With only a few names big names still to be released, we are delighted to offer the extraordinary 2018 Chateau Figeac. Figeac is one of the leading St. Emilion estates and its wine, with its high Cabernet content, has often been described as the most Medoc-like in St-Emilion. Since 2010 Figeac has been managed by Comte Eric d’Aramon and his wife Laure. It is located in the north-west of the appellation with its vineyards adjoining those of Cheval Blanc. Figeac has been on an incredible run of form over recent years and the 2018 is a strong candidate for the best ever to be produced at the estate. Don't miss it!
Another wine that was on many people's wish lists this year is the quite brilliant 2018 Chateau Cheval Blanc. This 2018 left us speechless when we tasted the En Primeur barrel sample and it is unquestionably one of the greatest vintages of Cheval Blanc ever made. This is a legend in the making!
And from Pomerol comes perhaps one of the most anticipated wines on the Right Bank, Chateau La Conseillante. The wine showed amazingly well when we tasted it during our EP tastings and it genuinely competes with the very best in Pomerol, so don't miss this opportunity to secure yourself an allocation at the opening price.
Finally we have the second wines of Cheval Blanc and Figeac available, as well as a very limited reload of the "Simply breathtaking" wine of the vintage contender, Leoville Las Cases.
Our 2018 Bordeaux Report is available for reading on our Futures Landing Page which is being updated with new wines daily, and we'll be sending offers on the most compelling wines as they are released...stay tuned!
2018 Chateau Figeac (Saint Emilion)
GVWM Wine of the Vintage
This is pretty gorgeous, with velvety texture that lets nearly exotic cassis, plum and blackberry fruit reduction flavors roll through. Has a beautiful bass line of warm earth and smoldering tobacco notes all while keeping its sensational mouthfeel. The encore on the finish makes you realize this is the serious gourmet stuff. One of the highlights of the vintage. - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
The signature of this wine is so clear, so defined, that this is a Bordeaux wine without peers. In my view, this is the finest Figeac ever produced. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate
97-100 WS /98-99 JS / 97-99 JD / 97-99 WA / 96-99 VM / 98 DE
$247.00 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $234.65 ea.
$2,815.80 OWC of 12 | Future | BUY NOW
2018 Chateau Cheval Blanc (Saint Emilion)
GVWM Wine of the Vintage
This is a wonderful, fairly classic Cheval Blanc, less exuberant than some of the wines that you're going to find in 2018. It's full of intense red and black berries, floral notes, and a ton of menthol, eucalyptus and liquorice which underpins the entire concentrated fruit expression. Silky tannins slowly layer up over the palate. It's full of focus and extremely elegant but it accelerates through the mid-palate, gathering strength as it goes. I love this wine in so many vintages, and they have done it again in 2018. - Jane Anson, Decanter
Another magical wine from this estate and is certainly in the same league as the 1998, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2010, and 2015. - Jeb Dunnuck
Dazzling...truly unforgettable. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
98-100 DE / 97-100 VM / 97-100 JD / 98-99 JS / 97-99 WA
$720.00 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $684.00 ea.
$8,208.00 OWC of 12 | Future | BUY NOW
2018 Chateau La Conseillante (Pomerol)
The 2018 Chateau La Conseillante checks in as a blend of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc brought up in 70% new French oak, with a small amount in amphora. Yields here were a light 32 hectoliters per hectare, and the 2018 is a respectable 13.5% natural alcohol. Winemaker Marielle Cazaux commented that the secret to the vintage was to be a lazy winemaker (i.e. hands off). Her 2018 boasts a saturated purple color as well as incredible purity in its blue and black fruits, spice, liquid flower, and violet-like characteristics. Full-bodied, pure and seamless on the palate as well, it’s flawlessly balanced, with building yet sweet tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. It's going to flirt with perfection. Hats off to Marielle for another magical wine from this estate, which has quickly risen into the top echelon of estates in Bordeaux. - Jeb Dunnuck
Magnificent...without question one of the wines of the vintage. Don't miss it! - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
97-100 JD / 96-98+ WA / 97-98 JS / 95-98 VM / 97 DE
$228.00 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $216.60 ea.
$2,599.20 OWC of 12 | Future | BUY NOW
2018 Chateau Leoville Las Cases (Saint Julien)
GVWM Wine of the Vintage
OMG. This shows amazing depth of fruit and density. Full-bodied and so layered with incredible fruit and power. Blackberries. Blueberries. Violets. Hints of dried flowers. Fantastic fruit and tannins, yet agile and energetic. The chateau says 2016 plus, plus. - James Suckling
Yet another triumph for this great estate...Simply breathtaking. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate
99-100 JS / 98-100 WA / 98-100 JD / 97-100 WS / 98 DE / 95-98 VM
$252.09 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $239.49 ea.
$2,873.88 OWC of 12 | Future | BUY NOW
Additional Notable Releases:
2018 Le Petit Cheval (Saint Emilion)
93-95 WA / 93-95 JD / 93-94 JS / 90-93 VM / 92 DE
$202.39 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $192.27ea. | Future | BUY NOW
2018 Petit Figeac (Saint Emilion)
$53.19 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $50.53ea. | Future | BUY NOW
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375 ML - 12 x 750ml price + $30.00 per case (min. order of 24 x 375ml)
1.5 L - 12 x 750ml price + $20 per case (min. order of 6 x 1.5L)
3.0 L - 4 x 750ml price + $55 each
5.0 L - 7 x 750ml price + $75 each
6.0 L - 8 x 750ml price + $95 each
9.0 L - 12 x 750ml price + $150 each
12.0 L - 16 x 750ml price + $175 each
15.0 L - 20 x 750ml price + $225 each
18.0 L - 24 x 750ml price + $275 each
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