Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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Affordable Bordeaux pre arrival

Two wines were clearly the favorites, if we are going by orders.
February 21, 2024


Two wines were clearly the favorites, if we are going by orders. 2022 Ch Thieuley Blanc and the 2019 Prieure de Beyza were the two most ordered wines of the tasting by far. The wines will arrive in two to three weeks. 


2022 Ch Thieuley Blanc Bordeaux

The 2021 was a growing favorite for value among our southern young blonde base ones, and the 2022 is an even riper vintage. This will be great value again. $17.99, Special Prearrival $14.99


Red Bordeaux


2019 Chateau Puyanche Francs Cote de Bordeaux

 Made by our friend Margaux Arbo, this succeeds the warm and spicy 2016,$17.99, Special Prearrival, $14.99


2019 Ch Vaisinerie Puisseguin St. Emilion

This would be much more expensive if it were just over the border in Sant Emilion proper. The previous vintage was clean and higher-toned with mouthwatering acidity. 2019 is an even richer vintage. Great value at the price. $19.99, Special Prearrival $15.99


2019 Prieure de Beyzac Haut Medoc

"a really lovely bouquet of perfumed red cherries and wild strawberry and well-integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, pinpoint acidity, and great precision toward the finish. This is one of the outstanding Cru Bourgeois of the vintage. Absolutely superb." Neal Martin, Vinous

 $19.99, Special Prearrival $15.99


2015 Chateau Cap de Faugeres Castillon

 a gorgeous entry-level wine from [the proprietor of Peby Faugeres and Lafaurie-Peyraguey]. Pliant, succulent and inviting, it possesses striking fruit density and balance, especially at this level. Iron, smoke, leather, licorice and herbs given this Merlot-based red added shades of nuance. The 2015 has turned out beautifully.– Neal Martin, Vinous $27.99, Special Prearrival $22.99


2016 Ch. Peyrabon Haut Medoc

"tightly wound and quite floral on the nose of wilted rose petals, red berry fruit and unfurling light woodland scents. The palate is medium-bodied with light but quite pliant tannins that frame the soy-tinged red fruit, leading to a peppery finish. Thoroughly enjoyable." Neal Martin, Vinous $27.99, Special Prearrival $22.99


2016 Moulin de la Lagune Haut Medoc

The 2015 was a go-to wine at its price. The second wine of Grand Cru Chateau la Lagune is one with class and depth. The 2016 is even more vibrant than the softer 2015. $40, Special Prearrival $31.99


A Classé Southern Red 

2016 Domaine de BaronArques Limoux

Chateau Mouton Rothschild is one of the top chateaus in Bordeaux. They make this wine in Limoux in Languedoc has the class of Mouton winemaking with the warmth of the southern red wine.

 Color: very dark; Aroma: heady and sweet, very rich, very dense  bright acid firm, opens  fresh, light oak, ; Very Good - Excellent $45, Special Prearrival $35.99


·       Prearrival prices are for six or more bottles per wine..

·      Arrival to us in two to three weeks.


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           - Len Rothenberg



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