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2016 Futures Update:
Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion, & More
from Domaine Clarence Dillon, Now Available

We are thrilled to announce that several top wines from Domaine Clarence Dillon were released this morning including Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion, and more. Haut-Brion is a perennial contender for wine of the vintage, and 2016 is no exception. It's extremely rich and dense with excellent structure and a luscious mouthfeel. There's no doubt that it will become a classic. The La Mission Haut-Brion is also fantastic and was awarded 98-100 points by Wine Advocate for its precision and refined elegance. Many other excellent wines from the Clarence Dillon portfolio are also available including Clarence de Haut-Brion (Haut-Brion's second wine) and the prized Haut-Brion Blanc. Futures from Gruaud Larose and Larcis Ducasse also became available today. Futures from these châteaux typically sell out within a matter of day or, in some cases, hours. We encourage you to act now in order to secure these excellent 2016s for your cellar.

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  2016 Red Bordeaux Futures - Released Today
Case Price
Château Haut-Brion (6 bottle case)
100 JS
"This is a monument for Haut-Brion and reminds me of the great 1998 but in a modern and bright style. Full-bodied, very tannic and superbly structured yet always agile and vivid. Its energy and dynamic nature grabs you by the shoulder and tells you it’s great. Staggeringly precise. It can’t get better than this, can it?" (100-100 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
Château La Mission Haut-Brion (6 bottle case)
98-100 WA
"...clean and precise, quite understated bouquet with fine mineralité, cold stone aromas infusing the black fruit. This has incredible precision, perhaps even more pixelated than the "gaff over the road" Haut-Brion. The palate is medium-bodied with supple and lithe tannin. I appreciate the line of acidity here, the smoothness and harmony that takes your breath away. Every atom is infused with life-affirming freshness. It is a wine bridled with incredible focus and delineation..." (98-100 points) Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230, April 2017
La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion [2nd wine of Ch. La Mission Haut-Brion] (6 bottle case)
92-93 JS
"Minerals and blueberries with plenty of blackcurrant character. Medium body and silky tannins. Pretty second wine of La Mission." (92-93 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
Le Clarence de Haut-Brion [2nd wine of Ch. Haut-Brion] (6 bottle case)
94-95 JS
"This is powerful and intense with lots of minerals, crushed stones and dark fruit. Dense and linear. Minerally and very energetic." (94-95 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
  2016 White Bordeaux Futures - Released Today
Château Haut-Brion Blanc (6 bottle case)
96-97 JS
"Layered with a round and rich texture and body. Full and flavorful. Lots of dried-apple and pineapple character. Very long finish. Exotic and ripe. We will see which is better." (96-97 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
Château La Mission Haut Brion Blanc (6 bottle case)
98-99 JS
"This is dense like a Montrachet yet so minerally with crushed-stone undertones. Full-bodied, layered and powerful. A great glass of white wine. First time they used a majority of sauvignon blanc." (98-99 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
La Clarté de Haut-Brion [2nd white wine of Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion] (6 bottle case)
93-94 JS
"Very salty and fruity with lots of dried pineapple and lemon rind. Medium-to full-bodied, dense and long. White pepper, too." (93-94 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
  Additional 2016 Bordeaux Futures
Château Quintus (6 bottle case)
93-96+ AG
"One of the real surprises of the vintage...Creamy and ample on the palate, with striking depth to its dark, fleshy fruit, it possesses exceptional balance...The 2016 is the first vintage in which I can say Quintus is not missing anything...exceptionally vivid and nuanced, with seemingly endless layers of fruit that virtually cover the tannins, and a long, sublime finish." (93-96+ points) Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, April 2017
Le Dragon de Quintus [2nd wine of Ch. Quintus] (6 bottle case)
92-93 JS
"A salty and minerally red with plums, leaves and tobacco and lots of blackberries. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a crisp finish. Second wine of Quintus." (92-93 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
WA: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate • AG: Vinous.com • JS: James Suckling • JR: Jancis Robinson