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2016

Blason d’Issan Margaux (Château d’Issan GCC 2nd wine)

Blason d’Issan, Château d’Issan’s second wine, was introduced from 1995 onwards to enable selection amongst the vines growing in the Margaux appellation area. Made from the younger plots (around 18 years old), it respects the identity of its terroir, while offering a tasty round fruitiness, which can be enjoyed earlier.

The harvest in 2016 was very similar to that of 2010, but volumes were higher, clearly a vintage with outstanding balance.

For more info, visit Château d’Issan website.

VARIETALS
60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2016

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2017

Cap Royal Bordeaux Supérieur Blanc

Cap Royal takes its name from the royal Cordouan lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse of Europe, situated at the entrance of Gironde Estuary. This 14th century beacon once signalled safe passage to Bordeaux wine merchants, returning home after sharing the great wines of Bordeaux with the world. Cap Royal Bordeaux, it’s above all the purity and freshness of the Sauvignon Blanc aromas, a careful selection of the best cuvées by Jean-René Matignon (Technical Director at Château Pichon Baron, 2nd Growth)

For more info, visit Cap Royal website.

VARIETALS
100% Sauvignon Blanc

VINTAGE
2017

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2016

Cap Royal Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge

Cap Royal takes its name from the royal Cordouan lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse of Europe, situated at the entrance of Gironde Estuary. This 14th century beacon once signalled safe passage to Bordeaux wine merchants, returning home after sharing the great wines of Bordeaux with the world. Cap Royal benefits from the expertise of Jean René Matignon, winemaker of Château Pichon Baron, Grand Cru Classé Pauillac.

For more info, visit Cap Royal website.

VARIETALS
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2016

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2012

Carmes De Rieussec Sauternes AOC (Château Rieussec Grand Cru Classé AOC 2nd wine)

Château Rieussec’s second wine is selected according to the same standards as the first wine. Its character consistently reveals a beautiful aromatic range dominated by citrus flavours. Carmes de Rieussec’s name is a reference to the Carmelite monks in Langon, who owned the Rieussec estate, located on the border of the municipalities of Fargues and Sauternes, in the 18th century. Passed from hand to hand among different families, in 1984 it was bought by the Barons Rothschild, one of the most noble families important linked to the world of wine, already owner of the famous Château Lafite.
Today at Château Rieussec are grown the three symbolic vines of Sauternes, sémillion, sauvignon and muscadelle, carefully following traditional techniques, both in the vineyard and in the winery: the result of this commitment leads to the creation of rich, deep and dense wines, which conquer and fascinate from the first sip, thanks to the great variety of organoleptic characteristics expressed in the glass.

For more info, visit Château Rieussec website.

VARIETALS
87% Sémillon, 10% Sauvignon, 3%Muscadelle

VINTAGE
2012

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2016

Château Beausejour Fronsac AOC

The Melet family has owned Château Bel-Air in Pomerol since 1914 and Château Beausejour in Fronsac for five generations. Following the family tradition, the focus remains on quality. Since 2011, the consultant oenologist has been Bordeaux’s rising star, Stéphane Derenoncourt.

VARIETALS
85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE
2016

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2016

Château Cantelaudette Cuvée Prestige Rouge Graves de Vayres AOC

“I inherited Château Cantelaudette in 1984, I was thirty years old and married in the same year. The property was not really a wedding gift: the house and vines had been abandoned and there was no winery. However, my wife, when she saw the old château, thought that it should be our home. Starting from scratch, we refurbished it to our taste, replanted the vines according to expert recommendations, and built an operational winery to produce a wine under the Cantelaudette label. Without my wife, Laurence, I never would have had the courage to undertake this adventure. I make wines for her and which reflect her… refined, elegant, balanced, rounded, and with a certain complexity.” – Jean-Michel Chatelier, owner and manager of Château Cantelaudette.

For more info, visit Château Cantelaudette website.

VARIETALS
100% Merlot

VINTAGE
2016

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2015

Château Cantelaudette Grand Vin Graves de Vayres AOC

“I inherited Château Cantelaudette in 1984, I was thirty years old and married in the same year. The property was not really a wedding gift: the house and vines had been abandoned and there was no winery. However, my wife, when she saw the old château, thought that it should be our home. Starting from scratch, we refurbished it to our taste, replanted the vines according to expert recommendations, and built an operational winery to produce a wine under the Cantelaudette label. Without my wife, Laurence, I never would have had the courage to undertake this adventure. I make wines for her and which reflect her… refined, elegant, balanced, rounded, and with a certain complexity.” – Jean-Michel Chatelier, owner and manager of Château Cantelaudette.

For more info, visit Château Cantelaudette website.

VARIETALS
100% Merlot

VINTAGE
2015

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2016

Château Cantemerle Haut-Médoc Grand Cru Classé AOC

Located in the southern part of the Bordeaux Medoc peninsula, Château Cantemerle, designated a great growth in the famous 1855 classification, thanks to its unique terroir, produces complex well-balanced and refined wines.
This promising 2016 offers a typical illustration of the Cantemerle terroir: very classic, it calls for some time in a decanter before serving. A further two or three years in the cellar can bring out its lovely personality, but it will continue to improve for an even longer time thanks to the nature of the great 2016 vintage.

For more info, visit Château Cantemerle website.

VARIETALS
52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE
2016

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2015

Château Cantenac Brown Margaux Grand Cru Classé AOC

At the beginning of the 19th century, John-Lewis Brown (1769-1851), bought a vineyard and designed in the village of Cantenac, a traditional Tudor style château, reminding him of his Scottish origins. His name is forever linked to the Grand Cru Classé. After the 1855 Grand Cru Classification, Louis Armand Lalande (1820-1894), Bordeaux winemerchant and owner of several estates in Médoc, extended the building. Surrounded by a remarkable British style park, Château Cantenac Brown is since then among the most original in Médoc and of the wines to watch out for, getting better vintage after vintage.

For more info, visit Château Cantenac Brown website.

VARIETALS
61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot

VINTAGE
2015

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2011

Château Cap de Faugeres Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux AOC

Château Cap de Faugères is a 46-hectare, estate in the pretty village of Sainte-Colombe, earning it the appellation of Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux. The vineyard has a fine terroir of limestone and clay slopes, a continuation of that of Saint-Emilion. Sustainable methods of natural viticulture are used to cultivate the vines.

From the same ownership (Silvio Denz) as Faugeres and Peby Faugeres, this 2011 Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux should prove to be very popular with consumers.

For more info, visit Château Cap de Faugeres website.

VARIETALS
80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2011

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2015

Château Cap Léon Veyrin Cru Bourgeois Listrac-Médoc

Family owned since 1810, the Château Cap Léon Veyrin originates from the meeting of Château Cap Léon and the Veyrin estate. Cape comes from the word “head”. In fact, the vineyards of Cap Léon are located on the highest points of Listrac-Médoc, favoring natural drainage and ideal sunshine. Nathalie and Julien Meyre, are the 6th generation of the family running this property, perpetuate the tradition: predominance of Merlot, collage with egg white, aging of 12 months in barrels, manual harvesting for young parcels and for old vines, while bringing their dynamism to this renowned Cru Bourgeois du Médoc.

For more info, visit Château Cap Léon Veyrin website.

VARIETALS
60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE
2015

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2014

Château Chasse-Spleen Moulis en Médoc Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel AOC

Château Chasse-Spleen is the leading Moulis estate along with Château Poujeaux. Although it is classified only as a Cru Bourgeois, it regularly outperforms many of the Médoc’s more renowned classed growths. There are numerous stories trying to explain the name of Chateau Chasse Spleen. The first version is that the name was inspired from a visit by Lord Byron in 1821, which was so moved, that he quoted, “Quel remede pour chasser le spleen”, which when loosely translated means, “What remedy to remove the spleen?”. The other equally poetic explanation is attributed to the poem Spleen, whose author Charles Baudelaire also visited Château Chasse-Spleen.
A very elegant, fresh and classical wine with a lot of energy and drive on the finish with great aging potential.

For more info, visit Château Chasse-Spleen website.

VARIETALS
50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE
2014

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2016

Château Clerc Milon by Baron Philippe de Rothschild Pauillac Grand Cru Classé AOC

The history and the success of Château Clerc Milon are summed up in these three words. The terroir is that of Pauillac, where some of the world’s finest wines are made. The neighbours are Mouton and Lafite, illustrious First Growths whose nearby vines can be seen from the terrace of the Château. The encounter was with Baron Philippe, who in 1970 acquired the then badly neglected estate and decided to restore it to its status as a Classified Growth. Now, thanks to Baroness Philippine, Clerc Milon, one of the most highly regarded châteaux in the Bordeaux region, can boast technical facilities and reception areas worthy of its reputation.

For more info, visit Château Clerc Milon website.

VARIETALS
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Carmenère

VINTAGE 
2016

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2015

Château Cos Labory Saint-Estèphe Grand Cru Classé AOC

Past Château Lafite, then up the small hill of stones, the locals call “Caux”, to Cos d’Estournel and its discrete neighbour Château Cos Labory.
The name of the estate comes from its geographical location on the Cos hill and the name of François Labory, who was the first owner until 1845. Mr. d’Estournel then acquired it before selling it again to an English banker, Charles Martyns in 1852. The property was finally taken over by George Weber in the 1930’s, who bequeathed it to his daughter and son-in-law, François Audoy in 1959. In 1971, the couple acquired the neighbouring estate, Château Andron Blanquet, until their elder son Bernard took over, now the emblematic symbol of the estate, having always lived in Saint-Estèphe.
Over time, the changes came gradually through substantial investment into technology, particularly an ultra-modern vat house and a new cellar. Having decided to vinify the wines at low temperatures to preserve and extract the fruit, their aim is to offer wines that age well but are also enjoyable when still young. Château Cos Labory combines characteristic Saint-Estèphe vigour and elegance and its rich tannin content gives this wine good ageing potential.

For more info, visit Château Cos Labory website.

VARIETALS
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE
2015

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2008

Château Coutet Premier Cru Classé Barsac AOC

First built as a fortress, Château Coutet still bears the stamp of its medieval origins.
The history of Château Coutet as a winemaking estate starts in 1643, when Charles Le Guérin, known as Lord of Coutet, made it one of the first vineyards in the Sauternes appellation. The estate remained in the hands of his descendants until 1788, time when Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States of America, serving as ambassador in France, acknowledged Château Coutet as “the best Sauternes in Barsac.”
Following a number of informal rankings, the 1855 classification ordered by Napoleon III was issued for the Universal Exposition. It officially recognised Château Coutet as one of the Classified First Growths of the Sauternes and Barsac appellations, alongside the finest wines from the Médoc and Graves regions.
Henry-Louis Guy, an industrialist from Lyon, acquired Château Coutet in the 1920 and managed the estate until 1977, when Marcel Baly and two of his sons, Philippe and Dominique, became the new owners of Château Coutet in 1977. Originally from Alsace, the family subsequently expanded overseas, especially in the United States. With zeal and determination, they set about the task of renewing the vineyard and the winery buildings. In 1994, the two brothers concluded an agreement with Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA. The winemaking team is now advised by the technical staff from Château Mouton Rothschild.

For more info, visit Château Coutet website.

VARIETALS
75% Sémillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Muscadelle

VINTAGE
2008

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