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The Historic Haut Brion Neighbor Delivers 400 Years of Pedigree and What is Arguably Bordeaux’s Greatest Value! Just Re-rated 95+ Points - The Artisanal Château is the Highest-Rated Bordeaux from the 2014 Vintage Under $60. Zachys Wine of the Day: 2014 Château Les Carmes Haut Brion (95+AG/93JS/94+ZBT)!

“Saint-Estèphe and Pessac-Léognan are the stars in 2014...One of the stars of the vintage, the 2014 Les Carmes Haut-Brion is total knock-out.” Antonio Galloni

Even with the 100-point, 2005 Château Latour re-release and the buzz around the 2016 En Primeur being compared to the bench mark year of 1961, the hottest news, and wines, coming out of Bordeaux is the value that the 2014 vintage offers. Today, we are presenting for the first time, Château Les Carmes Haut Brion. The 400-year-old, small artisanal neighbor to Château Haut Brion with its ancient gravelly soils and old vines of Pessac-Léognan is now the #1 collector value from the critically acclaimed vintage! At under $60, with its 95+ point re-rating, and a mere 1,600 case production, this is one of the more difficult finds of the vintage.

Well, the Zachys Team just uncorked this 2014 bottling for a second time, and like Antonio Galloni, we were blown away by the approachability - this is a rare, young crowd pleaser from Bordeaux – awesome!! Les Carmes is another one of those historic Graves estates with an impressive story that came to be as the result of the neighboring Château Haut Brion. In 1854, the 101-year-old lord of Haut Brion, Jean de Pontac, gifted the symbolic water mill and surrounding vineyards to the Carmelites of Notre-Dame, a group of friars who managed the estate from as early as 1584 until the French Revolution in 1789. Here are on the 28 hectare plot there are essentially three terroirs with the same gravel, clay and limestone soils to be found as the iconic neighbors. The terroir favors cabernet franc – in fact, the Château has a higher percentage of cabernet franc than perhaps any other vineyard on the Left Bank – which adds to the red fruit nuances, aromatics and finesse.

In tasting thousands of glasses of Bordeaux over the past decade, the question that comes to mind when tasting the awe-inspiring wines of Haut-Bailly, Malarctic Lagravière, Domaine du Chevalier, and now, Les Carmes Haut Brion...Is there a better value in Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux than the terroir-driven gems of Pessac-Léognan? And when you consider that the neighboring 2014 Chateâu Haut Brion (100WA) easily commands $440 and you look down the road with 2014 Château Haut Bailly (98WA) at $86, you begin to realize the extraordinary value this Château delivers. Today, Les Carmes Haut Brion is once again Bordeaux’s rising stars, and with its recent re-rating of 95+ points, it is one of the value wines of the celebrated vintage. Unfortunately, with a mere case production of 1,500 there is very little to be found.

Cheers,
Jeff

 

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Les Carmes Haut Brion 2014 (95+AG) (750ML)

SKU #399017
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Les Carmes Haut...
95+ Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: `One of the stars of the vintage, the 2014 Les Carmes Haut-Brion is total knock-out. Graphite, smoke, red cherry jam, spice, cured meat, pomegranate and tobacco are just some of the myriad sensations that race out of the glass. Today, the 2014 is gloriously ample… more >
Bottle Price: $69.99 Sale Bottle: $59.99
Case Price: $839.88 Sale Case: $719.88

Montlandrie 2014 (93JS) (750ML)

SKU #418869
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Montlandrie 2014 ...
93 Points, James Suckling: `I love the aromas of blackberries and chocolate with flowers. Full body, soft and velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Gorgeous red. Drink or hold.` 2/17 . . 91 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: `The 2014 Montlandrie is gorgeous. Dark, sensual and inviting, it… more >
Bottle Price: $27.99 Sale Bottle: $20.99
Case Price: $335.88 Sale Case: $251.88

Le Saint-Emilion De Quintus 2014 (750ML)

SKU #416129
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Le Saint-Emilion De...
91 Points, Zachys Buying Team: “Here is a rarity you don’t see, a First Growth touch from Chateau Haut Brion in Saint-Emilion under $30! Chateau Quintus is their new project from the prized hill in the region, but while the flagship commands $100+, it is the sibling Saint-Emilion de Quintus that… more >
Bottle Price: $27.99 Sale Bottle: $21.99
Case Price: $335.88 Sale Case: $263.88

Le Thil 2014 (750ML)

SKU #419251
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Le Thil 2014 (750ML)
92 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: `A large-scaled, ample wine, the 2015 Le Thil, 100% Merlot from argillo-calcaire-rich soils in Pessac, offers notable depth and texture. Stone fruit, tobacco, mint and cinnamon are pushed forward in this succulent, juicy red. Silky tannins and a broad, creamy… more >
Bottle Price: $28.99 Sale Bottle: $24.99
Case Price: $347.88 Sale Case: $299.88

Barde Haut 2014 (94AG) (750ML)

SKU #419253
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Barde Haut 2014 ...
94 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: `The 2014 Barde-Haut has turned out beautifully. Dark cherry, mocha, spice, leather and tobacco flesh out in the glass. Effortless, supple and nicely layered, the 2014 hits all the right notes. The midweight style of the year comes through very nicely in this… more >
Bottle Price: $34.99 Sale Bottle: $28.99
Case Price: $419.88 Sale Case: $347.88

Cantemerle 2014 (94JS) (750ML)

SKU #398627
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Cantemerle 2014 ...
94 Points, James Suckling: `I like the floral character, which highlights the aromas of currants and berries. Full body and a firm and tight center palate. Silky tannins and a savory and creamy-textured finish. A beautifully balanced red. Try in 2021, but it’s already gorgeous to taste.` 2/17. . 92… more >
Bottle Price: $34.99 Sale Bottle: $28.99
Case Price: $419.88 Sale Case: $347.88

Gloria 2014 (94AG) (750ML)

SKU #399363
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Gloria 2014 (94AG) ...
94 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: `The 2014 Gloria is a bold, powerful wine. Dark cherry, smoke, licorice, tobacco and underbrush effortlessly fill out its frame. Ample and richly textured, the 2014 offers remarkable depth, power and pure pedigree. Pomegranate, blood orange and iron add further… more >
Bottle Price: $39.99 Sale Bottle: $34.99
Case Price: $479.88 Sale Case: $419.88

Larrivet Haut Brion 2014 (750ML)

SKU #419293
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Larrivet Haut Brion...
92 Points, James Suckling: `The cranberry and cherry notes on the nose are pretty, and this wine also has a firm core of ripe tannins and good concentration with some real sophistication on the finish.` 2/17. . 91 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: `The 2014 Larrivet Haut-Brion is superb. Ripe red… more >
Bottle Price: $42.99 Sale Bottle: $36.99
Case Price: $515.88 Sale Case: $443.88

Fleur Cardinale 2014 (94AG) (750ML)

SKU #398940
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Fleur Cardinale 2014...
94 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: `The 2014 Fleur Cardinale is a dark, sumptuous wine. Dark cherry, plum, rose petal, licorice and sweet spices are all pushed forward. Extravagantly ripe and flamboyant, the 2014 hits all the right notes. As always, Fleur Cardinale shows the more overt, opulent… more >
Bottle Price: $46.99 Sale Bottle: $38.99
Case Price: $563.88 Sale Case: $467.88

Malartic Lagraviere 2014 (750ML)

SKU #399031
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Malartic Lagraviere...
94+ Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: `The 2014 Malartic-Lagravière is a gorgeous wine, but it is also flamboyant and exotic, especially in its flavor profile. Super-ripe red cherry and plum make a strong first impression. Sweet floral and spice notes, along with ripe, silky tannins, add to the… more >
Bottle Price: $49.99 Sale Bottle: $42.99
Case Price: $599.88 Sale Case: $515.88

Giscours 2014 (95JS) (750ML)

SKU #400239
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Giscours 2014 (95JS)...
95 Points, James Suckling: `Blueberries, tar and licorice on the nose. Full-bodied, solid and dense. Velvety tannins. Long finish. Down on this! Needs at least two or three years to soften.` 2/17. . 91+ Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: `Expressive floral notes, bright red stone fruit and silky… more >
Bottle Price: $49.99 Sale Bottle: $44.99
Case Price: $599.88 Sale Case: $539.88

Malescot St. Exupery 2014 (96JS) (750ML)

SKU #399032
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Malescot St. Exupery...
96 Points, James Suckling: `Dark currants and berries with walnuts on the nose. Follows through to a full body, integrated tannins and a gorgeous finish. Exciting. Wow. Drink in 2020.` 2/17. . 93+ Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: `The 2014 Malescot Saint Exupéry is powerful, rich and explosive. One… more >
Bottle Price: $54.99 Sale Bottle: $47.99
Case Price: $659.88 Sale Case: $575.88