updated 12-8-16
Multi Feature - 2015 Clarets: Here They Come, Ready or Not!

Any 1-5 bottles, 10% off      Any 6+ bottles, 12% off
Case of 12 bottles same wine, 14% off
Quantities limited; subject to prior sale    Pre-orders encouraged;    in-store stocks limited
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INTRODUCTION
2015 CLARETS - Here They Come, Ready Or Not!
I guess we shouldn’t be surprised to see some 2015 clarets coming on stream already. After all, the harvest was early, the fruit ripe and bountiful, the wines uncomplicated by excess tannin issues, and the forerunners spending short if any stints in barrel. It’s a no-brainer vintage for winegrowers, so we should see plenty of delicious red wines from all the Bordeaux appellations and grape varieties.

s1207-102. 15 CHATEAU DE BERN, GRAVES
55% merlot, 45% cabernet sauvignon. Sweet fruited and full of barrel age scents and savors. One impressive young claret./ Full fruited 2015 sporting toasty barrel extras. Great value in Graves. Savor the Bern. 92+/100.
How Many: 14.99 each

s1207-103. 15 CHATEAU DORLEAC, REVELATIONS D’HUBERT DE BOUARD, GRAVES
Decanter International Wine Challenge - Gold Medal. 99% merlot, 1% petit verdot. Bouard, the proprietor of Saint Emilion Chateau Angelus, has a thriving consulting business. The sweet aroma of old vines ripe fruit accented by 2015 and de Bouard styling and power (14%)./ Ripe and open armed, modern claret sporting juicy cherry and cranberry flavors. Fine degree of sur maturite. Tastes much more expensive. 92+/100.
How Many: 16.99 each

s1207-104. 15 CHATEAU LA CROIX DE BERNY, PUISSEGUIN SAINT EMILION
All merlot. The sweet fruit of merlot, 2015, and Saint Emilion personified. Good form too. Deep and chocolatey. Barrel aged?/ Palate less forthcoming. Good ripe fruit, the right acidity, and some degree of tannin to resolve yet. 91+/100.
How Many: 16.99 each

s1207-105. 15 CHATEAU DES BARAILLOTS, LALANDE DE POMEROL
Deep and romantic, elegant and succulent. Wow Pomerol at its plush and velvety best./ Full juiciness, sweetness, and roundness of the ripe vintage Pomerol sort. Good acid and tannin for structural containment and future bouquet beauties. Yes. 93+/100.
How Many: 18.99 each

s1207-106. 15 CHATEAU HAUT TUQUET, CASTILLON COTES DE BORDEAUX
70% merlot, 20% cab franc, 10% cab sauv. At Saint Etienne de Lisses. Very nice. Has vintage fruit plus the superior posture and stature of Castillon. Beautiful 19th century steel engraving label too./ Yeah, structure, filling, extract. Gonna be a good one. I love Castillons. 92+/100.
How Many: 15.99 each

s1207-107. 15 CHATEAU LES RAMBAUDS, BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR
Half each merlot, cabernet sauvignon. Dark, sweet fruit, well extracted, well poised. Spicy. Fills and fills with aeration./ Rich and well seasoned. Generosity of the vintage. Good acid too. 91+/100.
How Many: 11.99 each

s1207-108. 15 CHATEAU LA CROIX DU DUC, BORDEAUX
Getting better, more enjoyable. It was so tightly wound when it first arrived. Richer, softer, more revealing./ Yes, plusher and more charming. I’m a fan now. 90+/100.
How Many: 9.99 each

s1207-109. 15 CHATEAU LES MILLAUX, BORDEAUX
In a branded wood case. All merlot grown on this estate between Saint Emilion and Fronsac. The proprietor Frederic Bellot worked 7 years and Haut Brion and buys his barrels from there. Young and full. My, this is ambitious. The material is there./ Yeah, it’s dry and full and tannic. Little merlot softness showing yet. Unusual degree of potential for a claret of this appellation and price. 90++/100.
How Many: 12.99 each

s1207-110. 15 CHATEAU DU TERTRE, BORDEAUX
70% merlot, 15% each of the cabernets. Showing plenty of fruit sweetness of 15. Encouraging sign of an early drinking window./ Definitely good fruit ripeness and presence. Attractions already. More to come. 90+/100.
How Many: 14.99 each

TERMS & CONDITIONS
2015 CLARETS - Here They Come, Ready Or Not!
Any 1-5 bottles, 10% off   Any 6+ bottles, 12% off
Case of 12 bottles same wine, 14% off
Quantities limited; subject to prior sale
Pre-orders encouraged; in-store stocks    limited


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