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If you're a fan of Bordeaux, numerous vintage reports have ranked the 2009 vintage as being superb – one commentator went so far as to ask if it weren't the best vintage in 60 years. Your job now is to make sure you can actually get one of the finer bottles, and help has arrived in the form of Wine.com's 2009 Bordeaux Futures Program.
The site worked with Negociant Patrick Baugier of Capital Millesime and visited 400 chateaux, finally settling on a range of 2009 Bordeaux from 50 chateaux both big and small, including Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Pavie, Chateau Leoville Las Cases, Chateau Cheval Blanc, Chateau Olivier and Chateau La Couspaude. The list itself was curated by Anthony Foster, who has 40 years of experience in the region and is Master of Wines for Wine.com.
The initial list of futures will be released shortly, with more becoming available on a rolling basis. You'll be able to buy futures by the bottle or the case, bottles are sold on a first come, first serve basis. You allotment will be delivered as they are shipped from each chateau, projected to be Fall 2011, and you can keep up with your Bordeaux on the Wine.com site.