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2018 Bordeaux Futures

Now we are getting to the Bordeaux Big Boys! All candidates for WINE OF THE VINTAGE!
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

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*2018 Chateau Leoville Las Cases St Julien
$258.75btl/$1552.50 per case of six OWC
(James Suckling 99-100) (Wine Advocate 98-100)
(Wine Spectator 97-100) (Jeb Dunnuck 98-100)

“A candidate for the wine of the vintage is the 2018 Léoville Las Cases. My notes on this incredible wine are laced with expletives that I, unfortunately, can’t repeat here. Safe to say, however, it’s one of the greatest young Bordeaux I’ve been lucky enough to taste. Based on a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc, from yields of 35.5 hectoliters per hectare, that will spend 19 months in barrel, it offers a massive bouquet of crème de cassis, lead pencil shavings, crushed violets, tobacco, and a liquid rock-like minerality. Pure magic on the palate as well, with full-bodied richness, building structure, and a seamless, weightless, yet powerful mouthfeel, it has everything you could want from a wine. It has the purity and balance to drink well in 7-8 years (I wouldn’t hold it against you if couldn’t wait that long) and will keep for 50 years or more. For the tech geeks out there, this hit 14.49% alcohol, 3.65 pH, and an IPT of 80.”

 

*2018 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou St Julien
$199.99btl/$1199.94 per case of six OWC
(Jeb Dunnuck 97-100) (James Suckling 98-99)
(Wine Advocate 97-99)(Wine Spectator 96-99)

“The grand vin of this terrific estate, the 2018 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is based on 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that will spend 18 months in new barrels. It’s as classy as they come, boasting a deep purple/blue color as well as awesome notes of pure crème de cassis, smoke tobacco, crushed rock-like minerality, and violets. Haute couture at its finest, with full-bodied richness, building structure and tannins, and remarkable purity, it’s certainly in the same ballpark as the magical 2016. It will be approachable in just 4-5 years yet keep for 40.”

 

*2018 Chateau Pichon Lalande Pauillac
$189.75btl/$1138.50 per case of six OWC
(Wine Spectator 97-100) (James Suckling 98-99)
(Wine Advocate 97-99)

The grand vin represents 50% of the crop this year. The 2018 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is made up of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot with a pH of 3.85, an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 87 and 14% alcohol. Very deep purple-black colored, it is like hitting a brick wall to begin, needing considerable coaxing to start to reveal notes of crushed black cherries, warm blackberries, ripe blackcurrants and chocolate cake with nuances of violets, rose hip tea, charcuterie, tapenade and incense with wafts of new leather and iron ore. Full-bodied, concentrated and completely laden with tightly wound black fruit and savory layers, the palate gives a rock-solid backbone of firm, super ripe, super fine-grained tannins and soft background freshness, finishing very long with a veritable display of mineral fireworks

 

*2018 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan
$113.95btl/$683.70 per case of six OWC
(Jeb Dunnuck 97-100) (James Suckling 98-99)
(Wine Advocate 97-99)

Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot aging in 60% new barriques, the very deep purple-black colored 2018 Smith Haut Lafitte is a little shy to begin. With coaxing, it very slowly unfurls to reveal a heart-stopping perfume of violets, red roses, kirsch, black cherries and redcurrant jelly, before giving way to a profound core of warm blackcurrants, blackberry preserves, molten licorice and cinnamon stick with nuances of dried mint, orange blossoms (yes!) and cloves. Full-bodied, the fruit does veritable pirouettes on your palate, both elegant and powerful in its expression, coating the mouth with densely packed red and black fruits while revealing tons of mineral, floral and savory sparks, framed by exquisitely fine-grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing very long.