Dear Wine Friends,
First, my regrets for the length of this email. But please do scroll down and take it all in....there is diversity here for everyone, and not to miss!
Are you interested in any of the 2009 Bordeaux "values" the Wine Spectator and Robert Parker have just reviewed in their latest issues? The vintage is being heralded by both review sources as one of the very finest ever. Quoting Robert Parker, "Unquestionably the greatest Bordeaux vintage I have ever tasted". Not surprisingly, even in these troubled economic times, world demand is driving prices up to ridiculous levels for the renown top growth collectibles, and other wines garnering high ratings relative to low value. Of the latter wines, here we have made two selections of 09 Bordeaux "Futures" to offer to you. Prices are already increasing at amazing rates and will continue to go higher. The wines are scheduled to arrive in May or June, but we need to collect your payment now, as we have had to do the same to secure our price and quantities with the importer. More to come!
2009 Lilian Ladouys St-Estephe
Opening price was $25 in Fall of 2011. Now $29.95 a bottle
(36 bottles available at this price)
92 points - Wine Spectator, 90 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"On the toasty, more modern side of the spectrum, with ambitious roasted fig, apple wood and blueberry confiture notes followed by racy graphite, espresso and blackberry pâte de fruit. Not shy, but has the density for balance. Best from 2013 through 2024...." - Wine Spectator, 92 points (March 31, 2012 - "Smart Buy")
"Elegant, with loads of black currant fruit, cherries and dusty, loamy soil notes as well as hints of tobacco leaf, spice box and cedar, it is a medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, fleshy wine that should drink nicely for 10-15+ years.
This is the best wine I have ever tasted from this property, which has gone through many changes and frequent listless, uninspiring performances. The change to a better class of St.-Estephe was started by the late Vincent Mulliez, who passed away tragically last year, but who got things started by reducing yields, cleaning up the place, eliminating the TCA that had tainted so many wines in the past, and going with a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The result is the best wine they have ever made, or at least the finest I have ever tasted from them." - Robert Parker, 90 points (Feb 2012 - Issue #199 Wine Advocate)
2009 Monbousquet St.-Emilion
Opening price was $50 in Fall of 2011. Now $67.95 a bottle
(36 bottles available at this price)
94 points - Wine Spectator, 93 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"This very structured, but polished, style shows a solid coat of coffee for the large core of crushed fig, plum sauce and steeped black currant fruit. Stays dense, but has a strong graphite and iron edge buried deeply on the finish, which should let this assimilate in the cellar. Lovely mineral, sanguine edge. Beautifully built. Best from 2014 through 2030..." - Wine Spectator, 94 points (March 31, 2012)
"This exuberant, flamboyant, modern-styled St.-Emilion from Gerard and Chantal Perse is plump, succulent and irresistible in 2009. Yields were a low 28 hectoliters per hectare, and the blend was a classic combination of 70% Merlot and the rest primarily Cabernet Franc and a tiny dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon. The alcohol of 14.2% is typical for a Monbousquet. Copious notes of toasty oak, vanillin, jammy black and red fruits intermixed with notions of wood fire barbecue, roasted espresso and chocolate jump from the glass of this fleshy, exotic, impressively endowed, full-bodied, silky smooth, opulent 2009. It should drink well for 15+ years." - 93 points - Robert Parker (Feb 2012, Issue #199 Wine Advocate)
At this time, both of these selections still represent top quality for
value in today's 2009 Bordeaux market.
Also recommended and available to purchase as of this date's most current pricing are the following 2009 Bordeaux:
Beausejour Becot, St. Emilion - $109.95 WA 94+
Branaire Ducru, St. Julien - $114.95 WA 96
Brane Cantenac, Margaux - $114.95 WA 95
Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac - $119.95 WA 95
Canon La Gaffeliere, St. Emilion - $139.95 WA 95, WS 96
Pichon Baron, Pauillac - $214.95 WA 98
Pichon Lalande, Pauillac - $269.95 WA 95
Leoville Las Cases, St. Julien - $419.95 WA 98+
Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac - $1299.95 WA 99+
and more, please inquire!
We have seen this kind of price escalation before with the 1989/90, 2000 and 2005 vintages. Do delay as prices are continuing upward.
Please note, a 3 bottle minimum of any wine is required to purchase.
All orders will be confirmed. Prepayment on all orders is immediately required after confirmation. No cancellations. Wine are limited and prices subject to change. Some wines may not be delivered until late summer or early fall.
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