2011 Bordeaux You WON’T Find at BC Liquor Stores

The BC Liquor Stores will release their 2011 Bordeaux wines this Saturday, but there are plenty of highly rated wines from that vintage that they won’t be selling. The BC Liquor Board can’t order every wine every year and sometimes they miss a … Continued

ARRIVAL NOTICE 2005 Chateau Cantemerle

Chateau Cantemerle has recently gone through a dramatic revival initiated by its new owners. The wine is now made in a more elegant and accessible style—which is a good thing—because the previous owners had allowed the wine to get a … Continued

ARRIVAL NOTICE: 2010 Chateau Rahoul

We have just received some of the 2010 Ch. Rahoul from the Graves appelation. This is a delicious wine from the legendary 2010 vintage that is just entering its drinking window and that will last for another 10 years with … Continued

ARRIVAL NOTICE: 2009 Chapelle de Potensac

Ch. Potensac is a perennial favorite of customers because it’s a good value Cru Bourgeois property that delivers year after year. The problem is that not only has it been been delivering taste year after year, but the price has … Continued

ARRIVAL NOTICE: 2005 Ch. Lafon-Rochet

In great Bordeaux vintages Ch. Lafon-Rochet can be an amazing wine. It is the classic scenario of getting value by buying a wine from a Chateau just over an appellation border. Ch. Lafon-Rochet is the most southern estate in the … Continued

ARRIVAL NOTICE: 1989 Ch. Bel-Air Lagrave

We thought that finding mature wines of this quality for less than $100 a bottle was impossible. Now we know it is next to impossible. This wine is available because the Chateaux tried to sell its wines directly and discovered that it … Continued

ARRIVAL NOTICE: 2001 Ch. Haut-Breton Larigaudiere

Chateau Haut-Breton Larigaudiere is a Cru Bourgeois property in Margaux. If you have ever wondered what Ch. Margaux might taste like, but can’t afford the luxury, then this is the wine for you. This under-the-radar estate is known only to … Continued

ARRIVAL NOTICE: 2003 Chateau Lanessan

Ch. Lanessan always outperforms its Cru Bourgeois status. The key is its location.  It is the first Chateau south of the appellation border of St. Julien in the Haut-Medoc. Its vineyards actually share their northern property line with 2nd Growth … Continued

ARRIVAL NOTICE: 2000 & 2001 Ch. Le Meynieu

Ch. Le Meynieu is a Cru Bourgeois estate located in the far northern part of the Haut-Medoc appellation near the village of St. Emilion. It is an estate of about 20 hectares with 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 8% … Continued