Château Montrose's second wine, Dame de Montrose is superb and highly recommended @ £312.00 IB per case.
Owned and made by the Cazes family of Lynch Bages, Les Ormes de Pez is offered and comes highly recommended @ £125.00 IB per case of six...
96-97 Points - James Suckling
This is extremely long and linear with a powerful and refined texture of superfine tannins. Full-bodied, yet so tight and polished. The finish is very, very impressive. Snaps at the end. Better than the 2015?
88-90 Points - Neal Martin "The 2016 Saintayme was picked from 9-15 October, cropped at 50 hectoliters per hectare and matured in 30% new oak. It has a pretty blueberry-scented bouquet with just a faint touch of iris, the oak nicely enmeshed with the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of white pepper on the entry, lacking a little depth on the mid-palate but nicely detailed on the finish. This is a lovely, early-drinking Saint Emilion from Denis Durantou.”
92-93 Points - James Suckling “This is very dense and beautiful yet it’s agile and exciting. Blueberries, chocolate and walnuts. Full to medium body and beautiful length. Juicy center palate of fruit.”
92 Points - Jane Anson / Decanter “The impressive thing with Denis Durantou is the accomplishment shown across his entire range and the precision of his work with tannins. These are not insubstantial wines, and here there is a richness and shape to the structure&
Robert Parkers Wine Advocate
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Today we kick-off with Bruno Borie’s utterly delicious Château Lalande-Borie, which is produced by the Ducru Beaucaillou team and comes highly recommend for the cellar @ £230.00 IB per case.
Created by Bruno's father, Jean-Eugène, in 1970, its different vineyard blocks are bordered by Lagrange, Talbot, and Gruaud. They are planted at a very high density of 9,000 vines/hectare. The average age of the vines here is about 38 years.
Jancis MW prefers this to Château Ducru’s second wine, La Croix de Beaucaillou, which will be released at least 40% higher in value.
17 Points - Jancis Robinson
Very deep crimson. Intense nose. Sweet start and very dramatic. This should be worth looking out for over the next few vintages. Real improvement this year.
Château Cos d’Estournel's second wine, Les Pagodes de Cos is highly recommended @ £385.00 IB per case or £192.50 per case of six and is only one point adrift from the Grand-Vin.
To a perennial favourite with our in-store customers is Château Sénéjac, which we are delighted to offer and highly recommend at £112.00 IB per case.