La Raison d'Hetre 2017

$14.95
SKU
GOUB2-2017

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• Domaine: L'Hêtre
• Appellation: Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
• Origin: Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar

Laguna Cellar featuring L’Hêtre
Laguna Cellar featuring L’Hêtre

• Domaine: L'Hêtre
• Appellation: Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
• Origin: Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar

There are few families that are in the top echelon of every wine category they own.  When it comes to Bordeaux's Right Bank, the Thienpont family is one to reckon with!  Since their marriage in 1997, Jacques & Fiona (MW in 1994) have been dividing their time among their three estates: Château Le Pin (Pomerol) , Château l'IF (St Emilion) and now Château l'Hêtre (formerly named Château Goubau) (Castillon).  The iconic Le Pin retails for thousands of dollars a bottle every vintage.  Fortunately, the winemakers offer the market a delight with Château l'Hêtre.  Given the Thienpont family's passion for naming their wine after trees, pine (Le Pin), yew (l'If), starting with 2016, beech (l'Hêtre).  Treat yourself and friends to a blind tasting of this wine, you won't be able to tell its amazingly advantageous price point. This is a fantastic wine we won't hesitate to recommend to every level of wine drinkers.

La Raison d'Hêtre ("The Reason To Be") is the second wine of L'Hêtre, a symbol of the owner's ambitious vision for the property now under their ownership. La Raison d’Hêtre is a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc as well but from the young vines and from the parcels of clay-limestone on the lower slopes. It has a pretty dark violet colour, is round and fresh with red fruit aromas. Its taste is lively and spicy with attractive fruit/tannin balance.

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Notes on sale of Futures, Pre-Arrivals, and potential US Tariffs: 

1.  Prices for Futures (en primeur) and Pre-Arrivals are shown before US tariffs.  Any applicable tariffs not paid at the time of order will be collected prior to delivery.

2.  Futures are expected to be available for delivery 2 years following the sales (e.g. the 2019 vintage, sold in 2020, will be delivered in 2022).

3.  Pre-Arrivals are items currently stored in our Bordeaux cellar, or in transit from France to the US.  It usually takes 1-6 months for Pre-Arrivals to become available for delivery, depending on the stage of the import process.

4.  As far as futures and pre-arrivals are concerned, we cannot guarantee specific delivery dates which may be impacted by factors beyond our control.  We will notify you once your wines have arrived in our cellar.

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