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Bottles of Bordeaux

To many enthusiasts the wines of Bordeaux are the the very definition of fine wine. And of course they are right! Here you will find iconic expressions of cabernet sauvignon and merlot, as well as world class blends of sauvignon blanc and semillon. The wines below are telling examples, each one a benchmark of its type!

2010 Chateau Lafon Rochet

From St-Estephe, the Left Bank’s northernmost commune. Characteristically firm and broad shouldered, as a benchmark should be. With decanting and time in the glass the 2010 vintage’s generosity shines through with incense infused fruit and a persistence on the palate. One of the true values in the 2010 vintage.

2012 Smith Haut Lafitte 1.5L Bottle

Yes, you can enjoy Napa cabernet at an everyday price. The 2012 vintage proved spectacular, with sunny days and cool nights, a vintage where even modestly priced labels over deliver. Blackberry, savory tobacco and chocolate abound in this especially consumer-friendly red.

2012 Chateau d’Armailhac

A Fifth Growth under the ownership and supervision of the same individuals who own First Growth Chateau Mouton Rothschild, and an insider’s wine that is one of the best deals from Bordeaux. Overflows with black fruit and savory tobacco, framed by hints of chocolate. Should you decide to open tonight decant and let sit for an hour.

2012 Chateau Beau Sejour Becot St-Emilion

The holdings in St-Emilion may be small compared to the grand estates on the Left Bank. But to many Bordeaux enthusiasts the wines of St-Emilion are every bit the equal to its more aristocratic neighbors to the west. Full-figured, almost buxom, with red berries and cherries on the attack, and with time tobacco leaf and cocoa coming to the fore. Enjoyable now, this one could see another decade with barely a wrinkle to show for it. A classic from the Right bank.

2014 Chateau Graville Lacoste

Did you know that Bordeaux also offers white wines, and world class ones to boot? Graville Lacoste, imported by wine elder statesman Kermit Lynch, offers a textbook example with its bright citrus fruit, savory herbs, and orchard fruit hints. A blend of semillon and sauvignon blanc that will shine at the dinner table, but can be enjoyed on its own. Mouth-watering!

2005 Les Armoires de Belcier Cotes de Castillon Bordeaux

Yes, you can find quality red Bordeaux for a song! From a highly regarded appellation among wine insiders, the Les Armoires is rich with mint infused red fruit and chocolate overtones. A gem from one of Bordeaux’s greatest vintages in memory. Buy this one by the case!

2012 Chateau Doisy Vedrines 375mL Bottle

Of course, a list of Bordeaux wines without any mention of its stunning dessert wines is incomplete! Sauternes and Barsac wines are labors of love - it’s more costly and more labor intensive than white wines. But here, with the help of botrytis, semillon gains a richness and concentration of flavors surpassed by no one! Bordeaux University Professor Denis Dubourdieu manages the estate. Apricots and citrus hints, with honey and savory notes swirling in the background. Pure decadence!

Bordeaux Inspired Bottles

Many strive to craft Bordeaux inspired wines. Those that succeeded sought climates and soils akin to the gravel beds and marginal settings that yield the Grand Cru wines of Bordeaux. Yet each new setting had its own distinctive wrinkle, yielding wines that not only bore a strong family resemblance to its French cousins but also revealed a new facet that only enriched the whole. Below are a number wines, each distinctive enough yet full of the captivating flavors that Bordeaux enthusiasts seek.

2012 Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

With its proximity to the Pacific and its alluvial benchlands, the Napa Valley enjoys advantages that yield wines every bit the equal to the best of Bordeaux! Great estates and great wines abound in the Napa Valley, but even among its peers Spottswoode Estate and its Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon shines. “If Château Margaux were in Napa Valley, it would be Spottswoode,” writes Robert M. Parker, Jr. Fragrant floral hints on the nose, with silky red and black fruit on the palate, and fresh tobacco leaf in the background.

2012 Spring Valley Uriah

No doubt, California yields the finest wines in the United States - but Washington state is crafting wines that are catching the attention of discerning wine critics and enthusiasts. Further north than California, it enjoys on average two more hours of sunshine. And Cascade Mountain ranges shield the vineyards to the east from the wet ocean winds, leaving in its wake desert conditions that all but ensure ripe and healthy fruit. The Spring Valley is a textbook example with its chocolate covered blackberry fruit, and its savory tobacco nuances.

2012 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia

Like Bordeaux, the area itself was swampland before pioneering proprietors discovered that the gravel beds and the Mediterranean breezes will encourage cabernet sauvignon vines to yield world class wines. Those first Tuscan coast cabs startled the wine world and brought Italy as a whole to the attention of wine critics. And for good reason - tasting of fragrant black fruit and savory tobacco, with a telltale energy on the palate, a Tuscan cabernet blend is a marvel. And Ornellaia’s is among the finest.

2012 Robert Oatley Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

Like Bordeaux, the vineyard soils enjoy gravel beds. But what Australia’s Margaret River enjoys more than Bordeaux is not only longer sunny days but also less rainfall - and therefore more healthy and blight free fruit. Fruit that yields wine whose purity of flavors are matched only by its persistence on the palate! Energetic blackberries and red cherries, which chocolate hints and cigar box suggestions - all you will find in the Robert Oatley. And at a cost that any wallet can afford!

2011 Domaine du Colombier Hermitage

A syrah among our suggestions of Bordeaux inspired wines? In the 18th and 19th century, when the Bordeaux vintage was middling at best, proprietors often blended their Bordeaux with syrah from Hermitage. Boldly flavored with blackberries, tobacco, grilled meats, even violets, syrah enriched the otherwise weaker Bordeaux blend, and with time even gained a complexity that could taste very much like a mature cabernet. Today, the syrahs from the granite hillsides of Hermitage are treasured for their own sake, and enjoy well-deserved renown! Domaine du Colombier’s syrahs are models of their type, and among the more affordable.

2012 Brokenwood Wines Semillon

In Sauternes and Barsac semillon reigns supreme. Yet it also found a home in Australia’s Hunter Valley, whose distinctive environs yield an almost incomparable dry white wine. At its core Hunter Valley semillon offers white orchard fruit, with a savory suggestion or even a citrus lift in the background. Its texture will become more honeyed with age. The very best expressions - like those from the cellars of Brokenwood Wines - are cellar treasures, and much more affordable than any comparable dry white wine from France or the Napa Valley.

*Prices valid with Binny's Card through ​11/2/2015 or while supplies last. All bottles 750mL unless otherwise stated. Advertised items limited to quantities on hand. Not all items are available at all Binny's locations. Not responsible for misprints or typographical errors.

Bordeaux Futures

“The Left Bank made truly superb wines while the Right Bank made many very good to outstanding wines….”
James Suckling
on the 2014 Vintage
former wine critic for Wine Spectator
from his website
April 2015


“Tasted from barrel, the 2014s
present exquisite aromatics, super-finessed, silky tannins and finely
sculpted fruit,

all signatures of a late-ripening year.
...a vintage of superb

The best 2014s are incredibly persistent, with shapes and textures that are all about length and less about sheer volume.”
Antonio Galloni
former wine critic for The Wine Advocate
from his website
April 2015

Make no mistake: the 2014 Bordeaux vintage enjoyed a number of resounding successes. But what’s more, en primeur pricing favors the enthusiast; here are a number of successfully crafted wines, and all at unbelievable, almost rollback prices!

2014 Bordeaux Futures will not be available until EARLY 2018
Required minimum purchase is 6 bottles per item.
Ordering Futures along with currently available items will result in two separate orders and two separate charges to your credit card.

Score Legend
JS: James SucklingWA: Wine AdvocateVM: Vinous MediaWS: Wine Spectator
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac96-97pts JS$310.00
Chateau Pichon Longueville au Baron Pauillac95-96pts JS$85.00
Chateau Cos d'Estournel Saint Estephe96-97pts JS$115.00
Chateau Margaux93-95pts WA$310.00
Chateau Calon Segur Saint Estephe93-96pts VM$55.50
Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes 375ml97-98pts JS$30.50
Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac95-96pts JS$78.00
Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan95-97pts WA$180.00
Chateau Doisy Vedrines Sauternes 375ml95-96pts JS$18.75
Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan94-97pts VM$295.00
Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac95-96pts JS$85.00
Chateau Talbot Saint Julien94-95pts JS$39.75
Chateau Larcis Ducasse Saint Emilion93-96pts VM$57.25
Chateau Haut Bailly Pessac Leognan93-96pts VM$57.00
Chateau Pavie Macquin Saint Emilion93-96pts VM$54.00
Chateau d'Armailhac Pauillac93-94pts JS$33.00
Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild Pauillac93-94pts JS$105.00
Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion93-94pts JS$45.00
Chateau Beychevelle Saint Julien93-94pts JS$57.00
Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion Pessac Leognan92-95pts VM$43.50
Le Clarence de Haut Brion Pessac Leognan93-94pts JS$67.25
Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux Margaux92-93pts JS$105.00
Carruades de Lafite Pauillac92-93pts JS$120.00
Chateau Coutet Barsac Sauternes 375ml92-93pts JS$20.00
Chateau Clerc Milon Pauillac91-94pts VM$45.00
Chateau Gloria Saint Julien92-93pts JS$29.25
Chateau Du Tertre Margaux92-93pts JS$28.50
Chateau Les Ormes de Pez Saint Estephe92-93pts JS$24.00
Chateau Brown Rouge Pessac Leognan91-93pts VM$20.00
Chateau Nenin Pomerol91-93pts WA$36.75
Chateau Potensac Medoc91-92pts JS$20.50
Lagrange SOLD OUT91-92pts JS$33.00
Chateau Marquis d'Alesme Becker Margaux90-93pts VM$31.50
Marquis de Calon Saint Estephe90-93pts VM$21.00
Clos du Marquis Saint Julien90-92pts WA$40.00
Chateau Grand Corbin Despagne Saint Emilion90-92pts WA$23.00
Chateau Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe90-92pts WA$17.00
Chateau La Croix Saint Georges Pomerol90-92pts WA$38.75
Chateau Berliquet Saint Emilion90-92pts WA$28.50
Chateau Kirwan Margaux89-92pts WS$30.00
Echo de Lynch Bages Pauillac89-91pts VM$30.00
Chateau La Dauphine88-91pts VM$16.75
Chateau La Fleur Saint Emilion89-90pts JS$25.00
Chateau Palmer Margaux94-95pts JS$206.00
Chateau Le Conseiller Bordeaux Superieur86-88pts WA$12.00
Chateau Ampelia Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux84-86pts WA$12.00
Alter Ego de Palmer Margaux92-93pts JS$51.00
Chateau Lanessan Haut MedocN/A$14.50
Chateau Puygueraud Francs Cotes de Bordeaux91-92pts JS$13.25
Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint Julien94-96pts WA$123.00
Chateau Montrose Saint Estephe95-97pts WA$113.00
Vieux Chateau Certan Pomerol95-97pts WA$135.00
Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac93-95pts WA$84.00
Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan93-95pts WA$63.00
La Dame de Montrose Saint EstepheN/A$30.00
Reserve de la Comtesse Pauillac90-92pts WA$30.00
Chateau Lalande Borie Saint JulienN/A$22.50
Chateau Pedesclaux Pauillac91-93pts WA$32.50
La Croix de Beaucaillou Saint Julien90-92pts WA$33.00
Chateau Cheval Blanc Saint Emilion95-97pts WA$450.00

*Prices valid with Binny's Card through 11/2/2015, or while supplies last. Not responsible for misprints or typographical errors. Advertised items limited to quantities on hand. Not all items are available at all Binny's locations. All bottles 750mL unless otherwise stated.

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