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2016 Futures Update: Weekly Recap

So far this week, several 2016 Bordeaux futures have been released including Tertre Roteboeuf, Branaire-Ducru, and Château Palmer’s second wine, Alter Ego. Highlights from this week’s releases are listed below. Please note that these wines are strictly allocated and in high demand. Order now to secure Bordeaux from the heralded 2016 vintage at first tranche pricing.

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  2016 Red Bordeaux Futures
Case Price
Château Branaire-Ducru
95-96 JS
"This is clearly the best wine I have tasted from Branaire-Ducru. Exquisite depth and richness are on offer, yet this is always framed and focused. Layers of fruit and tannins. So deep and long. Incredible quality." JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
Château Tertre-Roteboeuf (6 bottle case)
96-98 WA
"...a wonderful bouquet, very pure and fresh. I anticipated that François Mitjavile might have been tempted to pick a little later like others, but it was an assiduous decision to have the fruit in the vat by the 18 October and lock in that freshness. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannin, extremely well judged acidity, the new oak present at the moment but in proportion with the fruit. This is a stylish Le Tertre-Rôteboeuf, very sensual and luxuriant with layers of crushed strawberry, blood oranges and raspberry fruit. In a word...irresistible." (96-98 points) Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230, April 2017
Château Les Ormes de Pez
93-94 JS
"Powerful and structured with lots of blueberry, blackberry and currant character. Full-bodied, tight and tannic yet polished and beautiful. Fantastic. Juicy." JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
Alter Ego de Château Palmer [2nd wine of Ch. Palmer] (6 bottle case)
95-96 JS
"This is very concentrated yet soft and fresh in texture. Full-bodied and round and mouth-filling. So impressive how it fills your mouth yet remains fresh. It’s so framed." (95-96 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4 2017
Domaine de l'Aurage

Roc de Cambes (6 bottle case)
91-94 AG
"Edgy, lightly brûlée. A different character from the Dom de Cambes but not necessarily superior. Very rich." (17 points) JancisRobinson.com, 14 April 2017
WA: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate • AG: Vinous.com • JS: James Suckling • JR: Jancis Robinson