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2018 Bordeaux Futures

TYPE

Red - (8)
Sparkling - (4)

COUNTRIES

United States - (7)
France - (5)

VINTAGE

2006 - (12)

BOTTLE SIZE

0.75 - (9)
1.5 - (3)

RATING

100 - (1)
98 - (1)
97 - (1)
96 - (1)
95 - (1)
94 - (3)
93 - (3)
92 - (1)

PRICE RANGE

$25- $100- (1)
$100- $500- (10)
$500- $1000- (1)
 DescriptionPrice

Clos du Marquis 2006, 0.75L
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot from St. Julien, Bordeaux

“Offers violet and blackberry on the nose, with tar. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a fruity, minerally aftertaste. Long and silky. Very serious for the vintage.” Wine Spectator 92 Points

“A beautifully perfumed, dark-colored wine, bursting with black plums and violet perfumes. It is, on the surface, delicious, but taste beneath that and it becomes complex and dark, with immense but velvet tannins, suggesting considerable potential.” Wine Enthusiast 91 Points

“Bright, full ruby-red. Ripe aromas of blackberry, kirsch, cedar and sexy oak. Rich, broad and pliant, with chewy, vibrant flavors of black fruits and licorice. This boasts excellent texture and depth for a second wine. Finishes with substantial dusty, fine tannins and excellent length. A serious and full vintage for Clos du Marquis, but less forbidding now that it's in bottle than a sample I tried from barrel last spring.” Vinous 90 Points

Available: 1

Price: $69.99

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  • 92WS

David Léclapart L'Apôtre Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut 2006, 0.75L
Chadonnay from Trépail, Champagne

"David Léclapart’s NV (2006) Blanc de Blancs L’Apôtre is a real stunner . . . . the 2006 L’Apôtre is marvelous. Rich, ample and burnished in the glass, the 2006 is built on serious structure, with subtle notes of pastry, pear, dried flowers and spice that add resonance. What a great way to start lunch." 94 Points Antonio Galloni

Available: 6

Price: $119.95

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  • 94AG

Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2006, 0.75L
Pinot Noir / Chardonnay from Champagne, Champagne

"Deep pinot-driven presence is the first and lasting impression. Power with control. Superfine bead, bread and spiced biscuits, candied ripe red fruits and a sense of tight-knit complexity. Some grapefruit, lemon pith & gently flinty notes too - impressive nose. In the mouth it is rich, powerful, mouth-filling and flavorsome with a core of the same biscuity red fruit flavor, savory nutty notes and a wrap of assertive, persistent acidity that holds rich powerful flavor deep and focused whilst maintaining a polished, gently creamy texture. Long chalky bread and biscuit finish. A superb pinot-driven vintage." 97 Points James Suckling

Available: 1

Price: $239.99

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  • 97JS

Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or Brut 2006, 0.75L
Chardonnay / Pinot Noir / Pinot Meunier from Champagne, Champagne

"The prestige cuvée from this producer, this has richness and a dense texture that brings out the ripe fruits. From a good, if not great, vintage, it is beautifully balanced, still young to taste and likely to age well." 93 Points WIne Enthusiast

Available: 2

Price: $109.99

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  • 93WE

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut 2006, 0.75L
Chardonnay / Pinot Noir / Pinot Meunier from Champagne, Champagne

"Light yellow. Refined nose with a fruity and floral character augmented by a mineral and balsamic dimension. On the palate, generosity, vinosity and softness are impeccably balanced by refined texture and bubbles and mouth-filling freshness." 98 Points Gilbert & Gaillard

Available: 1

Price: $129.99

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  • 98GG

Abreu Proprietary Red Cappella 2006, 0.75L
Cabernet Blends from St. Helena, California

"The 2006 Cappella (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 15% Petit Verdot) exhibits an incredibly dense purple color as well as abundant aromas of sweet cassis, chocolate, espresso, charcoal, spice, and licorice, deep full-bodied flavors, and remarkable elegance. It comes across like a hypothetical blend of a Graves and St.-Emilion." 94 Points Wine Advocate

Available: 1

Price: $249.99

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  • 94RP

Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Montelena Estate 2006, 0.75L
Cabernet Sauvignon from Calistoga, California

"This has a leafy currant, mint, and raspberry nose. Complex and very pretty. Full bodied and very firm, with super fine tannins and a long, long finish. This is subtle and complex . . ." 93 Points Wine Spectator

Available: 2

Price: $109.99

Quantity:

  • 93JS

O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 2006, 1.5L
Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, California

"The only 2006 I tasted is a re-evaluation of the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain, which is performing better now than it did last year. A dense purple color in addition to plenty of creme de cassis, crushed rock, blueberry, and brioche-like notes are found in this full-bodied Cabernet. It avoids the rustic tannins of this vintage, and exhibits good sweetness and purity of fruit." 94 Points Robert M. Parker Jr.

Available: 1

Price: $249.99

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  • 94RP

Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon GIII Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard 2006, 0.75L
Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, California

"Presents a rich, deep, juicy core of blackberry, plum and currant notes, shaded by spicy, cedary oak and dusty herb and earth flavors. Finishes with a long gush of fruit that cascades on the palate.—2006 California Cabernet blind retrospective (December 2015)." 96 Points James Laube, Wine Spectator

Available: 2

Price: $274.99

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  • 96WS

Sine Qua Non Syrah A Shot in the Dark Eleven Confessions Vineyard 2006, 0.75L
Syrah from California, California

"The soon-to-be-released 2006 A Shot in the Dark is composed of 96.5% Syrah and 3.5% Viognier from the 11 Confessions Vineyard in the cool Santa Rita Hills. Performing better from bottle than it did from barrel, this prodigious red exhibits incredibly velvety tannins, a seamless style, and no noticeable oak (which is remarkable given the fact it spent 32 months in barrel). Dense purple to the rim with an extraordinary perfume of blueberry pie, blackberries, soy, Asian spices, and hints of forest floor and charcoal, this is a complex, rich, seamless, well-balanced tour de force in winemaking." 100 Points Robert M. Parker Jr.

Available: 1

Price: $799.99

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  • 100RP

Andrew Will Proprietary Red Champoux Vineyard 2006, 1.5L
Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc / Merlot from Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

"Chris Camarda's 2006 blend from Champoux includes cabernets sauvignon (57 percent) and franc (35) with a small amount of merlot. Marrying Washington's sunpower and the elegance of one of its best vineyards, this is a quiet wine at the outset, revealing only savory, leafy notes of graphite, juniper and cumin against a background of plum. But the fruit deepens into flavors of cassis, the savory parts becoming meatier and more elemental, the tannins as mouthcoating as they are refined. Then a hint of orange peel lifts the finish. Quite a performance, and destined to be long lived." 95 Points Wine & Spirits

Available: 1

Price: $149.99

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  • 95W&S

Andrew Will Proprietary Red Sorella 2006, 1.5L
Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc / Merlot from Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

"Chris Camarda produced his flagship wine from the oldest blocks of Champoux Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills (their average age is 30 years). It's more than two-thirds cabernet sauvignon this year, with the balance merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot. The age of the vines may account, in part, for the formidable power of this wine, brooding and distant, like a thunderhead on the horizon. For now, it reveals little beyond scents of graphite, juniper and pine, with a dark and fleshy fruit character. Give it several years for the primary fruit to mature, then serve with braised lamb." 93 Points Wine & Spirits

Available: 1

Price: $199.99

Quantity:

  • 93W&S