With 38 sub-regions and 57 appellations, Bordeaux might as well be a country unto itself. Wine-making here dates back to the first century AD, and has 2,000 years’ worth of nuance to prove it. From the ancient châteaux of Mouton Rothschild and Haut Brion, to Petrus and other boutique vineyards of the right bank, we curate collectable wines from the region’s fabled producers.
The west, or left, bank of the Gironde estuary and Garonne river, is home to Haut-Médoc and Pessac-Léognan, and encompasses some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards. Typically, this region’s Cabernet-Sauvignon-based reds are best aged a minimum of ten years, and are thus perennially popular with collectors who prize rare and exemplary wine. We deal with the region’s top-tier producers, including all five first growth appellations: Haut Brion, Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Mouton Rothschild, and Margaux. To offer the world’s finest Bordeaux at its peak drinking window, we have perfected the delicate process of procuring, transporting, and storing older vintages. Try the 1990 l’Evangile or the 2005 Pichon Baron to experience some of the finest examples for yourself.
Our younger vintages are ready-to-drink bottles that also represent good long-term investments, such as the 2010 Baron de Brane—its intoxicating palate of licorice, cherry, and tobacco is delightful now and promises an exciting future. We’re also recommending 2015 Château Giscours Margaux, which may be the best vintage since the legendary 1961.
Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines flourish in the clay-rich soil of Saint-Émilion and Pomerol, providing winemakers with the raw materials for rich, supple Bordeaux. Although right bank producers may joke that they are peasants in comparison to the massive estates of their left bank competitors, this region offers a real measure of excitement—smaller producers making rare and delightful reds. The sheer diversity of small vineyards can be intimidating, but we are here to curate the gems of the lesser-known winemakers, as well as the legendary—Angelus, Cheval Blanc, and other Premier Grand Cru Classé Châteaus. With our knowledge of the up-and-coming and the venerable, you’re poised to taste the best of Bordeaux.