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Just Released: 2016 Pichon Baron, Ducru and More

Several highly rated 2016 super seconds are now available for purchase including Ducru-Beaucaillou and Pichon-Longueville, Baron. These châteaux have been producing First-Growth-quality wine in recent years and 2016 is no exception. Reviewers agreed that the Baron is one of the best in the Château's history. Its excellent structure will allow the wine to age gracefully over many decades. The Ducru-Beaucaillou was also well received by critics; it earned a 96-98 point score from Wine Advocate and Antonio Galloni called it "one of the highlights of the vintage." Léoville Poyferré, Smith-Haut-Lafitte, and Clinet were also released this morning and are not to be missed. Add now to secure these stunners for your cellar.

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  2016 Bordeaux Futures - Released Today
 
 
Wine
 
 
Rating
 
 
Case Price
 
     
 
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
 
 
97-98 JS
 
 
$2,220
 
 
BUY
 
 
"Very focused and reserved with a mineral, blackberry, licorice and blackcurrant character. Full and refined. Walking a tightrope between steely tannins and and dark fruit. This is highly intellectual and unique. Great finish. Remake of the extraordinary 2014? Stronger than the 2015, for sure." (97-98 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
 
 
Château Pichon-Longueville, Baron
 
 
98-99 JS
 
 
$1,800
 
 
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"I have been waiting for this for a long time. It’s a remake of the legendary 1990 Pichon Baron. Full body, ultra-polished yet powerful tannins and a glorious finish. The will evolve beautifully. The core of fruit and tannins are great. A truly great Pichon Baron." (98-99 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
 
 
Château Léoville Poyferré
 
 
95-97 WA
 
 
$1,080
 
 
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"...opulent but neatly controlled, billowing scents of black cherries, black plum, crème de cassis and violets. The palate is beautifully balanced with fine tannin, a killer line of acidity and perhaps one of the most harmonious Poyferré that I have encountered at this juncture. It just glides across the mouth and slips down the throat with consummate ease. Superb." (95-97 points) Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230, April 2017
 
 
Château Clinet
 
 
96-98 WA
 
 
$1,188
 
 
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"...a very linear bouquet, quite strict and intense with a light iodine and marine scent merging with the black fruit...medium-bodied with filigree tannin that forms the foundation of a more masculine Clinet, complex and focused with a subtle spiciness coming through on the finish...this is a magnificent Clinet, cool and mineral-soaked, both cerebral and lip-smackingly delicious." (96-98 points) Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230, April 2017
 
 
Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte Rouge
 
 
97-98 JS
 
 
$1,260
 
 
BUY
 
 
"Wow. This is incredibly rich and exotic. Full-bodied, so deep and long. It lasts for minutes. Perfectly polished tannins evidence how texturally focused and supple this is. Decadent and enticing. From organically grown grapes. Super quality of cabernet is on show here. We will see if 2016 is better than 2015." (97-98 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
 
 
WA: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate • AG: Vinous.com • JS: James Suckling • JR: Jancis Robinson