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91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
This one is simply way too stinking good for the price tag. In the 97pt Left Bank vintage in Bordeaux, this Baby Graves stands out as an exceptional value. It shows tremendous energy with bright, ripe fruit right up front along with the backbone to continue to gracefully age if you have a few years of patience. A beautifully well-balanced ready to drink Bordeaux at an unbeatable price.
94 Points, Decanter — 92+ Points (Top Discovery), Parker’s Wine Advocate
A crazy new project between one of Bordeaux’s and Sancerre’s best producers. Though few dry white Bordeaux ever command big scores– this one absolutely does. It’s exceptional. A wild floral bouquet with underlying tropical and citrus aromas and a mid-palate that sings like a single-vineyard Sancerre, this wine is just a delight to drink. Unsurprisingly, it comes with a 92+ from Lisa-Perrotti Brown who concluded her review by saying, “I’m seriously smitten by this uniquely fragrant, uncontrived style of dry white coming from Sauternes—bravo!
98 Pts, Decanter – 97 Pts, Wine Spectator – 97 Pts, James Suckling
“This great Barsac is just beginning to open up and not only has incredibly fine mango, papaya and star-fruit character but also something mineral. Great concentration and textural complexity right from the tip of your tongue to the end of the extremely long, very pure finish. You can enjoy this now, but I recommend cellaring it as long as you can, because this has at least 50 years of ageing potential!” – James Suckling
97 Pts (Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast)
The 2005 Yquem starts out incredibly welcoming with seductive aromas. The mouthfeel offers perfect balance with fresh acidity and elegance complimenting the wine’s power and giving it tremendous grace. It’s crazy good right now, but I think I will defer to Lisa Perotti-Brown, who said in her 97-pt review of this classic wine just last year, “This decadent flavor bomb still needs a good five to seven years in bottle before it is set to go off, but oh what a spectacle it will give then!” From what it’s already showing, this can be one special bottle for Sauternes collectors.
91-93pts, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2015 Edmond de Rothschild “Chateau des Laurets” St. Emilion is something special and even after a barrage of fabulous Bordeaux offers this year, I’m still calling it the Bordeaux of the year. It absolutely dazzles, displaying all the silky, elegant tannins and harmonious nature characteristic of the vintage. Lay some down in a dark cellar for the long haul but don’t be afraid to enjoy some right now.
92 Points, James Suckling – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
James Suckling said that in the 2018 vintage, some Cotes de Bordeaux wines were so good that the are, “meeting the quality of many grand cru wines from St. Emilion”. That’s ridiculously high praise– but considering his 92-point score of the Chateau Hyot, I’m going to assume he meant wines like this one. He’s not wrong either. This one is tight and firm with way more structure than one should expect at this price point. Spicy on the nose, with blackberry jelly on the palate, with a smooth and refined finish. One to snag up by the case.
94 Points, Wine Enthusiast
In the sensational 2018 vintage in the Right Bank, Chateau la Gaffeliere’s second wine ‘Dame de Gaffeliere’ very well might take the prize for the best value of the vintage. It’s an exceptionally sleek and full-bodied Bordeaux Blend that perfectly displays the incredible depth, structure and agebility of the great Right Bank wines. The best part is that somehow, this phenomenal bottling can be had at a price that reads like a misprint thanks to some scared wine accounting departments right now in Bordeaux. Take advantage of a great deal like this while it’s around.
Winemaker Pascal Sirat consistently puts out some of the best value Bordeaux in the region but he may have outdone himself in the 2018 vintage. Just south of Pomerol, the vines at Panchille borrow deep in the soil. The resulting wines are ripe but fresh, with an aromatic complexity and stony finish usually reserved for wine twice the price. Daniel Boulud tells me it’s been the hottest bottle of wine at Bar Boulud for over a month, so I figured I’d better hurry up and secure my allocation! Don’t miss it.
98+ Pts, Parker’s Wine Advocate – 98 Pts, Wine Spectator
“Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Petrus comes galloping out of the glass with bold, expressive notions of Black Forest cake, blueberry preserves and Christmas pudding with nuances of molten chocolate, Chinese five spice, candied violets, licorice and kirsch plus wafts of roses and cinnamon stick. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and fantastically concentrated, the palate has compelling freshness and a solid base of wonderfully ripe, velvety tannins, finishing very long and opulent. The aromatics at this youthful stage are atypical for Petrus and quite stunning—this 2017 is a bombshell! Furthermore, it is a unique style for this estate and one avid collectors should seek out!” –The Wine Advocate
92 Points (Top 2018 Cru Bourgeois), Vinous – 91 Points, James Suckling
Bordeaux expert Neil Martin at Vinous looked in-depth at the 2018 vintage and offered that it was “a wellspring of wines of exceptional quality and unbeatable prices at decent quantities.”He went on to name some of the Cru Bourgeois from the entire vintage and at the top of his list was the 2018 Chateau Prieure de Beyzac Haut-Medoc. With incredibly gravelly, clay limestone soil, the tiny, swanky producer is able to make some staggering Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Clearly the wine made an enormous impression with Martin, who lobbed a 92-point score on a wine he deemed, “absolutely superb.”
Year in, year out Château Turcaud produces one of the best white wine values in the world. It’s long been found on Michelin-starred wine lists in Paris and we’ve had it at the restaurant since Day 1. If you’ve ever tried this stunning, classic Bordeaux of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Sauvignon Gris and Muscadlle, then you know why. The 2019 has just arrived, and it’s as fresh and as delicious as you could want. Enjoy.