"The 2017 vintage is a wise shopper's harvest."

So said the Wine Review Online, and we couldn't agree more.

While many collectors are focused on the epic 2016 vintage and the historic three-year span of 2018, 2019, and 2020, the 2017 vintage is sometimes referred to as "the forgotten vintage.”

That’s a misnomer in our book. This is a sneakily great vintage, with great wines to be had up and down the line.

In spite of growing conditions that proved challenging and yields that were lower than hoped-for, "many winemakers," as James Suckling has observed, "managed to produce outstanding wines from their vineyards, showcasing great technique and precision in their viticulture and enology." 

The Wine Independent seconded this sentiment, noting that 2017 was a year of "extraordinary wines possessing great depth and super ripe, super-fine tannins" and – a bonus, for most collectors – at "modest alcohol levels."

Today, we're proud to bring you 4 of our favorites from the vintage — all of them, we can report, drinking even more beautifully and expressively today than they did when they were first reviewed:

* the potential 99-point Château Mouton Rothschild, which The Wine Advocate hailed as "wonderfully delicate yet intense," with "super fine-grained, smooth tannins and incredible freshness, finishing very long with tons of tightly wound layers. Wow"

* the 98-point Château Haut-Brion, which The Wine Enthusiast, on review, projected to be a "magnificent" Bordeaux, with all the "structure, acidity, and richness" that makes for a classic of the vintage

* the 98-point Château Palmer, which James Suckling singled out for its "wonderfully diffused, integrated tannins that just run over the edges of the wine. ... Extremely polished and very, very long"

* the potential 98-point Château La Mission Haut-Brion; The Wine Enthusiast called it a "generous, opulent wine with ripe blackberry and hints of spice notes sustained by rich tannins"

There you have it, folks: four unforgettable wines from a so-called "forgotten vintage."

We hope you'll take full advantage of this tremendous opportunity to stock your cellars with these absolute gems. Act now to lock in special Concierge Family pricing!

Our Guarantee: We always buy and source direct, so rest assured: your wines will arrive in your hands with pristine provenance. Secure your order today!


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