Delmonico, The Venetian
Delmonico, a recipient of Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, offers selections from 14 countries and five continents, touching on classic and up-and-coming regions with bottlings dating back to 1900. For novice wine drinkers, the Coravin program features exciting selections, such as the 2004 Araujo Cabernet Sauvignon “Eisele Vineyard” Napa Valley, the 2015 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley and the 2014 Kistler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast. The restaurant regularly offers eight selections for guests to try one of these sought-after wines without purchasing the entire bottle.
Joël Robuchon Restaurant, MGM Grand
The late Joël Robuchon’s Las Vegas outpost has been recognized for its impeccable cuisine and wine, including this year’s Wine Spectator Grand Award. A sampling from the 18-course degustation menu features Le Caviar Imperial with P2, the Second Plentitude of Dom Pérignon, a wine so rarified it is necessary to understand how Champagne is made and aged. The evening finishes with Château d’Yquem — the 1995 vintage shows a deep golden color with hints of honeyed fruit, apricot and spices, accentuating myriad flavors found in Le Papillon Chocolat Azélia.
Aureole, Mandalay Bay
Aureole offers an experience like no other with its spectacular four-story wine tower comprising 10,000 bottles. Guests can choose from 2,700 selections and a rotating selection of 50 wines by the glass including Aureole Cuvée, a sparkling wine made exclusively for the restaurant by California’s Iron Horse Vineyards. Pairing is effortless with two suggested recommendations indicated alongside each dish on the main menu. A wine table located at the entrance to the dining room displays the full inventory of the evening’s by-the-glass offerings.
Guy Savoy, Caesars Palace
Guy Savoy’s wine list is one of the largest in Las Vegas and has received Wine Spectator’s Grand Award since 2008. The list has a large selection from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and the Rhône Valley, as well as old vintages including a 1947 Château Petrus, 1959 Château Cheval Blanc, 1945 Château Palmer, 1961 Château Mouton-Rothschild and 1934 Château d’Yquem. While the strength in this list is French wines, it also offers a comprehensive selection of U.S, Italian and Spanish varietals.
The wine shop at Marché Bacchus acts as a wine list with 950 different labels from the most sought-after collectible wines in the world. Included in the offerings are more than 100 different labels of cabernet sauvignon and more than 50 labels of domestic pinot noir, as well as an extensive offering of red Burgundy from every major appellation and a significant number of well-aged red Bordeaux. The restaurant offers 55 different wines by the glass, including 23 selections of finer wines poured using the Coravin preservation system.