Ex-Château

Below you will find a hand-curated selection of wines we purchase ex-Chateau. While you will have to wait a few months for them to be shipped to you, you have a guarantee of their provenance and quality, as they are coming directly from the cellars of our partners in their region of origin. For anyone who knows their fine wines, patience is a virtue, and the wait will be worthwhile!

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  1. Chateau Gloria 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    Readers looking for an estate on the uptick need to check out the 2018 Château Gloria, which is up with the finest vintages I’ve tasted from this Saint-Julien estate. Deeply colored with terrific cassis and blackberry fruits as well ... Learn More
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    Jeb Dunnuck
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    Robert Parker
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    Vinous
  2. Chateau Croix Ducru Beaucaillou 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    The 2018 La Croix de Beaucaillou is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, to be aged 12 months in 60% new barriques. It has a pH of 3.75, 15% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 96. Deep garnet-purple colored, it is ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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    Jeb Dunnuck
  3. Chateau Lagrange 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    This rivals the 2016 for sure. It's closed in and tight on the nose with slightly reductive notes, but it opens up after a few minutes to reveal another good quality St-Julien. A serious wine, it has well structured walls and ... Learn More
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
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    Antonio Galloni
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  4. Chateau Amiral de Beychevelle 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    A prestigious wine, "Cru Classé" with the soul forged by three centuries of history. A juicy red with dark-berry, chocolate and spice character. Just a hint of walnuts. Medium body, round yet firm tannins and a pretty finish. Second wine ... Learn More
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    The Wine Cellar Insider
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    James Suckling
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    Wine Spectator
  5. Chateau Branaire Ducru 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    A beautiful Saint-Julien, the 2018 Château Branaire-Ducru reveals a deep purple color as well as ample, earthy cassis and blackberry fruits intermixed with sous bois, earth, lead pencil, and cedar. With that classic Saint-Julien pure fruit, sumptuous aromas and flavors, ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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    Robert Parker
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    Jeb Dunnuck
  6. Chateau Petit Lion 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    Cassis, jammy blackberries, graphite, tobacco leaf, and earth characteristics all emerge from the 2018 Léoville Las Cases Le Petit Lion, and it has a terrific sense of elegance and purity, while still showing ample density and length. With building tannins, ... Learn More
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    Jeb Dunnuck
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    James Suckling
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    Robert Parker
  7. Chateau Clos du Marquis 2018(Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    A blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Clos Du Marquis offers a brilliant nose of ripe black cherries, smoked tobacco, cedar pencil, and violet-laced aromas. These carry to a full-bodied, rich, concentrated 2018 with plenty of ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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    Jeb Dunnuck
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    Robert Parker
  8. Chateau Saint-Pierre 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    Checking in as a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Merlot from very old vines and still aging in 50% new French oak, the 2018 Château Saint-Pierre reveals a saturated purple color to go with rich, full-bodied aromas and flavors of crè ... Learn More
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
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    Matthew Jukes
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    Jeb Dunnuck
  9. Chateau Talbot 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    A great St-Julien that reflects the estate more than the vintage - a definite compliment to the winemaking team as well as those 50-year-old (on average) vines that are less swayed by climatic changes. This is full of blackberry and ... Learn More
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    Decanter
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    Robert Parker
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    Neal Martin
  10. Chateau Beychevelle 2020 (En Primeur - Delivery 2023)
    Château Beychevelle is a large and striking property set in its own beautiful park that dominates the view as one drives north to Saint-Julien on the Route des Châteaux. A juicy red with dark-berry, chocolate and spice character. ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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    James Suckling
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  11. Chateau Gruaud Larose 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    Based on 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Château Gruaud Larose sports a dense purple hue as well as a stunning nose of pure crème de cassis, cedar pencil shavings, blackcurrants, smoked tobacco, and a ... Learn More
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    Jeb Dunnuck
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    James Suckling
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    Robert Parker
  12. Chateau Léoville Barton 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    Anthony Barton's second growth is always a top quality Bordeaux of classic proportions. Structured, Cabernet Sauvignon dominated wines are produced here that are serious, controlled and pure. I loved the 2018 Léoville-Barton. It’s a classic, structured. Incredibly age-worthy wine, ... Learn More
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    Jeb Dunnuck
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    James Suckling
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    Robert Parker
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    Stephen Tanzer
  13. Chateau Branaire Ducru 2018 (1.5L) (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    A beautiful Saint-Julien, the 2018 Château Branaire-Ducru reveals a deep purple color as well as ample, earthy cassis and blackberry fruits intermixed with sous bois, earth, lead pencil, and cedar. With that classic Saint-Julien pure fruit, sumptuous aromas and flavors, ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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    Robert Parker
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    Jeb Dunnuck
  14. Chateau Talbot 2018 (1.5L) (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    A great St-Julien that reflects the estate more than the vintage - a definite compliment to the winemaking team as well as those 50-year-old (on average) vines that are less swayed by climatic changes. This is full of blackberry and ... Learn More
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    Decanter
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    Robert Parker
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    Neal Martin
  15. Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    This wine is all of these things and more. It is nothing short of a masterpiece in my opinion. Of course Ducru is often a flamboyant wine and in this vintage, with its extraordinary growing season, those Châteaux that ... Learn More
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
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    James Suckling
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    Matthew Jukes
  16. Chateau Léoville Las Cases 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    Very deep purple-black in color, it is a little closed to begin, slowly emerging from the glass to reveal subtle woodsmoke, violets, tilled soil and underbrush scents over a core of warm cassis, wild blueberries and redcurrant jelly plus hints ... Learn More
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
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    James Suckling
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    Jeb Dunnuck
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