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2016 Bordeaux

Mark spent four days in Bordeaux along with Phil Bernstein.  They were there to have a look at the harvest for 2018 vintage and to taste 2016s that are now bottled.  

They can also report that 2016 is indeed a Great vintage.  It is a legendary vintage, destined to be remembered with the 1982s, 2000s, 2009s and 2010s. 

The 2016s are absolutely remarkable wines. The word that comes to mind, unfortunately so often overused, is balance. In technical terms, the 2016s boast off the charts tannins that in many cases exceed those of wines from massive vintages such as 2010. And yet, the best 2016s are absolutely harmonious, with the tannins barely perceptible at all. The 2016s also have tremendous energy and bright, acid-driven profiles, with many wines playing more in the red-fruit area of the flavor spectrum. One of the results of the unusual growing season is that alcohols range from 0.5% to 1% lower than what has been the norm in recent years.” -Antonio Galloni

2016 Chateau Clarke - Medoc
750ml | SKU 73722 
JS
91-92
2016 Chateau Croix Mouton - Bordeaux
750ml | SKU 77478 
WA
(88-90)
2016 Chateau d'Yquem - Sauternes
750ml | SKU 76326 
WA
(95-97)
2016 Chateau Gazin - Pomerol
750ml | SKU 72013 
VM
94
WA
95
2016 Chateau Giscours - Margaux
750ml | SKU 72179 
VM
94
WA
93
"Giscours has been on a roll over the last few years. The 2016 is another fine vintage."
2016 Chateau Kirwan - Margaux
750ml | SKU 72074 
VM
91
2016 Chateau Larcis Ducasse - St. Emilion
750ml | SKU 72094 
VM
97
WA
96
"Quite simply, the 2016 is an exceptional Larcis. Don't miss it!"
2016 Chateau Lascombes Margaux
750ml | SKU 77816 
WA
94+
2016 Chateau Pedesclaux - Pauillac
750ml | SKU 72174 
VM
94
WA
93
2016 Chateau Pontet Canet - Pauillac
750ml | SKU 72259 
VM
99
WA
98
2016 Chateau Prieure Lichine - Margaux
750ml | SKU 71675 
VM
96
"one of the sleepers of the vintage. Don't miss it!"
2016 Chateau Rauzan Segla - Margaux
750ml | SKU 72124 
WA
97+
VM
97+
2016 Chateau Senejac - Medoc
750ml | SKU 71629 
VM
91