The Friday List - 8/11/2023

Bordeaux Beyond Bottles

Hello Collectors,

What do you do when you’ve run out of things to say about Bordeaux? Naturally, you pack so many wines into an offer that it prevents anything being said at all! Okay, kidding aside, we do have a truly staggering Bordeaux list for you today—and not just regarding producer and vintage, but also size! From half bottles to Salmanazars (9L) and everything in between, and spanning 5 decades, today’s list will be one that Bordeaux lovers remember. 

First, a special note about this offer: everything is in stock, with nothing pre-arrival! We don’t often get to say that, and with so many collectors preferring to buy in-stock over pre-arrival, it warranted highlighting. 

All the big names you could want are here today, but I’d rather start with the rising stars, the ones building strong reputations to become the go-to wines of tomorrow. We have a smattering of the Pessac’s red-hot star, Les Carmes Haut-Brion, for which the hype is very real. Two personal favorites of mine, sibling producers Canon and Rauzan-Ségla, really show off how the Wertheimer family push the envelope to deliver stunning wines of incredible value—no small feat in Bordeaux. 

Among the big names, we have 100-point offerings from Second Growths that genuinely deserve consideration for promotion to First: Palmer and Montrose. Another producer that’s broken away from the pack and garnered an enviable global reputation is the Cathiard family’s Château Smith Haut Lafitte. Trust us, given their trajectory, you’re going to hear a lot more about this famed winery in the coming years, so now is the time to hop on the bandwagon. 

There’s plenty available from all over the Bordeaux spectrum today, so definitely scroll through the list for what might catch your eye.