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Friday, 11 April 2014

Moulis en Médoc/ Listrac 2013 Primeur


2013 Château Branas Grand Poujeaux
Ruby. Scented, blueberries, vanilla and spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fresh, fruity, biting texture, good length. 85-87

2013 Château Chasse-Spleen
Ruby. Raspberries, iris, violets, quite charming nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh, bit hollow mid palate. Good length. 86-88

2013 Château Fonréaud
Ruby. Red berries, floral and easy going nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively if lean and dry. 82-84

2013 Château Fourcas Borie
Ruby. Scented, red berries, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, detailed, elegant if a bit short. 87-89

2013 Château Fourcas Dupré
Ruby. Red berries, leaner nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh but a bit short. 85-87

2013 Château Fourcas Hosten
Ruby. Fruity, some herbs, red berries, leaner nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, dryish, more elegant finish. 84-86

2013 Château La Garricq
Ruby. Hollow nose, spicy. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lean, fresh, raspberries, good length. 85-87

2013 Château Maucaillou
Ruby. Scented, dark berries, fruity blueberries nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, sweet, rounded, ripe, easy going. 85-87

2013 Château Mauvesin Barton
Ruby. Fruity, red berries and floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, leaner, fairly elegant, drying finish. 85-87

2013 Château Mayne Lalande
Ruby. Lean red berries nose, dusty. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, fresh, better palate if lean. 84-86

2013 Château Moulin à Vent
Dee ruby. Fruity and ripe berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, fruity, leaner, good length. 85-87

2013 Château Poujeaux
Ruby. Scented, red berries, floral and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fresh, fruity, textured finish, good length. 86-88

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Five from Bordeaux


2009 Château Beaumont
Ruby. Scented, cassis and straight forward nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, leaner body, structured finish. 85

2009 Château Guitignan:
Ruby. Scented, richer and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity palate, quite elegant, good length. 87

2009 Château Reverdi
Ruby. Cassis, almost salty and a touch smoky nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, structured, a bit oaky, dry finish. 85

2010 Château Mille Roses
Ruby. Slightly scented and cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fairly nuanced and elegant body, good length. 85

2010 Château La Fleur Peyrabon:
Ruby. Scented and spicy nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and fairly rich, lacks complexity and nuance, oaky finish. 86

Saturday, 20 April 2013

2012 Primeur Moulis and Listrac




Listrac Médoc
2012 Château Clarke:
Deep ruby. Elegant and fruity nose, slightly scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant if a bit lean, good length. 85-87

2012 Château Fonréaud:
Deep ruby. Scented, blueberries, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant, a bit easy going. 83-85

2012 Château Fourcas-Borie:
Ruby. Scented, vanilla and berries on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and quite fresh. 85-87

2012 Château Fourcas Dupré:
Ruby. Slightly scented, lilies and red berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner and easy going, quite refreshing. 84-86

2012 Château Fourcas Hosten:
Ruby. Slightly scented, fruity, ever so slightly ripe tone to it. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner body, fairly elegant, good length. 84-86

2012 Château Mayne Lalande:
Deep ruby. Coffee and extracted nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, all over the place palate, fruity and oaky. 80-82


Moulis-en-Médoc:

2012 Château Branas Grand Poujeaux:
Deep ruby. Some herbs and bell pepper, cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity if on the lean side. Good length. 85-87

2012 Château Chasse-Spleen:
Ruby. Fruity, cassis, slightly scented, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing and fairly lively, lovely texture and good length. 87-89

2012 Château La Garricq:
Deep ruby. Barrels and ripe fruit on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruitier and fresher palate luckilly, lively, good length. 84-86

2012 Château Maucaillou:
Deep ruby. Deeper fruit, touch of dark chocolate and spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fuller body, a bit chunky. Oaky finish. 84-86

2012 Château Mauvesin Barton:
Ruby. Fresh nose of dark berries. Fresh acidty, ripe tannins, fruity, elegant, fresh and quite lively, good length. 84-86

2012 Château Poujeaux:
Ruby. Scented, fruity, dark berries, layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and lively, quite refreshing, somewhat sterner finish. 87-89

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Some inexpensive Bordeaux and 06 Doisy Daëne


2009 Château Lestage: (Listrac)
Ruby. Cassis, some vanilla, slightly scented nose. Some herbs. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant, light bodied but fruity, quite lovely even if easy going. 85

2009 Château La Fleur Peilhan:
Deep ruby. Started out rich but fairly nuanced, with air, alcoholic and sweet, even bitter. Feels extracted (14%) and is simply too much for this one. Ungainly. Falls completely apart after ten minutes. Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, why on earth? 70

2010 Grand Cannon: (Canon Fronsac)
Ruby. Coffee, rich and ripe nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, somewhat unrefined and not very elegant. Canon Fronsac can do better. 83

2006 Pessac-Léognan de Latour-Martillac:
Ruby. Somewhat scented, graphite minerals, cassis and some cedar. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing, some would say maybe a bit lean and/ or austere touch, I find it lively. 86+

2008 Baron de Brane:
(2nd Ch.Brane-Cantenac) Ruby. A bit rough before decanting, then cassis, floral and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant fruit and body, quite lively, good length. 87

2008 Grand Cannon: Canon Fronsac
Ruby. Ripe and somewhat sweet blueberries, vanilla and jasmin nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fairly fresh, good length. 84

2011 Berger Baron (Baron Philippe de Rothschild)
Ruby. Blueberries and slightly herbal. Freshish acidity, ripe and few tannins, very easy going. 78

2006 Château Doisy Daëne:
Golden. Apricots, pineapples, some vanilla, botrytis, pure feel and elegant. Fresh acidity, fruity and elegant palate, lively, lovely body and texture, long. 92+

Monday, 14 December 2009

Amazing auslese

1982 Chateau Forcas Hosten;
Cork soaked, A level fill. Bright ruby, brick rim. Bell peppers, dark berries, chocolate, very ripe cherries, then more floral and coffee. Medium acidity, tannins stil there, some blackberries and stone fruits, opened up a lot with air, going softer and more elegant and fruity. Ok finish. 84

1995 Karthäuserhof, Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel #17;
Golden with crystals. Clean and fresh nose, sweet apples, botrytis, light hint of petroleum, some apricots. Great acidity, fresh and perfect, raspberries, ripe lemons, the elegance is extreme, long finish. 96