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Bordeaux Extraordinaire

It’s Veterans Day and the staff at West Palm Wines wants
to thanks all of our veterans for their service.

In early September I first offered this wine and it sold out in just a few hours. Well I managed to secure 8 more cases. They are In Stock now. If you love Bordeaux, this wine is for you.

Chateau La Prade is the classic over achiever and SLEEPER wine from Bordeaux. Made by wine maker extraordinaire, Nicolas Thienpont (see below) this wine way over delivers. When I sampled this wine I was amazed at the price. This is a $50.00 dollar wine that sells for $20.00! So now you can drink like a millionaire everyday.

Reserve your case today!
 
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The Cotes de Francs is the smallest of the Bordeaux appellations at 450 hectares – resembles a small independent state and occupies the highest slopes of the Gironde, halfway between the valleys of the Isle and the Dordogne, to the east of Saint Emilion. Created in 1967, the appellation is very much part of the Bordelais family, its wines having the precision of the best Bordeaux. Humble pearl of the Bordelais vineyards, the Côtes de Francs is nevertheless one of its most precious stones.” One name and one family have contributed to the breakthrough of the appellation: the “Thienpont tribe”. This family of negociants, originating in Oudenaarde also own Vieux Château Certan, one of the best known châteaux in Pomerol and current Patriarch, Nicolas also is managing winemaker at Pavie Macquin and Larcis Ducasse
 

*2012 Chateau La Prade Cotes de Francs
$22.50btl/$243.00 per case
(Jim Sirna 94)

A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this is a text book Bordeaux. Beautiful, deep color. Aromas of cassis, black cherries, truffles and a hint of anise rise from the glass. The palate is plush and full of juicy plums with just a touch of vanilla. The texture and tannins are soft, but there is still power in this perfectly balanced wine. And the finish lingers quite long and shows a complexity that should just not be there in a wine of this price point. Satisfying and savory. Grand Vin!