2018 Bordeaux Futures
Four more wines that could reach PERFECTION!
This is a vintage for the ages.
I have had many questions about how the wines are packaged. They can come in either Six Pack or Twelve Pack Wood Cases. You will also have a chance to have the wines bottles in different sizes if your choose. But you must buy a TWELVE BOTTLE CASE to have that done. There is a slight up charge for special bottling.
Also, all our Bordeaux Futures are shipped REFRIGERATED. Believe it or not, some stores cut corners and don’t do this. It does cost more. But when keeping wines to age for this long, a absolute necessity.
OFFERS WILL BE COMING OUT DAILY
2018 Bordeaux Futures Arrive in 2021
Payment in full must accompany your order
*2018 Chateau Leoville Poyferre St Julien
$94.95btl/$569.70 per case of six OWC
(Jeb Dunnuck 96-99) (James Suckling 97-98)
(Wine Spectator 95-98)
One of the gems in the vintage will be the 2018 Château Léoville-Poyferré, which is a powerful, incredibly sexy wine based on 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, representing just 45% of the total production. In the same ballpark as the 2000, 2005, 2009, and 2010, its deep purple color is followed by a rich, opulent bouquet of sweet black and blue fruits, tobacco, and graphite. Both intellectually and hedonistically satisfying, it fills the mouth with fruit, has remarkable purity and precision for such a powerful wine, sweet tannins, and a finish that goes on for nearly a minute. It’s similar in character to the 2009 and will keep for three decades or more. This wine checks in at 14.4% alcohol, with a pH of 3.7, and a massive (one of the highest in the vintage) IPT value of 90. Tasted twice.
*2018 Chateau Troplong Mondot St Emilion
$106.95btl/$641.70 per case of six OWC
(James Suckling 97-98) (Wine Spectator 95-98) (Vinous 94-97)
The 2018 Troplong Mondot is a remarkable wine. All the elements fall into place in a stunning, aromatically intense Troplong Mondot that is full of character. There is a level of precision and vibrancy in the 2018 that is simply breathtaking. Black cherry, raspberry, mocha, flowers, mint and spice all meld together in this captivating, arrestingly beautiful Saint-Émilion. New oak is 60%, with lower toast levels than what was common just a few years ago. The blend is 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc. (AG)
*2018 Chateau Clos Fourtet St Emilion
$117.50btl/$705.00 per case of six OWC
(Wine Spectator 96-99) (Jeb Dunnuck 95-97)
Tasted on two separate occasions, the 2018 Château Clos Fourtet is a beauty, offering a ripe, powerful style in its crème de cassis, spice box, liquid rock, and incense aromas and flavors. Checking in as a blend of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon that will see 16 months in 60% new oak, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, loads of flesh, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It’s slightly more approachable and sexier than the Canon, which shares a similar terroir on the upper plateau, but it’s going to evolve beautifully for at least 20-25 years. It’s a beautiful wine very much in the style of the vintage.
*2018 Chateau D’Issan Margaux
$65.75btl/$394.50 per case of six OWC
(Wine Advocate 94-96) (James Suckling 95-96)
An explosive, dense wine, the 2018 d’Issan possesses off the charts richness and fabulous intensity. A rush of blue/black fruit, chocolate, smoke, spice, leather and tobacco builds in a potent Margaux endowed with tremendous concentration and pure, unbridled power. The 2018 is an unusually brooding, somber d’Issan that is likely to require a number of years to be at its best. Today, it is compelling, even in the early going. Tasted four times. (AG)