95 Point, “Best in Show,” Bordeaux, 2014 Chateau de Landiras, Graves. In Canada. 96 Point 2010 Lagrange, (last cases), Too.

There is just something about well made Bordeaux that makes it hard for any other wines to stand up to it.

CHATEAU DE LANDIRAS GRAVES ROUGE 2014

95 points / Platinum / Best in Show- Decanter World Wine Awards 2016


Bottle Price : $34.95

Case Price : $419.40

Winery : Chateau de Landiras

Wine Region : Bordeaux (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

“Great intensity of classic Bordeaux fruit on the nose, cassis, dark cherries and liquorice. The rich round palate is bursting with fresh blackberry and blackcurrant, lovely silky tannins great length all in perfect harmony.”

Bordeaux has got it figured out. They have managed to package elegance and refinement, and sell it. Even in the dead of winter, (above picture), the vineyards look orderly and well cared for. This is the 1st time we have brought in the Graves from Landiras. When we tasted this wine, we just could not resist and we are guessing that once you try it, you will be as excited as we are. Winning the Best is Show/Platinum Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards is not exactly a piece of cake, especially in the Bordeaux classification.

Even over here in Europe, travelling wine regions, Bordeaux is king. No matter where you are, there is always a few bottles of top notch Bordeaux on every wine list. This is likely due to the fact that no matter where in the world you are, people want to drink Bordeaux.

We love French wines. Many people are intimidated by the classification system in France as very few wines are labelled by varietal, and are instead labelled by region/appellation. This can be disconcerting for those unfamiliar with the regions and appellations, because you are never quite sure what you are going to get. I encourage you to ask the questions as French wine is some of the best in the world and it would be a shame to miss out. We are always here to help should you want further clarification on French wine, or anything else wine related for that matter.

Looking for some more interesting Bordeaux? Scroll down to the bottom for 2 more features which are likely to get the lover of Bordeaux deliciousness excited. There is 2010 Esprit de Pavie, (the little brother to Chateau Pavie). These come OWC in 6-packs and are due to land in the next couple of weeks. We also have a few cases remaining of the 2010 Lagrange. This will also show up in it’s OWC, 12-packs this time. This also garnered a nice little rating from of 96 points from esteemed wine critic James Suckling. Any direction you choose to go in this email will likely please you. If you have questions, don’t be shy as we are happy to answer them.

I will once again mention our wine tasting at NAO steakhouse on the 7th of March. Come taste some of the finest offerings to come out of Burgundy. There are a limited number of spots remaining, so please ensure that if this is something the piques your interest, you act in a timely manner. Please click here to go to the events page.

We are currently travelling Spain. This time we brought a team, including a film crew. For the last 14 years, this process has been quite an intimate and personal process. We feel it is time to showcase just how exciting and interesting the people we meet, the places we see and the wine we taste actually are. We will do our best to showcase to you over the coming weeks and months. We are excited to share!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

CHATEAU LAGRANGE SAINT-JULIEN (OWC) 2010

96 points – James Suckling, July 2014

Bottle Price : $99.00

Case Price : $1,188.00

Winery : Chateau Lagrange

Wine Region : Bordeaux (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

ESPRIT DE PAVIE BY CHATEAU PAVIE 2010

Bottle Price : $59.95

Case Price : $359.70

Winery : Chateau Pavie

Wine Region : Bordeaux (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

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