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The last of the First Growths to be released en primeur came out today, one of our wines of the vintage with 3 possibly perfect scores - Chateau Lafite Rothschild.

 

Other big names out today are all on the Right Bank, including an "off the charts" 99-100pt Ausone, an "exceptional" 98-99pt L'Evangile, and a "blockbuster" 99-100pt L'Eglise Clinet.

  

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 Lafite Rothschild (Pauillac)

GVWM Wine of the Vintage

 

A very compact and linear Lafite with a fantastic mouthfeel of intense but ever so refined tannins that draw a straight line through the middle of the wine. It’s full-bodied yet compact with complex character of plums, blackcurrants, cigar tobacco, cedar and hints of hazelnuts and coffee. Salty. Orange zest at the end. Delicacy with power. Richness with softness. Glamorous. Lasts for minutes at the finish. - James Suckling

 

Anyone who wants to see what I mean when I babble about the Lafite tannins needs to try this benchmark. The finish goes on, and on, and on. If this wine doesn’t get Bordeaux lovers hearts' racing, nothing will. - Lisa Perotti-Brown, Wine Advocate 

 

It has the precision, the freshness and the sense of effortless elegance that Lafite always conveys with lots of power and depth...Is it better than the 2016? It’s hard to say at this stage but it certainly feels its equal - Jane Anson, Decanter

 

99-100 JS / 98-100 WA / 98-100 DE / 96-98 JD / 93-96 VM

 

$652.59 ea. 750 ml | $3,915.54 OWC of 6 | Future | BUY NOW

 
 
 
 
2018 Chateau Ausone (Saint Emilion)
 

This is really exotic with wild-fruit character that I have seldom encountered in Ausone. Full-bodied yet reserved and very tight. Amazing depth and purity of fruit. Incredible beauty. Sexy. - James Suckling

Epic length and heart-stopping beauty. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

Off the charts...without question one of the wines of the vintage. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

 

99-100 JS / 98-100 WA / 97-100 VM / 96-99 JD / 98 DE

 

$783.79 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $744.60 ea.

$8,935.20 OWC of 12 | Future | BUY NOW

 
 
 
 

2018 Chateau L'Evangile (Pomerol)

 

A very plush and exciting L’Evangile with polished, velvety tannins that set this up to be a classic. It’s full-bodied with glorious fruit and a great center palate that has fantastic depth. It’s so caressing and beautiful. So much here. - James Suckling

 

Shaping up to be exceptional...I can't wait to taste it from bottle. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

 

98-99 JS / 97-99 WA / 96-98 JD / 97 DE / 94-97 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

 

 
 
 
 
2018 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet (Pomerol)

 

This is incredibly powerful with fantastic depth and length. It goes on for minutes. Full-bodied yet so tight and intense. Blackberries and hints of spice. It has such energy and persistence. It is a wine that makes you really reflect. Bravo. Tiny production. - James Suckling

 

One of the true “wow” wines in the vintage...a blockbuster offering. - Jeb Dunnuck

 

99-100 JS / 96-98 JD / 95-98 WS / 95-98 WA / 95-98 VM / 97 DE

 

$293.49 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $278.82 ea.

$3,345.84 OWC of 12 | Future | BUY NOW

 
 
 
 
Additional Notable Releases:

 

2018 La Chapelle d'Ausone (Saint Emilion)

93-95+ JD / 94-95 JS / 93-95 WA / 91-94 VM / 93 DE

$203.79 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $193.60ea. | Future | BUY NOW

 
 
 
 

5% discount for 1 case of 12 bottles (or a total of 9L) of any 1 wine.*

(*Some exceptions apply including Medoc First Growths and their second wines.)

 

2% discount for orders under 1 case/9L placed with a wire or personal check.*

Please click here to send us your order via our contact page, or call 360.350.4896 and we will be glad to assist you. (*Minimum order of $1000 for domestic wire, or $5000 for international wire. No minimum for personal check. Maximum discount of 5% for any 1 wine if minimum of 1 case/9L is ordered.)

 

Interested in a wine not on our website, or in placing a non-committed pre-order for particular 2018 Bordeaux? Click here to send us your list and we will advise as soon as the wines are available.

 

BOTTLING CHARGES FOR OTHER FORMATS Please note: Most Chateaux will be able to bottle your orders in the below formats. Please e-mail us at contactus@grandvinwinemerchants.com or call +360.350.4896 if you are interested in any of the following options:

 

Click on any size below to see our current list of 2018s in each format up to 6 Liter. Please enquire if you are looking for a wine in a format not listed on our site.

 

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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