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BORDEAUX - Graves


Graves - Listed by CHATEAU/Vintage

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Wine
Where available, tasting scores and notes are by Robert Parker (RP) and taken from his website www.erobertparker.com  or Stephen Tanzer (ST) from www.wineaccess.com

Year

Price per
Bottle
including
VAT

Tasting
Score/Notes
Best Drinking

           

29

75cl

LES CARMES HAUT BRION
Pessac-Leognan

RP -
An inky, bluish-black colour, this wine has deep black raspberry and blueberry notes mixed with charcoal, graphite and subtle smoke. Rich, full-bodied and silky textured, this complex, stunning Pessac-Léognan from this tiny jewel of a vineyard near Haut Brion is hitting all the high notes in 2012. It should drink well for 15-20. This is another bottled wine that dramatically out-performed its barrel sample.

2012

£52.00

RP94
2015-35

11

75cl

LA CHAPELLE de la MISSION HAUT BRION
Pessac-Leognan

2nd Wine of Chateau
La Mission Haut Brion

The top wine currently sells for £157 a bottle! So this is real value.


RP -
The beautiful second wine, the 2012 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion, has a dense ruby/purple colour, sweet raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, subtle earth and spice, supple tannins and an opulent fleshy mouthfeel. It is a terrific second wine and outstanding in its own right.

2012

£49.00

RP90
2015-35

10

75cl

LA CHAPELLE de la MISSION HAUT BRION
Pessac-Leognan

2nd Wine of Chateau
La Mission Haut Brion

The top wine currently sells for £440 a bottle! So this is real value.


RP -
The 2010 La Chapelle de la Mission, which includes the production from the now-extinct La Tour Haut-Brion vineyard, is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, which is a high percentage for the latter grape. Fleshy, succulent and opulent along the lines of the 2009 (which did surprise me ), it is a big wine, with boatloads of glycerine and a classic Graves character of scorched earth, burning embers, charcoal, and plenty of black cherry and black currant fruit.
The glycerine level is high, the fruit level impressive, and the purity and texture endearing.

2010

£87.00

RP93
2013-28

56

75cl

CLOS MARSALETTE
Pessac-Leognan


RP -
From the empire of the Neippergs, this brilliant 2012 Clos Marsalette has a gorgeous nose of Christmas fruitcake, cedar wood, smoked herbs, blackcurrants and jammy cherries. It is medium to full-bodied, silky smooth, very sexy, complex and a total hedonistic, intellectual turn-on. The complexity and nuances that the Neipperg winemaking team is able to get in all of its wines is amazing. This is a beauty and a major sleeper of the vintage.

2012

£25.00

RP92
2015-35

47

75cl

DOMAINE de CHEVALIER
Pessac-Leognan

RP -
Very floral and elegant with raspberry and blackcurrant fruit mixed with toasty oak/vanillin, followed by a medium to full-bodied, stylish, polished wine that is the quintessentially refined style of Pessac-Léognan. Nevertheless, the complexity and nuance has yet to fully emerge. This medium to full-bodied Domaine de Chevalier is poised for a bright future. It is tight and backward now, as well as restrained aromatically, but everything is there for the future.

2012

£42.00

RP92+
2020-50

27

75cl

DOMAINE de CHEVALIER
Pessac-Leognan

RP -
A spectacular effort, especially for this challenging vintage, Olivier Bernard’s 2011 Domaine de Chevalier boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as a big, sweet bouquet of subtle charcoal, graphite, black currants and black cherries. Rich and full-bodied with a multilayered mouthfeel and a long, complex, stunning finish, this is a profound example of a 2011 from a great terroir. Consume it over the next 20 years.

2011

£44.00

RP94
2014-34

42

75cl

CLEMENTIN de
PAPE CLEMENT

Pessac-Leognan

2nd Wine of Chateau
Pape Clement

The top wine currently sells for £188 a bottle! So this is real value.

RP -
As for the second wine, which was harvested between September 29 and October 20 (much like the grand vin), the 2010 Le Clementin du Pape Clement is probably the best second wine I have ever tasted from Pape Clement. It certainly shouldn’t be thought of as a lesser selection, considering its high quality. Dense ruby/purple, with notes of smoked herbs, blue and black fruits, creosote and camphor, the wine is better than most Pape Clements in the 1970s and 1980s.
 

2010

£34.00

RP92
2013-28

24

75cl

CLEMENTIN de
PAPE CLEMENT

Pessac-Leognan

2nd Wine of Chateau
Pape Clement

The top wine currently sells for £152 a bottle! So this is real value.

RP -
The second wine, the 2009 Le Clementin du Pape Clement, is made from a similar blend. It is more loosely put together with sweet tannin and lots of red and black fruits intermixed with smoked herbs, charcoal and hints of lead pencil shavings and herbs. Lush, round and medium-bodied, it is ideal for drinking over the next decade.
 

2009

£31.00

RP88
2012-22

12

75cl

CLEMENTIN de
PAPE CLEMENT

Pessac-Leognan

2nd Wine of Chateau
Pape Clement

The top wine currently sells for £100 a bottle! So this is real value.

RP -
The second wine, the 2008 Clementine de Pape Clement, is one of the finest examples of this cuvee yet produced. A blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with just a touch of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it is a soft, delicious effort offering subtle notes of smoke and barbecue spices intermixed with black currants, plums, and cherries. The tannins are almost non-existent in this plush wine that is meant to be drunk during its first decade of life.

2008

£27.00

RP89
2011-22

22

75cl

HAUT BERGEY
Pessac-Leognan

RP -
From Helene Garcin, this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot displays classic tobacco leaf and smoky barbecue notes along with rich black currants and crushed rocks in a medium to full-bodied, seductive, attractively up-front style. Some Asian plum sauce is also noticeable in this complex, evolved and delicious wine, which can be drunk over the next 10-15 years. It is a sleeper of the vintage.

2012

£25.00

RP92
2013-28

9

75cl

MALARTIC-LAGRAVIERE
Pessac-Leognan

RP -
This large estate of 131 acres has been run brilliantly by a Belgian family, the Bonnies since their acquisition a number of years ago. The quality of the white and red have soared to exceptional heights, and this is certainly still one of the more realistically priced wines of Pessac-Leognan and classified crus. The 2012 is a beauty, with a dense ruby/purple colour, a fabulously plush, opulent texture and medium to full-bodied flavours of cassis, spicy earth and blueberry. Quite rich, yet light on its feet, this is an absolutely textbook Pessac-Leognan, with wonderfully velvety tannins. Drink it now, or drink it in 25 years. This is a brilliant wine.

2012

£29.00

RP94
2015-40

           


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