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HDH’s Favorite 2016 Bordeaux
from the Union des Grand Cru Tasting


This past week, our staff had the chance to taste a number of 2016 Bordeaux at the Union des Grand Cru tasting here in Chicago. We wanted to take a moment to share our thoughts as the wines were outstanding. HDH Retail has an extensive selection of 2016 Bordeaux available, including First Growths and 100-point wines. We highly recommend adding several bottles to your collection today.

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HDH’s Top Pick 2016 Bordeaux
Château Pichon-Longueville, Baron (98-99 JS) $990 per 6 bottles
"The 2016 Pichon Baron is a massive wine. The tannins are huge, but beautifully ripe and balanced by pure, ripe fruit. This is maybe the best young Pichon Baron I have ever tasted." – Ben Nelson, President

Château Lynch-Bages (98-99 JS) $894 per 6 bottles
"This wine is structured and concentrated but balanced with nice acidity and tannin. The wine is already forward and smooth – a classic Lynch with a lot to offer." – Marc Smoler, Vice President & Client Services

Château Pavie-Macquin (98 AG) $480 per 6 bottles
"The 2016 Pavie-Macquin has a ripe fruit nose with anise spice. It is rich, soft, and generous, with a long, dark cherry finish. An early drinker and a great value bottle." – Allan Frischman, Senior Vice President & Senior Specialist

Château Clinet (97 WA) $1,188 per 12 bottles
"With sensual dark fruit, minerals and spice, the 2016 Clinet is multi-layered, full-bodied and very rich in the middle. Can’t wait to revisit in 10-20 years." – Michael Davis, Vice Chairman

Clos Fourtet (97 AG) $714 per 6 bottles
"Very ripe, but with gorgeous balance and a long, complex finish with a hint of shoe polish on the end. One of my favorite wines from the Right Bank and the best Clos Fourtet I have ever tasted." – Ben Nelson, President

Château Brane-Cantenac (96-98 WA) $828 per 12 bottles
"The cherry spice nose on this wine explodes out of the glass. It’s beautiful, bright and complex, being perfectly balanced. Wow!" – Allan Frischman, Senior Vice President & Senior Specialist

Château Giscours (96-97 JS) $756 per 12 bottles
"The 2016 Giscours has amazing complexity for a wine in this price range. It has bright fruit, being balanced and complex, with a long finish." – Allan Frischman, Senior Vice President & Senior Specialist

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (96-97 JS) $996 per 12 bottles
"Bright, vibrant, and complex, the finish on this wine goes on and on. It is classically structured and age worthy. An amazing value." – Allan Frischman, Senior Vice President & Senior Specialist

Château Léoville Barton (96 AG) $1,056 per 12 bottles
"Excellent purity in this wine, very St. Julien. A very clean and inviting fruit profile with fine, integrated tannins. This is a remarkable effort by Léoville Barton. This wine will reward for years to come. A great wine." – Dale Salentiny, Retail Sales Associate

Château d'Armailhac (95-96 JS) $552 per 12 bottles
"Terrific purity here. Medium weight with refreshing acidity, the 2016 d’Armailhac has notes of black cherries with well-integrated tannins. A delicious, well balanced wine which will be hard to resist for near-term drinking. A lovely wine." – Ben Ferdinand, Senior Vice President & Senior Consignment Advisor

Château Beychevelle (96 NM) $1,309 per 12 bottles
"The 2016 Beychevelle has a pretty, perfumed nose. There is good concentration with rich, plum fruit. Nicely balanced and medium weight. A pleasant surprise which will be a sleeper to enjoy for many years." – Ben Ferdinand, Senior Vice President & Senior Consignment Advisor

Château Clerc-Milon (94-95 JS) $828 per 12 bottles
"Like most of the 2016s, this wine is precisely balanced. Classically structured with a great core. Elegant and age-worthy." – Allan Frischman, Senior Vice President & Senior Specialist