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  • deVine Wines and Spirits: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Bourgeois Satellites Available Wines Updated January 15 Bordeaux Left Bank Available 2010 Wines Updated October 29 Available 2009 Wines Updated October 29 Bordeaux Right Bank Available 2010 Wines Updated January 15 Available 2009 Wines Updated October 23 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines Top 100 of 2015 Updated January 14 Top 100 of 2014 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2013 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2012 Updated November 12 The Monthly Case Samplers February Case of the Month Staff Recommendations A Dozen Recommendations over 100 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations Under 20 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations between 20 and 50 Updated December 1 A Dozen Recommendations between 50 and 100 Updated December 1 2010 Château Lagrange Bordeaux St Julien France Wine Red 149 99 750mL James Molesworth Wine Spectator Rating 92 Notes of singed alder graphite and charcoal wrap around the core of intense blackberry paste warm plum sauce and currant preserves Turns sleek and racy on the well knit finish despite the notable grip Best from 2015 through 2030 Neil Martin The Wine Advocate Rating 93 Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London The Lagrange has a very refined sophisticated bouquet with blackberry

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  • deVine Wines and Spirits: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    12 Top 100 of 2012 Updated November 12 The Monthly Case Samplers February Case of the Month Staff Recommendations A Dozen Recommendations over 100 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations Under 20 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations between 20 and 50 Updated December 1 A Dozen Recommendations between 50 and 100 Updated December 1 2010 Domaine de Chevalier Bordeaux Pessac Léognan France Wine Red 164 99 750mL Neil Martin The Wine Advocate Rating 95 Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru and at the chateau The Domaine de Chevalier has a well defined bouquet that demands coaxing from the glass It is a shy little thing most likely due to bottling but it unfurls in the glass to offer intense dark cherry bilberry cedar and melted tar It is extremely well defined as if you could pick out the thread of each scent one by one The palate is medium bodied with blackberry tapenade and cedar It is crisp and nicely focused on the finish compact and tensile certainly a Domaine de Chevalier that will require far more bottle age than the 2009 Excellent Tasted November 2012 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate Rating 95 This is one of my

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  • deVine Wines and Spirits: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    2013 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2012 Updated November 12 The Monthly Case Samplers February Case of the Month Staff Recommendations A Dozen Recommendations over 100 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations Under 20 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations between 20 and 50 Updated December 1 A Dozen Recommendations between 50 and 100 Updated December 1 2010 Château Branaire Ducru Bordeaux St Julien France Wine Red 169 99 750mL James Suckling Rating 94 A layered young red with lots of black olives and berries on the nose Full body with velvety and chewy tannins It all comes together at the end with a lovely sweet fruit Try after 2017 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate Rating 94 This wine is more backward than I would have normally expected but nevertheless it is very impressive The 2010 Branaire Ducru displays an inky bluish purple color and loads of mulberry raspberry black currant graphite and floral notes in its intense aromatics Medium to full bodied with sensational ripeness purity texture and length the tannins are slightly more prominent than I remember from barrel but they are sweet and ripe as opposed to astringent and bitter This beautiful wine needs 4 6

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  • deVine Wines and Spirits: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    November 12 Top 100 of 2013 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2012 Updated November 12 The Monthly Case Samplers February Case of the Month Staff Recommendations A Dozen Recommendations over 100 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations Under 20 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations between 20 and 50 Updated December 1 A Dozen Recommendations between 50 and 100 Updated December 1 2010 Château Grand Puy Lacoste Bordeaux Pauillac France Wine Red 179 99 750mL Grand Puy Lacoste usually hits a home run in great vintages 1982 1990 1996 2000 2005 2009 and the 2010 is no exception It used to be neck and neck with Lynch Bages as the best 5th Growth for quality while costing little money but tastes like a Second Growth but now that Lynch has skyrocketed in price there is no competition for GPL it is now the clear frontrunner in that category Extremely ageworthy Neil Martin The Wine Advocate Rating 97 Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London and subsequently at the chateau The 2010 Grand Puy Lacoste has a wonderful bouquet that is reticent at first probably because it was tasted just three months after bottling But there is patently great fruit intensity here blackcurrant and a touch of pomegranate interwoven with graphite and sous bois The palate is medium bodied is underpinned by wonderful freshness and vitality marrying the austerity of both Pauillac and the vintage with intense rather than concentrated fruit It offers stunning definition the finish quintessential Pauillac a little aloof a little aristocratic but utterly compelling This will be a benchmark wine for the estate Tasted November 2012 James Suckling Rating 95 Intense hazelnuts and blackberries on the nose follow through to a full to medium body with chocolate and berry flavors and firm tannins Not

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  • deVine Wines and Spirits: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2013 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2012 Updated November 12 The Monthly Case Samplers February Case of the Month Staff Recommendations A Dozen Recommendations over 100 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations Under 20 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations between 20 and 50 Updated December 1 A Dozen Recommendations between 50 and 100 Updated December 1 2010 Château Léoville Barton Bordeaux St Julien France Wine Red 239 99 750mL James Molesworth Wine Spectator Rating 96 Takes a modern approach with dark mocha and espresso infused toast leading the way featuring an extra ganache kicker before dark currant preserves and roasted plum fruit strides in Dense and extracted through the polished finish this features a charcoal spine that gives rise to extra blueberry and pastis notes Should cruise in the cellar Best from 2018 through 2038 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate Rating 96 A splendid showing much stronger from bottle than it was from barrel the Leoville Barton is one of the spectacular wines of the vintage Inky purple to the rim its huge tannin gives this wine real potential for 30 50 years of longevity It is a classic powerful Bordeaux made

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  • deVine Wines and Spirits: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    23 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines Top 100 of 2015 Updated January 14 Top 100 of 2014 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2013 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2012 Updated November 12 The Monthly Case Samplers February Case of the Month Staff Recommendations A Dozen Recommendations over 100 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations Under 20 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations between 20 and 50 Updated December 1 A Dozen Recommendations between 50 and 100 Updated December 1 2010 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Bordeaux Pessac Léognan France Wine Red 259 99 750mL Tasted at VinExpo this is a monstrous wine one of the most concentrated of the vintage New worldish in style but still manages to be Graves Wow Very limited availability Robert Parker The Wine Advocate Rating 98 This is an extraordinary performance once again from the Cathiard family the proprietors of Smith Haut Lafitte They think the 2010 is even better than the 2009 I disagree but only slightly This wine has laser like definition in its an remarkable nose of a subtle charcoal fire interwoven with spring flowers creme de cassis blueberry liqueur and spicy wood Full bodied stunningly concentrated long rich and moderately

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  • deVine Wines and Spirits: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2012 Updated November 12 The Monthly Case Samplers February Case of the Month Staff Recommendations A Dozen Recommendations over 100 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations Under 20 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations between 20 and 50 Updated December 1 A Dozen Recommendations between 50 and 100 Updated December 1 2010 Château Haut Bailly Bordeaux Pessac Léognan France Wine Red 324 99 750mL Chateau Haut Bailly has long been one of the most exciting estates in Pessac Leognan always falling into the sleeper wine syndrome Alas over the last 5 6 years though it has thrown down the gauntlet to other Pessac producers by coming up third behind Haut Brion and Mission Haut Brion and now competes toe to toe with Pape Clement and Smith Haut Lafitte Sumptuous and sexy style James Suckling Rating 98 Great aromas of crushed blackberries with flowers and stones that follow through to a full body with super silky tannins and a long long finish It fills your mouth with beautiful fruit and velvety tannins yet shows tension and form This lasts for minutes on the palate Structured and superb Don t touch until 2020 Robert Parker The

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  • deVine Wines and Spirits: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    October 23 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines Top 100 of 2015 Updated January 14 Top 100 of 2014 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2013 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2012 Updated November 12 The Monthly Case Samplers February Case of the Month Staff Recommendations A Dozen Recommendations over 100 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations Under 20 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations between 20 and 50 Updated December 1 A Dozen Recommendations between 50 and 100 Updated December 1 2009 Château de Fieuzal Bordeaux Pessac Léognan France Wine Red 81 99 750mL de Fieuzal is a Grand Cru Classe from the 1959 Graves Classification Always well priced this is a no brainer purchase in great years such as 2009 A large smorg of aromatics that includes roasted meats tobacco leaf and cigar box Distinctive with smokiness and thoroughly terroir driven One of the few bargains at the Grand Cru Classe level in what is becoming a very expensive vintage Highly recommended James Molesworth Wine Spectator Rating 92 Dark and winey with gorgeous flavors of mulled plum black currant preserves and roasted fig laced with maduro tobacco graphite and charcoal notes The long finish features muscle and cut

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