We are delighted to offer the esteemed St. Estephe Super Second that is on everyone's wish list this year and is one of our wines of the vintage, the amazing 97-100 pt. Cos d'Estournel. The 2018 will be sought after for many years to come and it will also become more expensive to acquire, so it makes total sense to stock up on release. You simply can't have too much of this beauty in your cellar!
In addition, today saw the release of a potentially perfect Pessac, the "sensational" 97-100 pt. Haut Bailly that is up with the best of the appellation.
Also released is a "Beautiful" 97-99 pt. Chateau Pichon Baron. This prestigious 2nd Growth produces stunning Cabernet-based wines that can rival the First Growths in terms of quality. The 2018 was exceptional and it has been universally hailed as one of the stars of the vintage. The wine had beautiful elegance and striking purity. It will certainly drink well in its youth but it will age well for at least 40 years. This is classic Left Bank claret that we all know and love!
Finally, we are pleased to offer the latest vintage of our own Right Bank Bordeaux, Chateau Carignan (90-91 JS) and Carignan Prima (93-94 JS). Despite our familial connection, we are consistently impressed year after year with the wines which represent extraordinary value for money, especially when purchased as Futures. James Suckling has commented that "Prima can compete with wines 4 or 5 times the price", and our team has experienced this first-hand when blind tasting these wines against much more well-known names.
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 Cos D'Estournel (Saint Estephe)
GVWM Wine of the Vintage
The 2018 Cos d'Estournel is composed of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc and has 14.59% alcohol. Aging in 50% new barriques, it has a deep purple-black color and drifts effortlessly, gracefully, seductively out of the glass with slowly unfurling notions of blackcurrant cordial, wild blueberries, chocolate-covered cherries and plum pudding with touches of violets, licorice, wild roses and yeast extract plus a waft of loose tobacco. The full-bodied palate is built like a brick house with a solid frame of super firm, super ripe tannins and seamless freshness to back up the vibrant, crunchy, oh-so-muscular fruit, finishing long with loads of mineral layers. Amazing structure will keep this beauty for at least half a century and probably a full one! - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate
A regal, soaring Saint-Estephe, clearly one of the wines of the vintage. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
97-100 WA / 97-100 VM / 98-99 JS / 97-99 JD / 97 DE
$202.39 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $192.27 ea.
$2,307.24 OWC of 12 | Future | BUY NOW
2018 Chateau Haut Bailly (Pessac Leognan)
A wine that's going to flirt with perfection, the 2018 Château Haut-Bailly is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 5% Each of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, brought up in 60% new French oak. Hitting 14.5% alcohol, its deep purple color is followed by a fabulous bouquet of pure crème de cassis, crushed violets, white flowers, graphite, and damp earth. An incredibly powerful, opulent wine, it nevertheless has sensational purity as well as the freshness and elegance that's the hallmark of this terrific estate. It will drink well in just a few years yet keep for 20-25 years or more. - Jeb Dunnuck
97-100 JD / 98 DE / 97-98 JS / 96-98 WA / 94-97 VM
$119.49 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $113.52 ea.
$1,362.24 OWC of 12 | Future | BUY NOW
2018 Chateau Pichon Baron (Pauillac)
The 2018 Pichon-Longueville Baron is made up of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot. The Merlot was harvested September 24-25, and the Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested October 3-10. The wine is to be aged 18 months in barriques, 80% new and 20% one year old, and production represents 50% of the harvest this year. Very deep purple-black colored, it begins a little coy, rolling slowly and languidly out of the glass with notions of baked raspberries, blueberry coulis, crème de cassis and incense plus nuances of lilacs, truffles, damp soil and garrigue with wafts of lavender and wild sage. Full-bodied, voluptuous and oh-so-seductive, the palate reveals layer upon layer of savory, earthy and black fruit preserves, framed by wonderfully ripe, velvety tannins and lovely freshness, finishing very long and perfumed. Beautiful. - LPB, Wine Advocate
It's a brilliant, brilliant wine that's in the same class as the 1990, 2000, 2005, 2009, and 2010. - Jeb Dunnuck
97-99 WA / 97-99 JD / 97-98 JS / 95-98 WS / 97 DE / 94-97 VM
$160.99 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $152.94 ea.
$1,835.28 OWC of 12 | Future | BUY NOW
Additional Notable Releases:
2018 Cos D'Estournel Blanc (Bordeaux Blanc)
97-98 JS / 93-95 JD / 94 DE / 92-94 WA / 91-94 VM
$131.09 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $124.54 ea. | Future | BUY NOW
2018 Carignan Prima (Cadillac Cotes De Bordeaux)
$20.09 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $19.09 ea. | Future | BUY NOW
2018 Carignan (Cadillac Cotes De Bordeaux)
$12.59 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $11.96 ea. | 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.)
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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
Grand Vin Wine Merchants · 1003 4th Ave East · Olympia, Washington 98506 · United States (360) 350-4896