Big Daddy Special
The Big Daddy in your life needs a BIG, chewy,
robust, rich and juicy Bordeaux (Cabernet/Merlot blend) to help him feel like the Big Daddy he is this Sunday!
A) – Maybe you just appreciate premium quality, highly rated Bordeaux at “futures” pricing from St. Estephe that you can drink now or hold onto for ten years.
B) – You want a good excuse to drink an over $20 wine on Father’s Day and giving this wine to your husband/dad lends a strong possibility that he’ll open it on Sunday night and share it with you.
Either way, we’ve got you covered.
Was 2009 a good year for Bordeaux? Robert Parker said that 2009 “may turn out to be the finest vintage I have tasted in 32 years of covering Bordeaux.”
After comments like that, you can imagine pricing for the big names in Bordeaux is in the stratosphere. But we found this little gem sitting idly and at a price that competes anywhere in the country.
The critical press LOVES it….
92-94 points Wine Enthusiast “A fine and spicy wine, the wood toast well integrated with the sweet fruit. Deliciously ripe Merlot vies with the Cabernet tannins to give a dark, complex wine.” (8/2010)
92-95 points Wine Spectator “On the toasty, more modern side of the spectrum, with ambitious roasted fig, apple wood and blueberry confiture notes followed by racy graphite, espresso and blackberry pâte de fruit. Not shy, but has the density for balance.” (3/2012)
93 points James Suckling “Best wine ever from here, with layers of ripe fruit, spices and milk chocolate character. Full and long. Velvety. Gorgeous.” (2/2012)
90 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate “Elegant, with loads of black currant fruit, cherries and dusty, loamy soil notes as well as hints of tobacco leaf, spice box and cedar, it is a medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, fleshy wine that should drink nicely for 10-15+ years. This is the best wine I have ever tasted from this property…..” (2/ 2012)
Lilian Ladouys 2009 St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
(60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot)
Regular Price $34.99
Special Price $24.99
In-stock now at both shops