D’ARMAILHAC 2012

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855 (previously Mouton-Baron-Philippe)

An attractively intense, deep and dark red. The intense nose offers a subtle combination of red fruit and attractive oak, giving way to denser aromas of roast coffee and some slightly spicy notes. The palate is well-structured, on expressive, velvety tannins mingled with a host of ripe fruit and toasted flavors. A long and silky finish reveals excellent balance and fine expression of the terroir.

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D’ARMAILHAC 2009

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855 (previously Mouton-Baron-Philippe)

A dark and intense red, Château d’Armailhac 2009 reveals a rich, beautifully fresh nose that combines ripe red fruit aromas with delicate roasted and vanilla notes. On the palate, the attack is powerful and clean, bringing mature, well-rounded tannins that allow the body to develop with great finesse. Full-bodied, the wine is distinguished by touches of slightly toasted oak and reveals an elegant, lingering finish.

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ECHO DE LYNCH BAGES – 2010

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Second label from Ch. Lynch Bages

WS 91. A juicy wine with strawberry and blueberry character. It’s full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a fresh finish. Lots of ripe fruit and solid core of cassis, raspberry and blackberry coulis notes, with a violet note chiming in on the finish.

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GRAND PUY DUCASSE – 2009

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

5th Growth in 1855

RP 92. Aromas of blackberries, unsmoked cigar tobacco and cedar/sagebrush jump from the glass of this dense purple-hued Pauillac. Full-bodied with more depth and richness than usual as well as moderate tannins, this potential sleeper of the vintage offers 15-20 years of aging potential.

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GRAND PUY LACOSTE 2006

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855.

This Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2006, with a deep, dark red color, reveals some flavors of blackcurrant liqueur, and in mouth expresses an elegant and beautiful concentration. The unit, with a velvet and long finale, conceals very round tannins. This wine could be already enjoy, but it preserves a beautiful ageing potential.

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MOUTON ROTHSCHILD – 2005

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

1st Growth in 1855.

RP 96. Dark purple black in color. Complex aromas of mineral, licorice, lead pencil and blackberry follow through to a full body, with ultrafine tannins and a caressing, pretty finish. Has a lovely texture. Shows elegance and refinement.

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RESERVE DE LA COMTESSE – 2005

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Second wine of Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (2nd Growth 1855)

WS 89. Floral, blackberry and mineral on the nose. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a pretty finish of mineral and fruit. Very reserved and refined for a second wine.

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CHATEAU PONTET CANET – 2010

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 100.  This is big, broad and powerfully rendered, but remarkably polished and refined at the same time. An enormous core of roasted fig, blackberry and black currant fruit is suavely wrapped with roasted apple wood and sandalwood, while dark espresso, loam and warm paving stone notes drive the finish. Very long, with a great tug of scorched earth at the end. A terrific combination of power and precision. ”WS”

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PICHON LALANDE 2010

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

 2nd Growth Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 95. Initial impression is sweet oaky spice and chocolate. Same chocolate effect on the palate but has the fruit and freshness to come through beyond the oak. Pure fresh fruit emerges on the fresh aftertaste. ”JR”

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MOUTON ROTHSCHILD – 2010

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

1st Growth in 1855.

RP 98.  This is pure Cabernet Sauvignon magic with incredible aromas of currants, blackberries and light spices. Tiny hints of hazelnut. Wet earth. Full body, with super velvety tannins. The purity of fruit is breathtaking. It goes on for minutes. This is 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot.

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LYNCH BAGES – 2010

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 96. Roasted cedar, tobacco and bay leaf notes start off this structured but lively bottling, with intense currant, blackberry and black cherry flavors at the core. The iron-laced grip and pleasantly austere plum pit and licorice snap accents fill in on the tar-tinged finish.

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LYNCH BAGES – 2011

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 93. Excellent weight and intensity, brimming with plum, blackberry and cassis that’s offset by loads of spice. Very smooth through the long finish.

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LYNCH BAGES – 2009

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 98. Intense aromas of blackberries, currants and blueberries, follow through to a full body, with wonderful fruit and ultra-fine tannins. Fabulous Lynch. One of the top buys of the vintage.

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LYNCH BAGES – 2006

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 94. Blackberry, licorice and mint aromas lead to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and lots of blackberry and mineral fruit character. Shows outstanding concentration and balance.

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LYNCH BAGES – 2008

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 93. A sensational effort for the vintage, this textured, opulent, superb Lynch Bages is already strutting its stuff and should easily last for 20 years. Medium to full-bodied with an opaque dense purple color, notes of flowers and cassis, a layered texture that builds incrementally in the mouth and tremendous purity and depth, it can be drunk now or cellared for two decades or more. Bravo! ”RP”

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LYNCH BAGES – 2005

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

 Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 95. Bright ruby-red. Expressive, classic aromas of currant, mocha, smoke and camphor. Rich, broad and ripe but impressively young, offering flavors of dark berries, chocolate, spices and smoke enlivened by firm acidity.

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LAFITA ROTHSCHILD – 2008

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

1st Growth in 1855.

RP 98. WE 100. 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, with huge potential. ”WE”

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LAFITE ROTHSCHILD – 2010

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

1st Growth in 1855.

RP 98. WE 100. 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, with huge potential

 

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CARRUADES DE LAFITE – 2006

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

 2nd label from Chateau Lafite Rothschild.

RP 90. Raspberry and black licorice on the nose, with a hint of tar. Full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a medium finish.

 

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LYNCH BAGES, DE BLANC – 2013

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

 Grand Cru in 1855.

JS 93.  This is super-fresh and mineral with oyster shell and salt. Full body with dried lemons and hints of mango. Long and fresh. Crazy grapefruit. Tangy and energetic.

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GRAND PUY LACOSTE 2010

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 95. Intense hazelnuts and blackberries on the nose follow through to a full to medium body, with chocolate and berry flavors and firm tannins. Reserved and sophisticated.

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CLERC MILON – 2009

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855. (Clerc-Milon-Rothschild).

RP 92. Fabulous aromas of currant, tar, lead pencil and mineral. Full-bodied, with supersoft tannins that caress the palate. Beautiful and impressive. A fabulous wine.

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CLERC MILON – 2010

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855. (Clerc-Milon-Rothschild).

RP 94. One the finest Clerc Milons I have ever tasted, and showing better from bottle than from barrel, this blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and the rest a tiny bit of Carmenere and Petit Verdot has a complex nose of cedar wood, red and black fruits, white chocolate and creme de cassis. ”RP-WA”

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D’ARMAILHAC – 2011

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

 Grand Cru in 1855. (previously Mouton-Baron-Philippe)

RP 92. Textbook Pauillac, filled with ripe cassis, cherry compote and blackberry fruit, steely with singed cedar and tobacco elements that emerge as this melds and softens.

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D’ARMAILHAC- 2010

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

 Grand Cru in 1855. (previously Mouton-Baron-Philippe)

RP 93. Dense, juicy and inviting, with bouncy briar, blackberry, steeped black currant and melted black licorice notes framed by roasted apple wood and graphite notes.

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CHATEAU PONTET CANET – 2005

Pauillac, Bordeaux,France
Grand Cru in 1855
RP 96. Black in color, with aromas of blackberry, black licorice, tar, mineral and fresh flowers. Full-bodied and powerful, with ultrafine tannins that last for minutes on the palate. A polished, thought-provoking wine. Shows wonderful purity of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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CLERC MILON – 2005

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Grand Cru in 1855 (Clerc-Milon-Rothschild).

RP 92. Stunning. Full bodied, with super silky tannins and an amazing depth of fruit. Polished and refined. Gorgeous. 50% Cabernet Sauivgnon, 44% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot, and 1% Carmaere.
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