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2016 Bordeaux Vintage Assessment and Tasting Notes
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“A Humming Vintage”

The mood in Bordeaux this week was nothing short of buzzing. The wines at many estates were shockingly good, and will probably be regarded as the new benchmark. I, for one, never expected to witness, so soon, a vintage that could broadly challenge 2010 for its class and elegance, and 2009 for its sheer voluptuousness. This truly could be a miracle vintage!

I say “could be” because one never knows how the maturation will develop. As Charles Chevalier of Chateau Lafite Rothschild reminded, as I was getting carried away after having just tasted his great range of wines, 'this is our new baby, we are all excited but we can't judge or predict too much at this stage'

No such restraint at Ducru Beaucaillou, proclaiming a vintage of Biblical proportions!

One of our favourite Bordeaux suppliers commented, “this is a great year…to be a negotiant!”

 
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Saint Pierre 4th Cru St Julien - inc Storage to April 2021
Case of Magnums (3/150CL)
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Arguably the best vintage of Chateau Saint-Pierre in its modern history! Concentrated and balanced; there is long life in this bottle!
Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan inc Storage to April 2021
Case of Magnums (3/150CL)
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2016 represents a really solid vintage for Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte, possibly one of the best! Remarkably, this wine has some youthful approachability, but will mature well over the next few decades, especially in the magnum format! Enjoy!
Cos D'Estournel 2nd Cru St Estephe inc Storage to April 2021
Case of Bottles (6/75CL)
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The Grand Vin of Chateau Cos d'Estournel is often spoken of similarly to how one would describe an exotic dancer... Otherworldly, mysterious and yet oddly captivating in their ethereal movements; strength perfectly balanced with exquisite poise and elegance!
Cos D'estournel Blanc St Estephe - inc Storage to April 2021
Case of Bottles (12/75CL)
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Cos d'Estournel Blanc is the youngest member of the range, with its first vintage in 2005. Unlike its Elysian sibling in the red label, Cos Blanc captures far more earthly experiences; fresh sea air, warm summer evenings and crisp fruits.
Cos D'Estournel 2nd Cru St Estephe inc Storage to April 2021
Case of Bottles (12/75CL)
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The Grand Vin of Chateau Cos d'Estournel is often spoken of similarly to how one would describe an exotic dancer... Otherworldly, mysterious and yet oddly captivating in their ethereal movements; strength perfectly balanced with exquisite poise and elegance!
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