Chateau Guillon Graves 2018 / 750 ml.

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

France | Bordeaux | Southern Bordeaux | Graves

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Food Pairings: Cheese

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Region / Bordeaux

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Bordeaux is known the world over for its exceptional wines, particularly red blends made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, among others. These Cabernets aren't typically the full-bodied Cabs you get from California, but rather medium-bodied wines that emanate elegance and sophistication.

You'll also find some refreshing Bordeaux whites and, of course, Bordeaux's famous dessert wine, Sauternes.

Country / France

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The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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SKU 87826
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Château Guillon Graves
Country France
Region Bordeaux
District Southern Bordeaux
Product Location - Location-Appellation Graves
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 13.5%
Wine/Spirit Brand Château Guillon
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2018
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades Premier Select
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Primary Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Pairing Cheese
Occasion Pairing Grownup snow day
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Same Region, Same Vintage, Same Grape
WE9393 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 5/1/2021
The vineyards surrounding the 12th-century castle have produced this rich and densely structured wine. Powerful tannins give a smoky character to the ripe, black-plum fruits. It definitely needs aging, so drink from 2026.
JD9292 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 3/11/2021
Lots of impressive cassis and currant fruit as well as tobacco, lead pencil, new leather, and spice notes emerge from the 2018 Château Tour Carnet. It’s a medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, elegant 2018 with good concentration, ripe tannins, a solid spine of acidity, and outstanding length. It’s well worth buying multiple bottles and is going to drink brilliantly for 15 years or more. (Jeb Dunnuck)
VN9292 pts. - Vinous - Mar 2021
The 2018 La Tour Carnet has calmed down a bit since I tasted it in barrel, but it still delivers plenty of punch. Inky dark red fruit, cedar, mint, dried herbs, mocha and pipe tobacco give the 2018 notable complexity. Somber and a bit brooding, the 2018 is going to need a few years to be at its best, which is always the case here. Bernard Magrez makes a wide range of compelling wines. La Tour Carnet is one of his finest.
JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Blueberries, plums and blackberries, as well as herbal notes. It’s medium-to full-bodied with solid, tight tannins. Fine texture with pleasant acidity and a nice grain. Blackcurrant and light tar in the aftertaste. Try after 2024.
SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Mar 31, 2021
Cassis and cherry notes stream through, laced with light anise, black tea and sweet tobacco accents along the way. Late tug of earth on the finish adds nice contrast. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2028. 48,300 cases made. (James Molesworth)
RP9090 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Mar 2021
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 la Tour Carnet is a little closed and broody to begin, slowly unfurling to offer glimpses at notions of tar, star anise, damp soil and tapenade with a core of stewed plums and boysenberries, plus a waft of cassis. The medium-bodied palate has lovely freshness and bags of savory-laced black fruits framed by rounded tannins, finishing with a lively lift.

France | Bordeaux | Medoc | Haut-Medoc

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WE9696 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 5/1/2021
This opulent wine is as bold with its fruit as with its tannins. The initial velvet texture masks the dense structure that will allow it to age impressively. Blackberry flavors, acidity and intense richness are coming together in a welter of ripe fruits. Drink from 2026.
JS9595 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, April 22, 2021
Blackcurrants, tobacco, graphite, cloves and dried leaves on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, tightly knit tannins. Structured and compact with a long, mineral finish. Tight and austere. Very pretty structure here. Wait until 2025.
RP94+94+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Mar 2021
The 2018 Clerc Milon is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Carménère. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it has a very pure, beautifully delineated nose of crushed blackcurrants, fresh black plums and boysenberries with hints of wild thyme, damp soil, tar and black olives. The medium to full-bodied palate offers taut, muscular black fruit with loads of savory layers and a firm, grainy texture, finishing long and mineral tinged.
JD9393 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 3/11/2021
From an estate located on the east side of highway D2 and between Château Lafite and Château Mouton Rothschild, the 2018 Château Clerc Milon is a ripe, sexy, full-bodied Pauillac that brings plenty of richness while still staying reasonably elegant. Blackcurrants, blackberries, smoked earth, new leather, and cedary herbs all flow to an impressively endowed, layered Pauillac with chewy tannins, terrific balance, and a great finish. Based on 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, brought up in 50% new French oak, this outstanding 2018 needs 4–6 years of bottle age to round into form and will evolve nicely for 20–25 years. (Jeb Dunnuck)
SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Mar 31, 2021
This throws off a lovely stream of violet and cassis aromas and flavors that are sleek and pure in feel, picking up dark cherry, iron and sanguine details along the way. Refined and cellarworthy. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenère. Best from 2023 through 2035. (James Molesworth)
VN9393 pts. - Vinous - Mar 2021
The 2018 Clerc Milon is showing beautifully today. Gorgeous savory notes from the Cabernet Sauvignon open first, showing the modern direction of Clerc Milon towards a more Cabernet focused wine. Dried flowers, menthol, licorice, graphite and black cherry are all laced together effortlessly. The tannins have settled down a bit since en primeur, which is a very good sign for the future.

France | Bordeaux | Medoc | Pauillac

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Chateau Pape Clement | Grand Cru Classe de Graves 2018 / 750 ml.

Grand Cru Classé de Graves
2018 / 750 ml.

Item #: 95442

JD9999 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 3/11/2021
Coming from 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc brought up in 60% new French oak, the 2018 Château Pape Clement from Bernard Magrez is a gorgeous wine that’s performing even better from bottle than barrel, which is always a good sign. Deep ruby/purple, with stunning crème de cassis and blackberry fruits as well as kaleidoscope-like notes of graphite, scorched earth, smoke, violets, and spring flowers, it offers full-bodied richness yet stays light on its feet, graceful, and almost ethereal on the palate, with integrated acidity and building yet seamless tannins. The Cabernet Sauvignon really sings at this point, and there’s almost a Médoc-like regalness here. Reminding me of a slightly more elegant 2005 (it also has similarities to the 2016), it will benefit from 4–6 years in the cellar and keep for 30+ years. (Jeb Dunnuck)
RP96+96+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Mar 2021
The 2018 Pape Clement is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, aged for approximately 18 months in oak barriques, 60% new. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it rolls out of the glass with vibrant notes of crushed black cherries, stewed black plums and black raspberries, followed by suggestions of violets, star anise, cardamom and camphor with a waft of iron ore. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers exhilarating energy, offering crunchy black berry and exotic spice layers with a solid frame of ripe, grainy tannins and loads of freshness, finishing long and mineral tinged. Still very primary, it will need a good 5 years in bottle to deliver that next-level experience and will drink over the next 30+ years.
VN9696 pts. - Vinous - Mar 2021
The 2018 Pape Clément is such a beautiful and inviting wine. Silky, perfumed and layered, the 2018 shows the more restrained, vibrant style that has become the norm here in recent years. Red/purplish fruit, lavender, rose petal and spice are front and center, while the oak — in the past so strong here — is really dialed back. The 2018 is going to be a fascinating wine to follow in the cellar over the next several decades. The purity of the flavors is just striking.
SP9696 pts. - Wine Spectator - Mar 31, 2021
A warm mocha note drapes elegantly over a prodigious core of steeped red and black currant and blackberry fruit while waves of black tea, anise, fruitcake and applewood fill in on the finish. Structure is serious and well-imbedded. Really well put together. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025 through 2038. 15,833 cases made. (James Molesworth)
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JD9393 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 3/11/2021
A rock star of a second wine already offering pleasure, the 2018 Amiral De Beychevelle checks in as 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that comes from the younger vines of the estate and slightly more sandy soils. This makes for a more up-front, fruit-driven wine that reveals a deep purple hue as well as sumptuous array of blueberries, black cherries, lead pencil shavings, tobacco, and spring flowers. It’s classic Bordeaux on the nose, yet has a wonderful sweetness of fruit, ripe, polished tannins, no hard edges, and just a balanced, seamless style that’s ideal for enjoying over the coming 10–15 years. (Jeb Dunnuck)
JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Dark fruit with cedar and herbal notes on the nose. Some meat, too. It’s full-bodied with firm tannins. Juicy and savory character on the palate with a balanced structure. Flavorful finish. Second wine. Try after 2023 when it will be more together.
SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jan 28, 2021
Juicy, with a solid core of red currant and damson plum notes laced liberally with savory and iron details. A sleek, focused finish lets the mineral edge win out, eventually. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2030. (James Molesworth)

France | Bordeaux | Medoc | Saint-Julien

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Chateau Montlabert | Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2018 / 750 ml.

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
2018 / 750 ml.

Item #: 96650

JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, April 22, 2021
A juicy, savory red with blackberry, chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied and chewy, yet polished. Needs time to come together. Try after 2024.
WE91+91–93 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 4/1/2019
This smoothly textured, densely structured wine is very promising. Its ripe blackberry fruits are full of juicy acidity that balances the fruitiness against the judicious wood aging. It should develop well.
VN88+88–90 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2019
The 2018 Montlabert is a plump, fruity Saint-Émilion to drink over the near and medium-term. Although not especially complex, the 2018 is tasty and easy to enjoy. Sweet floral and spice notes add perfume to this alluring Saint-Émilion. The tannins could use more polish, though. Tasted two times.
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