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Vint Description Cl ? Cs Bt Cs (£) Bt (£) +
2003 Chateau Cambon La Pelouse - Pelouse, Chateau La 75 DP 0 6 - 16
2005 Alter Ego de Palmer 75 DP 2 0 1000 -
2000

Angelus

75 IB 1 0 5150 -
Tasting Notes for Angelus, 2000:
An outrageously ripe, concentrated, dense effort, the 2000 offers up aromas of blackberry liqueur and vintage port. As the wine sits in the glass, graphite, wet stones, smoke, barbecue spices, and olives also make an appearance. It unfolds on the palate in layers, is full-bodied, big and rich yet incredibly poised, well-balanced, and pure. Quite backward, this may turn out to be the greatest Angelus made to date, but it is still too early to know. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2030. Bravo! The Wine Advocate, #139 Feb-02.
Parker Points: 93-96
Drinking Period: 2009-2030
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
2005

Bahans Haut Brion

75 IB 1 0 1050 -
Tasting Notes for Bahans Haut Brion, 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
2004

Bahans Haut Brion

75 IB 1 0 895 -
Tasting Notes for Bahans Haut Brion, 2004:
The estate’s second wine, the 2004 Bahans-Haut-Brion, possesses a similar character, but is lighter and softer than the Haut Brion, with notes of red and black currants, plum, and earth. Consume it over the next decade. The Wine Advocate #171 Jun-07.
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 2007-2017
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
2004

Barde Haut

75 IB 1 0 170 -
Tasting Notes for Barde Haut, 2004:
A dark ruby/purple hue is accompanied by sweet aromas of black cherries, crushed rocks, flowers, and subtle oak, moderate tannin, excellent ripeness, and a long finish. This charming, medium to full-bodied St.-Emilion offers plenty of punch and depth. If additional complexity emerges, it will merit an outstanding rating. It is a sleeper of the vintage. Wine Advocate # 171 Jun 2007
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2008-2023
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
1985 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Mise de la Baronnie - Rothschild, Baron Philippe de 75 DP 1 0 550 -
2002 Beaumont 75 DP 0 6 - 11
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
2010 Belair Monange 75 IB 0 6 - 88
1998 Belair St Emilion 75 DP 0 3 - 49
2008 Belgrave Haut Medoc 75 IB 2 0 295 -
2004

Belgrave Haut Medoc

75 DP 0 6 - 22
Tasting Notes for Belgrave Haut Medoc, 2004:
The chunky, dark ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Belgrave reveals straightforward notes of black cherries and black currants, medium body, moderate tannin, and a soft, silky mouthfeel. It can be drunk now and over the next decade.
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 2007-2017
2004

Belgrave Haut Medoc

75 DP 0 4 - 25
Tasting Notes for Belgrave Haut Medoc, 2004:
The chunky, dark ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Belgrave reveals straightforward notes of black cherries and black currants, medium body, moderate tannin, and a soft, silky mouthfeel. It can be drunk now and over the next decade.
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 2007-2017
1998 Belle-Brise 75 DP 1 0 695 -
1995 Belle-Brise 75 DP 3 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
2005 Berliquet 75 DP 0 1 - 30
2006 Beychevelle 75 IB 5 0 925 -
1995

Beychevelle

75 DP 0 9 - 75
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
2009 Beychevelle ( owc 6-packs ) 75 IB 0 6 - 77
1998 Bonalgue 75 DP 0 6 - 19
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
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
2010 Bourgneuf 75 IB 1 0 295 -
2006 Bourgneuf 75 IB 0 6 - 25
2005

Bourgneuf ( OWC )

75 IB 1 0 395 -
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 -
2005 Branas Grand Poujeaux 75 IB 1 0 375 -
1971 Brane Cantenac 75 DP 0 1 - 60
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
2006 Calon Segur 75 IB 1 0 880 -
2010 Canon ( owc 6-packs ) 75 IB 1 6 1200 100
1982

Canon La Gaffeliere

75 DP 1 0 1200 -
Tasting Notes for Canon La Gaffeliere, 1982:
Revealing considerable amber in its washed-out ruby color, this spicy, herb-scented wine still retains some fruit in its aromatics, but it is clearly past its apogee. The 1982 was made before young Stephan Von Neipberg began an intensive overhaul of this estate. Since 1988, Canon-La-Gaffeliere has been one of the top dozen estates of St.-Emilion, making wines (even in lighter years) that are better than what was produced in 1982. This simple, uninteresting 1982 should be drunk up quickly as time is not on its side. Tasted 4 times since bottling with consistent notes. Robert Parker WIne Advocate
Parker Points: 76
Drinking Period:  -
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
2000

Cantemerle

75 IB 1 0 395 -
Tasting Notes for Cantemerle, 2000:
This is a nicely textured, plum/ruby-colored 2000 with a moderately intense bouquet of black fruits intermingled with licorice, vanilla, and plums. The wine is pure, elegant, medium-bodied, and stylish. While not a blockbuster, it is delicious, nicely structured, and accessible. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2016. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2006-2016
2000

Cantemerle

75 DP 0 6 - 33
Tasting Notes for Cantemerle, 2000:
This is a nicely textured, plum/ruby-colored 2000 with a moderately intense bouquet of black fruits intermingled with licorice, vanilla, and plums. The wine is pure, elegant, medium-bodied, and stylish. While not a blockbuster, it is delicious, nicely structured, and accessible. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2016. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2006-2016
2001

Cantemerle

75 DP 1 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
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
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 0 395 -
2010 Caronne St Gemme 75 DP 1 0 140 -
2002 Certan de May 75 IB 2 0 450 -
2015 Ch Goubau 75 IB 14 11 136 12
2014 Ch Goubau 75 IB 14 5 118 10
 
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