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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
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.
Located in tiny Lansac in the Cotes de Bourg on the Right Bank, the 2018 Martinat is made off just 24 acres of brilliant clay limestone soil, home to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. One of the true hidden gems of Bordeaux, this is a powerful and structured red with a great mineral component to pair with just incredibly fresh red fruits and layers of complexity. Delicious now, delicious in 10 years, this is the kind of wine that drove collectors to obsess about Bordeaux in the first place.
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.
Chateau Sipian Medoc 2019 is a total showstopper with all the sunny radiance of this special vintage on display. Its aromatics soar, redolent of super-ripe red cherry, red plum, and cedar. In the mouth, the fruit is concentrated yet balanced with great tension, with flavors of bright red/purplish berry fruit, wild flowers, savory spice, anise and underbrush all developing in the glass. Silky tannins wrap it all together in a long, fresh finish. Medium in body and all class, the ‘19 Sipian is an absolute winner.
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 2020 vintage has just arrived, and it’s a fantastic vintage in Bordeaux for energetic whites. This is world-class, as always.