BELLEVUE MONDOTTE – 2004

St.Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Boutique Grand Cru. 

RP 95.  A spectacular garagiste effort from a five-acre, 45-year-old vineyard (90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon). The result is an opaque purple-colored wine of provocative richness and intensity with an extraordinarily thick, juicy style, and unbridled amounts of creme de cassis, black cherry liqueur, a structured minerality, and sexy, toasty new oak. This full-bodied, powerful, extravagant, fascinating St.-Emilion is nearly over the top. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Brand website

 

Price: $0.00

VIEUX CHATEAU CERTAN – 2004

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Grand vin.

RP 93. This plum, chocoalte, truffle, black raspberry, herb and flowery wine is round, soft and refined, with a lush, sweet, cocoa and black cherry filled finish.

Brand website 

Price: $0.00

L’EVANGILE – 2006

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Right Bank excellence from Lafite-Rothschild stable.

RP 94. Sexy, dark ruby/purple-tinged as high as any of the great vintages at this estate. Abundant amounts of dark raspberry and black cherry fruit intertwined with sweet plums and hints of figs as well as spring flowers jump from the glass of this medium to full-bodied, fleshy, supple-textured, silky wine.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

L’EGLISE CLINET – 2007

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Denis Durantou

RP 94. An astonishing display of rich, licorice and caramel-infused kirsch, black raspberry, and cassis fruit. Rich, full-bodied, and pure, with low acidity and ripe tannin, it is already offering delicious drinking, and should continue to do so for 15-20 years.

Brand website 

Price: $0.00

L’EGLISE CLINET – 2008

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Denis Durantou

RP 95. Inky/ruby/purple color as well as an exceptionally pure bouquet of creme de cassis, black raspberry liqueur, charcoal, and a hint of black truffles. Dense and pure with massive concentration yet undeniable elegance and precision. “”RP”

Brand website 

Price: $0.00

CHATEAU PAPE CLEMENT – 2006

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru classe Graves in 1855.

RP 95.  A ripely smooth, polished wine, the new wood a major constituent of its character. It has a severe structure, dark and concentrated, but the texture of the very ripe fruit is rounded, jammy, giving a more generous potential.

Brand website 

 

Price: $0.00

CHATEAU PAPE CLEMENT – 2008

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru classe Graves in 1855.

RP 95.  Deep inky red. Profound but reticent nose suggests at ripe blackcurrant, plum and black pepper, as well as a hint of sawdust. Very full and rich but nicely balanced thanks to harmonious acids, with persistent blackberry and plum flavors and a strong spine of tannins that will take years to resolve. ”WS”

Brand website 

 

Price: $0.00

CHATEAU PAPE CLEMENT – 1996

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru classe des Graves in 1959.

RP 90. Gorgeous nose of barbecue spices intermixed with black currant, plum, coffee, and a hint of white chocolate. The wine is exceptionally rich, fill-bodied.

 

Brand website

 

 

Price: $0.00

LA MISSION HAUT BRION – 2010

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru classe de Graves in 1959.

RP 98. Perfectly balanced. Smoke, oak, hot earth scents open to a packed and stacked wine, filled with ripe tannin, fresh, long, pure, sweet black raspberries.

Brand website

 

Price: $0.00

LA MISSION HAUT BRION – 2008

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France

 Grand Cru classe de Graves in 1959.

RP 95.  Deeply colored with purple accents. Ripe black and blue fruits are easy to note in the perfume. The wine has a good concentration of suave, opulent fruit. The refined tannins, structure, and acidity give the wine body and a long, round, rich, fruit filled finish.

Brand website

 

Price: $0.00

HAUT BRION – 2006

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France

 1st Growth in 1855.

RP 96.  The tannins are tight and firm and they dominate. Underneath is ripe fruit, the balance with tannins giving a foursquare, solid character. The wine is complex, spice playing with the fruit, some medicinal flavors and a definite stalky, tight structure. It obviously needs long-term aging.

Brand website

 

 

Price: $0.00

HAUT BRION – 2010

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France

 1st Growth in 1855.

RP 100.  Complex, expressive, very showy aromas and flavors of cassis, menthol, smoke and tobacco complemented by violet, milk chocolate and sweet spices. Fat, sweet and concentrated in the mouth, with an almost liqueur-like ripeness to its highly concentrated, palate-saturating flavors. Finishes ripe and savory, with huge but plush tannins and lingering notes of blueberry and minerals.

Brand website

 

 

Price: $0.00

CHAPELLE DE LA MISSION HAUT BRION – 2009

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France

2nd label from Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion.

RP 91.  From a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine is packed with anise, truffle, smoke and black cherry jam aromas. On the palate, the wine is plush, soft, round, sweet, ripe and ends with a cassis and black cherry filled finish.

Brand website

 

Price: $0.00

CHAPELLE DE LA MISSION HAUT BRION – 2010

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France

2nd label from Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion.

RP 93.  Fleshy, succulent and opulent along the lines of the 2009 (which did surprise me ), it is a big wine, with boatloads of glycerin and a classic Graves character of scorched earth, burning embers, charcoal, and plenty of black cherry and black currant fruit. ”RP”

Brand website

 

Price: $0.00

CHATEAU PONTET CANET – 2003

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 95.  Deep purple to the rim with expressive nose of scorched earth, black jammy currant, smoke, licorice and meatiness, it is full-bodied, incredibly powerful, dense, with low acidity but high tannin structure.

Brand website 

 

 

Price: $0.00

CHATEAU PONTET CANET – 2006

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 95.  Blackberry, currant and plum tart aromas lead to a full body, with a solid core of fruit, sweet fruit and silky tannins. Generous and round, with lovely richness for the vintage. ”WS”

Brand website 

 

 

Price: $0.00

CHATEAU PONTET CANET – 2008

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 96.  Smooth, with dense tannins hidden behind the ripe, pure fruit, this important wine shows class and an impeccable balance of fruit and tannin. Rich as well as structured, this is a beautiful wine.

Brand website 

 

 

Price: $0.00

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”

Brand website 

 

 

Price: $0.00

CHATEAU PONTET CANET – 2011

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 95.  The fruit is very pure with a great depth of flavor. This wine has weight, and intense flavors of dark plum and sweet fruit. Impressive.”WE”

Brand website 

 

 

Price: $0.00

CHATEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE-LALANDE – 2009

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

 2nd Growth Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 95. The packed aromatics are filled with cedar wood, incense, cassis, earth, espresso bean and cigar tobacco. Blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, this supple, rich, round Bordeaux ends with fresh cassis, blackberries and black cherries. Very stylish.

Brand website

 

Price: $0.00

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”

Brand website

Price: $0.00

CHATEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE-BARON – 2008

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

2nd Growth Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 95. Bright ruby-red. Black cherry, leather and strong graphite minerality on the nose. Silky, sweet and suave, with dark fruit flavors lifted by a violet element and given grip and definition by a strong mineral spine. Wonderfully deep, ripe Pauillac with strong early sexy appeal. Finishes very bright and long, with serious but sweet tannins.

Brand website

 

 

Price: $0.00

CHATEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE-BARON – 2010

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

2nd Growth Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 97. Solidly built, with a roasted edge to the steeped fig, blackberry and black currant flavors, quickly followed by brambly tannins and notes of bay leaf and espresso. Stays dark and tarry through the finish, with superb drive and verve. ”WS”

Brand website

 

 

Price: $0.00

CHATEAU PETIT MOUTON – 2010

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

2nd label from Chateau Mouton Rothschild.

RP 91.  Solid, with forward black currant, plum skin and crushed blackberry fruit lined with charcoal, showing a dusting of loam on the finish.

Brand website 

 

 

 

Price: $0.00

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.

Brand website

 

 

Price: $0.00

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.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

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.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

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.

Brand website 

 

Price: $0.00

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.

Brand website 

 

Price: $0.00

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”

Brand website 

 

Price: $0.00

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.

Brand website

 

Price: $0.00

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”

Brand website

 

 

Price: $0.00

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

 

Brand website

 

 

Price: $0.00

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.

 

Brand website

Price: $0.00

CHATEAU PAVILLON ROUGE – 2010

Margaux, Bordeaux, France

2nd label from Chateau Margaux

RP 94.  A balanced and fruity wine with good blackberry and currant character. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Grows on the palate. Medium finish.

Brand website 

 

Price: $0.00

CHATEAU PALMER – 2010

Margaux, Bordeaux, France

3rd Growth Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 98. A purity of fruit here with plum and dark chocolate undertones. Spices and treacle tart as well. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Very fine indeed. Fit, fruity and reserved. Superb.

Brand website

 

 

Price: $0.00

MARGAUX – 2010

Margaux, Bordeaux, France

 1st Growth in 1855.

RP 99.  A mouthwatering tobacco leaf note leads the way, quickly followed by steeped black currant and fig fruit, with dark tar and ganache on the back end. Roasted alder and juniper hints hang in the background. Extremely backward, with a firm, tannic structure, this is girded for the long haul. Judging from the finely beaded acidity and lilting echo of lilac that peeks in now, this should acquire sensational aromatics and incredible grace with age.

 

Brand website

 

 

Price: $0.00

MARGAUX – 2005

Margaux, Bordeaux, France

1st Growth in 1855.

RP 98. WS 100. Black in color, delivering extraordinary aromas of blackberry, raisin, spices and fresh mushroom. Full-bodied, with an amazing core of ripe fruit, yet ultrabalanced and finely textured. Touches every taste bud. This incredible young red spent two years in new wood, but you can’t tell. It’s all glorious fruit. A legendary wine.

 

Brand website

 

Price: $0.00

MARGAUX – 2003

Margaux, Bordeaux, France

1st Growth in 1855.

RP 99.  Truffle, coffee bean, licorice, spice, roasted blackberries and cherry blossoms. Pure , sensuality, with fruit drenched in velvet and silky tannins, with a long, fresh, sweet black cherry finish. This is still young and while the wine is delicious to drink today, this is going to get better and better with time.

Brand website

 

Price: $0.00

CHATEAU SAINT PIERRE – 2009

St.Julien, Bordeaux, France

4th Growth Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 98. Intense colour with a lovely sheen. Deep, delicate nose of very pure black fruit, with a hint of mocha. Ample, full with velvety tannins, displaying remarkable balance.

Brand website

 

Price: $0.00

LANGOA BARTON – 2010

St. Julien, Bordeaux, France

3rd Growth Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 93. Intense crimson. Profound, pure nose of red fruit pulp. Robust, well-structured palate with quite pronounced tannins against a warm backdrop, capped off with a sensation of firmness.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

GRUAUD LAROSE – 2010

St.Julien, Bordeaux, France

2nd Growth Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 93.  Tannic, structured, long, concentrated with cassis, black raspberry, stone, tobacco and spice, this blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

BRANAIRE-DUCRU – 2010

St.Julien, Bordeaux, France

 Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 94. The deep ruby 2010 Branaire-Ducru has lifted aromas of cedar, plums and blackberries, followed by layers of floral notes and mixed berry fruits that are reserved and focused. This is made in a traditional rather than a ripe, voluptuous, modern style, and the overall impression is of a beautifully restrained classic St Julien of great balance and elegance.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

BRANAIRE-DUCRU – 2011

St.Julien, Bordeaux, France

 Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 93. Elegant style, with a violet hue to the supple red currant, blueberry and black cherry fruit flavors that mingle with intense spice on the finish. Offers fine-grained structure.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

BRANAIRE-DUCRU – 2009

St. Julien, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 96. Good full deep ruby. Intense aromas of black raspberry liqueur, mocha, bitter chocolate and licorice. Super concentrated, chewy and deep, with a three-dimensional texture and a big structure. Offers terrific sweetness but also an almost medicinal reserve that promises a long evolution in bottle.
The black cherry, bitter chocolate, mineral, floral and mint flavors stain the palate and bury the wine’s ripe tannins.

Brand website

[wpdm_package id=’1449′-

Price: $0.00

BEYCHEVELLE – 2010

St. Julien, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855. 

RP 94. Beautiful aromas of blackberries, currants and flowers. Very aromatic. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and gorgeous fruit. It’s polished and very refined.

 Brand website

[wpdm_package id=’1609′

Price: $0.00

LAFON-ROCHET 2009

St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

 Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 90. Juicy and very lively, with lots of briar, currant, cherry, toasty spice and anise notes all framed by bright floral and iron hints. The long finish has excellent cut and drive.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

LAFON-ROCHET 2000

St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

4th Growth in 1855.

WS 91. Earthy, tobacco, plum, forest and spicy black cherry nose. Good concentration and a long, fresh, blackberry finish are the hallmarks of this wine. It’s just starting to open, soften and come together. This should drink well for at least another 12 to 15 years.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

CALON SEGUR – 2000

St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

3rd Growth Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 91 / WS 93.  Berry, spice and leather aromas follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with firm and silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. A harmonious wine.”

Brand website

Price: $0.00

CALON SEGUR – 1996

St.Estephe, Bordeaux, France

 3rd Growth Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 92. A fully realized garnet, this wine possesses the type of complex nose that helped make Bordeaux so coveted: notes of rich spice, black cherry, red currant, and plum are underscored by hints of minerals and leathery tobacco. Ripe, smooth, and sappy, this full-bodied wine offers up refined texture and finesse. Firm and long on the finish, with a sweet start and a glossy finish. Drinking well now through 2030.

Brand website

Price: $0.00