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2016 Futures Update: Weekly Recap

Last week, a number of top Châteaux released their 2016 futures. Highlights include Bellevue Mondotte, La Clotte, Magrez-Fombrauge, Monbousquet, Palmer, Pape-Clément and Pape-Clément Blanc, Pavie-Decesse, Quinault l'Enclos, Saint-Pierre, Clos du Marquis, and La Dame de Montrose. 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. Large formats are available in most instances; feel free to contact us for more details.

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
Case Price
Château Bellevue Mondotte (6 bottle case)
95-98 AG
"...An explosion of fruit and mineral-drenched overtones make a strong first impression. Remarkably nuanced for such a big, powerful wine, the 2016 possesses exceptional balance from the very first taste. Graphite, smoke, crème de cassis, lavender and menthol are some of the many notes that build into the huge finish." (95-98 points) Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, April 2017
Château La Clotte (6 bottle case)
94-96 WA
"...fragrant bouquet with plenty of redcurrant, wild strawberry and rose petal notes, real gusto here but also elegance. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a beautiful line of acidity, great substance and fine mineralité on the finish...rapidly becoming one of their standout wines alongside Ausone. Superb." (94-96 points) Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230, April 2017
Château Magrez-Fombrauge
97-98 JS
"A rich and chewy red with lots of fruit and tannins. Full-bodied, big and rich. Yet this remains polished and balanced. Exciting fruit character throughout. About one third is made in terracotta jars." (97-98 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
Château Monbousquet
94-95 JS
"This is very layered and firm with beautiful tannins and richness. Full-bodied, tight and spicy with lovely depth. Refined and pretty." (94-95 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
Château Palmer
99-100 JS
"I wrote that the 2015 was incredible, and this 2016 is again. It’s equally structured and powerful as the 2015, yet there’s an underlying intellectual serenity to this wine. You taste it, and you want to know and experience it even more. Full and tannic yet ever so polished and beautiful. Mesmerizing. Made from biodynamically grown grapes." (99-100 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
Château Pape-Clément
97-98 JS
"This is phenomenal with a density and finesse that are hard to remember for this wine. Full-bodied, tight and polished. Seamless texture and salty undertones. Goes on for minutes. Truly great. What a barrel sample." (97-98 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
Château Pavie-Decesse (6 bottle case)
98-99 JS
"This has beautiful presence and finesse with lovely fruit, mineral and light walnut character. Center palate is gorgeous. Long and refined. Perhaps better than the superb 2015." (98-99 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
Château Quinault l'Enclos (6 bottle case)
92-93 JS
"A very fine bead of tannin runs through the entirety of this wine. Medium to full body, fresh acidity and a juicy finish. Polished. Straight and firm." (92-93 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
Château Saint-Pierre
94-96 WA
"...quite intense black fruit, graphite and just a touch of dried herbs. There is lovely definition and focus on display. The palate is well balanced with grainy tannin, a crisp line of acidity, classic in style in keeping with the style of the vintage with very fine mineralité and tension towards the sprightly finish..." (94-96 points) Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230, April 2017
Clos du Marquis
94-95 JS
"The clarity and beauty of this young red are brilliant with blackberry, blueberry and mineral undertones. Full and racy. Long and wonderfully polished. Racy. Better than the 2015." (94-95 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
La Dame de Montrose [2nd wine of Ch. Montrose]
91-92 JS
"A linear and fine rendition of Montrose’s second wine with blueberry and blackberry character. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a juicy finish. Structured. Racy." (91-92 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
  2016 White Bordeaux Futures
Château Pape-Clément Blanc (6 bottle case)
94-95 JS
"A solid and four-square white with lemon-rind and dried-apple character. Pears, too. Full and dense with layers of fruit and phenolic character. Red wine texture in a white. One for aging." (94-95 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
WA: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate • AG: Vinous.com • JS: James Suckling • JR: Jancis Robinson