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Christmas 2016, Special Selections 1

These Bordeaux wines are relatively easy to drink. They do have adequate complexities and with excellent cost performance. With over 10 to 15 years of bottle age, these bottles are rare to get by.

  1. Chateau Arnauld 1995(OWC), Haut Medo. Amazing value. Dry plummy fruit; forest floor. Mineral. Claretic. A wonderful quaffer at the price.

  1. Chateau Siran 1997(OWC), Margaux CB. Nose of violets, still vivid blackcurrant fruits with other nuances. True Margaux of elegance and power.

  1. Chateau La cabanne 1999(OWC)Pomerol. Detailed fruit with structure(tannins and acidity) reflecting great characteristics of classic Pomerols. Needs 30 minutes in glass.

  1. Chateau Crabitey 2000(OWC), Graves. Ripe, dark fruit with fine balsamic tones. A soft, generous palate supported by velvety tannins and nice acidities. A tasty, medium bodied claret with mineral finish. Extraction is good, on the verge of too much, this excellent vintage 2000 gives a lot of ripe dark fruit to integrate the structure(tannins, acidities, minerality, alcohol, sweetness, wood) over the past 15 years.

  1. Ch Gazin Rocquencourt 2001(OWC), Pessac Leognan. Ripe, dark fruoit. Quite complex. Classic Pessac still with lots of concentration and minerality.

  1. Chateau MOULIN DU CADET St Emilion GCC(OWC), St Emilion. Cru Class palate and nose at GC price. Some complexitites, easy to drink and structured. Long, claret like Right Bank.

  1. Enclos de Grassac 2006(OC), Pauillac. Classic Pauillac-full bodied with intense blackcurrant fruit. With strong dark chocolate finish, this little gem situates next to the cru vineyards, reflecting lots of Cru type of characters. Need 30 minutes in glass.

  1. Chateau Bernadotte 2008(OWC), Haut Medoc. Smoky and toasty notes frame black cherry, plum and tobacco flavors in this bold, firm red, which is well-structured, straightforward and transparent, with a spicy, floral finish.

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