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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 cuveeÕs 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 estateÕs 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
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
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
1985 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Mise de la Baronnie - Rothschild, Baron Philippe de 75 DP 1 0 550 -
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
2008 Belgrave Haut Medoc 75 IB 2 0 295 -
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 -
2006 Beychevelle 75 IB 5 0 925 -
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 -
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 -
2005 Branas Grand Poujeaux 75 IB 1 0 375 -
2006 Calon Segur 75 IB 1 0 880 -
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
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, CantemerleÕs 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
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
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 La Source 75 IB 5 0 99 -
2014 Ch Goubau La Source 75 IB 5 0 89 -
2003

Charmail

75 DP 1 0 195 -
Tasting Notes for Charmail, 2003:
An elegant, pretty effort, the 2002 offers up scents of smoke, black cherries, cassis, and earth. It possesses medium body, fine depth, a savory texture, and excellent purity. Wine Advocate # 158 Apr 2005
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 2005-2012
2009 Chateau Les Rosiers 75 DP 2 0 125 -
2007 Cheval Blanc, Magnums 150 IB 1 0 3500 -
2011 Cissac 75 IB 1 0 190 -
2005

Clerc Milon

75 IB 1 0 850 -
Tasting Notes for Clerc Milon, 2005:
Clerc-MilonÕs 2005 has moved ahead of its stablemate, dÕArmailhac. A blend of nearly equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon (48%) and Merlot (40%), and the rest Cabernet Franc, it exhibits plenty of charcoal, roasted coffee, smoke, blackberry, and cassis notes along with a meaty-like character to its flavors and texture. Full-bodied with surprisingly high tannin as well as gorgeous depth and a multidimensional mouthfeel, this stunning Pauillac should be at its finest between 2014-2030.
Parker Points: 92
Drinking Period: 2014-2030
1997

Clerc Milon, Jeroboam

500 IB 1 0 395 -
Tasting Notes for Clerc Milon, Jeroboam, 1997:
Because of its low acidity and evolved style, the 1997 Clerc-Milon deserves consumers' attention. Readers will enjoy its forward, concentrated, cassis/blackberry notes intertwined with coffee, smoke, spice, and chocolate. Drink this lush, hedonistic offering over the next decade. Wine Advocate # 128 Apr 2000
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2000-2010
2012 Clinet 75 IB 1 0 575 -
1998

Clos de L'Oratoire

75 DP 1 0 500 -
Tasting Notes for Clos de L'Oratoire, 1998:
An opaque blue/purple color is accompanied by a sensational bouquet of melted fudge, plums, Asian spices, blackberries, and prunes. Smoky, barbeque-like spices also emerge with airing. Full-bodied, super-extracted, rich, pure, and mouth-saturating, this large-scaled effort can be consumed with pleasure, but it will age for two decades. Wine Advocate #134 (Apr 2001)
Parker Points: 92
Drinking Period: 2002-2020
2005

Clos de Sarpe

75 IB 1 0 510 -
Tasting Notes for Clos de Sarpe, 2005:
Clearly a wine made for future generations, Clos de Sarpe, with its tendency for tiny yields of under 25 hectoliters per hectare, has fashioned a 1,000 case blend of 85% Merlot and the rest old vine Cabernet Franc. Over recent vintages, this wine has been among the most concentrated and formidably tannic and backward made in Bordeaux. A claret for those with 19th century tastes, it offers good purity, ripe tannin, and an extraordinary display of concentration, extract, power, and tannic clout. The 2005 is a mammoth yet incredibly well-balanced St.-Emilion that represents an anomaly in modern day winemaking. It is a pleasure to see a proprietor push the envelope and create a wine that will be appreciated for 40-50 years. Classic sweet black cherry, licorice, roasted herb, and underbrush characteristics are present in this formidable, full-bodied, powerful wine. Wine Advocate # 176 Apr 2008
Parker Points: 95
Drinking Period: 2016-2050
2005

Clos de Sarpe

75 IB 1 0 510 -
Tasting Notes for Clos de Sarpe, 2005:
Clearly a wine made for future generations, Clos de Sarpe, with its tendency for tiny yields of under 25 hectoliters per hectare, has fashioned a 1,000 case blend of 85% Merlot and the rest old vine Cabernet Franc. Over recent vintages, this wine has been among the most concentrated and formidably tannic and backward made in Bordeaux. A claret for those with 19th century tastes, it offers good purity, ripe tannin, and an extraordinary display of concentration, extract, power, and tannic clout. The 2005 is a mammoth yet incredibly well-balanced St.-Emilion that represents an anomaly in modern day winemaking. It is a pleasure to see a proprietor push the envelope and create a wine that will be appreciated for 40-50 years. Classic sweet black cherry, licorice, roasted herb, and underbrush characteristics are present in this formidable, full-bodied, powerful wine. Wine Advocate # 176 Apr 2008
Parker Points: 95
Drinking Period: 2016-2050
2005

Clos Fourtet

75 IB 1 0 1440 -
Tasting Notes for Clos Fourtet, 2005:
Clos Fourtet is on a roll, having produced a stunning wine in 2003, and an even more brilliant effort in 2005. Stephane Derenoncourt, the consulting oenologist, has plenty with which to work given the fact that this is a relatively large vineyard (50 acres) planted with 85% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc as well as a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. The inky/blue/purple-colored 2005 boasts an exceptional perfume of acacia flowers, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, graphite, scorched earth, and background oak. The wine possesses a full-bodied texture and abundant quantities of stunningly pure black fruits. The result is a sumptuous St.-Emilion of great concentration, intensity, and overall balance. This prodigious effort looks set for 25-30 years of evolution. Utterly awesome!
Parker Points: 98
Drinking Period: 2008-2038
1998

Clos L'Eglise

75 IB 1 0 1100 -
Tasting Notes for Clos L'Eglise, 1998:
A classic Pomerol, the 1998 boasts a superb, complex bouquet of mocha fudge, vanilla, black cherries, roasted coffee, smoke, and berries. The dazzlingly explosive aromatic display is followed by a creamy-textured, medium to full-bodied, beautifully-layered wine with no hard edges. A supple texture leads to a finish with notes of caramel and spice that lingers for over 40 seconds. This is a gorgeous, complex Pomerol. Robert Parker 2001
Parker Points: 93
Drinking Period: 2002-2018
2008 Clos St Martin 75 IB 1 0 425 -
2001

Clos St Martin

75 IB 1 0 595 -
Tasting Notes for Clos St Martin, 2001:
One of St.-EmilionÕs tiniest vineyards, Clos St.-MartinÕs micro-production should be snapped up should readers see a bottle on retailersÕ shelves. Like its 2000 and 1998 siblings, the 2001 is a candidate for Ùwine of the vintage.Î It offers a wonderful crushed stone-like minerality intermixed with a liqueur of raspberries, blackberries, and even a hint of blueberries. The wood is well-concealed beneath lavish concentration, great stature and palate presence, and a full-bodied, layered, noticeably tannic finish. This fabulous effort is another example of a 2001 right bank that is not far off the pace of their prodigious 2000.
Parker Points: 93
Drinking Period: 2010-2025
2000

Cos Labory

75 DP 1 0 520 -
Tasting Notes for Cos Labory, 2000:
Herbal, washed-out cherry and black currant notes with some dusty earth are found in this somewhat uninspiring, still moderately tannic wine, which seems to be drying out and going nowhere fast.
Parker Points: 74
Drinking Period: N/A
2009 Couhins Lurton Rouge 75 IB 1 0 195 -
2006 d'Angludet 75 IB 2 0 250 -
2000

d'Angludet

75 DP 1 0 415 -
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

d'Armailhac, Jeroboam

500 IB 1 0 520 -
Tasting Notes for d'Armailhac, Jeroboam, 2000:
This continues to be one of the most seductive and luscious d'Armailhacs I have ever tasted. It may be my favorite vintage of d'Armailhac. Opaque purple-colored, this blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Merlot has surprisingly good acidity with the high Merlot content and high tannin, but an expressive, opulent mid-texture and loads of charcoal-infused, cedary, black currant fruit intermixed with spice box, dried herbs, and espresso notes. The wine is full-bodied, sweet, and expansive. Wine Advocate # 146 Apr 2003
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period: 2007-2020
1998

d'Armailhac, Jeroboam

500 IB 1 0 385 -
Tasting Notes for d'Armailhac, Jeroboam, 1998:
This is an up and coming Pauillac estate that is making better and better wines. Moreover, they remain realistically priced. This is a Medoc 1998 that is revealing more mid-palate, flesh, concentration, and sweeter tannin than it did during its previous year and a half in barrel. A blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 38% Merlot, this black/purple-colored claret exhibits sweet aromas of licorice, incense, Asian spices, cedar, plums, and black currants. Full-bodied and sweet on the entry, with good acidity, definition, and ripe tannin, it will be drinkable young, yet last for 12-15 years. Wine Advocate # 134 Apr 2001
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2001-2016
1981 de la Dauphine, Magnums 150 IB 1 0 250 -
1993 de la Dauphine, Magnums 150 IB 1 0 250 -
2009 Destieux 75 DP 2 0 375 -
 
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