Recent Arrivals

The following wines have become available during the last


Vint Description Cl ? Cs Bt Cs (£) Bt (£) +
Red Bordeaux
2012 Hosanna 75 IB 1 0 1200 -
2012 La Fleur Petrus 75 IB 1 0 1380 -
2008 Cos d'Estournel 75 IB 2 0 930 -
2008 Tertre Roteboeuf 75 IB 1 0 1200 -
2004

Batailley

75 DP 0 4 - 29
Tasting Notes for Batailley, 2004:
A sleeper of the vintage, Batailley’s complex 2004 is redolent with notes of cedar wood, spice box, plums, cassis, tar, and smoke. Medium to full-bodied, supple textured, layered, rich, and long, it marks the renaissance of this fifth-growth Pauillac that is displaying strong signs of moving into the big leagues. Robert Parker Wine Advocate June 2007
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2010-2020
2004 Belgrave Haut Medoc 75 DP 0 4 - 25
2004 Durfort Vivens 75 DP 0 5 - 34
2004

Grand Puy Lacoste

75 DP 0 6 - 35
Tasting Notes for Grand Puy Lacoste, 2004:
This excellent offering displays sweet black currant notes intermixed with notions of licorice, scorched earth, and spicy herbs. Medium-bodied and elegant with abundant fruit on the attack and mid-palate, and light to moderate tannin, it should drink well for 10-15 years. The Wine Advocate #171 Jun-07.
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2007-2022
2004

Haut Bages Liberal

75 DP 0 4 - 29
Tasting Notes for Haut Bages Liberal, 2004:
Another sleeper of the vintage, this under-priced, beautifully made Pauillac exhibits a deep ruby/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of creme de cassis, licorice, tapenade, and spice box. Medium to full-bodied with silky tannin and low acidity, it is a pure, expressive wine to drink over the next 12-15 years. The Wine Advocate #171 Jun-07.
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2007-2022
2004 Haut Barrail 75 DP 0 1 - 10
2004

Haut Batailley

75 DP 0 4 - 29
Tasting Notes for Haut Batailley, 2004:
A charming, silky-styled offering, the 2004 Haut-Batailley, while somewhat superficial, is ideal for drinking over the next 10-12 years. Its dark ruby color is accompanied by sweet aromas of cranberry jam, cherries, and black currants. Ripe tannin, low acidity, and a light, silky finish result in a charming, seductive Pauillac. The Wine Advocate #171 Jun-07.
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 
2004 La Gurgue 75 DP 0 4 - 13
2004 Pedesclaux 75 DP 0 1 - 22
2004 Reserve de Leoville Barton 75 DP 0 3 - 25
2004 Senejac 75 DP 0 4 - 13
2003

Brane Cantenac

75 DP 0 2 - 42
Tasting Notes for Brane Cantenac, 2003:
This is another Margaux estate that has become re-energized and is now producing wines consistent with its 150-year-old classification. The dark plum/ruby-colored 2003's stunning aromatics include flamboyant notes of plums, cedar, burning embers, and dried herbs. Full-bodied, elegant, layered, and rich, yet filled with finesse and delicacy, it is surprisingly soft, round, and gentle. While appealing at present, it will evolve for 15-18 years Wine Advocate # 164 Apr 2006
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period: 2006-2024
2003

Domaine de Chevalier

75 DP 0 4 - 35
Tasting Notes for Domaine de Chevalier, 2003:
Right Bank consultant Stephane Derenoncourt was brought in as the lead consultant at this noble estate in Pessac-Leognan. As a result, the tannins are sweeter, the oak is more subtle and better integrated, and the wine is more textured and complex. An evolved, complex bouquet of black currants, forest floor, smoked herbs, and sweet cherries as well as currants emerges from the 2003. It displays supple tannin, medium to full body, beautiful purity, and a classic, elegant finish. Wine Advocate # 164 Apr 2006
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2007-2019
2003 Ferriere 75 DP 0 2 - 27
2003

Gruaud Larose

75 DP 0 2 - 45
Tasting Notes for Gruaud Larose, 2003:
The 2003 Gruaud Larose’s dark plum/garnet color is followed by sweet aromas of damp earth, forest floor, herbs, espresso roast, cassis, licorice, and plums. Medium-bodied as well as surprisingly up-front and precocious, it possesses sweet tannin, very nice concentration, and loads of earthy/herbal characteristics intermixed with black fruits, and an attractive, but supple, evolved finish. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. It does not rank alongside the top St.-Juliens. Wine Advocate # 164 Apr 2006
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 2006-2021
2003

La Dame de Montrose

75 DP 0 1 - 35
Tasting Notes for La Dame de Montrose, 2003:
A beautiful effort, the 2003 La Dame de Montrose exhibits plenty of structure and tannin (surprising for a second wine) as well as a deep ruby/purple color, and abundant creme de cassis notes intermixed with hints of smoke and flowers. This medium to full-bodied, ripe claret should age nicely for 10-12 years.Wine Advocate # 164 Apr 2006
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2006-2018
2003 Labegorce Zede 75 DP 0 3 - 20
2003

Le Crock

75 DP 0 3 - 17
Tasting Notes for Le Crock, 2003:
This is the finest effort I have yet seen from this beautiful chateau, situated on a sweeping hillside with a river, swans, and a Walt Disney-like structure. Le Crock is owned by the Cuvelier family, which has done a great job at Leoville-Poyferre. The 2003 has benefited from being a St.-Estephe, the most consistent appellation of the vintage. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by gorgeous aromas of black currants, blackberries, licorice, smoke, and earth. A heady, alcoholic personality, fleshy mouthfeel, medium to full body, and low acidity make for a hedonistic, satisfying, long, concentrated claret. A sleeper of the vintage, it should be consumed during its first 10-12 years of life.
Parker Points: 87-89
Drinking Period: 2006-2014
2003

Tour St Bonnet

75 DP 0 4 - 14
Tasting Notes for Tour St Bonnet, 2003:
A first-rate effort from this reliable cru bourgeois, the deep ruby/purple-colored 2003 Tour St.-Bonnet offers up notes of cassis and minerals in an earthy, muscular yet concentrated style with well-integrated tannin. It could easily pass for a low level Pauillac. Drink it over the next decade. Wine Advocate # 152 Apr 2004
Parker Points: 86-88
Drinking Period: 2004-2014
2002

Batailley

75 DP 0 4 - 28
Tasting Notes for Batailley, 2002:
Deep ruby/purple with a relatively evolved bouquet of plums, cherries, and black currants, this wine is classy, with solidly constructed flavors of red and black fruits, moderate tannin, but a slightly abbreviated finish without a great deal of depth. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. Wine Advocate # 158 Apr 2005
Parker Points: 86
Drinking Period: 2005-2013
2002 Beaumont 75 DP 0 2 - 12
2002 d'Angludet 75 DP 0 5 - 20
2002 du Glana 75 DP 0 3 - 12
2002

Gruaud Larose

75 DP 0 5 - 44
Tasting Notes for Gruaud Larose, 2002:
A sweet, fruity, medium-bodied, surprisingly forward effort, the deep plum/purple-colored 2002 Gruaud Larose exhibits ripe aromas revealing herbaceous as well as spice notes. There is some potentially worrisome astringent tannin in the finish, but the wine’s depth augers well for this being ultimately resolved and integrated. Wine Advocate # 149 Oct 2003
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2007-2018
2002

Langoa Barton

75 DP 0 6 - 33
Tasting Notes for Langoa Barton, 2002:
The saturated ruby/plum-tinged 2002 reveals a tight but promising nose of underbrush, new saddle leather, damp earth, black currants and cherries. It is a strongly structured, potent effort with medium to full body, and impressive purity, but loads of tannin presented in a frightfully backward style. I seem to consistently underrate this wine when it is young. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2012-2020
2002

Larcis Ducasse

75 IB 1 0 340 -
Tasting Notes for Larcis Ducasse, 2002:
Open-knit, charming, earthy, and herbaceous, with abundant quantities of sweet black cherry and currant fruit as well as a tremendous fragrance, this is a sensual, lush, rich claret that transcends the vintage characteristic of hard, tannic, structured wines. Ripe, but not nearly as concentrated as the 2003, this enormously appealing 2002 should be drunk over the next 6-7 years. Wine Advocate # 158 Apr 2005
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2005-2012
2001 Durfort Vivens 75 DP 0 2 - 42
2001 Fourcas Dupre 75 DP 0 1 - 12
2001

La Tour Carnet

75 DP 0 2 - 29
Tasting Notes for La Tour Carnet, 2001:
A breakthrough effort as well as a sleeper of the vintage, La Tour Carnet (50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot) has been completely resurrected under the dynamic leadership of its visionary proprietor Bernard Magrez. He has turned out a dense ruby/purple-colored 2001 displaying gorgeous aromas of lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, smoke, spice box, and flowers. Supple tannin, medium to full body, terrific fruit extraction, and admirable texture as well as purity suggest this noteworthy achievement will drink well between 2006-2016. The 2000 was very good, but 2001 is even better, signaling a return of form to this long forgotten classified growth. Wine Advocate # 153 Jun 2004
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period: 2006-2016
2001 Labegorce Zede 75 DP 0 3 - 43
2000

Batailley

75 DP 0 2 - 38
Tasting Notes for Batailley, 2000:
Dark plum/garnet in color, this wine is tight, hard, closed down, and difficult to penetrate. Neither complicated nor flashy, it reveals good weight and fine ripeness, but the finish seems abrupt, and the wine largely austere and unimpressive. Hopefully, more will emerge with cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 86
Drinking Period: 2008-2020
2000

Belgrave Haut Medoc

75 DP 0 4 - 25
Tasting Notes for Belgrave Haut Medoc, 2000:
An excellent effort from Belgrave, the saturated dark ruby-colored, medium-bodied 2000 offers a sweet aromatic and flavor profile of plums, black currants, cherries, licorice, and dried Provencal herbs. The wine is deep, elegant, and medium-bodied, with solid tannin in the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2014. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 2005-2014
2000

Canon

75 IB 1 0 1375 -
Tasting Notes for Canon, 2000:
A stylish, elegant and restrained 2000, this medium-bodied wine reveals notes of strawberry jam intermixed with black cherries, minerals, oak, and herbs. The tannin is sweet and the mid-palate firm, even beefy. This is an attractive, medium-bodied effort with impressive ripeness, length, and balance, yet it is not a blockbuster. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2008-2020
2000

d'Angludet

75 DP 0 1 - 30
Tasting Notes for d'Angludet, 2000:
The 2000 is an uncompromising, traditional claret, displaying a deep ruby color and a nose of cedar, damp earth, plums, and currants. Medium to full-bodied, solidly tannic, and attractive, it will age well for 10-15 years. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2017. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 2005-2017
2000 Durfort Vivens 75 DP 0 4 - 37
2000

Fourcas Dupre

75 DP 0 1 - 18
Tasting Notes for Fourcas Dupre, 2000:
(No tasting note given) Wine Advocate # 134 Apr 2001
Parker Points: 87-88
Drinking Period: 
2000

La Garde

75 DP 0 3 - 20
Tasting Notes for La Garde, 2000:
Elegant, smoky, roasted herb, tobacco, and sweet red and black currant aromas jump from the glass of this opaque ruby/purple-colored offering. Medium-bodied and lush, with copious sweetness, low acidity, and ripe tannin, this is a sleeper of the vintage. Wine Advocate # 146 Apr 2003
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2006-2017
2000

Larrivet Haut Brion

75 DP 0 4 - 29
Tasting Notes for Larrivet Haut Brion, 2000:
The deep ruby/purple-colored 2000's rich, complex perfume displays aromas of cedar, black cherry liqueur, melted licorice, scorched earth, tobacco, and new oak. The wine is rich, firm, tannic, concentrated, and medium to full-bodied with admirable sweetness of fruit. It is a beautiful effort that should be drinkable between 2007-2020. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2007-2020
2000

Poujeaux

75 DP 0 2 - 29
Tasting Notes for Poujeaux, 2000:
A serious red, as one has come to expect from this impeccably run estate, the 2000 Poujeaux exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, a sweet nose of black currants, minerals, and earth, excellent texture, impressive purity, and a long, concentrated, moderately tannic finish. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2016+. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 2005-2016
1999 Chateau Farizeau 75 DP 0 4 - 8
1999

Prieure Lichine

75 DP 0 3 - 29
Tasting Notes for Prieure Lichine, 1999:
The 1999 Prieure-Lichine reveals notes of red currants, earth, dried herbs, and oak in a medium-bodied format. This is a light, soft, pretty but unsubstantial effort. It is best consumed over the next 7-8 years. Wine Advocate # 140 Apr 2002
Parker Points: 85
Drinking Period: 2002-2010
1998

Feytit Clinet

75 DP 0 3 - 35
Tasting Notes for Feytit Clinet, 1998:
Dark purple-colored, with a deep, intense, extracted feel, the 1998 is a moderately closed, yet promising, medium to full-bodied wine with excellent richness, and earthy, licorice, and black cherry/cranberry-like fruit flavors. There is plenty of glycerin, moderately high tannin, and a mouth-filling personality to this large-scaled effort from one of Pomerol's perennial underachievers. Wine Advocate # 122 Apr 1999
Parker Points: 87-89
Drinking Period: 2002-2016
1998

Langoa Barton

75 DP 0 4 - 37
Tasting Notes for Langoa Barton, 1998:
A dense ruby/purple color as well as a muscular, ageworthy personality are found in this "no BS" sort of wine. It possesses loads of body, impressive concentration, and firm tannin in the finish. However, it is a wine for those who are able to defer their gratification as it requires another 4-5 years of cellaring. Robert Parker April 2001
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2006-2025
1996

Clos du Marquis

75 DP 0 1 - 49
Tasting Notes for Clos du Marquis, 1996:
A terrific Clos du Marquis, and clearly of second or third-growth quality, this dark purple-colored wine reveals structure, brooding backwardness, and rich, expansive character. The wine exhibits plenty of sweet kirsch black currant fruit intermixed with high quality, subtle new oak, and steely, mineral characteristics. Rich and medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannin, this is a dazzling Clos du Marquis. Wine Advocate #122 April 1999
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2002-2018
1996

Clos Fourtet

75 DP 0 2 - 59
Tasting Notes for Clos Fourtet, 1996:
89 points. On one of the three occasions I tasted the 1996 Clos Fourtet from bottle I rated it outstanding (90 points). The color is a saturated dark ruby. The nose offers up sweet black raspberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with toasty oak and floral scents. It is fleshy, surprisingly expansive and forward for a 1996, with low acidity, and a long, multilayered, fruit-driven finish. The tannin is ripe, and thus the fruit comes forward and the wine is seductive and charming. This wine possesses the weight, richness, and extract to last for 15-20 years, but it should be drinkable early. I would not be surprised for readers to feel my score is too conservative based on how well this wine is showing. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2018. Wine Advocate 4/99.
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2003-2018
1996

d'Angludet

75 DP 0 3 - 25
Tasting Notes for d'Angludet, 1996:
This wine is as fine from bottle as it was from cask. The wine is deeply colored, with a ripe, cassis and blackberry-scented nose, with subtle notions of licorice and melted road tar. There is excellent richness, medium body, and moderate tannin in the jammy, rich finish. It should age nicely. This wine is a sleeper of the vintage. Wine Advocate # 122 Apr 1999
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 2002-2015
1996

Haut Bages Liberal

75 DP 0 2 - 36
Tasting Notes for Haut Bages Liberal, 1996:
This wine reveals an element of jammy black currant fruit intermixed with dried roasted herbs, sweet earthy smells, and new oak. It offers excellent definition, moderate tannin, medium to full body, and a long finish. As the wine sits in the glass, elements of the Cabernet Sauvignon's sur-maturite become noticeable. It is a potential sleeper, and possibly a realistic value because Haut-Bages-Liberal rarely sells for an excessive price. Wine Advocate # 122 Apr 1999
Parker Points: 87
Drinking Period: 2004-2017
1996 La Tour du Pin 75 DP 0 2 - 19
1996

Potensac

75 DP 0 2 - 26
Tasting Notes for Potensac, 1996:
This is the most amazing wine this estate has ever produced. It is rich and long-lived. It boasts a dark purple color, as well as sweet, earthy, black currant and cherry liqueur-scented nose. There is terrific fruit intensity and purity, as well as moderate tannin in the medium-bodied, impressively rich finish. Wine Advocate # 122 Apr 1999
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2002-2014
1996

Poujeaux

75 DP 0 2 - 29
Tasting Notes for Poujeaux, 1996:
Opaque purple-colored, with moderately high tannin yet excellent sweet black currant fruit, this medium-bodied, well-structured, muscular, densely packed Poujeaux will require 7-8 years of cellaring. Wine Advocate #122 April 1999
Parker Points: 86-87
Drinking Period: 2006-2015
1996 Verdignan 75 DP 0 2 - 12
1995

de Fieuzal

75 DP 0 1 - 29
Tasting Notes for de Fieuzal, 1995:
This quintessentially elegant wine reveals a deep ruby/purple color, and an attractive smoky, black currant, mineral, and floral-scented nose. There are sweet, ripe, lush flavors, medium body, ripe tannin, and a velvety texture that borders on opulence. There is no heaviness to the wine. Moreover, neither the tannin, acidity, nor alcohol are intrusive. This seamless, extremely well made claret is a candidate for early drinking, yet it possesses excellent aging potential. Wine Advocate #115 February 1998
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2003-2020
1995

Grand Puy Ducasse

75 DP 0 1 - 29
Tasting Notes for Grand Puy Ducasse, 1995:
Dark ruby-colored with purple nuances, this supple, lush, fruity Pauillac possesses medium body, light intensity new oak, soft tannin, and low acidity. Made in a clean, medium-bodied, user-friendly, accessible style, this wine will have many fans. Wine Advocate # 115 Feb 1998
Parker Points: 87
Drinking Period: 1998-2010
1990

d'Angludet

75 DP 0 2 - 29
Tasting Notes for d'Angludet, 1990:
D'Angludet's 1990 rivals their 1989. More noticeably tannic than the 1989, without that vintage's sweet fruit and opulence, the 1990 is, nevertheless, a fine wine. It exhibits deep color, rich, herbaceous fruit, medium body, and plenty of substance in its finish. Wine Advocate # 85 Feb 1993
Parker Points: 85
Drinking Period: 1995-2005
1990

Fontenil

75 DP 0 2 - 26
Tasting Notes for Fontenil, 1990:
The 1990 Fontenil is a highly extracted, rich, ageworthy wine. The color is deep opaque ruby/purple and the nose offers up aromas of toasty new oak, black fruits, herbs, and spices. In the mouth, considerable density, and a rich, medium to full-bodied texture are followed by a long, moderately rich, elegant finish. The 1990 Fontenil should be at its best by the mid-nineties and last through the first decade of the next century. Robert Parker Wine Advocate Feb 1993
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 1995-2010
1990

Haut Bages Liberal

75 DP 0 2 - 42
Tasting Notes for Haut Bages Liberal, 1990:
Deeply colored, with a sweet, plummy, oaky nose, the 1990 represents a major improvement over the indifferent 1989. Opulent and rich, this low acid, fleshy wine lacks grip, but it does offer a big, meaty mouthful of juicy Pauillac. Wine Advocate # 85 Feb 1993
Parker Points: 87
Drinking Period: 1994-2005
1990 Haut Bages Monpelou 75 DP 0 3 - 19
1990

Labegorce Zede

75 DP 0 2 - 35
Tasting Notes for Labegorce Zede, 1990:
Similar to the 1989, but even richer and denser, the opaque-colored, lavishly rich, spicy, oaky 1990 exhibits excellent fruit and length. It is an authoritative, boldly flavored wine that should drink well for the next 10-15 years. Wine Advocate # 85 Feb 1993
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 1993-2008
1990 Plaisance 75 DP 0 1 - 25
1989

de Fieuzal

75 DP 0 4 - 39
Tasting Notes for de Fieuzal, 1989:
Fieuzal's 1989 exhibits a deep ruby/purple color with some lightening at the edge. This lavishly-oaked wine displays copious quantities of toasty new oak as well as earth/herb-tinged red and black currant fruit in its moderately intense bouquet. On the palate, the wine reveals medium body, low acidity, and elevated tannin in the finish. It is a more compact, leaner style of wine than its slightly sweeter, fleshier sibling, the 1990. Robert Parker WIne Advocate
Parker Points: 87
Drinking Period: 1999-2010
1988

Cantemerle

75 DP 0 1 - 39
Tasting Notes for Cantemerle, 1988:
The 1988 Cantemerle possesses adequate hard, dry tannins, but unlike many Medocs, there is sufficient fruit. The classy bouquet of black fruits, minerals, and spices is hard to resist. Medium-bodied and elegant, with plummy, mineral, and herb flavors, this stylish wine should be at its best between now and the end of the century. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 86
Drinking Period: 1993-2000
1988

de Fieuzal

75 DP 0 1 - 29
Tasting Notes for de Fieuzal, 1988:
The 1988 Fieuzal is an extracted, darkly-colored wine with an excellent nose of sweet curranty fruit, medium body, and a compact, very tannic (nearly astringent) finish. The wine has closed up since its bottling and appears to need considerable time in the bottle. This wine appears to be made in a style that will never shed its tannin, and will always have a certain astringency and austerity. It is capable of lasting another two decades, but it will always remain an angular style of Fieuzal. Robert Parker WIne Advocate
Parker Points: 86
Drinking Period: 1997-2012
1986 Chasse Spleen 75 DP 0 1 - 45
1986

La Dominique

75 DP 0 2 - 48
Tasting Notes for La Dominique, 1986:
The 1986 has a deep ruby/garnet color, and a spicy bouquet of toasty new oak, rich, plummy fruit, and minerals. This is followed by a wine that is full bodied and intense, with impressive extract, and tremendous power and persistence in its finish. It does not have the opulence or precocious appeal of vintages such as 1990, 1989, or 1982, yet it has reached full maturity. It is a firmer, structured, more Medoc-styled La Dominique. Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1 Jan 1998
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: Now-2005
1986 Lanessan 75 DP 0 1 - 25
1986

Langoa Barton

75 DP 0 2 - 55
Tasting Notes for Langoa Barton, 1986:
Ever so stubbornly, the 1986 Langoa-Barton is beginning to shed some of its enormously hard tannins to reveal a wine that has plenty of depth, full body, a spicy, burly texture, and 20-25 years of aging potential. The fruit does appear to be sufficient to hold up to the tannins, but again, patience is a required asset in order to fully appreciate this wine. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 87
Drinking Period: 2000-2010
1985 Labegorce Zede 75 DP 0 2 - 29
1982

Ducru Beaucaillou

75 DP 0 2 - 260
Tasting Notes for Ducru Beaucaillou, 1982:
A wine of extraordinary aromatic complexity and finesse, this sweet effort possesses a dark ruby color with a pink rim. Once past the gloriously complex aromatics (blueberries, black currants, minerals, and underbrush), the wine reveals terrific fruit intensity, excellent harmony, medium body, sweet tannin, and a long finish. This superb, elegant 1982 has achieved full maturity, but it promises to last for another 15+ years. Wine Advocate # 129 Jun 2000
Parker Points: 94
Drinking Period: 2000-2015
1970

Palmer

75 DP 0 2 - 325
Tasting Notes for Palmer, 1970:
Not yet fully mature, the 1970 Palmer is one of the great wines of the vintage. It exhibits a dark, opaque garnet color, and an emerging, fabulously complex, exotic nose of licorice, over-ripe plums and blackcurrants, soy, cedar, and minerals. Rich and concentrated, with medium to full body, a sweet inner-core of fruit, firm but silky tannin, and a long, rich finish, this remains a youthful, potentially superb Palmer. While approachable, it will benefit from another 3-5 years of cellaring, and will keep through the first 10-15 years of the next century.
Parker Points: 95
Drinking Period: 1996-2015
1961

Lynch Bages

75 DP 0 1 - 75
Tasting Notes for Lynch Bages, 1961:
Still a spectacular wine, the 1961 defies mortality. It has been at its peak for nearly 15 years, yet it shows no signs of losing its fruit and drying out. The color is a dark garnet with orange/amber at the edge. The profound bouquet has the magnetic allure that leaves great Bordeaux unmatched for complexity. Sweet notes of dried fruits, herbs, tobacco, smoke, and roasted meats are followed by an opulently-textured, thick, nearly viscous wine with high glycerin, ripe, jammy fruit, and an intoxicating combination of glycerin, extract, and suppleness. The wine holds in the glass without cracking up, and has a good 40-45 second finish. There is no telling how much longer this 1961 will retain its magic, but it is still a classic. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 95
Drinking Period: 2000-2010
1961

Pavie

75 DP 0 2 - 150
Tasting Notes for Pavie, 1961:
The first few times I tasted this wine I was unimpressed, but in 1988 at a blind tasting, the wine revealed a huge, spicy, cedary, black plum-scented nose, rich, concentrated, opulent flavors, amazing youthfulness, and plenty of tannin and alcohol in the finish. I was shocked when I learned it was the 1961 Pavie. The bottle I saw could easily last for another 10-15 years. It bore no resemblance to the relatively tired examples I had tasted previously. Will the real 1961 Pavie please come forward? Last tasted, 2/88.
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 1988-2005
1959 Grand Puy Ducasse 75 DP 0 1 - 125
1959 Leoville Poyferre 75 DP 0 1 - 95
White Bordeaux
2005 Rieussec 75 IB 1 0 375 -
1922 Lafaurie Peyraguey 75 DP 0 1 - 350
Red Burgundy
2015 Chambolle Musigny Vieille Vigne - Fourrier 75 IB 1 0 840 -
2015 Gevrey Chambertin Aux Echezeaux - Fourrier 75 IB 1 0 870 -
2014 Chambolle Musigny - Fourrier 75 IB 1 0 750 -
2014 Charmes Chambertin - Rousseau, Armand 75 IB 0 3 - 210
2014 Gevrey Chambertin - Rousseau, Armand 75 IB 0 3 - 110
2014 Gevrey Chambertin Aux Echezeaux - Fourrier 75 IB 1 0 720 -
2014 Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques - Rousseau, Armand 75 IB 0 3 - 165
2014 Romanee St Vivant - Cathiard Sylvain 75 IB 0 3 - 1250
2013 Chambolle Musigny Les Cras - Barthod, Ghislaine 75 IB 0 6 - 96
2013 Gevrey Chambertin VV - Fourrier 75 IB 2 0 680 -
2013 La Grande Rue - Lamarche, Francois 75 IB 1 0 3000 -
2012 La Grande Rue - Lamarche, Francois 75 IB 1 0 3240 -
2012 Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux - Meo Camuzet 75 DP 0 1 - 990
2011 Chambolle Musigny - Roumier, Georges 75 DP 0 6 - 116
2011 Chambolle Musigny Les Cras - Barthod, Ghislaine 75 IB 1 0 840 -
2011 Charmes Chambertin - Rousseau, Armand 75 IB 0 6 - 175
2011 Clos St Denis Cuvee Tres Vieilles Vignes - Ponsot 75 IB 0 6 - 525
2011 La Grande Rue - Lamarche, Francois 75 IB 1 0 2580 -
2010 Chambolle Musigny Les Cras - Barthod, Ghislaine 75 IB 0 6 - 125
2010 Gevrey Chambertin Le Poissenot, Magnums - Geantet Pansiot 150 IB 1 0 895 -
2010 Gevrey Chambertin Le Poissenot - Geantet Pansiot 75 IB 1 0 850 -
2010 La Grande Rue - Lamarche, Francois 75 IB 0 6 - 400
2010 Pommard Les Rugiens - Voillot, Joseph 75 IB 1 0 595 -
2009 Chambolle Musigny Les Chatelots - Barthod, Ghislaine 75 IB 0 6 - 125
2009 Gevrey Chambertin VV - Fourrier 75 DP 0 6 - 83
2009 La Grande Rue - Lamarche, Francois 75 IB 0 6 - 340
2008 Clos St Denis Cuvee Tres Vieilles Vignes - Ponsot 75 IB 0 6 - 525
2005 Beaune Coucherias - Labet. Domaine Pierre 75 DP 1 0 525 -
2005 Bourgogne Rouge - Roumier, Georges 75 DP 0 1 - 85
2005 Chambolle Musigny - Fourrier 75 IB 1 0 1050 -
2005 Charmes Chambertin - Varoilles 75 DP 0 6 - 75
2005 Corton Bressandes - Chandon de Briailles 75 DP 1 0 850 -
2005 Corton La Vigne au Saint - Belland, Jean Claud 75 DP 0 6 - 50
2005 Gevrey Chambertin Clos des Varoilles - Varoilles 75 DP 1 0 840 -
2005 Nuits St Georges Les Vallerots - Machard de Gramont 75 DP 1 0 495 -
2005

Vosne Romanee - Bouchard Pere et Fils

75 DP 0 6 - 75
Tasting Notes for Vosne Romanee - Bouchard Pere et Fils, 2005:
The Bouchard 2005 Vosne-Romanee Les Suchots displays dark cherry and subtly meaty aromas, along with hints of spice and cocoa powder that seem to typify ripe vintages from this site. Juicy, supple and satisfying on the palate with lots of raw ripe fruit intensity and spice as well as satisfying low-toned richness, this is very fine indeed, if not in a league with the best Suchots of the vintage (and there are numerous stellar examples — including those of a surprisingly large number of negociants now sourcing from this site). Managing director Stephane Follin and cellar master Philippe Prost preside over a remarkable new, gravity-fed winemaking facility capable of handling the fruits of Bouchard’s 130 hectares of vines — Burgundy’s largest estate (with 84 hectares in premier and grand crus alone) — not to mention the enormous range of wine from purchased fruit or wines. Fully 40% of the reds are vinified in open-top fermenters with manual punch-downs (the balance in a battery of roto-fermentors) and the system of traffic control alone that must be in place during crush is hard to imagine. The underground acreage devoted to barriques similarly defies imagination — until one sees it. Prost was very cautious with pigeage this year, but incorporated a significant percentage of whole clusters with stems in many of his better lots. A reputation for improved quality is being built here to which the results of 2005 will certainly contribute. I suspect that a number of the wines I tasted had not recovered from their recent bottling, hence the number of Ŕ+?ős one sees displayed following my scores. Wine Advocate # 171 Jun 2007
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period: 
2004 Aloxe Corton Les Vercots - Follin-Arbelet 75 DP 0 6 - 27
2004 Nuits St Georges Clos des Porrets - Gouges, Henri 75 DP 0 5 - 37
2002 Aloxe Corton Les Vercots - Follin Arbelet 75 DP 0 3 - 45
2002 Chambolle Musigny Les Cras - Roumier, Georges 75 DP 0 1 - 340
2002 Pernand Vergelesses - Rollin, Domaine 75 DP 0 4 - 19
2002 Pernand Vergelesses Ile de Vergelesses - Rollin, Domaine 75 DP 0 4 - 29
2000 Morey St Denis 1er Cru - Dujac 75 DP 0 1 - 100
1999

Nuits St Georges Les Perrieres - Chevillon, Robert

75 DP 0 1 - 95
Tasting Notes for Nuits St Georges Les Perrieres - Chevillon, Robert, 1999:
Slightly cooler. Less weight. Better perfume (than the Roncieres). Very lovely wine here. it doesn't quite have the concentration of the above. Lovely laid back finish though. Rich, cool, pure, intense and fine quality. From 2010. Clive Coates The Vine February/March 2001.
Parker Points: 0
Drinking Period: 
1999 Volnay Santenots - Leroy, Maison 75 IB 0 6 - 275
1999 Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux - Meo Camuzet 75 DP 0 1 - 1600
1996 Clos de la Roche - Leroy 75 DP 0 1 - 1850
1990 Musigny - Mugnier, J F 75 DP 0 1 - 1350
1989 Clos de la Roche Cuvee William - Ponsot 75 DP 0 1 - 575
1989 Nuits St Georges Les Boudots - Leroy 75 DP 0 1 - 950
1988 Chambertin - Mortet et Fils, Charles 75 DP 0 1 - 395
White Burgundy
2013 Puligny Montrachet Les Enseigneres - Coche Dury 75 DP 0 1 - 380
2012 Le Montrachet - Remoissenet 75 IB 0 6 - 370
2011 Le Montrachet - Remoissenet 75 IB 0 6 - 350
2011 Meursault Les Perrieres - Roulot, Guy 75 DP 0 1 - 650
2009 Corton Charlemagne - Jadot, Louis 75 IB 1 0 1080 -
2008 Le Montrachet - Ramonet 75 DP 0 1 - 1200
2008 Puligny Montrachet Les Pucelles - Leflaive, Domaine 75 IB 0 1 - 200
2007 Meursault Les Rougeots - Coche Dury 75 DP 0 1 - 675
2007 Meursault Les Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir - Roulot, Guy 75 DP 0 2 - 180
2006 Bienvenues Batard Montrachet - Ramonet 75 DP 0 1 - 275
2003 Meursault Les Chevalieres - Coche Dury 75 DP 0 1 - 475
2000

Meursault Les Rougeots - Coche Dury

75 DP 0 2 - 625
Tasting Notes for Meursault Les Rougeots - Coche Dury, 2000:
The smoky mineral-scented 2000 Meursault Rougeots is intense, concentrated, and medium to full-bodied. Muscular and dense, it is the finest Rougeots Coche has produced in years. Loads of white fruits are intermingled with butter and spices in this seamless offering. This wine has tremendous complexity, depth, and length. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 93-94
Drinking Period: 2001-2012
1997

Meursault Les Rougeots - Coche Dury

75 DP 0 1 - 475
Tasting Notes for Meursault Les Rougeots - Coche Dury, 1997:
Revealing leesy and sweet vanilla bean scents, the Meursault Rougeots is silky-textured and thick. This sultry, ample, medium-to-full-bodied wine is both extraordinarily spicy and filled with candied nuts and acacia blossoms. If its oak-dominated finish is absorbed by its copious fruit, this complex and concentrated wine may merit a higher score. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 89-90
Drinking Period: 
1996 Meursault - Coche Dury 75 DP 0 5 - 500
1995

Meursault - Coche Dury

75 DP 0 1 - 450
Tasting Notes for Meursault - Coche Dury, 1995:
The 1995 Meursault is an extraordinary "village" appellation wine, and an absolutely fabulous offering in its own right. Coche told me that virtually every grape that went into making this gem was a millerand (a stunted fruit embryo packed with concentrated juice) which partially explains its grandeur. It was produced from a blend of the Les Luchets and Aux Moulin Landin vineyards, and displays a ripe, deep, and vanilla-infused nose. On the palate, it is unbelievably rich, broad, expansive, concentrated, and jam-packed with lively candied pears, toast, minerals, and hazelnut cream. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period: 2001-2007
1994 Le Montrachet - Ramonet 75 DP 0 1 - 1000
1966 Puligny Montrachet Les Combettes - Prieur, Jacques 75 DP 0 1 - 49
Red Rhone
2012 Ch de Beaucastel - Perrin 75 DP 0 2 - 35
2012 Chateauneuf du Pape - Vieux Telegraphe 75 DP 0 2 - 27
2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin - Janasse, Domaine de La 75 DP 0 2 - 35
2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Clos des Papes - Avril 75 DP 0 2 - 45
2012 Hermitage - Chave, Jean Louis 75 IB 0 6 - 150
2011 Hermitage - Chave, Jean Louis 75 IB 0 6 - 142
2009 Hermitage - Chave, Jean Louis 75 IB 1 0 3150 -
2008 Hermitage - Chave, Jean Louis 75 IB 1 0 1300 -
2008 Hermitage Farconnet - Chave Selection, J L 75 DP 0 11 - 27
2004 Gigondas - St Cosme, Ch de 75 DP 0 1 - 22
2004 Hermitage La Chapelle - Jaboulet-Aine, Paul 75 DP 0 1 - 59
2004 Hermitage Le Greal - Sorrel, Marc 75 DP 0 1 - 58
2003 Hermitage - Chave, Jean Louis 75 DP 0 1 - 430
2001 Gigondas Prestige des Hautes Garrigues - Santa Duc 75 DP 0 1 - 39
1999 Cote Rotie La Landonne - Guigal, Etienne 75 DP 0 1 - 500
1999 Cote Rotie La Mouline - Guigal, Etienne 75 DP 0 1 - 500
1999 Cote Rotie La Turque - Guigal, Etienne 75 DP 0 1 - 500
1997 Cornas - Jaboulet Aine, Paul 75 DP 0 1 - 24
1997 St Joseph Cuvee du Papy - Monteillet, Domaine du 75 DP 0 1 - 19
1996 Cornas Cuvee Vieilles Vignes - Dumien-Sezzette 75 DP 0 16 - 27
1996 Crozes Hermitage Les Meysonniers - Chapoutier, Michel 75 DP 0 9 - 19
1996 Gigondas - Santa Duc 75 DP 0 4 - 19
1996 Hermitage La Sizeranne - Chapoutier, Michel 75 DP 0 2 - 32
1996 Vacqueyras - Tours, Ch des 75 DP 0 1 - 45
1995 Crozes Hermitage Blanc - Graillot, Alain 75 DP 0 8 - 36
1995 Crozes Hermitage Les Meysonniers - Chapoutier, Michel 75 DP 0 8 - 17
1995 Crozes Hermitage Thalabert - Jaboulet-Aine, Paul 75 DP 0 10 - 25
1994 Cornas - Chapoutier, Michel 75 DP 0 3 - 19
1991 Cote Rotie La Mouline - Guigal, Etienne 75 DP 0 1 - 590
1990 Hermitage La Sizeranne - Chapoutier, Michel 75 DP 0 1 - 55
White Rhone
2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc - Senechaux, Domaine des 75 DP 0 2 - 19
2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc - Vieux Telegraphe 75 DP 0 3 - 33
1996 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc - Marcoux, Domaine de 75 DP 0 2 - 25
1995 Hermitage Blanc Sterimberg - Jaboulet-Aine, Paul 75 DP 0 1 - 39
1995 Hermitage Chante Alouette - Chapoutier, Michel 75 DP 0 7 - 27
1990

Ch de Beaucastel Roussanne Vieilles Vignes Blanc - Perrin

75 DP 0 1 - 79
Tasting Notes for Ch de Beaucastel Roussanne Vieilles Vignes Blanc - Perrin, 1990:
The 1990 Roussanne Vieilles Vignes has that distinctive bouquet of honey, smoky hazelnuts, and pineapples. In the mouth, it is closed but rich and full, with an intriguing texture, as well as a firm but promising finish. In comparison to the 1989, it is more structured, and not as soft and opulent, but is as concentrated. It may merit an even higher score in ten years' time. Last tasted 12/96. Rhone Book, #B3 Jan-97.
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 
Champagne
2004 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises - Bollinger 75 IB 0 3 - 450
2002 Pol Roger Cuvee Winston Churchill, Magnums - Pol Roger 150 IB 0 3 - 350
1989 Louis Roederer Cristal - Louis Roederer 75 IB 0 1 - 310
1985 Henriot Cuvee des Enchanteleurs - Henriot 75 DP 0 1 - 110
Alsace
1989 Riesling Cuvee des Comtes d'Eguisheim, Halves - Beyer, Leon 37.5 DP 0 10 - 12
Loire
2011 Saumur Champigny Le Bourg - Clos Rougeard 75 DP 0 1 - 325
2009 Saumur Breze Blanc - Clos Rougeard 75 DP 0 2 - 185
2009 Saumur Breze Blanc - Clos Rougeard 75 DP 0 1 - 180
2008 Chavignol La Grande Cote - Cotat, Francois 75 DP 0 2 - 37
2008 Chavignol Les Monts Damnes - Cotat, Francois 75 DP 0 2 - 25
2008 Saumur Breze Blanc - Clos Rougeard 75 DP 0 1 - 180
2007 Vouvray Le Mont Sec - Huet 75 DP 0 1 - 19
2006 Saumur Champigny Le Bourg - Clos Rougeard 75 DP 0 1 - 390
2006 Saumur Champigny Les Poyeux - Clos Rougeard 75 DP 0 1 - 235
2004 Saumur Champigny Le Bourg - Clos Rougeard 75 DP 0 1 - 395
1997 Saumur Champigny Le Bourg - Clos Rougeard 75 DP 0 1 - 575
1997 Savennieres Chateau d'Epire - Bizard Litzow 75 DP 0 2 - 16
1996 Saumur Champigny Le Bourg - Clos Rougeard 75 DP 0 1 - 600
1995 Sancerre Les Belles Dames Cuvee Marie Laurence - Gitton Pere & Fils 75 DP 0 1 - 15
French Regional
2012 Grange des Peres Vin de Pays de l'Herault - Grange des Peres 75 IB 1 0 840 -
1999 Bandol Blanc - Pibarnon, Chatea de 75 DP 0 1 - 15
Italy
2010 Masseto - Ornellaia, Tenuta del 75 IB 0 6 - 495
2002 Rosso di Montalcino Buona Fede - Sesti 75 DP 0 2 - 9
Spain
1995 Mas de Masos - Capafons-Osso 75 DP 0 5 - 25
1994 L' Ermita - Alvaro Palacios 75 IB 0 6 - 375
Vintage Port
1992 Quinta do Vesuvio - Vesuvio, Quinta do 75 DP 0 5 - 35
1963 Quinta do Noval - Noval, Quinta do 75 DP 0 1 - 110
Germany
1990 Hochheimer Holle Riesling Spatlese - Aschrott 75 DP 0 2 - 29
1990 Scharzhofberger Riesling Spatlese - Van Volxem, Bernd 75 DP 0 1 - 27
1989 Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett - Loosen, Dr 75 DP 0 4 - 19
1989 Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spatlese - Richter, Max Ferd 75 DP 0 1 - 25
1989 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett - Loosen, Dr 75 DP 0 3 - 19
1988 Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett - Richter, Max Ferd 75 DP 0 1 - 17
1988 Scharzhofberger Riesling Spatlese - Von Hovel 75 DP 0 2 - 29
1985 Traben Trarbacher Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese - Haussmann, C A 75 DP 0 2 - 19
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