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THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

FEBRUARY 2018

16 VINTAGES

FRANCE

– BORDEAUX

RED WINE

CHÂTEAU D’AIGUILHE 2014

AC Côtes de Bordeaux-Castillon

TASTING NOTE: Stephan von Neipperg’s

2014 d’Aiguilhe is plump, juicy and

impeccably balanced. The flavors are

dark and sumptuous, with plenty of red

cherry, plum, spice and cedar. Polished

and beautifully textured throughout, the

2014 is [a] real stand out. Sweet floral

notes add breadth to the expressive

finish. The blend is 80% Merlot and 20%

Cabernet Franc. Score:

90-92

(Antonio

Galloni,

vinous.com

, April 2015)

507863 (XD)

750 mL $41.00

CHÂTEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD

2014

1

er

cru, AC Pauillac

TASTING NOTE: The aromas of stones,

oyster shell, blackcurrants and mushrooms

are very intense. Full-bodied, dense

and powerful with lots of blackberries.

Great finish. Super energy and depth.

Try in 2022. Fascinating. Score:

98

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

,

Feb. 13, 2017)

507756 (XD)

750 mL $1,116.00

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2014

AC Grand Cru

TASTING NOTE: A stunning wine for this

vintage although it’s still a bit shy on

the nose (more spice than fruit showing

than now). There’s wet earth, too, but

on the palate it’s bursting with ripe yet

subtle flavors. Very long and complex

finish that goes on and on. Score:

98

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

,

Feb. 13, 2017)

507855 (XD)

750 mL $203.00

CHÂTEAU FONROQUE 2010

AC Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

TASTING NOTE: Wonderful texture to this

young wine, with silky tannins, minerals

and dark fruits. Full and fresh. Subtle with

finesse. Score:

91-92

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, April 19, 2011)

539684 (XD)

750 mL $78.00

CHÂTEAU CANTEMERLE 2009

AC Haut-Médoc

TASTING NOTE: Gorgeous ripe fruit

character, with loads of blueberries,

blackberries and flowers. Full body,

with velvety tannins and a fruity, fresh,

grapefruit aftertaste. Really beautiful.

Best ever from here. Best after

2018. Score:

95

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, March 2, 2012)

533968 (XD)

750 mL $122.00

CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 2004

AC Saint-Estèphe Grand Cru

TASTING NOTE: A beautiful example of

the vintage, proprietor Michel Reybier and

his top-notch winemaker, Jean-Guillaume

Prats, have fashioned an exceptional wine

displaying a dense ruby/purple color as

well as a sweet perfume of boysenberries,

black currants, cherries, pain grille, roasted

herbs, and licorice. Medium-bodied with

impressive density for the vintage, sweet

tannin, and outstanding richness and length,

it should be at its finest between 2009

and 2020+. Score:

92

(Robert Parker Jr.,

robertparker.com

, June 28, 2007)

202929 (XD)

750 mL $320.00

WHITE WINE

CHÂTEAU BROWN BLANC 2009

AC Pessac-Léognan

TASTING NOTE: This has weight and

length, with lemon cream and tarragon

notes up front, followed by mouthfilling

white peach, tangerine and shortbread

notes, all framed by a lingering quinine

note on the finish. Smoky hints weave in

and out as well, for added range. Distinctive.

Drink now through 2019. Score:

92

(James Molesworth,

winespectator.com

,

March 31, 2012)

533794 (XD)

750 mL $64.00