Monday, March 20, 2017

SUPER HIGH END MARGAUX arriving from Bordeaux,France this week/Prieure-Lichine 12 + Giscours 10 + Palmer 06 = Margaux Offer

Those are FABULOUS DIs (direct import) from Bordeaux, ie no middle men except the "clearing house" and true MARGAUX LEGENDS, they will be here Thursday, all in ORIGINAL WOOD CRATES, Sante!
5 cases of each three winners from MARGAUX are arriving next week from Bordeaux, the GORGEOUS 2006 PALMER (great/classy/famous black label too) is SECOND TO NONE!
Each gives you a different price point in the world of wonderful Margaux to add to the cellar...or drink with special friends and family!


1)   2012 Château Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux $50.95 btl  (12pk/750ml)
92 Points Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"The 2012 Prieuré-Lichine is soft, open-knit and totally inviting. Sweet floral notes meld into the typical Prieuré Lichine red stone fruits. Already quite expressive and totally delicious, the 2012 should offer readers a long and broad window of pure pleasure. The silky, persistent finish points to a bright future. The 2012 is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Stéphane Derenoncourt and Julien Lavenu are the consulting winemakers."

2)   2010 Château Giscours, Margaux, 3rd Growth $99.95 btl /  (12pk/750ml)
93 points WA - Parker
"I contrasted this directly against the superb 2009, but I still maintain that this has the upper hand, albeit in a different style. The aromatics are very focused with black fruit, violets, fig and mineral scents that are very well defined. But you need patience - this is not as immediate as the previous vintage. The palate delivers, delivers and delivers brilliant delineation and poise, more freshness than it knows what to do with, an intensity that is supremely well focused and length in the mouth. There is even a dab of mint chocolate making a surprise appearance on the aftertaste. This is a very impressive Giscours. Tasted June 2015."

3)   2006 Château Palmer, Margaux, 3rd Growth $299 btl /  (12pk/750ml)
94 Points WA-Parker/96 Points Galloni
"Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Palmer was wonderful out of barrel ten years ago and now in bottle, it fulfills its promise with a stunning, precise bouquet of maraschino, iodine, cassis and tobacco scents that seem a few years younger than its Margaux peers. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin that cloak its sweet core of cassis and blackcurrant fruit. However, what is so striking is the fineness of the tannin and just how well that oak is subsumed into the fabric of the wine. This is a long-term proposition: a great Margaux from Thomas Duroux. Tasted January 2016."

Celebrating 33 years in business in San Antonio
Monica Ressel
Grape Wine Company, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                            Celebrating 33 years in business in San Antonio-1984-2017