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2005 Alter Ego de Palmer 75 DP 2 0 1000 -
2010 Alter Ego de Palmer 75 IB 0 6 - 52
2008 Amiral de Beychevelle 75 DP 0 6 - 22
2005

Asteries

75 IB 2 0 1090 -
Tasting Notes for Asteries, 2005:
Part of the garagiste efforts from Jonathan Malthus, Les Asteries is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2005 reveals spicy, oaky aromas intermixed with scents of chocolate, blackberries, espresso roast, and graphite. This thick, juicy, modern-styled St.-Emilion offers impressive concentration, purity, and depth in its flamboyant personality. Very impressive! Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 95
Drinking Period: 2013-2025
1998

Ausone

75 IB 1 0 5500 -
Tasting Notes for Ausone, 1998:
Readers should not hesitate to check out Ausone's new second wine, Chapelle d'Ausone. It reveals Ausone's minerality, finesse, and quality presented in a lower-keyed, more open-knit style. A dense opaque purple color offers up restrained, but pure aromas of liquid minerals, blackberries, black raspberries, and flowers. Medium to full-bodied, with high tannin but a long, super-pure, symmetrical mouth-feel, this dazzling, extremely complex Ausone requires 6-10 years of cellaring. Wine Advocate #134 (Apr 2001)
Parker Points: 94
Drinking Period: 2010-2050
1949 Ausone, Halves 37.5 DP 0 2 - 195
2000

Bahans Haut Brion

75 IB 0 6 - 96
Tasting Notes for Bahans Haut Brion, 2000:
The dark ruby/purple-colored, deep, rich, medium-bodied 2000 Bahans Haut-Brion exhibits scents of graphite, black cherry liqueur, cassis, and minerals. This second wine has a lot in common with its bigger sibling, displaying impressive volume, depth, and complexity. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2016. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2005-2016
2005

Bahans Haut Brion ( owc 6-pack )

75 IB 0 6 - 81
Tasting Notes for Bahans Haut Brion ( owc 6-pack ) , 2005:
The second wine, the 2005 Bahans-Haut-Brion, is a fruit-forward, deliciously soft, round, stylish offering possessing hints of figs, plums, black currants, cherries, and minerals. Soft, with supple tannin, it is ideal for drinking over the next 12-15 years. By the way, in 2007, this cuvee’s name will be changed to Le Clarence de Haut-Brion.
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2008-2023
1999

Balestard

75 IB 2 0 185 -
Tasting Notes for Balestard, 1999:
This is an excellent example of a generic Bordeaux with plenty of flavor, dark ruby/purple color, real elegance, a nice texture, and sweet jammy cherry and black currant fruit. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. Wine Advocate # 140 Apr 2002
Parker Points: 87
Drinking Period: 2002-2007
1997

Barde Haut

75 IB 2 0 295 -
Tasting Notes for Barde Haut, 1997:
From the first tasting, this wine has possessed all of the earmarks of one of the vintage's stars, as well as a sleeper. A saturated blue/purple color is followed by sumptuous aromas of blackberry/blueberry jam. This medium-bodied St.-Emilion offers rich, multi-layered flavors in an elegant yet authoritatively rich style. Some tannin needs to be resolved, but there is gorgeous purity, a sweet mid-palate, and fine length in this stunning offering. A rich, well-balanced effort, it can be drunk now and over the next 12-14 years. Wine Advocate # 128 Apr 2000
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2000-2014
1997

Barde Haut, Magnums

150 IB 1 0 295 -
Tasting Notes for Barde Haut, Magnums, 1997:
From the first tasting, this wine has possessed all of the earmarks of one of the vintage's stars, as well as a sleeper. A saturated blue/purple color is followed by sumptuous aromas of blackberry/blueberry jam. This medium-bodied St.-Emilion offers rich, multi-layered flavors in an elegant yet authoritatively rich style. Some tannin needs to be resolved, but there is gorgeous purity, a sweet mid-palate, and fine length in this stunning offering. A rich, well-balanced effort, it can be drunk now and over the next 12-14 years. Wine Advocate # 128 Apr 2000
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2000-2014
1959 Baret 75 DP 0 6 - 95
1985 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Mise de la Baronnie - Rothschild, Baron Philippe de 75 DP 1 0 550 -
2002

Batailley

75 DP 0 6 - 26
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

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
2008 Batailley, Magnums 150 IB 1 0 360 -
2002 Beaumont 75 DP 0 2 - 12
2005

Beausejour-Duffau- Lagarrosse

75 IB 1 0 715 -
Tasting Notes for Beausejour-Duffau- Lagarrosse, 2005:
While no one will confuse the 2005 with this estate's prodigious 1990, it is an outstanding effort from one of St.-Emilion's finest terroirs. In terms of potential, the vineyard is exceeded only by Ausone, Pavie and Belair for micro-climate and exposition. A beautiful dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by an ethereal nose of blueberry liqueur, spring flowers, melted licorice, raspberries, and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied with good acidity, sweet but high tannin, a broad mouthfeel, and admirable elegance as well as freshness, this beauty should age easily for 25+ years.
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period: 2015-2035
2005

Beausejour-Duffau- Lagarrosse

75 IB 1 0 720 -
Tasting Notes for Beausejour-Duffau- Lagarrosse, 2005:
While no one will confuse the 2005 with this estate's prodigious 1990, it is an outstanding effort from one of St.-Emilion's finest terroirs. In terms of potential, the vineyard is exceeded only by Ausone, Pavie and Belair for micro-climate and exposition. A beautiful dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by an ethereal nose of blueberry liqueur, spring flowers, melted licorice, raspberries, and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied with good acidity, sweet but high tannin, a broad mouthfeel, and admirable elegance as well as freshness, this beauty should age easily for 25+ years.
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period: 2015-2035
2004 Belgrave Haut Medoc 75 DP 0 4 - 25
2008 Belgrave Haut Medoc 75 IB 2 0 295 -
2010 Belgrave Haut Medoc 75 IB 1 0 265 -
1970

Belgrave Haut Medoc, Magnums

150 DP 0 1 - 150
Tasting Notes for Belgrave Haut Medoc, Magnums, 1970:
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
1995 Belle-Brise 75 DP 3 0 695 -
1998 Belle-Brise 75 DP 1 0 695 -
2007

Bellevue St Emilion

75 IB 1 0 335 -
Tasting Notes for Bellevue St Emilion, 2007:
This is a wine that I appear to have badly misjudged when tasting out of barrel. I had the bottled 2006 Bellevue several times, and it was consistently hard, austere, and lean. Generally I love what this great terroir, surrounded by such famous names as Angelus and the two Beausejours, can produce. Moreover, there is no doubting the genius of the two men responsible for this wine, Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt. Nevertheless, I was surprised to see just how hard, austere, and angular this wine is. It is hard to find any charm or deep, concentrated, ripe fruit in this muscular, structured, forbiddingly tannic, and seemingly out of balance wine.Robert Parker- Wine Advocate Feb 2009
Parker Points: 86
Drinking Period:  -
2000

Bellisle Mondotte

75 DP 1 0 395 -
Tasting Notes for Bellisle Mondotte, 2000:
The impressive 2000 is undoubtedly a sleeper of the vintage. It offers an opaque purple color along with copious quantities of sweet creme de cassis notes intermixed with coffee, smoke, earth, and mocha. Full-bodied and intense, with low acidity, a layered texture, sweet tannin, and a 35-second finish, it will drink beautifully between 2005-2017. P.S. This vineyard is superbly located near La Mondotte and Le Tertre Roteboeuf. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2005-2017
2000

Bellisle Mondotte

75 DP 1 0 395 -
Tasting Notes for Bellisle Mondotte, 2000:
The impressive 2000 is undoubtedly a sleeper of the vintage. It offers an opaque purple color along with copious quantities of sweet creme de cassis notes intermixed with coffee, smoke, earth, and mocha. Full-bodied and intense, with low acidity, a layered texture, sweet tannin, and a 35-second finish, it will drink beautifully between 2005-2017. P.S. This vineyard is superbly located near La Mondotte and Le Tertre Roteboeuf. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2005-2017
1998 Bellisle Mondotte, Magnums 150 DP 1 0 350 -
1981

Beychevelle

75 DP 0 1 - 40
Tasting Notes for Beychevelle, 1981:
The 1981 is significantly lighter than either the 1982 or 1983. Forward, quite fruity, with a straightforward, oaky, fruity bouquet, medium bodied, with a healthy color, this is a supple, soft, charming wine that already provides pleasant drinking. Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1 Jan 1998
Parker Points: 83
Drinking Period:  -
1989

Beychevelle

75 DP 0 2 - 78
Tasting Notes for Beychevelle, 1989:
Both the 1989 and 1990 wines scored slightly lower than in previous tastings. In contrast to the 1990, the 1989 Beychevelle, which usually performs better than it did in the recent tasting, is an elegant, medium-bodied wine with soft tannin, copious quantities of ripe, herb-tinged, blackcurrant fruit, some evidence of toasty oak, and a generous, velvety-textured finish. It appears to be evolving quickly, and can be drunk now as well as over the next 15 years. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 1997-2012
1995

Beychevelle

75 DP 0 10 - 79
Tasting Notes for Beychevelle, 1995:
This wine performed better from cask. Out of bottle, it displays a medium ruby color, and a distinctive nose of underbrush, damp earth, and loamy-tinged black currant fruit. Moderately tannic, with medium body and some angularity, this wine possesses good extract, but not much soul or character Wine Advocate # 115 Feb 1998
Parker Points: 85
Drinking Period: 2001-2012
2005

Beychevelle

75 IB 1 0 995 -
Tasting Notes for Beychevelle, 2005:
The quintessentially elegant yet powerful 2005 may be the finest Beychevelle made since 1982. Its opaque ruby/purple color and sweet nose of camphor, blueberries, black currants, flowers, and crushed rocks precede a lovely, sweet, rich wine with zesty acidity delineating its medium to full-bodied personality, laser-like precision, and impressive purity and length. While this estate often does not live up to its pedigree, the 2005 is the real deal. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025+. The Wine Advocate #170 Apr-07.
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2014-2025
1998

Bourgneuf

75 DP 1 0 540 -
Tasting Notes for Bourgneuf, 1998:
A dense saturated ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of green peppercorns, plums, roasted meat, leather, tobacco, and black fruits. The wine is chunky, full-bodied, concentrated, and chewy, with tough tannin in the finish. If the green pepper component becomes better integrated, and the tannin melts away, this 1998 will merit an outstanding rating, but patience will be required. Is this a wine for those with 19th century tastes? Wine Advocate # 134 Apr 2001
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2006-2020
1998

Bourgneuf

75 IB 0 6 - 33
Tasting Notes for Bourgneuf, 1998:
A dense saturated ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of green peppercorns, plums, roasted meat, leather, tobacco, and black fruits. The wine is chunky, full-bodied, concentrated, and chewy, with tough tannin in the finish. If the green pepper component becomes better integrated, and the tannin melts away, this 1998 will merit an outstanding rating, but patience will be required. Is this a wine for those with 19th century tastes? Wine Advocate # 134 Apr 2001
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2006-2020
2006 Bourgneuf 75 IB 0 6 - 25
2005

Bourgneuf ( OWC )

75 IB 1 0 420 -
Tasting Notes for Bourgneuf ( OWC ) , 2005:
As I have said before, this is a wine for those with 19th century tastes. However, the rustic tannins and overwhelming earthiness seem to have taken over the fruit now that it is in bottle. Decidedly inferior to what barrel samples revealed, this wine exhibits a dark plum color as well as distinctive, loamy, forest floor, truffle, and new saddle leather notes interwoven with notions of plums and black currants. Medium-bodied and austere, harsh tannins and a streak of herbaceousness run through the flavors. It should last for 15 or more years, but I worry about the tannins always being intrusive.
Parker Points: 84
Drinking Period: 2008-2023
2008 Bouscaut 75 IB 2 0 230 -
2008 Bouscaut 75 IB 1 0 230 -
2005 Bouscaut 75 DP 1 0 350 -
2016 Branaire Ducru ( £235 per 6ib (ship 2019) ) 75 IB 1 0 470 -
1971 Brane Cantenac 75 DP 0 1 - 60
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
2005

Branon

75 IB 1 6 708 59
Tasting Notes for Branon, 2005:
A small garagiste operation producing between 500-600 cases, Branon is owned by Helene Garcin. The vineyard, which is planted with equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, is beautifully situated near Haut-Bailly and Malartic-Lagraviere. The gorgeous 2005 exhibits a classic Graves nose of graphite, charcoal, chocolate, scorched earth, blackberries, cassis, and hints of creosote and earth. The wine is opulent and full-bodied with a sensational texture as well as sweet tannin. This compelling Pessac-Leognan is more forward than the tannic Medoc cuvees. It will offer good drinking in 5-10 years, and should last for 2-3 decades.
Parker Points: 96
Drinking Period: 2013-2038
2005

Branon

75 IB 1 6 708 59
Tasting Notes for Branon, 2005:
A small garagiste operation producing between 500-600 cases, Branon is owned by Helene Garcin. The vineyard, which is planted with equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, is beautifully situated near Haut-Bailly and Malartic-Lagraviere. The gorgeous 2005 exhibits a classic Graves nose of graphite, charcoal, chocolate, scorched earth, blackberries, cassis, and hints of creosote and earth. The wine is opulent and full-bodied with a sensational texture as well as sweet tannin. This compelling Pessac-Leognan is more forward than the tannic Medoc cuvees. It will offer good drinking in 5-10 years, and should last for 2-3 decades.
Parker Points: 96
Drinking Period: 2013-2038
2011 Branon ( owc 6-pack ) 75 IB 0 6 - 40
1955 Calon 75 DP 0 1 - 150
1988

Calon Segur

75 DP 0 9 - 85
Tasting Notes for Calon Segur, 1988:
The 1988 Calon-Segur outshines both wines from the more heralded vintages of 1989 and 1990. Deeply colored, superbly balanced, rich and full bodied, it appears to be a worthy candidate for another 15-20 years of longevity. It is a classic example of this chateau's wine - cedary, very fragrant, with plenty of sweet red and black currant fruit. I should also note that it is surprisingly powerful for the vintage. It gets my nod as the finest Calon-Segur between 1982 and 1995. Last tasted, 6/97. Robert Parker- Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period: 1997-2020
1989

Calon Segur

75 DP 0 3 - 90
Tasting Notes for Calon Segur, 1989:
This property has turned in a very good effort in 1989. It possesses a deep ruby/garnet color, a sweet, chewy, dense texture, full body, plenty of alcohol, and moderately high tannin. Quite precocious, it will have a life span of at least 15 years. It reminded me of a downsized version of the 1982, but slightly more rustic. Last tasted, 8/97.Robert Parker- Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 1997-2010
1996

Canon La Gaffeliere ( OWC )

75 IB 4 0 795 -
Tasting Notes for Canon La Gaffeliere ( OWC ) , 1996:
This is one of St.-Emilion's most impressively constituted and expressive wines. From its saturated purple color, to its soaring aromatics (pain grille, jammy black fruits, chocolate, roasted coffee, and smoke), this full-bodied, meaty, chewy, powerful wine is loaded with extract, sweet tannin for the vintage, and possesses a layered, multidimensional finish. It should continue to improve for a decade, and drink well for 15-20 years. Wine Advocate # 122 Apr 1999
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2007-2020
1989

Cantemerle

75 DP 0 5 - 55
Tasting Notes for Cantemerle, 1989:
I believe the 1989 Cantemerle is this estate's finest wine since their monumental 1953. This ruby/purple wine has an explosive bouquet of crushed blackberry fruit and violets, an opulent, lush texture bolstered by good alcohol levels and soft tannins. Wine Advocate # 85 Feb 1993
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period: 1994-2010
2001

Cantemerle

75 DP 2 0 325 -
Tasting Notes for Cantemerle, 2001:
Medium dark ruby-colored, with an elegant perfume of raisins, red currants, dried herbs, and melted licorice, Cantemerle’s 2001 possesses sweet tannin, medium body, and a light but nicely etched style. Enjoy it over the next 10-12 years. Wine Advocate # 153 Jun 2004
Parker Points: 87
Drinking Period: 2004-2016
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

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
2003 Cantenac Brown 75 DP 1 0 435 -
2010 Capbern Gasqueton 75 IB 1 0 220 -
2010 Caronne St Gemme 75 DP 1 0 140 -
2002 Certan de May 75 IB 2 0 450 -
1988

Certan de May

75 DP 0 2 - 80
Tasting Notes for Certan de May, 1988:
Tasted on three separate occasions in January, this wine performed significantly below the potential it revealed from barrel. One bottle was extremely vegetal as well as diluted. Essentially, this is a medium ruby/garnet-colored, lean effort lacking concentration. It reveals notes of herbs, saddle leather, spice box, red currants and cherries. Wine Advocate # 134 Apr 2001
Parker Points: 86
Drinking Period: 2001-2010
1988

Certan de May

75 DP 0 2 - 80
Tasting Notes for Certan de May, 1988:
Tasted on three separate occasions in January, this wine performed significantly below the potential it revealed from barrel. One bottle was extremely vegetal as well as diluted. Essentially, this is a medium ruby/garnet-colored, lean effort lacking concentration. It reveals notes of herbs, saddle leather, spice box, red currants and cherries. Wine Advocate # 134 Apr 2001
Parker Points: 86
Drinking Period: 2001-2010
 
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