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unpack this vintage: The Reds

CHÂTEAU DE FIEUZAL BLANC PESSAC‑LÉOGNAN France $110.00 465752 Presenting citrus sorbet notes that reveal lemon, lime and a hint of passion fruit, this elegant wine delivers a well-rounded

CHÂTEAU LILIAN LADOUYS ST-ESTÈPHE France $55.00 457502 Ripe plum and licorice notes emerge with allspice and cinnamon in this exceptional Cru Bourgeois with gravitas, delivering Bordeaux’s signature quality at an unbelievable price.

Remember those spring showers? They were a boon to clay and limestone soils, which are prominent on the Right Bank of Bordeaux. Unmistakable stars from this region in 2020 include red wines from Castillon, Francs and Fronsac that particularly benefited from these growing conditions and are known to be price-friendly. On the Left Bank, the heat-ripened Cabernets have intense concentration and promising structure. Pauillac and St. Julien are particularly noteworthy in the 2020 vintage. The Whites Despite the warm and prolonged dry spells, the fact that the heat wasn’t oppressive helped the fruit retain its acidity. The resulting white wines are ripe with abundant flavour concentration, crisp and refreshing. Thankfully, the whites in the 2020 vintage were a little less terroir-specific than the reds, so you can find exceptional dry white wines from across Bordeaux. The Sweets Bordeaux’s sweet wines are made from grapes affected with botrytis, or noble rot. With low yields of botrytis-affected grapes, these prized wines from Sauternes and Barsac are limited in the 2020 vintage, so get them before they sell out.

mouthfeel over a long zesty finish.

SARGET DE GRUAUD LAROSE ST-JULIEN France $75.00 382130 Expressing St. Julien’s understated elegance, this cellar-worthy wine delivers a refined bouquet of violets along with plum, blackberry compote, dates and espresso, with well-integrated fine-grained tannins.


DUCASSE PAUILLAC France $95.00 466020 Excellent! This bold and expressive Grand Cru with dark fruit, chocolate and black tea notes is balanced with layered complexity. Your cellar will thank you!

CHÂTEAU DOISY‑VÉDRINES SAUTERNES France $50.00 465958 375 ml Lusciously sweet, this full-bodied aromatic nectar is well-balanced, with zippy acidity that delivers abundant notes of orange peel, mango and ginger marmalade. Serve chilled.

CHÂTEAU ROUGET POMEROL France $120.00 465883 A lush berry-rich flavour profile along with a whisper of herb and tobacco notes delivers a powerful, balanced wine with a long finish. Stock up!

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