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FALL 2018

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44 | MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) B o RD e A ux Ma K i NGS OF a Ma ST e RP ie C e C os d' e stournel has gone through many changes throughout its storied history, yet the change that has established its modern-day success took place under the guidance of Jean-Guillaume Prats, who completely reimagined and redesigned the cellar and winemaking practices. Now, over sixteen years later, the winemaking facility of Cos d' e stournel remains a modern marvel, using a 100% gravity fed system from start to finish, as well as 72 isothermal, cone shaped, stainless steel vats of multiple sizes, allowing the estate to vinify each of their parcels separately. Today, other Chateaux are just catching up to what Cos d' e stournel achieved over a decade ago. u nfortunately, Jean-Guillaume Prats is no longer with Cos d' e stournel, yet the masterpieces that he created during his time there live on. o ne such masterpiece is the 2009 Cos d' e stournel, which stands out for being a wine that many believe has achieved perfection. The 2009 was the result of one of the greatest vintages that Bordeaux has seen in decades, mixed with the prestigious terroir of Cos d' e stournel and of Jean-Guillaume Prats' wine-making brilliance. ✦ Cos d' e stournel Saint e stephe 2009 W a 100 » $385 "One of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted...has lived up to its pre-bottling potential." Robert Parker (119101) See K i NG Pe RF e CT i ON i N P OM e ROL V ieux Château Certan is one of the oldest estates in Pomerol, and, to this day, it's also one of the best. For a time, the names of Petrus and l afleur, both neighbors of v ieux Château Certan, took the spotlight. Yet today, that spotlight is now firmly fix back to where it belongs. v ieux Château Certan stands out among its peers for its varying levels of Cabernet Franc and m erlot, which depends entirely on the vintage and allows them to make the best wine possible year after year. The m erlot-dominated 2009 vintage of v ieux Château Certan is a wine that has outpaced all of its competition, earning a perfect 100-point score from James Suckling and a near perfect 99-points from Robert Parker. This truly epic rendition of v ieux Chateau Certan will thrill us for many decades to come. ✦ Vieux Chateau Certan Pomerol 2009 W a 99 » $385 "...One of the finest Vieux Chateau Certans made over the last sixty years..." Robert Parker (119080)

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