BIROT BLANC – 2013

Cadillac, Bordeaux, France

Grand vin from Chateau De Birot – Sauvignon Blanc / Sémillon

Crisp, lightly herbal wine with a delicious creamy apple and pear character. This is finely balanced with a lively, crisp aftertaste. Vibrant lemon and lime aromas intertwined with hints of granny Smith apple and gooseberry, perhaps a touch of lemongrass. Good flinty minerals and acidity, which highlights the vintage

Brand website

Price: $0.00

CANON 2010

St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Premier Grand Cru.

Cedar, violets, tobacco, blackcurrant. This is a thick wine that lacks definition of fruit on the palate. The extraction on this wine was too excessive resulting in a wine that finishes bitter and dry.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

CANON 2012

St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Premier Grand Cru.

The nose shows huge aromatic precision and predominant black fruits with a slightly roasted coffee touch to the oak. The palate is delightfully classic in style with velvety tannins and nicely-restrained concentration. A very successful Canon in this vintage.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

CANON LA GAFFELIèRE 2006

Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru Classe 1855

A nice surprise. With a licorice, espresso, black cherry jam and earthy perfume, the wine is plush, polished and round, ending in a sweet, spicy, black and red fruit filled finish. It’s clearly improved over the past few years. Let it rest for a few more years before drinking.

Brand website

 

Price: $0.00

CLARENCE DE HAUT BRION – 2009

Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

1st Growth in 1855, Second label from Ch. Haut-Brion

RP 92. Almost as large a cuvee as the grand vin. A blend of 46% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest small quantities of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Scorched earth,  kirsch and cassis. The wine is full-bodied with the minerality offered by this terroir as well as plenty of sweet tannins.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

CLINET – 2008

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

94-97 RP.  “This is the greatest Clinet since the incredible duo made by the late Jean-Michel Arcaute in 1989 and 1990. The dense purple-colored 2008 offers up beautiful floral, blackberry, and pen ink-like notes, exceptional intensity, silky but elevated tannins, good freshness, precision, and nuance, a substantial size, and an extremely long finish with not a hard edge to be found.”

Brand website

Price: $0.00

GRIFFE DE CAP D’OR 2000

Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

RP87 – This attractive, supple-textured, dark ruby/purple 2000 offers pure raspberry and cherry fruit, medium body, and low acidity.

Price: $0.00

L’ EVANGILE – 2008

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Right Bank excellence from Lafite-Rothschild stable.

94 RP.   88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. Deep dense purple-colored, with floral nose of sweet mulberries, black currants, and black cherries, a full-bodied, lush texture, silky tannins, and an exceptionally fine finish.

Brand website

 

 

Price: $0.00

L’ EVANGILE – 2010

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Right Bank excellence from Lafite-Rothschild stable.

RP 98. Huge with dark charcoal notes, fig, blackberry paste and blueberry reduction waiting in reserve. Very solid through the finish, displaying a thick ganache coating and extra loam, black licorice and dark fig notes.

Brand website

 

 

Price: $0.00

L’ARROSEE – 2010

Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru. Acquired in 2013 by Chateau Quintus.

RP 91. ‘Stylish and medium to full-bodied, with seductive notes of black cherries, cranberries and mulberries. Some oak is present, but this is a mid-weight, savory, broad and disarming wine to drink over the next 10-15 years.

Brand website

 

 

Price: $0.00

L’EGLISE CLINET – 2011

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Denis Durantou – Winemaker

RP 95.  Deep Purple color is followed by a pure nose of mulberries, cherry liqueur and spring flowers, but no hint of oak, this full-bodied, opulent, rich beauty exhibits impressive purity, texture, richness and length.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

LA CHENADE – 2011

Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Denis Durantou.

WS 89. Balanced, with unadorned bing cherry, herb and high-toned vanilla notes. Supple finish shows good purity, though a bit shy on range.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

LA CONSEILLANTE – 2012

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

RP 94. Dark ruby/purple color as well as a beautiful, up-front, projected fragrance that includes mulberry and raspberry jam, licorice, lavender and underbrush. Rich and medium-bodied, this attractive effort possesses the estate’s hallmark elegance, finesse and sweet, velvety tannins.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

LA PRADE – 2008

Cotes de Francs, Bordeaux, France

The smallest of the Bordeaux appellations,on the highest slopes of the Gironde, halfway between the valleys of the Isle and the Dordogne, to the east of Saint Emilion.

RP 87. Ripe blueberry and milk chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, with round, soft tannins and a fruity finish. Delicious and ready to drink.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

LE GAY – 2007

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

RP 91. Full, charming, and respendent with the aromas of oak, red fruit, raspberry, cedar, and just a hint of truffle, the fact that Château Le Gay 2007 is one of Pomerol’s rising stars is highly evident. A bright strawberry hue, this wine is crisp, light, and shows hint of citrus.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

LE GAY – 2009

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

RP 96. Blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc have produced an enormously concentrated, black/purple-colored wine exhibiting notes of roasted meats, smoked game, blackberries, coffee, incense and forest floor. This distinctive, large-scaled, viscous, thick Pomerol may be as concentrated as some of this estate’s all-time classics.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

NENIN 2006

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Domaines Delon Collection

RP 91. Good bright ruby-red. Dark fruits, bitter chocolate, minerals and violet on the lively nose. Dense, chewy and rather serious, with sweet, slightly medicinal dark berry flavors complicated by a note of leather. Surprisingly pliant for such a brooding wine. Finishes with fairly fine-grained, broad tannins.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

PAVIE DECESSE – 2006

Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru classe.

RP 95.  An impressive inky/purple-hued, offering up notes of crushed rocks, black raspberry jam, cold steel, flowers, and spice, and a terrific, full-bodied mouthfeel with no heaviness. Having already absorbed much of its new oak, it is rich and pure with excellent precision. Ready to drink now.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

PAVIE DECESSE – 2008

Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru classe.

RP 94. Exotic and ambitious, with tiers of anise, violet, roasted fig, melted licorice and racy graphite offset by lush spice and blackberry confiture notes. The powerful finish lets everything play out with excellent definition.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

PAVIE-MACQUIN 2012

Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Premier Grand Cru Classé

There is a purity and directness to this wine with blueberry, sliced-mushroom and floral character. Full body, firm tannins and a long and intense finish. Racy. (James Suckling)

Brand website

Price: $0.00

PETITE EGLISE 2011

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Second Label from Chateau L’Eglise Clinet

JS – 88; TS – 89. Complex aromas of flowers, chocolate, plum and truffle build in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is silk and velvet. This is a powerful, lush, rich, tannic, full-bodied and structured vintage of L’Eglise Clinet. It will require time to age, soften and develop.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

QUINAULT L’ENCLOS – 2009

Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru

RP 90. A soft and fruity wine, with orange peel and berries and plums. Full body, with super fine tannins and a fruity finish. Refined and very pretty. Structured in the end. Fresh. Succulent.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

SAINTAYME 2012

St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru. Small batch, hand crafted by Denis Durantou.

The wine is focused on cherries, black raspberry, stone and spice, ending with sweet, dark red berries and black cherry notes.

Price: $0.00

TROPLONG MONDOT – 2007

St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Premier Grand Cru.

RP 93. A brilliant 2007 from proprietor Christine Valette. An inky/blue/purple color is followed by an extraordinary perfume of acacia flowers, blueberries, blackberry liqueur, graphite, and smoke. As the wine sits in the glass, it blossoms beautifully to display a raspberry-infused, rich personality with tremendous opulence, a layered mouthfeel, elegance, superb purity, sweet tannins, and low acidity. Drink this beauty now and over the next 10-15 years.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

LE PETIT CHEVAL – 2009

St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France

2nd Label form Chateau Cheval Blanc

RP 91.  Deep ruby. Vinous nose offers precise and surprisingly deep aromas of blackcurrant and strawberry. Enters light and smooth, with nicely concentrated flavors similar to the aromas. The extremely silky tannins. 65% cabernet franc and 35% merlot

Brand website

 

 

 

 

Price: $0.00

CHEVAL BLANC – 2005

St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France

 Premium Grand Cru classe A.

RP 96. WS 97. This is really gorgeous on the nose, with blackberry, mineral, light vanilla bean and milk chocolate. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is racy and very beautiful. The tannins coat the palate, but leave a provoking impression.

 

Brand website

Price: $0.00

CHEVAL BLANC – 1998

St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Premier Grand Cru classe A 

RP 96.  WS 98. Aromas of blueberry, sweet tobacco, leather and pipe tobacco turning to raisins and Christmas cake. What a wine. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a very well-integrated palate. Dark color. A big and powerful wine still. Blockbuster. Massive.

 

Brand website

 

Price: $0.00

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

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

LARCIS DUCASSE – 2010

St.Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Premier Grand Cru.

RP 98. Rich, tongue-coating style, with loamy structure and dense plum sauce, roasted fig and warm dark currant confiture notes, all inlaid with espresso and graphite.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

LARCIS DUCASSE – 2009

St.Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Premier Grand Cru.

RP 96.  81% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc that tipped the scales at 14.6% natural alcohol. A complex set of aromas ranging from coffee to forest floor, herbs, licorice, blackberries, cassis and cherries all seem to jump from the glass, and then are joined by a hint of charcoal as well camphor. This is an impressive, full-bodied, dense, concentrated wine.

Brand website

 

Price: $0.00

CHAPELLE D’AUSONE – 2009

St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France

2nd label for Premier Grand Cru – Chateau Ausone

RP 92. Tobacco, plums, spices. A gorgeous wine with amazing intensity and layers of flavours – ripe plums, hints of cedarwood, spices. The wine tastes fresh and alive with generous, Merlot-based plummy fruit.

Brand Website

Tech Sheet :

Price: $0.00

CANON – 2008

St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Premier Grand Cru.

The Château Canon 2008 expresses sweet raspberry, blue fruit, petrichor, and strong floral characteristics. These are followed by a fresh, lively, full bodied wine that offers a balance of power and finesse. With good purity, texture, and length, this wine will require patience as the tannins, while sweet and velvety, are noticeable.

Brand website

Price: $0.00

LE BON PASTEUR – 2010

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

From the World famous Rolland Collection.

RP 95. A fleshy, full-throttle wine with lots of mocha, kirsch, mulberry, and plum, their 2010 displays a smorgasbord of aromas, a full-bodied mouthfeel, terrific purity, density and even a hint of lead pencil shavings and subtle toasty oak.

Brand website

 

Price: $0.00

BARDE-HAUT 2008

St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Grand Cru classe.


RP 89 / WS 92. Ripe and polished, with lots of blackberry, plum sauce and melted black licorice notes that are carried by dense but velvety tannins. Extra anise, violet and incense notes push through the vivid finish, where there’s plenty of buried grip.
Brand website

 

 

 

 

Price: $0.00

CANON – 2009

St.Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Premier Grand Cru.
RP 94. Hugely dense wine with great fruit and the purest tannins. Chocolate and coffee predominate at the same time as sweet tannins and acidity. A wine that combines charm with power.
Brand website

Price: $0.00

LA GAFFELIERE – 2000

St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Premier Grand Cru
RP 94. Concentrated, with lavish notes of roasted espresso, melted chocolate, creme de cassis, toasty new oak. Pure, with low acidity and exquisite balance.
Brand website

 

Price: $0.00

LA GAFFELIERE – 2006

St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Premier Grand Cru
RP 92. A subtle wine with sweet aromas of mocha, black cherries, cassis, and delicious toasty oak. Wonderful expansive richness, a deep mid-section, and sweet tannin in the persistent finish.
Brand website

Price: $0.00

LA GAFFELIERE – 2008

St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Premier Grand Cru
RP 93. A nicely wound core of cherry sauce, plum and blackberry fruit, wrapped with melted licorice, sweet spice and a flash of black tea. Pure, ripe fruit takes a nice encore on the fresh finish. Drink now. ”WS”
Brand website

 

Price: $0.00

LA GAFFELIERE – 2009

St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Premier Grand Cru
RP 95.  Straight down the line, this wine shows fruit and acidity. The tannins are relatively soft while the fruit is forward. Blackberries, coffee and licorice notes all come together. ”WE”
Brand website

Price: $0.00