James Suckling 92"A wine with lots of blueberries, vanilla, and cream character. Full body, with velvety tannins and a fruity finish. Needs time for the new wood to resolve with the ripe fruit. But very delicious. Drink or hold."
Wine Spectator 91-94" A blockbuster wine for this appellation, with masses of fruit and velvety tannins, toasty oak and chocolate. 75 percent Merlot, 25 percent Cabernet Franc and 5 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. "
Wine Spectator 91"Vibrant, with nicely packed raspberry, fig and blackberry fruit carried by mouthwatering acidity and well-embedded structure. Lots of anise, spice and tar frames the finish. Best from 2012 through 2019."
James Suckling 96 "Amazing complexity and beauty with plums, tangerines and walnuts. Full body and extremely silky textured tannins with gorgeous balanced and beauty. Goes on for minutes. Superb wine. Best Nenin since the 1950s." Wine Spectator 92 "This is deliciously plump, with blackberry and
"Chateau Simard is produced from a 40 hectare parcel and the wine does not see any new oak for the aging. Instead, the wine of Chateau Simard is aged in concrete vats. On average, Chateau Simard produces close to 12,000 cases per year."
Wine Enthusiast 91 "From a small estate, this big, ripe and fruity wine has swathes of black fruits to go with the dark, brooding tannins. Very broad and fruity, the wine is always likely to be structured. Drink from 2017."~RV Steven Spurrier 91 "Black-red, dense rim, fragrant black fruits
Wine Enthusiast 93 "This chateau is under the same ownership as Saint-Julien’s Château Talbot. The wine is firm, fruity, rich and concentrated, showing all the best qualities of 2010. There is a complex array of black fruits which are sustained by the firm, solid tannins. Age for at least 6–7
Wine Enthusiast 96 "The wine shows the power typical of a Lafite but within the context of the fruity 2011 vintage. The immensely dense tannic structure gives the wine a solid feel that is lifted by so much ripe black currant and berry fruits. At the back, the wine has a more brooding, dark
Neal Martin 90 "Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois tasting in London. The Greysac 2011 has a very pleasant bouquet with scents of boysenberry jam, raspberry, cedar and tobacco that is cohesive and more intense than its Medoc counterparts. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, well-integrated oak
James Suckling 90 "Blueberry and fresh mushrooms, with hints of earth. Medium-to-full body, with medium chewy tannins and a medium finish. A little austere. Second wine of Cantermerle, which made a super 2009. Best in 2015." ~J.S. "This second wine [of Chateau Cantemerle] comes mainly from the
Wine Enthusiast 100 WE TOP 100 2013 Cellar Selections Rank 85 "Almost black in color, this stunning wine is gorgeous, rich and dense. It's grand and powerful, with a strong sense of its own importance. The beautiful tannins and the fragrant black currant fruits are palpable. It's a great wine,
Neal Martin 91 "Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois 2009 tasting in London. The Larose-Trintaudon 2009 has a very refined, « classic » bouquet with sous-bois, tobacco and broody dark fruits. The delineation is terrific. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, great tension with crisp black,
"Pauillac de Lynch-Bages. Produced from the Chateau’s younger vines and treated with the same care as the estate’s first and second wines. A fresh and elegant wine with notes of red fruit, spice, wood and a silky well-rounded mouthfeel to finish it off." ~ Winery Notes "Pauillac will be
James Suckling 93 " Ripe nose with blueberries and wild strawberry. Sweet spice and some licorice. Wonderful sweet fruit on the palate with a smooth texture and soft fine tannins. Full-bodied and super round with great pure fruit and depth. " Wine Spectator 90 " Nicely taut, with a mix of
" 75% Merlot & 25% Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Franc are original Bordeaux clones that have an average age of 70 years. A deep ruby color is followed by striking aromas of dark berry fruits, coffee and mocha notes, spices and toasted oak. Rich and fat in the mouth, with powerful tannins and
James Suckling 90"Mineral steely nose with some cranberry and red cherries. Opens up with a fresh delicate floral note. Sweet on the palate with a nice purity and focus. Delicate and quite light, but pretty. Tannins need time to soften. Try again in 2015."
"This delicious dry white Bordeaux, made mostly of Sauvignon Blanc with some Semillon, comes from a small property in the Entre Deux Mers, very close to St Emilion. It is comparable to White Bordeaux at two or even three times the cost. A good example of what lower-end white Bordeaux can be: earthy
Robert Parker 97 "A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, it displays an inky/blue/purple color as well as a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice, lead pencil, cedar and subtle barrique smells. Viscous and full-bodied, it is the most concentrated and broadest example
Wine Advocate 94 "The brilliant 2006 Le Dome offers plenty of cassis and camphor as well as a terrific texture and that almost surreal lightness that comes from the high percentage of Cabernet Franc and what is obviously a top-flight vineyard. This elegant offering is not as dense as the 2008, but
" The Graves is distinguished by its high percentage of Semillon, sourced from vineyards in the greatest white wine terroir in Bordeaux. Try this crisp, invigorating blanc with a platter of fresh seafood. " ~ Winery notes
Wine Enthusiast 92 "With a blend that is half Cabernet Sauvignon, half Merlot, this is as rich as the year. The weight of fruit is borne by sweet tannins and layers of wood toast. There is a very dense dusty texture along with fine acidity and final blackberry fruit. It is for aging over the next
" With holdings of 30ha in the Entre-deux-Mers region, Ch. St. Julian's vines are grown on clay-limestone with an average age of 30 years. The wine is a blend of 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 12 months in oak, 30% new. About: The story behind the estate is