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Cellar Selection

** Wines Subject to Availability **

Salitage
Château Haut-Corbin 2003, Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion (Limited Qty)

A good red with plum and tobacco characters. Aromas of blackberry and cherry follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a medium finish.
87 points: Wine Spectator

Salitage
Château Couhins-Lurton Blanc 2005, Cru Classe de Graves, AOC Pessac-Leognan

A beautiful, pure 100% Sauvignon, the wine offers opulent notes of grapefruit, honeysuckle, melons, and figs. It is a light to medium-bodied, well-delineated, crisp white with a long finish.
91 points: Robert Parker (2002 vintage)
SILVER: Decanter World Wine Awards ‘07

Château La Louvière 2002, AOC Pessac-Leognan

Ruby/purple-coloured with plenty of earthy, black currant, vanilla, graphite, liquorice and smoky cherry aromas as well as flavours. Medium-bodied with sweet tannin, good acidity, and a long concentrated finished.
91 points: Wine Spectator (2000 vintage)
90 points: Robert Parker (2000 vintage)

Domaine de Baron’Arques 2005, (GFA Baronne Philippine de Rothschild) Limoux

Deep and vivid violet. Refined and distinguished nose that reveals juicy blackberry, black cherry, mingled with more complex notes of menthol, tobacco, vanilla. Dense and powerful attack on perfectly rounded tannins with a close-knit structure. All the length, smoothness and fullness of flavour of a top vintage combine in the opulently rich finish.
87 points: Wine Spectator

La Sirène de Giscours 2004, 2nd wine of Chateau Giscours, Margaux

Planted on the same terroir as Château Giscours, and having virtually the same varietal mix of Merlot and Cabernet, La Sirène’s main difference is the age of its vines and the fresh attractive aromas it develops over the first few years. Behind its youthful charm, the finesse and tannic elegance of the Margaux appellation and Château Giscours come through.
90 points: Wine Spectator (2000 vintage)

Château Dauzac 2002, Classified Fifth Growth, AOC Margaux

A well-made, deep ruby/purple-tinged wine with notes of dried herbs, damp earth, incense and new saddle leather, this is a heady, attractive, fruit-driven wine with moderate structure behind its initial attack.
92 points: Wine Spectator (2005 vintage)
87 points: Robert Parker

La Sirène de Giscours 1996, 2nd wine of Chateau Giscours, Margaux

Light and fruity, with good berry and cherry character. Medium- to light-bodied, with light tannins and a fruity finish. Delicious.
90 points: Wine Spectator (2000 vintage)

Château Langoa Barton 2001, 3rd Classified Growth, AOC St-Julien

Terrific aromas to this wine, with violets, spices, cinnamon and berries. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a lovely ripe fruit and vanilla aftertaste. Very integrated and refined. Another winner from the Barton family.
92 points: Wine Spectator
88 points: Robert Parker

Clos Fourtet 2004, Premier Grand Cru Classé, AOC St-Emilion

A soft, fleshy cassis note intermixed with plum, fig, and truffle characteristics are present in this round, easy-going, medium-bodied St-Emilion. A noteworthy success for this vintage.
90 points: Robert Parker
90 points: Wine Spectator

Clos du Marquis 1996, St-Julien

Thoroughly well-crafted red. Aromas of berries and asphalt with hints of mint. Medium-bodied, with a complement of polished, silky tannins and a long, caressing finish.
91 points: Wine Spectator
90 points: Robert Parker

La Fleur de Gay 2004, 2nd wine of L'Église-Clinet, Pomerol

The deep ruby/purple-tinged 2004 La Fleur de Gay offers raspberry, blueberry, floral, graphite, and toasty oak characteristics, medium to full body, beautiful richness and purity, and a nicely layered texture. With low acidity, outstanding concentration, and a long finish, this beauty should age effortlessly for 12-15 years.
91 points: Robert Parker
89 points: Wine Spectator

Château Pichon Lalande 1999, Pauillac

A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It offers a complex, evolved bouquet of cedar, underbrush, red currants and spice box. There is medium body, excellent ripeness and an angular finish.
88 points: Wine Spectator
87-88 points: Robert Parker