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BORDEAUX - Pauillac


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

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Tasting
Score/Notes
Best Drinking

           
31 75cl

BATAILLEY
Pauillac

RP - From the famous château estate of the Castéja family, the 2012 Batailley is a very strong effort. This is a big-time sleeper of the vintage. A dense purple wine with loads of crème de cassis, blueberry notes, background forest floor and cedar, this is a strong effort from Batailley and may well usher in a new era for this fifth-growth chateau that is capable of producing great wine. The tannins are sweet and the wine has an opulence and richness that is rare for a Médoc in 2012.

2012 £35.00 RP92
2015-40
23 75cl

DOMAINE de SAINT GUIRONS
Pauillac

RUDY -
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot. Dark, inky colour. A little muted on the nose, but blackberry fruit dominates the palate with cassis, cedar and fresh tobacco. The fruit is pure and focused with good depth and concentration. Lovely supple texture. This delicious wine bears all the hallmarks of both the Pauillac appellation and the brilliant 2015 vintage. Super value.

2015 £28.00
2018-28

Domaine de Saint-Guirons is owned and produced by Francois-Xavier Borie, the proprietor of Château Grand-Puy Lacoste in Pauillac. It is a limited bottling (just over 1,500 cases for the world), produced from a selection of grapes grown in the Grand Puy Lacoste vineyards and vinified by the same great winemaking team responsible for the estates Grand Vin. In essence this can be thought of as a Baby Grand Puy Lacoste!

 

3 75cl

CLERC MILON
Pauillac

RP - This is another strong effort from the Mouton Rothschild stable and its excellent administrator Philippe Dhalluin. The 2012 Clerc Milon has an almost blackish-blue opaque colour, soft tannins, ripe notes of blackcurrants, liquorice and subtle background oak. There is an attractive floral, liquorice quality to the fruit. The wine is medium to full-bodied and beautifully pure with ripe tannin.

2012 £65.00 RP92
2018-38

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8 75cl

DUHART-MILON-ROTHSCHILD
Pauillac

RP - Dense purple, with classic notes of cedar and lead pencil shavings as well as gobs of back currants and liquorice, the wine has a full-bodied mouthfeel with fabulous precision and density. It also possesses a long, silky finish with moderately high tannins, but they are ripe and well-integrated. The wood is clearly pushed to the background in this dense, full-bodied Pauillac, which should drink beautifully for 30+ years.

2010 £66.00 RP96
2015-43

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42 75cl

ECHO de LYNCH-BAGES
Pauillac

2nd  Wine of Lynch Bages
The estate's top wine from the excellent 2016 vintage currently sells for  £126 a bottle! - so this represents real value!


RP
- The 2016 Echo de Lynch Bages is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, representing about one-third of the total production. It has a clean and precise bouquet, very polished and developing crushed violet scents with time. The palate is medium-bodied with quite crunchy, firm tannin on the entry. Quite saline in the mouth, masculine and grippy.

2016 £34.00 RP/NM91
2019-30


 

30 75cl

ECHO de LYNCH-BAGES
Pauillac

2nd  Wine of Lynch Bages
The estate's top wine from the excellent 2016 vintage currently sells for  £115 a bottle! - so this represents real value!


RP
- The 2015 Echo de Lynch Bages is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Merlot, matured in one-year-old barrels. It has a fragrant, finely tuned bouquet of blackberry, pencil lead and a touch of citrus fruit - scents that gently unfold in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin, the acidity well judged, gentle in the mouth, but building in fruit intensity to a pleasurable graphite-tinged finish. One of those deuxième vins where more is less.

2015 £33.00 RP/NM91
2019-32


 

5 75cl

CHATEAU LATOUR
Pauillac

RP - Administrator Frederic Engerer says the 2003 is “the sexiest Latour ever made.
I loved this wine from the barrel and was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a small quantity, enjoying every bottle I have had. A profound example of Chateau Latour, the full-bodied, opulent 2003 is already performing well at age eleven, which is somewhat atypical. The pH is a relatively high 3.8, which also indicates low acidity. The wine is very ripe, but not over-ripe, offers great freshness, and lots of crème de cassis and camphor as well as hints of blackberries and chocolate. Dense, thick and unctuously textured, this staggering Latour is undeniably the most sumptuous, opulent wine made here since the 1982 or 1961.

2003 £705.00 RP100
2014-34

A really fantastic wine; for that special occasion!

 

38 75cl

LYNCH-MOUSSAS
Pauillac

RP/Neal Martin - The 2015 Lynch Moussas is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot cropped at 44 hl/ha between 17 September and 1 October. It has a very controlled bouquet at first with tightly wound raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, the oak nicely integrated and some lovely undergrowth aromas surfacing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, the acidity well judged, leading to a spice-tinged finish that lingers long in the mouth. It is a very fine follow-up to the 2014 last year, with a freshness and class that I did not find conveyed ten years ago.

2015 £35.00 RP/NM94
2020-40
5 75cl

PEDESCLAUX
Pauillac

 Wine Spectator - This has a brambly feel, with a cassis bush note running throughout. The core of succulent plum, blackberry and raspberry fruit is bright and defined. Shows lots of racy grip through the finish, complemented by buried minerality. An excellent effort and a real surprise; this has blossomed following the élevage.

2012 £24.00 WS90
2018-27

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54 75cl

RESERVE de la COMTESSE
COMTESSE de LALANDE
Pauillac

2nd  Wine of Pichon Comtesse
The estate's top wine from the excellent 2015 vintage currently sells for  £120 a bottle! - so this represents real value!


Antonio Galloni
 - The 2015 Reserve de la Comtesse is a superb second wine. Time in barrel and egg white fining have softened some of the tannins the 2015 showed as a barrel sample, but the fruit intensity, pedigree and class of the estate are all in the glass. Black cherry graphite, smoke and liquorice are some of the many notes that infuse this potent, almost shockingly virile Comtesse. Quite simply, in 2015 Comtesse is equal to, or greater than, many Grand Vins.
Don't miss it.

2015 £35.00  

AG92
2020-35


 

9 75cl

RESERVE de la COMTESSE
COMTESSE de LALANDE
Pauillac

2nd  Wine of Pichon Comtesse
The estate's top wine from the excellent 2014 vintage currently sells for  £92 a bottle! - so this represents real value!


RP
- The 2014 Reserve de Comtesse de Lalande has a very fresh and vibrant bouquet with lovely cedar-infused black fruit that sings of Pauillac-ness (apologies for the made-up word!). The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp and elegant with a keen line of acidity. This feels quite linear at the moment and perhaps the finish could have dealt more complexity commensurate with the aromatics. Yet there is bundles of freshness infused into this Deuxième Vin and there is a palpable salinity on the aftertaste.

2014 £25.00 RP/NM91
2017-30

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