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  1. Vieux Chateau Certan Pomerol 2018 Pre-Arrival
    WE98-100
    DEC99
    JD96-98
    JS99-100
    WA97-100
    VM94-97
    $294.98

    97-100 Points! The 2018 Vieux Château Certan is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Yields were 40 hectoliters per hectare. The wine has a pH of 3.78, 14.4% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 77. Medium to deep garnet-purple-it has a very vibrant color-it drifts effortlessly out of the glass with wonderfully intense, beautifully delineated scents of red roses, black raspberries, kirsch and Darjeeling tea before the powerful, profound black fruits kick in: baked plums, wild blueberries, molten licorice and mulberries with touches of cigar box, cinnamon stick, tapenade and truffles. Full-bodied, rich, densely packed and revealing layer upon layer of red and black fruits with an incredible array of floral and spicy sparks, it has a high level of super ripe, incredibly fine, velvety soft tannins and fantastic freshness (not just from acid but from bright, crunchy fruit). It finishes very long, marvelously layered and with such jaw-dropping brightness from the fruit, the end is almost electric. Incredible. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    99-100 Points! This is a significant VCC with masses of fruit and juicy tannins. It's fresh, but impresses you with the rich and powerful fruit. A tower of a wine. Incredible depth and density. Thick and muscular. It is 30 per cent cabernet franc, the rest merlot. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

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  2. Rosalcy Lalande de Pomerol 2008
    $19.98
    Availability:In Stock
    Roslacy is a 55% Merlot/45% Cab Franc second wine from Chateau Tournefeuille. The château and chai are situated on a hill atop the valley of the Barbanne, a small river that separates Lalande-de-Pomerol from the more famous wine-producing appellation of Pomerol. Just on the other side of the Barbanne from Tournefeuille lies Château Pétrus, one of Bordeaux’s best-known wine estates. The vineyard of Tournefeuille encompasses 18 hectares. Learn More
  3. Clos Chaumont Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux 2004
    $17.98
    Availability:Out of Stock
    An exquisite nose of currants, blueberry, lead pencil and cedar. The palate is extremely well balanced with a perfect amount of fruit, acidity and tannin with great freshness and tension. The wine is so easy to drink and has the tertiary characteristics one looks for in aged Bordeaux. Learn More
  4. Vieux Robin Medoc 2005
    $24.98
    Availability:In Stock
    Today Vieux Robin covers 50 acres of vines, with most of it in one contiguous piece. The vines have an impressive average age of over forty years. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates nearly 60% of the planted area, Merlot comes next with 35%, the rest being shared between Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Learn More
  5. Le Blanc Sec de Suduiraut Bordeaux Blanc 2017
    WS90
    JD89-90
    $17.98
    Availability:In Stock
    Another terrific Bordeaux Blanc from the vintage is the 2017 Le Blanc Sec de Suduiraut, which is based on close to an even split of Sauvignon and Sémillon brought up in 34% barrels and the rest in tank. It offers a fresh, elegant style as well as plenty of grapefruit, citrus and lime aromas and flavors. It’s already delicious yet should keep for 4-5 years, if not longer. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com Learn More
  6. Cheval Blanc Saint Emilion 1996
    VM93
    $549.98
    Availability:In Stock
    93 Points! Bright red. Fresh floral, white pepper, raspberry and strawberry aromas on the captivating nose, lifted by minerals and Oriental spices Very fresh, balanced and pure on the palate, with bright red berry, floral and delicately smoky plum flavors. Very cabernet franc, and very Cheval Blanc! The lively, harmonious acids keep this wine light on its feet and really extend the flavors on the back half. The long finish features a subtly spicy kick and smooth tannins. A touch more density and it would have scored even higher. The harvest took place between September 28 and October 4. - Ian d'Agata, Vinous Media, 2011 Learn More
  7. La Mission Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan 1998
    WS96
    WA98
    $399.98
    Availability:In Stock
    98 Points! A candidate for the wine of the vintage from this somewhat forgotten year, consumers should be seeking out wines from the Right Bank and Graves as 1998 was a great vintage in those appellations. La Mission’s 1998 exhibits a healthy, opaque blue/purple color with no lightening at the edge. Thirty minutes of aeration brings forth a sensational bouquet of chocolate, cedar, truffles, graphite, blackberries, cassis and incense. La Mission’s so-called scorched earth/charcoal/hot rocks characteristic has not yet appeared. Full-bodied with superb purity, a multilayered texture, sweet tannin, good acidity and a fabulously long finish, this great, young La Mission-Haut-Brion’s finest days are yet to come. - Robert Parker, robertparker.com, 2012 Learn More
  8. Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 1997
    WA90
    $499.98
    Availability:In Stock
    90 Points! Only 55% of the harvest was utilized for the 1997 Mouton-Rothschild. One of the most forward and developed Moutons over recent years, it possesses all the charm and fleshiness this vintage can provide. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, and an open-knit nose of cedar wood, blackberry liqueur, cassis, and coffee. Fleshy, ripe, and mouth-filling, with low acidity, soft tannin, and admirable concentration and length, this delicious Pauillac will be drinkable in 2-3 years, and should age for 15+. It is an impressive effort for this vintage. - Robert Parker, robertparker.com Learn More
  9. Berliquet Saint Emilion 2018 Pre-Arrival
    JD93-96
    JS94-95
    WA93-95
    $46.98

    93-96 Points! A rough blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Franc made by the team at Canon (Thomas Duclos also consults here), the 2018 Château Berliquet sports a deeper purple color as well as a complex, layered style in its black raspberry, white flowers, dried earth, spice, and forest floor aromas and flavors. It's medium to full-bodied, has a rounded, expansive texture, beautiful tannins, and brilliant freshness and purity as well as a serious kick of minerality on the finish. Coming from a smaller 10-hectare terroir located on the clay and limestone soils on the upper plateau, it will spend 16 months in 45% new French oak. Tasted twice. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

    93-95 Points! This was really Nicolas Audebert’s first vintage at Berliquet, since the property was acquired by Chanel in the autumn of 2017. The most significant, immediate change from 2018 came from noticing that blocks of the vineyard had Merlot and Cabernet Franc interplanted. These used to be harvested together. This year the different cultivars were flagged and harvested separately so as to achieve optimal ripeness for both varieties. The 2018 Berliquet is blended of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc and has 14.5% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, it leaps from the glass with bold kirsch, blueberry compote and Black Forest cake with touches of cloves, lavender, menthol and lilacs. Medium to full-bodied and elegant, with lovely freshness lifting the densely packed blue and black fruit flavors, it has a velvety texture and long, earthy finish. Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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  10. Pavillon de Leoville Poyferré St. Julien 2015
    JS93
    WA90
    $39.98
    Availability:In Stock
    93 Points! In spite of the generous ripe fruit, this also has the cool elegance and slightly austere finish of St.-Julien. Considerable intensity without any sense of heaviness make this an impressive example of modern winemaking. Second wine of Château Léoville Poyferré. - JamesSuckling.com Learn More
  11. L'Eglise Clinet Pomerol 2018 Pre-Arrival
    WS95-98
    DEC97
    JD96-98
    JS99-100
    WA96-98
    VM95-98
    $299.98

    99-100 Points! This is incredibly powerful with fantastic depth and length. It goes on for minutes. Full-bodied yet so tight and intense. Blackberries and hints of spice. It has such energy and persistence. It is a wine that makes you really reflect. Bravo. Tiny production. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

    97 Points! This is rich, with layers upon layers of black chocolate, ripe fleshy blackberries and raspberries tempered by acidity and tannins that support, pushing the entire palate slowly onwards and upwards. It has all the generosity of the vintage but tempered with Durantou's amazing ability to sculpt freshness out of the fruit his vineyards deliver. It’s immensely seductive and powerful with more evident flesh than the 2016 – a wine that’s going to run and run. - Decanter

    96-98 Points! One of the true “wow” wines in the vintage, the 2018 Château l'Eglise-Clinet is a blockbuster offering stunning notes of black currants, roasted herbs, truffle, earth, and graphite. It's a ripe, voluptuous, and incredibly opulent wine that has full-bodied richness, no hard edges, silky tannins, and gorgeous length. The blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, all harvest in September, and raised in 70% new oak. It has remarkable purity, as well as balance, and will benefit from 5-6 years of bottle age and evolve for two decades or more. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

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  12. Cheval Blanc Saint Emilion 2018 Pre-Arrival
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    JD97-100
    JS98-99
    WA97-99
    VM97-100
    $698.98

    97-100 Points! The 2018 Cheval Blanc is dazzling. Creamy, supple and inviting, the 2018 is endowed with phenomenal balance. The tannins and overall structure are imposing, and yet the richness of the fruit and perfect ripeness of the tannin really stand out. In 2018, Cheval is a bit richer than is often the case, but that is not at all a bad thing. I am struck by how much freshness and energy the 2018 has. Hints of lavender, spice and licorice add shades of nuance, but it is the wine's overall sense of harmony that leaves the strongest impression. A precise counterpoint of fruit richness and finesse makes for a truly unforgettable Cheval Blanc. - Antonio Galloni

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  13. La Garde Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2017
    JS93-94
    $26.98
    Availability:In Stock
    93-94 Points! This is very linear and really energetic with a driven acidity and tight and compact fruit. Full-bodied yet remains so agile and bright. The lemon-zest and salty character is impressive. Only 10% new wood here. - JamesSuckling.com Learn More
  14. Esprit de Pavie Bordeaux 2014
    $19.98
    Availability:In Stock
    The blend of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon is an opaque blue/black in color and has abundant notes of forest floor, spring flowers, black raspberry and blueberry liqueur in the aromatics along with hints of espresso and white chocolate. The wine is beautifully constructed, full, and rich, with great structure, wonderful texture and great palate presence with its perfectly weighted fruit. 
    It is everything you would expect from a producer of this caliber…except for the price.  Which for us is the best part of this story.  We get to offer you this incredible red, crafted by Gerard Perse and the team at the 100pt. producing Chateau Pavie, for only $19.98!
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  15. L'Evangile Pomerol 2018 Pre-Arrival
    DEC97
    JD96-98
    JS98-99
    WA97-99
    VM94-97
    $244.98

    98-99 Points! A very plush and exciting L’Evangile with polished, velvety tannins that set this up to be a classic. It’s full-bodied with glorious fruit and a great center palate that has fantastic depth. It’s so caressing and beautiful. So much here. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

    97-99 Points! The 2018 L'Evangile is composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The Merlot was harvested September 19 to October 2, and the Cabernet Franc was harvested September 25 to October 1. This is the optimal blend--with more Cabernet Franc coming through this year, since it was amazing. Deep garnet-purple colored, it slips seductively out of the glass with glamorous notes of baked black cherries, warm blueberries and raspberry tart plus wafts of kirsch, red roses, rose hip tea, espresso, licorice and sandalwood. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and delivering opulent black fruit layers, the palate has a firm frame of lovely, ripe, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant. Beautiful. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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  16. La Conseillante Pomerol 2018 Pre-Arrival
    WE94-96
    DEC97
    JD97-100
    JS97-98
    WA96-98+
    VM95-98
    $219.98

    97-100 Points! The 2018 Château La Conseillante checks in as a blend of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc brought up in 70% new French oak, with a small amount in amphora. Yields here were a light 32 hectoliters per hectare, and the 2018 is a respectable 13.5% natural alcohol. Winemaker Marielle Cazaux commented that the secret to the vintage was to be a lazy winemaker (i.e. hands off). Her 2018 boasts a saturated purple color as well as incredible purity in its blue and black fruits, spice, liquid flower, and violet-like characteristics. Full-bodied, pure and seamless on the palate as well, it’s flawlessly balanced, with building yet sweet tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. It's going to flirt with perfection. Hats off to Marielle for another magical wine from this estate, which has quickly risen into the top echelon of estates in Bordeaux. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

    97-98 Points! This is a forceful red, showing blueberry and blackberry character with violets and light wet earth. Clarity and beauty with so much transparency and focus. Full-bodied, firm and silky with lots of white-pepper and salt undertones. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

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  17. Figeac Saint Emilion 2018 Pre-Arrival
    WS97-100
    WE97-99
    DEC98
    JD97-99
    JS98-99
    WA97-99
    VM96-99
    $239.98

    97-100 Points!  This is pretty gorgeous, with velvety texture that lets nearly exotic cassis, plum and blackberry fruit reduction flavors roll through. Has a beautiful bass line of warm earth and smoldering tobacco notes all while keeping its sensational mouthfeel. The encore on the finish makes you realize this is the serious gourmet stuff. One of the highlights of the vintage. - Wine Spectator

    98-99 Points!  This shows wonderful precision and focus with dark-berry, tobacco, and blueberry character. Full-bodied, tight and vivid. Solid and structured. Really powerful for Figeac. The real new style here of Figeac that harkens back to the great wines of the 1950s and 1940s. This year, equal parts of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

    97-99 Points! The 2018 Figeac is composed of 37% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc, harvested September 17 to October 12 with a 3.7 pH and 14% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, it charges out of the gate with vivacious black and red cherries, cassis, warm plums and wild blueberries scents plus fragrant hints of violets, star anise, tilled soil and forest floor with wafts of Ceylon tea and chocolate box. Full-bodied and jam-packed with energetic, crunchy black and blue fruits, it has a rock-solid, firm, grainy frame and loads of bright, refreshing sparks lifting the dense layers on the very long, savory finish. Wow—the Cabernet really makes itself known this vintage, and it is good. The signature of this wine is so clear, so defined, that this is a Bordeaux wine without peers. In my view, this is the finest Figeac ever produced. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

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