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This morning sees the 2018 release from one of our favorite St. Julien estates, 95-97 pt. Chateau Gruaud Larose. The esteemed 2nd Growth consistently produces one of the best wines in the appellation and occasionally they make a wine that challenges the very best on the Left Bank. We were hugely impressed with the 2018 - it had perfect balance and symmetry and had the structure to age well for decades. It will undoubtedly be regarded as one of the best vintages produced at the estate, so secure your allocation now!


In addition, a perennial favorite in Pessac came out today with a "Wow"-worthy 99-100 pt. Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, potentially their greatest ever, as well as their 97-98 pt. Blanc considered one of the top whites of the vintage.


Finally we are pleased to offer an upcoming star of St Emilion, 93-96 pt. Chateau Berliquet that was recently purchased by Chanel (who own Rauzan Segla and Canon) and is one to watch.


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 Gruaud Larose (Saint Julien)

GVWM Standout Mid-Range Wine


The 2018 Gruaud Larose is blended of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, with a pH of 3.88 and 14.2% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple in color, it leaps from the glass with bold black cherries, mulberries, plum preserves and blackcurrant cordial scents with hints of menthol, lilacs, licorice and cloves plus wafts of fallen leaves and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied with a taut core of ripe, densely packed, muscular fruit, it has a firm line of ripe, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy. Very exotic Gruaud! - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate


95-97 WA / 95-96 JS / 94 DE


$79.79 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $75.80 ea.

$909.60 OWC of 12 | Future | BUY NOW


2018 Domaine De Chevalier Rouge (Pessac-Leognan)


Wow. I can’t get over the pureness of fruit in this wine with so much currant, tar and wet-earth character. Flowers, too. So aromatic. Full body, yet pureness and brightness of fruit. Layered. Incredible depth and beauty. 65 per cent cabernet sauvignon, 30 per cent merlot and 5 per cent petit verdot. Greatest ever? - James Suckling


99-100 JS / 96-98 JD / 94-97 WS / 94-97 VM / 96 DE / 94-96 WA


$79.39 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $75.42 ea.

$905.04 OWC of 12 | Future | BUY NOW


2018 Domaine De Chevalier Blanc (Pessac-Leognan)


This is dense and very structured with phenolic tension and depth. Full-bodied, lightly phenolic with sliced apples, cooked pears and lemons. Lively and intense. Solid as a rock. This is one to watch. - James Suckling


97-98 JS / 95-97 JD / 93-96 WS / 93-95 WA


$99.59 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $94.61 ea.

$1,135.32 OWC of 12 | Future | BUY NOW



2018 Chateau Berliquet (Saint Emilion)


A rough blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Franc made by the team at Canon (Thomas Duclos also consults here), the 2018 Château Berliquet sports a deeper purple color as well as a complex, layered style in its black raspberry, white flowers, dried earth, spice, and forest floor aromas and flavors. It's medium to full-bodied, has a rounded, expansive texture, beautiful tannins, and brilliant freshness and purity as well as a serious kick of minerality on the finish. Coming from a smaller 10-hectare terroir located on the clay and limestone soils on the upper plateau, it will spend 16 months in 45% new French oak. Tasted twice. - Jeb Dunnuck


93-96 JD / 93-95 WA / 94-95 JS / 91-94 WS / 93 DE / 90-93 VM


$47.69 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $45.31 ea.

$543.72 OWC of 12 | Future | BUY NOW


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

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 - 24 x 750ml price + $225 each

18.0 L - 20 x 750ml price + $275 each 

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