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Outstanding 2016 Bordeaux Futures: Coming Soon

  “I’ve now tasted more than 1,000 wines from the 2016 vintage in Bordeaux. I can again confirm that it’s an excellent year, producing dynamic and well-structured wines that are fresh and balanced. These wines represent the new renaissance of Bordeaux where harmony, refinement and energy are the new keywords for the region — not raw power and high alcohol. Bordeaux is back.” - James Suckling  
2016 is a landmark vintage for Bordeaux. The rainy spring helped the vines thrive through the hot, dry summer. The fall brought some respite from the heat but the dryness remained, which culminated in impeccable harvest conditions. The resulting grapes were perfectly ripened and intensely aromatic. In comparison to 2015, another landmark vintage, 2016 is heralded as at least equal throughout Bordeaux. Certain regions, such as St. Estèphe and the Northern Médoc, produced an even more fabulous product in 2016 due to the ideal dry conditions during harvest. The 2016 wines have a lower alcohol content and more acidity creating greater energy and vibrancy on the palate. In short, with support by renowned wine reviewers and a strong comparison with the 2015 vintage, 2016 can easily be termed a tremendous and very collectable vintage.

Next week is an exciting and highly anticipated one for HDH. Our team will be visiting Bordeaux to participate in barrel tastings. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for live updates and tasting notes on standout wines. As the Châteaux release their futures, the HDH retail team will send updates via email and social media regarding availability. The wines are sure to be very limited in availability, so be prepared to act fast to secure bottles for your collection.

If you're interested in specific wines, please visit our website to curate your futures wish list.

Advantages of Buying Futures from HDH:
• Allows buyers to take advantage of the current strength of the US dollar—prices will be low compared to other recent great vintages due to the favorable euro to dollar exchange rate.
• Ensures perfect provenance as you will be the first owner of full-case OWCs from this exceptional vintage.
• Allows you to purchase the wines at first-tranche pricing—prices increase in later tranches and upon final release.
• Wines can be bottled in the format of your choosing
• HDH confirms all futures orders with the châteaux through our negociant partners.
  2016 futures offerings will include:
Cheval Blanc
Calon Ségur
Lafite Rothschild
Mouton Rothschild
Pichon-Longueville, Baron
Vieux Château Certan
Our team has been a reliable source for futures for decades. When you purchase en primeur Bordeaux from HDH, your wine will arrive on schedule and as promised. We look forward to being your source for 2016 futures!
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