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Bordeaux 2016: You shouldn't miss this...

Dear Wine Lover,


We spotted a nice opportunity which I do not want you to loose. We were checking our stock on Bordeaux 2016 and we remained impressed by the scores given by the most influent wine critics in the world to Las Cases 2016. We do have very few bottles and even less big formats available.


As said, this wine was praised by all wine critics with exceptional high scores: Robert parker’s Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, James Suckling or Decanter… All of them awarded Las Cases 2016 with the potential maximal score possible making it one of the highest rated Las Cases in history and the highest rated wine of the legendary Bordeaux 2016 vintage, only top names like Petrus, Ausone or Mouton achieved the same scores. I can remember only vintages like 2000 and 2005 of Las cases with such incredible scores, and both are traded today at well over CHF 300.00….


This is perfect stock which we will receive in original wooden cases directly from the Chateau. Hope to receive your quick feedback in order to grant you the desired quantities:


75.0 cl Château Léoville Las Cases - St. Julien - 2016 CHF 235.00+Vat – Only 36 bottles available

Magnum (1500cl) at CHF 470.00+Vat – Only 36 bottles available

Double Magnum (300cl) at CHF 980.00+Vat – Only 2 bottles available

Imperial (600cl) at CHF 1'980.00+Vat – Only 1 bottle available

Robert Parker 98-100 points: The 2016 Léoville-Las Cases comprises 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc picked between 30 September and 19 October, during which the harvesters were out in the vines for 16 days. It is matured in 90% new oak and delivers 13.60% alcohol and an IPT of 82. It is initially tightly coiled on the nose and needed coaxing from the glass. There are scents of small black cherries, boysenberry, crushed violets and a slight flintiness that emerges with time. The definition is very impressive—you can almost pick the aromas out one by one. The palate is awe-inspiring. The tannins are so filigree, in fact not dissimilar to their neighbor across the border at Château Latour. That seam of graphite lends this Léoville Las-Cases a Pauillac-like personality, but ignoring stylistic similarities, it is the intensity, depth and arching structure that astounds, with detail on the finish that rivets your feet to the spot. Then the finish is ultra-precise, one of the most mineral-driven that I have encountered in almost 20 years visiting the estate, plus it is endowed with one the longest aftertastes you will find in 2016. Yeah, it's good.
Wine Spectator 97-100 points: A brick house, with layers of cold charcoal, smoldering tobacco, warm cassis, dark plum and blueberry reduction flavors all working seamlessly together. The charcoal edge underscores the entire finish, which is focused and ridiculously long.—J.M.
James Suckling 98-99 points: A unique Las Cases that harkens back to some of the great classics such as 1985 or 1986 with its solid backbone of tannins and a walnut, licorice and blackcurrant character. Full and powerful, characterized throughout by a steeliness that shows its strength and energy. Better than the 2015. Ultra-classic.

Decanter 99 points: Cabernet Sauvignon makes up 75% of the main blend, with 14% of 80 year old Merlot and 11% of Cabernet Franc, and aged in 90% new oak. It is hard to think of a vintage when this is not a great wine, but in 2016 it is exceptional, comparable to the majestic 1996. It has all the intensity, richness and depth, but it lets the light in. The yield is fairly high at 40hl/ha, with 3.66pH balancing a tannin index of 82IPT. This is the highest ever at this property and yet the wine is elegant, gorgeous and juicy, with an endless array of black fruits and graphite. The tannins are right there pushing at the front of the mouth, but remain pliable. No need to worry about this ageing long into the future. 98-100 points.
Jancis Robinson 19 points : Amazing combination of the stoniness and backbone of traditional Las Cases with extraordinary vitality and energy, all overlaid with fully ripe fruit. Such richness! Round tannins but  the most youthful wine I have yet encountered. Extremely minerally and thrilling. Jean-Hubert Delon bemoans the fact he will not be alive to see it at its peak, and is convinced it will shut down at some point. It is glorious to taste now.

Jean-Marc Quarin 98 points: Le meilleur jamais fait avec le 1982, le 1986 et le 1989. Couleur noire. Nez intense, fin, fruité, pur et floral à l’agitation. Grande entrée en bouche ample, puis le vin se développe très, très fruité, juteux, savoureux et complexe au milieu. Puis il fond, particulièrement tramé, sèveux, avec une grande profondeur de saveurs et un tantinet d’austérité. Assemblage : 75 % cabernet sauvignon, 11 % cabernet franc, 14 % merlot - Degré d’alcool : 13°6 (moyenne plus) – pH : 3,66 (moyenne) – IPT : 82 (jamais aussi haut). Rendement : 40 hl/ha.

VAT Excl.
Values are for information. Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE. Terms and Conditions Apply
Léoville Las Cases
St. Julien
75 cl 2016 98-100 97-100 235.00     
Léoville Las Cases
St. Julien
150 cl 2016 98-100 97-100 470.00     
Léoville Las Cases
St. Julien
300 cl 2016 98-100 97-100 980.00     
Léoville Las Cases
St. Julien
600 cl 2016 98-100 97-100 1'980.00     

Wines will be released from the Château starting from spring 2019


Price per bottle are displayed in CHF- VAT EXCLUDED and VAT INCLUDED. Transport cost excluded. Offer subject to final confirmation and to be unsold E&OE.


We hope this offer will be of interest and we look forward to receive your order.


Best regards,


The Arvi Team



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