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2005 Alter Ego de Palmer 75 DP 2 0 1000 -
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
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
1985 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Mise de la Baronnie - Rothschild, Baron Philippe de 75 DP 1 0 550 -
2008 Batailley, Magnums 150 IB 1 0 360 -
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 -
2010 Belgrave Haut Medoc 75 IB 1 0 265 -
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
1998 Bellisle Mondotte, Magnums 150 DP 1 0 350 -
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
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 -
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 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, 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
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 -
2003

Charmail

75 DP 1 0 195 -
Tasting Notes for Charmail, 2003:
This big (by CharmailÕs standards), unfined, unfiltered offering possesses 13.5% natural alcohol, remarkably high for Bordeaux. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by a sweet cherry, blackberry, creme de cassis, smoke, and licorice-scented bouquet. Medium to full-bodied and pure, it is best consumed during its first decade of life. Wine Advocate # 158 Apr 2005
Parker Points: 88-90
Drinking Period: 2005-2015
1996

Chasse Spleen

75 DP 1 0 365 -
Tasting Notes for Chasse Spleen, 1996:
I tasted this wine on three separate occasions, and although it possesses impressive structure and enough depth of fruit, it is disjointed and exhibits an astringent finish - largely because of the high tannin level. If it fleshes out and the tannin sweetens, the wine will merit a score in the upper eighties. For now, it is a deep purple-colored, Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine with medium body, and strong tannin in both the flavor and finish. It is made in a style that will not provide much charm or pleasure for 7-8 years. It should keep for two decades. Wine Advocate # 110 Apr 1997
Parker Points: (86-87)
Drinking Period: 2004-2017
2009 Chateau Les Rosiers 75 DP 2 0 125 -
2011 Cissac 75 IB 1 0 190 -
2010 Clinet 75 IB 1 0 975 -
1995

Clinet

75 IB 1 0 1250 -
Tasting Notes for Clinet, 1995:
Another extraordinary wine made in a backward vin de garde style, the 1995 Clinet represents the essence of Pomerol. The blackberry, cassis liqueur-like fruit of this wine is awesome. The color is saturated black/purple, and the wine extremely full-bodied and powerful with layers of glycerin-imbued fruit, massive richness, plenty of licorice, blackberry, and cassis flavors, full body, and a thick, unctuous texture. This is a dense, impressive offering from administrator Jean-Michel Arcaute. This wine should continue to improve for another 10-25 years. Wine Advocate # 115 Feb 1998
Parker Points: 96
Drinking Period: 2006-2025
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
2001

Clos de L'Oratoire

75 DP 1 0 475 -
Tasting Notes for Clos de L'Oratoire, 2001:
This is one of St-Emilion's foothill (pieds de cotes) vineyards planted with 90% Merlot and equal parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vinification is classic Stephan von Neipperg and Stephane Derenoncourt. Undoubtedly the finest effort this property has yet produced, the black-colored 2000 offers up sexy notes of espresso, chocolate, Asian spices, black cherry liqueur, and blackberries. Opulent, chewy, and powerful, this deep, full-bodied wine has layers of ripe fruit, huge power, yet a classic, well-delineated style. A brilliant wine. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2019. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 94
Drinking Period: 2006-2019
2007 Clos de Sarpe 75 IB 1 0 400 -
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
2006 Clos des Sarpe, Magnums 150 IB 1 0 380 -
2000

Clos du Marquis

75 IB 1 0 550 -
Tasting Notes for Clos du Marquis, 2000:
One of the great sleepers of the vintage and probably the best Clos de Marquis I have ever tasted, this wine could easily compete with many of the vintage's classified growths. Dense, opaque purple-colored, with creme de cassis, vanilla, and cherry notes, medium to full body, an unctuous texture, low acidity, and a more evolved style than its bigger sibling, Leoville Las Cases, this dense, chewy, remarkably concentrated and stylish wine should be at its best between 2005 and 2018. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period: 2005-2018
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
2009 Couhins Lurton Rouge 75 IB 1 0 195 -
2004 d'Aiguilhe 75 DP 1 0 135 -
2005 Domaine de l'A 75 IB 1 0 350 -
2006 du Domaine de L'Eglise 75 IB 1 0 295 -
2005 du Glana 75 DP 1 0 290 -
2009

du Tertre

75 IB 1 0 370 -
Tasting Notes for du Tertre, 2009:
A very sexy, seductive style of wine has been produced by Du Tertre in 2009. A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by ripe notes of red and black fruits intermixed with subtle smoke, ink, and damp earth. The lusciousness continues on the palate with an opulent, layered, rich mouthfeel. Medium to full-bodied with not a hard edge to be found, but plenty of ripe tannins, the overall impression is one of a hedonistic and intellectually pleasing claret that should drink beautifully for 20+ years. This is a sleeper of the vintage among the classified-growths. (Tasted two times.)
Parker Points: 90-92
Drinking Period: 2010-2030
2004

Ducru Beaucaillou

75 IB 1 0 1200 -
Tasting Notes for Ducru Beaucaillou, 2004:
One canÕt say enough about the efforts Bruno Borie is pouring into this wonderful estate that I have often called the ÙLafite Rothschild of St.-Julien.Î An undeniable success, the 2004 Ducru boasts sweet aromas of creme de cassis, spring flowers, pain grille, licorice, and road tar. This pure, medium-bodied wine possesses moderately high tannin, superb concentration, good sweetness, and low acidity. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25 years. Also tasted: 2004 Croix de Beaucaillou (88; $25.00) The Wine Advocate #171 Jun-07.
Parker Points: 93
Drinking Period: 2009-2034
2001

Ducru Beaucaillou

75 IB 1 0 1200 -
Tasting Notes for Ducru Beaucaillou, 2001:
Somewhat light-bodied for a Ducru, with a 1999-like personality, this blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc is a forward, medium-bodied, pretty effort revealing notes of cranberries, black cherries, cassis, and earth. Full of finesse, but lacking concentration as well as depth, it should be consumed over the next 10-12 years. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2004-2016
1997

Ducru Beaucaillou, Double Magnums

300 IB 1 0 1400 -
Tasting Notes for Ducru Beaucaillou, Double Magnums, 1997:
A classy, complex bouquet of lead pencil, mineral, earth, cassis, and flowers jumps from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-colored 1997. Evolved and elegant, with noticeable tannin, it exhibits both breed and class as well as moderate weight, excellent depth, purity, and symmetry. Enjoy it now and over the next 10-12 years ... at the minimum. Wine Advocate # 128 Apr 2000
Parker Points: 87
Drinking Period: 2000-2012
2001

Duhart Milon

75 DP 1 0 695 -
Tasting Notes for Duhart Milon, 2001:
The Rothschilds are making enormous investments in this estate, so IÕm expecting a breakthrough effort to emerge (maybe the 2003 qualifies). The deep ruby-colored 2001 exhibits a moderately intense, noble bouquet of graphite, plums, and currants. Elegant (much in the style of Lafite) with medium body, sweet tannin, and a lively finish, it will be at its finest between 2007-2017.
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2007-2017
2002 Ferriere 75 IB 1 0 295 -
2012 Feytit Clinet 75 IB 1 0 400 -
2005

Feytit Clinet

75 IB 1 0 495 -
Tasting Notes for Feytit Clinet, 2005:
Feytit Clinet, a small 15+ acre vineyard situated between Trotanoy and Latour a Pomerol, is beginning to make noises about serious quality since the owners took full control of the viticulture and winemaking. The 2005 (a 1,600-case blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) may be the finest wine I have yet tasted from this estate. It boasts a deep ruby/purple hue along with notes of black raspberries, mocha, sweet cherries, camphor, and a hint of licorice. Medium to full-bodied and fleshy, with good underlying structure, sweet tannin, and present but unobtrusive acidity, this beauty should be consumed between 2011-2025. The Wine Advocate #170 Apr-07.
Parker Points: 93
Drinking Period: 2011-2025
2005

Feytit Clinet

75 IB 1 0 500 -
Tasting Notes for Feytit Clinet, 2005:
Feytit Clinet, a small 15+ acre vineyard situated between Trotanoy and Latour a Pomerol, is beginning to make noises about serious quality since the owners took full control of the viticulture and winemaking. The 2005 (a 1,600-case blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) may be the finest wine I have yet tasted from this estate. It boasts a deep ruby/purple hue along with notes of black raspberries, mocha, sweet cherries, camphor, and a hint of licorice. Medium to full-bodied and fleshy, with good underlying structure, sweet tannin, and present but unobtrusive acidity, this beauty should be consumed between 2011-2025. The Wine Advocate #170 Apr-07.
Parker Points: 93
Drinking Period: 2011-2025
2000

Feytit Clinet

75 IB 1 0 450 -
Tasting Notes for Feytit Clinet, 2000:
A solid as well as substantial wine, this dark ruby, medium-bodied Pomerol offers a bouquet of melted licorice, black cherries, and earth. Good power, ripe tannin, and a chunky, somewhat monolithic style suggest cellaring is warranted. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2014. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 86
Drinking Period: 2007-2014
2001

Feytit Clinet

75 DP 1 0 395 -
Tasting Notes for Feytit Clinet, 2001:
This property appears to be emerging from a long, disappointing period. The 16-acre vineyard, ideally situated between Trotanoy and Latour a Pomerol, is planted in sandy/gravel soils with 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. A deep plum/purple color is accompanied by a perfume of sweet figs, mincemeat, spice box, and cherry cola. Nicely textured and fleshy, with low acidity, soft tannin, and a plump, heady finish, it should drink well for 10-12 years. Wine Advocate # 153 Jun 2004
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2004-2016
 
Wine List Last Updated: 21/11/2017 17:25:52