandraud is truly magical in 2019.
    95-97 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Valandraud is deep purple in color. It storms out of the glass with bold black cherries, boysenberry and faint scents of violet, extremely pure and seductive, the new oak seamlessly integrated. The palate is imbued with a sorbet-like freshness on the entry. The multi-layered dark cherry and plummy fruit is underpinned by a killer line of acidity. The finish feels pixelated to the n'th degree. This is a formidable wine from Jean-Luc Thunevin and ranks amongst the very best Right Bank wines of this vintage.
    96-98 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Extremely polished and refined red with structure. It’s full-bodied, yet ever so refined and balanced. The tannins are very fine-grained. Chewy, yet energetic and precise. Tight and integrated at the end.
    97-98 points
    James Suckling

    The grand vin 2019 Château Valandraud knocks it out of the park, and this more elegant vintage plays to this cuvée's strengths, giving it beautiful purity and balance paired with its natural richness and depth. Deeply hued with stunning notes of crème de cassis, toasted spices, incense, violets, and orange blossom, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a plush, sexy texture, awesome tannins, and a monster of a finish. Despite being a rich, powerful wine, it's flawlessly balanced and just classic Saint-Emilion. It's going to keep for 25-30 years.
    96-98 points
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Right from the first nose you get deep, richly textured plum fruit, with nuances of chocolate shavings and baked earth. Pencil lead through the mid palate combines the restrained tug of limestone with the confidence of a wine that knows how to make an impression. This is great stuff, really well controlled, carefully but still exuberantly extracted, and one that you would be extremely happy to own. This is the last year in the old winery, with the fancy new one built into the St Emilion hillside, opening as of 2020. A yield of 40hl/ha. 100% new oak.
    97 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter


    Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

    1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
    2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
    3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
    4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2022.
    5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
    6. Errors and omissions excepted.
    7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.


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    2019 Clos du Marquis Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Julien, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $105. 00 Bottle
    $1260.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2019 Clos du Marquis is composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 23% Merlot, harvested between the 21st of September and 9th of October. It is aging in French oak barriques, 50% new. The alcohol is 14.1% with a pH of 3.62 and an IPT of 79. Displaying a deep purple-black color, the nose is a little reticent to begin, but with just a little coaxing, it soon opens out to show off impressively flamboyant notes of blackberry preserves, baked plums and blackcurrant pastilles with suggestions of cinnamon toast, Darjeeling tea, licorice and camphor plus a hint of wilted roses. Medium to full-bodied, the palate layers in all of these exciting mineral sparks with with the energetic, fresh black fruits, supported by rock-solid, ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and earthy. This a very polished and sophisticated Clos du Marquis!
    93-95 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 Clos du Marquis is a bold, luscious Saint-Julien with plenty of up-front appeal to match its mid-weight structure. Blackberry jam, chocolate, licorice, dark, spice and lavender add to a feeling of darkness. This easygoing Saint-Julien offers plenty of immediacy. The tannins are present, but they are also nicely enrobed by the fruit.
    91-93 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Clos du Marquis was picked from 21 September to 9 October and matured in 50% new oak. It has a deep and quite penetrating bouquet: blackberry, hoisin intermingling with cedar and light pencil shaving scents. It becomes noticeably richer with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins that frame the vivid blackberry and wild strawberry fruit laced with orange sorbet. There is a citric freshness towards the end of this accomplished Clos du Marquis. Excellent.
    93-95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    So bright and vivid with crushed blackcurrants, blackberries and some tar. Full-bodied and focused with lots of fruit, yet the tannins are tight and polished. Sweet tobacco and fresh mushrooms. 70% cabernet sauvignon, 23% merlot and 7% cabernet franc.
    94-95 points
    James Suckling

    With a dark color, the wine hits you with cassis, flowers, tobacco, forest floor and herbal notes in the perfume. The wine is medium/full-bodied, with a big, juicy gulp of blackberry, red pit fruit, spice and herbs. The wine is long, sweet and vibrant with length and a focus on its purity in the finish. The wine blends 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.1% alcohol.
    92-94 points
    Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider


    Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

    1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
    2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
    3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
    4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2022.
    5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
    6. Errors and omissions excepted.
    7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.


    • Nick's Import
    2019 Dame de Montrose Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $81. 99 Bottle
    $983.88 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot. Barrel sample.
    Cabernet expression particularly marked, especially on the palate. Dark fruit with a savoury edge on the nose, the palate lively and lifted with fresher flavours. Dark fruit again with a minerally edge. Firm, dry finish.
    17/20 points
    James Lawther MW - jancisrobinson.com


    Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

    1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
    2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
    3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
    4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2022.
    5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
    6. Errors and omissions excepted.
    7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.


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    2019 Domaine de Chevalier Pre-Arrival Offer
    Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $125. 00 Bottle
    $1500.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Situated in the Graves, Domaine de Chevalier have 65 hectares under vine planted to 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc for the red wine, and 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon for the white.

    Other Reviews....
    Composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the 2019 Domaine de Chevalier was harvested from the 23rd of September to the 13th of October. The alcohol weighed in at a modest 13%. It is aging in French oak barrels, 35% new, for around 18 months. Deep garnet-purple in color, it shoots from the glass with vibrant, intense scents of warm blueberries, blackberry preserves and fresh blackcurrants plus hints of spice box, violets, crushed rocks and pencil lead with a hint of menthol. The medium-bodied palate gives an appearance of weight from its sheer energy, offering bags of fresh, crunchy berry layers and a solid backbone of firm, grainy tannins, finishing long and pure.
    94-96+ points
    Lisa Perrotti- Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 Domaine de Chevalier has the potential to be one of the wines of the vintage. Regal and soaring in the glass, with tremendous intensity, the 2019 is pure magic. An exotic mélange of ripe red plum, gravel, spice, cured meats and incense develops with time in the glass. Effortless and wonderfully nuanced, the 2019 is a fabulous wine in the making. Don't miss it.
    95-97 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Domaine de Chevalier was harvested between 23 September and 12 October, underwent a triple sorting and a 30 day maceration before maturation in 35% new oak. It needs gentle coaxing in the glass, eventually offering broody blackberry, sous-bois, cedar and light brine scents that are certainly more cerebral than some of its peers. The palate is medium-bodied on the entry with crisp tannins, slightly chalky in texture, fresh and mineral. It is very complex towards the finish with blackberry, sea salt and mineral notes, completing an intellectual Domaine de Chevalier with long ageing potential.
    94-96 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    The chocolate, walnut, dark-fruit and stone character is attractive. It’s full-bodied and very tight and linear with chewy yet polished tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Lots of intensity and complexity here, as always.
    96-97 points
    James Suckling

    Reminding me of the 2016, the 2019 Domaine De Chevalier checks in as 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot that was brought up in 35% new French oak. Its vivid purple color is followed by a classy bouquet of crème de cassis, damp earth, tobacco leaf, and spring flowers. With medium to full-bodied richness, stunning purity of fruit, silky tannins, and a good spice of acidity, this beautiful, classic, quintessential Chevalier will need 5-7 years of bottle age yet keep for 4-5 decades in cold cellars. Tasted twice.
    96-98+ points
    Jeb Dunnuck

    A lovely Chevalier, with rich tannins, juicy cassis and bilberry fruit, sage and pepper spice and a slate finish. Similar in style to warm but well-built years like 2000. Not the power of 2016 but this is an excellent wine, with lots to enjoy. Harvest finished October 12.
    95 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter


    Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

    1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
    2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
    3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
    4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2022.
    5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
    6. Errors and omissions excepted.
    7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.


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    2019 Lacoste Borie Pre-Arrival Offer
    Pauillac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $54. 99 Bottle
    $659.88 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2019 Lacoste-Borie has a really quite gorgeous bouquet with blackberry and freshly picked raspberry while subtle floral scents emerge with time. The oak is neatly integrated here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and well judged acidity. Hints of graphite give away its Pauillac origins towards the finish. This is a well-crafted Lacoste-Borie that is approachable yet has the substance to age. Very fine.
    91-93 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Some traces of the warmth of summer here in that fruits are brambly with traces of fig and just a little soft on the finish. It's still a great quality Pauillac and one that will deliver this well-loved 2nd wine's signature success, but I'd pick the 2018 or 2016 as more representative of what it can do at its best.
    91 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

    Pepper, flowers and red fruits open the wine before finding the soft, medium-bodied, fresh, sweet red berries on the palate and in the refined, spicy finish. Enjoy this while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. It will offer pleasure early.
    89-91 points
    Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider


    Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

    1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
    2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
    3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
    4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2022.
    5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
    6. Errors and omissions excepted.
    7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.


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    2019 Les Carruades de Lafite Pre-Arrival Offer
    Pauillac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $460. 00 Bottle
    $5520.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2019 Carruades de Lafite is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, harvested from the 19th of September to the 7th of October. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it comes skipping out of the glass with bright, fresh notions of wild blueberries, ripe plums and redcurrant jelly plus hints of cinnamon stick, cumin seed, oolong tea and violets with a waft of black olives. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers loads of rich, ripe, spicy flavors with a soft texture of nicely rounded tannins and with the freshness in the background, finishing on a lingering allspice note. In a word: Yum!
    92-94 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 Carruades de Lafite is sexy, open knit and wonderfully inviting, with all of the seductiveness of the vintage on display. Ripe red cherry, red plum, rose petal, mint and spice are lifted by the savory intensity of the Cabernets, which at 73% are the highest ever for Carruades.
    Technical Director Eric Kohler describes 2019 as an easier vintage than 2018, a year that saw quite a bit of disease pressure and extremes of temperature. Kohler added that while 2019 was hot, it was consistently hot, and therefore the vines adapted to the conditions as opposed to being shocked by sudden changes. Yields were a very classic 36-40 hectoliters per hectare, depending on the property. Cuvaison was about three weeks, with gentle extractions. As always one of the signatures at Lafite is the use of a portion of press lots in the final blends.
    92-94 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Carruades de Lafite was picked right up until 7 October in order to obtain the fleshiness from the Merlots, which represent 27% of the blend, much lower than previous years. It is raised in 30% new oak. This is certainly a fuller and more complete bouquet than I have discerned in previous Carruades with ample red berry fruit, sous-bois and light sea spray aromas - more refined and detailed than expected. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins that impart a creamy texture. This is a luxuriant Deuxième Vin from Lafite-Rothschild, more sensual with vivid red cherries and cranberry fruit laced with white pepper towards the finish, then a tang of graphite that lingers on the aftertaste. Best Carruades ever? Probably.
    91-93 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    The purity of fruit is so enticing here with strawberries, flowers, lavender and currants. Black earth, too. Some stone and cement. It’s full-bodied with firm, fine tannins. It shows so much cabernet sauvignon character. It’s 68% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot and the rest cabernet franc.
    95-96 points
    James Suckling

    The second wine of the estate, the 2019 Carruades De Lafite offers a beautiful, Lafite-like bouquet of crème de cassis, cedar pencil, tobacco, and new leather. Gorgeously complex, medium to full-bodied, with silky tannins, and a great finish, it's a brilliant wine that would certainly do just fine in a blind lineup of Lafite. The blend is 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc.
    94-96 points
    Jeb Dunnuck

    As with the Duhart, this is very Pauillac, with pencil lead and cedar notes, and the highest amount of Cabernet Sauvignon in Carruades to date. Subdued on the nose, but it opens up with a lovely floral character. It starts off with frank, autumnal fruit on the attack, majoring on brambly plum, with tannins that build up through the palate and do their job of tugging things back, putting on the brakes. A little more straight laced than the 2018, but one that you would be more than happy to own and to share. Has the drinkability that Lafite prides itself on.
    93 points
    Janes Anson - Decanter


    Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

    1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
    2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
    3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
    4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2022.
    5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
    6. Errors and omissions excepted.
    7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.


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    2019 Pavillon Rouge de Chateau Margaux Pre-Arrival Offer
    Margaux, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $380. 00 Bottle
    $4560.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2019 Pavillon Rouge is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, accounting for 47% of the crop. The alcohol came in at 14.2%, the IPT was 75, and the pH was 3.66. Deep garnet-purple in color, it begins a little closed and broody, soon unfurling to offer notes of tar, black licorice, cracked peppercorns and woodsmoke over a core of Morello cherries, boysenberries and warm cassis plus an earthy touch of forest floor. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant, refreshing and wonderfully refined, with beautifully ripe, plush tannins and impressive freshness lifting the black fruit and earthy layers with a long finish. It should age beautifully!
    92-94+ points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    A gorgeous wine, the 2019 Pavillon Rouge represents 27% of the crop. All of the radiance of the year is on display. Super-ripe red cherry, red plum, spice, cedar and new leather are all kicked up a few notches, with silky tannins that wrap it all together. Even with all of its obvious richness, the 2019 possesses notable energy as well as freshness.
    92-94 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Pavillon Rouge is definitely one sample that repays aeration, initially very tight and unresponsive. It then begins to unfurl, revealing introverted black fruit laced with sea spray and light Japanese nori scents. It is well defined and detailed, yet never becomes as expressive as some of its peers. The palate is very well balanced with very fine tannins. This is clearly more "open for business" and what I really admire is that tang of salinity towards the finish, almost as if compensating for the bashful aromatics. Very fine, though it will require four or five years in bottle.
    91-93 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Succulent and gorgeous with such supple tannins, yet it’s full bodied and very rich. It’s very savory, too. Dense, yet polished on the palate, showing fresh, minerally and salty notes. You want to drink it already. 27% of the crop and a blend of 76% cabernet sauvignon and 19% merlot, the rest petit verdot and cabernet franc.
    96-97 points
    James Suckling

    Starting with the second wine of this great estate, the 2019 Château Margaux Pavillon Rouge reveals a saturated purple color as well as young, unevolved notes of blue and black fruits, unsmoked tobacco, chocolate, and spring flowers. It has a wonderful freshness and purity yet is still a rich, powerful wine. Full-bodied, concentrated yet seamless, it's an incredible second wine and possibly the finest Pavillon Rouge I've tasted.
    94-96 points
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Packed with spice and fruit on the nose, this grips you and lifts off. A great mid palate with juicy, enrobed tannins and seductive fleshy fruit in the mouth. Makes you smile, enticingly creamy and yet with sappy slate on the finish. One of the best Pavillon Rouge for years. 27% of overall production in Pavillon. 2% Cabernet Franc completes the blend. A yield of 47hl/ha, (compared to 30hl/ha last year). Tannin index of 75 IPT so higher than 2009, 2010, 2016 (only 2018 higher).
    94 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

    Flowers, cherries and plums are the first things you notice before you get into all that silky, elegant, refined layers of ripe red, sweet, lifted fruits. Medium-bodied, elegant, luscious and fresh, this is a gorgeous Pavillon Rouge that is a scaled-down version of Chateau Margaux. The wine blends 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.2% alcohol.
    93-95 points
    Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider


    Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

    1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
    2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
    3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
    4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2022.
    5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
    6. Errors and omissions excepted.
    7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.


    2019 Petrus Pre-Arrival Offer
    Pomerol, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $4999. 00 Bottle
    $59988.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    No surprise that the sticky clay of Petrus has withstood the heat, keeping freshness and form. High aromatics, lush and open at first, with iris flowers, followed by plum, raspberry and blackberry fruits. High tannic mass compared to 2018 that you feel only through an undertow that anchors the fruit downwards. Evolves from red and blue fruits to black, as the tannins show their muscles, which were sleek at first and then build, flexing alongside cocoa, chocolate, liquorice root and smoke. Shows the capacity that clay has to bring power and concentration to the tannins - they measure the weight of tannins at this estate and found almost twice as many as in 2018, meaning they needed shorter and softer extraction to ensure no overload. This surprises you, changing in character as it moves through the palate, becoming darker and more serious where at first it was fruit and flowers. Brilliant. Drinking Window 2029 - 2050.
    98 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

    Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

    1. There is no minimum order unless stated.

    2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.

    3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.

    4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2022.

    5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.

    6. Errors and omissions excepted.

    7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.

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    2019 Reserve de Pichon Comtesse Pre-Arrival Offer
    Pauillac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $84. 99 Bottle
    $1019.88 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Reserve de la Comtesse hits the ground running with aromas of warm black and red plums, stewed cherries and mulberries wafting out of the glass plus hints of spice cake, violets, bouquet garni and Ceylon tea. The medium to full-bodied palate appears a bit weightier than the grand vin, with more open-knit, richer fruit at this youthful stage, delivering a plush texture and plenty of freshness, finishing with lingering notes of plum preserves.
    92-94 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    Réserve de la Comtesse is especially fine in 2019. Wonderfully dark, fleshy and inviting, the Réserve is just striking today. A rush of dark red/purplish fruit builds effortlessly in the glass. More than anything else, the Réserve impresses for its sensual, inviting personality. It is an ideal second wine that is approachable and avoids being excessively serious, as some recent editions have been.
    91-93 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Réserve de la Comtesse is conspicuously deep in colour. The bouquet takes time to unfurl with exceedingly pure blackberry, raspberry and cassis aromas, the oak seamlessly integrated. The palate is very well balanced with fresh acidity, fine grain tannins, a touch of salinity developing towards the finish that has more grip than previous vintages. Superb.
    92-94 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    This is a very solid second wine of Pichon Lalande with blackberry, blueberry and sweet, dried-tobacco character. It’s full-bodied, chewy and polished.
    93-94 points
    James Suckling


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    2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
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    2019 Vieux Chateau Certan Pre-Arrival Offer
    Pomerol, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $520. 00 Bottle
    $6240.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Vieux Chateau Certan is regarded as one of the finest estates in Pomerol, and given their neighbours include Petrus, Lafleur, Certan de May, and l’Evangile, this is no surprise. Much of the vineyard is planted on the clay and gravel plateau of Pomerol, with the mix of grapes being 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

    Other Reviews....
    Very deep purple-black in color, the 2019 Vieux Château Certan slowly opens out to reveal a heart-stopping perfume of red roses, kirsch, black raspberries, violets and star anise over a powerful core of plum preserves, blueberry pie and boysenberries plus hints of cardamom, sandalwood and Ceylon tea. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is achingly graceful, featuring tightly wound layers of crunchy blue and black fruits with tannins so ripe and finely grained, you really have to look for them. The acidity here is absolutely seamless, and the finish explodes into an array of mineral sparks. Be prepared to fall head over heals for this one.
    97-100 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 Vieux Château Certan is a heady, rich wine that captures all of the exoticism of the year. Crème de cassis, graphite, crushed rocks, lavender and spice are some of the many aromas and flavors that run through the 2019. This is an especially ripe, unctuous style for VCC. It will be interesting to see what aging brings, as there is plenty of grip and structure underneath a core of dense fruit that remains remarkably primary.
    95-97 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Vieux Château Certan is deep in colour. It has a fabulous, very intense nose that explodes from the glass with billowing scents of black cherries, freshly shaved black truffles, raspberry and light rose petal aromas. The palate is so sensual and seductive on the entry, its creamy texture irresistible and completely disguising the structure underneath. Interestingly this VCC really comes into its own after 12-hours of opening, revealing more quintessential Pomerol characteristics and more grip on the finish. Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont fashioned a brilliant follow-up to the glorious 2018.
    96-98 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    The nose is so beautiful, offering dried flowers, white pepper and other spices. Yet,there’s also bright, blue fruit. Tar, too. Love the depth of fruit here. The wine flows across the palate with so well integrated tannins. You just want to drink it. Glorious. The cabernet in this makes it almost Medoc-like. A blend of 78% merlot, 15% cabernet franc and 7% cabernet sauvignon.
    98-99 points
    James Suckling

    A wonderful wine, great depth of black fruit but extremely balanced, lace and satin. The aromatics open up almost immediately to show raspberry and redcurrant fruits. It's extremely complete; but mainly it just makes you want to enjoy it - no aggression to these tannins. 66% new oak, all the estate's Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes are here (with the 2nd wine 100% Merlot), and it surely helps give this sapidity and flavoursome savoury character. 3.75pH. A yield of 42hl/ha, so a good quantity, around the same as in 2018.
    97 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

    Flowers, black raspberry, plum liqueur, truffle, wet earth, forest floor and cherry blossoms are in the nose. Rich, intense, full-bodied, deep and velvety, the wine is loaded with dark chocolate, black cherries and the essence of dark plums. The decadent finish sticks with you for close to 60 seconds, which is a good thing, because the wine is so texturally sensual, you do not want it to end. Blending 78% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 14.5% alcohol with a pH of 3.75. Picking took place September 23 -September 27 for the old vine Merlot and October 2-October 3 for the Cabernet. The wine is aging in about 67% new, French oak barrels.
    98-100 points
    Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider


    Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

    1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
    2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
    3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
    4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2022.
    5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
    6. Errors and omissions excepted.
    7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.


Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

  1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
  2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
  3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
  4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2022.
  5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
  6. Errors and omissions excepted.
  7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.