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2018 Bordeaux Futures

TYPE

Red - (7)
Sweet - (3)

COUNTRIES

United States - (7)
France - (2)
Spain - (1)

VINTAGE

NV - (1)
2016 - (2)
2015 - (3)
2013 - (1)
2007 - (2)
2001 - (1)

BOTTLE SIZE

0.375 - (2)
0.75 - (8)

RATING

99 - (10)

PRICE RANGE

$25- $100- (2)
$100- $500- (8)
 DescriptionPrice

Rieussec 2015, 0.375L
Sémillon / Sauvignon Blanc from Sauternes, Bordeaux

"OMG. This is amazing. This is the new 2001. Incredible purity of botrytis and ripeness. Full-on. So driven and precise. Full-bodied, very sweet and electrified. Pineapple jam and mangoes — endless tropical fruits. This ends very clean and is almost tannic on the finish. A truly great Sauternes. Energy. . ." 99 points James Suckling

Available: 10

Price: $34.99

Quantity:

  • 99JS

Rieussec 2015, 0.75L
Sémillon / Sauvignon Blanc from Sauternes, Bordeaux

"OMG. This is amazing. This is the new 2001. Incredible purity of botrytis and ripeness. Full-on. So driven and precise. Full-bodied, very sweet and electrified. Pineapple jam and mangoes — endless tropical fruits. This ends very clean and is almost tannic on the finish. A truly great Sauternes. Energy. . ." 99 points James Suckling

Available: 8

Price: $69.99

Quantity:

  • 99JS

Bodegas Tradición Amontillado Viejisimo NV, 0.375L
Palomino from Jerez, Andalucía

"The NV Amontillado Viejísimo Tradición is estimated to be over 80 years old on average, as it's a blend of vintages in a classical solera system. The name is still not clear; it could be called Amontillado Extra Viejo Tradición VORS but once opened it's a bit redundant to say that it's a VORS, meaning over 30 years old when the wine is clearly much, much older than that. Either way, it is a new, extremely old Amontillado. When Sherries are this old they tend to lose the character of any one style. It's not clear whether they are Amontillado, Palo Cortado or even Oloroso since the wine gets so concentrated and powerful that most of the time you can only say they are 'vino viejo', old wines. This wine is an exceptional case. It was sourced from an Almacenista from Sanlúcar, so most likely it was a Manzanilla in its early days. It's fine, built like a wardrobe with everything in large doses, but all of it in place and in balance. It has plenty of balsamic, cigar ash, peat, smoky aromas with some notes of oak coming through with time in the glass. It's sharp, extreme, really salty, with a clear marine, Sanlúcar origin. It was bottled unfiltered at 24,87% alcohol and over 3 grams of sugar, but it feels completely dry, the extreme age concentrates everything. . ." 99 Points Wine Advocate

Available: 1

Price: $225.00

Quantity:

  • 99WA

Bond St. Eden 2007, 0.75L
Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, California

"Not surprisingly, the 2007 St. Eden flirts with perfection. Another Pauillac look-alike, it offers up glorious aromas of cedarwood, creme de cassis, spice box, high class unsmoked cigar tobacco, roasted herbs and a hint of mocha. The complex aromas brilliantly conceal the long aging in new French oak. This compelling, singular, full-bodied, multilayered, sensational Cabernet Sauvignon can be drunk early (because of the flamboyance and unctuosity of the vintage), but promises to provide thrilling consumption in 30+ years." 99 Points Robert M. Parker Jr

Available: 1

Price: $399.99

Quantity:

  • 99RP

Continuum Proprietary Red 2016, 0.75L
Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc / Petit Verdot / Merlot from Napa Valley, California

"The 2016 Proprietary Red is blended of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 18% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it emits an incredible array of seductive floral notes—violets, lavender and rose hip tea—with a core of warm cassis, redcurrant jelly, dark chocolate, cigar box, tapenade and crushed rocks plus hints of bay leaves, beef drippings and yeast extract. Medium to full-bodied, the palate explodes with vivacious black fruit sparked by red fruit, herbal and mineral accents. It is framed with a rock-solid line of firm, grainy, super ripe tannins and finishes with fantastic fragrance and freshness. Wow!" 99 Points Wine Advocate

Available: 4

Price: $269.99

Quantity:

  • 99WA

Joseph Phelps Insignia 2001, 0.75L
Cabernet Sauvignon / Petit Verdot / Malbec from Napa Valley, California

"The sensational, prodigious 2001 Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec) has never performed better. Still extremely youthful with a dense purple color as well as a beautiful bouquet of cedar, charcoal, incense, creme de cassis and black cherry jam, fabulous intensity, a multidimensional mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like texture, it is a Napa classic that is still very youthful and belies its age of ten years. Like its stablemate, it should age impeccably for 35 or more years. Kudos to Joseph Phelps Vineyards!" 99 Points Robert M. Parker Jr.

Available: 1

Price: $249.99

Quantity:

  • 99RP

Joseph Phelps Insignia 2007, 0.75L
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

"Aged 24 months in new French oak, this infant 2007 exhibits an inky/purple color along with notes of graphite, spring flowers and smoky oak. This full-bodied, classic Insignia reveals fabulous depth, ripeness, texture, viscosity and richness. Still young and unformed, it should evolve for 25 or more years.  Perhaps I should just go ahead and give this 2007 a three-digit score as it is a profoundly great Cabernet Sauvignon-based effort. The production was 13,500 cases of this 100% estate fruit blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. The alcohol came in at 14.5%. The growing season was nearly ideal, with early bud break, generous flowering, a bountiful crop size, and summer weather that was warm and dry with no significant heat spikes. According to the Phelps winemaking team, the cluster grape weights in 2007 came in 23-45% lower than average, which surprised everyone. However, the fruit quality was one of the finest they had ever seen. The result is one of the top Insignias yet produced." 99 Points Robert M. Parker Jr.

Available: 1

Price: $274.99

Quantity:

  • 99RP

Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon T6 Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 2013, 0.75L
Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, California

"Opaque in color, the inky black, purple is something to marvel at. Pure silk and velvet, with stunning levels of concentration, opulence and length. On the palate, the wine reminds me of molten essence of fruit. This could hit triple digits in time. It's a knockout wine!" 99 Points Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider

Available: 1

Price: $284.99

Quantity:

  • 99JL

Sine Qua Non Syrah Ratsel 2016, 0.75L
Syrah / Grenache from Sta. Rita Hills, California

"A not yet bottled blend of 81% Syrah, 7% Mourvèdre, 5% Petite Sirah, and the rest Viognier and Grenache, fermented with 47% whole clusters, the 2016 Syrah Rätsel 16 is an inky colored beauty that has another level of depth and richness over the 2015. Black raspberries, cassis, white pepper, white chocolate, and hints of bacon fat give way to a full-bodied, seamless, elegant wine that has terrific freshness and purity, ultra-fine tannin, and a huge finish. Not too dissimilar from the 2014s, which have the same supple, sexy, and approachable style. . ." 99 Points Jeb Dunnuck

Available: 2

Price: $299.99

Quantity:

  • 99JD

Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, 0.75L
Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington

"The flagship is the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon mostly from Champoux with the balance from Palengat and Wallula vineyards. Crème de cassis, graphite, black licorice, unsmoked tobacco, and hints of chocolate emerge from this beauty and it continues to gain depth and nuance with time in the glass. Full-bodied, deep, and layered with an incredible purity and elegance on the palate, it's already accessible but has more than enough tannin, depth, and balance to evolve for two decades or more." 99 Points Jeb Dunnuck

Available: 4

Price: $199.99

Quantity:

  • 99JD