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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”.

    • Nick's Import
    2019 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $120. 00 Bottle
    $1440.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Rich plum colour. This takes its time to open, is pretty subtle at first, but then explodes in juicy fruit. Clear salinity where you can feel the slate scrape of the limestone terroir, alongside well expressed aromatics with touches of peony flowers. Elegant and succulent. Second vintage with Jean de Cournuaud as technical director. A yield of 46hl/ha. 65% new oak, with a mix of barrels and 20hl casks. 3.77pH. Harvest 18-21 September, with all the Merlots in 3.5 days instead of the usual 11 days (and in fact stretched over one month in 2018), with just 20 minutes from picking to vat. Thomas Duclos consultant.
    96 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 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $245. 00 Bottle
    $2940.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Composed of 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc, the 2019 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) was harvested from the 24th of September to the 7th of October. Yields were 45 hectoliters per hectare this year with about 60% of production going into the grand vin. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose is deceptively forward to begin, giving a wonderful intensity of Morello cherries, wild blueberries and boysenberries scents, soon unfurling to reveal more and more layers: pencil lead, cast-iron pan, wilted roses, oolong tea and charcoal with a hint of garrigue. The medium to full-bodied palate is charged with energetic, crunchy black fruits, framed by firm, grainy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing very long and minerally. If this delivers on its promise, it should be very long-lived indeed! About 2,000 cases are anticipated to be made.
    96-98 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 Beauséjour Héritiers Duffau-Lagarrosse is shaping up to be magnificent. A wine of tremendous breadth and power, the 2019 has so much to offer. An infusion of scorched earth, gravel, spice, menthol and blackberry makes a strong first impression. Virile and potent, the 2019 offers remarkable persistence and yet retains quite a bit of finesse, especially given its size. The tannins are there, but they are matched by the intensity of the fruit. This is one of the most impressive wines of the year in the early going. Tasted two times.
    95-97 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Beauséjour Héritiers Duffau-Lagarrosse is endowed with precocious black cherries, kirsch and blueberry on the nose. Just a hint of menthol emerges with several minutes' aeration. The palate is beautifully balanced with fine precision, detailed and tensile with real quality stacked up towards the mineral-driven, lightly spiced and sophisticated finish. This year, it might just be pipped by Pavie Macquin, another Saint-Émilion managed by Nicolas Thienpont, nevertheless this has great potential and it should cellar for 30-40 years.
    94-96 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    A smooth red, showing richness and strength. Blackberries, blueberries, hazelnuts and morel mushrooms. Full body and fine tannins. Solid length.
    95-96 points
    James Suckling

    Another stunning vintage from this brilliant estate that is just delivering hit after hit. Concentration and intensity right from the initial aromatics, damson, cassis and blackberry fruits that you could almost drink now until the tannins build up across the palate and remind you that this is built to last. Velvety texture, black chocolate and crushed stone minerality on the finish. One of the wines of the vintage. Tasted twice, one week apart. 60% 1st wine. A yield of 45hl/ha.
    98 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

    Deep in color, this is beautiful from start to finish. Elegant, full-bodied, sensual, sexy, fresh and sweet, there is ample concentration and length here. The fruit is ripe and clean with a fabulous sense of purity in its essence. The finish holds your attention, making you want to take another swirl, sniff and sip to see what else you can find here. The wine is made from blending 86% Merlot with 14% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place September 24-October 7. The production is well above last year with close to 2,000 cases produced. This is one of the stars of the vintage.
    97-99 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 Chateau Belair-Monange Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $370. 00 Bottle
    $4440.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Belair Monange comes sashaying out of the glass with a graceful hair-toss of fragrant red roses, cinnamon stick, cardamom and cumin seed notes over a core of Morello cherries, dark chocolate, wild blueberries and blackberry pie plus a touch of pencil shavings. The medium to full-bodied palate is just scrumptious, offering layers of perfumed black fruits and bright floral sparks, framed by exquisitely ripe, satiny tannins and an invigorating line of freshness, finishing on a lingering aniseed note.
    96-98 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (Jun 2020)

    The 2019 Bélair-Monange, currently undergoing extensive renovation, was picked from 19 September to 3 October and matured in 50% new oak. It certainly leans upon red fruit on the nose with vivacious wild strawberry, cranberry and Morello scents, wonderful mineralité emerging with aeration. This really repays patience. Monitoring it over an hour it uncovers more black fruit - keeps you on your toes. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannins and a sensual silky texture that belies the sheer depth of this Saint-Émilion. It fans out with abandon on the finish - just an outstanding wine that will offer drinkers many years of pleasure.
    96-98 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Tight and minerally with tar, currant, and wet-earth aromas and flavors. Medium-to full-bodied. Some salt and white pepper to the black fruit. Black olives, too.
    96-97 points
    James Suckling

    The 2019 Belair-Monange is beautiful and reminds me slightly of the 2016 with its fresh yet concentrated style. Offering lots of black fruits, scorched earth, truffle, lead pencil, and a liquid rock-like minerality, this full-bodied beauty has a solid spine of acidity, beautiful balance, and enough building tannins to warrant a solid 5-7 years of bottle age.
    96-98 points
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Floral in nature, you also find smoke, incense, red fruits, spice box, rocks, stones and oceanic notes in the perfume. The wine is rich, concentrated, fresh, vibrant and silky. The fruits glide across your palate leaving a trail of sweet cherries, salt and plums that hang with you.
    96-98 points
    Jeff Leve - The 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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    • Nick's Import
    2019 Chateau Bellefont Belcier Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $96. 99 Bottle
    $1163.88 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2019 Bellefont-Belcier is a promising wine. The bruising tannins that were once found in these wines appear, thankfully, to be rather tamed in the 2019. At the same time, there is plenty of the virile power that makes this Saint-Émilion so distinctive. Black fruit, graphite, spice, leather and incense all build into the hulking finish.
    92-94 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Bellefont-Belcier is inky purple in hue. Cropped at 41hl/ha between 27 September and 14 October and matured in 40% new oak, it offers attractive blackcurrant, bilberry and subtle raisin scents that are impressively defined and focused. There is a “coolness” about these aromatics that I admire. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, gentle grip, very pure fruit with a citrus like freshness. Edgy towards the finish with just a faint graphite-like note emanating from the 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Certainly this is one of the best examples I have tasted from this Saint-Émilion estate.
    93-95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    This is very complex with super fine, silky tannins that just take off. Full bodied with berry, chocolate and walnut flavors. Mushrooms and cedar, too.
    95-96 points
    James Suckling

    An estate that deserves more recognition in the market today, the 2019 Château Bellefont-Belcier comes from a fabulous terroir not far from Larcis Ducasse and Château Pavie. Gorgeous cassis and black raspberry fruits give way to a full-bodied, incredibly elegant 2019 with loads of floral notes, the classic minerality of this terroir, ripe tannins, and blockbuster of a finish. The elegance and purity of this wine paired with its richness and depth are something.
    95-97 points
    Jeb Dunnuck


    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 Chateau Berliquet Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $99. 99 Bottle
    $1199.88 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Vibrant damson in colour. I love the deep creaminess that is evident from the first nose, with hints of cocoa and gunsmoke. There is more clay here than at Canon; about 50% of the vineyard has a clay layer over the limestone whereas at Canon it is closer to 10%, meaning Berliquet is less ethereal, more urgent and powerful, still with precision and feathery chalky tannins. They have restored the underground limestone cellars for barrel ageing. A yield of 45hl/ha. 45% new oak, for what is the 2nd full year of the Canon team working the vineyard. Thomas Duclos consultant.
    93 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 Beychevelle Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Julien, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $169. 00 Bottle
    $2028.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2019 Beychevelle is a rich, unctuous wine. Blackberry jam, cloves, licorice, bittersweet chocolate and torrefaction infuse the 2019 with tons of darkness that works well with the wine's flamboyant personality. Beychevelle will appeal most to readers who enjoy exotic, super-ripe wines. In 2019, Beychevelle pushes the limits, in my view.
    92-94 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Beychevelle, one of the only wines that I actually tasted at the château with Philippe Blanc prior to lockdown, has a wonderful bouquet with detailed blackberry, briary, cedar and light touches of mocha unfurling from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity, a discrete marine influence taking over towards the finish. There is a tang of seaweed and brine on the aftertaste. It keeps you coming back for more. This is a great 2019 from Blanc and his team though we must wait to see if it will surpass their 2018.
    93-95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Rich, layered red with lots of ripe fruit and creamy, round tannins. Yet, it’s fresh and refined at the same time. Flavorful finish. Ripe and solid. Equal to the 2018 in quality.
    93-94 points
    James Suckling

    A confident and well expressed Beychevelle, this is bristling with blackberry and cassis fruits, creamy through the mid palate as so many of the best wines are in this vintage. It's broad shouldered which takes it a little out of appellation signature, but the glamour is well balanced by a lovely crushed mint leaf finish. Harvest September 23 to October 10, 55% of production in this main estate wine, 45% in the 2nd wine. 60% new oak. 3% Cabernet Franc completes the blend.
    94 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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    • Nick's Import
    2019 Chateau Cap de Faugeres Pre-Arrival Offer
    Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    This is a young red with serious concentration of fruit for the appellation, showing blue fruit and hints of dried mushrooms and salt. Full-bodied. Chewy finish. Better than the 2018.
    92-93 points
    James Suckling

    Always a good value, the 2019 Château Cap De Faugeres is another winner, giving up plenty of juicy dark fruits, new leather, dried herbs, and floral hints as well as a medium-bodied, fleshy, fruit-forward and delicious style on the palate. It's going to keep for a solid decade or more.
    90-92 points
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Pumped up but nicely balanced by freshness, this is full of dark fruits and is an enjoyable Castillon, without doubt one of the best of the appellation. Silvio Denz-owned estate, where the natural austerity of Castillon soils works well with the exuberance of his winemaking style.
    91 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

    Dark in color, the wine exudes licorice, smoke, dark chocolate, black pit fruits and cherries. Full-bodied, lushly textured and with a hedonistic, fruit and chocolate filled finish, this will offer a lot of bang for the buck. The wine was made from blending 80% old vine Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.
    91-93 points
    Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider

    The 2019 Cap de Faugères has a typical Fronsac bouquet with dense blackberry, briary and melted tar aromas that kind of shut the door in your face for broaching it prematurely. I don't mind that - it's still delineated and develops an appealing loam character. The palate is medium-bodied with quite hard tannins, a broad-shouldered and grippy wine in the making with a potent briny finish. It will certainly require several years in the cellar, but it is still a Fronsac with character.
    91-93 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    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 Capbern Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $47. 99 Bottle
    $575.88 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Chateau Capbern (formerly Capbern Gasqueton) is on a roll since the new owners took over the estate, along with Calon Segur, in 2012. Already blessed with prime vineyards close to heavyweights Montrose and Phelan Segur, their winemaking facilities have recently been rejuvenated and the wines haven't looked better. 
    Vineyards at the estate are planted to 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, with an average vine age of 30 years. Vinification takes place in stainless steel vats, malolactic fermentation in tank, and the wine is aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 18 months.

    Other Reviews....
    This is a gorgeous young sample with wonderful blue fruit and spices, as well as a nice overlay of pretty wood. Medium to full body and firm, silky tannins. Hints of minerals. Better than 2018.
    93-94 points
    James Suckling

    Spicy black raspberries, cassis and blackberry fruits with just a touch of oak, wet earth and forest leaf aromas on the nose smell great. On the palate, the wine is lush, round and opulently textured, with length and purity in the fruits. Clearly, this is a new level for Capbern. The wine is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, reaching 15.1% alcohol.
    92-94 points
    Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider

    Capbern is bold and exuberant in 2019. Black cherry, plum, chocolate, new leather, licorice and spice are kicked up a few notches here. Exuberant and racy to the core, Capbern is a total knock-out in this vintage. At 15.1% alcohol, this is an especially unctuous, rich and ripe style, but it works well in this vintage for this cru.
    89-91 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    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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    • Nick's Import
    2019 Chateau Caronne Sainte Gemme Pre-Arrival Offer
    Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Attractive berries and chocolate, as well as hazelnuts. Lovely, pure fruit and balance. Medium-bodied. Focused and intense for this estate.
    92-93 points
    James Suckling


    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 Croix de Labrie Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $180. 00 Bottle
    $2160.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Composed of 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon with a potential of 14.5% alcohol and aging in 100% new French oak barrels, the 2019 Croix de Labrie has a very deep purple-black color. The nose opens with some very classy cedary notes, giving way to a profound core of baked plums, blackberry preserves and blueberry pie with touches of licorice, chargrilled meats, mocha and eucalyptus with a waft of red roses. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the palate has wonderful vibrancy for its weight, with a solid backbone of plush, ripe tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant. This chateau has been on a roll recently—I am more and more impressed every year.
    93-95+ points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 Croix de Labrie is rich, creamy and expansive on the palate. Raspberry jam, mocha, spice, licorice and pomegranate build effortlessly. A hint of reduction lingers, but hopefully élevage will take care of that.
    90-92 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Croix de Labrie offers upfront black cherries, blackcurrant and cedar aromas on the nose, quite intense but well defined. The oak here is neatly assimilated. The palate is vibrant on the entry with layers of creamy black and blue fruit, silky smooth in texture with a modicum of restraint on the finish. It's one of the best wines that I have tasted from this Saint-Émilion Grand Cru in recent years.
    92-94 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    This is really special and intense, showing incredible energy and brightness with perfumes that just jump out. Full body and incredible length. Changes all the time. So complex. Notes of iron, too. Love this. 97% merlot with cabernet sauvignon.
    97-98 points
    James Suckling

    This rising superstar estate in Saint-Emilion has produced another brilliant wine in 2019. Based largely on Merlot brought up in new French oak, it reveals a dense purple hue as well as a powerful bouquet of black raspberry and cassis interwoven with plenty of graphite, candied violets, cedary spice, and chocolatey oak. This powerful, full-bodied Saint-Emilion stays beautifully balanced and has building tannins, a vibrant spine of acidity, and classic minerality on the finish. It's already hard to resist given the purity of fruit and silky tannins, but it's going to benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age and keep for 20 years or more.
    95-97 points
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Inky dark purple in color, you know this is intense from the moment the wine hits your glass. Chocolate, vanilla, blackberry, blueberry, smoke, flowers, licorice, and raspberry notes take no effort to find. There is good lift, loads of crushed rocks, opulent, velvety textures, and layer after layer of chocolate-covered black cherries. This could be the best wine yet from Croix de Labrie! The wine is a blend of 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% alcohol.
    95-97 points
    Jeff Leve - The 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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    • Nick's Import
    2019 Chateau de Carles Pre-Arrival Offer
    Fronsac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $28. 99 Bottle
    $347.88 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    This is a powerful, layered young red with lots of crushed fruit and minerals. Some salt and clove character. It’s full-bodied, yet formed and beautiful. Better than many classified St.-Emilions.
    93-94 points
    James Suckling


    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 de Fieuzal Pre-Arrival Offer
    Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $69. 99 Bottle
    $839.88 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2019 Fieuzal is expressive and layered. Dried herbs, lavender, sage, mint and crème de cassis come together in a rich and powerful wine that stops short of being too unctuous or overdone. A wine of terrific balance, the 2019 is classy, understated and polished; it is not terribly complex but it certainly is very pleasing.
    89-91 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 de Fieuzal, tasted from two sample bottles, has a clean and pure bouquet with perfumed, quite floral scents that infuse the blackberry and bilberry. The oak is nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, saline in the mouth and spicier than some of its fellow Pessac-Léognans. Moderate depth, a distinct marine influence emerges towards the finish that lingers nicely. Could it have been better with more flair? Maybe, but it's a fine de Fieuzal.
    91-93 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Wet earth with dark berries and crushed stones. Some mushrooms and bark. It’s medium-to full-bodied with open, chewy tannins. Some iodine undertones.
    92-93 points
    James Suckling

    The 2019 Château De Fieuzal showed beautifully and should be the finest wine I've tasted from this estate (admittedly, I haven't tasted much). Deep purple-colored with a gorgeous bouquet of blackcurrants, spiced cherries, unsmoked tobacco, chocolate, and gravelly earth, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, ultra-fine tannins, terrific balance, and a great finish. It's beautifully done and I suspect will be a hidden gem in the vintage.
    91-93 points
    Jeb Dunnuck


    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 de Malle Pre-Arrival Offer
    Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $79. 99 Bottle
    $959.88 Dozen
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    Thick and layered with lots of ripe fruit and fresh crushed grapes. Full-bodied and medium-sweet. Spicy and layered.
    91-92 points
    James Suckling


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    • Nick's Import
    2019 Chateau Doisy Vedrines (375ml) Pre-Arrival Offer
    Barsac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $35. 99 Bottle
    $431.88 Dozen
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    The 2019 Doisy-Védrines is a light, airy wine with pretty tropical notes and appealing perfume. The 2019 is at an awkward stage, with the oak showing through, but I expect it will be very, very good in time. Weight and texture develops over time here.
    92-94 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Doisy-Védrines has an intense nose, though it does not quite have the precision of the Doisy-Daëne. The palate is very well balanced, a little fatter than its aforementioned Barsac sibling, a welcome touch of spice (lemongrass and ginger) surfacing towards its satisfying conclusion. Good potential.
    92-94 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous


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    2019 Chateau du Tertre Blanc Pre-Arrival Offer
    Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
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    A bright, fresh white from chardonnay, viognier, grand manseng and sauvignon with pears, lemons and hints of lemon grass. It’s full-bodied, fruity and crisp. Tangy and creamy.
    92 points
    James Suckling

    Always a fascinating white among the Bordeaux big names because they choose to work outside of the system with unusual grapes, bottled as Vin de France. The grapes are Chardonnay, Gros Manseng, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc with, for me, the Viognier taking the lead at this stage, showing apricot and citrus notes alongside a white spice and soft cinnamon frame. Delicate, unusual and moreish - this needs time in the glass to really open up.
    92 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

    Flower and honeysuckle aromatics with pomelo, mango, white peach and banana notes are just great here. On the palate ,the wine is juicy, creamy and lifted. It is the combination of ripe fruits, cracked pepper, sweetness and blazing acidity that make everything work here. The unique blend is made from 30% Gros Manseng, 28% Chardonnay, 27% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Viognier. The wine was vinified in stainless steel and barrel and aged in 100% new, French oak barrels.
    91-93 points
    Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider

     

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    2019 Chateau Duhart-Milon Pre-Arrival Offer
    Pauillac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $155. 00 Bottle
    $1860.00 Dozen
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    The 2019 Duhart-Milon is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, harvested from the 19th of September to the 4th of October. Deep garnet-purple in color, it springs from the glass with vivacious notes of plums preserves, black raspberries and blackcurrant pastilles with suggestions of menthol, dark chocolate, pencil lead and woodsmoke plus a touch of garrigue. Medium-bodied, the palate is spritely and refreshing, with bags of juicy, mint-laced black fruits and an approachable, plush texture, finishing long and lively.
    92-94 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 Duhart-Milon is terrific. The benefits of a cool site in a warm year are evident. Duhart does a very nice job of balancing those contrasting elements with its blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. Grilled herbs, menthol, licorice and dried herbs all grace this super-expressive, mid-weight Pauillac. Duhart is a bit unyielding today, but that should not be an issue in another few years' time. This is very nicely done.
    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.
    91-93 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Duhart-Milon was picked from 18 September to 4 October and raised in 50% new oak. Of course, this comes from one of the coldest terroirs in Pauillac due to the orientation of the vineyard and less proportion of clay, which has become an advantage in warmer growing seasons such as this. The 70% Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the aromatics with dense black fruit, pencil shavings and tobacco aromas, traces of dark chocolate in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with spicy black fruits on the entry. This is quintessential Duhart: a bit broody, conservative in a non-pejorative use of the word, harmonious and quite sturdy towards the finish. I like this. Whilst it has no intention of being the most flamboyant Pauillac on the gravel terrace, it is imbued with nobility.
    93-95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    A very balanced, refined Duhart with ever so fine tannins and currant, tobacco and cedar aromas and flavors. Medium to fine tannins. It’s extremely long and polished. Direct. You already want to drink this.
    95-96 points
    James Suckling

    A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, the 2019 Château Duhart-Milon is a rich yet also elegant wine that has beautiful crème de cassis, toasted spice, graphite, and bouquet garni. This cooler terroir has yielded a beautiful, medium to full-bodied, elegant wine with loads of fruit and depth.
    92-94 points
    Jeb Dunnuck

    This one might sneak up on you, confirming the rise of this wine in recent years. Clear depth of fruit, and above all clear Pauillac character. This feels strict and confident, with beautiful balance and restraint. Duhart is one of the later-ripening and cooler Pauillac terroirs which is why in the past it could be overly austere when young, but it is benefitting from recent hot summers in terms of its fruit ripeness. Pencil lead is prominent here, along with cassis and bilberry. Very precise, very elegant, with a creaminess to the fruit through the mid palate, and overall this is an excellent Duhart.
    94 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter


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    2019 Chateau Durfort-Vivens Pre-Arrival Offer
    Margaux, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $120. 00 Bottle
    $1440.00 Dozen
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    The 2019 Dufort Vivens is a brilliant Margaux, unwinding in the glass with aromas of blackberries, licorice, sweet soil tones, spices and rose petals. Full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a fleshy core of fruit, rich, powdery tannins and a lively spine of acidity, it concludes with a long and penetrating finish. The blend is dominated by fully 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, which lends the wine immense nobility. Anyone who isn’t aware of just how good Gonzague Lurton’s wines are these days should taste a bottle. Drink 2027 - 2065.
    96 points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Apr 2022)

    The 2019 Durfort-Vivens has fleshed out nicely. Silky, red/purplish fruit, blood orange and pomegranate give this plush Margaux fabulous depth. Time in the glass brings out very pretty floral accents to round things out. This classy Margaux is elegant, nuanced and polished. It's a terrific effort from Gonzague Lurton. Drink 2029-2049.
    95 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    Aromas of fresh blueberries, currants, crushed raspberries, tobacco leaves, lemon zest, cocoa and oyster shells. It’s medium-bodied with fine, precise tannins. Supple and silky with excellent freshness. One third aged in terracotta amphora. 90% cabernet sauvignon and 10% merlot. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Try from 2025.
    95 points
    James Suckling

    Flowers, cherries, and tobacco show easily on the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, clean, and pure, with silky tannins and a vibrancy that give the perfect amount of lift for the sweet, soft, red fruits. Give this a few years in the cellar and it will be just great to enjoy for 2 or more decades. The wine is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. The wine is aged in a combination of new and used French oak barrels with 30% of the wine aged in clay amphora. Drink from 2025-2050.
    94 points
    Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

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    2019 Chateau Ferran Blanc Pre-Arrival Offer
    Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $31. 99 Bottle
    $383.88 Dozen
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    The Ferran 2019 Blanc comes wafting out of the glass with provocative notes of ripe pineapple, white peaches and Bosc pears plus suggestions of honeysuckle, beeswax, orange blossom and fresh ginger. The medium-bodied palate has a gorgeous hint of creaminess to the texture, and it's laden with tropical and stone fruit flavors, finishing with bags of freshness and on a lingering savory/honeyed note.
    90-92 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 Ferran Blanc has a lovely apple blossom, peach skin and pear scented nose with hints of almond in the background. The palate is well balanced with orange zest, mango and guava, good acidity with a touch of ginger on the finish. All it needs is a bit more length.
    89-91 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    A fresh, creamy white with sliced-apple and lime character and just a hint of yogurt. It’s medium-bodied and delicious. A blend of 61% semillon and 39% sauvignon blanc.
    90-91 points
    James Suckling


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    2019 Chateau Filhot (375ml) Pre-Arrival Offer
    Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $25. 99 Bottle
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    The 2019 Filhot has a light bouquet with honeysuckle and linseed aromas, perhaps just missing the energy and intensity of the best Sauternes. The palate is actually better than the nose suggests with admirable purity, well balanced and with a fresh, viscous finish of pineapple and peach. I just hope that the aromatics take a leaf out of the palate's book and improves during élevage.
    88-90 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous


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    2019 Chateau Fonplegade Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $83. 99 Bottle
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    My sample of 2019 Fonplégade came direct from the property. There is a lot going on aromatically with high-toned black cherries intermingling with incense, kirsch and desiccated orange peel aromas. Fortunately it manages to maintain both focus and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins that lend this Saint-Émilion a corpulence that belies the structure that becomes tangible on the light grippy, quite spicy finish. This is a very well crafted Fonplégade, less ostentatious than previous vintages and all the better for it.
    92-94 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Plenty of juicy, ripe fruit with plums and hints of chocolate. Medium to full body and round tannins. Tight and focused. Such richness and balance.
    92-93 points
    James Suckling

    The 2019 Château Fonplegade showed brilliantly and I suspect will be one of the top vintages from this estate. Gorgeous black raspberry, spiced cherries, dried herbs, chocolate, and a touch of flowers all define the bouquet, followed by a full-bodied red with an elegant, seamless texture, silky tannins, and a great finish. It's going to benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age and drink beautifully for 10-15 years. Tasted twice.
    93-95 points
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Silky, rich, juicy blueberry and raspberry fruits, this is good quality and will age. It's less immediately voluptuous than the 2018, acidity seems a little higher, giving elegance and balance, with a mint leaf edge that gives a lovely cooling finish from an estate that is going from strength to strength. A yield of 35hl/ha.
    94 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

    Black raspberries, plums, flowers, smoke, crushed rocks, vanilla and stones open the nose. On the palate, you find silky tannins, sweet red, polished, soft, ripe fruits that express purity over power. Medium-bodied and finesse in style, give this 6-8 years in the cellar before opening a bottle to allow for more nuances to develop. The wine was made from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and reached 14.5% alcohol. The harvest took place September 20 to October 5.
    93-95 points
    Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider


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    • Nick's Import
    2019 Chateau Grand Mayne Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
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    The 2019 Grand Mayne takes its time to unfold in the glass, eventually delivering enticing and very pure red berry fruit, beautifully defined and less exuberant than some of the vintages I was tasting 15-20 years ago. There is a sense of terroir and mineralité in situ. The palate is saline on the entry, immediately grabbing your attention thanks to unbridled freshness and vivacity. Slightly grainy in texture, the umami sensation that glides towards a very precise and natural finish is wonderful here. Grand Mayne has been on an upward swing in recent vintages and this is another outstanding wine from Jean-Antoine Nony.
    94-96 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    The clay-limestone soils here are cool, which often means the tannins are fairly bristling in their youth, and it takes its time to unravel in the bottle before drinking. There is an excellent structure and highly attractive smoked liquorice and toffee notes when you sit with it long enough for the fruit-acid-tannin combination to soften up. Good quality and enjoyable.
    92 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

    Quite floral, you also find notes of licorice, espresso and earthy nuances to accompany all that beautiful, ripe, red fruit. Soft, silky and refined, this elegant, medium-bodied charmer will be better with 5-7 years in the cellar and should age and evolve for another 2 decades after that.
    92-94 points
    Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider


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    2019 Chateau Gruaud Larose Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Julien, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $165. 00 Bottle
    $1980.00 Dozen
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    The 2019 Gruaud Larose is performing extremely well in bottle, wafting from the glass with aromas of wild berries and plums mingled with notions of licorice, potpourri, pencil shavings and subtle soil tones. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless, with powdery tannins and succulent acids, it's remarkably suave and refined for a wine of obvious breadth, concentration and power. Drink 2027 - 2055.
    95+ points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Apr 2022)

    The 2019 Gruaud Larose is a deep, imposing wine endowed with a huge center of fruit and plenty of tannic clout to back it all up. Red fruit, cedar, leather, tobacco, smoke and dried herbs reveal themselves with some coaxing. Imposing tannins and some slightly rough contours suggest cellaring is a must. There's good potential here. Drink 2029-2019.
    94 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    Attractive aromas of ripe dark and blue fruit, vanilla, dark chocolate, hazelnuts and wet soil. Dense and compact with layers of polished tannins that hold long and even on the palate. Firm finish with notes of chocolate and crushed stones. Pretty finish. Try after 2026.
    94 points
    James Suckling

    I wasn't able to taste the 2019 Château Gruaud Larose from barrel, but it's certainly an impressive Saint-Julien in bottle. Deep purple, with beautiful cassis and darker raspberry fruits as well as spice, dried flowers, and cedary incense notes, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness carrying plenty of sweet tannins, a deep, concentrated mid-palate, and beautiful length. It's not the dense blockbuster style of the 2018 and is much more elegant and pretty, with plenty of up-front charm. It's beautifully done. It's going to benefit from just short-term bottle age and have 25+ years of prime drinking. Drink 2024 - 2050.
    94 points
    Jeb Dunnuck

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    2019 Chateau Joanin Becot Pre-Arrival Offer
    Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $39. 99 Bottle
    $479.88 Dozen
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    Evident freshness from the first moment, plenty of body to the savoury red fruits. Everything is in balance and you get both juice, deepening gourmet touches of chocolate shavings and salinity as it builds to the finish. Great stuff, and low SO2 additions.
    92 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter


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    2019 Chateau La Gaffeliere Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $130. 00 Bottle
    $1560.00 Dozen
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    Sporting a deep garnet-purple color, the 2019 La Gaffeliere reveals a tantalizingly bright, fresh nose of ripe black plums, crushed blackberries and warm black cherries with touches of lavender, star anise, Sichuan pepper and fragrant earth. The vibrant black fruits completely fill the medium to full-bodied palate with loads of crunchy, energetic flavors, framed by wonderfully plush tannins and a lively line of freshness, finishing with a mineral twist. Irresistibly scrumptious!
    95-97 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 La Gaffelière is deep, vivid and beautifully layered in the glass. Dark fruit, espresso, mint, lavender and mocha build as the 2019 opens up in the glass. Deep and fleshy, yet also light on its feet, it has a sense of translucence that carries through all the way to the finish. This is a stunning, riveting wine in every way. The Grand Vin is sourced from the core holdings comprised of about eleven hectares of vineyard. Tasted two times.
    94-96 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 La Gaffelière is a distinctive Saint-Émilion, which should be inferred positively. There is something atypically very tertiary about the nose, beautifully defined and focused with plenty of fruit, yet very complex and cerebral. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity and wonderful harmony. The silky texture belies the structure underneath and the finish is extraordinarily long. Ancient vintages of La Gaffelière like the 1961 are legendary. This ranks alongside them - the best I have ever tasted. Magnificent.
    95-97 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    The flagship 2019 Château La Gaffeliere is mostly Merlot, yet the cuvée always includes around 15% Cabernet Franc. It offers a complex array of spiced red and black fruits, cedary herbs, lead pencil, and a kiss of tobacco to go with a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, impressively balanced style on the palate. It shows the more classic style of the vintage, has no hard edges, and a killer finish. It’s going to be relatively accessible in its youth yet also age gracefully for 15+ years or more. Tasted twice.
    93-95 points
    Jeb Dunnuck

    A medium-bodied red, offering deep, pretty fruit with walnut, wet-earth, mushroom and chocolate character. It’s full-bodied with juicy fruit at the end. Beautiful depth to this.
    93-94 points
    James Suckling

    An estate with a gathering sense of excitement around it, and once again proves why with the 2019. Sleek and flavourful, with the insistent tug of limestone slowing things down and allowing the juice and the tension to really inform the palate. Creamy texture also, with blueberry and raspberry fruit played gently against tobacco and crushed stone minerality. Highly successful.
    95 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter


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    2019 Chateau La Prade Pre-Arrival Offer
    Francs Cotes-de-Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
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    Composed of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the 2019 La Prade was harvested from the 30th of September to the 11th of October. Yields were 35 hectoliters per hectare this year. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose opens with classic plum preserves, warm blackberries, licorice and cedar chest scents, unfurling to reveal provocative suggestions of chargrill, red roses, dusty soil and cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has exquisitely ripe, very fine-grained tannins and loads of freshness lifting all the densely packed black fruit and perfumed layers to a long, mineral-tinged finish. Impressive! About 2,300 cases are anticipated to be made.
    92-94 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 La Prade hits the palate with notable intensity. Blackberry jam, plum, chocolate, spice and licorice infuse the 2019 with tremendous depth. Readers will find a potent, brooding wine. There is certainly plenty to look forward to.
    90-92 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    So spicy and flavorful with lots of white pepper, cloves and blackberries. Medium-bodied, tight and intense. Perhaps the best ever from here.
    92-93 points
    James Suckling

    The 2019 Château La Prade comes from more limestone soils and is a normal blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that's brought up in a rough split of new and used French oak. It's another wine from the Thienpont team that is going to represent a great value. Classic Bordeaux notes of cassis and black cherry fruits as well as a touch of new leather, spice, and dried tobacco, all emerge from the glass, and it's medium-bodied, has good concentration, and enough structure to benefit from a year or two of bottle age.
    90-92 points
    Jeb Dunnuck


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    2019 Chateau Labegorce Pre-Arrival Offer
    Margaux, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $62. 99 Bottle
    $755.88 Dozen
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    Other Reviews....
    The 2019 Labégorce, picked from 19 September to 12 October and matured in 40% new oak, has one of the more flamboyant Margaux bouquets with expressive black cherries, bilberry, light cedar notes and crushed violet. It develops impressive cohesion with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied and what you first notice is the finesse of the tannins. This has a satin-like texture and very well judged acidity. The new oak does poke out a little on the finish - if that can be assimilated during its barrel maturation, this could turn into a very serious Margaux.
    93-95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    A creamy, refined red with currant and berry aromas and flavors. Hints of citrus and chocolate. Medium to full body with ripe, creamy tannins.
    91-92 points
    James Suckling

    The largest of the Perrodo estates in Margaux, this is a little heavier set and muscular than the Marquis d'Alesme, extremely accomplished and majoring on coffee beans and tobacco alongside blackcurrant fruits. Enjoyable, a little less signature Margaux that its sibling property but this is a delicious gourmet-edged wine, and a brilliant (relatively) value choice in the appellation.
    92 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

    Wet earth, spice, tobacco leaf, oak, smoke, black and red fruits are the first things one notices, but not the last. The wine is rich, refined, elegant and fresh. The fruit is ripe, pure and vibrant. The energy, length and delicious, ripe, sweet fruit and spice in the finish is a treat. Today, it is hard to find a better wine for the money in the ever-increasingly expensive Margaux appellation. The wine is a blend of 45% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot that reached 14 alcohol. The wine is aging in 40% new, French oak.
    92-94 points
    Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider


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    2019 Chateau Larcis Ducasse Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $140. 00 Bottle
    $1680.00 Dozen
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    Other Reviews....
    Composed of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, the 2019 Larcis Ducasse was harvested from the 25th of September to the 7th of October. Yields were 38.5 hectoliters per hectare this year, with around 70% of production going into the grand vin. Deep garnet-purple in color, it sails out of the glass with effortlessly graceful notes of fresh blackberries, warm red and black plums and mulberries plus hints of cedar chest, potpourri, powdered cinnamon and clove oil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is quite tightly wound, giving glimpses of spice and mineral layers among the black fruits and firm, rounded tannins, finishing with bags of freshness and energy. About 2,850 cases are anticipated to be made.
    95-97+ points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 Larcis Ducasse is a Saint-Émilion of energy and tension. Graphite, menthol, licorice, tobacco and cedar notes open up in the bouquet. On the palate, though, the 2019 is much more reticent. That is likely a very good thing for its long-term prospect. One of the features of Larcis is the use of 500-liter barrels (which are rarely seen in Bordeaux) for certain parcels. Those larger barrels certainly add to the wine's freshness and verve. Larcis is one of the more introverted 2019s I tasted. It is also one of Bordeaux's most under the radar gems.
    94-96 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Larcis Ducasse is deep purple in colour. The bouquet is opulent and ravishing with precocious dark cherry, cassis and crushed violet aromas that seem to envelop the senses, "hug them into submissions!" The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins that manage to exert good grip, though you only notice that after the wine has exited. Great depth, touches of ash and black pepper infusing the black fruit with unerring balance on the finish. This is an outstanding Saint-Émilion with 30-40 years of pleasure to give.
    95-97 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    A full-bodied red that’s powerful, very rich and very deep. Floral and spicy with dried fruit, earth, tobacco and mushrooms. Dense center palate. Great depth. Traditional.
    98-99 points
    James Suckling

    Coming from an incredible terroir on the Côte Pavie, which is a south-facing hillside of clay and limestone soils, the 2019 Château Larcis Ducasse sports a deep purple color as well as classic Saint-Emilion minerality in its chocolatey dark fruits, scorched earth, camphor, and tobacco aromas and flavors. This rich, full-bodied effort shows the more elegant, supple style of the vintage, yet it still has building tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and a great finish. It's certainly in the same ballpark as the 2015 and 2016, and while a few years of bottle age will do it well, it should be relatively accessible in its youth.
    95-97 points
    Jeb Dunnuck

    This is intense, pretty austere as is often the case with a young Larcis Ducasse, and very much with Cabernet fruits dominant even though they are 12% of the blend (it is rather that the Merlot on these limestone soils takes on a depth and seriousness that makes it almost Left Bank in feel). Opens up to reveal fleshy cassis and blackberry. A yield of 38.5hl/ha. Owned by Famille Gratiot-Attmane, but with the Nicolas Thienpont team overseeing winemaking. Tasted twice, one week apart.
    94 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

    Like walking into a flower market with cherries and plums all over the floor, the wine is fresh, silky, long and stony. The salty tannins are ripe, long and there is a fabulous oceanic note in the finish that carries. Not as powerful as the 2018, but there is perhaps better purity and a more approachable, sensuous style. Made from blending 88% Merlot with 12% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place September 25 to October 7.
    95-97 points
    Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider


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    2019 Chateau Laroque Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $54. 99 Bottle
    $659.88 Dozen
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    Other Reviews....
    Composed of 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2019 Laroque was harvested from the 30th of September to the 10th of October. Yields were 43 hectoliters per hectare this year. Alcohol came in at 14.5%, with a relatively low pH of 3.44. Deep garnet-purple in color, it bursts from the glass with bold scents of blueberry preserves, Black Forest cake, dark chocolate and lilacs with underlying hints of aniseed, espresso and pencil lead plus a waft of smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is completely filled with dark, seductive berry layers and a whole myriad of savory nuances, framed by wonderfully soft, velvety tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long and perfumed. Beautiful!
    95-97 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 Laroque is plaint, silky and super-expressive, even in the early going. The purity of the fruit is striking. Medium in body, Laroque captures all of the radiance of the personality while retaining a very classic mid-weight sense of structure. Raspberry jam, spice and red plum meld into the juicy finish. The 2019 is very nicely done.
    92-94 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Laroque has a very ripe and generous bouquet with scents of small black cherries intermingling with camphor and light spicy aromas. This is a nose that wants to make an impression. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet ripe entry, layers of red fruit (cranberry, redcurrant and raspberry) mixed with soy and white pepper. It remains well defined right to the finish with a pastille-like aftertaste. This is a very fine 2019 from a rejuvenated estate under the guidance of David Suire.
    92-94 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    This is very minerally and stony with crushed cement. Medium to full body and firm, polished tannins. It’s floral and complex. So fresh and bright. Wonderful balance to this. Elegance and drinkability. Better than the 2018. One of best ever.
    94-95 points
    James Suckling

    Plump blackberry fruits, velvety texture and evident tannins. An excellent wine that has sapidity and punch, a great combination that makes this extremely successful. 4% Petit Verdot completes the blend.
    93 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter


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    2019 Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion Blanc Pre-Arrival Offer
    Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $69. 99 Bottle
    $839.88 Dozen
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    Other Reviews....
    The 2019 Larrivet Haut-Brion Blanc is a rich, textured white. Apricot, orange confit, chamomile, sweet oak and lightly honeyed notes all grace this creamy, super-expressive dry white. The aromatics here are very tropical, luscious, and bold. Extroverted, racy and absolutely impeccable in its balance, the 2019 is a classy wine. The 2019 is 70% Sauvignon and 30% Sémillon aged in new oak, cask and cement.
    91-93 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Larrivet Haut-Brion Blanc is slightly deeper in colour compared to its peers. The bouquet is charming, replete with honeysuckle, lemon zest and white flower aromas that burst from the glass. The palate is vibrant on the entry with tangy orange rind and a saltiness that gets the saliva flowing on the finish. Drink over the next 10-20 years (if you can resist.)
    92-94 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    A bright, dense white with lots of dried-lemon, pear and apple character. Some vanilla and cream. It’s full-bodied and flavorful. Seriously structured.
    94-95 points
    James Suckling

    The white from here is always solid as well and seems to be on an upward trajectory. The 2019 Château Larrivet Haut-Brion Blanc reveals a healthy light gold color as well as classic Graves Blanc notes of ripe pineapple, mandarin orange, honeysuckle, and exotic flowers. With plenty of fruit, medium to full body, juicy acidity, and a clean finish, it's a classy, outstanding white in the making. Tasted twice.
    92-94 points
    Jeb Dunnuck


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    • Nick's Import
    2019 Chateau les Grands Chenes Pre-Arrival Offer
    Medoc, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $33. 99 Bottle
    $407.88 Dozen
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    This shows plenty of chocolate and hazelnut to the dark-berry character. It’s medium-to full-bodied. Some earthy and dusty undertones.
    91-92 points
    James Suckling


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    • Nick's Import
    2019 Chateau Lilian Ladouys Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $39. 99 Bottle
    $479.88 Dozen
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    Originally known as La Doys, Saint-Estephe property Chateau Lilian Ladouys has 47 hectares of vineyards planted to a mix of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc. While the makeup of their vineyards is moving to more gravel and clay soils with recent purchases, there are still areas planted on limestone soils.

    Other Reviews....
    Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Lilian Ladouys comes bounding out of the glass with expressive scents of crushed blackberries, cassis and boysenberries with touches of dried Provence herbs, charcoal, clove oil and espresso. The medium-bodied palate is charged with energy, offering firm grainy tannins and electric freshness to support the tightly wound black fruits, finishing with loads of invigorating herbal and mineral sparks.
    A property to watch—in 2018, the Lorenzetti family purchased two neighbor estates, Château Clauzet and Château Tour de Pez, adding these to the Lilian Ladouys vineyard to almost double its planted area to 77 hectares. These additional vineyards are composed of gravelly soils of the same level as the best blocks of Lilian Ladouys. Soils are a typically Saint-Estèphe mix of sandy-gravel and clay with some limestone deposits. It is planted at 8,500-10,000 vines per hectare, with an average vine age of 36 years in 2019.
    91-93+ points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 Lilian Ladouys is a gorgeous Saint-Estèphe. Juicy and forward, the 2019 melds together the natural richness of the year with the earthy, savory profile that is typical of the appellation. Scorched earth, smoke, licorice and red cherry fruit infuse the 2019 with striking complexity and character. Floral notes add brightness as well as lift. Lilian Ladouys is shaping up to be a real sleeper in 2019. Tasted two times.
    90-92 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Lilian Ladouys has a powerful, quite burly bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit, wine gums, touches of blueberry and violet. It feels more Margaux than Saint-Estèphe! The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, fine grip, just a hint of piquancy and a lovely estuarine/briny influence that defines the classic finish. I prefer the palate to the aromatics at this juncture, but overall this is promising. Tasted thrice with consistent notes.
    92-94 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    This is very refined and balanced with soft, silky tannins and a fresh, clean finish. It’s medium-bodied and round with integrated tannins. Spice and forest-floor character.
    92-93 points
    James Suckling

    Always including plenty of Merlot, the 2019 Château Lilian Ladouys emerges from a gravelly site in Saint-Estèphe. Its deep purple color is followed by a big, juicy bouquet of ripe black cherries, kirsch, blueberries, leafy herbs, and cedar pencil. Nicely textured, medium to full-bodied, and with some chewy tannins which will be more integrated from bottle, it shows the fruit purity and sexiness that's the hallmark of the vintage, has good balance, and a great finish.
    91-93 points
    Jeb Dunnuck


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    2019 Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Blanc Pre-Arrival Offer
    Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $108. 00 Bottle
    $1296.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Composed of 76.1% Sauvignon Blanc and 23.9% Semillon, the 2019 Blanc was harvested from the 4th of September to the 16th of September. It is aging on the lees in French oak barrels, 55% new, for an anticipated 12-14 months. It comes skipping out of the glass with vivacious, cheery scents of white grapefruit, lime leaves and orange blossoms with wafts of white peaches, coriander seed and beeswax. Medium to full-bodied, I LOVE the intensity and texture on the palate, with an electric line of freshness and loads of citrus and mineral layers paving the finish.
    92-94+ points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (June 2020)

    Really intense and powerful with great density and energy, showing sliced limes, green apples, stone and minerals. It’s full-bodied and very long. Extremely minerally with precision and brightness. Clear and transparent. Wow.
    96-97 points
    James Suckling

    Crisp and bright Sauvignon character but with added depth, flesh and mouthfeel that comes across in a lovely expansion through the mid palate, and slate walls to drag things down to a snail's pace through the finish. Accomplished and classy with savoury stone fruits and rosemary edging.
    94 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

    The honeysuckle, just-squeezed lemons, green apple and pears on the nose are just perfect. On the palate, the juicy, ripe, creamy, fresh citrus fruits, with their sweetness keep on going, due to all that racy acidity. This should age quite well.
    95 points
    Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider

     

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    2019 Chateau Marjosse Pre-Arrival Offer
    Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $21. 99 Bottle
    $263.88 Dozen
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    Plenty of berries, walnuts and light dried tobacco and herbs. Medium body, lightly chewy tannins and a flavorful finish.
    91-92 points
    James Suckling


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    2019 Chateau Marquis d'Alesme Becker Pre-Arrival Offer
    Margaux, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $84. 99 Bottle
    $1019.88 Dozen
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    Other Reviews....
    The 2019 Marquis d'Alesme Becker was picked from 26 September to 12 October and matures in 50% new oak. It has a clean and pure bouquet with blackberry, briary, cedar and subtle floral notes - very Margaux and enticingly understated in style. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly grainy entry, a very well structured wine with a sappy finish that gets the saliva flowing. Superb.
    94-96 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    A big, juicy red with lots of blackberry and chocolate character to the fruit, as well as juicy and chewy tannins. It shows plenty of backbone and stuffing.
    93-94 points
    James Suckling

    I've been thoroughly enjoying the work that they are doing at Marquis d'Alesme in recent vintages and this very much continues the success. Sappy, juicy, well defined raspberry and blackberry fruits, concentrated in all the right places, with a saline finish that is both mouthwatering and moreish. Winemaker Marjolaine de Coninck has steered the property through the heat of the summer and got the balance just right. Harvest September 26 to October 12.
    94 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

    Flowers, tobacco leaf, smoke, licorice, wet earth and fresh red fruits. The wine blends 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot reaching 14% alcohol and is aging in 50% new French oak barrels.
    93-95 points
    Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider


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    2019 Chateau Moulin Haut-Laroque Pre-Arrival Offer
    Fronsac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $44. 99 Bottle
    $539.88 Dozen
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    Other Reviews....
    The 2019 Moulin Haut-Laroque sports a deep garnet-purple color and notes of warm black plums, cedar chest, aniseed and Black Forest cake with hints of clove oil and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is generously fruited with loads of black fruit and oak-inspired flavors, framed by grainy tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing spicy.
    90-92+ points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 Moulin Haut-Laroque is a dark, sumptuous beauty. Blackberry jam, chocolate, licorice, spice and new leather all build effortlessly in the glass. The 2019 is unctuous and dense, not to mention incredibly appealing.
    89-91 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Moulin Haut-Laroque has a very pure bouquet with blueberry, blackberry, vanilla and subtle violet aromas. The oak is nicely integrated. The palate is well balanced with supple tannins, not amazingly complex but fresh with a lovely liquorice-tinged finish that lingers nicely. Promising.
    89-91 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    A rich, dense red with layers of ripe tannins and beautiful fruit. It’s full and flavorful. So balanced. Best ever?
    93-94 points
    James Suckling

    A big, rich Fronsac, the 2019 Château Moulin Haut Laroque reveals a saturated ruby/purple color as well as a big nose of red and black fruits, chocolate, toasted spice, and truffly earth. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated, it's a pleasure-bent effort to enjoy over the coming decade or more.
    90-92 points
    Jeb Dunnuck


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    • Nick's Import
    2019 Chateau Ormes de Pez Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $54. 99 Bottle
    $659.88 Dozen
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    Other Reviews....
    The 2019 Ormes de Pez is ample and creamy, with a real sense of resonance that emerges with a bit of time in the glass. Inky dark fruit, leather, licorice and scorched earth are nicely pushed forward here. A wine of depth and power, Ormes de Pez is very nicely done.
    91-93 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Ormes de Pez has an intense bouquet of blackberry, bilberry, pencil box and light fumé aromas, nicely defined but demanding encouragement from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, pliant tannins almost unrecognizable from the somewhat sturdy offerings in the past. It feels seductively smooth in texture with a very satisfying, detailed finish. One of the best Ormes de Pez that I have tasted in recent years.
    92-94 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Plenty of spice and plums on the nose. Full body, round tannins and flavorful finish. Raspberries and hazelnuts at the end.
    92-93 points
    James Suckling

    The 2019 Château Ormes de Pez is a Merlot-heavy blend that includes 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. Impressive spiced black and blue fruits, cedar pencil, flowery incense, and a touch of chocolate emerge from the glass of this rich, full-bodied effort, which offers ample tannins, a solid core of fruit, and a great finish. I love its complex, layered style, but it has enough tannins to warrant short-term cellaring.
    92-94 points
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Plenty of punch in this Ormes de Pez, full of rich ripe black fruits, traces of exotic spices of cinnamon and saffron from the heat of the summer, and brilliant value if looking for personality and appellation signature in St Estèphe. Blend completed with 3% Petit Verdot.
    92 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter


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    2019 Chateau Puygueraud Pre-Arrival Offer
    Francs Cotes-de-Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $29. 99 Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
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    Other Reviews....
    Composed of 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc, the 2019 Puygueraud was harvested from the 27th of September to the 11th of October. Yields were 47 hectoliters per hectare this year. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it leaps from the glass with vibrant black cherries, crushed plums and black raspberry scents with hints of black truffles, fertile loam and wild thyme plus a hint of crushed rocks. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers loads of earth-laced black fruit layers with a seriously refreshing line and firm, chewy tannins, finishing on a compelling wild mushroom note. About 15,500 cases are anticipated to be made.
    89-91+ points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (June 2020)

    Really spicy and salty with ripe blue fruit and blackberries. It’s medium-bodied with fine tannins and a long, flavorful finish.
    92-93 points
    James Suckling

    Always a name to look out for in the smaller appellations, lovely silky texture and dense fruit flavours. Good grip of minerality but no need to wait too long to enjoy, as the tannins are soft and well integrated. A value pick in the vintage.
    90 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

     

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    2019 Chateau Rayne Vigneau (375ml) Pre-Arrival Offer
    Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
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    Pale lemon-gold in color, the 2019 Rayne-Vigneau comes galloping out of the glass with energetic scents of lemon tart, key lime pie and blood orange with suggestions of beeswax, powdered ginger, jasmine and acacia honey plus a waft of spice cake. The palate is decadently rich and yet beautifully poised with a racy line of freshness providing a firm backbone to all those layers of sweet, candied citrus peel flavors, finishing long and perfumed. Wow, just, wow—Rayne Vigneau knocks it out of the park this year!
    94-96+ points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (June 2020)

    Very dense, layered young Sauternes with cooked-apple, lemon-curd and dried-lemon character. It’s full-bodied, very sweet and fruity. I like the creamy texture here.
    92-93 points
    James Suckling

     

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    2019 Chateau Sansonnet Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $69. 99 Bottle
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    The 2019 Sansonnet is inky purple in colour. The bouquet is expressive and ripe with black cherries, raspberry coulis, incense and a touch of cassis. Everything is focused and under control. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, fine definition and pencil lead notes lining the persistent finish. This is a quality Saint-Émilion from this fast-rising estate. Excellent.
    93-95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    A lush, polished and vivid red with red-berry, cherry and dark-chocolate character. Medium to full body, plush tannins and a fruity finish. It shows attitude and structure.
    94-95 points
    James Suckling

    The 2019 Château Sansonnet reminds me a touch of the 2016 with its concentrated yet elegant profile. Coming from a cooler terroir on the upper plateau, its deep purple hue is followed by a layered, pretty bouquet of black and blue fruits, graphite, crushed stone and violets. Medium to full-bodied and balanced, with excellent purity of fruit, moderate tannins, and a great finish, it's going to evolve nicely for two decades.
    93-95 points
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Intense and concentrated, as are so many in the appellation in 2019, with a lovely sense of freshness through the core. Again, a good reflection of what limestone can deliver in terms of balancing out the power of the fruit without losing the creamy texture. Good stuff. A yield of 35hl/ha.
    93-95 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

    Almost opaque in color, the perfume here hits it! The strong essence of licorice, vanilla, black plum and even blacker cherry. Full-bodied, voluptuous, lush and sexy with layer after layer of super-ripe, fresh gorgeous fruits, soft, velvet tannins and length that sticks. The wine blends 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc reaching 15% alcohol, with no touch of heat.
    94-96 points
    Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider


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    2019 Chateau Senejac Pre-Arrival Offer
    Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, FRANCE
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    Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Senejac opens with vibrant notes of Morello cherries, fresh blackcurrants and black raspberries with hints of pencil shavings, lavender and cloves. The medium-bodied palate is bright and crunchy in the mouth, possessing tons of fresh red and black berry flavors and finely grained tannins to support, finishing pleasantly earthy.
    90-92 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 Sénéjac offers juicy ripe mulberry and raspberry scents on the nose, traces of tobacco coming through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannins and pretty red fruit. I would have liked more grip and body on the saline finish. Elegant though.
    89-91 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    A firm, chewy red with blackberry and light coffee character. Medium to full body. Solid structure.
    92-93 points
    James Suckling

    Extremely juicy cassis and enticing hedgerow here, this is bright, perky, less flesh on the bones than 2018 but with plenty of character. It settles in the glass, and you feel the build up of tannins. Will be interesting to taste in bottle, there is real potential here.
    91 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter


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    2019 Chateau Sigalas Rabaud (375ml) Pre-Arrival Offer
    Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
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    Casting a pale lemon-gold color, the 2019 Sigalas Rabaud hits the ground running with fabulously intense scents of tangerine peel, lemon marmalade, clover honey and paraffin wax plus suggestions of allspice, candied ginger and orange blossoms plus a waft of chalk dust. The palate is a blow-you-over, powerful expression, featuring condensed layers of citrus preserves, honey and spice notions with an unctuous texture and just enough freshness to balance, finishing with epic persistence. Impressive showing.
    93-95 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (June 2020)

    A layered, spicy, sweet Sauternes. Medium-to full-bodied and medium-sweet with a spicy, botrytis finish. Plenty of creme brulee at the end.
    92-93 points
    James Suckling

     

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    2019 Clos des Lunes Lune d'Argent Pre-Arrival Offer
    Bordeaux, FRANCE
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    A really beautiful white that is already delicious to taste with dried apple and a lightly salty undertone. Medium to full body. Firm, fresh palate and a creamy phenolic texture.
    92-93 points
    James Suckling


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    2019 Clos Fourtet Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
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    The 2019 Clos Fourtet is exotic and beguiling in the glass. Inky dark fruit, licorice, espresso, menthol and lavender all run through this sumptuous, beautifully resonant Saint-Émilion with bright mineral underpinnings that extend the finish effortlessly. A regal, exquisite wine, the 2019 has so much to offer. I can't wait to taste it in bottle.
    95-97 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Clos Fourtet continues its strong run of form under the direction of Mathieu Cuvelier and his team. It sprints out of the blocks with intense blackberries, raspberry coulis, blood orange and crushed violet aromas, touches of iodine developing as it musters ever increasing delineation. The palate is medium-bodied but (as expected) contains more weight and girth compared to its peers. Firm grip, solid and yet graceful, there is a crescendo of flavours towards its heady, focused and very persistent finish. Wonderful salinity in the mouth, the aftertaste is one of the longest you will find on the Right Bank. Fabulous.
    95-97 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    A beautiful core of ripe fruit in the center palate with deep, dark-chocolate undertones. It’s full-bodied with layers of fruit and ripe tannins. Flavorful finish.
    95-96 points
    James Suckling

    Starts out slowly, this is well built and muscled, and has no desire to show its hand too quickly. Instead the concentrated yet cooling cassis and blueberry fruits build ever so slowly, the tannins lightly etched at first then tightening their grip. An excellent Clos Fourtet, up there with the brilliant 2018, and one that shows off the full potential of this excellent property to withstand the hot dry summers that are becoming so common in Bordeaux. A yield of 38hl/ha.
    97 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

    Deep in color, the wine opens with licorice, flowers, smoke, dark cocoa, wet earth and truffle nuances. The wine is fresh, rich, concentrated and balanced. With silky tannins, elegance and purity to the fruits, the supple texture combines the purity of fruit, lift, refinement and harmony in the fruit-filled, spicy finish. The wine blends 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.5% alcohol. The harvest took place September 24, ending October 10.
    95-97 points
    Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider


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    2019 Clos Lunelles Pre-Arrival Offer
    Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, FRANCE
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    The 2019 Clos Lunelles is a blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested on the 7th and 8th of October. The yields this year were 26 hectoliters per hectare, and the alcohol came in at 14.48%, while the pH was 3.52 (remarkably low!). Very deep garnet-purple colored, it wafts out of the glass with enticing notes of spiced blackberries, Black Forest cake and chocolate-covered cherries with hints of cinnamon stick, red roses and Darjeeling tea. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers a rock-solid frame of firm, grainy tannins, with tons of freshness supporting the bright, crunchy fruit, finishing long and savory. Impressive!
    92-94 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    Lots of tar and berry character with dark chocolate and walnuts. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a juicy finish. Plenty of tannin to the ripe fruit.
    92-93 points
    James Suckling


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    2019 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc Pre-Arrival Offer
    Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, FRANCE
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    Blended of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon, the 2019 Blanc was harvested from 3rd of September to 19th of September. The alcohol is 14%. It is aging on its lees in French oak barrels, 35% new, for an anticipated 18 months. The nose is almost completely shut down on first sniff, soon giving way to notions of freshly squeezed lemons and limes, green apples and pear slices with nuances of orange blossom, fresh ginger and marzipan. Medium-bodied, the palate has a beguilingly satiny texture with crisp freshness, packed full of zesty layers, finishing long and perfumed.
    94-96+ points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    A wine of real personality, the 2019 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc has breadth and resonance to burn. Orchard fruit, citrus confit, white flowers, mint and chamomile nuances all flesh out in white that balances radiance with energy. I can't wait to see how the 2019 develops during its élevage; it is one of the most promising wines of the vintage.
    92-94+ points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc was picked from 3 to 19 September and aged on the lees for 18 months in 35% new oak. It has a crisp, delineated nose that gains intensity with aeration, offering enticing aromas of kaffir lime, yellow plums and jasmine. A subtle crushed stone scent emerges with time. The palate is well balanced with a saline entry and just the right amount of piquancy. A very saline, marine-influenced finish that gets the mouth salivating. It just cries out for a heaving platter of shucked oysters!
    93-95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    This is an opulent, dense white with dried-apple and honey character. Salty and hot-stone notes, too. Full-bodied, round and phenolic. Formed and beautiful. Quite open. Intense length.
    95-96 points
    James Suckling

    The flagship white is the 2019 Domaine De Chevalier Blanc. It offers a richer, more concentrated profile that carries rocking caramelized citrus, mandarin orange, and honeyed flower notes as well as full-bodied richness, a layered, opulent texture, bright acidity, and a great finish. It's certainly more opulent and upfront than the 2015 and 2016 were at this stage, and I suspect it will have more upfront appeal as well. It should nevertheless evolve gracefully. Tasted twice.
    96-98 points
    Jeb Dunnuck


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    2019 Hauts de Smith Blanc Pre-Arrival Offer
    Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, FRANCE
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    The 2019 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc begins a little closed on the nose, soon unfurling to reveal fragrant scents of lime blossoms, lemongrass and shaved ginger with a core of yuzu, fresh apple slices and kumquat plus a waft of dill seed. Medium-bodied, the palate is packed with zip and zing, offering a racy acid backbone and a seriously minerally finish.
    90-92 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc, 100% Sauvignon Blanc, is a wine of real sophistication and class. Floral overtones, orchard fruit, chamomile, mint and a kiss of new French oak all grace this exquisite, wonderfully expansive Sauvignon Blanc.
    90-92 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc has a little more amplitude on the nose than I expected, quite intense scents of red apple, pear, melon and light waxy aromas, as if there had been a touch of Sémillon in the blend. The palate is well balanced with fresh acidity, crisp and focused with a tangy salinity that gets the saliva flowing on the finish. Superb.
    91-93 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Already a delicious, fruity white with light mango, pear and honey character. Medium body, creamy texture and a fruity finish. Not the most concentrated, but nicely done.
    92-93 points
    James Suckling


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    2019 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Julien, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $86. 99 Bottle
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    The 2019 La Croix de Beaucaillou is composed of 46% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. It has 14.3% alcohol and a pH of 3.78 with an IPT of 88. It is set to age for 12 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, it comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant notes of crushed blackcurrants, baked blackberries and wild blueberries plus hints of woodsmoke, chargrill, black truffles and lilacs with a waft of fertile loam. Medium to full-bodied, the palate quivers with energetic black fruits, framed by bold freshness and ripe, rounded tannins, finishing on a lingering mineral note.
    90-92 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou is a dark, sumptuous wine. Black cherry, plum, leather, spice and licorice all flesh out in a gorgeous, inviting second Saint-Julien. All of the personality of the Grand Vin comes through nicely. La Croix has plenty to offer, but like all of the 2019s from Ducru, there is an edginess in the tannins that is impossible to fully look past.
    89-91 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 La Croix Ducru Beaucaillou is endowed with a gorgeous, quite sumptuous bouquet loaded with black plum, tobacco, smoke and Earl Grey aromas that burst from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very pliant tannin, harmonious and velvety in texture, gradually building towards a detailed and mineral-driven finish. Maybe less opulent than the 2018 by comparison, yet a Deuxième Vin full of breeding.
    94-96 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    A young red with very pretty blackberries, blueberries and stone. Hints of currant leaf. Full with firm yet polished tannins. Slightly austere, in a good sense. Persistent at the end. Linear and bright.
    93-94 points
    James Suckling

    The second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou, the 2019 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou is based on 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot that was brought up in 60% new French oak. Tasting more like a grand vin than a second wine, its deep purple hue gives way to a deep, rich, beautifully concentrated, full-bodied Saint-Julien with awesome purity of fruit, lots of graphite, chocolate, and crushed stone, building tannins, and a great finish. It's going to need 5-7 years of bottle age to hit maturity and is going to keep for two decades. It's a serious bottle of wine.
    93-95 points
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Deep damson colour and mouthfilling from the start, this expands outwards through the palate, filling up with concentrated yet plush berry fruits, notes of smoked oak, hazelnut, grilled liquorice. A real presence, approaches the 2016 but with more evident approachability. Appealing now but sure that it will close down pretty tightly for a while as this has a high tannin count of 88IPT.
    94 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

    Black currants, flowers, vanilla, dried cherry and blackberry aromas come through loud and clear on the nose. Fresh, vibrant, silky, long and juicy, the currants and blackberries continue flowing in the creamy, medium/full-bodied finish. This could be the finest vintage of La Croix Ducru--Beaucaillou produced at the estate. Clearly, this is a wine of Classified Growth quality. From a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14.3% alcohol and is aging in 60% new, French oak barrels for 12 months.
    92-94 points
    Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider


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    2019 Les Pagodes de Cos Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, FRANCE
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    The 2019 Les Pagodes de Cos (14.03% alcohol) is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, aging in 20% new barriques. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, notions of wild blueberries, boysenberries and redcurrant jelly come bounding out of the glass, followed by a profound core of warm cassis, licorice and bouquet garni with a touch of cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, the palate bursts with bright, expressive black and red fruit flavors, framed by firm, fine-grained tannins and loads of freshness, finishing on a lingering spicy note.
    92-94 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

    The 2019 Les Pagodes de Cos is a powerful, tightly wound wine, its mid-weight structure notwithstanding. Grilled herbs, menthol, licorice, dried herbs and rose petal lend aromatic brightness. In this tasting, the 2019 comes across as a bit compact and nervous, which may be attributable to its recent racking . Even so, there is plenty of character. It will be interesting to see what time brings.
    91-93 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2019 Les Pagodes de Cos has an intriguing bouquet that takes time to settle in the glass. When it finally does, it reveals well-defined blackberry, raspberry and briary aromas, a touch of undergrowth/damp moss too. Where it really delivers is on the elegant palate framed by fine-boned tannins and a fine bead of acidity. A Pauillac-like, pencil lead tinged finish, that dare I say, is reminiscent of Lafite-Rothschild! This is well worth seeking out.
    92-94 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    This is really minerally and salty with spices, such as cloves. Full-bodied, yet tight and beautiful. Chewy, yet focused and bright. Very integrated. Hard not to drink.
    94-95 points
    James Suckling

    Moving to the Saint-Estèphe releases, the 2019 Pagodes De Cos is based on 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot, which is very close to the blend of the 2018. It sports a vibrant purple color as well as classic Saint-Estèphe dark currant fruits interwoven with plenty of damp earth, cedar box, tobacco, and graphite. It's beautifully textured, medium to full-bodied, has silky tannins, and great balance. It's a serious second wine.
    92-94 points
    Jeb Dunnuck


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