TASTE Fall 2022


Bordeaux Sweet Wines Weather conditions delayed the onset of Botrytis. However, when Botrytis did take effect, the grapes on the vine were already concentrated, amplifying the sweet flavours in the resulting wines. 2019 has produced stickies that are more approachable and require less aging. Carpe diem! This vintage, Sauternes are liquid gold, with abundant fruit and racy acidity. Looking beyond dessert, these wines can be served with foie gras or ripe blue cheese for pre-dinner nibbles, or an amuse-bouche course as well. All in all, critics have praised Bordeaux’s 2019 vintage effusively, suggesting consumers can find “very good” to “great” wines that are both, ready to enjoy now, as well as cellar-worthy treasures. According to Barbara Philip, “It is an excellent vintage with very good wines across all appellations. The best will develop more complexity with a decade in the cellar.” So, whether you’re a seasoned collector, or a new subscriber, don’t miss out on the 2019 Bordeaux Release, November 19. Visit bcliquorstores.com for up-to-date event details. There are no pre-orders this year, so check out the catalogue beforehand and get to participating BCLIQUOR stores early to bring home some 2019 Bordeaux bliss. Santé!


CHÂTEAU BEL-AIR JEAN & GABRIEL LUSSAC SAINT-ÉMILION France $50.00 262805 Renowned for producing blockbuster wines, mostly from old vines, expect uncompromised structure and complexity associated with that signature

Adopting biodynamic viticultural practices, this historic château offers incredible value for intensely expressive, generous, wines. Predominantly Merlot-based, these ageable wines can be enjoyed now too.

Right Bank lush mouthfeel from this château.

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY DUCASSE PAUILLAC France $100.00 390895 Big. Bold. Beautiful. Pauillac promises powerful wines with grippy tannins, intense fruit and exotic spice notes balanced with bright acidity. This is one for the cellar!

CHEVALIER DE LASCOMBES MARGAUX France $80.00 392715 Experience the floral bouquet, fruity intensity, silky mouthfeel and refined elegance that Margaux is famed for from this balanced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

CHÂTEAU FERRAN BLANC PESSAC-LÉOGNAN France $40.00 390714 freshness, expect a fresh and bountifully expressive white Bordeaux, tumbling with fruit-driven Delivering classic Pessac-Léognan ripe fruit and zesty minerality from this fifth-generation family-owned château.


CHÂTEAU COUTET BARSAC France $110.00 60307 A Premier Cru since the Classification of 1855, Château Coutet’s 2019 vintage blend of 75 percent Sémillon, 23 percent Sauvignon Blanc and two percent Muscadelle is liquid gold!

PESSAC-LÉOGNAN France $60.00 39532 Sitting at the core of Bordeaux, harnessing its complexity, balance and structure, Château de France delivers an approachable wine that is typical of Pessac- Léognan’s terroir.



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