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2015

Berlucchi ’61 Franciacorta Brut Nature DOCG

Since 1955, Berlucchi is the market leader of the Champagne Method in Italy.
In 1961 Franco Ziliani created the first ever Franciacorta wine and today the Franciacorta Method is one of the strictest sets of specifications in the world in terms of productive yields and months of ageing.
The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes are coming from totally converted organic vineyards and follow a dedicated Sustainability Report, developed and produced with the consultancy of EY Sustainability and with the collaboration of LifeGate, showcasing the various quality achievements impacting the 85 hectares of estate vineyards belonging to the Franciacorta pioneer and category founder, as well as the approximately 450 hectares of those of its partner-growers.

Complex and essential, this is a zero-dosage vintage dedicated to the most attentive connoisseurs of Champagne method sparklings.

For more info, visit Berlucchi website.

VARIETALS
70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir

VINTAGE
2015

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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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2015

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% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Château Domeyne Saint-Estèphe AOC

Purchased by the Franchini family in 1978, the area of ​​the vineyard was 4 hectares. Domeyne then integrated part of Château Faget, owned by an emblematic winegrower from Saint-Estèphe, Maurice Lagarde.
Sold to Claire and Gonzague Lurton in 2006, Château Domeyne is growing and prospering alongside their classified growths of Margaux and Pauillac.
Aware of the exceptional potential of Château Domeyne Natacha and Vincent Ginestet bought the property in 2018.

For this Saint Estèphe Chateau Domeyne 2015, Claire and Gonzagues Lurton, owners of the premises at that time, summon 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon from 8 hectares of large clayey gravel typical of the Médoc, for what we can call a great introduction to St-Estèphe, providing a deep and fruity approach through an approachable vintage.

For more info, visit Château Domeyne website.

VARIETALS
60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Château Kirwan Margaux Grand Cru Classé AOC

Château Kirwan is an estate located in Cantenac, not far from the city of Bordeaux and the river Garonne, in a terroir where man and nature have been living together harmoniously for hundreds of years.
The Château, built in 1751, was one of the few Medoc properties that Thomas Jefferson, the future third President of the United States, visited on his Bordeaux wine tasting trip in France and mentioned in his diaries written in 1780. Mark Kirwan passed away in 1815 and over the centuries it passed from hand to hand through several owners, until, during the early years of the twentieth century, it was acquired by a family of “negociant”, the Schyler and Schroder, which moved to Bordeaux in 1738 and still in business today.
With 40 hectares divided into 46 parcels that wind within the territory of the AOC Margaux, it is clear and obvious how the keystone of this Château, over the years, has always been the terroir and its strong identity. Its wines have a characteristic soft, gentle attack, followed by a very Margaux lacework of flavours. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot provide Kirwan’s main wine with a multi-layered structure that is very big, tempered by the roundness of the Merlot and the delicate elegance of the Cabernet Franc.

Like all great vintages, 2015 offers fine balance. The alcohol is imperceptible and perfectly balanced by a refreshing natural acidity. The tannins give the wine a velvety unctuousness. In the end, the wine is wonderfully fruity and refined, with a gourmand, tactile character that far outshines it simple potency. 100% Margaux.

For more info, visit Château Kirwan website.

VARIETALS
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Château La Tour Carnet Haut-Médoc Grand Cru Classé AOC

The history of La Tour Carnet merges with the history of France. Bearing the name of the squire who infallibly helped his Lord to resist French royalty at the end of the Hundred Years War, Château La Tour Carnet played a major role in the revolution of the Médoc vineyards and the quality of its wine, rewarded by the entry in the classification of Grands Crus Classés of 1855. The diversity of its terroir and the constant search for perfection make this Haut-Médoc an exceptional wine.

Since purchasing the estate in 2000, Bernard Magrez has returned the estate’s Château, cellars and 311 hectares to their glory days, marrying cutting-edge technology with traditional savoir-faire.

For more info, visit Bernard Magrez website.

VARIETALS
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Château Lalande-Borie Saint-Julien AOC

Château Lalande-Borie was created almost entirely in 1970, through the purchase of a 30 hectare third growth plot in the Saint Julien appellation. The name Lalande-Borie combines the names of the plot on the land register and a great winegrowing family who have been established in the Médoc for more than a century and own several prestigious grands crus: Ducru-Beaucaillou, Grand-Puy-Lacoste and Haut-Batailley.

Lalande-Borie’s wines are vinified and matured with the same techniques, the same care and same spirit as those produced by the Borie family’s other properties. The winery buildings were fully renovated in 1982. The modern vat room and cellar facilities are designed for optimal vinification.

Château Lalande-Borie has acquired a very good reputation in a relatively short space of time and produces fleshy and sappy wines, not overly tannic, where we find the balance and elegance of Saint-Julien wines.

VARIETALS
55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Château Pédesclaux Pauillac Grand Cru Classé AOC

The vines of Pédesclaux sit upon a geological masterpiece whose origins date back 40 million years. It is this unique terroir, the Médoc par excellence, which was recognized by the 1855 classification.
Like the very best wines of its appellation, Château Pédesclaux reflects its complex terroir, emboding the density of Pauillac tempered by a unique sensuality.
Complexity, depth, sensuality, freshness and tension.

For more info, visit Château Pédesclaux website.

VARIETALS
52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE 
2015

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2015

Château Tour Pibran Bourgeois Pauillac AOC (Château Pibran 2nd wine)

Pibran is an old Médoc name. Its highly reputed vineyard covers one of the finest outcrops of Pauillac. The estate, which originally had only just 10 hectares, was expanded in 2001 following the purchase of neighbouring property to reach the current size of 17 hectares of superb Garonne gravel soil. For a long time it belonged to the Billa family, who sold it to AXA Millésimes in 1987. The vineyards were restructured shortly after the purchase, and drainage was improved in order to get the best possible effect of the soil on the wine. Today Château Pibran is carefully made by Jean-René Matignon and his team at Château Pichon-Baron, in their state-of-the-art winery. The wine is aged at Château Pibran, where a second wine in made, Château Tour Pibran.

VARIETALS
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE 
2015

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2015

Finca La Emperatriz Parcela Nº1 Rioja DOCa

Finca La Emperatriz is a winery with an extensive vineyard estate in Rioja Alta.
The name derives from those who owned the land in the XIX century, Eugenia de Montijo, who was married to the Emperor Napoleon III. A cellar full of history and tradition that continues to produce excellent wines.

Made from a selection of the oldest vines (bush vines with an average age over 60 years) within plot number 1 at the Finca La Emperatriz estate, planted on an impressive terroir with a layer of large white pebbles to a depth of about 40 cm, covering a loose, sandy sub-soil.

For more info, visit Finca La Emperatriz website.

VARIETALS
100% Tempranillo

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Haut Charmes Sauternes AOC (375ml)

“Haut” (High) because this nectar has a high quality; “Charmes” (Charms) because it is difficult not to fall under the charm of this wines golden this Sauternes. The micro-climate of the Ciron valley has a major role in its elaboration, to confer a very special character to the wine. Indeed, thanks to the climate, the “botrytis cinerea” appears on the grapes and concentrates the sugar while the acidity decreases. The attention brought to the winemaking and the ageing is the reason of the existence of this exceptional wine.

VARIETALS
80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

La Croix Bonis Saint-Estèphe (Château Phélan Ségur 2nd wine)

Closely affiliated with Château Phélan Ségur, “La Croix Bonis” comes from selected plots in the estate, most of which are Merlot, located on the best land in Saint Estèphe. The kinship does not stop with the appellation and the terroir because Philippe Van de Vyvere, the new owner, develops La Croix Bonis as a Great Wine, reputed as one of the appellation’s best.

For more info, visit Château Phélan Ségur website.

VARIETALS
50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Merlot

As a general winemaking philosophy, Cuvée Alexandre Merlot’s direction is toward elegance, balance and ageing potential. To express the terroir of Apalta is the mission of Casa Lapostolle, using very natural process with minimal intervention.

“It all started with our Cuvée Alexandre Merlot back in 1994: a wine that had showed its consistency for more than a decade.” – Jacques Begarie, Chief Winemaker.

Made with Organic Grapes and Biodynamic vineyard management.

   

For more info, visit Casa Lapostolle website.

VARIETALS
95% Merlot, 5% Syrah

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Lapostolle La Parcelle 8 Vieilles Vignes Apalta

After years of research and selection, Lapostolle is now launching a Single Vineyard wine from Apalta: Parcelle 8.

It is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with extremely low yields., which ensures a lot of concentration in the wine.
First commercially released wine from old-vine cabernet sauvignon, grown on its own rootstock with the vast majority from 1910. Originally made just for the owners to drink, James Suckling was the first to taste it first and immediately gave the Parcelle 8 a great score: 98/100 points.

VARIETALS
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

M. Chapoutier Le Clos Saint-Joseph

The story began with Michel Chapoutier, a unique man with a thirst for knowledge, definitely one of a kind. He seeks to discover and reflect the full potential of his terroirs and let the soils express their true character.
This now forms the basis of the M. CHAPOUTIER ethos to reveal the very best of what the soils have to offer.

Fac&Spera (“Do and Hope”) is the motto of Maison Chapoutier and the philosophy applied to the best plot selections of these wines. There, the winegrower lets the terroir express itself without hindrance in order to obtain with exactitude the conjunction of the soil, the climate and the know-how resulting from the tradition. It is the photograph of a grape variety in a vintage on a given terroir. These are exceptional, rare wines created from our oldest vines. Here, biodynamics takes on its full meaning.

Certified biodynamic and organic wine and controlled by Ecocert.

For more info, visit M. Chapoutier website.

VARIETALS
100% Syrah

VINTAGE
2015

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