Time to Stock Up!!!

January is traditionally a time to take advantage of after-holiday sales and to pick up a few bargains. This year, the scenario has changed dramatically.

Tariffs — a practice we admittedly never gave much thought too — have taken over our lives. Since mid-October, when the USTR (United States Trade Representative) first levied a 25% tariff on French wines with 14% or less alcohol, we’ve been scrambling.

Now, the USTR is considering another 25-100% tariff on wine — yet again — along with other EU products. We’re waiting to see how those negotiations progress. But clearly, 2020 is off to an extraordinarily rough start for wine importers. (On the odd chance that you’re not familiar with the Airbus/Boeing and DST tariffs, see a quick summary here from The Wall Street Journal.)

With all this in mind, we particularly want to reassure customers who purchased Bordeaux Futures for 2017 and 2018 — you will not be charged more than the pre-purchase price for which you agreed. This same assurance also applies to the Henri Boillot 2018 pre-sale. Our relationship with you — our valued customer — is of primary importance… although the additional costs to us will most definitely hurt.

Now for the good news: Prior to the imposition of tariffs, we were able to assemble a prime collection of American Classics, 100-point rated wines, mature Bordeaux and selections from splendid vintages such as 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2016. We’re also offering a number of outstanding daily drinkers.

Take a look and stock up now! You might not see prices like this for quite some time and quantities are limited on many of these wines. To order, please write mthibaultwine@gmail.com or call 850-687-1370.

CALIFORNIA
2010 Heitz Martha’s Vineyard. $149.99
2013 Bond Melbury. $434.99
2014 Opus One in magnum. $699.99
2014 Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow. $199.99.
2016 Opus One. $279.99
2014 Bryant Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. $349.99. 100 pts
2015 Bryant Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. $399.99
2015 Continuum Oakville Bordeaux Blend. $179.99. 100 pts
2015 Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon. $129.99
2016 Paul Hobbs Tokalon Beckstoffer. $478.99. 100 pts
2016 Colgin “IX Estate” Syrah. $299.99. 100 pts
2016 Colgin “IX Estate” Bordeaux Blend . $499.99. 100 pts
2016 Vine Hill Ranch VHR Cabernet Sauvignon. $199.99. 100 pts

ITALY
2008 Dal Forno Romano Amarone della Valpolicella. $298.99
2016 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia “Masseto” Toscana. $679.99. 100 pts

CHILE
2017 Concha y Toro Viña Almaviva. $119.99. 100 pts.

CÔTES-DU-RHÔNE
2007 Chêne Bleu Héloïse Vaucluse. $79.99
2015 Château Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge in magnum. $139.99
2017 Château Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc. $71.99
2017 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle. $159.99
2017 Mas Teranga Côtes-du-Rhône $11.99 – An exclusive Michel Thibault Wine selection

BURGUNDY
2016 Bouchard Gevrey-Chambertin Cazetiers. $142.99
2016 Bouchard Chambertin Clos de Beze. $284.99
2016 Olivier Bernstein Clos Vougeot. $449.99
2016 Niellon Chassagne Montrachet. $68.99
2017 Henri Boillot Latricieres-Chambertin. $174.99
2017 Henri Boillot Volnay-Caillerets. $89.99
2017 Dominique Lafon Puligny Montrachet Champgain. $152.99
2017 Jadot Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos. $93.99

BORDEAUX – LEFT BANK
2009 Château Langoa Barton. $73.99
2009 Domaine de Chevalier. $89.99
2010 Domaine de Chevalier. $89.99
2013 Château Smith Haut Lafitte. $64.99
2015 Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry. $69.99
2015 Château Leoville Barton. $94.99
2015 Dame de Montrose. $45.99
2016 Château Carmes Haut-Brion. $116.99
2016 Château Haut-Brion. $579.99. 100 pts
2017 Hauts de Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc. $31.99

BORDEAUX – RIGHT BANK
2010 Clos l’Eglise. $148.99
2012 Château Clinet. $86.99
2015 Château Barde-Haut. $38.99
2015 Ronan Rouge by Clinet Rouge. $11.99
2015 Château Tour Saint-Christophe. $34.99
2015 Château Le Bon Pasteur. $78.99
2015 Château Haut-Brisson. $27.99
2016 Château Larcis Ducasse. $76.99
2016 Clos de l’Oratoire. $43.99
2016 Château d’Arce. $16.99

Best of all — Château d’Yquem in half-bottles!
2007 $174.99 – 98+ pts
2009 $229.99 – 100 pts
2015 $184.99 – 100 pts
2016 $179.99 – 99 pts

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