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The Final Push: 2016 Wine of the Vintage Candidates
LLC, Ausone and More

We’re excited to announce that several excellent 2016 Futures were released this morning! Of particular note is Léoville Las Cases, a breathtaking wine that stood out among the many excellent St. Juliens we tasted on our recent trip to Bordeaux. It is both powerful and elegant – floral notes mingle beautifully with smoke and meat flavors. The vibrant acidity and super fine tannins balance the wine and give it a lengthy finish. It’s delicious from beginning to end and is clearly one of the best wines of the vintage. Also not to be missed is the fantastic 2016 Ausone. This stunning St. Emilion received 98-100 points from Wine Advocate and was thoroughly enjoyed by our team. The balanced palate, layers of fruit and spice, and satiny mouthfeel make it a winner in our book. These are two wines that should absolutely be a part of your collection. Act now to secure them at first tranche pricing!

Other recent releases include Haut-Bailly, L'Eglise-Clinet, and l'Evangile. Order now as they’re sure to sell out quickly!

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  2016 Bordeaux Futures - Released Today
Case Price
Château Ausone (6 bottle case)
98-100 WA
"...extraordinarily pure and articulates its terroir as well as any vintage that I can remember over the last 20-odd years...very elegant and precise. I adore the exquisite balance of this Ausone..." (98-100 points) Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230, April 2017
Château Léoville Las Cases
98-100 WA
"...scents of small black cherries, boysenberry, crushed violets and a slight flintiness that emerges with time. The definition is very impressive—you can almost pick the aromas out one by one. The palate is awe-inspiring...it is the intensity, depth and arching structure that astounds, with detail on the finish that rivets your feet to the spot..." (98-100 points) Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230, April 2017
Château L'Eglise-Clinet (6 bottle case)
98-99 JS
"This has so much violet and black-olive character to it. It’s full-bodied and powerful with incredible power and depth of old-vine tannins. It just rolls on and on. What a finish." (98-99 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
  Additional Recent Releases
Château L'Evangile (6 bottle case)
98-99 JS
"This is a remake of the great 2015 but it’s much finer and more sophisticated. Such great quality and very sexy. Full body and ultra-polished and clean tannins. Salty, dark fruit. Superb length. Want to drink it!" (98-99 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
Château Haut-Bailly
98-99 JS
"This young wine shows such pinpoint precision with a full body, dense fruit and gorgeous intensity. Muscular yet toned and beautiful. It really builds on the finish. Very fine-grained. So long and beautiful. Sophisticated power. Oyster shell and iodine undertones. Traditional style yet with a modern interpretation. Savory." (98-99 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
Château Pontet-Canet
98-99 JS
"Vivid and full of energy with blackberry, currant and salt. Full body, intense and long. Harmony. Purpose. Classicism. The mineral and currant character is all year. A seamless tannin texture. Great wine. You want to drink it now!" (98-99 points) JamesSuckling.com, April 4, 2017
WA: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate • AG: Vinous.com • JS: James Suckling • JR: Jancis Robinson