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2016 Bordeaux Futures Campaign Smashes Records at Hart Davis Hart

The 2016 Bordeaux Futures campaign has generated the most excitement since the 2010 vintage. In the 6 weeks since we launched our 2016 futures campaign, sales have eclipsed those of the excellent 2015 vintage by nearly 30%. The 2016 growing season was particularly excellent in the Northern Médoc, as evidenced by the fact that over 60% of our total sales can be attributed to left bank châteaux. There has been extremely strong demand for First Growths - we've sold 28% more from the five legendary estates than last year. Many highly rated wines sold out within hours of being offered for sale and we've sold 100+ cases of several top wines. We’ve included a recap of the top 10 wines sold both by volume and by value below along with some highlights of the vintage that are still availalbe. These wines are still moving fast, so be sure to act now before they disappear.

 
 
Top 2016 Futures Sold by Value
• Château Mouton Rothschild
• Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande
• Château Margaux
• Château Léoville Las Cases
• Château Montrose
• Château Haut-Brion
• Château La Mission Haut-Brion
• Château Lafite Rothschild
• Château Cheval Blanc
• Château Pétrus

 
 
Top 2016 Futures Sold by Volume
• Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande
• Château Montrose
• Château Léoville Las Cases
• Château Lynch-Bages
• Château Mouton Rothschild
• Château Cos d'Estournel
• Château Pichon-Longueville, Baron
• Château La Mission Haut-Brion
• Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
• Château Margaux

 
 
  - Futures sales are nearly 30% higher than previous record campaign (2015)
- 11.5% higher volume of wine has been sold than previous record campaign (2015)
- Sales of First Growth are wines up 28% from the 2015 futures campaign
 
 
 

 
 
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  2016 Bordeaux Futures - Limited Availability
 
 
Wine
 
 
Rating
 
 
Case Price
 
     
 
Château Cos d'Estournel
 
 
98-100 WA
 
 
$2,256
 
 
BUY
 
 
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
 
 
97-98 JS
 
 
$2,222
 
 
BUY
 
 
Château Figeac
 
 
98-100 WA
 
 
$2,400
 
 
BUY
 
 
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
 
 
96-97 JS
 
 
$996
 
 
BUY
 
 
Château Haut-Bailly
 
 
98-99 JS
 
 
$1,392
 
 
BUY
 
 
Château Haut-Brion (6 bottle case)
 
 
100-100 JS
 
 
$3,270
 
 
BUY
 
 
"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?" JamesSuckling.com, April 2017
 
 
Château Lafite Rothschild (6 bottle case)
 
 
100-100 JS
 
 
$3,894
 
 
BUY
 
 
Château La Mission Haut-Brion (6 bottle case)
 
 
98-100 WA
 
 
$2,628
 
 
BUY
 
 
"The 2016 La Mission Haut Brion is a blend of 57.5% Merlot and 42.5% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 19 September and 14 October, one of the longest ever. "We had to be patient and wait for each plot," Jean-Philippe Delmas told me. "It took longer than usual." As is customary, I allowed my sample, and likewise all the wines poured at this tasting, around 40-45 minutes to open since they always transform in the glass. It has a 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. I thought that the 2015 La Mission Haut-Brion flirted with perfection. The 2016 has that extra edge, a "je ne sais quoi" that leaves you reaching for the thesaurus looking for superlatives." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230, April 2017
 
 
Château Léoville Las Cases
 
 
98-100 WA
 
 
$2,880
 
 
BUY
 
 
"...There are 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. The tannins are so filigree, in fact not dissimilar to their neighbor across the border at Château Latour. That seam of graphite lends this Léoville Las-Cases a Pauillac-like personality, but ignoring stylistic similarities, it is the intensity, depth and arching structure that astounds, with detail on the finish that rivets your feet to the spot. Then the finish is ultra-precise, one of the most mineral-driven that I have encountered in almost 20 years visiting the estate, plus it is endowed with one the longest aftertastes you will find in 2016. Yeah, it's good." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230, April 2017
 
 
Château Léoville Poyferré
 
 
95-97 WA
 
 
$1,080
 
 
BUY
 
 
Château Margaux (6 bottle case)
 
 
98-99 WA
 
 
$3,750
 
 
BUY
 
 
Château Montrose
 
 
97-99 WA
 
 
$1,990
 
 
BUY
 
 
Château Mouton Rothschild (6 bottle case)
 
 
100-100 JS
 
 
$3,570
 
 
BUY
 
 
"This is a phenomenal, muscular red that shows incredible power and depth. Full-bodied and with great concentration of tannins but this remains agile and polished. The form to this is stupendous. Such precision and clarity. The new 1986 but better." JamesSuckling.com, April 2017
 
 
Château Pavie-Macquin
 
 
97-98 JS
 
 
$960
 
 
BUY
 
 
Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande
 
 
97-100 AG
 
 
$1,968
 
 
BUY
 
 
"A deeply emotional, moving wine, the 2016 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is simply extraordinary. The tannins are nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit, while the 100% new oak is remarkably well integrated at this stage. Dark, powerful and brooding, the 2016 possesses remarkable polish for such a big wine. The purity of the flavors is simply captivating. Scents of graphite, smoke, leather, tobacco and menthol soar from the glass, enhancing a core of deep, plush, dark fruit. All the elements fuse together in a wine of nearly unparalleled beauty. Although not inexpensive, Pichon-Lalande is arguably the single finest relative value in ageworthy wine in Bordeaux right now. Readers should do whatever they can to pick up the 2016. It is without question one of the wines of the vintage and potentially a legendary wine in the making. Tasted three times." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, April 207
 
 
WA: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate • AG: Vinous.com • JS: James Suckling • JR: Jancis Robinson