Wine of the Month - August 2019

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Laguna Cellar Wine of the Month Bordeaux Selction
Laguna Cellar Wine of the Month Bordeaux Selction

In the summer, we like to pair food with white as well as red wine. For the month of August 2019, we bring our subscribers samples from Pessac-Léognan, an appellation that is well-known for producing both excellent red and white wines in Bordeaux. Traditionally lumped into the famed appellation of Graves, Pessac-Léognan carved itself out as a separate terroir in 1987.

This month's selection:

Tasting Notes

Château Brown Blanc 2015 - "The 2015 Brown Blanc has a lively, showy bouquet with lime cordial and freshly squeezed grapefruit scents that are neatly entwined with the new oak. The palate is fresh and crisp on the entry, tropical tones of nectarine, Clementine and peach rending this almost drinkable now. It is well balanced and displays fine length, a white Pessac that should give great pleasure over the next 12-15 years." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (4/27/2016, Issue 224), Ratings: 91-93, Drink: 2018-2030

Domaine de Chevalier 2014 - "The 2014 Domaine de Chevalier has a wonderful bouquet with pure blackberry, raspberry coulis and iodine-tinged aromas that seem to envelop the senses. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, superb acidity and a sense of symmetry that is uncommon in the 2014 vintage. This is a sophisticated, precise wine from Olivier Bernard that could be one of top wines of the vintage. There is an approachability to this Domaine de Chevalier, which you do not always find, however I would be inclined to give this 3-4 years in bottle." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (3/31/2017, Interim Issue), Ratings: 93, Drink: 2021-2045

Château Carbonnieux Blanc 2012 -"Another full-throttle 2012 dry white, this 2012 offers lots of honeysuckle notes as well as a full-bodied mouthfeel and beautiful purity, elegance and length. Lemon zest, grapefruit and subtle wood characteristics are found in both the aromatic and flavor profiles. Drink this stunning Pessac-Leognan over the next 6-10 years." - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate (4/24/2013, Issue 206), Ratings: 90-92, Drink: 2013-2023

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2012 - "An inky, bluish-black color, this wine has deep black raspberry and blueberry notes mixed with charcoal, graphite and subtle smoke. Rich, full-bodied and silky textured, this complex, stunning Pessac-Léognan from this tiny jewel of a vineyard near Haut Brion is hitting all the high notes in 2012. It should drink well for 15-20. This is another bottled wine that dramatically out-performed its barrel sample." - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate (4/29/2015, Issue 218), Ratings: 94, Drink: 2015-2035

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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