Bordeaux first Growth Offering- The Big Eleven on SALE!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 03:43 PM

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Or any other reason why.

Henry Aldrich 1647 - 1710

 

The “big eight” or the “first growths” of Bordeaux which can now be called the “big eleven” today if you include Chateau Petrus (Pomerol was never classified) along with Chateau Pavie and Chateau Angelus, the two wines from Saint Emilion that were elevated to first growth or Grand Cru Classe A status in 2012.    The Bordeaux classification of 1855 included only Chateau from the left bank and only four Chateau were considered first growths at that time: Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Latour, Chateau Margaux and Chateau Haut Brion.  Although there were technically no first growths in Barsac or Sauternes Chateau D’yquem was given its own classification of Premier Cru Superieur.  In 1973 Chateau Mouton Rothschild was added to this list and nothing else has changed since that time on the left bank of Bordeaux.

In the 1950’s the right bank of Bordeaux was classified and there were two wines considered to have “first growth status and those were Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau Ausone.  Although Pomerol was never officially classified most would include Chateau Petrus among this group of elite wines considered the finest in all of Bordeaux.

Although the “big eight” was not an official list it was almost universally agreed upon that these were Bordeaux’s top wines as these wines have a world-wide demand and as a result of that demand they are also some of the most expensive wines on the planet.  Today, we have included the two new wines from Saint Emilion Chateau Angelus and Chateau Pavie which have been elevated to first growth or Premier Grand Cru Classe A status since the 2012 vintage.   Saint Emilion is the only appellation where a chateau can apply to the AC board and make an appeal for their status to be elevated based on their last ten vintages quality.

Wine Watch has an incredible collection of these wines in the store at the moment and many of the wines below were procured from an underground cellar where they were purchased on release.  We recently acquired this collection and most of these wines have the term (OWC) (original wooden case) after the item description.  Normally (OWC) wines are only offered by the case but we are offering everything here by the bottle.  The (OWC) just indicated that the provenance of these wines is the best you can get, only one owner before coming to Wine Watch. 

 

Bordeaux First Growths on SALE!!!

Chateau Latour - Pauillac

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1973 CHATEAU LATOUR 'LES FORTS DE LATOUR', PAUILLAC, FRANCE
Price: $375.00                   Your Price: $330.00                Quantity in Stock: 3
1976 CHATEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR PAUILLLAC (OWC)
Price: $395.00                   Sale Price: $310.00                Quantity in Stock: 23
1995 CHATEAU LATOUR 'LES FORTS DE LATOUR' PAUILLAC (OWC)
Price: $425.00                   Sale Price: $350.00                Quantity in Stock: 12
Provenance is everything with vintage Bordeaux and this lot of 1973, 1976 and 1995 Les Forts de Latour was purchased on release and kept in an underground cellar until we picked it up a year ago.  Any wine on this offering with (OWC) next to the item description is also from that same cellar and although we will sell the entire case the price is per bottle on these items.

Château Latour 2004 (1 DM) | Vine | The ... 

1970 CHATEAU LATOUR PAUILLAC (HIGH SHOULDER)
Price: $950.00                   Sale Price: $735.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
1980 CHATEAU LATOUR PAUILLAC BORDEAUX, FRANCE
Price: $999.00                   Sale Price: $750.00                Quantity in Stock: 2
1982 CHATEAU LATOUR PAUILLAC BORDEAUX FRANCE (OWC)
Price: $3500.00                Sale Price: $2750.00                Quantity in Stock: 16
(100 Points) As I indicated in the review of the 1982 Bordeaux, this is an unusual Latour in the fact that it has always been p...
Provenance is everything with vintage Bordeaux and this lot of 1982 Latour was purchased on release and kept in an underground cellar until we picked it up a year ago.
1982 CHATEAU LATOUR PAUILLAC (HIGH SHOULDER FILL)
Price: $2400.00                Sale Price: $1999.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
(100 Points) As I indicated in the review of the 1982 Bordeaux, this is an unusual Latour in the fact that it has always been p...
1986 CHATEAU LATOUR, PAUILLAC, FRANCE
Price: $850.00                   Sale Price: $725.00                        Quantity in Stock: 2
1988 CHATEAU LATOUR, PAUILLAC, FRANCE
Price: $950.00                   Sale Price: $750.00                Quantity in Stock: 8
1989 CHATEAU LATOUR PAUILLAC 3 LITER
Price: $4750.00                Sale Price: $4000.00                      Quantity in Stock: 1
1995 CHATEAU LATOUR PAUILLAC
Price: $950.00                   Sale Price: $795.00                Quantity in Stock: 3
(95 Points)  A beauty, the opaque dense purple-colored 1995 exhibits jammy cassis, vanillin, and minerals in its fragrant ...
2004 CHATEAU LATOUR PAUILLAC
Price: $750.00                   Sale Price: $625.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
2004 CHATEAU LATOUR PAUILLAC MAGNUM
Price: $1700.00                Sale Price: $1295.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
(95 Points) A terrific effort from Administrator Frederic Engerer and owner Francois Pinault, the dark ruby/purple-tinged 2004 ...
2006 CHATEAU LATOUR PAUILLAC MAGNUM
Price: $1850.00                Sale Price: $1425.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
(95 Points) The 2006 Latour performed even better from bottle than from barrel. Only 38% of the production (10,000 cases) made ...

Chateau Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac

2013 Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac ...

1978 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 'CARRUADES DE LAFITE', PAUILLAC, FRANCE
Price: $395.00                   Sale Price: $330.00                Quantity in Stock: 6
1983 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 'CARRUADES DE LAFITE', PAUILLAC, FRANCE (OWC)
Price: $425.00                   Sale Price: $350.00                Quantity in Stock: 29

CHÂTEAU LAFITE 1975 | Finest and Rarest ...

1975 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC, FRANCE (OWC)
Price: $1450.00                Sale Price: $1050.00                Quantity in Stock: 33
1982 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC (MID SHOULDER, TORN LABEL)
Price: $2950.00                Sale Price: $2260.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
1982 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC (OWC)
Price: $3700.00                Sale Price: $2995.00                Quantity in Stock: 12
(100 Points) The 1982 Lafite possesses a dark, dense ruby/purple color with only a subtle lightening at the rim. Spectacular ar...
1983 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC (OWC)
Price: $999.00   Sale Price: $750.00        Quantity in Stock: 94
(93 Points) Finally, the 1983 Lafite is beginning to shed its tannin. The wine exhibits a deep ruby/garnet color with only a sl...
1986 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC (OWC)
Price: $1800.00                Sale Price: $1395.00                Quantity in Stock: 10
(100 points) The 1986 possesses outstanding richness, a deep color, medium body, a graceful, harmonious texture, and superb len...
1986 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC MAGNUM
Price: $3650.00                Sale Price: $2950.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
(99 Points) The 1986 possesses outstanding richness, a deep color, medium body, a graceful, harmonious texture, and superb leng...
1994 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC
Price: $1250.00                Sale Price: $795.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
1999 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC
Price: $1450.00                Sale Price: $1150.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
(95 Points) The 1999 Lafite Rothschild sports an engraved "1999" on the bottle along with an eclipse to mark that sig...
2000 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC
Price: $1850.00                Sale Price: $1350.00                Quantity in Stock: 3
(100 Points) Subtle aromas of currants, leather, tobacco and cedar. Classic cigar box nose, with fruit. Full-bodied, with an am...
2003 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC
Price: $2250.00                Sale Price: $1450.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
(100 Points) A modern day version of the 1959 Lafite, the 2003 Lafite Rothschild was bottled in mid-May, 2005 after achieving 1...
2005 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAULLLAC
Price: $1650.00                Sale Price: $1350.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
(94-98) Made in an ethereal style, the 2005 Lafite is composed of nearly 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, just under 11% Merlot, and a t...
2009 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC
Price: $1595.00                Your Price: $1403.60                Quantity in Stock: 4

 

Chateau Mouton Rothschild - Pauillac
 
2020 Aile d'Argent Chateau Mouton ...

2020 CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD AILE D'ARGENT BLANC
Price: $180.00                   Your Price: $158.40                Quantity in Stock: 11
(93-95 Points) Composed of 52% Sauvignon Blanc, 14% Sauvignon Gris and 34% Sémillon, the 2020 Aile d'Argent has no M...
2019 CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD AILE D'ARGENT BLANC
Price: $177.00                   Your Price: $155.76                Quantity in Stock: 23
(93-95 points)Mouton's white is a blend this year of 61% Sauvignon Blanc, 38% Semillon and 1% Muscadelle, harvested from th...

1982 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac ...
 
1982 CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHCHILD PAUILLAC, FRANCE (OWC)
Price: $2400.00                Sale Price: $1725.00                Quantity in Stock: 12
(100 Points) Opaque purple-colored showing absolutely no signs of lightening, Mouton's 1982 is a backward wine. Still tasti...
1985 CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC, FRANCE (OWC)
Price: $895.00                   Sale Price: $750.00                Quantity in Stock: 11
(90 Points) The rich, complex, well-developed bouquet of oriental spices, toasty oak, herbs, and ripe fruit is wonderful. On th...
1986 CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC (OWC)
Price: $1800.00                Sale Price: $1250.00                Quantity in Stock: 21
(100 Points) After stumbling over some wines I thought were high class Bordeaux, I nailed this wine in one of the blind tasting...
1988 CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC, FRANCE (OWC)
Price: $825.00                   Sale Price: $650.00                Quantity in Stock: 47
(92 Points) Very pretty aromas of vanilla, tobacco, berry and chocolate. Medium- to full-bodied, with soft tannins and a berry,...
1995 CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC (OWC)
List Price: $999.00          Sale Price: $795.00                Quantity in Stock: 45
(95 Points) Bottled in June, 1997, this profound Mouton is more accessible than the more muscular 1996. A blend of 72% Cabernet...
1996 CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC BORDEAUX, FRANCE
Price: $895.00                   Sale Price: $725.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
(94 Points) This estate's staff believes that the 1996 Mouton-Rothschild is very complex. I agree that among the first-grow...
2000 CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC
Price: $3100.00                Sale Price: $2599.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
(97 Points) The 2000 Mouton Rothschild is at its best with about 24-48 hours of decanting. A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon an...
2009 CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC
Price: $1250.00                Sale Price: $895.00                Quantity in Stock: 9
(98 Points) The 2009 Mouton Rothschild is exceptionally beautiful. A huge, powerful wine, the 2009 possesses stunning richness ...

Chateau Margaux - Margaux

Pavillon Blanc du Chateau Margaux 2022 ...

2008 PAVILLON BLANC DE CHATEAU MARGAUX MARGAUX
Price: $275.00                   Your Price: $242.00                Quantity in Stock: 1

1982 Chateau Margaux - Margaux ...
 
1982 CHATEAU MARGAUX MARGAUX BORDEAUX, FRANCE (OWC)
Price: $1999.00                Sale Price: $1695.00                Quantity in Stock: 74
(98 Points) Consistently scoring between 98-100, the superb 1982 Margaux may be slightly bigger, bolder, and more masculine tha...
1983 CHATEAU MARGAUX MARGAUX (MID SHOULDER FILL)
Price: $795.00                   Sale Price: $695.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
1989 CHATEAU MARGAUX, MARGAUX, FRANCE (OWC)
Price: $1150.00                Sale Price: $850.00                Quantity in Stock: 9
(100 Points) This is still just a baby, offering currant and berries, with dried flowers that turn to subtle cedar and dried fr...
1996 CHATEAU MARGAUX MARGAUX
Price: $1350.00                Sale Price: $895.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
(99 Points) The 1996 Chateau Margaux, which was bottled in September, 1998, is undoubtedly one of the great classics produced u...
 2009 CHATEAU MARGAUX MARGAUX BORDEAUX, FRANCE
Price: $1650.00                Sale Price: $1250.00                      Quantity in Stock: 1
2016 CHATEAU MARGAUX MARGAUX
Price: $950.00                   Sale Price: $799.00                Quantity in Stock: 1

 

Chateau Haut Brion – Pessac Leognan

1990 - Haut-Brion

1990 CHATEAU HAUT BRION BLANC PESSAC LEOGNAN
Price: $895.00                   Your Price: $787.60                Quantity in Stock: 1
(90 Points) Intense, almost harsh with zingy flavors. Showing more wood than the 1989, and less elegance, but it's powerful...

Bahans Haut Brion 1978. Fine Wine from ...

1978 BAHANS HAUT BRION CHATEAU HAUT BRION PESSAC LEOGNAN
Price: $250.00                   Sale Price: $200.00                Quantity in Stock: 2
 1979 CHATEAU BAHANS HAUT BRION PESSAC LEOGNAN
Price: $250.00                   Sale Price: $200.00                Quantity in Stock: 17

1996 Chateau Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan ...

1986 CHATEAU HAUT-BRION, PESSAC-LEOGNAN, FRANCE MAGNUM (OWC)
Price: $2250.00                Sale Price: $1750.00                Quantity in Stock: 5
(94 Points) This wine continues to be backward, but the bouquet is beginning to develop secondary nuances from roasted herbs an...
1990 CHATEAU HAUT BRION PESSAC LEOGNAN
Price: $1400.00                Sale Price: $1095.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
(96 Points) Haut-Brion has been the most consistent first-growth over the last decade, producing top-notch wines, even in such ...
1998 CHATEAU HAUT BRION PESSAC LEOGNAN
Price: $995.00                   Your Price: $875.60                Quantity in Stock: 1
2000 CHATEAU HAUT BRION PESSAC LEOGNAN
Price: $1350.00                Sale Price: $825.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
(98 Points) It will always be tempting to compare the 2000 Haut-Brion with the perfect 2000 La Mission Haut-Brion. However, it ...
2005 CHATEAU HAUT BRION PESSAC LEOGNAN
Price: $1250.00                Your Price: $1100.00                Quantity in Stock: 6
(100 points) The mineral-laced 2005 Haut Brion (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) is exquisite. With it...
2006 CHATEAU HAUT BRION PESSAC LEOGNAN
Price: $825.00                   Your Price: $726.00`                Quantity in Stock: 2
2010 CHATEAU HAUT BRION PESSAC LEOGNAN
Price: : $1250.00              Your Price: $1100.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
2012 CHATEAU HAUT BRION PESSAC LEOGNAN
Price: $800.00                   Sale Price: $630.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
2015 CHATEAU HAUT BRION PESSAC LEOGNAN
Price: $875.00                   Sale Price: $695.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
(100 Points) A blend of 50% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015...

Chateau Cheval Blanc – Saint Emilion

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé Chateau Cheval Blanc 2005 NJ

1982 CHATEAU CHEVAL BLANC ST. EMILION, FRANCE (OWC)
Price: $2400.00                Sale Price: $1795.00                Quantity in Stock: 10
(96 Points) All in harmony. Deserves its reputation. Dark ruby. Smoke, black truffle, berry and cherry. Full-bodied, velvety an...
1982 CHATEAU CHEVAL BLANC SAINT-EMILION
Price: $1800.00                Sale Price: $1499.00                Quantity in Stock: 2
1990 CHATEAU CHEVAL BLANC ST. EMILION (OWC)
Price: $2750.00                Sale Price: $2250.00                Quantity in Stock: 8
(98 Points) One of my favorite Cheval Blancs, it remains to be seen if the 1998, 2000, and 2008 will live up to this offering. ...
2003 CHATEAU CHEVAL BLANC ST. EMILION, FRANCE
Price: $1080.00                Your Price: $950.40                Quantity in Stock: 6
2009 CHATEAU CHEVAL BLANC, ST EMILION, FRANCE
Price: $1795.00                Your Price: $1579.60                      Quantity in Stock: 3
2012 CHATEAU CHEVAL BLANC, SAINT-EMILION, FRANCE
Price: $987.00                   Your Price: $868.56                Quantity in Stock: 3

 

Chateau Ausone – Saint Emilion
2001 Chateau Ausone Saint-Emilion ...

2001 CHATEAU AUSONE SAINT EMILION
Price: $1200.00                Sale Price: $995.00                Quantity in Stock: 5
(98 Points) The 2001 Ausone has put on even more weight than I anticipated. The “wine of the vintage,” this inky/pu...
2000 CHATEAU AUSONE SAINT EMILION
Price: $1900.00                Sale Price: $1460.00                Quantity in Stock: 1
1998 CHATEAU AUSONE SAINT EMILION GRAND CRU
Price: $1050.00                Sale Price: $855.00                Quantity in Stock: 1

 

Chateau Petrus – Pomerol

CHATEAU PETRUS 2005 - Naples Fine Wine

1989 CHATEAU PETRUS POMEROL (OWC)
Price: $9500.00           Sale Price: $7500.00              Quantity in Stock: 14
(100 Points) "Multi-millionaire collectors will have fun comparing the 1989 and 1990 Petrus. The 1989 has a slightly more ...
1999 CHATEAU PETRUS POMEROL
Price: $4750.00           Sale Price: $3950.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
(94 Points) This wine is turning out much in the style of such wonderful Petrus vintages as 1967 and 1971. Although not as outs...
2009 CHATEAU PETRUS POMEROL
Price: $8500.00           Your Price: $7480.00              Quantity in Stock: 4
2010 CHATEAU PETRUS POMEROL
Price: $8500.00           Your Price: $7480.00              Quantity in Stock: 3
Robert Parker (RP): 100 The harvest at Petrus took place between September 27 and October 12, and the 2010 finished at 1...
2013 Chateau Petrus, Pomerol
Price: $4350.00           Your Price: $3828.00              Quantity in Stock: 2
2013 Chateau Petrus, Pomerol, France Magnum
Price: $9995.00                        Your Price: $8795.60         Quantity in Stock: 1

Chateau D’Yquem – Sauternes

Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2019 ...

1988 CHATEAU D'YQUEM SAUTERNES
Price: $900.00                           Your Price: $792.0              Quantity in Stock: 1
(94) Big and showy, rich and ripe, featuring sweet mango, pineapple and lime character. Full in body, with a long finish that r...
2001 CHATEAU D'YQUEM SAUTERNES, FRANCE
Price: $985.00             Sale Price: $835.00              Quantity in Stock: 2
(100 Points) There are 10,000 cases of this perfect sweet white Bordeaux. The 2001 Yquem reveals a hint of green in its light g...
2008 CHATEAU D'YQUEM SAUTERNES
Price: $695.00                           Your Price: $611.60            Quantity in Stock: 1
(96 Points) The 2008 Yquem, now in bottle, has a nuanced bouquet, with scents of clear honey, lime flower, vanilla and orange b...
2010 CHATEAU D'YQUEM SAUTERNES 375 ML
Price: $345.00                           Your Price: $303.60            Quantity in Stock: 3
2014 CHATEAU D'YQUEM SAUTERNES 375 ML
Price: $363.00                           Your Price: $319.44            Quantity in Stock: 2
Y 'Ygrec' d'Yquem 2021 (750ML) | White ...
2018 CHATEAU D'YQUEM 'Y' YGREC, BORDEAUX MAGNUM
Price: $465.00             Your Price: $409.20              Quantity in Stock: 1

 

The New Kids on the Block

CHATEAU PAVIE ST EMILION

Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion 2010 ...
2001 CHATEAU PAVIE ST EMILION
Price: $450.00                           Sale Price: $350.00            Quantity in Stock: 2
(96 Points) One of the candidates for wine of the vintage ... again, the 2001 Pavie, from a magnificent south-facing vineyard p...
2003 CHATEAU PAVIE ST EMILION
Price: $495.00             Sale Price: $395.00              Quantity in Stock: 1
(98 Points) This 92-acre vineyard, which enjoys an impeccable southern orientation, is composed of limestone on the upper slope...
2005 CHATEAU PAVIE ST EMILION, FRANCE
Price: $695.00                           Sale Price: $525.00            Quantity in Stock: 1
(100 Points) "The 2005 Pavie is an absolutely amazing wine that has shed most of its oak aging (usually 24-28 months). Opa...

Chateau Angelus – Saint Emilion

2020 Chateau Angelus 'Tempo d'Angélus' Bordeaux image
2020 CHATEAU ANGELUS 'TEMPO D'ANGÉLUS' BORDEAUX
Price: $34.50  Sale Price: $30.63                    Quantity in Stock: 8
(91 Points) "A value-priced release from this brilliant estate, the 2020 Tempo D'Angélus comes all from vines o...

2020 CHATEAU ANGELUS ST EMILION image

2011 CHATEAU ANGELUS ST EMILION
Price: $637.50                           Sale Price: $561.00            Quantity in Stock: 5
(94 Points) The 2011 Angelus is another winner from Hubert de Bouard. Supple and sexy with lots of blueberry and black raspberr...
2016 CHATEAU ANGELUS ST. EMILION
Price: $615.00                           Your Price: $541.20            Quantity in Stock: 5
(98 Points) Sporting a deep garnet-purple color, the 2016 Angélus erupts from the glass with powerful notes of blackberr...