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2016 Futures Update: Weekly Recap

Over the past few weeks, several Châteaux have released their 2016 futures. Highlights include d'Armailhac, Clerc-Milon, Cos d'Estournel, Tertre-Roteboeuf, and Château Palmer’s second wine, Alter Ego. All wines available for immediate purchase are listed below. Visit our website to view additional released futures that can be ordered by emailing our retail team. Please note that these wines are strictly allocated and in high demand, so we encourage you to order now to secure Bordeaux from the landmark 2016 vintage at first tranche pricing.

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2016 Red Bordeaux Futures
Wine
Rating
Case Price
Château d'Armailhac
95-96 JS
$552
BUY
"This is really tannic and muscular for d’Armailhac. Perhaps the most powerful ever. Full and chewy yet balanced and polished. Very, very impressive. Greatest ever?" (95-96 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
Château Branaire-Ducru
95-96 JS
$660
BUY
"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 Clerc-Milon
94-95 JS
$828
BUY
"Refined and ultra-fine with a linear and polished character. Full-bodied, yet tight and racy. A classy and sophisticated young wine." (94-95 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
Château Cos d'Estournel
98-100 WA
$1,872
BUY
"...extremely detailed with blackberry and a touch of boysenberry...The palate has astonishing: exquisite balance, perhaps the most precise and detailed Cos d'Estournel that I have encountered...The persistence, the reverberation in the mouth is quite magnificent.." (98-100 points) Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230, April 2017
Château Montlandrie (Dénis Durantou)
92-93 JS
$288
BUY
"Very fine and polished with pretty tannins, balance and fruit. Medium-bodied, fresh and clean. All about clarity." (92-93 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
Château Les Ormes de Pez
93-94 JS
$384
BUY
"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
Château Tertre-Roteboeuf (6 bottle case)
96-98 WA
$900
BUY
"...a wonderful bouquet, very pure and fresh...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...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
Alter Ego de Château Palmer [2nd wine of Ch. Palmer] (6 bottle case)
95-96 JS
$402
BUY
"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

$360
BUY
Les Pagodes de Cos [2nd wine of Ch. Cos d'Estournel]
93-94 JS
$552
BUY
"The brightness and focus to this second wine of Cos are certainly impressive. You can see the quality. Full body, a tight and focused palate and beautiful fruit and density. Ultra-fine tannins. Gorgeous. Sophisticated." (93-94 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
Roc de Cambes (6 bottle case)
91-94 AG
$318
BUY
"Edgy, lightly brûlée. A different character from the Dom de Cambes but not necessarily superior. Very rich." (17 points) JancisRobinson.com, 14 April 2017
Saintayme (Dénis Durantou)
92-93 JS
$228
BUY
"This is very dense and beautiful yet it’s agile and exciting. Blueberries, chocolate and walnuts. Full to medium body and beautiful length. Juicy center palate of fruit." (92-93 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
2016 White Bordeaux Futures
Château Cos d'Estournel Blanc (6 bottle case)
96-97 JS
$672
BUY
"A layered and deep white with beautiful fruit giving mango, sliced-lemon and green-pineapple character. Full-bodied and so flavorful. Love the phenolic balance. One of the best dry whites of the vintage." (96-97 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
WA: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate • AG: Vinous.com • JS: James Suckling • JR: Jancis Robinson