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Vint Description Cl ? Cs Bt Cs (£) Bt (£) +
2015 Puygueraud 75 IB 15 0 99 -
2015 Puygueraud 75 IB 5 0 99 -
2015 Puygueraud, Double Magnums 300 IB 0 2 - 48
2015 Puygueraud, Double Magnums 300 IB 0 1 - 48
2015 Puygueraud, Halves 37.5 IB 3 0 115 -
2015 Puygueraud, Jeroboam 500 IB 3 0 90 -
2015 Puygueraud, Magnums 150 IB 5 0 112 -
2014 Haut Bailly 75 IB 1 0 600 -
2014 Puygueraud 75 IB 20 0 95 -
2014 Puygueraud, Double Magnums 300 IB 3 0 125 -
2014 Puygueraud, Magnums 150 IB 3 0 110 -
2013 L'Eglise Clinet ( owc 6-packs ) 75 IB 1 0 1080 -
2013 Lynch Bages, Double Magnums 300 IB 0 1 - 350
2012 Chateau De L'Eglise 75 DP 0 6 - 25
2012 Feytit Clinet 75 IB 1 0 400 -
2012

Pavie

75 IB 0 6 - 210
Tasting Notes for Pavie, 2012:
This 92-acre vineyard, which enjoys an impeccable southern orientation, is composed of limestone on the upper slopes, clay and limestone in the middle, and sand and clay at the base. Proprietor Gerard Perse, who has done a brilliant job since acquiring the estate in 1998, continues to push the envelope of quality to higher and higher heights. Planted with 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the grapes receive kid glove treatment with hand-harvesting into small plastic lugs, two triage tables, and aging for 28 months in 100% new oak that is purchased in advance, then air-dried and coopered according to PerseÕs specifications. In short, the man is a perfectionist, and the quality of all the estates he owns has soared dramatically. The 2003 Pavie (7,080 cases; 13.5% alcohol) is closest in style to the 2000, but slightly more evolved and exotic. Its dense plum/purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary perfume of charcoal, creme de cassis, melted licorice, espresso roast, and blackberries. The wine, which hits the palate with a dramatic minerality, comes across like a hypothetical blend of limestone liqueur intermixed with black and red fruits. With massive depth, richness, and body, this tannic 2003 should be forgotten for 4-5 years, then enjoyed over the next four decades. The integration of acidity, tannin, and wood is flawless, and the wine is incredibly pure, rich, and intense. Kudos to Gerard Perse, who is trying, in a more modern fashion, to recreate the glories of such ancient Bordeaux vintages as 1921, 1929, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1959, and 1961. From my perspective, he comes as close to that goal as anyone in Bordeaux. Wine Advocate # 164 Apr 2006
Parker Points: 98
Drinking Period: 2010-2050
2012 Pontet Canet 75 IB 1 0 560 -
2012 Puygueraud ( spec £85 per 12ib for 2 cases ) 75 IB 20 0 90 -
2011 Branon ( owc 6-pack ) 75 IB 0 6 - 47
2011 La Gravette de Certan 75 IB 0 3 - 25
2011 La Gravette de Certan 75 DP 0 1 - 25
2011 Puygueraud 75 IB 0 1 - 9
2010

Haut Bages Liberal

75 IB 0 6 - 27
Tasting Notes for Haut Bages Liberal, 2010:
The 1995 possesses a bit more depth and intensity than the 1996, but it is also lean and austere. The attractive saturated ruby/purple color suggests plenty of intensity, which is evident on the attack, but, again, the mid-palate is deficient in fruit, glycerin, and concentration, and the finish is dry, with a high level of tannin. This wine may soften with more bottle age and become better than my rating suggests. Let's hope so. Wine Advocate # 115 Feb 1998
Parker Points: 85
Drinking Period: 2003-2012
2010 Haut Batailley 75 IB 3 0 360 -
2010 Jean Faure 75 IB 1 0 340 -
2010 La Vieille Cure 75 IB 1 0 180 -
2010 Larcis Ducasse 75 DP 1 0 820 -
2010 Le Pin 75 IB 0 1 - 3000
2010 Leoville Lascases, Magnums 150 IB 1 0 1770 -
2010 Les Cruzelles 75 IB 1 0 275 -
2010 Moncets 75 DP 1 0 150 -
2010 Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre, Magnums 150 IB 1 0 325 -
2010 Roc des Cambes 75 IB 1 0 520 -
2009 Angelus 75 IB 0 6 - 275
2009

Beausejour-Duffau- Lagarrosse

75 IB 1 0 3200 -
Tasting Notes for Beausejour-Duffau- Lagarrosse, 2009:
This big wine (nearly 15% natural alcohol) is a blend of 77% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. It boasts an opaque blue/purple color along with a gorgeous bouquet of charcoal, incense, truffles, blackberry jam, black currants, raspberries and flowers. While enormous in the mouth, the limestone soils in which the grapes are grown give the wine good freshness as well as laser-like clarity and precision. Amazing to taste, this massive, super-concentrated powerhouse comes across as ethereal and almost feminine despite its extravagant fruit, density and richness. It is a modern day legend for sure! Anticipated maturity: 2025-2050+ As I wrote after I tasted this cuvee from barrel, it is clearly the greatest Beausejour-Duffau since the immortal 1990. Under new management, the brilliant duo of Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt is in the process of developing what is one of the great hillside terroirs of Bordeaux and St.-Emilion. The Wine Advocate Feb 2012.
Parker Points: 100
Drinking Period: 2025-2050
2009

Calon Segur

75 IB 1 0 810 -
Tasting Notes for Calon Segur, 2009:
Made in a very different style for this estate, the 2009 is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon (the highest I have ever seen here), 7% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot, and achieved 13.8% natural alcohol. It is a big, rich, tannic, structured, dense ruby/purple-tinged wine offering a sweet kiss of creme de cassis, loamy soil, and spice box. Remarkably, despite the use of 100% new oak because of the 2009's power and intensity, there is not a hint of wood in either the aromatic or flavor profile. Never that showy from cask, this traditionally made St.-Estephe should be forgotten for 10-15 years, and drunk over the following 40-50 years. My rating is very conservative, and I expect it to rise considerably as this wine comes out of its infancy. (Tasted two times.)
Parker Points: 92-94
Drinking Period: 2020-2070
2009 Clinet 75 IB 0 6 - 185
2009 Clos L'Eglise 75 IB 1 0 1400 -
2009 Domaine de l'A 75 IB 0 6 - 21
2009 Ducru Beaucaillou 75 IB 1 0 2350 -
2009 Dutruch Grand Poujeaux 75 DP 1 0 195 -
2009 Echo de Lynch Bages 75 IB 0 6 - 30
2009 Goulee ( owc 6-packs ) 75 IB 1 0 300 -
2009 Grand Corbin d'Espagne 75 IB 1 0 260 -
2009 Grand Corbin d'Espagne 75 DP 1 0 275 -
2009

Haut Bailly

75 IB 1 0 1800 -
Tasting Notes for Haut Bailly, 2009:
The greatest Haut-Bailly ever made? One canÕt speak enough of the job Veronique Sanders has done in 2009, allied with the owner, the American banker Robert Wilmers, who has given her carte blanche authority. Tiny yields have resulted in the most concentrated Haut-Bailly I have ever tasted. Eclipsing even the 2005, the 2009 (a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc) possesses 13.9% natural alcohol. Dense purple to the rim, it exhibits a precise, nuanced nose of mulberries, black cherries, black currants, graphite, and a singular floral component. A wine of profound intensity and full-bodied power, yet stunningly elegant, and never heavy or massive, it builds incrementally on the palate, and the finish lasts over 45 seconds. Remarkably, there is not a hard edge to be found in this beauty. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc were harvested between October 7 and 14, which explains their phenolic maturity. The wineÕs extraordinary freshness, elegance, and precision are nearly surreal. This tour de force should age brilliantly for 40+ years. (Tasted two times.)
Parker Points: 96-98
Drinking Period: 2010-2050
2009 La Haye 75 IB 2 0 210 -
2009

La Lagune

75 IB 1 0 495 -
Tasting Notes for La Lagune, 2009:
I donÕt think anyone could possibly rate this higher than the 2005, which is certainly the greatest wine made at this estate since 1982. However, this is another blockbuster, gorgeously aromatic, with notes of subtle oak interwoven with perfumed black, blue, and red fruits. Its opaque purple color, the gorgeous elegance allied to compelling intensity of flavor, and its full-bodied opulence make for the quintessential expression of this terroir. This is beauty that will be relatively approachable in 3-4 years and evolve for 20 or more years. (Tasted three times.)
Parker Points: 94-96
Drinking Period: 2013-2033
2009 Le Carre 75 IB 1 0 720 -
2009 Le Clos du Beau Pere ( oc 6-pack ) 75 IB 0 6 - 44
2009

Le Petit Mouton ( owc 6-pack )

75 DP 0 6 - 150
Tasting Notes for Le Petit Mouton ( owc 6-pack ) , 2009:
The second wine, the 2009 Le Petit Mouton, is the finest second wine they have ever made. Aromas of black currants, flowers, mocha, and earth jump from the glass of this fleshy, heady, full-bodied wine. The final blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, and the alcohol level is slightly higher than the MoutonÕs. It should drink well for 15+ years. (Tasted once.)
Parker Points: 90-92
Drinking Period: 2010-2025
2009

Le Pin

75 IB 0 1 - 2900
Tasting Notes for Le Pin, 2009:
Exceptional purity and a blockbuster nose of mocha, black cherry liqueur, mulberries and plums are followed by an extravagantly rich wine that seems to have a nearly endless finish. Truly haute couture of Merlot, so to speak, this wine has a finish that goes well past a minute, with wonderfully sweet tannins and a provocative, concentrated, broad mouthfeel that is remarkably luxurious. This is amazing stuff! It should drink well for 20-25 years. This is undeniably the greatest Le Pin I have tasted at such an infantile age. There are about 500 cases of this wine, which is made by the Thienpont family, the owners of Vieux Chateau Certan. One hundred percent Merlot, it continues to possess the exoticism of previous vintages, but the oak at present is far better crafted and integrated than in the debut vintage of 1979. The Wine Advocate Feb 2012.
Parker Points: 100
Drinking Period: 2012-2037
2009

Le Pin ( owc 6-pack )

75 IB 0 6 - 3000
Tasting Notes for Le Pin ( owc 6-pack ) , 2009:
Exceptional purity and a blockbuster nose of mocha, black cherry liqueur, mulberries and plums are followed by an extravagantly rich wine that seems to have a nearly endless finish. Truly haute couture of Merlot, so to speak, this wine has a finish that goes well past a minute, with wonderfully sweet tannins and a provocative, concentrated, broad mouthfeel that is remarkably luxurious. This is amazing stuff! It should drink well for 20-25 years. This is undeniably the greatest Le Pin I have tasted at such an infantile age. There are about 500 cases of this wine, which is made by the Thienpont family, the owners of Vieux Chateau Certan. One hundred percent Merlot, it continues to possess the exoticism of previous vintages, but the oak at present is far better crafted and integrated than in the debut vintage of 1979. The Wine Advocate Feb 2012.
Parker Points: 100
Drinking Period: 2012-2037
2009

Lynch Bages

75 IB 1 0 1380 -
Tasting Notes for Lynch Bages, 2009:
The highest levels of polyphenols ever measured at Lynch Bages (20% higher than any prior vintage) are found in the 2009, which achieved 13.4% natural alcohol, and a normal pH of 3.64. Composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it is the greatest Lynch Bages since the outstanding duo of 1989 and 1990. The black/purple-tinged 2009 exhibits a glorious perfume of graphite, black currants, and subtle smoke, powerful, thick, unctuously textured flavors, huge yet sweet tannins, fabulous purity, and a finish that lasts 40-45 seconds. Five to eight years of patience will be required, but this is a 30-40-year wine from this popular estate run by the affable and highly respected Cazes family. (Tasted three times.)
Parker Points: 94-96
Drinking Period: 2010-2050
2009

Lynch Bages

75 IB 2 0 1340 -
Tasting Notes for Lynch Bages, 2009:
The highest levels of polyphenols ever measured at Lynch Bages (20% higher than any prior vintage) are found in the 2009, which achieved 13.4% natural alcohol, and a normal pH of 3.64. Composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it is the greatest Lynch Bages since the outstanding duo of 1989 and 1990. The black/purple-tinged 2009 exhibits a glorious perfume of graphite, black currants, and subtle smoke, powerful, thick, unctuously textured flavors, huge yet sweet tannins, fabulous purity, and a finish that lasts 40-45 seconds. Five to eight years of patience will be required, but this is a 30-40-year wine from this popular estate run by the affable and highly respected Cazes family. (Tasted three times.)
Parker Points: 94-96
Drinking Period: 2010-2050
2009

Pontet Canet

75 IB 1 0 1750 -
Tasting Notes for Pontet Canet, 2009:
ItÕs no surprise that proprietor Alfred Tesseron has produced a possibly perfect 2009. HeÕs been on a roll since 1994, and no other producer has done more work in the vineyard than Tesseron, who has moved to 100% bio-dynamic farming, reduced yields drastically, and instituted a draconian selection process. This vineyard, which sits on the high plateau of Pauillac adjacent to Mouton Rothschild, has produced a 2009 of extraordinary intensity and purity. It is outrageously concentrated, with silky tannin (the sweetest I have ever tasted in a Pontet-Canet as well as the highest measured), an opaque purple color, and copious notes of graphite, cassis, licorice, and subtle smoke and forest floor. Full-bodied and unctuously textured with striking purity and definition, it is a wine of colossal weight as well as elegance (in itself a poster boy for this paradox in 2009). This brilliant Pauillac requires a decade of cellaring despite its voluptuous texture. It should evolve for 50-75 years. (Tasted four times.)
Parker Points: 97-100
Drinking Period: 2020-2095
2009

Smith Haut Lafitte

75 IB 2 0 2100 -
Tasting Notes for Smith Haut Lafitte, 2009:
There was a little VA on the nose of this barrel sample, otherwise it provided an excellent intensity of warm raspberry, Chinese dried plum, earth and game aromas plus a whiff of sandalwood. The rich, fleshy, full bodied palate has crisp acidity and very fine, firm tannins. Long finish.
Parker Points: 96-98
Drinking Period: N/A
2009 Trottevieille 75 IB 1 0 675 -
2009

Vieux Ch Mazerat

75 IB 1 0 675 -
Tasting Notes for Vieux Ch Mazerat, 2009:
A blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc from vines in clay over limestone planted in 1947, this wine exhibits loads of chalky minerality and a stunning nose of espresso, blackberry, mulberry and kirsch. Elegant, with superb definition and a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel, this effort has put on considerable weight since I tasted it from barrel. Unfortunately, the production is under 1,500 cases. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2032. The Wine Advocate Feb '12.
Parker Points: 97+
Drinking Period: 2016-2032
2009 Vrai Canon Bouche 75 IB 1 0 170 -
 
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