Bordeaux Blowout Tasting!

16 Feb Bordeaux Blowout Tasting!

Saturday, February 18
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space

Join us as we welcome special guest Christophe Lillet from Bordeaux for a special grand tasting from his Salin portfolio! We’ll sample the five wines below (in stock now) along with eleven more available for pre-sale, arriving later this spring. That’s SIXTEEN wines!!!


2010 Chateau Lousteauneuf, Medoc
On Sale $19.99
A stunningly good wine from this property, which is owned by Bruno Segond, this blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot is very impressive. A sleeper of the vintage, the wine has loads of black currant and blackberry fruit intermixed with some subtle smoke, new saddle leather, Christmas fruitcake and spice box. Long and fleshy, with a full-bodied mouthfeel, and deep, nicely etched, sweet tannins in the heady finish, it will be at its best over the next decade.
89 Points, The Wine Advocate

2012 Chateau D’Arsac, Margaux
On Sale $24.99
Another sleeper of the vintage, this deep ruby/purple 2012 has round, juicy, endearing blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, a hint of plum, a long, heady mouthfeel, and ripe, well-integrated tannin and wood. This lush, complex, seductive style of wine should drink well for another 7-8 years.
89 Points, The Wine Advocate

2011 Chateau Croix Cardinale, Saint Emilion
On Sale $28.99
From nearly 19 acres recently acquired by the Decoster family, the 2011 Croix Cardinale is a beauty. Dense ruby-purple-colored, this vineyard was cropped at a low 28 hectoliters per hectare, and the wine is a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that achieved nearly 15% alcohol. Supple and silky-textured with a sumptuous, full-bodied mouthfeel as well as loads of black currant and black cherry fruit, it is a rich, long, stunning beauty meant to be consumed over the next 10-12 years. Bravo!
92 Points, The Wine Advocate

2010 Devise de Lilian, Saint Estephe (second label of Lilian Ladouys!)
On Sale $24.99
The second wine of Château Lilian Ladouys, La Devise de Lilian showcases an intense ruby color. The complex nose offers novel blueberry notes along with blackcurrant and hints of smoke, pepper, and vanilla. Aged for 12 months in a combination of barrels and vats, this is a polished wine with a soft mouthfeel.
Importer’s Notes

2010 Chateau Arnauton, Fronsac
On Sale $19.99
Lively, with a taut plum skin frame that eventually melds nicely into the core of raspberry, warm cherry compote and red currant fruit. Charcoal and chalk lend definition and length to the finish, which is well-packed, but racy overall. Drink now through 2020.
90 Points, The Wine Spectator
Also 91 Points, James Suckling

At table two, we’re featuring a huge pre-arrival tasting on these dynamite wines from Bordeaux’s petits chateaux. This is where we find incredible value in wines that are ready to drink now (or rather, when they arrive in the spring!). These wines will be available for pre-order at discounted prices!


2016 Domaine de Tamary Rosé, Cotes de Provence
2016 Chateau La Gravelle Blanc, Bordeaux
2015 Le Petite Chevalier Blanc, Pessac Leognan
2015 Chateau Bellevue Claribes, Bordeaux
2015 Chateau Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux
2015 Chateau Croix Mouton Bordeaux Superieur
2012 Chateau Vieux Montpezat, Cotes de Castillon
2012 Chateau Vieux Robin, Medoc
2012 Chateau Bernadotte, Haut Medoc
2009 Devise de Lillian, Saint Estephe
2014 Le Petit Chevalier Rouge, Pessac Leognan

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