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We are pleased to offer one of the most impressive wines from our barrel tastings earlier this spring, the biodynamic Pauillac powerhouse Pontet Canet, checking in at 97-99 points. Compared to the 99-pt 2016 at $150 and 98-pt 2015 at $168, the 2018 at $113 each for a case or more is a shrewd buy. Quantities are very limited, so you will need to act fast to secure this "beguiling" beauty.

 

Also released today from Margaux is a wine we consider an over-achiever in 2018, the "irresistible" 95-96 point Brane Cantenac. 

 

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 Pontet Canet (Pauillac)

GVWM Standout Mid-Range Wine

 

The 2018 Pontet-Canet is made up of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Picking began on September 24 and finished on October 5; aging is in 55% oak barriques and 45% amphorae. Very deep purple-black in color, it comes rolling sensuously out of the glass with all the opulence and seduction of Cleopatra on a carpet. It emerges with flamboyant scents of crème de cassis, preserved plums and blueberry compote, and after a few moments, it bursts with nuances of molten licorice, sandalwood, Chinese five spice, candied violets, dark chocolate and dried roses, followed by underlying earthy suggestions of fallen leaves, black truffles, underbrush and wild sage. Full-bodied, wonderfully dense, rich, impossibly layered and very, very decadent, the palate delivers all it promises on the nose, with a firm, wonderfully velvety frame and finishing with epic length, a scintillating wave of freshness and a beguiling perfume. This is one for true hedonists. - LPB, Wine Advocate

 

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

 

$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 Brane Cantenac (Margaux)

GVWM Over-Achiever

 

What strikes me about this Brane-Cantenac is the gorgeous center palate of ripe fruit, which gives an impression of generosity, yet it’s tight and reserved at the same time. Fine and polished tannins follow on and drive this gorgeous fruit. - James Suckling

 

This is another irresistible 2018 that should be snatched up. - Jeb Dunnuck

 

95-96 JS / 94-96 JD / 95 DE / 92-95 VM / 92-94 WA

 

$73.09 ea. 750 ml | 5% Off Case of 12 or more: $69.44 ea.

$833.28 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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