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2017

Alter Ego de Château Palmer Margaux Grand Cru Classé AOC

Complex and velvety, with silky tannins and a delicious taste, this is how the “Alter Ego”, fascinating Rouge of Château Palmer presents itself.
This Margaux AOC is born from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, grown according to certified biodynamic methods. With a pleasant gustatory balance and marvelous fruity aromas, “Alter Ego” is a refined and complex wine of great depth, a lively expression of the different parcels and of the natural and genuine flavors of the grapes.

The 2017 vintage at Château Palmer was precise, without excess. The wines exhibit the elegant balance of the most classic vintages. Their velvety tannins and aromatic depth are promises of splendid ageing potential.

For more info, visit Château Palmer website.

VARIETALS
53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE
2017

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2017

Bosio Boschi dei Signori Barolo DOCG

In the heart of Langhe, Italy, where technology and rural tradition coexist, lies the Bosio Family Estates Winery. The winery, founded in 1967, is an official Unesco Human Heritage and prides themselves in keeping authentic winemaking traditions and excellences. Bosio’s wines are vinified in small parcels to produce vintages with great varietal character and are some of the best value from the Piedmont region.

The vineyards of Bosio ‘Boschi Dei Signori’ Barolo are located in the Verduno sector on clay-limestone soils. A rare find, a truly delicious, approachable and affordable Barolo.

For more info, visit Bosio website.

VARIETALS
100% Nebbiolo

VINTAGE
2017

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2017

Casas del Bosque Gran Bosque Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Juan Cúneo Solari founded Casas del Bosque in 1993, at a time when the Chilean wine industry was pursuing quantity over quality. His commitment to quality is evident in the Gran Reserva Cabernet, a wine which is a great exponent of this characteristic variety of Chile that finds one of its most typical expressions in the Maipo Valley.

The Private Reserve are a limited edition wines with great body and balanced structure, with soft and elegant tannins. A unique terroir. Old vines. Grapes hand harvested at optimum ripeness. Only French oak barrels selected by the winemaker.

For more info, visit Casas del Bosque website.

VARIETALS
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2017

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2017

Château Haut-Bages Libéral Pauillac Grand Cru Classé AOC

One of the few Bordeaux châteaux with three words in their name, Château Haut Bages Liberal came across its unusual moniker for very simple reasons: the property is situated on the hills of Bages, a tiny area between Pauillac and St. Julien. Liberal is the name of the family that owned the chateau during the 18th century.
Today Chateau Haut Bages Liberal is run by Claire Villars-Lurton, the wife of Gonzague Lurton, the owner of Chateau Durfort Vivens located in the Margaux appellation.

The vineyard is widely dispersed in the appellation, as they have parcels located in several different sites in Pauillac, with their best terroir being situated on one of the better elevations in the entire Pauillac appellation. They have vines not far from Chateau Latour in St. Lambert, as well as parcels on the plateau of Bages.

The vintage is now undergoing certification in organic and biodynamics farming.

For more info, visit Château Haut-Bages Libéral website.

VARIETALS
72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot

VINTAGE 
2017

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2017

Château Lynch Bages Pauillac Grand Cru Classé AOC

At the gates of Pauillac, Château Lynch-Bages now represents a symbolic history of the Medoc. Born in 1691 by the hand of John Lynch, an Irish nobleman in exile, the winery was implemented by John’s son, Thomas Lynch, who managed the company with wisdom and foresight from 1749 to 1824, producing excellent wines initially known as ” Cru de Lynch ”, later classified as Grand Cru at the Paris Exposition of 1855.
Having become the property of the Cazes family in 1939 and led by the outstanding Jean-Michel Cazes since 2007, Château Lynch-Bages’ style has established itself, and this reflects Pauillac’s identity with an extraordinary depth and richness, thanks above all to Jean-Michel Cazes.

For more info, visit Château Lynch-Bages website.

VARIETALS
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet franc, 2% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE 
2017

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2017

Château Montaiguillon Montagne-Saint-Émilion

A well regarded 28ha property on the borders of St Georges-St Emilion owned by the Amart family since 1949, which it is looking out over her neighbours like Cheval Blanc, Vieux Chateau Certan and Chateau Petrus who are just over the Barbanne stream. Tasted against far greater names this is a exceptional value, very elegant, with a lovely weight of fruit. It will not disappoint.

For more info, visit Château Montaiguillon website.

VARIETALS
60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2017

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2017

Château Potensac Médoc AOC

The Domaine’s Grand Vin vineyard is located to the west of the town of Ordonnac.
Its vines are aligned on a double clay-gravelly talweg and they produce a very fine wine with a tight texture, great richness and magnificent freshness. Its qualities often place Château Potensac as the representative of the “pure Médoc style”.

For more info, visit Château Potensac website.

VARIETALS
47% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE
2017

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2017

Château Treytins Lalande de Pomerol AOC

Léon Nony established the Château Treytins estate in the 1950’s, but its vineyards were planted in the 19th century by the Count de Kermartin. After Léon Nony’s death in 1959, his son, Michel, then his grandson, Jean-Marc, continued his work building up the vineyard estate. In the 1990’s, the vat room and cellars were extended and completely renovated to incorporate new techniques and the latest thinking in terms of vinification and ageing, while preserving traditional know-how.

For more info, visit Château Treytins website.

VARIETALS
70% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2017

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2017

Chevalier de Lascombes Grand Vin de Bordeaux Margaux (Château Lascombes GCC 2nd wine)

From the 17th century to the present day, ten generations of owners have followed one another and have left their mark on the history of Château Lascombes. A destiny marked by colorful characters who all worked for the excellence of Château Lascombes wines.

The younger sibling in the Lascombes family is no junior. Selected from batches that are not earmarked for the Grand Vin, this Second Wine of Château Lascombes has undeniable charm and offers real drinking pleasure.

For more info, visit Château Lascombes website.

VARIETALS
60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2017

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2017

Clos de L’Oratoire Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé AOC

Clos de l’Oratoire, located on Saint-Emilion’s northeast slope, where the terroir of Fronsac molasse is made by a layer of sandy soil and a clay subsoil, ideally suited to Merlot (80% of the vines).
In the middle of the 19th century, Beylot, a merchant from Libourne, acquired Château Peyreau, a vast property located northeast of St Emilion. Redeemed in the 1960s by Michel Boutet, this one splits it in two and succeeds in classifying “Premier Grand Cru” the best vines under the name “Clos de l’Oratoire”. In 1971, he sold the ensemble (Peyreau and Clos de l’Oratoire) to Count Joseph-Hubert von Neipperg .
The family has made wine in Germany since the 13th century, and viticulture has never stopped being a central part of their life. The custodian of some 800 years of winegrowing tradition, the talented Stephan von Neipperg, agronomist and son of Joseph-Hubert, manages the Bordeaux estates acquired by his family in 1971. Ably assisted by a team of professionals, he has brought the wines from these châteaux to the pinnacle of quality.

For more info, visit Clos de L’Oratoire website.

VARIETALS
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE
2017

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2017

Devil’s Cave Vineyard Heathcote Cabernet Sauvignon

Devils Cave Vineyard is a family owned business based in Heathcote, Victoria producing premium Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. The ancient soils of Heathcote are said to be some 500 million years old which display some of the best characteristics for Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vines.

The actual ‘Devil’s Cave’ is situated behind the vineyard on the McIvor range which lies adjacent to the township. The cave was once a place where Aborigines sheltered and was occupied as far back as 1864 by prospectors exploring the area for gold.

The philosophy is making wine by using minimal chemical input in the vineyard to maintain a healthy soil life, which also follows in the winemaking allowing the wine to speak it’s true sense of place. We believe that each wine is a true representative of the site, the variety and the vintage. Starting in 2012 making only a Shiraz wine and have since added a Cabernet Sauvignon a few years later.

For more info, visit Devil’s Cave Vineyard website.

VARIETALS
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2017

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2017

Devil’s Cave Vineyard Heathcote Shiraz

Devils Cave Vineyard is a family owned business based in Heathcote, Victoria producing premium Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. The ancient soils of Heathcote are said to be some 500 million years old which display some of the best characteristics for Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vines.

The actual ‘Devil’s Cave’ is situated behind the vineyard on the McIvor range which lies adjacent to the township. The cave was once a place where Aborigines sheltered and was occupied as far back as 1864 by prospectors exploring the area for gold.

The philosophy is making wine by using minimal chemical input in the vineyard to maintain a healthy soil life, which also follows in the winemaking allowing the wine to speak it’s true sense of place. We believe that each wine is a true representative of the site, the variety and the vintage. Starting in 2012 making only a Shiraz wine and have since added a Cabernet Sauvignon a few years later.

For more info, visit Devil’s Cave Vineyard website.

VARIETALS
100% Shiraz

VINTAGE
2017

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2017

Disznókö Tokaji 1413 Szamorodni Edes (500 ml)

Disznókö is one of the most famous producers of sweet Tokaji in the world.
The estate owns only one large vineyard of about 250 acres, classified in 1772 and planted only with local indigenous grape, in particular Furmint. These wines are considered among the best sweet wines in the world, classified in puttonyos according to their residual sugar levels that express at their best the Hungarian tradition and terroir.
1413 is the year the Disznókő vineyard was first mentioned in a land register. So an apt name for this modern interpretation of Édes (sweet) Szamorodni, a traditional Tokaji wine. The name comes from the Polish meaning “as it comes”: the bunches come as they are from vineyard to cellar. The grapes are not selected one by one (harvesting method for making Aszú wines), but picked in whole bunches with many shrivelled and botrytised grapes.

For more info, visit Disznókö website.

VARIETALS
100% Furmint

VINTAGE
2017

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2017

Domaine Boudau Clot del Pila Les Cargolines

Established in the 1920’s, the family Estate of Domaine Boudau is run by Véronique and Pierre Boudau since 1993. The Clot del Pila, predominantly Grenache is widely known as one of the best value reds from Roussillon. This full bodied red is hitting on all cylinders with vivid, ripe red cherry and raspberry flavors. Fresh, balanced and fun to drink, this very fruit forward gem has a little herb and spice that adds to its lush character.

For more info, visit Domaine Boudau website.

VARIETALS
40% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 20% Carignan

VINTAGE
2017

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2017

El Jardín de La Emperatriz Crianza Rioja DOCa

Finca La Emperatriz is a winery with an extensive vineyard estate in Rioja Alta.
Viñedos Hermanos Hernáiz is the new project of brothers Eduardo and Víctor, who in 1996 acquired Bodega La Emperatriz, named as such because the first owner of these plots was Eugenia de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III and Empress of France. With this new emphasis and with new projects at hand, the winery changed its name but its high-end wines retain the Finca La Emperatriz signature, the name of the ‘viñedo singular’ they come from, which is given to small, old plots with limited but high quality production and which, in summary, must comply with a series of strict standards to prove their quality. The grapes used to make El Jardín de la Emperatriz Tinto come from plots where the soils are mostly composed of white boulders over a sandy-loam structure and where the vines have an average age of 25 years old.
Since January 2020, the range of Classic Blends and Single Plot wines have disappeared, giving way to four new labels: a high-end red and white called “Finca la Emperatriz Gran Vino”, a blend of traditional Rioja varieties from a “viñedo singular”, a pure expression of terroir, like the great chateaux of Bordeaux; and their respective younger brothers also from the same estate, called El Jardín de la Emperatriz.

For more info, visit Finca La Emperatriz / Hermanos Hernáiz  website.

VARIETALS
90% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha, 2% Viura, 2% Graciano, 1% Maturana Tinta

VINTAGE
2017

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