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THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

JANUARY 2018

4 VINTAGES

FRANCE

– BORDEAUX

RED WINE

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE

2014

5

e

cru, AC Pauillac

TASTING NOTE: This red shows lots of

redcurrants and fresh flowers on the

nose. It’s full-bodied with juicy tannins

and a long, flavorful finish. Needs three or

four years to resolve some of the tannins.

Beautiful cabernet character, but already

a joy to taste. Score:

97

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, Feb. 13, 2017)

507772 (XD)

750 mL $125.00

CHÂTEAU LILIAN LADOUYS 2014

AC Saint-Estèphe

TASTING NOTE: Under the ownership

of Jacky Lorenzetti, president of one of

France’s top rugby clubs, this estate is

now performing impressively. The wine

is finely structured with dark tannins and

tight acidity and a hint of minerality. It is

Merlot dominated, although it is the 40%

Cabernet Sauvignon that brings out the

black-currant fruitiness. Drink from 2022.

Cellar Selection. Score:

93

(Roger Voss,

Wine Enthusiast

, April 1, 2017)

507764 (XD)

750 mL $40.00

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2014

2

e

cru, AC Saint-Estèphe

TASTING NOTE: This is a very fine

wine showing a new level of quality at

Montrose. With its almost velvet tannins

inside the intense black fruits, the wine is

rich, smooth and generous. Blackberry

and black-plum fruits are to the fore along

with the fine acidity and great structure.

A wine to age for decades, it will be ready

to drink from 2027. Cellar Selection.

Score:

97

(Roger Voss,

Wine Enthusiast

,

April 1, 2017)

507848 (XD)

750 mL $274.00

CHÂTEAU POTENSAC 2003

AC Médoc

(Jean-Hubert Delon)

TASTING NOTE: Managed by Jean-Hubert

Delon of Léoville Las Cases, this is without

equal in the Medoc appellation. It shows

breeding, depth of flavor, beautifully

crafted tannins and fine, rich fruit without

the overripeness so characteristic of

2003. With its structure, acidity and

delicious fruit, this will age as well as any

wine from a more classy appellation.

Cellar Selection. Score:

93

(Roger Voss,

jamessuckling.com

, May 1, 2006)

532861 (XD)

750 mL $82.00

FRANCE

– BURGUNDY

CÔTE DE NUITS

WHITE WINE

JOSEPH FAIVELEY

PULIGNY-MONTRACHET 2014

AC

TASTING NOTE: Offering a mix of

lemon drop, butterscotch, peach and

melon flavors, this white is fresh and

harmonious. The lingering aftertaste

echoes citrus and spice details. Drink

now through 2023. Score:

90

(Bruce

Sanderson,

winespectator.com

, 2017)

532911 (XD)

750 mL $88.00

CÔTE DE BEAUNE

RED WINE

BACHELET-MONNOT

MARANGES LA FUSSIÈRE

1

ER

CRU 2015

AC

TASTING NOTE: The 2015 Maranges

1

er

Cru la Fussieres, which is the usual blend

of ten parcels from vines aged between

40 and 70 years, has a pleasant cold

stone scent that percolates through the

cranberry and raspberry fruit. There is a

sense of control here. The palate is sweet

and candied on the entry, the 20% whole

bunch fruit lending freshness and a slightly

grainy texture towards the finish, which

veers towards darker fruit, a potent spicy

note lingering on the aftertaste. This will

be well worth checking out once in bottle.

Drink date: 2019-2030. Score:

89-91

(Neal Martin,

robertparker.com

,

Dec. 30, 2016)

436113 (XD)

750 mL $48.00