They now have some 1/2 bottles on their web site, so I can order them by the bottle. For example, they have Domaine de Chevalier for $32, Giscours for $26, Haut Batailley for $21 (this seems to be the type of wine I would like in half bottle - serious wine, but not real expensive and one that likely can be drunk without waiting 20 years), and Lafon Rochet at $22.Jeff Leve wrote:Howard... You can order any 2015 red Bordeaux from Macarthurs in half bottles if you purchase a full case. If that's too much, get some of your friends in DC to split a few cases with you.
Jeff, thanks so much for the recommendations! Reporting back now: I went with cases of the Haut Bailly and SHL. I also decided to be brave and pick up some Right Bank wines: I got a few bottles of the Clinet and snagged a 6-pack of the Canon. Appreciate the advice and reviews!Jeff Leve wrote:Justin... For St. Estephe and Pauillac, look for 2014, except for Grand Puy Lacoste which is a really fine wine for a fair price. Batailley is also strong in 2015. Pessac Leognan is just great in 2015 as I mentioned. If you like Haut Bailly, it's just super in 2015 and well worth buying. Malatric Lagraviere, Domaine de Chevalier, Pape Clement and Smith Haut Lafitte are great in 2015 as well.